July 21, 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.

Gem Faire – Gems, jewelry, beads, museum and collector specimens. Hours are Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7. (503) 252-8300.

Country Nesters Antiques in the Park Show – The 14th annual event. Great vintage finds, antiques, cool junk, old tools, unique furniture, textiles, repurposed, industrial, collectibles and unique finds. Saturday, 9 a.m., 1815 George Washington Way, Richland. Free admission. (509) 430-2151.

Art on the Green Festival - Aug. 2-4. The 45th annual celebration transforming the NIC campus into an outdoor art gallery and marketplace with more than 140 artists. There will be summer foods, live music on two stages, hands-on art activities for children and more. Hours are Aug. 2, noon-7:30 p.m.; Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; and Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. No dogs allowed at the festival. North Idaho College, at the old Fort Sherman Grounds, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 699-5066.

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. Sherman Avenue, downtown Coeur d’Alene. (208) 415-0116.

Home/Garden

Dahmen Barn Workshops - Events include: Today, 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.

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. Monday, 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.

Worm Composting - Laura Zak will show you how to enrich your soil using earthworms, a bin, bedding, and food scraps. The workshops will be held at noon and 6 p.m., July 30, Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (509) 397-4366.

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.

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. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., (509) 893-8330; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. 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. Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Greencastle Soap Co., 203 N. Stone St., Spokane Valley. $55.

Dahlia Care - All aspects of growing dahlias will be discussed. Presented by Steve Nokes, Spokane County Master Gardener. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards, (509) 893-8390. Free.

Quilter Darlene Zimmerman - Noted quiltmaker and fabric designer will present “Borders, from Ho-Hum to Wow” at the quarterly meeting of the Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter. Zimmerman was featured in the August 2013 Better Homes & Gardens American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Meetings will be held Thursday at noon and 7 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $10/guests; free/WSQ members.

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

Urban Farming Open House - The Spokane City Council and Planning and Development Services Department will host an open house and discussion on possible changes to the city code to create a more consistent system for urban farmers. For more information, please call (509) 625-6185 or visit www.spokaneplanning.org. July 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Downtown Library, Room 1A and 1B, 906 W. Main Ave.

Forest Insect and Disease Field Day - Registration due Friday for the class in Benewah County. Aug. 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Benewah County Fairgrounds, St. Maries. $10/includes materials and refreshments. (208) 476-4434.

20th Annual Quilt Show - Fat Quarter Quilters present “A Walk on the Wildside,” featuring quilter Winnie Therssen and more than 75 quilts. Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clayton Grange, Clayton, Wash.

Pend Oreille River Garden Tour and Dinner – The self-guided tour includes: vegetable gardens, teaching gardens, orchards, greenhouses and more. There will also be live music and local crafters. Dinner follows the tour. Tickets for the tour may be purchased on Aug. 4, the day of the tour, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 418 Scott St., Newport, Wash., or in advance at http://pendoreille.wsu.edu. Tickets for the dinner must be purchased by Friday. For more information, call (509) 447-2401. $10/tour; $10/dinner.

Animals

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.


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