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Arts/Crafts

Winter Market - Sponsored by Heart of the Arts. Featuring food, crafts, art and more. Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 669-2249

Home/Garden

Art of Canning - For age 14 and older. Class will focus on the pressure canner technique. Monday,5:30-8:30 p.m., Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $27; preregistration required. (509) 625-6200

“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. Monday, 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. Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, east of the greenhouse. Free. (509) 313-6688

Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter Events - Thursday: 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, 4000 W. Randolph Road; $7. Upcoming workshops: Friday, “Hand Appliqué by Machine”; Saturday, “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

A Day in the Garden: Propagation - Hosted by The Friends of Manito. Learn how to start your plants for spring and summer with Master Gardener and nursery owner Steven Nokes. Saturday, 1 p.m., Manito Park Meeting Room, east of Gaiser Conservatory. Free. (509) 456-8038

Chinese New Year Quilting Bee - Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter presents a day of quilting and activities. Bring that special quilt or block to work on and a potluck dish to share (coffee and tea provided). Visit www.wsqspokane.org/ for instructions for the easy-to-make Chinese New Year block for the block exchange. Feb. 13, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. Free. (509) 435-3889

Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes-Coeur d’Alene - Two-class series is designed to help address issues faced by potential homebuyers. Feb. 16 and 23, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors, 409 W. Neider Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10; preregistration required. Online classes available for $50 statewide. (208) 667-0664

Finally Home! Home Buyer Education Classes-Sandpoint - Two-class series is designed to help address issues faced by potential homebuyers. Feb. 23 and 25, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Selkirk Association of Realtors Conference Room, 325 Marion Ave., Sandpoint. $10; preregistration required. Online classes available for $50 statewide. (208) 265-2227, (208) 255-1443

Animals

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). Today and Feb. 14, 1-2:30 p.m., SpokAnimal Event Center, 710 N. Napa St. Free. Register at (509) 534-8133.

Fur Ball and Yappy Hour - Second annual event of silent and live auctions presented by the Whitman County Humane Society to benefit homeless pets in Whitman County. Celebrity emcee is Mayor Glenn Johnson along with auctioneer Orvil Sears. Feb. 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Schweitzer Event Center, Pullman. $40. (509) 332-2246

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