February 10, 2013 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

SCC Craft Fair - Spring event with handmade arts, food and clothing. March 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. Free admission and parking. (208) 304-9264.

Winter Market- More than 60 vendors. March 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 669-2249.

Custer’s Spring Arts and Crafts Show - March 8-10. 36th annual event. More than 300 artists and crafters. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7/good all weekend, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

R.U.R. Bazaar - Featuring recycled, upcycled and repurposed arts, crafts and treasures. Coincides with the City of Spokane Valley Birthday Party and Carnival. March 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 720-5411.

Home/Garden

Growing Your Groceries - Fooling Mother Nature in a Challenging Climate - Second class in a series on food gardening that will explore a variety of season-extending techniques that will help Pend Oreille gardeners successfully overcome the challenges of a short growing season. Participants are encouraged to purchase “Gardening in the Inland Northwest,” which will serve as the textbook for the series. To register for a class and reserve a copy of the book, call (509) 447-2401 or email cmack@wsu.edu.Tuesday, 6-8:30 p.m., Kalispel Camas Center for Community Wellness, 1821 N. LeClerc Road, Usk, Wash. $5/class, $45/entire series of 12 classes, $14/book.

DIY Saving Energy @ Home - Learn from Jon Kinstad, of Sustainable Works, the quickest, cheapest and easiest ways to save energy at home this winter. Friday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. Registration required. (509) 368-9378.

Basic Beekeeping Class - Presented by the Inland Empire Beekeepers Association and sponsored by the WSU Extension. IEBA and WSBA certification available. Registration required. Saturday and Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. (509) 477-2048.

Pruning Trees for Future Growth - City of Spokane Park Horticulturist, Steve Nittolo will discuss young trees, the importance of branch selection, determining future permanent branches, starting early, and avoiding structure that is likely to fail. Presented by the Friends of Manito. Saturday, 10 a.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, East of Gaiser Conservatory, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free. Register by calling (509) 456-8038.

“Dirt” - This movie takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and under-appreciated source of fertility – from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. The opening scenes of the film dive into the wonderment of the soil. Drought, climate change, even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt. Feb. 21, 4 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. No registration required. (509) 368-9378.

Associated Garden Club Meeting - Presentation topic will be “Wings Over Our Garden” by Joyce Alanso. Feb. 22, Manito Park, Meeting Room, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. Call (509) 838-3705 for more information.

Organic Soils - Presented by the University of Idaho - Kootenai County Extension, to kickoff the 2013 Horticulture Series. Sue Bockelman will show how soil works and plants grow. Feb. 25, 1-4 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10. Registration required at (208) 446-1680 or the Extension Office.

Managing Your Backyard Forest - Presented by the University of Idaho - Kootenai County Extension, as part of their 2013 Horticulture Series. Chris Schnepf, UI Extension forestry educator, will teach the fundamentals of forest management to protect your backyard. Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10. Registration required at (208) 446-1680 or the Extension Office.

Spokane’s 35th Annual Home & Yard Show - Feb. 28-March 3. Presented by Jim Custer Enterprises. Featuring displays and demonstrations with home and yard-related products, services and improvements. Feb. 28-March 1, noon-9 p.m., March 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7/good all weekend, free/ages 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Growing Small Fruits and Vegetables Organically - Presented by the University of Idaho - Kootenai County Extension, as part of their 2013 Horticulture Series. Sue Bockelman will provide helpful hints to increase yields by growing healthier crops. March 4, 1-4 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10. Registration required at (208) 446-1680 or the Extension Office.

Chicks in the City - Presented by the University of Idaho - Kootenai County Extension, as part of their 2013 Horticulture Series. Beckie Williams, certified Master Gardener, and Deidre Rushing, UI Extension secretary for the Eat Smart Idaho program, will share vital information on starting your chicks on their way to becoming happy, productive hens. Includes rules and regulations regarding raising chickens in the cities in Kootenai County. March 4, 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10. Registration required at (208) 446-1680 or the Extension Office.

Backyard Conservation Stewardship Program - Local experts will feature valuable tips for a wide range of categories including: landscaping with native plants, xeriscaping, soil health, water efficiency tips, organic gardening, landscaping for wildlife, composting, managing non-native invasive plants, and attracting pollinators. Class is Wednesday evenings in March at 6 p.m., Spokane County Conservation District, 210 N. Havana St. $15/includes books and educational materials. (509) 535-7274.

NIBCA Home and Garden Show - March 8-10. Annual showcase event by the North Idaho Building Contractors Association. March 8, noon-6 p.m., March 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and March 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 765-5518.

Growing Lawns Organically - Presented by the University of Idaho - Kootenai County Extension, as part of their 2013 Horticulture Series. Sue Bockelman will teach how to stop damaging lawns and the environment with outdated lawn care practices and heavy chemicals. March 11, 1-4 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10. Registration required at (208) 446-1680 or the Extension Office.

Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Small Wildlife to Your Yard - Presented by the University of Idaho - Kootenai County Extension, as part of their 2013 Horticulture Series. Sue Bockelman will teach how to encourage wildlife visits that won’t damage your landscape. March 11, 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10. Registration required at (208) 446-1680 or the Extension Office.

Pets

Westminster Best in Show Party - Viewing party for the 137th annual Westminster Dog Show. Drink specials, raffles and prizes at two locations: Crickets Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 424 E. Sherman Ave. and Fedora Pub and Grille, 1726 W. Kathleen Ave. A benefit for the Kootenai Humane Society. Tuesday, 5-8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 772-4019.

Puppy Love - Wine tasting night to benefit SpokAnimal, includes dessert. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N. Stevens St. $10. For more information, visit spokanimal.org or call (509) 534-8133.

Canines on the Catwalk Pawtini Party - Presented by The Fifth Element Talent Productions, and Harlow and Grace Canine Couture. Have drinks and meet the human and dog models of Canines on the Catwalk. March 2, 7 p.m., Fifth Element, 45 E. Weile Ave. $10. (509) 850-0737.


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