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Sun., June 23, 2013


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

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. 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.; 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.


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 parking. (208) 664-3448.

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 water safety. Take a short walk to the dam to see the internal mechanisms of the structure, including the turbines. Bring a lunch. Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Albeni Falls Dam Tour, 2376 E. Highway 2, Oldtown, Idaho. Free. (509) 999-7614.

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., 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.

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. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $10/includes supplies and recipes. (208) 676-9730.

Hidden Gardens of Colville Valley - Five private gardens will be open to the public for the AAUW Colville Area Hidden Gardens Tour. Tickets are available on the day of the event or in advance at Wynne Street Nursery and Hedrick’s Floral in Colville; Meyers Falls Market in Kettle Falls, Wash.; Front Porch Farm Antiques and Produce on Highway 395 near Arden, Wash.; and Valley Drug in Chewelah. Proceeds from the tour will go toward educational scholarships for women. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Rocky Lake Road, Colville. $10/includes entry for door prize and directions to all gardens. (509) 684-6878.

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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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.

2013 Garden Tour - The Coeur d’Alene Garden Club will sponsor a tour of five beautiful gardens. Each features a diversity of garden planning ideas for every gardener. 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.

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 the subject of 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.

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.


Appaloosa Horse Raffle – An annual fundraising event with proceeds benefitting 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.

Adopt A Shelter Cat - June is Adopt a shelter cat month. The Spokane Humane Society will waive the adoption fees on all cats 1 year and older through the end of the month. Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. (509) 467-5235.

All-breed Dog Show - The Inland Empire Kennel Association event will be July 13-14. Registration deadline is Wednesday. 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. A special memorial for all pets that have died will be held. Hot dogs, chips and pop will be available for purchase. Watch local 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.

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. Demolition Derby, PRCA Rodeo, Draft Horse Shows, and Motocross competitions in the Grandstand. 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.


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