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Custer’s Spring Arts and Crafts Show - 32nd annual event, with 300 artists and crafters featuring bird houses, clay fountains, metal sculpture, hand-painted furniture, quilted wall hangings, dried florals, jewelry, functional pottery, nature photography, gourmet foods and clothing. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; next Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $6/good all weekend, free/ages 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588

SCC Spring Arts, Crafts and Food Show - Proceeds support student scholarships and leadership activities sponsored through the SCC environmental science clubs. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and next Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. Admission and parking are free. (509) 533-7216

Spring Craft and Garden Show - Seventh annual fundraiser sponsored by Lake City High School, to benefit the senior class. March 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 6101 Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 660-0289

Spring Craft Sale - Presented by Spokane Valley Senior Center. April 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. (509) 926-1937

Home/Garden

Spokane’s 31st Annual Home and Yard Show - Presented by Jim Custer Enterprises. Featuring displays and demonstrations with home and yard-related products, services and improvements. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $6/adults, free/ages 12 and younger, good all weekend. (509) 924-0588

Sweet on Spring Flower and Garden Show - Presented by Living in the Garden, with local chocolatier Cowgirl Chocolates, Calamity Jane’s Vintage Furniture and Carla Wesson’s Perpetual Pillows. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 601 Reid Road, two miles north of Pullman off the Palouse Highway. (509) 332-0647, www.livinginthegardens.com

Beginning Gardening Classes - Presented by the Spokane County/WSU Master Gardeners. Saturday and March 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m.-noon, Spokane County Extension Education Center, 222 N. Havana St. $35/series, $10/class. Registration recommended as space is limited. (509) 477-2048.

Spokane Home and Garden Show - 34th annual event. April 3, noon-9 p.m., April 4, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and April 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $8/adults, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 534-5380

Grow Your Own Food Classes - Learn the best varieties for our region, how to plant at the right time as well as helpful water conservation tips and how to use less pesticides and fertilizers. April 4: Culinary Herbs; April 11: Growing Home Fruit; April 18: Heirloom Vegetables; May 2: Raised Bed Gardening. 10 a.m.-noon, WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $35/series, $10/class. (509) 477-2048

Antique Appraisal Day - With fine art appraiser Margaret Minnick, April 17-18, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. April 17, 7 p.m., Minnick will discuss the fine art market and interesting Northwest painting and art furniture appraisals, followed by a reception in the Campbell House. April 18, Minnick will be available to appraise works of fine paintings and fine furniture in 20-minute consultations, by appointment (limited to three objects per person). Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. $25/lecture; $35/each appraisal. Proceeds benefit the continued restoration of the historic Campbell House. (509) 456-3931

Custer’s Spring Antique and Collectors Sale - 34th annual event with more than 300 dealers featuring furniture, glassware, fine china, silver, vintage clothing, old toys, estate jewelry, prints, tools, coins, dolls and primitives. Also featuring Grashe Fine Art Restoration, Wilsons Crystal and Glass Repair, and Nurse Nancy’s Doll Repair. April 24, 4-9 p.m.; April 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $6/all weekend, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588

Animals

31st Annual 4-H Tack Swap - New and used tack, clothing and equipment, English and Western. Bring items to consign. March 13, noon- 8 p.m.; March 14, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 928-6146

Kaniksu QHA Classic - An American quarter horse association-approved show, testing horses’ abilities in dozens of classes. Events include jumping, reining, barrel racing, cutting, roping and pole bending. March 27-29, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. (806) 376-4811

Fifth Annual Stallion Showcase and Horse Sale - All-breed horse open house and old-fashioned horse fair, with stallions at stud, horses for sale, vendors, food, new and used tack for sale, Play Day classes, Liberty class with $100 Jackpot and more free family activities. Sponsored by the Spokane Morgan Club and Dragoon Morgans of Spokane. April 25-26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 11223 E. Mission Ave., down the hill and behind Valley Mission Park, Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 796-2140, www.spokanehorsesale.com

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