Winter Market - 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; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.
Movie Night/Potluck - Hosted by the Washington Native Plant Society. Potluck starts at 6:30 p.m. Michael Pollan’s film “Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, SIERR Building, 850 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Suite 100. (509) 209-2402.
Associated Garden Club Meeting - Patty Dahmen will discuss bees. Call (509) 838-3705 for more information. Friday, noon, Manito Park, Meeting Room, 1702 S. Grand Blvd.
Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society - “Landscaping for Birds, Bees and Butterflies,” by Gail Bolin. Co-sponsored by The city of Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department. Saturday, 9:45 a.m., Sandpoint Community Hall. Free. (208) 597-7141.
Growing Your Groceries - Going Underground! - First of a series on food gardening will explore Pend Oreille soils. Jan. 31, 5:30-8 p.m., Kalispel Career Training Center, north of Cusick, Wash., on Highway 20. $5. (509) 447-2401.
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 and 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $50. (509) 477-2048.
Cabin Fever Gardening Symposium - Fifteen seminars offered throughout the day in four sessions. Presented by WSU Master Gardeners. Registration includes parking, continental breakfast, choice of four gardening classes and catered lunch. Feb. 18, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., WSU Spokane Campus, Phase I Classroom Building, 668 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. Registration deadline is Feb. 8. $65. (509) 477-2195.
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 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.; 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.
Dog People Blood Drive Inaugural Event - You and your dog can donate blood to help save lives. Human donations are for the Inland Northwest Blood Center, canine donations will be stored at the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank for use locally. Eligible dogs must be healthy, more than 60 pounds, and 1-6 years old. Call (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. (509) 535-3551.
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. Feb. 12, 5-8 p.m., Two locations, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 772-4019.
Canines on the Catwalk Pawtini Party - Presented by 5th Elementary Production Company 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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