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Horticulture Class Series - Presented by Washington State University Spokane County Extension. Topics include: pest management, landscape design and maintenance, sustainable gardening, soils and composting and more. Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., Jan. 10-March 28, 2013. Registration and payment required. For more information, visit http://spokane-county. wsu.edu/ spokane/eastside. WSU, Spokane County Extension, Education Center, 222 N. Havana St. $275 due at time of registration. (509) 477-2048.

Master Gardener Applications - Applications are now being accepted for the University of Idaho Extension in Bonner County’s Master Gardener volunteer program. Classroom training will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 5-May 16 in Bonners Ferry. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 1 and are available at the Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer Ave. in Sandpoint. For more information, call (208) 263-8511. $125.

Workshops at Artworks Spokane - A variety of home decorating workshops will be offered through Dec. 8. Visit www.artworksspokane.com for dates and costs. Artworks Spokane, Studio 8, Spokane Valley. (509) 928-2726.

WSU Pend Oreille County Master Gardener Basic Training - Applications are now being accepted for the WSU Master Gardener Program. Applications are due by Dec. 1 and are available at www.pendoreille.wsu.edu. For more information, call (509) 447-2401. Oct. 25-Dec. 1, $150.

“What Color Goes With That?” - Learn to understand the basic principles of the color wheel to decide which color combinations work well together. Wednesday, 9 a.m., Artworks, 15310 E. Marietta, Studio 8, Spokane Valley. $125. (509) 928-2726.

Community Canopy Workshops - Two workshops planned for this fall. Friday: “Arboriculture Basics” at Finch Arboretum, with Jeff Perry. Nov. 9: “Fruit Tree Pruning” in Green Bluff, with Jerry McGlade. $10 per workshop. (208) 769-2266.

Free Home Buying Certificate Seminar - Presented by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Learn more about the home buying process. Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 714-7069.

Household Downsizing Workshop - DeAnne Wilfong, owner of Smooth Transitions, will discuss “What To Do with Family Heirlooms and Cherished Possessions When You Are Downsizing.” Nov. 14, 11-11:45 a.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. (509) 327-1584.

Holiday Memories at Green Bluff - Cut your own Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa and purchase food items, candy and wine. Thanksgiving through Christmas. For more information, visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com. Nov. 22-Dec. 25, Green Bluff, Green Bluff.

Animals

Pet Portrait Workshop - Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For ages 16 and older. Award-winning artist Dana Aldis will lead this workshop on how to paint a portrait of your pet from a photo using oil or acrylic paints. Register by Monday by calling (509) 229-3414 or at www.artisanbarn.org. Artisans at Dahmen Barn, 195 N. 419 Park Way, Uniontown. $83, bring your own materials.

Canines on the Catwalk - The Fifth Element Talent Productions has teamed up with SpokAnimal for charitable event. Come see 15 dogs walk the catwalk with human models at their side. Proceeds will be donated to SpokAnimal. Nov. 24, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $20/adults; $10/children ages 12 and younger; free/children ages 5 and younger. (509) 850-0737.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre - The world famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Dec. 14. 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22/general, $10/juniors. (800) 325-SEAT.

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