September 8, 2013 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

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.

Weekend Soap Making Class – Saturday-Sept. 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.

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 www.rickytims.com/images/ documents/washingonreg.pdf. Registration is required. Red Lion Hotel Pasco, 2525 N. 20th Ave., Pasco. (509) 547-0701.

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

Home/Garden

Adult Community Library Network Programs - Hunting for wild mushrooms in North Idaho program offered: Monday, 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. Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m., University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $25. (208) 263-8511.

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. Saturday, 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 www.uidaho.edu/extension/forestry 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.

Basic Landscape Design - Fall gardening classes presented by WSU Spokane County Extension. Learn basic landscape design. Classes will be Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon on Sept. 21 and 28 and Oct. 5 and 12. For information or registration call (509) 477-2048 or email akestell@spokanecounty.org. 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 akestell@spokanecounty.org. 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 Friday; $15/after Friday. (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 www.sustainablepreparedness.com. 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.

Animals

Spokane County Interstate Fair – Today-Sept. 15. 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 Monday; law enforcement, firefighters and military get free admission on Wednesday; children 17 and younger (accompanied by a paying adult) are admitted free with a youth pass from their local Safeway store on Thursday; Coats 4 Kids Drive – children age 13 and younger will be admitted free with the donation of a new or gently used coat. Visit www.spokanecounty.org/fair/sif 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 Monday-Thursday; and $30 for Friday-Sept. 15. (509) 477-1766.

Springs of Hope Creamery Farm Tour - Springs of Hope Creamery is North Idaho’s only Grade A raw milk dairy. The tour will include hayrides and a barbecue lunch. Meet at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene at 9 a.m. Reservations are required at (208) 676-9730. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Springs of Hope Ranch, 3649 Perkins Lake Road, Moyie Springs, Idaho. Free.

An Old Fashioned Sunday in Autumn - Antique tractors will be on display along with working scale model gas engines. Historical movies of farming on the Palouse will be shown and a “name the antique” contest is planned again this year. The annual apple pie baking contest will be judged by professional bakers with prizes for the winners. Visitors may purchase homemade ice cream along with the pie which will raise funds for operations at the Dahmen Barn. Enjoy live music by and an exhibit of quilts by the Palouse Patchers. New this year is a kids corner with fun activities for youngsters. The yard behind the wheel fence will be filled with artists and craftspeople demonstrating and selling what they create, and live alpacas will be on display along with items handmade from their fiber. Fresh, local produce will be available and the Uniontown Deli will have lunch items and drinks for sale. Local wines wrapped in local art will be the silent auction at this event. Resident artists will create containers in various mediums to envelope bottles of wine that have been donated by local wineries from the Moscow-Pullman area and the Lewis-Clark Valley. Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 Park Way, Uniontown. Free. (509) 299-3414.

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.

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 www.appaloosamuseum.org or call (208) 882-5578. The raffle is open through Oct. 18.


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