Sandbox Sewing - If you would like to work on your projects with other friendly stitchers, this is the place to be. 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. Tuesday, 9 a.m., Corbin Community Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $10/per class; or $25/per month. (509) 327-1584.
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. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Library. Free. (509) 893-8260.
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 the entry form or more information. Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Heyburn Elementary School, Gym, 1405 Main Ave., St. Maries. $1. (208) 245-7800.
Midweek Monet Paint Parties - Enjoy an evening painting and socializing. This class is designed to let you relax over a glass of wine while an experienced local artist gives you a step by step introduction to acrylic painting. Smocks available but also wear clothes that you wouldn’t mind having paint land on. Sept. 3 or Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N William St., Post Falls. $40. (208) 457 8950.
Fall in Love with Chalk Paint Demo – Sept. 6 or Oct. 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Artworks Spokane, 15310 E. Marietta, Studio 8, Spokane Valley. Free, registration required. (509) 928-2726.
Knitting Classes with Rachelle Hartvigsen - Toe Up Socks, for beginner to intermediate knitters, ages 14 to adult, Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 9-Oct. 14, $92, includes supply fee. Introduction to Knitting, for ages 10 to adult, Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 10-Oct. 15, $92. Knit a Sweater, for beginner to intermediate knitters, ages 14 to adult, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 11-Oct. 16, supply list available, $79. Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-3001.
Pen and Ink Sketchbook class - With Sally Jablonsky for ages 14 and older. Held Wednesdays, noon-2 p.m., Sept. 10-Oct. 15. The student will learn to look closely and draw what they are seeing through a variety of still-life exercises. We will also be working on fostering the student’s individual style by introducing techniques and mediums and experimenting with them. Supply list available. Registration is a required for all classes Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $121. (509) 325-3001.
Creating with Charcoal or Painting in Oil - Classes with Jery Haworth for teens and adults. Painting in Charcoal: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 11-Oct. 16. Painting in Oil: Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Sept. 11-Oct. 16. Supply lists available. Registration is a required for all classes. Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $96. (509) 325-3001.
Greencastle Soap Classes - Learn how to make soap and other herbal items. Making Lotion from Scratch/Herbal Salves & Lip Balm Combo Class: Sept. 11, 7 p.m. Natural Clays and Coloring Soap Making Workshop: Sept. 17-18, 7-9 pm. Beginning Soap Making: Sept. 22-23, 7-9 p.m. Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. $55/class. (509) 466-7223.
“Connections” Art & Textile Quilt Show - Sept. 12-13. Lots of great prizes will be awarded. Special guest will be Randy Thomas, senior vice president of Janome of America. Linda Anderson is the featured quilter. Quilts due Friday. 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, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. Admission is $2 or two items of canned food for quilt show entry. (509) 467-8210.
Fall Festival - Eighth annual event. See antique farm equipment in action and watch craftspeople. A “Junk in your Trunk” swap meet and sale allows participants to show off their classic automobiles and/or sell vehicle-related parts or the cars, trucks cycles or tractors themselves. Purchase pie a la mode following the judging of the pie baking contest. See antiques from Junette Dahmen’s private collection and try to guess their names and uses. Pizza made on site and a beer garden. There will be activities for kids including face painting. Raffle of quilt by St. Boniface Altar Society. Live music throughout the day featuring David Sommer, a one-man band and Mark Holt who plays Americana roots music with a bluesy edge. Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown. Free admission. (509) 229-3414.
Craft Retreat Weekend - Sept. 18-21. You 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. Sept. 18, Bear Creek Lodge, 24817 N. Mt. Spokane Park Drive, Mead. $200-$240. (509) 474-0600.
Photoshop for Photographers: Open Sessions - Open Sessions with Roger DuBois for high school-age and older. If you are familiar with the basics of PhotoShop, and you have that near perfect photo, this class is for you. Roger will work with you on your individual images, teaching new techniques. The small class size insures that several images can be worked on each session. You will need to bring your own laptop with the program installed to get the most from this class. Registration is required for all classes. Held Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 18-Oct. 23. Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $96. (509) 325-3001.
Creating Fire-defensible Space Around Your Home - Learn how to protect your home from the threat of wildfire. This workshop is offered by WSU Extension, Friends of the Bluff, Spokane County Conservation District and the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. $10. (509) 477-2175.
Funky Junk Antique Show - Saturday and Aug. 31. Everything from salvage to retro. Live music both days and food available for purchase. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Wood V-X Ranch, Big Red Barn, 480987 Highway 95, Sandpoint. $5/adults, free/age 12 and younger. (208) 946-8500.
Springs of Hope Raw Creamery Farm Tour - Free tour at Springs of Hope Ranch (3649 Perkins Lake Rd., Moyie Springs, ID 83845), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet at 9 a.m. to carpool from Pilgrim’s Market. RSVP required by Sept. 1. Carpool drivers get Pilgrim’s Market Gift Card. Sept. 6, 9 a.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free (RSVP required). (208) 676-9730.
The Friends of Manito Fall Plant Sale - Over 300 plant species available. Visit the website for photos and complete plant descriptions at www.thefriendsofmanito.org. Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., east of Gaiser Conservatory in Manito Park, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free admission. (509) 456-8038.
Hop Picking Party - Join Iron Goat Brewing for their 3rd annual hop picking party. Bring your homegrown hops or help harvest hop cones at Iron Goat that will help create a one of a kind fresh hop beer, Spo Hop Fresh Hop Community Ale. Volunteers will get $2 off Spo Hop pints in the Iron Goat taproom while beer lasts. If you donate hops, cut the vines at the base and bring them in the day of the event by 11 a.m. Harvest volunteers may want to wear long-sleeves. Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Iron Goat Brewing, 2204 E. Mallon Ave. Free. (509) 474-0722.
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 de-clutter and stop over-acquiring from people who know what it’s like? This workshop takes place over 12 weeks, with sessions on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. beginning Sept. 9. Sept. 9, 7-9 p.m., 2702 N. Perry St. $200/assistance and payment plans available. (509) 850-3905.
Art in Bloom 2014 - Friends of Moore - Turner Heritage Gardens - Flowers, Fabrics & Friends flower and quilt show. Local florists have been asked to design using the colors and patterns of quilts as inspiration. Floral Design class at 10 a.m. Quilts by Terry Engelman and Florence Coffey among others. Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $2.50/show; $10/class, pre-registration recommended. (509) 624-6677.
North Idaho Fair and Rodeo - Concludes today. This year’s theme is “Summer’s Best Tradition.” The fair offers family fun and entertainment, with live music, carnival rides and games, food vendors, arts and crafts, livestock, contests and community exhibits. Gates open at 9 a.m. Buildings open today, noon-8 p.m. Special events: PRCA Rodeos: 12:30 p.m., tickets $7. Demolition Derby, 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.
Paws in the Pool - Today, 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 six 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. Spokane Valley Mall, Valley Mission Pool, 11123 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $5/day. (509) 720-5408.
Come Feed the Buffalo - Tours are offered every Friday through Sunday on the hour from noon to 4 p.m., from May 16- Sept. 30. Visitors will learn the farm history and bison facts during a slide presentation and Q&A session. Everyone will get an opportunity to meet and greet the herd and hand-feed the buffalo. Gifts, souvenirs, leather goods, jewelry and more are available at the on-farm gift shop. Groups are welcome, call for more information. Win-Tur Bison Farm, 4742 Highway 231, Springdale. $5/adults, $4/seniors and children, cash or check only. (509) 258-6717.
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. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana, Spokane Valley. $10/adults, $7/seniors and children ages 7-13; free/age six and younger. (509) 477-1766.