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Sunday Street Market - Open-air market with vendors. Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2302 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free admission. (509) 217-4381.

Country Nesters Antiques in the Park Show - The 14th annual event featuring antiques, old tools, furniture, textiles, collectibles and vintage items. July 27, 9 a.m., 1815 George Washington Way, Richland. Free admission. (509) 430-2151.

Downtown Coeur d’Alene Street Fair - Aug. 2-3, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annual event featuring more than 250 vendors offering a variety of food, entertainment and merchandise. Held in conjunction with Art on the Green and Taste of the Coeur d’Alenes. Handicap-, stroller- and dog-friendly environment. Sherman Avenue downtown, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 415-0116.

National Lentil Festival - Aug. 16-17. The festival will celebrate 25 years. Visit for a full list of events. 415 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. Free admission to festival. (800) 365-6948.

Annual Quilt Show - The Valley Piecemakers Quilt and Craft Club will be holding their annual quilt show, “Autumn Splendor.” Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Heyburn Elementary School gym, 1405 Main Ave., St. Maries. Call (208) 245-4126 or (208) 245-7800 for more information.


Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival - The 10th annual event. See lavender at peak bloom in a Tuscan-style garden setting and shop booths featuring more than 75 regional artisans, juried artists and local growers. Enjoy demonstrations, culinary delights, children’s art activities, live music, a wine and microbrew garden, and visit the enchanted secret gardens of the Lavender Fairies. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., City Park at First and Calispel streets, Newport, Wash. $5/general; free/age 12 and younger. No pets permitted on grounds except for service animals. (509) 447-6451.

Dahmen Barn Workshops - Workshops include: Today, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., fly casting and rod demonstration; July 14, 1-4 p.m., artist reception includes a book signing and fly tying demonstration. Those who purchase a book will receive a free hand-tied steelhead fly; July 21, 1-3 p.m., fly casting workshop; July 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., rod building and repair demonstration. Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown. Free. (509) 229-3414.

Ikebana - Learn ikebana flower arranging. Mondays, 4-5:30 p.m. Class size is limited; please make reservations at (509) 328-2971. Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Flowers cost $7-$10/per class. There is no lesson fee, but donations are appreciated.

Our Urban Forest - A class on the trees that grow in the Spokane area, where certain species can be seen around town, and some tips on identifying trees. Presented by Ed Lester, Spokane County Master Gardener. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood, (509) 893-8260; Thursday, 6:30 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Free.

Living History Walking Tours - The Museum of North Idaho presents tours with local historian Robert Singletary. Old Fort Sherman tour at 11 a.m. and Historic Downtown Coeur d’Alene at 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Visit for more information. Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene. $15/includes museum admission and parking. (208) 664-3448.

Root Disease: The Hidden Menace - Two days of workshops that will include afternoon forest field trips. The program is eligible for 11 pesticide license recertification credits, nine Society of American Foresters continuing education credits, and 13 Idaho Pro-logger continuing education credits. Registration is recommended. Thursday and Friday, University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $20; $22/online. (208) 446-1680.

Knapweed Biocontrol Workshop – Presented by the University of Idaho Extension and Nez Perce Biocontrol Center. Paul Brusven will present an overview of the biocontrol approval process, followed by a field site visit and distribution of samples of knapweed seed head weevil. Three ISDA pesticide recertification credits are available. The course is free, but registration is required. Friday, 8 a.m.-noon., University of Idaho Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-8511.

Iris Rhizome Sale - Town and Country Iris Society annual rhizome sale. Bearded iris of all sizes and Siberians. Add the beauty of iris to your garden. Free information and planting guides. Saturday, 10 a.m., Spokane Valley Mall, Center Court in front of J C Penney, 14700 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Viewing is free; prices range from 50 cents to $3. (509) 671-1540.

2013 Garden Tour - The Coeur d’Alene Garden Club will sponsor a tour of five gardens. Each features a diversity of garden planning ideas. Live music in each garden and artisan/vendors with garden-related items. Tickets are available in Coeur d’Alene at Ace Hardware, Art & Home, Vanhoff’s Garden Center, Mix-It-Up; in Post Falls at Aspen Nursery or Northland Nursery; in Rathdrum at Westwood Gardens; in Hayden at New Leaf Nursery; in Spokane Valley at Plant Land; and at Spokane Northwest Seed & Pet. For more information, call (208) 664-0987 or visit July 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $15/advanced; $17/tour day.

A Day at Rose Hill - Join Steve Smith, lead gardener at Manito Park Rose Hill, to learn how he grows the roses in the award-winning display garden. The lecture covers maintenance, pruning and winterizing, and begins in the Manito meeting room east of the conservatory. Hosted by The Friends of Manito. July 20, 10 a.m., Manito Park, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free; please register at (509) 456-8038.

