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Sun., July 13, 2014


Crazy Caps Class - Instructor Nancy Huck will present “Sedate to Funky.” Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $30. (509) 467-8210.

Priest Lake Huckleberry Festival - The annual HuckFest, sponsored by Priest Lake Search and Rescue. This family event includes numerous food, arts and crafts booths along with search dog demonstrations and live music. Visit lake-search-rescue-huckleberry-festival.html. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Priest Lake Golf Course, 152 Fairway Drive, Priest Lake, Idaho. Free admission. (509) 979-8802.

Sunprinting - The class will be at a private residence. Please visit or call the store for location. July 20, 10 a.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $50. (509) 467-8210.

Spokane Japanese Obon Festival - July 26-27. Annual Japanese festival including dancing, Spokane Taiko performances, Japanese arts, crafts, martial arts, manga and anime. Hours are noon-7 p.m., Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Free admission; cost for games and food. (509) 534-7954.


Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival - See lavender at peak bloom in a Tuscan garden setting, shop booths featuring more than 75 regional artisans and local growers. Enjoy demonstrations, culinary delights, children’s art activities, live music, wine and microbrew garden, visit the enchanted secret gardens of the Lavender Fairies and more. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., City Park at First and Calispel streets, Newport, Wash. $6/general; free/age 12 and younger; $8/two-day pass; $25/concert advance ticket. No pets permitted on grounds except for service animals. (509) 447-6451.

17th Annual Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour - Presented by the Coeur d’Alene Garden Club, featuring five gardens, live music in each garden and artists with garden-related items for sale. Proceeds benefit local charities and community college scholarships. Today, 11 a.m., 5947 Belleville Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $15/advance tickets; $17/tour day tickets. (208) 664-0987.

Neighborhood Birds Presentation - Joyce Alonso, education co-chair of the Spokane Audubon Society, will give a presentation about the birds you see in your backyards, neighborhoods, local parks and forests. Organized by Exploring Families; nonmembers can also attend one Exploring Families sponsored activity. Registration required at Monday, 10:30 a.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 999-7614.

“Ties to the Land” Forestry Workshop - The University of Idaho Extension program presents a workshop to plan for an orderly transition of family-owned forest and rural land. Registration required; call or download the form at /forestry. Tuesday and July 22, 9 a.m.-noon, University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County, 4205 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. $35; $10/additional family member; $25/workbooks. (208) 263-8511.

Master Water Steward Certification Workshop - The UI Extension will offer a workshop to become a certified volunteer Master Water Steward in the IDAH2O program. The workshop will cover watershed investigations, how and why to monitor, water safety, field experience and other topics related to water quality monitoring. Register online at, email, or call (208) 292-1287. Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., PCEI Nature Center Outdoor Classroom Pavilion, 1040 Rodeo Drive, Moscow; and July 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., University of Idaho - Coeur d’Alene, HC 240B, Harbor Center, 1031 North Academic Way, Coeur d’Alene. $20/per workshop.

Classes at Greencastle Soap - Learn how to make soap and other herbal items. Introductory class on July 22-23 and Aug. 19-20; and lotions, lip balms and herbal salves on Sept. 11. Classes at 7 p.m., Greencastle Soap, 203 N. Stone St. $55/per class. (509) 466-7223.

Washington State Quilters - Guild meeting on July 24 with guest speaker Cindy Needham presenting “All About Thread.” Needham will also be conducting two workshops at a different location on July 25-26. For more information on Cindy, see her website at For more information on the quarterly guild meeting and workshops, visit July 24, 1 and 7 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $10/guests; $60/workshops, includes lunch. (509) 879-6636.

Iris Rhizome Plant Sale - Town and Country Iris Society annual iris rhizome plant sale. Free cultural and planting information. Available until sold out. July 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Valley Mall, Center Court in front of JC Penney, 14700 E. Indiana Ave. Most plants are $2. (509) 671-1540.


Inland Empire Kennel Association Annual Dog Show - Annual AKC-sanctioned all-breed dog show and its second annual agility trial. The all-breed show hours are 8:30-3 p.m.; the agility trial show hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Today, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission; $5/day for parking. (509) 456-3784.

Canines vs. Cancer - A fundraising event with proceeds benefitting American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest as well as animal charities. The 5K Canines vs. Cancer Scamper begins at 9 a.m. Event festivities will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m., including contests, dog agility demonstrations, live music, pet blessing, silent auction and raffles, activities for children and a variety of vendors. Registration and more information for the walk or run event is at Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Greyhound Park and Events Center, 5100 W. Riverbend Road, Post Falls. Free admission; $25/entry fee for 5k. (208) 773-0545.

Pets for Vets Benefit Car Show - Lots of door prizes and raffle items all donated by local businesses. Bring your cars, trucks or motorcycles and join in the fun. Saturday, 10 a.m., Mix Park on Northwest Avenue, Deer Park. $5/entry fee. (509) 951-4453.

The Fast and The Furriest - SCRAPS will hold a car and pet wash. For more information, call SCRAPS at (509) 477-2532. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Black Diamond Billiards, 9614 E. Sprague Ave.

Bark in the Park - The Spokane Indians invite you and your dog to watch as they take on the Vancouver Canadians. Proceeds from every dog ticket purchased will benefit SCRAPS, SpokAnimal and the Spokane Humane Society. July 29, 5-9 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. $5/per ticket, purchase required for dog. (509) 535-2922.

Come Feed the Buffalo - Through Sept. 30. Visitors will learn the farm history and bison facts during a slide presentation and discussion. Everyone will get an opportunity to meet the herd and hand-feed the buffalo. Gifts, souvenirs, leather goods, jewelry and more are available at the farm gift shop. Tours are offered every Friday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., Win-Tur Bison Farm, 4742 Highway 231, Springdale, Wash. $5/adults; $4/seniors and children, cash or check only. (509) 258-6717.


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