April 27, 2014 in Features

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Shadle Park Craft and Vintage Show - Sponsored by the Shadle Park Booster Club. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Shadle Park High School, 4327 N. Ash St. Free admission. (509) 869-7534.

Annual Fair Trade Event 2014 - Sponsored by the Charity and Justice Committee of St. Joseph’s Parish. Today, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 4521 N. Arden Road. Free admission. (509) 926-7133.

Custer’s 39th Annual Spring Antique and Collectors Sale - More than 200 dealers with antiques in all price ranges. Appraisals will not be offered this year. Today, 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.

Quilting Bee - Join the Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter at their quarterly quilting bee and enjoy a fun-filled day of quilting, door prizes, games and potluck lunch. Open to the public. May 10, 9:30 a.m., Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. Free. (509) 325-2496.


Associated Garden Club – Today, 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, 4 W. 21st Ave.

Preserve Your Produce - Anna Kestell 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. Class times include: Monday, 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. Free.

Seed Saver Project - Participants are invited to take seeds 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. 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.

“The Huge World of Miniature Gardening” - Featured speaker is Seattle author Janit Calvo at the meeting of The Inland Empire Gardeners. She is the author of the “Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World.” Calvo will have her book available for sale as well as garden miniatures. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free. (509) 535-8434.

Beginning Bird Watching Classes - The Friends of Turnbull and Spokane Audubon Society is sponsoring beginning bird watching classes for ages 8 to 80. The classes will be Saturday, June 7 and July 12 and include binocular instruction and practice, field guides, identifying birds at Turnbull and more. Classes are 9-11 a.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. Registration and payment required with participant information and check to Friends of Turnbull, in care of D. Burt, 3312 E. Donora Court, Spokane, WA 99223. $5/per person; $10/per family. (509) 448-0659.

University of Idaho IDAH2O Master Water Steward Workshop - Classroom instruction and an outdoor field session that teaches best water quality monitoring practices. Participants become certified Master Water Stewards and help collect water quality data from their local streams. Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterlife Discovery Center, 1591 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, Idaho. $20. (208) 292-1287.

Home Food Preservation - May 6-27. Learn techniques like freezing, drying and canning from local expert Helen Appel. Helen has more than 60 years of experience preserving food. Classes are on Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. $13. (800) 845-3324.

Buried in Treasures: Hoarding Workshop - Have your things taken over your house, life and social calendar? Would you like to learn tips on how to declutter and stop over-acquiring from people who know what it’s like? Twelve-week workshop with sessions on Wednesdays beginning May 7, 1-3 p.m., 2702 N. Perry St. $200/fee, assistance and payment plans available. (509) 850-3905.

Is That New? Make Cheap Stuff Good - Looking to spice up your décor or wardrobe? Kelly Lynch will share some of her secrets for making old-fashioned fabulous. May 7, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; May 17, 2 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Free.

MAC’s 25th Annual Mother’s Day Home Tour - This year’s tour will feature six historic homes located in the Browne’s Addition. Tickets available at the museum Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours held noon-4 p.m., May 10-11, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $20. (509) 456-3931.

Garden Expo 2014 - More than 250 garden-related vendors. Presented by The Inland Empire Gardeners. May 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 535-8434.

Down the Rabbit Hole - Featuring furniture, gifts for the home and garden, jewelry, adult and children clothing, antiques and curiosities. May 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Greenscape Gardens, 14212 N. Market St. $4 admission. (509) 990-4558.


Seventh Annual Spokane Humane Society Car Show - Gates open for registration at 8 a.m. Benefits the shelter. May 10, 10 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Donation. (509) 467-5235, ext. 213.

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