January 27, 2013 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Printing Moscow’s Main Street with Palouse Prairie School. Tuesday, 9-10 a.m., Moscow Food Co-op, Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Winter Market - Feb. 9 and March 2. More than 60 vendors. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. 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 and Crafts Show - March 8-10. 36th annual event. More than 300 artists and crafters. Friday, 10 a.m.-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.

Annual Spin In - Presented by Log Cabin Spinners Fiber Arts Guild. Gathering of fiber and animal loving people who spin fiber into yarn and knit, crochet, felt and weave. Lots of vendors, show-and-tell, raffles, door prizes and short demos. Concessions in the lobby of convention area. Bring your wheel, drop spindle and 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

Growing Your Groceries - Going Underground! - First of a series on food gardening and will explore Pend Oreille soils and effective soil amendments. Thursday, 5:30-8 p.m., Kalispel Career Training Center, north of Cusick, Wash. on Highway 20. $5. (509) 447-2401.

Vermicomposting Workshop - Discover the joy that worms can bring to your family and garden; see active worm bins; learn the benefits of worm composting; learn about proper care and how to avoid common problems. Learn how you can create your own worm bin with inexpensive materials. Taught by Cliff Winger, master composter/recycler with the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System. Preregistration required at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave., Ste 200. Free. (509) 368-9378.

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.

Aphrodisia Workshop - An entire class dedicated to ‘le herbs sensual’ just in time for Valentine’s Day. You will taste maca chocolates and a rose petal cordial and create luxurious body oils using pure plant essences. Students will take home recipes and practical information on the use of herbs to sharpen cupid’s arrow. Registration required at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com. Sarah Patterson is a certified clinical herbalist, the owner of Radicle Teas, Tinctures and Tonics, and sells her organically grown and wildcrafted herbal products at local farmers markets. Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave., Ste 200. $15. (509) 368-9378.

Quilters Potluck, Show-and-Tell - Washington State Quilters-Spokane Chapter will host its quarterly quilting bee. “Snow Buddies” will include sewing, show-and-tell and door prizes. Attendees are asked to bring a quilt or block to work on, and a potluck dish to share. Visit www.wsqspokane.org. Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. Free. (509) 325-2496.

DIY Saving Energy @ Home - Learn from Jon Kinstad, of Sustainable Works, the quickest, cheapest and easiest ways to save energy at home this winter. Not every energy efficiency solution has to cost you if you learn to change your habits and recognize where you’re wasting money. Feb. 15, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. Registration required. (509) 368-9378.

Animals

Jazz for Cats 2 - Second annual benefit for Panhandle Animal Shelter’s Feral Cat Fund, to help spay, neuter and feed feral, stray and abandoned cats in the area. The event begins with dinner, desserts and drinks off the menu at the cafe beginning at 5:30 p.m. and will feature at 7:30 p.m. Sandpoint jazz pianist Bill Reid, selected readings from the Kitty Litterature contest that is open to area writers, poets, actors and cat lovers. Saturday, Di Luna’s Cafe, 207 Cedar St., Sandpoint. $10. (208) 265-8323.

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. Those interested in donating blood or who have an eligible dog (healthy, 60 pounds or larger, and 1 to 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.

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., 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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