June 1, 2014 in Features

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Arts/Crafts

ArtFest 2014 - The 28th annual art fair showcasing work ranging from sculptures, paintings, jewelry, photography, ceramics fiber arts and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today. The Make-It-Art children’s area is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Park, Browne’s Addition, between Second and Fourth avenues and Spruce and Chestnut streets. Free admission. (509) 456-3931.

Farm Chicks Antiques Show – Saturday-June 8. Featuring antiques, vintage objects, handmade goods and many vendors. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8/day; $15/weekend. (509) 954-1692.

Palouse Fiber Arts Festival - June 14-15. Fiber arts workshops run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and cost is $55 per each half day of class; half-day and full-day classes are available, including indigo dyeing, weaving, spinning for drop spindles and wheels, colorwork knitting, color theory, wool combing, and steeking. The fiber market will be open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, featuring drop spindles, hand-dyed yarns and fibers and locally grown farm yarns and fibers and more. There will be spinning wheels and looms to try and buy, as well as other fiber related equipment. Admission to the market is free. A speaking event is scheduled for Saturday evening at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in downtown Moscow at 6 p.m. with “Meet The Teachers;” at 7 p.m. hear Mary Scott Huff’s talk on “All I Need to Know I Learned From Knitting;” and at 8 p.m. a raffle of door prizes donated by the vendors. Tickets are $10, available at The Yarn Underground or free with class registration. See www.palousefiberfestival. wordpress.com for details and registration forms, or stop by The Yarn Underground at 409 S. Washington St. in Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-7700. Fourth Annual Eclectic Collection Arts and Crafts Show - Jewelry, paintings, tole painted decor, handcrafted soaps and beauty supplies, candles, painted china, baby booties, scarves and more. June 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2720 E. Bruce Road. Free admission. (509) 325-4809.

Home/Garden

Preserve Your Produce - Anna Kestell, a local food safety and preservation information specialist, will walk you through the basics of canning, freezing and drying. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney. Free. (509) 893-8280.

Buried in Treasures: Hoarding Workshop - Have your things taken over your house, life and social calendar? Would you like to learn tips on how to de-clutter and stop over-acquiring from people who know what it’s like? Workshops will be offered weekly for 12 weeks on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m.; or Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. 2702 N. Perry St. $200/fee assistance and payment plans available. (509) 850-3905.

Spokane Valley Quilters - Potluck at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7. Guests are welcome. Tuesday, Valley Assembly of God, 15618 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 924-6320.

Ciscoe Morris’ Biggest Bloopers Ever and TIEG Birthday Celebration - This month The Inland Empire Gardeners turns 20 years old and they are throwing themselves a birthday party and have invited special guest Ciscoe Morris. He will share some of his favorite garden disaster stories in the hope that you can learn from his mistakes and hopefully make sure it never happens to you. Ciscoe’s talk is entitled “Gardening 101: Misery Loves Company Ooh la la! My Biggest Bloopers Ever!” Thursday, 6 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free. (509) 535-8434.

Beginning Bird Watching Classes - Classes for ages 8 to 80 on Saturday and July 12 will include binocular instruction and practice, field guides, identifying birds at Turnbull and more. Classes are 9-11 a.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. Registration and payment required with participant information and check to Friends of Turnbull, c/o D. Burt, 3312 E. Donora Court, Spokane, WA 99223. $5/per person; $10/per family. (509) 448-0659.

Arbor Day Celebration - Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society will host activities that include a plant sale, bake sale and tours of the Arboretum and Bonner County Historical Society open house. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lakeview Park, 611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 255-7748.

Spring Plant Sale - The Friends of Manito will present a large selection of plant varieties. Music from The Barking Katz. Free lecture at noon on beekeeping and at 1 p.m. on plants that attract bees. Proceeds benefit Manito Park. Saturday, 9 a.m., east of Gaiser Conservatory, Manito Park, 4 W. 21st Ave. (509) 456-8038.

Van Gogh in the Garage? - Appraiser Carol Worthington, of Worthington Estate Sales, will give you the scoop on your art, china and household objects. Register now to secure your spot at http://scld.evanced.info/signup/ EventDetails.aspx?EventId= 4057&lib. Limit one item appraised per person. June 11, 1 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Family Wildlife Viewing Scavenger Hunt - Join in a family scavenger hunt looking for signs of wildlife. Kids wildlife viewing backpacks will be available to borrow in the Friends of Turnbull store, open weekends at the refuge. June 14, 10 a.m.-noon, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. $5. (509) 448-2291.

Spokane in Bloom Garden Tour - “How Green is My Valley” is this year’s theme. The tour will be June 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gardens to visit are: Wabi Sabi, 1719 S. Pines Road; Peaceful Pines, 12510 E. 21st Ave.; Harmonic Hillside, 3915 S. Pines Road (limited access); Scott Park Place, 13710 E. 42nd Ave.; Sleepy Lazy Hollow, 520 N. Glenn Road; Calm Still Waters, 8218 E. Maringo Drive (limited access); Quiet Meadows Garden, 17912 E. Mission Ave.; Tranquil Mist Garden, 3510 N. Malvern Road. There will be garden-related vendors, music and art. Barbecue lunch buffet available for purchase from O’Doherty’s BBQ. Tickets available tour day at gardens as noted or at Blue Moon, Gibson’s, Greenthumb, Judy’s Enchanted Garden, Northwest Seed, Ritter’s and Tower Perennials or online at www.tieg.org. Presented by The Inland Empire Gardeners. $12. (509) 535-8434.

Animals

Furrst Friday Art + Animals - Spokane Humane Society, SCRAPS and SpokAnimal will bring adoptable animals to meet and pet. Artists will show work that captures the art of animals: Steve Merryman, Marilyn Meyer, Daris Judd, Philip Dhillon, and more. There will also be natural pet treats from Kritter Kookies, an crafts for children and adults and samples from the Steam Plant Brewing Co. Friday, 4-8 p.m., 159 S. Lincoln St. Free. (509) 777-3900.

Kibbles4Kritters Fundraiser - A pet food fundraiser for SCRAPS. Donations of dog and cat food, toys, treats, blankets, and leashes as well as cleaning products such as bleach, mops, money and towels are appreciated. June 8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hot Rod Vaporz, 1014 N. Pines Road. (509) 477-2532.

Full Clydesdale Hitch – Viewings are: June 11 at INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., from 4:30-6:30 p.m.; June 13 at Spokane Indians Baseball for the home opener from 5-7 p.m.; June 14, retail delivery in downtown Spokane, 3-5 p.m.; and June 15 at Fairchild Air Force Base from 1:30-3 p.m., military identification required. A single horse will be at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital on June 12 from noon-2 p.m. Free. (509) 396-8562.

11th Annual Parade of Paws - Join the Spokane Humane Society in raising the funds needed to provide food, shelter and veterinary care to the unwanted, neglected and abandoned animals in the community. Walk begins at 10 a.m. from the shelter, with registration starting at 8 a.m. Early registration is available on June 13 from noon-7 p.m. at the shelter. Walkers are asked to collect pledges. Those who collect $100 or more in pledges will receive a Parade of Paws T-shirt. Pledge sheets are available at www.spokanehumanesociety.org and at the shelter. Prizes will be awarded for those raising the most money. June 14, 10 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.

Band Together for the Animals - SCRAPS will hold the Leash Cutting and Grand Opening celebration of its new regional animal facility. Area rescue group, animal welfare organizations and vendors will join them with hourly door prizes, pet-related seminars, food and fun. June 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., SCRAPS, 6815 E. Trent Ave. Free. (509) 477-2532.

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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