May 11, 2014 in Features

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MAC’s 25th Annual Mother’s Day Home Tour - This year’s tour will feature historic homes in Browne’s Addition. Today, noon-4 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $20. (509) 456-3931.

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., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300; 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. 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.

“Bloom in Tune” Fundraiser - Spokane Symphony Associates presents a two-day fundraiser. WSU Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions. Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Judy’s Enchanted Garden, 2628 W. Northwest Blvd., (509) 325-1087; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Northland Rosarium, 9405 S. Williams Lane, (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, best known for his promotion of naturalistic planting design, but is passionate about any kind of innovation in the garden or the wider greenscape. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $10. (509) 535-8434.

Nature Exploring and Wildlife Photography - Photographer Rich Leon will lead a walk to observe the birds and give tips on getting the best photographs. Bring your camera and lunch and meet in the parking lot at the Administration Building at the refuge. Email to sign up. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. $5. (509) 448-2291.

Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary - Eva Lusk, Spokane County WSU Master Gardener, will show you how to create a garden sanctuary that attracts wildlife and provides year-round food, water and shelter. Saturday, 10 a.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, east of the greenhouse, 4 W. 21st Ave. Free. (509) 456-8038.

West Plains Beekeepers Hive Tour - Area beekeepers will open their hive yards to other beekeepers and those interested in the art and science of beekeeping. On Saturday, 1-4 p.m., start at any participating home. A map is at Free. (801) 923-3797.

Is That New? Make Cheap Stuff Good - Kelly Lynch will share secrets for making old-fashioned fabulous. Saturday, 2 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Free.


Seventh Annual Eastern Washington Heritage Show – Friday-May 18. Celebrate the heritage of the Spokane Valley at this fundraiser for the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum. Show includes displays and demonstrations of historic tractors, engines, farm implements, tractor pulls and parades, wheat threshing, grain grinding, quilting, weaving and butter churning. 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.

SpokAnimal Benefit Yard Sale – Saturday-May 18. Sale benefits the cats and dogs in SpokAnimal’s care. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m-3 p.m. Dorothy Clark Animal Center, 715 N. Crestline St. (509) 534-8133, ext. 209.

AJ’s Tails and Trails 5K Dog Walk - Annual fundraiser during Dog d’Alene for training, education and socializing through pet-related activities. Saturday, 10 a.m., Sixth and Sherman, Coeur d’Alene. $10.

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