February 16, 2014 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

“Hearts for Hunger” - During the month of February, Pacific Flyway Gallery invites community members to create handcrafted hearts on gallery templates. The gallery will frame the piece 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 Friday, 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

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, four gardening classes, box lunch, parking pass and door prizes. There are 16 gardening classes to choose from covering a wide variety of topics. Information and registration is at www.mgfsc.org. Monday, 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 will end with an outdoor show and tell, live evaluation and pruning demonstration. Tuesday, 9 a.m., WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $50. (509) 536-8284.

The Turf, Tree and Landscape Conference - The Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association and University of Idaho Boundary County Extension will offer a conference designed interested in learning about growing and maintaining landscape plants. Pesticide applicator recertification credits and arborists continuing education units will be available. For more information to register, visit www.inlagrow.org. Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Templin’s Red Lion Resort, 414 E. First Ave., Post Falls. $80/includes lunch. (208) 681-4769.

Library Spring Gardening Series – Thursday, 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.

Scaling and Marketing Private Timber Workshop - Registration is due by Tuesday. Friday, 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.

Community Seed Swap & Sale - Set up a table or come to buy or trade your seeds. Presented by Spokane Permaculture. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Spokane Public Market, 24 W. Second Ave. Free admission. (509) 276-7636.

Horticulture Workshops - The University of Idaho Extension presents the 2014 Idaho Master Gardener’s Annual Horticulture Workshops, including: Medicinal Herbs to Grow in Northern Idaho, Saturday, 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; Registration is recommended; class sizes are limited. University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 446-1680

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. Register at www.sccd.org/education.html. Registration will not be available at the door. Scholarships are availableWednesdays in March from 5:30-8 p.m., Spokane County Conservation District, 210 N. Havana St. $25. (509) 535-7274.


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