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Raspberry Festival a nice pick for Sunday

Are you wild for raspberries? Looking for a scenic drive this weekend?

You may want to head down Highway 95 to Cottonwood, Idaho, on Sunday for the 15th annual Raspberry Festival.

The festival, a fundraiser for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, draws more than 1,000 attendees for a fun run, car show, craft fair, live music and, of course, raspberries.

Berries picked on the museum grounds are used to make jam, mustard, vinegar and raspberry shortcake – all of which are for sale at the festival.

The fun run starts at 7 a.m., followed by cowboy breakfast at 8 a.m. The crafts fair and other activities begin at 10 a.m., and the car show starts at 11 a.m.

The 76-year-old Historical Museum at St. Gertrude is located on the Camas Prairie. It preserves the history of North Central Idaho through artifacts from the Nez Perce, mining, geology, the military, pioneer life and many other areas.

For more information, go to www.historicalmuseum or call (208) 962-2050.

Shortbread? Go ahead

The Spokane Highland Games, taking place Saturday, is on the lookout for the best Scottish shortbread recipe.

The buttery pastries can be submitted in the traditional, no-frills category, or in the nontraditional category (for those who like to get creative and add ingredients beyond sugar, flour and butter).

Entrants must use homemade dough and must provide at least six, two-inch square pieces for the judges.

Judging begins at 2 p.m. in the Harpers’ Tent on the south lawn of the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. The winner of each category will take home $15 and the honor of knowing he or she makes the best shortbread this side of Scotland.

The Spokane Highland Games runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Log on to www.spokanehighland for more information.

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