Sandbox Sewing - Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. in August will be open sewing for anyone who wants to start or finish their projects. Donations of fabric and other sewing supplies are appreciated. For more information, call (509) 993-0966 or (509) 981-7766. Corbin Community Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $10/per class; or $25/per month.
Mother/Daughter Craft Retreat Weekend - This three-day, two-night craft retreat is for moms and daughters, age 8-18, to do together. Bring your own projects (scrapbooking, sewing, beading, painting, and more). Five homemade meals, cleaning and bartending included. Friday, 2 p.m., Bear Creek Lodge, 24817 N. Mt. Spokane Park Drive, Mead. $150-$165. (509) 474-0600.
Annual Quilt Show - The Valley Piecemakers Quilt and Craft Club will hold its annual quilt show. This year’s theme is “Timeless Treasures.” Visit www.valleypiecemakers.com for the entry form or more information. Hours are Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heyburn Elementary School, gym, 1405 Main Ave., St. Maries, Idaho. $1. (208) 245-7800.
“Connections” Art andTextile Quilt Show - Lots of great prizes will be awarded. Special guest will be senior vice president of Janome of America, Randy Thomas. Linda Anderson is the featured quilter. Entry forms are due on Aug. 15; quilts due Aug. 29. The store will hold weekly sessions Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., through August for you to work on your quilts. $10/per session. Sept. 12-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. Admission to the show is $2 or two items of canned food. (509) 467-8210.
Harrington Garden Tour - The tour will include several private gardens and historic buildings in and near Harrington. Wednesday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Corbin Community Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $34/member; $39.50/nonmember, includes lunch and transportation. (509) 327-1584.
Butterfly Quilt Class - Two-day class to create a beautiful quilt. You can bring your fabrics or purchase the fabrics of your choice at the store. Pattern included. Wednesdayand Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $50. (509) 467-8210.
Artful Flower Arrangements - Presented by Steve Nokes, Master Gardener. Learn the basics of flower arranging, from the basic tools to the best flowers and foliage to use. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake, (509) 893-8330; Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, (509) 893-8260. Free.
Free Motion Quilting - Class taught by Anna Turner, call or stop by the store to sign up. Thursday, 1-4 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $25. (509) 467-8210.
Growing Your Own Tree Seedlings Workshop - Topics include choosing, buying and growing your own seedlings, planning and using a seed nursery, seed transfer guidelines, cone collection and cultural practices. Visit www.uidaho.edu/extension/forestry or call to register. Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $20/includes handouts and refreshments. (208) 446-1680.
Tree School - The Spokane Conservation District and Spokane County WSU Extension are planning an educational event for foresters, arborists, small forest owners and backyard gardeners who want to expand their skills and knowledge. Several of the courses will have credits available. Saturday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Spokane County Conservation District, 210 N. Havana St. $50. (509) 535-7274.
Mushrooms of the Inland Empire - Learn about edible, poisonous and medicinal mushrooms that are easy to identify, but lesser known. Other local fungi and rules that apply to the broader families will also be covered. Taught by Kelly Chadwick. Visit www.sccd.org/forestry. Saturday, 8 a.m., Spokane County Conservation District, Tree School, 210 N. Havana St. $50. (509) 535-7274.
Advanced Discharge Class - A class on hand-dyed fabrics. Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $50. (509) 467-8210.
Soap Making Classes - Learn how to make soap and other herbal items. Includes intro class on Aug. 19-20; lotions/lip balms and herbal salves class on Sept. 11. Classes 7-9 p.m., Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. $55/class. (509) 466-7223.
Reclaimed Shirts Class - Bring four men’s dress shirts of coordinating colors that are the same size to create a comfy and fun over shirt to wear. Aug. 21, 1-5 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $10. (509) 467-8210.
“Plants That Have it All: High Impact, Low Maintenance, Easy to Grow” - Every plant discussed will be present and passed amongst the participants for up close inspection. Aug. 23, 10 a.m., Manito Meeting Room, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free. (509) 456-8038.
