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Sun., Oct. 6, 2013


Custer’s 38th Annual Fall Antique and Collectors Sale – More than 150 dealers with antiques to purchase in all price ranges. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $6/admission; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Apple Dumpling Festival - Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 20. Fundraiser for Greenbluff Community United Methodist Church. Enjoy homemade apple dumplings, arts and crafts, vendors and music. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church, 9908 E. Green Bluff Road, Colbert. $3/dumplings. (509) 979-2607.

Soap Making 101 – Tuesday and Wednesday. Ages 16 and older. Learn to make cold-process soap using coconut, palm and olive oil. Design your own fragrance and take home nearly 3 pounds of soap. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Greencastle Soap Co., 203 N. Stone St. Registration required. $55. (509) 466-7223.

Mt. Spokane Craft and Vendor Fair – Saturday-Oct. 13. Benefitting Mt. Spokane High School music and dance programs. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mt. Spokane High School, 6015 E. Mt. Spokane Park Drive. $1 admission.

35th Annual Quilt Show - Oct. 18-20. Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter presents “A Cottage in the Country,” with featured quilter Sherry Thompson. Enjoy 600 quilts, the merchant mall, master quilter demonstrations, Hoffman Quilt exhibit and the Quilter’s Boutique. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $8/good all three days; free/age 10 and younger. (509) 863-5536.

Fall Craft Fair - Oct. 24-25. Employees, volunteers and family members will display jewelry, art, woodwork and other craft items for sale. This event will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Providence pediatric services in Spokane. Daily 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, L3 level in the Mother Joseph and Mary Bede rooms, 101 W. Eighth Ave. (509) 474-4923.

Weekend Soap Making Class - Oct. 26-27. Hands-on soap making. Using palm, coconut and olive oil, design your own fragrance and take home nearly 3 pounds of soap. Class size is limited; call to reserve your spot. For ages 16 and older. Greencastle Soap Co., 203 N. Stone St. $55. (509) 466-7223.

Scrapbook Bootcamp - Bring your own projects and supplies and learn something new. There will be two holiday-themed make-and-take projects offered during the day for an additional fee. Register online at Nov. 2, 9 a.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $20. (208) 667-1865.

University High School Craft Fair - Nov. 9-10. An annual event to benefit the University High School instrumental music program. University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley. $2/admission. (509) 891-5278.

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


Fall Festival of Homes Tour – Today. The Spokane Home Builders Association presents the ninth annual event featuring 32 newly constructed homes from 18 of Spokane’s finest builders. Homes in various price ranges and in neighborhoods throughout Spokane County. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit Free. (509) 532-4990.

Yard and Garden Prep 101 - Learn some tips and tricks to get your gardens prepped for spring. Presented by Spokane Public Library and Spokane’s Master Gardeners. Monday, 6 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St.; Saturday, 11 a.m., Shadle Library, W. 2111 Wellesley Ave.; Oct. 19, 11 a.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. For more information call (509) 444-5331.

Fall in the Garden - Get some tips on pruning, planting and planning. For more information or registration, call (509) 477-2048 or email Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12/per class.

West Plains Fall Vintage Tour - Take in the scenery on this self-guided tour of shops in Cheney, Medical Lake, Reardan and Airway Heights. Enjoy complimentary refreshments at every stop and collect cards to become eligible for the grand prize drawing. Visit VerveVintageHomeFurnishings. Saturday, 10 a.m. Free. (509) 981-5713.

Spokane Valley Partners Community Garden Fall Work Day - Volunteers are needed to help build an arbor and remove plants for composting. Bring lunch, water bottle, gloves and a shovel, rake or cordless drill. Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fresh Start Community Garden, south of Splash Down Water Park’s overflow parking lot. (509) 927-1153, ext. 34.

Beginning Beekeeping - The West Plains Beekeepers Association will be hold a beginning beekeeping class the first three Saturdays in November. If students want to become a Washington state apprentice beekeeper, there is a test booklet and test that costs $10. Hands on training will occur in April 2014 and is included in the cost of the class. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pizza Factory, 123 S. Broad Ave., Medical Lake. $30/class. (509) 863-5666.


Spokane Humane Society Booktober Book Sale - Come and browse more than 20,000 gently used books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and other items. Today, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.

Appaloosa Horse Raffle - Proceeds benefit the Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center. The horse donated for this year’s raffle is a 2-year-old, tri-colored leopard gelding. For more information, visit or call (208) 882-5578. The raffle is open through Oct. 18.

Free Rein Therapeutic Riding Volunteer Training - Nonprofit organization offers therapeutic horse riding for children and adults with disabilities. Workshops offered Tuesday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 8118 S. Ramona Road. Free. (509) 979-1468.

Third Annual Inland Northwest Small Farms Conference - Oct. 19. This year’s theme is “Country Living with Purpose and Profitability.” There will be seminars, vendors, networking activities, and lunch. Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $35/per person; $60/per pair. (509) 535-7274.

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 with the cats and visit with the dogs. Dec. 1, 11 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.


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