November 24, 2013 in Features

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

Festival of Fair Trade – Friday-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 Saturday 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. (509) 448-6561.

Annual Christmas Bazaar – Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Wilbur Community Center, southwest corner of Division and Railroad, Wilbur, Wash. Free; $15/booth fee. (509) 647-0447.

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. Free. (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.

East Valley High School Winter Arts and Crafts Fair – More than 70 vendors. Food and drinks available for purchase. Benefiting the EVHS band. Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave., Spokane Valley. $1. (509) 850-5714.

18th Annual Craft and Gift Fair - Presented by Coeur d’Alene Christian School. Featuring craft and gift items, lunch, coffee, hot cocoa, hot cider and baked goods. Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Christian School, Fourth Street and Hanley Avenue, Dalton Gardens. Free admission and parking. (208) 772-7118.

Ritzville Holiday Bazaar – The 40th annual event sponsored by the Ritzville branch of the American Association of University Women. More than 40 vendors selling baked goods, gifts, decorations, toys and more. Lunch options available in the cafeteria. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ritzville Grade School, 401 E. Sixth Ave., Ritzville. (509) 659-1424.

Winter Market - Indoor market featuring local foods, crafts and music. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jacklin Building, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 765-4969.

Holiday Gift Gala - Visiting artists and resident artisans will offer their holiday works along with an expanded gift shop. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. 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.

Annual Holiday Fair and Bake Sale - Unique holiday gifts. Vendors welcome; no charge for tables. Dec. 7, 11 a.m., Rose Pointe Assisted Living, 13013 E. Mission Ave. Free admission. (509) 926-6483.

Heirloom Stitching - A demonstration of the variety of stitches and techniques used in heirloom stitching. Dec. 7, 1-3 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 10220 N. Nevada St. Free. (509) 467-8210.

NIC Art Students Pottery Sale - Dec. 10-11, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Room 157, Boswell Hall, North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 651-6484.

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 Friday online at www.uidaho.edu/ ForestHealth2013. $22/includes handouts and refreshments. (208) 446-1680.

Farm Succession Planning - The University of Idaho Bonner County Extension will offer information and workshops on succession planning for farms. The first two workshops, Dec. 18 and 19 from 1-5 p.m., will be informational. The follow-up workshop, held Jan. 26 from 6-8 p.m., will allow farmers an opportunity to develop their own plan. For more information or to register call (208) 263-8511, visit the Extension office, or visit http://extension.uidaho.edu/ bonner. University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County, 4205 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. $20/per person; or $30/per farm or ranch, two to four people.

Animals

Pet Photos with Santa - Mondays through Dec. 16, 6 p.m., Spokane Valley Mall, 14740 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 926-3700.

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 and 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.

Enjoying Nature by Horseback - Gary Cutler and Stu Neiman of Northeast Chapter of the Washington State Backcountry Horseman talk about enjoying the backcountry by horseback. They’ll focus on backcountry etiquette, the need to leave nature as you found it and equipment for the horse and rider. Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300.


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