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.
CMN Spring Craft Fair - Hosted by Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center to support Children’s Miracle Network. A portion of all money raised is matched 2-to-1 by CMN to update and purchase necessary equipment or support pediatric programs and services within Providence ministries. Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Free. (509) 474-3081.
Historic Ritzville Days – Friday-May 26. A Western art show and cowboy gathering. Visit www.ritzvillewesternart.com for more information. Ritzville National Historic District, Pioneer Plaza, Ritzville. $10/artist reception on Friday. (509) 660-0654.
Spring Craft Festival - Diverse selection of vendors including Native American crafts, cedar planter boxes, coin jewelry, scarves, bird feeders, designer jeans, beauty products, candles, health care items, purses and jewelry. Saturday-May 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S. Nukwalqw Road, Worley, Idaho. Free admission. (253) 219-5918.
ArtFest 2013 - May 31-June 2. The 28th annual art fair. Three days of fine music, good food, Make-It-Art children’s hands-on art making area, and more than 160 fine artists and craftspeople. Hours are Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be live music until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Coeur d’Alene Park, Browne’s Addition. Free admission. (509) 456-3931.
Farm Chicks Antique Show - June 1-2. Antiques, vintage objects, handmade goods and many vendors. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. No early admission. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $8/day; free parking. (509) 954-1692.
An Eclectic Collection Arts and Crafts Show - Nine artists and crafters will gather for the third annual show. Items for sale include painted glassware, handcrafted dolls, woven baskets, oil and watercolor paintings, purses, screenprinted tees, crocheted children’s hats, beaded hair accessories, jewelry, aprons and more. June 15, 9 a.m., 2720 E. Bruce Road. Free admission. (509) 325-4809.
Horticulturalist Donna Hanson - Horticulturalist Donna Hanson will present classes on container gardening. Today, noon-2 p.m., Farmington Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., (505) 599-1270; and 3-5 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., (509) 397-4366. For more information visit www.whitco.ib.wa.us. Free.
Washington Native Plant Society - The last meeting of the Northeast Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society before summer break. Bring a dish for the potluck, elect new officers, and start making plans for fall activities. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., SIERR Building at McKinstry, 850 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Suite #100. Free. (321) 948-5125.
Grafted Vegetables - Learn how grafting makes vegetables hardier and more disease resistant. Reservations are required, seating is limited. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Blue Moon Garden and Nursery, 1732 S. Inland Empire Way. (509) 747-4255.
Calypso Chapter of Idaho Native Plant Society Meeting - Derek Antonelli will present a program on Idaho native plants. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 2885 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-8790.
Japanese Beetle Workshop - The Idaho State Department of Agriculture and the University of Idaho Extension office are offering a workshop on the identification, habits and lifestyle of this potentially damaging pest. No registration is required, but seating is limited. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. Free.
Associated Garden Club Meeting – A potluck to discuss the yard and garden tour. Friday, Manito Park, Meeting Room, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. (509) 838-3705.
Purchasing Plants – Presented by WSU Master Gardner Janis Saiki. Attend this free class about plant selection for various types of landscapes. Saturday, 10 a.m., Manito Meeting Room, east of Gaiser Conservatory, Manito Park. To register, call (509) 456-8038. For more information, please visit www.thefriendsofmanito.org.
Intro to Chicken Keeping Workshop - Topics will include chicken-keeping regulations in the Spokane area, housing, breed selection, feeding and caring for chickens, raising chicks and egg production. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $20. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.
Introduction to Essential Oils Workshop - Learn what essential oils are, how to use them and their health benefits. Saturday, 3-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $5. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.
Planting Terrariums - This class will supply everything you need - choose from a large selection of tillandsias (air plants) or succulents, and recycled glass or unusual mosses, to build either a hanging or tabletop terrarium. Reservations are required, seating is limited to 20 participants. May 29, 6:30 p.m., Blue Moon Garden and Nursery, 1732 S. Inland Empire Way. $40. (509) 747-4255.
Wildflower and Photo Walk - Enjoy a nature walk with local wildlife photographer Rich Leon. Please bring a lunch and water. For more information or reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 498-9295. June 1, 10 a.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 South Smith Road, Cheney. $5/suggested donation.
Spokane Valley Quilters Guild - Group meets in even-numbered months with a potluck before the meeting. June 4, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Assembly of God Church, 15618 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-6320.
Soap Making Class - June 8-9. Join Sandy Tarbox for a comprehensive two-part class covering the basics of cold process soap making using shea butter and coconut milk. Design your own fragrance and take home nearly 3 pounds of soap you made. The class is for ages 16 and older. June 8-9, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. $55. (509) 466-7223.
Bird Walk and Talk - Come listen to and look for spring birds in their breeding plumage on a walk around the Pine Lakes and Headquarters Pond. Please bring binoculars and water. For more information or reservations, call Marian Frobe at (509) 328-0621. June 8, 8 a.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 South Smith Road, Cheney. $5/suggested donation.
“Ties to the Land: Your Family Forest Heritage” - The WSU and UI Extension programs present a workshop to plan for an orderly transition of family-owned forest and rural land. The registration form can be downloaded at http://forestry.wsu.edu. June 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Create Art Center, 900 W. Fourth St., Newport. $35; $10/per additional family member; $25/workbooks. (509) 683-3168.
Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society - Arbor Day ceremony, native plant sale, educational information, bake sale, free seedlings and tours of the Arboretum. June 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lakeview Park, 611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 597-7141.
Drip Irrigation for Girls – With a drip irrigation system plants are watered more efficiently and weeds are kept at a minimum. Flower farmer Penny Simonson will help you identify and understand the various parts of a drip irrigation system and guide you in building what you need. Reservations are required, seating is limited. June 12, 6:30 p.m., Blue Moon Garden and Nursery, 1732 S. Inland Empire Way. (509) 747-4255.
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. Food will be available for purchase. Presented by Spokane Valley Heritage Museum in collaboration with Inland Empire Steam and Gas Buffs. Today, 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
Horse Show – Hosted by Diablos 4-H Horse Club. Today, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, North Arena, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Please enter through the Dalton Avenue gate. Free admission.
Spokane Kennel Club Dog Show – There are more than 1,300 dogs entered for the AKC dog show. There will be vendors selling pet products and local breed clubs with informational booths. Friday and Saturday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$10/parking. (509) 954-3929.
Horseback Trail Ride and Steak Lunch - Bring your own horse for the annual Spring Ride presented by Hauser Lake Lions. Registration required by Monday. Saturday, starts at Matheson Ranch, Hauser Lake, Idaho. $15. (208) 651-3266.
Dog Show - Presented by Coeur d’Alene Dog Fanciers. May 27-28, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Building 25, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Visit www.cdadogfancers.org for more information.
10th Annual Parade of Paws - A fun-packed two- or four-mile walk to benefit the animals at the Spokane Humane Society. Early registration is available on June 7, noon to 7 p.m. Day of event registration starts at 8 a.m. Collect pledges from family, friends and co-workers. Virtual Walkers are also welcome online. All walkers will receive a special goodie bag. Collect $100 and you’ll get a Parade of Paws T-shirt. June 8, 10 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.
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