Farm Chicks Antiques Show - Featuring antiques, vintage objects, handmade goods and many vendors. Today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8/day. (509) 954-1692.
Palouse Fiber Arts Festival – Saturday-June 15. Fiber arts workshops run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 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. June 15, 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.
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 to secure your spot at http://scld.evanced.info/ signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId= 4057&lib. Limit one item appraised per person. Wednesday, 1-5 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. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. $5. (509) 448-2291.
Idaho-Washington Forest Owners Field Day - A wide variety of classes and activities will be offered. The events are designed to prepare landowners to plan and accomplish their personal objectives, reduce risks and protect their financial investment. Registration, driving directions and a full list of classes offered can be found at http://forestry.wsu.edu. June 21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Horsmann Hills Farm, 38305 N. Starr Road, Newport. Registered by Friday: $20/per person; $30/family of two or more. After Friday: $30/per person; $40/per family. $10/addition per person for barbecue lunch. (509) 667-6540.
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.
Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society - “Review of the Pack River Restoration and Highlights of Upcoming Clark River Delta Restoration Project,” presented by Kathy Cousins. Co-sponsored by the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department. June 28, 9:45 a.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 First Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 627-3292.
Beginning Bird Watching Classes - Classes for ages 8-80 will include binocular instruction and practice, field guides, identifying birds at Turnbull and more. July 12, 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.
17th Annual Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour - Presented by the Coeur d’Alene Garden Club, featuring five beautiful and diverse gardens both large and small, live music in each garden and artists with garden-related items for sale. Proceeds benefit local charities and community college scholarships. July 13, 11 a.m., 5947 Belleville Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $15/advance tickets; $17/tour day tickets. (208) 664-0987.
Rocket Mass Heater and Rocket Heated Bathtub Workshop - The workshop is for anyone who heats with wood, loves the comfort and beauty of a wood fire and wants to work half as hard to put up a winter’s worth of wood. This workshop is also 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. Aug. 1, 9 a.m., 575 Littlebrave Way, Sagle, Idaho. $285. (509) 993-1990.
Kibbles 4 Kritters Fundraiser - Third annual pet food and supply drive, sponsored by Hot Rod Vaporz to benefit SCRAPS. The goal is to fill a truck with pet food, supplies and toys. All cash donations will be used for the care and medical expenses for abandoned, abused and neglected animals from the Spokane area. Donations can also be made at SCRAPS, 6815 E. Trent Ave. Requested items include: quality cat and dog food, cat and dog toys, washable clay litter (not scoopable), litter scoops, cat and dog treats – please no rawhide type. Cleaning products are also appreciated: bleach, laundry soap, liquid dish soap, mops/mop heads (looped-end wet mops, sponge mops), brooms/dust pans, and dog beds. Today, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hot Rod Vaporz, 1014 N. Pines Road. (509) 477-2532.
Full Clydesdale Hitch - Viewings are: Wednesday at INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., from 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Friday at Spokane Indians Baseball for the home opener from 5-7 p.m.; Saturday, 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 Thursday 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 Friday from noon to 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. Saturday, 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.
Camp Barks ’N’ Rec - Children ages 8-9 are invited to learn about different types of pets, do arts and crafts projects for both shelter and at home pets, enjoy fun and games, and spend time with shelter animals. June 23-27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. $50/scholarships available. (509) 467-5235.
Ritter’s Beach Party - Bring your dogs dressed in favorite bikinis and beach wear. Benefits Spokane Humane Society. June 28, 10 a.m., Ritter’s Florist and Nursery, 10120 N. Division St. Free. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.
Inland Empire Kennel Association Annual Dog Show - July 12-13. 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. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission; $5/day for parking. (509) 456-3784.
Spokane Humane Society Birthday Party Alumni Picnic - Join in the birthday celebration. Whether you found your special forever pet there, volunteer there now or in the past, worked there or support the mission through donations, everyone is welcome. If you have (or had) a pet adopted from the Humane Society, please send the shelter a photo so they may post them on the Alumni Wall of Fame. Birthday gifts for the animals will be gladly accepted. Cake and ice cream will be served at 2 p.m. Tour the shelter and the new spay/neuter clinic. A special memorial will be held for all pets that have died. July 12, 11 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.
Pets for Vets Benefit Car Show - Lots of door prizes and raffle items, all donated by local businesses. $100 awarded to the entry chosen as People’s Choice. Bring your cars, trucks and motorcycles and join in the fun. July 19, 10 a.m., Mix Park on Northwest Avenue, Deer Park. $5/entry fee. (509) 951-4453.
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.