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Spring Youth Arts Classes - Elementary grade classes are Tuesdays-Thursdays and middle and high school classes are Mondays, through May 27. 4-5:30 p.m., Art on the Edge Studios, 1416 First St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost varies from $10-$20/project. (208) 676-0917,


Mother’s Day Historic Home Tour - Featuring homes in North Spokane’s historic Pettet, Nettleton and Sherwood Additions, sponsored by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Saturday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at the museum, 2316 W. First Ave., and at two homes on the tour, 1707 N. West Point Drive and 1301 N. Sherwood St. (509) 456-3931

“Planting Treasure” Women’s Luncheon - Sue Bockleman on “How to Attract Birds and Butterflies to Our Gardens,” and Lois Williams on “Keepsakes: Taking Inventory Of Treasures We Carry.” Live music by Jan Meyers. Presented by the Christian’s Women’s Connection. Monday, noon-2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. $14; reservations must be received by Monday. (208) 687-0291

Canning Workshop - Class will focus on the water bathing technique. For ages 14 and older. Monday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $27. (509) 625-6200

Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes (Bonners Ferry) - Two-class series is designed to help address issues that potential home buyers face. Monday-Tuesday, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Bonners Ferry Visitors Center downtown. $10. (208) 265-2227

“Seeds of Change” Educational Film Series - A local food systems education series presented by Project Hope Spokane in association with Riverfront Farm and Green Jobs Not Jails. Films include: Thursday, “Beyond Organic: Building Community”; May 21, “Food: A Global and Local Issue”; May 28, “Cultivating Change and Food from the Hood”; June 11, “Good Food and Seeds of Change: The RF Story.” 7 p.m., The Porch Church, 1804 W. Broadway Ave. Free with food or seed donation. (509) 280-1702

YMCA Green Way Plant Sale - Featuring annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and houseplants. Fridays-Saturdays through May 23 while they last. All proceeds benefit the Green Way Program for kids of all ages and abilities. YMCA Greenhouse, 2421 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. (509) 777-9622

Center Pointe Plant and Craft Sale - Featuring various vendors and artisans including items made by Center Pointe participants. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $5/adults, $4/children and seniors. (509) 325-5451

Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens - Season opens Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June-August hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Pioneer Park. (509) 625-6677

Plant Clinics and Classes - Hosted by the Master Gardeners. Plant clinic from 10 a.m.-noon; bring questions and/or samples of plants or pest problems. Classes at 10:30 a.m.; Saturday, Susan Mulvihill will discuss raised bed gardening; June 6, Dr. Laurel Hansen will discuss carpenter ants. Preregistration required. Deer Park Library, Conference Room, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. (509) 276-9870

Plant Sale - Hosted by Cheney Garden Club. Featuring vegetables, perennial flowers, annuals, container plants and shrubs. Proceeds will fund local scholarships. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, Mitchell’s Harvest Foods, 116 W. First St., Cheney. (509) 235-4252

Plant and Rummage Sale - Fundraiser for One World Spokane. Donations accepted. May 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 1802 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 270-1608

Walking Tour - Browne’s Addition - Enjoy a walk through historic Browne’s Addition, learning about the mansions and their original owners. Sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation. For age 18 and older. May 19, 6-7:30 p.m., northeast corner of Coeur d’Alene Park, Chestnut at Second Avenue. $12. (509) 625-6200

Farm Chicks Antiques Show - June 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and June 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Book signing June 6, 1-2 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. (509) 954-1692,

Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes (Sandpoint) - Two-class series is designed to help address issues that potential home buyers face. June 8-9, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Selkirk Association of Realtors Conference Room, 325 Marion Ave., Sandpoint. $10. (208) 265-2227

Spring Plant Sale - Hosted by the Friends of Manito. Plant list available at June 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Manito Park, Manito Meeting Room, east of Gaiser Conservatory. (509) 456-8038

Plant Clinic - Hosted by the Master Gardeners. Please bring questions and/or samples of plants or pest problems for help. June 13, 20 and 27, 10 a.m.-noon, Deer Park Library, Conference Room, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 276-9870

Master Gardeners Youth Program - Class will discuss seed parts and how seeds grow. Includes a variety of hands-on activities. June 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Deer Park Library, Conference Room, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free; preregistration required. (509) 276-9870


Mother’s Day Pride Ride - Horseback trail ride sponsored by the Kootenai County Sheriffs Mounted Posse. Enter park and proceed to the trailhead following signs; do not stop at the office. Today, 9 a.m., Farragut State Park near Bayview. $15/adults, $30/family (two adults with minor children), includes spaghetti lunch and entry for prizes. (208) 755-2183, (208) 661-6565

Super Pet Adoption Festival - Hosted by SCRAPS, Spokane Humane Society, SpokAnimal C.A.R.E., Pet Savers and many area rescue groups. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and May 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aslin-Finch parking lot, across from Costco on East Sprague, Spokane Valley. (509) 477-2532

AJ’s Tails & Trails Fun Dog Walk and 5K Run - Family-oriented fundraiser. Participants may run or walk with or without a pet; dogs must remain on a leash and be up-to-date on vaccinations. Begins in the morning, call for start time. May 17, Woodland Middle School and Prairie Trail, Coeur d’Alene. $25/pledge to receive T-shirt. (208) 772-4019

Ride The West Horse and Ranch Expo - Team roping, wagon rides, pony rides, Xtreme Trail Challenge, the new Versatility Ranch Horse Competition, Dutch oven cooking with the Back Country Horsemen’s Wilderness Camp, trade show, clinics, demos and more. On-site camping, restrooms, concessions and hotel accommodations available. May 22-24, Friday, noon-9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FAB Quarterhorse Ranch, 6010 E. Greenbluff Road. Daily: $10/adults, $8/seniors, military and children age 10-16, free/age 9 and younger. (509) 466-9639

Lilac City Dog Training Club - Registration for summer classes. Shot records are required. Classes start the week of June 2 and include Conformation, Rally and Puppy through Advanced Obedience, lasting eight weeks. May 28, noon-6 p.m., 1612 E. Houston Ave. $45. (509) 487-9542

Pet Fest - May 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and May 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Seventh annual wiener dog races Saturday at 4 p.m. to benefit Dachshund Rescue Northwest. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7/adults, free/age 6 and younger, $20/family pass.

Spokane Humane Society Sixth Annual Parade of Paws - Fundraising event for the animals at the Spokane Humane Society. This pledge-driven event is a two- or four-mile walk with your dog(s); the longer route takes you up to Mount St. Michael’s and the dogs are blessed by a priest. Vendors and kids’ activities. June 13, Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Free, collect pledges. (509) 995-4542

World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions - June 13-14, 2 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $22.50-$29.50. (509) 325-SEAT

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