Horticulture Class Series - Presented by Washington State University Spokane County Extension. Topics include: pest management, landscape design and maintenance, sustainable gardening, soils and composting. Held Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., Thursday-March 28. Registration and payment required. For more information, visit http://spokane-county.wsu.edu/spokane/ eastside. WSU, Spokane County Extension, Education Center, 222 N. Havana St. $275 due at time of registration. (509) 477-2048.
Solar Power Class - Learn the basics of solar power and what is required to get started. Class is limited to 20 people. Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-noon, Eco Depot, 1326 E. Sprague Ave. $35. (509) 924-8803.
Fermentation 101 Workshop - Make your own sauerkraut at a hands-on workshop with Wakan Burrows. Jan. 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.
DIY Deodorant Making Workshop - Mix up your own batch of chemical-free, effective, and thrifty deodorant. Bring your favorite essential oils, a small container with a lid, and an empty old deodorant tube (if you have one). Jan. 24, 4:30-5:50 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $10. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.
Associated Garden Club Meeting - Patty Dahmen will discuss bees. Jan. 25, Manito Park, Meeting Room, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. Call (509) 838-3705 for more information.
Introduction to Herbal Medicine Workshop - This class will demystify herbal terminology and different healing philosophies and supply you with tips. You’ll learn about common and native herbs and learn how to prepare effective herbal medicine for yourself and your family. During class you will blend a detoxifying herbal tea and students will take home a sample. Jan. 26, 1-3 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. Registration is 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 is required. Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. (509) 477-2048.
Associated Garden Club Meeting - Presentation topic will be “Wings Over Our Garden” by Joyce Alanso. Call (509) 838-3705 for more information. Feb. 22, Manito Park, Meeting Room, 1702 S. Grand Blvd.
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. 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; children age 12 and younger free. (509) 924-0588.
Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Play with your food; Jan. 15, Oatmeal; Jan. 22, Cheese Tasting; Jan. 29, Printing Moscow’s Main Street with Palouse Prairie School. Moscow Food Co-Op, Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.
Kombucha Tea Making Workshop - Learn how to make this sugar-sweetened tea, which is fermented by a colony of organisms into a tonic beverage. This workshop will include samples, a simple brewing technique, bottling procedure, and Q&A. Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.
Soapmaking 101 Workshop - Join Gayle Kruger of White Moon Soaps for this two-day workshop making fine handcrafted soap. Make and take several bars of soap using organic oils of palm, coconut and olive, along with a variety of essential oils. Bring an apron and clothes you don’t mind getting stained. Must be 15 years of age. Friday, 3:30-6 p.m. and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $55. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.
After School Workshops/Art Sampler - Students will explore different types of materials used to create art. Projects are inspired by famous 20th century artists. For ages 8 to 12. Friday, 4 p.m., Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $15 per class. (509) 325-3001.
Winter Market - Saturday, Feb. 9 and March 24. More than 60 vendors. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 669-2249.
Ceramics Class for Parent and Child - For youth in grades 1-3 accompanied by one parent or guardian. Visit a real working artist studio. Students will create hand-building projects and learn the process of clay. Registration is required. For location information, call (509) 325-3001. Saturday-Feb. 16, 10 a.m. $100, plus $30 lab fee.
Portrait Drawing Workshop - Learn the proportions and anatomy of the human head, and move on to working from a live model. Supply list available. Saturday, 10 a.m., Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $30, plus $5 model fee. (509) 325-3001.
Ceramic Class - For youth in grades 4 to 12. Experience hand-building and wheel work in Liz Bishop’s studio. Learn the ceramic process including how to glaze and fire. Registration is required. For location information and a detailed class schedule, call (509) 325-3001. Saturday-Feb. 16, 1 p.m. $100, plus $30 lab fee.
Drawing the Human Hand - Learn the anatomy of the human hand, including bones, muscles, and blood vessels. After drawing skeletal hands, draw the hands of a model in different positions and situations. Supply list available. Jan. 19, 10 a.m., Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $30, plus $5 model fee. (509) 325-3001.
Quilting 3-D Pinwheel - This is a three-dimensional block that gives a bit of flair to a simple quilt. Fabric kit included, bring portable sewing machines, scissors or rotary cutter and mat. UFO’s welcome. Finish off those blocks into table toppers, runners or pillows. RSVP by Jan. 17. Jan. 23, 9 a.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $12/members; $17/non-members. (509) 327-1584.
Drawing Caricatures - Learn ways to exaggerate and simplify an individual’s distinctive features to depict someone in a way that’s both funny and instantly recognizable. The instructor, who has been drawing caricatures professionally for more than 25 years, will draw a caricature of each of the students, and they in turn will draw each other and celebrities. Supply list available. Feb. 2, 10 a.m., Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $30. (509) 325-3001.
Spokane Valley Quilters Guild - Group meets even-numbered months with a potluck before the meeting. Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Assembly of God Church, 15618 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-6320.
Intermediate Bead Weaving - Resident artisan Alison Oman will instruct students, who have already taken her beginner course, on how to make a ladybug pin. Registration due by Jan. 25. For more information, visit www.artisanbarn.org. Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, 195 N. 419 Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. (509) 299-3414.
SCRAPS Volunteer Orientation - The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service and the SCRAPS Hope Foundation will hold a volunteer orientation to highlight the programs and volunteer opportunities available for anyone who is 16 or older. Jan. 12, 10-11:30 a.m., SCRAPS, 2521 N. Flora Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 477-2532.
Dog/People Blood Drive Inaugural Event - You and your dog can donate blood to help save lives. Blood donations are for the Inland Northwest Blood Center and our community and once your dog becomes a donor, that blood is stored at the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank for our community. Those interested in donating blood or who have an eligible dog (healthy, more than 60 pounds, and 1-6 years old) should call the clinic at (509) 535-3551 to sign up. Participants who are signed up will get an email as the blood drive gets closer with specifics on what time to arrive. Feb. 9, 1-5 p.m., Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, 2829 E. 27th Ave.
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