Spokane Home and Garden Show - The 38th annual event. Learn of services to make your next home improvement project a success. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $8/adults; $6/seniors and military; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 534-5380.
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, Wash. Free admission. (509) 445-1433.
GFWC Arts, Crafts and Book Bazaar - Saturday, 9 a.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Free admission. (509) 434-9680.
“Cut to the Chase” Quilt Show - Saturday-April 13. Quilt store vendors and more than 200 hand-made quilts from the Palouse area will be displayed. See exceptional bed, wall and art quilts, including two challenges, a special raffle quilt, and homemade cookies and refreshments. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Latah County Fairgrounds, 1021 Harold St., Moscow. $5/general; $3/seniors and youth. (509) 332-6252.
Celebrate Spring Craft Fair - April 18-19. Crafts, food, homemade unique items, plants and more. Bake sale and concessions both days with spaghetti feed on Friday from 4-6 p.m. and pancake breakfast on Saturday from 8:30-11 a.m. Hours are Friday, 2-7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sinto Senior Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave. Free admission; $5/spaghetti feed; $5/pancake breakfast. (509) 327-2861.
Horticulture Workshops - The University of Idaho Extension presents the 2014 Idaho Master Gardener’s annual horticulture workshops, including: Ice Age Floods, Monday, 6-8 p.m., $10; April 14, Plants and Clean Water: Creating Rain Gardens, Native Gardens and Protecting the Aquifer and Surface Water, 6-8 p.m., $10. Registration is recommended; class sizes are limited. University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 446-1680.
Seed Saver Project - Participants are invited to take seeds they need and to contribute commercially packaged seeds that are less than five years old at the Coeur d’Alene Library through May. You don’t have to give seeds to participate. The seed swap project was set up to encourage urban agriculture with seeds for plant varieties that do well in North Idaho. Also, an experienced gardener will be at the library on Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to provide advice. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.
“Garden Wisdom: Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Gardening” - The speaker for the next meeting of the Inland Empire Gardeners will be Northwest gardening guru, author, TV personality and seed company owner Ed Hume. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free. (509) 535-8434.
15th Annual Premier Home Improvement Show - Friday-April 13. More than 200 vendors showcasing the latest in home remodeling and improvement including landscaping, flooring, decks and patios, kitchens and baths, pools and spas, sunrooms, windows, doors and more. Hours are Friday, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Specials: Friday is 2 for 1 admission day, courtesy of Dishman Dodge. Saturday and Sunday, receive $2 off admission with the donation of two non-perishable food items to benefit the 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8/general; free/children age 12 and younger. (509) 532-4990.
SCC Spring Flower and Garden Show - This year’s theme is “Through the Looking Glass,” featuring larger-than-life “Alice in Wonderland” floral exhibits. The show also features a European-style fresh flower market with bedding and house plants, herbs, yard art and unique arts and crafts for sale. Children’s activities also are planned. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Free admission and parking. (509) 624-3457.
Fresh Start Community Garden Work Day - Help spread mulch, add compost to beds, rake leaves, turn the compost piles, and general site cleanup. Bring a lunch, water bottle, gloves, shovels and large trash bags. Some snacks and drinks will be provided. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 11202 E. Mission Ave. (509) 927-1153.
Preserve Your Produce - Anna Kestell, a local food safety and preservation information specialist, will teach you how to store up a little taste of summer. She’ll walk you through the basics of canning, freezing and drying, and help you determine which method is the best fit for you. April 15, 6:30 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights, (509) 893-8250; April 21, 6:30 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, (509) 893-8260; April 28, 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; May 5, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; May 12, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300; May 20, 6:30 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320; May 27, 6:30 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards, (509) 893-8390. Free.
Send a Friend a Goat - A $50 donation to Wishing Star will send a live baby goat to a recipient on the day of your choice in the greater Spokane area. Once the goat is delivered, the recipient will be asked to make a donation (of any amount) to Wishing Star to pay for the removal of the goat. Goat deliveries are April 14-18. Wishing Star Foundation, 139 S. Sherman St. $50. (509) 744-3411.
Canines on the Catwalk - The second annual Pet Fashion Runway Charity Show to benefit the Spokane Humane Society. Tickets are available at Diva Dog Pet Boutique, 911 W. Garland Ave.; Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St.; Bundle Bean Boutique, 1519 N. Pines Road; or online at www.caninesonthecatwalk.com/ content/tickets. Seating is limited, doors open at 5:30 p.m. April 19, Comfort Inn, 923 E. Third Ave. $20/advance; $25/door; $50/VIP. (509) 467-5235.
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