February 17, 2013 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

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

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.

Custer’s Spring Arts & Crafts Show - March 8-10. 36th annual event. More than 300 artists and crafters. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 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 Spokane Valley Birthday Party and Carnival. March 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 720-5411.

Home/Garden

“Dirt” - This movie takes you inside the wonders of the soil. Made from the same elements as the stars, plants and animals, and us, “dirt is very much alive.” Though, in modern industrial pursuits and clamor for profit and natural resources, our human connection to and respect for soil has been disrupted. Drought, climate change, even war are all related to the way we are treating dirt. Thursday, 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. Call (509) 838-3705 for more information. Friday, Manito Park, Meeting Room, 1702 S. Grand Blvd.

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

Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society - “Politics and (Native) Plants” by John T. Reuter. Co-sponsored by the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department. Saturday, 9:45 a.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, Sandpoint. Free. (208) 597-7141.

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

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. Registration required at (208) 446-1680 or the Extension Office. Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10.

Spokane’s 35th Annual Home and Yard Show - Feb. 28-March 3. Presented by Jim Custer Enterprises. Featuring displays and demonstrations with home and yard-related products, services and improvements. Thursday-Friday, noon-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.

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. Registration required at (208) 446-1680 or the Extension Office. March 4, 1-4 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10.

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 various rules and regulations regarding raising chickens in the cities in Kootenai County. Registration required at (208) 446-1680 or the Extension Office. March 4, 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10.

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 held Wednesday evenings in March. 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. Hours are Friday, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 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. Registration required at (208) 446-1680 or the Extension Office. March 11, 1-4 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10.

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. Registration required at (208) 446-1680 or the Extension Office. March 11, 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10.

Associated Garden Club Meeting - Marilynn Lloyd will discuss organic gardening. Call (509) 838-3705 for more information. March 23, Manito Park, Meeting Room, 1702 S. Grand Blvd.

Preventing Damage to Your Landscape; Insect, Disease and Animal Damage - Presented by the University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension as part of their 2013 Horticulture Series. Sue Bockelman will teach what to grow and how to keep plants thriving with minimal insect and disease damage. Registration required at (208) 446-1680 or the Extension Office. March 25, 1-4 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10.

Bees and Pesticides - Presented by the University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension as part of their 2013 Horticulture Series. Natalie Boyle, doctoral student in the Department of Entomology at Washington State University, will share her expertise on the effects of pesticides on our waning bee population and recommendations in preventing further damage. Boyle does research with the Apis Molecular Systematics Lab in Pullman. Registration required at (208) 446-1680 or the Extension Office. March 25, 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10.

Animals

Canines on the Catwalk Pawtini Party - Presented by The 5ifth 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., The 5ifth Element, 45 E. Weile Ave. $10. (509) 850-0737.


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