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Quilting Bee - Join the Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter at their quarterly quilting bee and enjoy a day of quilting, door prizes, games and potluck lunch. Open to the public. Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. Free. (509) 325-2496.

Spring Craft Fair - Handmade jewelry, art, woodwork and other items. All vendors are Providence volunteers, employees or family members. Hosted by the Providence Health Care Foundation. Benefits local Providence pediatric services. May 22, 4 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave., Mother Joseph and Mary Bede rooms on L3 (next to the cafe). Free. (509) 474-3081.

ArtFest 2014 - May 30-June 1. The 28th annual art fair. Showcasing an extensive collection of work ranging from sculptures, paintings, jewelry, photography, ceramics fiber arts and more. Live musical performances and a wine and beer garden until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Hours are Friday, noon-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Make-It-Art children’s area is open Friday, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Park, Brownes Addition, between Second and Fourth avenues and Spruce and Chestnut streets. Free admission. (509) 456-3931.

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, and help you determine which method is the best fit for you. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; May 12, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300; May 20, 6:30 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320; May 27, 6:30 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards, (509) 893-8390; June 2, 6:30 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280; Free.

Seed Saver Project - Participants are invited to take seeds and to contribute commercially packaged seeds that are less than 5 years old at the Coeur d’Alene Library through May. You don’t have to give seeds to participate. Also, an experienced gardener will be at the library on Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to provide advice. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Home Food Preservation - Learn freezing, drying and canning from local expert Helen Appel. Classes are on Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m., through May 27. Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. $13. (800) 845-3324.

Buried in Treasures: Hoarding Workshop - Have your things taken over your house, life and social calendar? Get tips on how to declutter and stop over-acquiring in this 12-week workshop with sessions on Wednesdays beginning May 7, 1-3 p.m., 2702 N. Perry St. $200/fee assistance and payment plans available. (509) 850-3905.

Is That New? Make Cheap Stuff Good - Looking to spice up your decor or wardrobe? Kelly Lynch will share secrets for making old-fashioned fabulous. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; May 17, 2 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Free.

Garden Expo 2014 - More than 250 garden-related vendors. Shop for the latest in garden art and decor, yard furniture and plants. Enjoy educational gardening seminars; grab a bite to eat, relax and listen to live music, and have the opportunity to win a door prize. Presented by the Inland Empire Gardeners. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College’s Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 535-8434.

Down the Rabbit Hole - Featuring furniture, gifts for the home and garden, jewelry, adult and children clothing, antiques and curiosities. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Greenscape Gardens, 14212 N. Market St. $4 admission. (509) 990-4558.

MAC’s 25th Annual Mother’s Day Home Tour - This year’s tour will feature six historic homes in the Browne’s Addition. Tickets available at the museum Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours held noon-4 p.m. Saturday-May 11, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $20. (509) 456-3931.

Associated Garden Club - May 12, Lilac Luncheon; May 23, potluck. For more information, call (509) 838-3705 or (509) 260-5503. Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, east of the greenhouse, 4 W. 21st Ave.

“Bloom in Tune” Fundraiser - Spokane Symphony Associates presents a two-day fundraiser to benefit the Spokane Symphony. WSU Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions. May 15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Judy’s Enchanted Garden, 2628 W. Northwest Blvd., (509) 325-1087; May 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Northland Rosarium, 9405 S. Williams Lane, off the Cheney-Spokane Road via south Sherman Road, (509) 448-4967. A portion of all sales will be donated to the Spokane Symphony. (509) 624-1200.

“Women, Men and Gardening” - Presented by English author Noel Kingsbury. A gardener since childhood, he has run a nursery, designed gardens and public spaces and done doctoral research at the University of Sheffield’s world-renowned Department of Landscape. He is best known for his promotion of naturalistic planting design, but is passionate about any kind of innovation in the garden or the wider greenscape. Noel has also written more than 20 books on garden matters, including four with leading designer Piet Oudolf. May 15, 6:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $10. (509) 535-8434.

Blanchard Community Rummage and Plant Sale - May 22-26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Little Log Cabin, 26299 Highway 41, Blanchard, Idaho. (208) 437-4480 or (208) 437-2010.

Native Plant Identification Workshop - Hosted by the Northeast Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. Visit http://nechapterwnps.org for more information. May 24, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Turnbull Laboratory for Ecological Studies off Cheney-Plaza Road, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney. $20/until May 17; $25/after May 17. (509) 863-9704.

Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society - “Life Cycle of Bees,” presented by Megan Taylor. May 24, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 627-3292.

Beginning Bird Watching Classes – Classes for ages 8 to 80 on June 7 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, in care of D. Burt, 3312 E. Donora Court, Spokane, WA 99223. $5/per person; $10/per family. (509) 448-0659.

Animals

Seventh Annual Spokane Humane Society Car Show - Gates open for registration at 8 a.m. Benefits the animals at the shelter. Saturday, 10 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Donation. (509) 467-5235, ext. 213.

Seventh Annual Eastern Washington Heritage Show - May 16-18. Celebrate the heritage of the Spokane Valley and support the museum fundraiser. Show includes displays and demonstrations of historic tractors, engines, farm implements, tractor pulls and parades, wheat threshing, grain grinding, quilting, weaving and butter churning. There will also be Civil War re-enactments, a petting zoo on Saturday only from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., food available for purchase and music. Presented by the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum in collaboration with the Inland Empire Steam & Gas Buffs. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 10200 E. Sprague Ave. $5/adults; $3/ages 7-17; free/age 6 and younger; $15/families of five. (509) 922-4570.

AJ’s Tails and Trails 5K Dog Walk - Annual fundraiser during Dog d’Alene for training, education and socializing through pet-related activities. May 17, 10 a.m., Sixth Street and Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 415-0116.

Spokane Kennel Club Dog Show - There will be more than 1,000 dogs participating in events such as conformation, rally and obedience. Vendors will be there all weekend with their dog-related goods. Several breed clubs and rescues will participate in Meet in Breed so you can get to know some of these great dog breeds a little better. Only dogs entered in the show are allowed on the grounds. May 24-25, 8:30 a.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $5-$7/parking. (509) 954-3929.

“Gypsy” SpokAnimal CARE Benefit Performance - Friends of SpokAnimal are invited to attend a special performance of this musical. Golden Circle tickets include premiere seating in the front center section of the theater with a wine/dessert reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets allow entry to the event at 6:30 p.m. All ticket holders will have the opportunity to participate in drawings and a tasteful silent auction in the lobby throughout the evening. May 28, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $50/Golden Circle; $35/general admission. (509) 325-2507.

SCRAPS Grand Opening - Celebrate the opening of the new regional animal facility. Event includes tours, door prizes, crafts and cake. May 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., SCRAPS, 6815 E. Trent Ave. Free. (509) 477-2532.


 

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