December 22, 2013 in Features

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Anita Goodesign Embroidery Party - The Quilting Bee is hosting a two-day Anita Goodesign 10th anniversary embroidery party. An evening reception will be Friday at 6 p.m. in the Isabella Ballroom, where event-goers can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. All attendees will walk away with an array of embroidery projects and have the opportunity to connect with other embroidery enthusiasts. Jan. 24-25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Davenport Hotel, Marie Antoinette Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $100. For tickets, visit the Quilting Bee at 12117 E. Mission Ave. or call (509) 928-6037.


“Healing Gardens: Their Purpose and Design” - The next meeting of The Inland Empire Gardeners will feature Anne Hanenburg, a landscape architect, who will discuss the physical and psychological benefits of these specialized gardens. She will also provide historical background information and discuss the five types of healing gardens. Meeting is open to the public. Jan. 2, 6:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free. (509) 535-8434.

Honey Bees and Their Gardens – This three-day workshop will teach you how to start becoming a beekeeper. Get an up-close look at the honey bee, learn how a plant produces nectar and pollen, and how a garden can be laid out to be most effect in a small area and what flowers are good for humans as well as bees. Register at Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave., or at the Main Market Co-op. Jan. 18 and 25 and Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Market Co-Op, 44 E. Main Ave. $25. (509) 458-2667.

Basic Beekeeping Class - Presented by the Inland Empire Beekeepers Association and sponsored by the Washington State University Extension. The first class will be Feb. 15, followed by four “field days” of hands-on instruction. WSBA Apprentice certification available. Registration is required. Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $50. (509) 477-2195 or (509) 924-3652.


The Internet Cat Video Film Festival - A celebration of online cat videos. The 75-minute reel features 85 cat videos including Vine videos to short films. The reel is produced for the festival and not available online. Jan. 16, 9 p.m., Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $20-$35. (866) 468-7623.

Second Annual Dog People Blood Drive - The human blood donations are for the Inland Northwest Blood Center and once your dog becomes a donor, that blood is stored at the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank. The Inland Northwest Blood Center will have its bus parked out front so that people can donate and the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank will be available to do initial blood typing and temperament testing on dogs. For your dog to be eligible, it must weigh more than 60 pounds and be 1-6 years old. Call the clinic to sign up. Feb. 8, 1-5 p.m., Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, 2829 E. 27th Ave. Free. (509) 535-3551.

Woof, Purr & Wine - A fundraising event with dinner and wine for Partners for Pets. Feb. 15, 6-9 p.m., Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N. Stevens St. $30. (509) 869-1572.

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