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Sun., June 30, 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. Today, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane Vintage Warehouse, 2226 E. Riverside Ave.

Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild Meeting - The goal of the guild is to promote and encourage interest in tatting (lace making) by providing educational opportunities through workshops, classes, demonstrations and exhibits. Saturday, noon-3 p.m., 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 featuring antiques, old tools, furniture, textiles, collectibles and vintage items. July 27, 9 a.m., 1815 George Washington Way, Richland. Free admission. (509) 430-2151.


Ikebana - Learn Ikebana: The Art of 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.

Gardening for Birds & 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., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., (509) 893-8320; Wednesday, 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.

Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival – Saturday-July 7. The 10th annual event. See lavender at peak bloom in a Tuscan-style garden setting and shop booths featuring more than 75 regional artisans, juried artists and local growers. Enjoy demonstrations, culinary delights, children’s art activities, live music, a wine and microbrew garden, and visit the enchanted secret gardens of the Lavender Fairies. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with gala concert from 6-9 p.m., includes tapas plates, wine and beer with music by Pamela Benton; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. City Park at First and Calispel streets, Newport, Wash. $5/general; free/age 12 and younger; $8/two-day pass; $25/concert advance ticket. No pets permitted on grounds except for service animals. (509) 447-6451.

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.

Iris Rhizome Sale - Town and Country Iris Society annual rhizome sale. Bearded iris of all sizes and Siberians. Add the beauty of iris to your garden. Free information and planting guides. July 13, 10 a.m., Spokane Valley Mall, Center Court in front of JCPenney’s, 14700 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Viewing is free; prices range 50 cents to $3. (509) 671-1540.

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. July 13, 10 a.m., Manito Park, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free; please register at (509) 456-8038.

2013 Garden Tour - The Coeur d’Alene Garden Club will sponsor a tour of five 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 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.

“More than Honey” - Spokane film premiere followed by a presentation by WSU Master Gardeners 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. Homemade jam, honey, and a honey recipe book will be on sale in the lobby to benefit the WSU Extension programs. July 17, 6-8 p.m., Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $7. (509) 328-2939.


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

“Furrst Friday” - This special event will support the area’s animal shelters. SCRAPS, SpokAnimal and Spokane Humane Society will bring adoptable animals for you to meet. Featured artists include: Steve Merryman, Marilyn Meyers, Kit and Pete Jacoda, and PJ McConnel. Featuring a silent auction of art the animals have created – “Pawcasso,” “Meownet,” and “Jackson Pawlock.” There will also be crafts for children and adults. Live music by Chuck Burbank. Friday, 4-8 p.m., Steam Plant, 159 S. Lincoln St. (509) 777-3900.

All-breed Dog Show - The Inland Empire Kennel Association event will be July 13-14. 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


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