Art on the Green Festival – Friday-Aug. 3. The 46th annual celebration transforming the NIC campus into an outdoor art gallery and marketplace with hundreds of artists. There will be food, live music, art activities for children and more. Hours are Friday, noon-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking and shuttle bus service to the west side of the NIC campus from downtown is available during the festival. No dogs allowed at the festival. North Idaho College, at the old Fort Sherman Grounds, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 699-5066.
Knitty Gritty Knit and Crochet - If you would like to learn how to knit or crochet come and join Corbin member Rose Sloan. Bring a G hook and two skeins of yarn. Friday, 1-3 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Donations appreciated. (509) 327-1584.
Scrapbook Bootcamp - Bring your own craft projects and supplies and join in the opportunity to learn something new with 12 hours of crafting. Includes lunch and dinner. Saturday, 9 a.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $20. (208) 667-1865.
Teacher Craft Retreat on the Mountain This four-day, three-night craft retreat is all about pampering and relaxing. No cooking, no cleaning, just time to do your craft with those whom you love to spend time with over the summer. Bring your craft projects (sewing, paper crafts, beading, painting, etc.) Begins Aug. 4, Bear Creek Lodge, 24817 N. Mt. Spokane Park Drive, Mead. $200-$240. (509) 474-0600.
Sandbox Sewing - If you would like to work on your projects with other friendly stitchers, this is the place to be. August will be open sewing for anyone who wants to start or finish their projects. Corbin will be accepting items for mending or alteration on the last Tuesday of the month. Donations for this service will go directly to Corbin Center. Donations of fabric and other sewing supplies are appreciated. For more information, call (509) 993-0966 or (509) 981-7766. Tuesdays starting Aug. 5, 9 a.m., Corbin Community Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $10/per class; or $25/per month. (509) 327-1584.
Spokane Valley Quilters Annual Potluck Picnic - Bring a dish to share; plates, silverware and drinks provided. Backpacks and school supplies will be collected to benefit Spokane Valley Partners. Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Mission Park, 11123 E. Mission Ave. (509) 924-6320.
Quilting Bee - Join Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter at their quarterly Quilting Bee. Butterfly block instructions can be found at www.wsqspokane.org. Bring a project to work on. Space for sewing machines is available, but bring a power cord for your machine. Call to arrange for a quilting frame to baste your quilt. Bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch as well as a plate and utensils; coffee and tea are provided. Show and share a finished or unfinished quilted item. Open to the public. Aug. 9, 9:30 a.m., Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. Free. (509) 325-2496.
Mother/Daughter Craft Retreat Weekend - This three-day, two-night craft retreat is for moms and daughters ages 8-18. Bring your own projects. Five home-made meals, cleaning and bartending included. Begins Aug. 15, 2 p.m., Bear Creek Lodge, 24817 N. Mt. Spokane Park Drive, Mead. $150-$165. (509) 474-0600.
“Garden of Artistry” Art, Music and Flowers - Featuring Northwest artists. For more information, visit www.ponderaygarden.com. Today, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ponderay Garden Center, 477703 Highway 95 North, Ponderay, Idaho. (208) 255-4200.
Sprouting at Home 101 - Discover the ins and outs of sprouting at home and get creative recipe ideas for a variety of different sprouts. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
Rocket Mass Heater and Rocket Heated Bathtub Workshop - This workshop is for those who wish to learn about heating with wood in an efficient and earth-friendly way. Camping is available at the site where the stove will be built. Friday, 9 a.m., 575 Littlebrave Way, Sagle, Idaho. $285. (509) 993-1990.
Dragonflies on the Refuge - Dennis Paulson, author of “Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West,” will present a program on dragonflies and lead a walk in their habitats. Reservations are required. Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. $5. (509) 235-4723.
2014 Master Gardener Garden Tour and Dinner - WSU Pend Oreille Master Gardeners invite you for an afternoon viewing beautiful gardens and farms east of Newport, with an optional garden dinner offered after the tour. Dinner must be paid for in advance. Garden tour reservations may be made in advance or on the day of the tour. The tour is from 12:30-5 p.m.; dinner at 5 p.m. Aug. 3, WSU Pend Oreille County Extension Office, 418 S. Scott Ave., Newport. $10/garden tour; $12/dinner. (509) 447-2401.
