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The Art on the Green Festival in Coeur d’Alene returns Friday. (File)
The Art on the Green Festival in Coeur d’Alene returns Friday. (File)


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. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7. (503) 252-8300.

Art on the Green – Friday-Aug. 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 Friday, noon-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 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, Fort Sherman Grounds, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 699-5066.

Downtown Coeur d’Alene Street Fair – Friday and Saturday, 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.

Bake and Craft Sale - Residents will be selling crafts and baked items. Refreshments will be available. Friday, 11 a.m., Rose Pointe Assisted Living, in the foyer, 13013 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 926-6483.

Treasures on Foxwood Outdoor Vendor Event - Aug. 10-11. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by the Foxwood Tea House. Outdoor sale featuring more than 40 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, vintage, arts and more. Food, wine and tea house will be open both days. No pets please. Visit for details. 125 Foxwood, Newport, Wash. $4/adults; free/ages 11 and younger; $10/three-course tea. (509) 589-0097.

National Lentil Festival - Aug. 16-17. 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 hold its annual quilt show, “Autumn Splendor.” Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Heyburn Elementary School, Gym, 1405 Main Ave., St. Maries. $1/adults.


Dahmen Barn Workshop – Rod building and repair demonstration. Today, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 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.

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.

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., Tuesday, Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (509) 397-4366.

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 Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Downtown Library, Room 1A and 1B, 906 W. Main Ave.

Worm Composting - Worm composting provides a convenient method for converting kitchen vegetable wastes into a rich organic fertilizer for house and garden plants. Presented by Sandy Harris, Master Composter. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. (509) 893-8300; Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights. (509) 893-8250. Free.

Forest Insect and Disease Field Day - Registration is required for the class in Benewah County. Friday, 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. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clayton Grange, Clayton, Wash.

“Manage the Mail and Put Your Papers in Order” - This seminar, led by a professional organizer from Inland Northwest Organizing, will provide you with the necessary tools to manage your mail, finally put your papers in order, and create a filing system that works for you. Saturday, 10 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave. Free. (509) 828-3257.

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 Tickets for the dinner must be purchased in advance. For more information, call (509) 447-2401. $10/tour; $10/dinner.

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.

Other Gardeners’ Edens - A summer tour of creative Spokane gardens. Tour five gardens with proceeds to benefit the Associated Garden Clubs grants to community garden projects. Locations include 245 E. 13th Ave., and 31 W. 37th Ave. Aug. 11, 10 a.m. $10/general, free/11 and younger. (509) 448-3037.

Bernina and Ricky Tims Quilt Seminar - Sept. 19-21. Bernina and Ricky Tims are partnering to offer a three-day quilting seminar. Forms, admission prices, and the registration mailing address are available at images/documents/ washingonreg.pdf. The registration deadlines are Friday for parties of two or more; and Sept. 6 for one person. Red Lion Hotel Pasco, 2525 N. 20th Ave., Pasco. (509) 547-0701.

Sustainable Preparedness Expo - Learn about living sustainably and be prepared for disaster. Topics include organic gardening, food preservation, renewable energy, natural health and home remedies, and more. Visit www.sustainable Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $9/advance; $12/door.


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, visit or call (208) 882-5578. The raffle is open through Oct. 18.

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 now. 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.