Buried in Treasures: Hoarding Workshop - Have your things taken over your house, life and social calendar? Learn tips on how to de-clutter and stop over-acquiring from people who know what it’s like? This workshop takes place over 12 weeks, with sessions beginning Sept. 9 every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m., 2702 N. Perry St. $200/assistance and payment plans available. Lightening the Load, (509) 850-3905.
Pend Oreille County Fair and Rodeo - Thursday-Aug. 17. Family fun and entertainment, live music, games for one and all, contests, livestock, still life exhibits, community dance on Friday and Saturday night. PRCA rodeo on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Fair hours are Thursday, noon-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pend Oreille County Fairgrounds, 419152 Highway 20, Cusick, Wash. $6/general; $2/ages 6-12, free/age 5 and younger; rodeo, carnival rides and games additional cost. (509) 445-1367.
North Idaho Fair and Rodeo - Aug. 20-24. This year’s theme is “Summer’s Best Tradition.” The fair offers live music, carnival rides and games, food vendors, arts and crafts, livestock, contests and community exhibits. Events include Demolition Derby, PRCA Rodeo, Draft Horse Shows, and Motocross competitions in the Grandstand. Gates open daily at 9 a.m. Buildings open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Carnival open Wednesday, 3 p.m.-midnight; Thursday, 2 p.m.-midnight; Friday-Saturday, noon-midnight; Sunday, noon-8 p.m. Special events: Dustin Lynch in concert, Wednesday at 7 p.m., tickets $8-$18. PRCA Xtreme Bulls, Thursday at 7 p.m., tickets $7-$10. PRCA Rodeos: Friday-Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m., tickets $7. Demolition Derby, Sunday at 12:30 p.m., tickets $7. Order tickets at (877) 840-0457. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $9/general; $7/seniors and children ages 6-13; free/age 5 and younger; $3/parking. (208) 765-4969.
Spokane County Interstate Fair 2014 - Sept. 5-14 This year’s theme is “Ridin’, Rockin’ and Livestockin’.” Live music, animals, exhibits, amusement rides, food and much more. Fair hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, closing at 8 p.m. the final day. Seniors get free admission on Sept. 8; law enforcement, firefighters and military get free admission on Sept. 11. Visit www.spokanecounty.org/fair/sif for a full schedule. Special events: PRCA Rodeos Sept. 5-6 at 7 p.m., $5-8; Doo Wah Riders Sept. 7 at 7 p.m., free; Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m., $25-$35; Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m., $15-$25; Jars of Clay and Kutless, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., $10-$20; REO Speedwagon, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., $20-$30; Seether, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., $20-$30; Demolition Derby, Sept. 13-14, time TBA, $5-$8. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $10/adults; $7/seniors and children age 7-13; free/age 6 and younger. (509) 477-1766.
Pet Travel Tune-Up - Stop by SCRAPS and get your furry friends ready for your next road trip. Get tips on traveling with your pet along with licensing, vaccinations and microchipping. Friday, 3-6 p.m., SCRAPS, 6815 E. Trent. Free admission. (509) 477-2760.
Paws in the Pool - Aug. 24-25. On Sunday, dogs weighing up to 59 pounds can swim from 1 to 2:15 p.m.; dogs weighing 60 pounds or more can swim from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. On Monday, dogs weighing up to 59 pounds can swim from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.; dogs weighing 60 pounds or more can swim from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Dogs must be 6 months or older and you must bring current vaccination record. Only dogs are allowed in the pool and a limit of two dogs per owner. Registration is requested. Visit www.spokanevalley.org/recreation. Valley Mission Pool, 11123 E. Mission Ave. $5/day. (509) 688-0300.
Walk in the Park - The SCRAPS Walk in the Park is a pledge walk to raise funds for the SCRAPS Hope Foundation Animal Medical Fund, which provides medical treatment, enrichment and care for homeless animals in our area. To enter, you can register online at ScrapsHopeFoundation.org or the day of the event. Then collect pledges from friends, family and coworkers to help support the animals in our care. Turn in your pledges sheet and pledges at the event or to the shelter by Sept. 29 to be eligible for prizes. Saving a Life is a Walk in the Park at the SCRAPS Dog Walk. Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Prairie View Park, E. 61st Ave. Free. (509) 477-2760.
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