“Cut to the Chase” Quilt Show - Quilt store vendors and more than 200 hand-made quilts from the Palouse area will be displayed. Today, 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 - Crafts, food, homemade 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.
“Downton Abbey” Trunk Show - April 23-26. View beautiful quilts, hats, period clothing and more made from official “Downton Abbey” fabric collection. Hours are Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Top Stitch, 3808 N. Monroe St. Free. (509) 328-7397.
Custer’s 39th Annual Spring Antique and Collectors Sale - April 25-27. More than 200 dealers with antiques to purchase in all price ranges. Appraisals will not be offered this year. Hours of show are Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $6/general and good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.
15th Annual Premier Home Improvement Show - 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. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 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.
Horticulture Workshops - The University of Idaho Extension presents the 2014 Idaho Master Gardener’s annual horticulture workshops, including: Plants and Clean Water: Creating Rain Gardens, Native Gardens and Protecting the Aquifer and Surface Water. Monday, 6-8 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. Registration is recommended; class sizes are limited. $10. (208) 446-1680.
Community Library Network – Programs include: Hunting for Spring Mushrooms in North Idaho, Monday, 6 p.m., Hayden Library, 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, (208) 772-5612; Nature Inspired Gardening, Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, (208) 773-1506. Free.
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.
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. Tuesday, 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.
North Spokane County Watershed Meeting - Hosted by the Spokane Conservation District to present updates on some ongoing watershed projects and information about upcoming programs that will offer cost-share grants and/or low-interest loans for livestock and on-site septic system improvements, along with information and taking questions with regards to regulatory compliance in these areas. Light refreshments will be available. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., Riverside Fire Station No. 46, 3818 E. Deer Park Milan Road, Chattaroy. Free. (509) 535-7274.
“Green Cleaning” Workshop - Judi Gray with Whitman County Waste Reduction and Recycling will show you how to make natural household cleaners using a variety of materials, from castile soap to essential oils. This class will also let you create and take home your own Green Cleaning Kit. All supplies are provided. Thursday, noon-1:30 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. (509) 397-5213.
Associated Garden Club - April 25, Lilac Princess Introductions and Hoop Gardens; April 26-27, plant sale; May 12, Lilac Luncheon; May 23, potluck. For more information call (509) 838-3705 or (509) 260-5503. Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, East of the greenhouse, E. 21st Ave.
Public Shred Day - Free household shredding in celebration of Money Smart Week. Protect yourself from identity theft. Bring your old bank statements and other private papers to be safely and securely shredded. April 25, 9 a.m., Inland Northwest Bank, 11917 W. Sunset Highway, Airway Heights. Free. (509) 244-4840.
Spokane County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Fair - Featuring native plants, herbs, dahlia tubers, specialty vegetables as well as unique yard art by local artists, the Inland Empire Bee Keepers Association and the Bug Man, Mason Bee Houses, the Master Gardener Foundation Bookstore, the Home and Garden Shop and the Master Gardeners. April 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. Free admission. (509) 477-2181.
Send a Friend a Goat! - Great opportunity to play a one-of-a-kind practical joke on your coworkers or friends. A $50 donation to Wishing Star will send a live baby goat to an unsuspecting 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.
Reigning Cats and Dogs Auction - Pet pageant, silent and live auction, treasure hunt, raffle and delicious appetizers and desserts. Proceeds from the event go to the SCRAPS Hope Foundation’s Animal Medical Fund which provides medical assistance to animals injured or suffering from abuse. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at www.ScrapsHopeFoundation.org. April 25, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $25/advance; $30/door. (509) 477-2984.
Climate Change and Horse Keeping: Managing the Uncertainty - Hosted by the Spokane Conservation District. This conference is intended to help landowners “future-proof” their animals and grazing crops. Register by April 24. April 25, 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m., Enduris Washington Building, 1610 S. Technology Blvd., Airway Heights. $15, lunch and beverages provided. (509) 535-7274.
SCRAPS Grand Opening - Celebrate the opening of the new regional animal facility. May 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., SCRAPS, 6815 E. Trent Ave. Free. (509) 477-2532.
Seventh Annual Spokane Humane Society Car Show - Gates open for registration at 8 a.m. Benefits the animals at the shelter. May 10, 10 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Donation. (509) 467-5235 ext. 213.
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