Dahlia Care - All aspects of growing dahlias will be discussed. Presented by Steve Nokes, Spokane County Master Gardener. July 15, 6:30 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; July 17, 6:30 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; July 24, 6:30 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards, (509) 893-8390. Free.

Get Organized Seminars - Deniece Schofield, author of five books on organization, will be presenting two seminars on July 16 at 10 a.m.-noon and 7-9 p.m. The same information will be presented at each seminar. For more information, please call (800) 835-8463. Hampton Inn, 2010 S. Assembly Road. $20. (509) 747-1100.

“More than Honey” - Spokane film premiere followed by a presentation by WSU Master Gardener and small acreage coordinator Pat Munts. Munts will discuss the impact bees have in our region. Visit the booths before and after the film featuring Inland Northwest Land Trust, WSU Extension Master Gardeners, Inland Empire Beekeepers Association and WSU Extension Small Acreage Farms. Jam, honey, and a honey recipe book will be on sale in the lobby to benefit the WSU Extension programs. July 17, 6-8 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $7. (509) 328-2939.

Vermicomposting Workshop - Learn the benefits of worm composting, proper care and how to avoid common problems, and how you can create your own worm bin with inexpensive materials. July 20, 11 a.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $5. Registration required. (509) 368-9378

Water and Permaculture Systems: Designing for Harmonious Relationships with Water - This interactive workshop will show you tools, tricks, and tactics to have the water you need for your land to thrive year-round. It will cover irrigation, water catchment, and design. July 20, 3-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $11. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.

Worm Composting - Worm composting is a convenient method for converting kitchen vegetable waste into a rich organic fertilizer for house and garden plants. Presented by Sandy Harris, Master Composter. July 22, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 893-8400; July 30, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300; Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights, (509) 893-8250. Free.

Soap Making Class - Join Sandy Tarbox at Greencastle Soap for a two-part class in cold process soap making using palm, coconut and olive oil. Design your own fragrance and take home 3 pounds of soap. Class is limited to 10 individuals, ages 16 and older. Call (509) 466-7223 to reserve your spot. July 23-24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Greencastle Soap Co., 203 N. Stone St., Spokane Valley. $55.

Gardening for Birds & Butterflies - Learn how to attract birds and other beautiful and beneficial critters to your garden. Presented by Eva Lusk, Spokane County Master Gardener. July 23, 6:30 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., (509) 893-8330; July 24, 6:30 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Free

Permaculture Outside the Garden: Creating A New, Permanent Culture For All - Learn how permaculture design ethics and principles are being applied to the design of schools, governments and financial institutions. Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $11. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.


Appaloosa Horse Raffle - An annual fundraising event with proceeds benefiting the Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center. The horse donated for this year’s raffle is a 2-year-old, tri-colored leopard gelding. For more information, please visit or call (208) 882-5578. The raffle is open through Oct. 18. Appaloosa Museum, 2720 W. Pullman Road, Moscow. $5/one ticket; $20/five tickets.

Bret Michaels at PetSmart - The rock star and pet lover will autograph his Pets Rock collection of toys, beds, apparel, collars, leashes and bowls. Customers who purchase $10 worth of merchandise from the Pets Rock collection will receive a lanyard valid to meet Bret Michaels at the in-store event. Friday, 4 p.m., 15615 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 927-9223.

All-breed Dog Show - The Inland Empire Kennel Association event will be Saturday and July 14. Registration is required. Includes vendors and merchandise. No pets on show grounds. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $5/parking, includes re-entry fee. For more information contact (509) 276-6010 or

Appaloosa Fest 2013 - Come see the Appaloosa horses, history displays, participate in games and art activities. For the littlest horse lovers, Appaloosa horse rides will be available. July 17, 5-8 p.m., Appaloosa Museum, 2720 W. Pullman Road. Free. (208) 882-5578, ext. 279.

Spokane Humane Society 116th Birthday Party - Animals (and their owners) from each year will be gathered for special photos. Bring your pets adopted from the Spokane Humane Society or your photos. Hot dogs, chips and pop will be available for purchase. Watch local dog groups display their favorite activities, from dog sledding and backpacking to obedience and dancing. Tour the shelter and the new spay/neuter clinic. July 20, 11 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.

North Idaho Fair and Rodeo Aug. 21-25. The 2013 theme is “Everything Under the Sun.” The fair offers family fun and entertainment, with live music, carnival rides and games, food vendors, arts and crafts, livestock, contests and community exhibits. Gates open daily at 9 a.m. Buildings open 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. (208) 765-4969.

PRCA Rodeo - Tickets on sale starting Monday. Sept. 6-7, 7 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$8/general, in addition to fair admission. (800) 325-SEAT.


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