Clematis Garden Talk - The next meeting of The Inland Empire Gardeners presents speaker Linda Beutler, curator of the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection in Oregon. Talk is free and open to the public. Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. (509) 535-8434.
Forest Insect and Disease Field Day - Registration deadline is Friday for the class on Aug. 8. Participants get a full day of first-hand contact with varied insects and diseases that affect forest growth and health, with discussions of related management strategies. Aug. 8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Road, Sandpoint. $10/includes materials and refreshments. (208) 263-8511.
Harrington Garden Tour - The tour will include several private gardens and historic buildings in and near Harrington. Aug. 13, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Corbin Community Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $34/member; $39.50/nonmember, includes lunch and transportation. (509) 327-1584.
Growing Your Own Tree Seedlings Workshop - Topics include choosing, buying and growing your own seedlings, planning and using a seed nursery, seed transfer guidelines, cone collection and cultural practices. Class begins at the extension office and concludes with a field trip to a seedling nursery. Visit www.uidaho.edu/extension/ forestry or call to register. Aug. 15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $20/includes handouts and refreshments. (208) 446-1680.
Tree School - The Spokane Conservation District and the Spokane County WSU Extension are planning an educational event for foresters, arborists, small forest owners and backyard gardeners who want to expand their skills and knowledge. Participants will choose from three tracks and 16 courses; most classes are 50 minutes long with a 10 minute passing period. Several of the courses will have credits available. Register at www.sccd.org/forestry. Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Spokane County Conservation District, 210 N. Havana St. $50. (509) 535-7274.
Mushrooms of the Inland Empire - This course will cover edible, poisonous, and medicinal mushrooms that are easy to identify, but lesser known. Other local fungi and rules that apply to the broader families will also be covered. Taught by Kelly Chadwick. Visit www.sccd.org/forestry. Aug. 16, 8 a.m., Spokane County Conservation District, Tree School, 210 N. Havana St. $50. (509) 535-7274.
Cow Herd Management and Cheese Making - The 2014 Farm Walk Educational Series from the Tilth Producers of Washington presents a tour of a modern dairy farm. Attendees will receive Spokane’s Family Farm milk and rennet culture to experiment with cheese-making at home. Monday, 12:30-4 p.m., Spokane Family Farm, 27515 W. Coulee Hite Road. $5. (509) 796-3276.
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. Tuesday, 5-9 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St. $5/per ticket, purchase required for dog. (509) 535-2922.
Bogs for Dogs - The Northwest Mud Racers Association presents the seventh annual event to raise funds for animals in need. The spectator gate opens at 1 p.m. and racing starts at 2 p.m. There is a $45 entry fee for those wishing to race a vehicle with safety inspection and registration from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. A portion of all entrance and spectator fees will be donated to the Spokane Humane Society. Friday, 2 p.m., Spokane County Raceway, 750 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $12/general; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 993-8108.
North Idaho Fair and Rodeo - Aug. 20-24. This year’s theme is “Summer’s Best Tradition.” The fair offers live music, carnival rides and games, food vendors, arts and crafts, livestock, contests and community exhibits. Events include Demolition Derby, PRCA Rodeo, Draft Horse Shows, and Motocross competitions in the Grandstand. Gates open daily at 9 a.m. Buildings open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Carnival open Wednesday, 3 p.m.-midnight; Thursday, 2 p.m.-midnight; Friday-Saturday, noon-midnight; Sunday, noon-8 p.m. Special events: Dustin Lynch in concert, Wednesday at 7 p.m., tickets $8-$18. PRCA Xtreme Bulls, Thursday at 7 p.m., tickets $7-$10. PRCA Rodeos: Friday-Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m., tickets $7. Demolition Derby, Sunday at 12:30 p.m., tickets $7. Order tickets at (877) 840-0457. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $9/general; $7/seniors and children ages 6-13; free/age 5 and younger; $3/parking. (208) 765-4969.
Come Feed the Buffalo - Through Sept. 30. Visitors will learn the farm history and bison facts during a slide presentation and discussion. 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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