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Arts/crafts

“Christmas Treasures” - Featuring a collection of work by resident artists, through Tuesday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195 North, 419 Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Free. (509) 299-3414.

Craft lasses/workshops

Learn to Knit - Students will make two washcloths and then move on to a personal project. Classes will be held from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20; or Saturdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24. Materials list will be provided with registration. Materials to be purchased separately. The class is for beginners. Knit-n-Crochet, 600 W. Kathleen Ave., Suite 30, Coeur d’Alene. $35. (208) 676-9276.

Serger Basics - Learn the basics and the practical uses of a serger. This is a beginner-intermediate level class. Jan. 7, 10 a.m., Top Stitch, 3808 N. Monroe St. $29. (509) 328-7397.

Lady Bug Quilting Academy - Jan. 7-March 25. Learn proper techniques of fabric handling, quilting and advance to making your own interpretations of your chosen patterns. Class will be Wednesdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. (No class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18). Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $250. (509) 467-8210.

Beginning Sewing Level I - Learn to sew or improve your skills in this hands-on beginner class. Meets Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4-6 p.m. Top Stitch, 3808 N. Monroe St. $70. (509) 328-7397.

Machine Embroidery Workshop - Learn the seven things that will simplify machine embroidery, needles and thread through creative ideas. Jan. 8, 10 a.m., Top Stitch, 3808 N. Monroe St. $40. (509) 328-7397.

Learn to Crochet Class - Students will learn basic stitches on a washcloth and then move on to more advanced techniques with a flower. The third class is reserved for picking and getting started on a project. Classes are Jan. 8, 15 and 22 from 2-4 p.m. Materials list will be provided with registration. Materials to be purchased separately. Knit-n-Crochet, 600 W. Kathleen Ave., Suite 30, Coeur d’Alene. $35. (208) 676-9276.

Beginning Sewing Level II-III - Improve your skills and build on what you’ve learned in Level I. Completion of Level I or equivalent experience is recommended. Classes are Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 4-6 p.m. Top Stitch, 3808 N. Monroe St. $70. (509) 328-7397.

A Taste of Machine Knitting - During this one-day class try a wide variety of equipment, from simple knitting frames to state-of-the-art machines supported by computer software. No prior machine knitting experience required. Jan. 10, 9 a.m., Blue Flag Handweaving, 1223-B Michigan Street, Sandpoint. $95. (208) 263-4600.

Knit a Sweater - Jan. 15-Feb. 19. For beginner to intermediate knitters, learn how to knit a simple hooded sweater with a kangaroo pocket. The Wonderful Wallaby pattern is knit in the round. The pattern is available in child-adult sizes so you can knit it for yourself or as a gift. Registration is required for all classes. Class is taught by Rachelle Hartvigsen. Held Thursdays, 7-8 p.m., Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $54; supply list available. (509) 325-3001.

Fit for Real People - Love to sew but have problems with fitting? Learn from trained Palmer/Pletsch instructor how to alter patterns to fit you. This hands-on workshop is for intermediate level sewers. Jan. 17, 9 a.m., Top Stitch, 3808 N. Monroe St. $95. (509) 328-7397.

Home/garden

Treecycling - Drop off your tree at the Ferris High School parking lot or contact (509) 230-6886 to schedule a local pickup. All proceeds go to the Senior All-Nighter, a drug and alcohol free graduation party. Jan. 3-4 and 10-11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave. $5/minimum drop-off; $10/local pickup.

2015 Horticulture Class Series - Jan.15-April 2. The WSU Spokane County Extension is offering a 12-week class designed for those who want in-depth horticulture training for personal or professional development. Classes are Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $275. (509) 477-2195.

Buried in Treasures Hoarding Facilitated Workshop - Jan. 15-April 2. Have your things taken over your house, life and social calendar? Would you like to learn tips on how to de-clutter and stop over-acquiring from people who know what it’s like? Lightening the Load is offering a 12-week facilitated support group for individuals with hoarding issues. Hoarding is when individuals continue to accumulate items, such as clothes, newspapers and food, and then have persistent difficulty discarding possessions. Individuals with hoarding behaviors often face health issues related to falls, as well as run the risk of losing their homes. Workshop sessions are Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Transitional Living Center, 3128 N. Hemlock St. $200; tuition assistance/payment plans offered. (509) 850-3905.

Animals

Third Annual Dog People Blood Drive - The Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank will be there to do initial blood typing and temperament testing on dogs. For your dog to be an eligible donor they must be: more than 60 lbs., 1 to 6 years old, happy and healthy. The Inland Northwest Blood Center will have their bus parked in front of the clinic so that people can donate blood. Feb. 14, 1 p.m., Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, 2829 E. 27th Ave. (509) 535-3551.

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