University High School Craft Fair - Annual event to benefit the University High School Instrumental Music Program. Continues today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley. $2/admission. (509) 891-5278.
Rings & Things Bead Show - A wide selection of findings, tools, books and crystals at regular volume discount prices. Fifteen percent off wholesale prices on thousands of bead strands: silver, glass, gemstones, trade beads and more. Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 924-9000.
Sunday Soup Sewing Day - Make a contemporary quilt. Today, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 10220 N. Nevada St. (509) 467-8210.
Yuletide at the MAC - 34th annual fine arts and crafts fair to benefit Spokane Art School education programs, sponsored by Tinman Gallery. Artwork includes ceramics, paintings, mixed media, jewelry, photography, woodwork, fiber arts and holiday items. Friday through Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Free admission. (509) 363-5344.
Mead High School Holiday Craft Fair - Benefits the school band and color guard programs. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mead High School, 302 W. Hastings Road. $1/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 720-6983.
Library Holiday Craft Fair - Second annual event with more than 35 vendors. Portion of the sales benefit the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 17, noon-4 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 769-2315.
Woman’s Club Fall Bazaar - Crafters and vendors bazaar. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Free admission. (509) 434-9680.
Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - Nov. 22-24. More than 300 artists and crafters. Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.
Festival of Fair Trade - Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The festival will feature handcrafts, clothing, jewelry, pottery and more. There will also be a screening of “Moving Beyond Paralysis: Steps for Making Positive Change,” at 2 p.m. Nov. 30 at The Magic Lantern. A discussion will follow. Proceeds benefit Power of 5, which raises money to help girls stay in school in Nepal. Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. Free; $5 suggested donation for film showing. (503) 448-6561.
Annual Christmas Bazaar - Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Wilbur Community Center, southwest corner of Division and Railroad, Wilbur. (509) 647-0447.
Fall Craft Fair - This event helps to support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Providence pediatric services in Spokane. Dec. 6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Providence Holy Family Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 474-4923.
East Valley High School Winter Arts and Crafts Fair - Dec. 7-8. Benefiting the EVHS band. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave., Spokane Valley. $1.
Holiday Gift Gala - Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, U.S. Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown. Free admission. (509) 229-3414.
Christmas Craft Fair - Craft and gift items, fresh-cut Christmas trees. Sponsored by Deer Park High School 2014 Grad Night Committee. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Deer Park Elementary School, 1500 E. D St., Deer Park. Free admission. (509) 998-0353.
“Herbicides, Pesticides and the Honey Bee” - Jim Miller and Gina Jackson will address how chemical herbicides and pesticides have a direct effect on honey bees and other crawling and flying insects, how the chemicals get into the honey bees, and how to grow plants, flowers and vegetables while helping the honey bee and other insects. Continues today, 11 a.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Free. Registration required. (509) 368-9378.
Growing Your Groceries: Not Weeds - Learn how to efficiently manage weeds with instructors Sharon Sorby, Pend Oreille County Weed Board Coordinator; Carol Mack, WSU Extension educator; and Loretta Nichols, Weed Board staff. Presented by the WSU Kalispel Tribal Extension Program. Two pesticide license recertification credits will be available. Register by phone or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m., Camas Center, 1821 N. LeClerc Road, Usk. Free. (509) 447-2401.
Learn to Preserve Holiday Plants - Steve Nokes, Spokane County-WSU Master Gardener, shares tips to become a confident gardener during the holiday season. Hosted by the Friends of Manito. Learn how to maintain and preserve holiday classics such as Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti, poinsettias, and amaryllis. Lecture is free and open to public. Call to register. Saturday, 10 a.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, east of the greenhouse. Free. (509) 456-8038.
UI Extension Forest Health Program - Register by Nov. 29 for the class Dec. 6. Topics include honeybees, pesticide applicators, harvest slash loading and herbicide treatments, geospatial technologies, bio-controls for weed species, insects and forest fires and rates of change. Nov. 29, Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $22, includes handouts and refreshments. (208) 446-1680.
Annual Spokane Humane Society FurrBall - Reception from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Elizabethan Room at the Davenport Hotel, with a silent auction, cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner will be in the Grand Pennington Ballroom at 7:45 p.m. After dinner enjoy a live auction of eight themed Christmas trees complete with gift certificates and items. Each tree is valued at approximately $2,500. Dance to live music by 6 Foot Swing in the Hall of Doges at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 23, the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $125/person. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.
Spokane Humane Society “Home For The Holidays” Open House - Stop in for a tour of the shelter and the new Spay/Neuter Clinic, meet the staff and volunteers and enjoy refreshments. Play and visit with the cats and dogs. Dec. 1, 11 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater - Dec. 5-7. Family-oriented blend of the comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets which were rescued from animal shelters. Shows at Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. SpokAnimal is partnering with Friends of the Bing and there will be an Adopt a Pet event before and after each performance in the lobby of the Bing. Dec. 5, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22/general, $9/age 12 and younger. (800) 325-SEAT.
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