Historic Ritzville Days – Today. A Western art show and cowboy gathering. Visit www.ritzvillewesternart.com for more information. Ritzville National Historic District, Pioneer Plaza, Ritzville. (509) 660-0654.
Spring Craft Festival - Native American crafts, cedar planter boxes, coin jewelry, scarves, bird feeders, designer jeans, beauty products, candles, health care items, purses and jewelry. Today, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S. Nukwalqw Road, Worley, Idaho. Free admission. (253) 219-5918.
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.
ArtFest 2013 – Friday-June 2. The 28th annual art fair. Three days of fine music, good food, 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 – Saturday-June 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.
Garden Markers – Judi Gray of Whitman County Recycling will show you how to make crop markers out of spoons. All materials will be provided in this free workshop and you are welcome to bring a sack lunch. Wednesday, noon, Colfax Library, 102 S Main St., Colfax. (509) 397-4366.
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. Wednesday, 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. Saturday, 10 a.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 South Smith Road, Cheney. $5/suggested donation.
Natural Lawn Care - Learn how to make a positive impact on the land while enjoying your lawn. Landscape designer Bryan Krueger will lead the class of 10 people. Registration is required at the store or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $12. (509) 368-9378.
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 - 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 three 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. Registration deadline is Friday.
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.
Horticulturalist Donna Hanson - Horticulturalist Donna Hanson will present a class on Low Maintenance Landscaping. June 9, 3-5 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. For more information visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call (509) 397-4366. Free.
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.
Basic Landscape Design - Learn how to improve your current landscape design using basic practices. Presented by Kurt Madison, Spokane County Master Gardener. June 17, 6:30 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; June 27, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, (509) 893-8400; July 25, 6:30 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280. Free.
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. July 2, 6:30 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320; July 3, 6:30 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood, (509) 893-8260; July 23, 6:30 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake, (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.
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.
Worm Composting - Worm composting is a convenient method for converting kitchen vegetable wastes 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. Free.
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. Today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$10/parking. (509) 954-3929.
Dog Show - Presented by the Coeur d’Alene Dog Fanciers. Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Building 25, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Visit www.cdadogfanciers.org for more information.
Reardan Mule Days – The day begins on Saturday with the Mule Chase 5K and 10K Fun Run at 8 a.m. The parade starts at 10:15 a.m. The grand marshal will be Leslie Lowe from KHQ-TV. Activities include a basketball tournament, and a kids carnival with a bouncy castle, dunk tank, fast-pitch basketball, bean bag games, pony rides and more. There will be a craft fair with over 50 artists at the town park and a barbecue lunch at the Community Hall. Visit www.reardanmuledays.net or call (509) 796-2102 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 goody 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.
Pooch Camp Circuit Training Class - This class will introduce you and your pooch to cardio, strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation exercises. All of the benefits will go to SCRAPS Animal Medical Fund. To register, call Designer Fitness NW at (509) 230-1100. June 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 6815 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley. $15.
Spokane Humane Society 116th Birthday Party - Celebration with our alumni - four-legged and two-legged. 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 passed away will be held. Hot dogs, chips and pop will be available for purchase. Watch local area 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.
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