17th Annual Bead Stampede - Beadwork from local artists and beads and gifts from around the world. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Ag B Building, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $3. (208) 661-2911.
Ferris High School Arts and Crafts Fair - The 21st annual event with more than 140 crafters. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave. $2/general; free/age 11 and younger.
Fall Craft Fair - This event helps to support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Providence pediatric services in Spokane. Thursday and Friday, 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.
Autumn Arts and Crafts Festival - Original and finely crafted items. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Washington State University, Pullman. Free admission. (509) 332-5206.
Usk Community Club Fall Bazaar - Hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Homemade food and crafts. Saturday, Usk Community Hall, 2442 Black Road, Usk. Free admission. (509) 445-1433.
Weekend Soap Making Class - 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. Saturday-Oct. 27, Greencastle Soap Co., 203 N. Stone St. $55. (509) 466-7223.
Calvary Craft Faire, Bake Sale & Country Store – Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 1011 N. Compton St., Post Falls. (208) 773-5321.
Arts, Crafts and Food Fair – Saturday, 10 a.m., Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. (509) 838-6518.
35th Annual Quilt Show - Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter present “A Cottage in the Country” with featured quilter Sherry Thompson. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $8/general; free/age 10 and younger. (509) 863-5536.
14th Annual Historic Home Tour - Visit homes in the Millwood neighborhood. Hosted by Spokane Preservation Advocates. Tickets sold during the tour at 3303 N. Marguerite Road. No spiked heels, photos, backpacks or strollers allowed in the homes. Today, noon-4 p.m. $15/general; free/age 11 and younger. (509) 456-3828.
Spokane Green Solutions - Join the discussion on green infrastructure, sustainable site design and storm water management. Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Associated Garden Club - Japanese flower arranging discussed at meeting. Friday, noon, Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, east of the greenhouse, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. (509) 838-3705 or (509) 260-5503.
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. Saturday, 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.
Fall Compost Fair and Leaf Festival - Families are encouraged to see the trees and shrubs, visit informational booths, take classes and participate in the free activities. Spokane County residents who complete the activities may take home a free compost bin (limit one per household). Bins are provided by the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System and the Washington State Department of Ecology. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd. Free. (509) 625-6800.
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