Between the Rivers Gathering – Tuesday-Saturday. Camp for five days and learn outdoor and wilderness survival skills, preparedness and sustainable living. Grouse Creek Farm, 3502 Solokar Road, Valley, Wash. For more information, visit www.betweentheriversgathering.com. Five days with camping and two meals per day: $300/adult; $150/children 8-16. Day rate: $45/adults, $25/children.
ArtFest 2014 – Friday-June 1. The 28th annual art fair showcasing 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, Browne’s Addition, between Second and Fourth avenues and Spruce and Chestnut streets. Free admission. (509) 456-3931.
Art to Feed the Soul – Featuring a silent auction, wine and craft beer, garden art, and live music from Bill Parsons. Saturday, 5 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. (208) 437-1037.
Palouse Fiber Arts Festival - June 14-15. Fiber arts workshops run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 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. Sunday, 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. 1912 Center, 409 S. Washington St., Moscow. (208) 882-7700.
Fourth Annual Eclectic Collection Arts and Crafts Show - Great selection of 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.
Blanchard Community Rummage and Plant Sale – Today and Monday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Little Log Cabin, 26299 Highway 41, Blanchard, Idaho. (208) 437-4480 or (208) 437-2010.
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. Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. $13. (800) 845-3324.
Preserve Your Produce - Anna Kestell, a local food safety and preservation information specialist, will walk you through the basics of canning, freezing and drying. Tuesday, 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.
Women and Children’s Free Restaurant Garden - Volunteers are needed to help grow vegetables for the restaurant. This is the first planting meeting at the garden and they plan to meet weekly on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. for the summer months. However, volunteers to help on any day are appreciated. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 4320 S. Conklin St. (509) 710-5632.
Forest Root Disease Workshop – The extension office will present “Root Disease: The Hidden Menace.” Registration is required. Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., University of Idaho Extension Office in Boundary County, 6447 Kootenai St., Bonners Ferry. $15-$17/includes handouts and refreshments. (208) 267-3235.
Buried in Treasures: Hoarding Workshop - Have your things taken over your house, life and social calendar? Would you like to learn tips on how to declutter and stop over-acquiring from people who know what it’s like? Workshop takes place over 12 weeks beginning June 3, with a weekly workshop session on Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. 2702 N. Perry St. $200/assistance and payment plans available. (509) 850-3905.
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, c/o D. Burt, 3312 E. Donora Court, Spokane, WA 99223. $5/per person; $10/per family. (509) 448-0659.
Arbor Day Celebration - Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society will host a plant sale, bake sale and tours of the arboretum and Bonner County Historical Society open house. June 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lakeview Park, 611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 255-7748.
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. http://scld.evanced.info/signup/ EventDetails.aspx?EventId=4057&lib. Limit one item appraised per person. June 11, 1 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. Wildlife viewing backpacks for children will be available to borrow in the Friends of Turnbull store, open weekends at the Refuge. June 14, 10 a.m.-noon, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, 26010 S. Smith Road, Cheney. $5. (509) 448-2291.
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.
17th Annual Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour - Presented by the Coeur d’Alene Garden Club, featuring five gardens, live music in each 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. (208) 664-0987.
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 dog-related goods. Several breed clubs and rescues will be participating 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. Today, 8:30 a.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $5-7 for parking. (509) 954-3929.
Deaf Day at the Zoo - Presented by ITP Club. Signed tours will be available. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cat Tales Zoological Park, 17020 N. Newport Highway, Mead. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free admission for people who are deaf.
11th Annual Parade of Paws - You, your dog, coworkers, friends and family members are all welcome to 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. The walk begins at 10 a.m. from the shelter, with registration starting at 8 a.m. Early registration is available on June 13 from noon-7 p.m. at the shelter. Walkers are asked to collect pledge donations. Those who collect $100 or more in pledges will receive a Parade of Paws T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for those raising the most money. Groups of five people or more may form a team. The team raising the most will be awarded a special team prize. Registration and pledge sheets available at www.spokanehumanesociety.org. Donations may also be made on the website. June 14, 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 groups, 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.
Ritter’s Beach Party - Bring your dogs dressed in the 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 116th birthday celebration. The alumni – animals that were adopted – will be honored guests. 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) one of the distinguished alumni, 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 passed away. July 12, 11 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 467-5235, ext 211.
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.