August 11, 2013 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

Sunday Street Market - Open-air market with vendors. Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2302 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free admission. (509) 217-4381.

Sandpoint Arts and Crafts Fair - This event features artist booths, food vendors, live performances, a youth art arena with hands-on activities, and artist demonstrations throughout the weekend. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sandpoint City Beach, downtown Sandpoint. (208) 263-6139.

Treasures on Foxwood Outdoor Vendor Event – Today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by the Foxwood Tea House. Outdoor sale featuring more than 40 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, vintage items, art and more. Food and wine available, tea house will be open. No pets please. Visit www.treasuresonfoxwood.com for details. 125 Foxwood, Newport, Wash. $4/adults; free/ages 11 and younger; $10/three-course tea. (509) 589-0097.

National Lentil Festival – Friday and Saturday. Visit www.lentilfest.com for a full list of events. 415 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. Free admission to festival. (800) 365-6948.

Pickin’ on the Prairie Antique Show and Artisan Market – Saturday-Aug. 18. Find antiques, farm decor, artisan handcrafts, jewelry, food, bluegrass music and amazing country views. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Past Blessings Farm, 8521 N. Orchard Prairie Road (10 blocks north of Bigelow Gulch Road). $4/good for both days; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 499-5099.

Annual Quilt Show - The Valley Piecemakers Quilt and Craft Club will hold its annual quilt show, Autumn Splendor. Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Heyburn Elementary School, 1405 Main Ave., St. Maries. $1/adults.

Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour - Explore the studios where artists work and the landscapes and gardens that inspire them. Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Little Spokane River Valley. Free admission. (509) 981-9916.

Home/Garden

Other Gardeners’ Edens - Tour five gardens with proceeds to benefit the Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane grants to community garden projects. Locations include 245 E. 13th Ave., and 31 W. 37th Ave. Today, 10 a.m. $10/general, free/11 and younger. (509) 448-3037.

Ikebana - Learn flower arranging. Mondays, 4-5:30 p.m. Class size is limited; please make reservations at (509) 328-2971. Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Flowers cost $7-$10/per class. There is no lesson fee, but donations are appreciated.

Living History Walking Tours - The Museum of North Idaho presents tours with local historian Robert Singletary. Old Fort Sherman tour at 11 a.m. and Historic Downtown Coeur d’Alene at 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Visit www.museumni.org for more information. Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene. $15/includes museum admission and parking. (208) 664-3448.

Buried in Treasures Workshop - Community workshops on hoarding sponsored by Lightening the Load, a ministry of Sheltering Tree Church. Learn how to declutter and stop over-acquiring. The workshop consists of 15 sessions that take place over 20 weeks. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call (509) 850-3905 or email info@lighteningtheload.org. Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sheltering Tree Church, 5025 N. Market St. $40.

Horticulture Program at Whitman County Libraries - Residents can bring questions about weeds and insects to one of eight scheduled programs for individual help from Stephen Van Vleet, a specialist in agriculture and natural resources; Nelle Murray, noxious weed control coordinator from Asotin County; and Richard Old, a Western weed identification specialist. Programs on Aug. 21 include: 10 a.m., Colfax Library; noon, Oakesdale Library; 1:30 p.m., Tekoa Library; 4 p.m., St. John Library. Aug. 22: 10 a.m., Lacrosse Library; 1:30 p.m., Palouse Library; 3:30 p.m., Albion Library; 5 p.m., Colton Library. Free. (877) 733-3375.

Become an Informed Plant Shopper - Join Janis Saiki, plant manager for the Friends of Manito and WSU Spokane County Master Gardener, to view some new and remarkable plants and to find exciting additions for area gardens. All plants featured will be available at the Sept. 7 Fall Plant Sale with proceeds benefiting Manito Park. Aug. 24, 10 a.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free. Reservations are requested at (509) 456-8038.

10th Anniversary Embroidery Party – Sept 6-7. E-Z Knit Fabrics and Sew E-Z Too are hosting a two-day Embroidery Party. Come learn the latest techniques in embroidery in a team environment through hands-on projects. All skill levels are invited. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. For more information or registration call (509) 684-2644 or (509) 325-6644. $125.

Bernina and Ricky Tims Quilt Seminar - Sept. 19-21. Bernina and Ricky Tims are partnering to offer a three-day quilting seminar. Forms, admission prices and the registration mailing address are available at www.rickytims.com/images/ documents/washingonreg.pdf. The registration deadline is Sept. 6. Red Lion Hotel Pasco, 2525 N. 20th Ave., Pasco. (509) 547-0701.

Sustainable Preparedness Expo - Learn about living sustainably and how to be prepared for disaster. Topics include organic gardening, food preservation, renewable energy, natural health and home remedies and more. Visit www.sustainablepreparedness.com. Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $9/advance; $12/door.

Animals

Appaloosa Horse Raffle - An annual fundraising event with proceeds benefiting the Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center. The horse donated for this year’s raffle is a 2-year-old, tri-colored leopard gelding. For more information, visit www.appaloosamuseum.org or call (208) 882-5578. The raffle is open through Oct. 18.

North Idaho Fair and Rodeo - Aug. 21-25. This year’s theme is “Everything Under the Sun.” The fair offers family fun and entertainment, with live music, carnival rides and games, food vendors, arts and crafts, livestock, contests and community exhibits. Gates open daily at 9 a.m. Buildings open 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. (208) 765-4969.

PRCA Rodeo - Sept. 6-7, 7 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$8/general, in addition to fair admission. (800) 325-SEAT.


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