November 17, 2013 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

Yuletide at the MAC - The 34th annual fine arts and crafts fair to benefit Spokane Art School education programs, sponsored by Tinman Gallery. Artists present ceramics, paintings, mixed media, jewelry, photography, woodwork, fiber arts and more. There also will be seasonal holiday items. Today, 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. Today, 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 - Today, noon-4 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2315.

Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show – Friday-Nov. 24. More than 300 artists and crafters. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7/good all weekend; free/12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Annual Mennonite Craft and Bake Sale - Sorghum molasses and apple butter making, crafts, Wisconsin cheese, baked goods, fresh-pressed cider and more. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 782 Moon Shadow Road (three miles north of Bonners Ferry on Highway 95, turn left at light), Bonners Ferry. (208) 267-7452.

Holiday Bazaar - Crafts, jewelry and baked goods. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Academy Retirement Center, 1216 N. Superior St. (509) 484-4099.

The Christmas Craft Fair - Raising funds for a mission trip to Thailand. Saturday, 10 a.m., Spokane Christian Center, 8909 E. Bigelow Gulch Road. Free. (509) 924-4888.

Festival of Fair Trade - Nov. 29-Dec. 1. 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. on 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. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 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, Wash. (509) 647-0447.

Lotion, Lip Balm and Herbal Salve Class - Learn to make herbal salves and a variety of flavored lip balms. Take home some of everything you make scented with your choice of essential oils. Ages 16 and up. Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m., Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. $55. (509) 466-7223.

Fall Craft Fair - Employees, volunteers and family members will display jewelry, art, woodwork and other craft items for sale. 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.

Christmas Bazaar - Christmas gifts, baked goods, handcrafted items, white elephant table. Lunch served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Presented by the Women’s Fellowship. Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Newport United Church of Christ, 430 W. Third St., Newport. $4/lunch. (509) 447-4121.

Home/Garden

Pesticide Recertification Workshops - The University of Idaho Bonner and Boundary County Extension offices will offer two workshops for professional and private licensed pesticide applicators. Three pesticide recertification credits will be available. The workshops will be Dec. 4, 8 a.m.-noon at the Bonner County Extension, 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint, (208) 263-8511; and 1-5 p.m. at the Boundary County Extension, 6447 Kootenai St., Bonners Ferry, (208) 267-3235. $5/per person.

UI Extension Forest Health Program - Topics will include honeybees, pesticide applicators, harvest slash loading and herbicide treatments, geospatial technologies, bio-controls for weed species, insects, forest fires and rates of change. Dec. 6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Register by Nov. 29 online at www.uidaho.edu/ ForestHealth2013. $22/includes handouts and refreshments. (208) 446-1680.

Animals

Pet Photos with Santa - Held on Mondays through Dec. 16, 6 p.m., Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley.

Annual Spokane Humane Society FurrBall - Reception from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Elizabethan Room, 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 about $2,500. Enjoy two Parades of the Animals from the Spokane Humane Society. Dance to live music by 6 Foot Swing in the Hall of Doges at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 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, meet the staff and volunteers and enjoy refreshments. Play 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 his performing pets. Each of the show’s 15 cats and 10 dogs were rescued from animal shelters. Shows Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 11 a.m. SpokAnimal is partnering with Friends of the Bing for an Adopt a Pet event before and after each performance in the lobby of the Bing. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22 general; $9 age 12 and younger. (800) 325-SEAT.

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