Mini Log Cabin Quilt Class - The mini log cabin, or 16 block quilt, class is an exercise in straight sewing. A supply list will be given when enrolled. Monday, 1-4 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 10220 N. Nevada St., Suite 10. $20. (509) 467-8210.
Pie Fixes Everything - Instructor Carole Corder will present a two-day machine applique class and show you how to use Misty Fuse Interfacing and blanket stitching. A supply list will be given when enrolled. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 10220 N. Nevada St., Suite 10. $60. (509) 467-8210.
Quilted Postcards - Bonnie Sabel will share her world of quilted postcards during the January meeting of the Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter at the 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. meetings. Quilted postcards are a great way to use all those bits of beautiful fabrics, threads, buttons, yarns, ribbons and other tidbits you’ve collected. Thursday, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $10. (509) 468-6979.
Anita Goodesign Embroidery Party - The Quilting Bee is hosting a two-day Anita Goodesign 10th anniversary embroidery party. An evening reception will be Friday at 6 p.m. in the Isabella Ballroom, where event-goers can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. All attendees will walk away with an array of embroidery projects and have the opportunity to connect with other embroidery enthusiasts. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Davenport Hotel, Marie Antoinette Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $100. For tickets, visit the Quilting Bee at 12117 E. Mission Ave. or call (509) 928-6037.
Heirloom Pillow Case - Learn the art of heirloom sewing with lace and decorative stitches with instructor Betty Kuhlers. A supply list will be given when enrolled. Lunch supplied with donation. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 10220 N. Nevada St. #10. $75. (509) 467-8210.
Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society - “Ecology and Silviculture of Lodgepole Pine,” presented by Chris Schnepf. Saturday, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 104 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 627-3292.
Horticulture Workshops - The University of Idaho Extension presents the 2014 Idaho Master Gardener’s Annual Horticulture Workshops: Landscaping for Fire Prevention, Feb. 10, 6-8 p.m., $10; Introduction to Bee Keeping, Feb. 15, 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; Feb. 24, Managing Your Backyard Forest, 6-8 p.m.; $10; Chicks in the City - Raising Chickens within City Limits, March 3 from 6-8 p.m. or March 8 from 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.
Basic Beekeeping Class - Presented by the Inland Empire Beekeepers Association and sponsored by the Washington State University Extension. The first class will be Feb. 15, followed by four “field days” of hands-on instruction. WSBA Apprentice certification available. Registration is required. Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $50. (509) 477-2195 or (509) 924-3652.
Second Annual Dog/People Blood Drive - The Inland Northwest Blood Center will have its bus parked out front so people can donate, and the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank will be available to do initial blood typing and temperament testing on dogs. For your dog to be eligible, it must weigh more than 60 pounds and be 1 to 6 years old. Call the clinic to sign up. Feb. 8, 1-5 p.m., Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, 2829 E. 27th Ave. Free. (509) 535-3551.
Parade Your Pooch - Kids age 14 and younger can participate in this first-ever community dog show. Each participant will receive a ribbon and a panel of local celebrity judges will award special prizes in 10 categories, such as pet tricks, best costume and pet/owner look-alike. Kids must be able to handle their pets by themselves. Registration is free and forms can be picked up at the SpokAnimal shelter and vet clinic front desks during business hours. A PDF version of the registration form and other basic guidelines can be found and printed at: www.spokanimal.com. Deadline to register is Friday. Drop them by, or mail them to SpokAnimal at 710 N. Napa St., Spokane, WA 99202. Audience tickets available through TicketsWest at (800) 325-SEAT. Feb. 9, 2 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Audience tickets: $12/adults; $7/age 11 and younger. (509) 534-5805.
Woof, Purr and Wine - A fundraising event with dinner and wine for Partners for Pets. Feb. 15, 6-9 p.m., Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N. Stevens St. $30. (509) 869-1572.
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