June 16, 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.

Quilted Gems Quilt Show – Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring 290 quilts and a quilt raffle. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Jacklin Building, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $5/admission per day. (208) 667-2575.

East-side Out-side Freak Out – Vendors will sell a variety of vintage items and handmade goods. June 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane Vintage Warehouse, 2226 E. Riverside Ave.

Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild Meeting - Meets the first Saturday of the month, noon-3 p.m. The goal is to promote and encourage interest in tatting (lace making) by providing educational opportunities through workshops, classes, demonstrations and exhibits. July 6, Photographing Tatting; Aug. 3, Unfinished Projects. Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Free to attend; guild membership is $15 annually. (509) 863-2859.

Country Nesters Antiques in the Park Show – The 14th annual event. Great vintage items, antiques, old tools, unique furniture, textiles, repurposed, industrial, collectibles and unique finds. 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.; and 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. Free. (208) 415-0116.

Home/garden

Basic Landscape Design - Learn how to improve your current landscape design using basic practices. Presented by Kurt Madison, Spokane County Master Gardener. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; June 27, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; July 25, 6:30 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., (509) 893-8280. Free.

Master Gardener Phyllis Stevens - The garden expert will give a presentation and answer questions about gardening. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Empire Theatre, 126 S. Crosby St., Tekoa. $10. (509) 284-5173.

Albeni Falls Dam Tour and Presentation - A park ranger will begin the tour at the Albeni Falls Visitor Center and present an interactive lesson about edible plants on Thursday and water safety on June 27. Take a short walk to the dam to see the internal mechanisms of the structure, including the turbines. Bring a lunch. Thursday and June 27, 10:30 a.m., Albeni Falls Dam Tour, 2376 E. Highway 2, Oldtown, Idaho. Free. (509) 999-7614.

Sixth Annual Floriade - Bank Left Gallery and Bistro will feature art and floral installations by regional artists as well as garden tours, 1-6 p.m. There will be a floral themed luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; and dinner, 5-7:30 p.m. Some proceeds will benefit the Community Center of Palouse. For more information about the garden tours, contact (509) 878-1852. Saturday, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse. For more information call (509) 878-1800 or visit www.bankleftgallery.com. $15/luncheon; $25.95/dinner.

Walla Walla Green Home and Garden Tour and Fair - This event will bring together vendors and exhibitors that cater to sustainable and energy efficiency topics in an educational and family friendly way. Saturday, 9 a.m., Walla Walla Community College, 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla. Free. (509) 524-5228.

Pine Meadow Farm Center Open House - Activities include live music from folk musicians Greg Gower, Walter “Truck” Mills, Steven King and The Working Spliffs. There also will be a multifamily garage sale; miniworkshops on subjects relating to gardening and livestock husbandry; guided children’s activities; food vendors; tours of the Pine Meadow gardens and opportunities to meet the center’s dairy goat herd. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Pine Meadow Farm Center, 10425 S. Andrus Road, Cheney. $5. (509) 448-3066.

Master Water Steward Certification Workshop – The University of Idaho Bonner County Extension will offer a workshop to become a certified volunteer Master Waster Steward in the IDAH2O program. Stewards can adopt stream or lake sites to conduct habitat, chemical, physical, and biological assessments that will be made available to the public. Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. Register by Monday. Register online at www.uidaho.edu/cda/idah2o/ workshops, email idah2o@uidaho.edu, or call (208) 292-1287. $20.

Hands-on Workshop DIY Summer Essentials - Join Pilgrim staff members Sue McMahon and Jen Plum for a presentation on how to make your own bug spray, sunscreen, toothpaste, camping suds and more. Reservations are required. June 27, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $10/includes supplies and recipes. (208) 676-9730.

Using Permaculture Design and Native Plants to Invite Wildlife into Your Yard - Learn several ways that you can design your backyard ecosystem to be self-sustaining and inviting to wildlife. Bring paper, pencil and any maps, drawings, pictures or plans for your project. June 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $10. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.

Basics of Assessing Soil and Plant Health in the Field - Presented by Marc Tainio and Steve Becker from Tainio Technology & Technique Inc. of Cheney, a family-owned and operated company dedicated to producing natural, sustainable products and solutions to help restore balance in nature. June 29, 1-2:30 p.m., Pine Meadow Farm Center, 10425 S. Andrus Road, Cheney. $20/adult; $5/age 15 years old and younger. No one is turned away for lack of funds. (509) 448-3066.

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 2, 6:30 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., (509) 893-8320; July 3, 6:30 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, (509) 893-8260; 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.

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. July 8, 6:30 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood, (509) 893-8260; July 11, 6:30 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Free.

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. July 11-12, University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $20; $22/online. (208) 446-1680.

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.

Worm Composting - Worm composting is a convenient method for converting kitchen vegetable wastes 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.

Animals

Dog First Aid - Join Greg Benoit, veterinarian from SouthCare Animal Medical Center, for instruction on how to care for your dog in the outdoors. Leave your dog at home for this presentation. Thursday, 7 p.m., REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. Free. Register online at www.rei.com/spokane. (509) 328-9900.

Pooch Camp Circuit Training Class - This class will introduce you and your dog to cardio, strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation exercises. All of the benefits will go to SCRAPS Animal Medical Fund. To register, call Designer Fitness NW at (509) 230-1100. Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 6815 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley. $15.

All-breed Dog Show – The Inland Empire Kennel Association event will be July 13-14. Registration deadline is June 26. 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. Kathie Isenberg, (509) 276-6010 or showchairkathie@ieka.org.

Spokane Humane Society 116th Birthday Party - Celebration with our alumni – four-legged and two-legged. 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. A special memorial for all pets that have died will be held. Hot dogs, chips and pop will be available for purchase. Watch local area dog groups display their favorite dog 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.


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