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Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes-Coeur d’Alene - Two-class, eight-hour series, Thursday and Jan. 28, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Preregistration required. Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors Regional Training Center, 409 W. Neider Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10; preregistration required. (208) 667-0664

Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes-Sandpoint - Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Bonner Community Housing Agency, Sandpoint. $10; preregistration required. (208) 255-1443.

“Plant, Insects and Co-evolution” Program - Learn about the relationships between plants and insects and some of the implications for pest management. Washington and Idaho pesticide applicator re-licensing credits will be available. Offered through the Sense of Place program sponsored by WSU/Pend Oreille County Extension and the Kalispel Tribe Natural Resources Department. Jan. 25, 6:30-9 p.m., Usk Community Hall, 2442 Black Road, Usk, Wash. $5 or free with donation of a nonperishable food item. (509) 447-2401

“How Soil Food Webs Interact with Plant Communities”- Presented by Justin Bastow of the Eastern Washington University Biology Department. Hosted by the NE Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. Jan. 26, 7-8 p.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, east of the greenhouse. Free. (509) 313-6688

Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter Events - Jan. 28: Beth Ferrier, quilt instructor from Applewood Farm Publications, will give an hourlong presentation with a trunk show of quilts at the quarterly meeting, which also includes a quilt “Show and Tell,” block exchange and door prizes. Two sessions, 1 or 7 p.m., at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute Commons Room, 4000 W. Randolph Road; $7. Upcoming workshops: Jan. 29, “Hand Appliqué by Machine”; Jan. 30, “Romancing the Stitch.” 9 a.m-4 p.m. at Hampton Inn, 2010 S. Assembly Road. $60 per workshop (includes lunch); preregistration required. (509) 435-3889


Gallop Annual Charity Auction - More than 50 stallion services, including champions of all breeds, with standing fees ranging from $500-$25,000, are being offered by owners. Remote bidding available through a toll-free number on the Gallop Web site ( Benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane. Jan. 24, Northern Quest Casino Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. (509) 990-4167

Pawsitive Start - Free dog adopter class sponsored by Diamonds in the Ruff instructors. Please bring your dog hungry and empty; lots of soft treats cut into appropriate sizes for your dog; a flat buckle, martingale collar or harness (no choke chain collars please); and a four- or six-foot leather or nylon leash (no flexi/retractable leashes or chain leashes please). Jan. 24, 1-2:30 p.m., SpokAnimal Event Center, 710 N. Napa St. Free. Register at (509) 534-8133.

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