Scrapbook Bootcamp - Bring your craft projects and supplies and join in the opportunity to learn something new with 12 hours of crafting. Includes lunch and dinner. Aug. 2, 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 - School is out for the summer for teachers and school personnel. This four-day/three-night craft retreat is all about pampering and relaxing. 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.
Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society - Kathy Cousins presents information about the Pack River restoration and upcoming Clark River Delta restoration project. Co-sponsored by the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department. Saturday, 9:45 a.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 First Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 627-3292.
Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival - July 12-13. 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. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 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.
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 gardens, live music 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.
“Ties to the Land” Forestry Workshop - The UI Extension program presents a workshop to plan for an orderly transition of family-owned forest and rural land. Registration due by July 8, call or download the form at www.uidaho.edu/extension/forestry. July 15 and 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 University of Idaho Extension will offer a unique 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, hands-on field experience, and other topics related to water quality monitoring. Register online at www.uidaho.edu/cda/idah2o/workshops, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (208) 292-1287. July 18, 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.
Picnic & Silent Auction for Mirror Pond - The Friends of Manito will host a fundraising event to benefit the Mirror Pond Renovation Project. The event will include a catered dinner, live music, silent auction and a no-host beer and wine garden by No-Li Brewhouse. To purchase tickets, visit the Friends of Manito office at 4 W. 21st St.; call (509) 456-8038; or visit http://the-friends-of-manito.myshopify.com. July 20, 5-7:30 p.m., Manito Park, Lower Manito Park at the Rotary Picnic Shelter, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. $30/adults; $10/ages 6-16; free/age 5 and younger with paid adult.
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., 203 N. Stone St. $55/per class. (509) 466-7223.
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.
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. Monday-Friday, 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 bikinis and beach wear. Benefits Spokane Humane Society. Saturday, 10 a.m., Ritter’s Florist and Nursery, 10120 N. Division St. Free. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.
Off Leash, Online Auction – Through July 1. Help raise funds for SCRAPS Animal Medical Fund by bidding on items online at www.scrapshopefoundation.org. Items will include certificates for restaurants, salons and hotels, cat and dog accessories, summer camps, family activities and more. Call the SCRAPS Hope Foundation for more information at (509) 477-2752.
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 - 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, send the shelter a photo for 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 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.
Art for the Animals Exhibition and Auction - A benefit for River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary. Enjoy a tour of the sanctuary and meet the animals including horses, pot belly pigs, rabbits, goats and more. Self-guided tours are from 4:30-7 p.m. Enjoy beverages, vegan snacks and live music. Auction items will be on display for a silent bidding auction beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by live auction at 7:30 p.m. Artwork includes jewelry, metal work, paintings, drawings, ceramics, textiles and more, from regional and national artists. Featuring the musical talents of Angela Marie Project, Kathleen Cavender and Greg Loewen, and Carpal Tunnel Trans-Blues Band. All proceeds will go to: feed, hay, veterinary expenses, farrier, litter, bedding and Humane Education Program. July 18, 4:30 p.m., 11511 W. Garfield Road. $10. (509) 951-3650.
Pets for Vets Benefit Car Show - Lots of door prizes and raffle items donated by local businesses. 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.
The Fast and The Furriest - SCRAPS will hold a car and pet wash. For more information, call SCRAPS at (509) 477-2532. July 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Black Diamond Billiards, 9614 E. Sprague Ave.
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.