February 9, 2014 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

Super Saturday: A Campbell House Valentine - Spend the day after Valentine’s Day with your sweetie, making love notes, dressing up for the photo booth, playing games, and interacting with MAC’s Living History actors. Saturday, 11 a.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $5/adults; $4/seniors; $3/students. (509) 363-5344.

“Hearts for Hunger” - During the month of February, Pacific Flyway Gallery invites the community to create handcrafted hearts on gallery templates. The gallery will frame the piece at no charge and sell them for $20 with all proceeds benefitting Generation Alive, a local nonprofit providing nutritional meals to families in need. The showcase will be Feb. 21, 4-7 p.m. Pacific Flyway Gallery, 409 S. Dishman-Mica Road. (509) 747-0812.

SCC Spring Arts, Crafts and Food Fair - A variety of vendors will sell gifts, garden art and many other unique items designed to welcome spring into your home. March 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. Free admission and parking. (509) 434-6576.

Home/Garden

Horticulture Workshops - The University of Idaho Extension presents the 2014 Idaho Master Gardener’s Annual Horticulture Workshops: Landscaping for Fire Prevention, Monday, 6-8 p.m., $10; Introduction to Bee Keeping, Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25/per person or $30/per family of two; Medicinal Herbs to Grow in Northern Idaho, Feb. 22, 1-4 p.m., $10; Managing Your Backyard Forest, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m.; $10; Chicks in the City – Raising Chickens within City Limits, March 3, 6-8 p.m., or March 8, 1-3 p.m., $10; Basic Gardening for Northern Idaho, March 10, 6-8 p.m., $10; Tree ID, March 17, 6-8 p.m., $10; The Art of Composting, March 24, 6-8 p.m., $10; Hunting for Wild Mushrooms in Northern Idaho, March 31, 6-8 p.m., $10; Ice Age Floods, April 7, 6-8 p.m., $10; Plants and Clean Water: Creating Rain Gardens, Native Gardens and Protecting the Aquifer and Surface Water, April 14, 6-8 p.m., $10. Registration is recommended; class sizes are limited. University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 446-1680.

Athol Library Spring Gardening Series - Thursday, Organic Soil Fertility; Feb. 20, Fruit and Nut Trees; Feb. 27, Small Fruits; March 6, Perennial Flowers; March 13, Rock Gardens. Programs will be 6-8 p.m., Athol Library, 30399 Third St., Athol. Free; registration required. (208) 683-2979.

Basic Beekeeping Class - Presented by the Inland Empire Beekeepers Association and sponsored by the Washington State University Extension. The first class will be Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., followed by four field days. Washington State Beekeepers Association Apprentice certification available. Registration is required. WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $50. (509) 477-2195 or (509) 924-3652.

Cabin Fever: A Gardening Symposium - Presented by the Washington State University Spokane County Master Gardeners. Registration includes continental breakfast, with keynote presentation by Cass Turnbull from Plant Amnesty, the choice of four gardening classes, catered box lunch, parking pass and door prizes. There are 16 gardening classes to choose from covering a wide variety of topics. Detailed information and registration is found at www.mgfsc.org. Feb. 17, 7:30 a.m., WSU Spokane Campus, Phase I Classroom Building, 668 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. $75. (509) 536-8284.

Advanced Pruning - Cass Turnbull from Plant Amnesty will cover the three main forms of mal-pruning: tree topping, inappropriate shearing of trees and shrubs, and over-thinning. This is an advanced course and those attending should be familiar with principles of selective pruning. The class ends with an outdoor show and tell, live evaluation and pruning demo. Feb. 18, 9 a.m., WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $50. (509) 536-8284.

Scaling and Marketing Private Timber Workshop - Registration is due Feb. 18. Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $20/includes handouts and refreshments. (208) 446-1683.

Backyard Conservation Stewardship Program - This program will feature tips on landscaping with native plants, xeriscaping, soil health, permaculture, trees, organic gardening, composting, attracting pollinators, landscaping for wildlife and more. Training is provided by local experts. Register at www.sccd.org/education.html. Advance registration is required and registration will not be available at the door. A limited number of scholarships are available. March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 5:30-8 p.m. Spokane County Conservation District, 210 N. Havana St. $25. (509) 535-7274.

Animals

Woof, Purr & Wine - A fundraising event with a three-course dinner and wine for Partners for Pets. Saturday, 6-9 p.m., Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N. Stevens St. $30. (509) 893-9829.

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