Pickin’ on the Prairie Antique Show & Artisan Market - Past Blessings Farm is filled with top vendors from throughout the Northwest. From antiques, vintage, primitives, handpainted furniture, handcrafted jewelry and artisan handcrafts. Food, music and beautiful views. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Past Blessings Farm, 8521 N. Orchard Prairie Road. $4. (509) 499-5099.
Sandbox Sewing - Tuesdays at 9 a.m. in August will be open sewing for anyone who wants to start or finish their projects. Corbin will be accepting items for mending or alteration on the last Tuesday of the month. Donations for this service will go directly to Corbin Center. Donations of fabric and other sewing supplies are appreciated. For more information, contact (509) 993-0966 or (509) 981-7766. Corbin Community Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $10/per class; or $25/per month.
Funky Junk Antique Show - Everything from salvage to retro and anything in between. Live music both days and food available for purchase. Aug. 30-31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wood V-X Ranch, Big Red Barn, 480987 Highway 95, Sandpoint. $5/adults; free/age 12 and younger. (208) 946-8500.
Annual Quilt Show - The Valley Piecemakers Quilt and Craft Club will be holding their annual quilt show. This year’s theme is “Timeless Treasures.” Visit www.valleypiecemakers.com for more information. 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. $1. (208) 245-7800.
“Connections” Art & Textile Quilt Show - Lots of great prizes will be awarded. Special guest will be Senior Vice President Randy Thomas of Janome of America. Linda Anderson is the featured quilter. 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. Show is Sept. 12-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $2 or two items of canned food for quilt show entry. (509) 467-8210.
Craft Retreat Weekend - Sept. 18-21. Bring your own projects (scrapbooking, sewing, quilting, beading, painting) for this four-day, three-night retreat. Cost includes your sleeping accommodations, nine home-made meals and crafting area. Bear Creek Lodge, 24817 N. Mt. Spokane Park Drive, Mead. $200-$240. (509) 474-0600.
Custer’s 39th Annual Fall Antique and Collectors Sale - Oct. 3-5. Over 150 dealers with antiques to purchase in all price ranges. 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/admission, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. Appraisals are $7 per item, benefits Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (limit five per person). (509) 924-0588.
Advanced Discharge Class - A class on hand-dyed fabrics. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $50. (509) 467-8210.
Greencastle Soap Classes - Learn to make soap and other herbal items. Tuesday and Wednesday and Sept. 22-23, 7-9 p.m., beginning soap making. Sept 11, 7 p.m., making lotion from scratch/herbal salves and lip balm combo class. Sept. 17-18, 7-9 p.m., natural clays and coloring soap making workshop. Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. $55/class. (509) 466-7223.
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. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $50. (509) 467-8210.
Reclaimed Shirts Class - Bring four men’s dress shirts of coordinating colors that are the same size to create a comfy and fun overshirt to wear. Thursday, 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 around for up-close inspection. Saturday, 10 a.m., Manito Meeting Room, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free. (509) 456-8038.
Artful Flower Arrangements - Presented by Master Gardener Steve Nokes. Learn the basics of flower arranging, from the tools to the best flowers and foliage to use. Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 893-8260.
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., Lightening the Load, 2702 N. Perry St. $200/assistance and payment plans available. (509) 850-3905.
Art in Bloom 2014 – “Flowers, Fabrics & Friends” is a a unique flower and quilt show. Local florists have been asked to design using the colors and patterns of quilts as inspiration. See what happens when fabric art inspires floral magic. Floral Design Class at 10 a.m. to teach you how to make your own magic. Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $2.50/show; $10/class, registration recommended. (509) 624-6677.
Cabinet Rehab - Bring a cabinet door (no larger than 18-by-24 inches) or a drawer front from your own kitchen or bath. You will learn to test the existing finish to determine what surface preparation is needed. The group will choose from several options of decorative painted finishes, three of which will be demonstrated in the workshop. You will choose a finish to complete on your cabinet door. You will be given the freedom to choose your paint colors and techniques from the demonstrated finishes as you paint. Sept. 20, 1-4 p.m., Artworks, 2049 Main Street, Coeur d’Alene. $65. (208) 665-2726.
Quilt Lecturer Nancy Amidon - Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter general guild meeting with guest speaker Nancy Amidon, who will discuss “Traditional Applique.” Meetings held Sept. 25 at 1 or 7 p.m. A two-day workshop titled “Hearts and Flowers,” costing $120 including lunch, is Sept. 26-27. See www.wsqspokane.org for more guild and workshop information and registration. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $10/guests. (509) 879-6636.
Quilting Bee - Join Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter at their quarterly Quilting Bee and enjoy a fun-filled day of quilting, door prizes, games and potluck lunch. Butterfly block instructions can be found at www.wsqspokane.org. Bring a project to work on. Space for sewing machines is available, but bring a power cord for your machine. Call to arrange for a quilting frame to baste your quilt. Bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch as well as a plate and utensils; coffee and tea are provided. Show and share a finished or unfinished quilted item. Door prizes for early bird and diehard. Open to the public. Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m., Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. Free. (509) 325-2496.
Pend Oreille County Fair and Rodeo - Family fun and entertainment, live music, games for one and all, contests, livestock, still life exhibits and more. PRCA rodeo this afternoon. Today, 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 – Wednesday-Aug. 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.
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) 720-5408.
SCRAPS Walk in the Park - Pledge walk to raise funds for the SCRAPS Hope Foundation Animal Medical Fund, which provides medical treatment, enrichment and care for homeless animals in the area. Register online at www.ScrapsHopeFoundation.org or the day of the event. Collect pledges from friends, family and co-workers to help support the animals. Turn in pledge sheets at the event or to the shelter by Sept. 29 to be eligible for prizes. Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Prairie View Park, 3724 E. 61st Ave. Free. (509) 477-2760.
Come Feed the Buffalo - Through Sept. 30. Visitors will learn the farm history and bison facts during a slide presentation and discussion. Tours are offered every Friday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., Win-Tur Bison Farm, 4742 Highway 231, Springdale, Wash. $5/adults; $4/seniors and children, cash or check only. (509) 258-6717.
Booktoberfest Book Sale - Oct. 4-5. Nearly 16,000 new and gently used books, CDs, DVDs and magazines are available for purchase to raise funds for the animals of the Spokane Humane Society. Most items will be under $1. Hours are Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Spokane Humane Society, big red barn, 6607 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 467-5235, ext 211.