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Wood Art Show - Featuring works by 13 wood artists, plus watercolors from 17 painters. Opening reception with artist demonstrations Friday, 5 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 William St., Post Falls; continues through Oct. 9. Free. (208) 457-8950

Billion-dollar Bag Event - Second annual event features champagne, dessert and a live auction of artist-designed handbags crafted from vintage wool coats. Sept. 25, 7-9 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 William St., Post Falls. $20. (208) 457-8950

Take a Seat at the Table - NAMI Far North mental health awareness ice cream social and fundraising event. Includes live auction of chairs created by artists and silent auction of handmade items and artworks. Sept. 26, 4-8 p.m., Panhandle State Bank Atrium, 414 Church St., Sandpoint. $10/$25. (208) 597-2047

Autumn Arts and Crafts Festival - Original and finely crafted items. Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Washington State University, Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman. Free admission. (509) 332-5206

Inland Crafts - 27th annual sale and exhibition of fine contemporary crafts. Nov. 6, noon-8 p.m.; Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $5, good for entire weekend (free on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.) (509) 995-7956


Lavender Plant Sale - Annual fall sale. Today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Leisure Lavender Farm, 3529 N. Lynden Road. (509) 226-3071

Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes - Two-class series is designed to help address issues that potential homebuyers face. Call or email to register before class date. Monday-Tuesday, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Priest River, Idaho (location to be determined). $10; online classes available for $50. (208) 265-2227

Organic Garden Tour - Presented by the Inland Northwest Land Trust. Marc Gauthier of Natural Start Bakery will give a tour of his organic garden on Moulder Farm near Cheney, followed by a potluck picnic. Participants are encouraged to bring extra produce to donate to the local food bank. Saturday, tour 11 a.m., potluck noon, Moulder Farm, Cheney. Free; RSVP at (509) 328-2939.

P lant Clinic - Hosted by the Master Gardeners. Bring questions and/or samples of plants or pest problems for help. Saturday, 10 a.m., Deer Park Library, Conference Room, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 276-9870

Master Gardeners Youth Program - Look at garden bugs while participating in various hands-on activities. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Deer Park Library, Conference Room, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free; preregistration required. (509) 276-9870

“Plant a Row for the Hungry” - Part of Sustainable September campaign sponsored by Community-Minded Enterprises. Donate extra produce to Second Harvest Food Bank at bins at the Spokane Farmers Market, Second Avenue and Browne Street, Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through September. (509) 869-9438

Fifth Annual Fall Festival of Homes - Featuring 37 new homes from 21 of Spokane’s finest builders. Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.SpokanesFestivalof, (509) 532-4990

Art of Planting Design Workshop and Book Signing - Presented by Spokane Parks and Recreation, featuring Richard Hartlage, author and landscaper for the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens restoration. Sept. 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and again from 1:30-3:30 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $20. (509) 625-6677

Project HOPE Garden Party - Potluck. Sept. 30, 6 p.m., 2605 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-6527


Spokane Humane Society 2010 Calendar/Photo Contest - Calendar will feature winners from the Pet Calendar Photo Contest. Pet owners are encouraged to submit digital photographs of their pets; please include your pet’s name and favorite hobby or most endearing traits. Through Tuesday. Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. $25. (509) 979-9996, www.spokanehumane

Run N’ Paws by the Lake Flyball Tournament – Relay race for dogs of all breeds. The Spokane Humane Society will be present with adoptable animals both days. Saturday and Sept. 20, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. (509) 979-9996

Weight Pull Event and Potluck Barbecue - Presented by the International Weight Pull Association. All dog breeds welcome to compete. Visit for more information. Saturday, 1 p.m., 6497 Stone Lodge Road, Nine Mile Falls. $15/first dog; $10/additional dog. (509) 276-2964

Stroke Stampede - Benefit relay race (horse and rider/runner or bicyclist and runner). Hosted by Hoofprints Riding Club in cooperation with Spokane County Extension Office. Sept. 27, Riverside State Park (Old Military Airstrip). Donation. (509) 869-4681

Responsible Dog Ownership Day - Learn about various breeds, have your dog take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, receive training tips, watch demonstrations and more. The Spokane Humane Society will have dogs available for adoption. During Valleyfest, Sept. 27. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mirabeau Meadows, Spokane Valley. (509) 979-9996

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