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Winter Market – Saturday. 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 - Handmade arts, food and clothing. Saturday, 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.

Annual Spin In - Presented by Log Cabin Spinners Fiber Arts Guild. Vendors, show and tell, raffles, door prizes and short demonstrations. Concessions in the lobby of convention area. Bring your wheel, drop spindle, latest project to work on or buy fiber or yarn for a new project. Sponsored by Area 4010 NWRSA. March 23, 9 a.m., Templin’s Red Lion Resort, 414 E. First Ave., Post Falls. Free. (208) 773 1611.

Home/Garden

UI/Kootenai County Extension 2013 Horticulture Series - Presented by the University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension. The kickoff class, Organic Soils with Sue Bockelman, will show how soil works and plants grow. Monday, 1-4 p.m. From 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Chris Schnepf will teach Managing Your Backyard Forest, the fundamentals of forest management to protect your backyard. From 1-4 p.m. March 4, Bockelman will lead Growing Small Fruits and Vegetables Organically, offering helpful hints to increase yields by growing healthier crops. Growing Lawns Organically will be offered 1-4 p.m. March 11, as Bockelman will teach how to stop damaging lawns and the environment with outdated lawn care practices and heavy chemicals. From 6-8 p.m. March 11, Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Small Wildlife to Your Yard is the topic, as Bockelman will teach how to encourage wildlife visits that won’t damage your landscape. Preventing Damage to Your Landscape: Insect, Disease and Animal Damage will be presented from 1-4 p.m. March 25. Bockelman will teach what to grow, and how to keep plants thriving with minimal insect and disease damage. Bees and Pesticides will be offered 6-8 p.m. March 28. Natalie Boyle will share her expertise on the effects of pesticides on our waning bee population, and recommendations in preventing further damage. Registration required for all classes by calling (208) 446-1680 or visiting the extension office. Cost is $10 a class. University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $10.

Growing Your Groceries - Yards That Work For You - Third 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. Topics include tips for protecting garden crops from vertebrate pests and how to landscape your yard. Participants are encouraged to purchase “Gardening in the Inland Northwest,” which will serve as the textbook for the series. The book is $14. To register for a class and reserve a copy of the book, call (509) 447-2401 or email cmack@wsu.edu. Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Kalispel Camas Center for Community Wellness, 1821 N. LeClerc Road, Usk, Wash. $5/class, $45/entire series of 12 classes. (509) 447-2401.

Washington Native Plant Society - “The impact of seed predation on native and non-native plants in meadow steppe and ponderosa pine forest,” presented by Brian Connolly. Hosted by the Northeast Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., SIERR Building at McKinstry, 850 E. Spokane Falls Blvd, Suite 100. Free. (321) 948-5125.

Spokane’s 35th Annual Home & Yard Show – Thursday-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.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7/good all weekend; free/children age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Community Canopy Workshops - These workshops are designed for landscape maintenance. Trees and Soils, 9 a.m.- noon; To Mature a Tree, 1-3:30 p.m. Q’emiln Park, 12201 W. Parkway Drive, Post Falls. $10/per workshop. Friday. Registration required. (208) 769-2266.

Beginning Gardening Class Series – Saturday-March 23. Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Saturday, Soil and Basic Gardening Practices; March 9, Growing the Right Vegetables; March 16, Berries and Small Fruits; and March 23, Growing Easy Flowers. All classes held Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Registration is recommended. For more information call (509) 477-2195 or email akestell@spokanecounty.org. WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., $12/class, $40/series of four classes. (509) 477-2195.

Seed Starting Workshop with Pat Munts - Starting your own seeds is a good way to learn how plants grow and to save money. Munts will show you how to pick pots, soils, seeds and lights and put them together to grow a garden full of vegetable starts. Registration required at store or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com. Saturday , 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. (509) 368-9378.

Grow Your Own Food Class Series – Saturday-March 23. Presented by the WSU Spokane County Extension Master Gardeners. Classes include: Saturday, Raised Beds; March 9, Growing Tomatoes; March 6, Growing and Preserving Herbs; and March 23, Vegetables for the Inland Northwest. All classes held Saturdays from 12:30-3 p.m. Registration is recommended. For more information call (509) 477-2195 or email akestell@spokanecounty.org. Classes held Saturdays from 12:30-3 p.m., WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., $12/class, $40/series. (509) 477-2195.

Buried in Treasures Workshop - Community workshops on hoarding sponsored by Lightening the Load. Based on the book, “Buried in Treasures.” The workshops consist of 15 sessions that take place over 20 weeks. Registration required. March 4, 6:30-9 p.m., Sheltering Tree Church, 5025 N. Market St., $40/includes supplies. (509) 850-3905.

The History of Spokane’s Hats - Trace the history of Spokane’s hat fashions from the 19th century to the present day. March 5, 9 a.m.-noon., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $32. (509) 279-6027.

Permaculture 101 Workshop with Wakan Burrows - Create living landscapes that collect and clean water, build nutrient-rich soil, support a variety of wildlife and produce an abundance of food, fuel and other resources. Registration required at store or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com. March 6, 3-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $5. (509) 368-9378.

Backyard Conservation Stewardship Program - Classes are held Wednesday evenings in March. Local experts will present on topics such as: landscaping with native plants, xeriscaping, soil health, water efficiency tips, organic gardening, landscaping for wildlife, composting, managing non-native invasive plants, and attracting pollinators. 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.

Basic Urban Beekeeping Certification Workshop - This 12-hour class will cover basic urban beekeeping topics. The textbook, “The Handbook for the Bee Loving Beekeeper” can be purchased from rosedogbooks.com or at the start of class for $19. This book is helpful in following the lectures and for later reference. An exam at the end of the course meets the City of Spokane Ordinance for beekeeping. Registration required at store or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com. March 8, 6-9 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $30. (509) 368-9378.

Spring Cleaning - DeAnne Wilfong presents six financial benefits of spring cleaning. March 11, 1-1:45 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. (509) 327-1584.

Cheesemaking 101 Workshop - We will also introduce beginning cheesemaking and see how easy and economical it is to make fresh tasty mozzarella in only 30 minutes in your own kitchen. This class will also be an introduction to bacteriology. You will learn about the benefits of using good bacteria in food, and how this is supplied naturally when making yogurt. March 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $35. Registration Required. (509) 368-9378.

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.

Pets

Canines on the Catwalk Pawtini Party - Presented by the 5ifth Element Production Company, and Harlow and Grace Canine Couture. Have drinks and meet the human and dog models of Canines on the Catwalk. Saturday, 7 p.m., 5th Element, 45 E. Weile Ave. $10. (509) 850-0737.

Chicks in the City - Presented by the University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension as part of the 2013 Horticulture Series. Beckie Williams, Master Gardener, and Deidre Rushing, UI Extension secretary for the Eat Smart Idaho program, will share information on raising chicks to become happy, productive hens. Includes rules and regulations regarding raising chickens 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.

Intro to Chicken Keeping - Learn about chicken keeping regulations in the Spokane area, housing, breed selection, feeding and caring for chickens, raising baby chicks, and egg production. March 16, 3-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $20. Registration Required. (509) 368-9378.


 

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