July 14, 2013 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

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.

Pullman ArtWalk – Friday and Saturday. A reception will be Friday, 4-8 p.m., featuring 41 regional artists. Listen to live music and enjoy demonstrations of lace tatting, fly tying, glass lampworking and mixed media art. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., is the Kid’s ArtWalk. Kids can participate in a sidewalk chalk contest, an art exploration booth and other family fun activities. Downtown Pullman. Free. (509) 334-3565.

Home/Garden

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 cdagardenclub.com. Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $17/tour day.

Dahmen Barn Workshops - Events include: Today, 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.

Dahlia Care - All aspects of growing dahlias will be discussed. Presented by Steve Nokes, Spokane County Master Gardener. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; Wednesday, 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.

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 www.museumni.org for more information. Museum of North Idaho, 115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene. $15/includes museum admission and parking. (208) 664-3448.

Get Organized Seminars - Deniece Schofield, author of five books on organization, will be presenting seminars on Tuesday 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” – Film 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. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $7. (509) 328-2939.

Dig Into Reading - Judy Grey from the Whitman County Recycling Department will give a presentation on the importance of worm composting in your garden. Thursday, 1 p.m., Rosalia Library, 402 S. Whitman Ave., Rosalia. Free. (509) 523-3109.

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. Saturday, 10 a.m., Manito Park, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free; please register at (509) 456-8038.

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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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 three 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 and 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.

Basic Landscape Design - Learn how to improve your current landscape design using basic practices. Presented by Kurt Madison, Spokane County Master Gardener. July 25, 6:30 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., (509) 893-8280. Free.

Animals

All-breed Dog Show - The Inland Empire Kennel Association event is today. 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 showchairkathie@ieka.org.

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 www.appaloosamuseum.org 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.

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. Wednesday, 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. Saturday, 11 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.

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