Quilting with Marj Tomes - Learn a great way to use odd bits and pieces from previous projects. Bring a portable sewing machine, bobbin, thread, scissors and/or rotary cutter, ruler, pencil and pins. A cutting mat is also useful. Reservations requested. Wednesday, 9 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $17/includes pre-cut fabric and pattern. (509) 327-1584.
Spring Craft Fair - Variety of vendors. April 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Opportunity Christian Fellowship, 1313 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 926-2673.
Spring Craft Fair and Bake Bazaar - April 19-20. Crafts vendors, products and baked goods throughout the building. April 19, 2-7 p.m.; and April 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sinto Senior Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave. Free admission. (509) 327-2861.
Custer’s 38th Annual Spring Antique and Collectors Sale - April 26-28. More than 250 dealers. MAC “Appraisal Days” on Saturday and Sunday - bring your family treasures to find out what they’re worth. Receive a verbal evaluation by qualified appraisers and knowledgeable experts. Hand-carried items only, no firearms or musical instruments. List of appraisers and their specialties available at www.CusterShows.com. April 26, 4-9 p.m.; April 27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and April 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/general, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger; $7/per item appraised, five item limit per person. (509) 924-0588.
54th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show - May 3-5. The show will feature 40 dealers and 60 displays of precious and semiprecious stones, fossils, specimens, beautiful jewelry and more. It will also include demonstrations, children’s activities and more. Presented by Rock Rollers of Spokane. Hours are May 3-4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and May 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/adults, $5/seniors, free/age 12 and younger and Scouts in uniform. Free parking. (509) 251-1574.
2013 Horticulture Series - Presented by the University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension. Classes include: Monday, 1-4 p.m., Preventing Damage to Your Landscape: Insect, Disease and Animal Damage; Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Bees and Pesticides; April 1, 6-8 p.m., Invasive Species: Zebra and Quagga Mussels. Registration required for all classes by calling (208) 446-1680 or visiting the extension office. $10/per class. University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene.
Ikebana - Learn Ikebana, the art of flower arranging. Mondays, 5-6 p.m., until May 13; no lesson April 1. Flowers cost $7-$10/per class. There is no lesson fee, but donations are appreciated. Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Class size is limited to 25 individuals; please make reservations at (509) 328-2971.
Native Plant Society - The Northeast Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society will hold a business meeting. Matt Bahm, faculty member at Gonzaga University, will give a presentation on “Plant Ecology in Sequoia National Park.” Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., SIERR Building at McKinstry, 850 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Suite 100. Free. (321) 948-5125.
Basic Urban Beekeeping Certification Workshop - Registration required at store or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com. Friday, 6-9 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $30. (509) 368-9378.
Fermentation Workshop: Making Kimchi - Making kimchi is an easy process of nutritiously preserving foods such as cabbage, radish, carrot, peppers, ginger, onion and garlic. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $20. Registration required. (509) 368-9378.
Soapmaking 201 Workshop: Cold Processed “Beer” Soap - Join Gayle Kruger of White Moon Soaps for a two-day workshop making soap. This workshop will cover coloring soap, “superfatting,” exfoliants and making soap with beer. This workshop is for those who have made soap at least once and have interest in learning more techniques. Saturday, 2-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $55. Registration Required. (509) 368-9378.
Spokane Valley Quilters Guild - Group meets on even-numbered months with a potluck before the meeting. April 3, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Assembly of God Church, 15618 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-6320.
37th Annual Spokane Home and Garden Show - April 5-7. Hours are April 5, noon-8 p.m.; April 6, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and April 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $8/adults, $6/seniors, military, free/children age 12 and younger. (509) 534-5380.
Town and Country Iris Society Meeting - The program will be presented by peony and lily grower Mike Mejie. A short business meeting will follow including a discussion of the upcoming American Iris Society-sponsored Iris Show scheduled for June 1 at the Spokane Valley Mall. For more information, call President Robert Karr at 509-671-1539 or email email@example.com April 5, 7 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8260.
Weed Education Day on Tap - University of Idaho Extension and the Bonner County Noxious Weed Department present a weed education day. The workshop will present such topics as the Bonner County Weed Cooperative Program, weed control in forestry update, bio-control of weeds, resources, and new landscape herbicides. To register contact the extension office at (208) 263-8511. Registration is encouraged by April 13. April 19, 8:30 a.m.-noon, University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $5/registered; $10/day of class.
Associated Garden Club Meeting - The Spokane Lilac princesses will be introduced. April 26, Manito Park, Meeting Room, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. (509) 838-3705.
Spring Compost Fair and Arbor Day Event - Learn how to reduce waste and improve your soil at this event sponsored by the Spokane Master Composters/Recyclers. Spokane County residents who complete the activities may take home a free compost bin (limit one per household). April 27, 11 a.m., Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd. Free. (509) 625-6800.
Easter on Horseback - Join a ride-in service similar to worship in the Old West. Riders gather at 10 a.m. at the Equestrian Center in Riverside State Park. The service will be at 11 a.m. at the picnic shelter at the Bowl and Pitcher. This will be a nondenominational worship service led by Joel Crosby, a former pastor, with guitar music by Nathan Smith. A potluck after the service will be held at the Equestrian Center at 1 p.m. No stallions or dogs. A Discover Pass is required to park at the Equestrian Center. March 31, Riverside State Park, 4427 N. Aubrey L. White Parkway. (509) 724-1668.
Leashes and Laces 5K Fun Run Fundraiser - Run or walk with your dog. All proceeds benefit the Post Falls Police Department K-9 Program. Register in advance or on race day. April 7, 11 a.m., Greyhound Park and Events Center, 5100 W. Riverbend Road, Post Falls. $25/entry fee, includes shirt and medal. (208) 773-3517.
Reigning Cats and Dogs Auction and Chocolate Festival - The event includes a silent and live auction, pet pageant, raffle, and appetizers and desserts. Proceeds benefits the SCRAPS Hope Foundation’s Animal Medical Fund, which provides medical assistance to animals injured or suffering from abuse. April 26, 6 p.m., 6815 E. Trent Ave, Spokane Valley. $25; $30/door. (509) 477-2760.