September 1, 2013 in Features

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Sunday Street Market - Open-air market with vendors. Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2302 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free admission. (509) 217-4381.

Annual Quilt Show - The Valley Piecemakers Quilt and Craft Club will hold its annual quilt show, Autumn Splendor. Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Heyburn Elementary School, 1405 Main Ave., St. Maries. $1/adults.


10th Anniversary Embroidery Party – Friday and Saturday. E-Z Knit Fabrics and Sew E-Z Too are hosting a two-day embroidery party. Learn the latest techniques in embroidery. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. For more information or registration call (509) 684-2644 or (509) 325-6644. $125.

Fall Plant Sale - The Friends of Manito will present a large selection of plant varieties. Kids can make leaf masks, gnarly fall trees, and autumn wreaths. There will be several free informative talks and demonstrations. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, East of the greenhouse. (509) 456-8038.

Adult Community Library Network Programs - Hunting for wild mushrooms in North Idaho program offered: Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m., Spirit Lake Library, 32575 N. Fifth Ave., (208) 623-5353; Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m., Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St., (208) 773-1506; Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m., Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way, (208) 772-5612. Free.

Grafting Fruit Trees Workshop - Robert Tripepi, University of Idaho horticulture specialist, will show you how to graft scions onto plum rootstocks. Registration is free to certified Master Gardeners. Sept. 12, 5:30-7 p.m., University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $20/before Friday; $25/after Friday. (208) 263-8511.

Weekend Soap Making Class - Sept. 14-15. Hands-on soap making. Using palm, coconut and olive oil, design your own fragrance and take home nearly three pounds of soap. Class size is limited; call to reserve your spot. For ages 16 and older. Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. $55. (509) 466-7223.

Fast Hot Composting 101 Workshop - Marilyn and Chris Carothers will show you the best ways to compost outdoors. Please bring at least a gallon-size container of whatever material you would like to put in the compost as your entrance fee. Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Registration required. (509) 368-9378. Free.

Ties To the Land: Your Family Forest Heritage - Workshops to help plan for an orderly transition of family-owned forest land. Visit or call (208) 446-1680 to register. Sept. 18 and 25, 6-9 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $35/includes refreshments, workbook and DVD.

Bernina and Ricky Tims Quilt Seminar - Sept. 19-21. Bernina and Ricky Tims are partnering to offer a three-day quilting seminar. Forms, admission prices and the registration mailing address are available at washingonreg.pdf. The registration deadline is Friday. Red Lion Hotel Pasco, 2525 N. 20th Ave., Pasco. (509) 547-0701.

Basic Landscape Design - Fall gardening classes presented by WSU Spokane County Extension. Learn basic landscape design. Classes will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon on Sept. 21 and 28 and Oct. 5 and 12. For more information or registration call (509) 477-2048 or email Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $55/four classes.

Fall in the Garden - Fall gardening classes presented by WSU Spokane County Extension. Get some tips on pruning, planting and planning. Classes will be held Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 21 and 28 and Oct. 5 and 12. For more information or registration call (509) 477-2048 or email Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $12/per class; or $44/four classes.

Fall Into Success Field Day - Classes include composting, garden management and evaluation, soil improvement, cover crops, hand tools and native plant selection and planting. Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $10/before Sept. 13; $15/after Sept. 13. (208) 263-8511.

Sustainable Preparedness Expo - Learn about living sustainably and how to be prepared for disaster. Topics include organic gardening, food preservation, renewable energy, natural health and home remedies and more. Visit Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $9/advance; $12/door.

Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society - Ed Robinson will present “The Idaho Department of Lands: From Main Street to Mountain Top.” Sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. Sept. 28, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 597-7141.


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.

PRCA Rodeo – Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5-$8/general, in addition to fair admission. (800) 325-SEAT.

Spokane County Interstate Fair – Friday-Sept. 15. This year’s theme is “Ridin’, Rockin’ and Livestockin’ ”. Live music, animals, exhibits, amusement rides, food. Fair hours are 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily, closing at 8 p.m. the final day. Seniors get free admission on Sept. 9; law enforcement, firefighters and military get free admission on Sept. 11; Safeway Family Day - children 17 and younger (accompanied by a paying adult) are admitted free with a youth pass from their local Safeway store on Sept. 12; Coats 4 Kids Drive - children age 13 and younger will be admitted free with the donation of a new or gently used coat. Visit for a full schedule. Spokane County Fairgrounds, 404 N. Havana St. $10/adults; $7/seniors and children ages 7-13; free/age 6 and younger; ride bracelets are $25 for Sept. 9-12; and $30 for Sept. 13-15. (509) 477-1766.

SCRAPS Walk in the Park - Walk in the Park is a pledge walk to support the SCRAPS Hope Foundation’s animal medical fund, which provides life-saving medical treatment, enrichment and care to homeless animals. Participants can register as an individual or as a group. All participants receive a special doggie bag and are eligible for prizes. The day also includes a silent auction, raffle and animal related booths. Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Prairie View Park, 3724 E. 61st Ave. (509) 477-2760.

Spokane Humane Society Booktober Book Sale - Oct. 5-6. Come and browse more than 20,000 gently used books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and other items for sale. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donated books and other items gladly accepted beforehand. Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.

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