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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. 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 - 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.

Quilting Bee - Join the Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter at its quarterly quilting bee and enjoy a fun-filled day of quilting, door prizes, games, and potluck lunch. 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 a 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 to do together. Bring your own projects (scrapbooking, sewing, beading, painting, etc.). 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.


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 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.

“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 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 www.uidaho.edu/cda/idah2o/workshops, email idah2o@uidaho.edu, 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 with 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 Ave.; call (509) 456-8038; or visit http://the-friends-of-manito.myshopify.com. July 20, 5-7:30 p.m., 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., Greencastle Soap, 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.

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 requested. Aug. 2, 1-3 p.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. $5. (509) 235-4723.

Tree School - The Spokane Conservation District and 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.


Off Leash, Online Auction - Through Tuesday. 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 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 and goats. 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 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 music from the 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 education programs. July 18, 4:30 p.m., 11511 W. Garfield Road. $10. (509) 951-3650.

Wags to Riches Gala Auction - A fundraising event to benefit SpokAnimal CARE with professional auctioneer Kip Toner assisted by KREM’s Laura Papetti and Dana Haynes. The event will feature a four-course dinner from Feast, music from Brent Edstrom, Champagne, silent and live auctions. Purchase tickets from SpokAnimal at (509) 534-8133, ext. 209. July 18, 5-10 p.m., Mukogawa Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $80/individual; $150/couple; $600/table of eight.

Canines vs. Cancer - A fundraising event with proceeds benefitting American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest as well as animal charities such as SCRAPS and SpokAnimal. The 5K Canines vs. Cancer Scamper begins at 9 a.m. Festivities will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m., including contests, dog agility demonstrations, live music, pet blessings, silent auction and raffles, activities for children and a variety of venders. Registration and more information for the walk or run event is at www.caninesvscancer.org. July 19, 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. 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.

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