May 12, 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.

All Inclusive “Craft Retreat” – Thursday-May 19. Bring your projects (photos, fabric, beads, paint, sewing machine, paper and yarn) for a four-day weekend. The weekend begins Thursday at 10 a.m. and ends May 19 at noon. Hosted at Bear Creek Lodge and includes accommodations, homemade meals and snacks, and 24-hour craft room access. Bear Creek Lodge, Mead. $175. (509) 999-6187.

Home/Garden

24th Annual Mother’s Day Neighborhood Tour – A self-guided tour of six midcentury modern houses on Spokane’s South Hill that complement the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s exhibit “SPOMa: Spokane Modern Architecture 1948-73.” Today, noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are available this weekend at two of the houses (1220 E. 28th Ave. and 431 E. 16th Ave.), at the MAC Admission Desk (2316 W. First Ave.) or online at https://nwmacf. ejoinme.org/MyEvents/Mothers DayTour2013/Registration/tabid/ 456260/ Default.aspx. $20. (509) 363-5344.

Lilac Luncheon - This luncheon, presented by the Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane, kicks off Lilac Week. Monday, 11:30 a.m., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $30. (509) 838-3705 or (509) 280-5503.

Ikebana - Learn ikebana flower arranging. Class size is limited, please make reservations at (509) 328-2971. Flowers cost $7-$10/per class. There is no lesson fee, but donations are appreciated. Monday, 5-6 p.m., Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road.

Lower-Maintenance Landscaping - Horticulturalist Donna Hansen will present tips and tricks on cutting back on maintenance while still enjoying the beauty of your landscaping. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tekoa Library, 139 S. Crosby St., Tekoa. Free. (509) 284-3121.

Life Histories of the Cascadia Butterflies - Learn about the Cascadia butterfly species in Washington, Idaho and Oregon by David G. James. Part of Inland Northwest Land Trust’s Speaker Series. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 328-2939.

Garden Fair and Plant Sale - The Annual Delta Gamma Garden Fair and Plant Sale will benefit the Lilac Services for the Blind and the Service for Sight Projects. Thursday, Liberty Park Greenhouse, 1401 E. Newark Ave. (509) 534-9381.

Bloom in Tune Fundraiser - Spokane Symphony Associates presents two-day fundraiser in support of the Spokane Symphony. WSU Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions. Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Judy’s Enchanted Garden, 2628 W. Northwest Blvd., (509) 325-1087; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Northland Rosarium, 9405 S. Williams Lane, (509) 448-4967.

UI Arboretum Tour - Take a tour of the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with UI horticulturalist Paul Warnick. The tour coincides with the peak bloom of the lilacs. Call (208) 885-6154 or email uira@uidaho.edu to make reservations. Thursday, 10-11 a.m., 1200 W. Palouse River Drive, Moscow. Free.

Vegetable Gardening 101 - Learn how to start plants from seeds and cuttings, and how and when to get your vegetables in the soil. Class presented by Master Gardener Steve Nokes. Thursday, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350

Floods, Flowers, and Feathers Festival: A Celebration of Spring – A nature festival with activities for families and individuals of all ages. Learn about the exceptional wildlife, habitats and geology of the unique Channeled Scablands landscape with nature hikes, tours, kids activities and informational booths. Certain activities require reservations. Go to www.fws.gov/turnbull/ currentevents.html or call (509) 235-4723. Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. Free admission.

Spring History Walks - Tour the Colville Valley and Little Pend Oreille Wildlife Refuge on Saturday. The bus will depart the MAC at 9 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. Pack a lunch. The walk complements the MAC exhibit “David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work.” Tour includes a visit to the exhibit at the end of the trip. Registration form: jacknisbet.com/events/?event_ id=163. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $55/per person, per trip. (509) 466-2823.

Free Guided Tour of Manito Park Trees: Part 2 of 3 – Join Master Gardener Ed Lester for a free guided tour of Manito Park’s majestic trees hosted by The Friends of Manito. This segment will include the Ferris Perennial Garden, Rose Hill and the lilac collection. Saturday, 10 a.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, east of the greenhouse. Free. Registration required. (509) 456-8038.

Rainwater Collection Workshop - Learn how to build and install a simple rain barrel, discover the amount of water you may be able to collect in the Spokane area as well as learn the water needs of local plants. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Registration is required at the store or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com. $20.

Soapmaking 201: Cold Processed “Beer” Soap - Join Gayle Kruger of White Moon Soaps for a two-day workshop. This workshop is for those who have made soap at least once. Bring an apron. Must be 15 or older. Saturday, 3-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $55. Registration required. (509) 368-9378.

Horticulturalist Donna Hanson - Horticulturalist Donna Hanson will present Container Gardening on May 19 and Lower-Maintenence Landscaping on June 9. For more information visit www.whitco.ib.wa.us. or call (509) 397-4366. Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free.

Animals

Sixth Annual Eastern Washington Farm Heritage Fair - Displays and demonstrations of historic tractors, engines, farm implements, tractor pulls and parades, wheat threshing, grain grinding, quilting, rope making and more. Petting zoo Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Presented by Spokane Valley Heritage Museum in collaboration with Inland Empire Steam and Gas Buffs. Friday-May 19, 10 a.m., University City North, 10200 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/adults; $3/ages 7-17; free/age 6 and younger; $15/family of five. (509) 922-4570.

Dog d’Alene and AJ’s Tails and Trailers 5k Fun Run - Fun run at 10 a.m.; demonstrations, vendors, pet adoptions, rescue groups, Madd Martha’s Ugliest Dog Contest at 1 p.m.; and the annual Doxie Dash race event for all Dachshunds at 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local animal charities. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sixth and Sherman, Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 415-0116 or 667-288 for race registration fees and more information.


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