Solar Power Class - Learn the basics of solar power and what is required to get started. Class is limited to 20 people. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, Eco Depot, 1326 E. Sprague Ave. $35. (509) 924-8803.
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.
Spokane Valley Quilters Guild - Group meets on 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.
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 or 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. Feb. 22, Manito Park, Meeting Room, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. Call (509) 838-3705 for more information.
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. Feb. 28-March 1, noon-9 p.m.; March 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; March 3, 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.
Winter Market - Jan. 12, 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.
Custer’s Spring Arts and Crafts Show - March 8-10. 36th annual event. More than 300 artists and crafters. March 8, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., March 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and March 10, 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.
Hopping for Hounds - SpokAnimal benefit at Sky High Sports. Pet adoptions, raffle prizes, treats for your furry friends, and if you say you are with SpokAnimal at the register, $3 of your jump purchase goes to the animals at the shelter. Monday, 5-9 p.m., Sky High Sports, 1322 E. Front Ave. (509) 534-8133.
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.
Canines on the Catwalk Pawtini Party - Presented by 5th Element 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., 5th Element, 45 E. Weile Ave. $10. (509) 850-0737.
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