2014 Moscow Farmers Market Craft / Food Jury - The city of Moscow and the Farmers Market Commission will screen and jury potential craft and food vendors for the 2014 Moscow Farmers Market. Applications are available at Moscow City Hall or at www.ci.moscow.id.us/records/Applications/ Craft-Food-Jury-Application%202014.pdf and are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Moscow City Hall, 206 E. Third St., Moscow. Free. (208) 883-7036.
SCC Spring Arts, Crafts and Food Fair - A variety of vendors will sell gifts, garden art and other items designed to welcome spring into your home. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. Free admission and parking. (509) 434-6576.
55th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show - March 28-30. The show will feature 40 dealers and 60 displays of precious and semi-precious stones, fossils, specimens and beautiful jewelry. It will also include demonstrations and children’s activities. Presented by Rock Rollers of Spokane. Hours are Friday-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/adults; $5/seniors and military; free/age 12 and younger and Scouts in uniform; free parking and admission is good all weekend. (509) 891-6533.
Horticulture Workshops - The University of Idaho Extension presents the 2014 Idaho Master Gardener’s Annual Horticulture Workshops, including: Managing Your Backyard Forest, Monday, 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 Identification, 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.
Library Spring Gardening Series - Thursday, 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.
“Lavender & Lace” - Luann Hartley, a professional educator for Elna, will give a demonstration of her techniques. Two sessions on Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-5 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 10220 N. Nevada St. Free; reservations are requested at (509) 467-8210.
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 available. Wednesdays in March from 5:30-8 p.m., Spokane County Conservation District, 210 N. Havana St. $25. (509) 535-7274.
“Growing a Garden City” - Jeremy N. Smith, author of “Growing a Garden City,” will speak on positive change through local food, farms and gardens at the meeting of the Inland Empire Gardeners. March 6, 6:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 535-8434.
Beginning Bird Watching Classes - The Friends of Turnbull and Spokane Audubon Society will sponsor beginning bird watching classes for ages 8 to 80. The classes will be March 8, April 5, May 3, June 7 and July 12 and include binocular instruction and practice, field guides, identifying birds at Turnbull and more. Class size is limited; registration is required. All classes 9-11 a.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. Registration and payment is required with participant information and check to “Friends of Turnbull,” c/o D. Burt, 3312 E. Donora Ct., Spokane, WA 99223. $5/per person; $10/per family. (509) 448-0659.
Spokane’s Champion & Historic Trees - Informative history of the local trees presented by Ed Lester, Spokane County WSU Master Gardener. The third annual Speaker Series is hosted by Inland Northwest Land Trust. March 11, 7-8:30 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 328-2939.
Propagation from Seeds & Cuttings - Backyard Bounty Spring Gardening Series presents a class on how to grow from seeds with or without a greenhouse and how to get new plants from cuttings. March 13, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; March 19, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400. Free.
Beginning Soap Making Class - Design your own fragrance and take home three pounds of soap. March 15-16, 10 a.m.-noon, Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. $55. (509) 466-7223.
Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society - “Native Flora and Fauna: A Perfect Match,” presented by Kathleen St. Clair-McGee. March 22, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 627-3292.
Vegetable Gardening 101 - Backyard Bounty Spring Gardening Series presents a class on designing your garden, soil prep, planting, watering, fertilizing and harvesting. March 27, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; April 2, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400. Free.
Associated Garden Club - Chickens in the Urban Backyard. March 28, Manito Garden Meeting Room, East of the greenhouse, E. 21st Ave. (509) 838-3705 or (509) 260-5503.
Sandpoint Earth Day Celebration - Food, live music, demonstrations, kids crafts, wildlife displays and displays from a big variety of local organizations doing good things for the planet. April 19, noon, Forrest M. Bird Charter School, 614 S. Madison St, Sandpoint. Free. (208) 265-9565.
Divino Fashion Runway Show - Opens with Canines on the Catwalks. Enjoy shopping, drinks, and other entertainment along with exquisite fashions and adorable dogs. Proceeds benefit SpokAnimal. March 21, 6 p.m., Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada St. $30/advance; $35/door; students: $15/advance; $18/door; free/age 5 and younger. (509) 850-0737.
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