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10th Annual Handmade Ornament Show - Features handmade Christmas ornaments from a variety of popular local artists. Materials include paper, beads, wire, glass, feathers and found objects. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Art School. Today, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500.

Country Christmas Antiques, Arts and Crafts Sale - Presented by Two Women Vintage Goods. Visit www.twowomenvintage goods.com. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Moran Prairie Grange, 6106 S. Palouse Highway. $4/good all weekend; free/age 11 and younger. (509) 245-3444.

Fine Arts and Crafts Open House - Annual event by local artisans from Coeur d’Alene. Painted porcelain pottery, woodland wreaths, fine woodworking, photographs of the Northwest, elegant folded paper ornaments and home decor, handcrafted wool mittens, Victorian jewelry, small paintings, pastel drawings and transfer prints on wood. Today, noon-4 p.m., Kathy Gale Fine Art, 6775 N. Davenport St., Dalton Gardens. Free admission. (208) 661-0703.

Newport United Church of Christ Holiday Gift and Bake Sale - Lunch served Friday from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Presented by the Women’s Fellowship. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Newport United Church of Christ, 430 W. Third St., Newport. $5/lunch. (509) 447-4121.

Vintage Vixes Holiday Show - Vintage finds, Christmas gifts, paper crafts, vintage jewelry, furniture and more. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Ritter’s Florist and Nursery, 10120 N. Division St. (509) 710-0068.

Arts and Crafts Sale - Dec. 6-7. Local artists making quality gifts. Hours are Saturday and Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 815 E. 36th Ave. (509) 624-3457.

19th Annual Craft and Gift Fair - Presented by Coeur d’Alene Christian School. Featuring craft and gift items, lunch, coffee, hot cocoa, hot cider and baked goods. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Christian School, Fourth and Hanley, Dalton Gardens. Free admission and parking. (208) 772-7118.

St. Luke’s Snowflake Faire - Handmade crafts, affordable gifts, homemade soup and pie, original art, raffles, gently used treasures, baked goods and stocking stuffers. Saturday, 9 a.m., St. Luke Episcopal Church, 501 W. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 664-5533.

SCC Holiday Arts, Crafts and Food Fair – More than 100 vendors offering gifts, holiday floral displays, and more. Saturday, 9 a.m., Spokane Community College, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Free admission and parking. (509) 434-6576.

German Christmas Market - Presented by the German American Society. Say hello to Santa on Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third Ave. Free admission. (509) 747-0004.

Stratton Craft Fair - More than 80 vendors with a variety of items. Santa will be there for a visit. Food and lattes will be available. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Stratton Elementary, 1201 W. Fifth Street, Newport. Free admission. (509) 447-0656.

Cheney High School Holiday Bazaar - A big shopping event with more than 50 vendors. Wrapping station available. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cheney High School, 460 N. Sixth St., Cheney. Free admission. (509) 994-9209.

Holiday Gift Gala - Ninth annual event where visiting artists and resident artisans offer their holiday works along with an expanded gift shop. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Free admission. (509) 229-3414.

EVHS Band Annual Winter Craft Fair - More than 70 local vendors and crafters selling mostly handmade items. There will be food and drinks available. Saturday and Dec. 7, 10 a.m., East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave. $1/admission. (509) 850-5714.

41st Annual Ritzville Holiday Bazaar - With 30-40 vendors selling baked goods, gifts, decorations, toys, Scholastic books and other items. Lunch service is available from Soup It Up. Santa photos available, bring your own camera. Sponsored by Ritzville branch of AAUW. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ritzville Grade School, 401 E. Sixth St., Ritzville. Free admission. (509) 659-4986.

Make It Happen: Makers Market 2014 - Join Ink Art Space for a winter makers market, a celebration of art, community and winter. Spokane-area artisans will be selling cloth, jewelry, words, metal, leather, wood, and more. The perfect place to buy locally made holiday gifts. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Ink Art Space, 228 W. Sprague Ave. Free admission. Visit www.inkspokane.org for more information.

Christ’s Hands on Afrika - Christmas shopping with vendors, live performers, food and a silent auction. Funds raised will go toward sending supplies to West Africa to help with the Ebola crisis. Saturday, 5-9 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer Road. (509) 926-6363.

Borah Elementary Marketplace - Dec. 13, 9 a.m., Borah Elementary School, 632 E. Borah Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Admission free with food donation to backpack program. (208) 664-5844.

Craft classes/ workshops

Fresh Wreath Making Class - All the evergreens, ribbon, decorations and wreath forms will be provided, but feel free to bring battery operated lights, treasured ornaments, or vintage accessories. Dress warm, this is an outdoor class. There will be chili, holiday tunes and merriment. Today, 1 p.m., Manic Moon & More, 1007 W. Augusta Ave. $30. (509) 413-9101.

Holiday Wreath Making Class - This popular course offers students new ideas for making beautiful holiday wreaths that range from traditional to contemporary. Students will use seasonal greens, cones, berries, and twigs provided by Ritters. Feel free to bring personal touches like ribbon, heirloom embellishments, and materials from your garden. Bring pruners. Today, 2 p.m., and Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Ritter’s Florist and Nursery, 10120 N. Division St. $35/per class. (509) 467-5258.

Christmas Tree Circle Napkins - Learn to make this fun circle napkin for gifts or holiday luncheons on the serger or sewing machine. Tuesday, 1-4 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $10. (509) 467-8210.

3-D Printing Cookie Cutters - Learn how to create your own cookie cutter using a 3-D printer. No 3-D printer experience necessary. Printed cookie cutters will be ready one week after the event. Registration required. Space is limited. Visit www.scld.org. Wednesday and Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Snowman Mug Rug Class - Class includes painting on fabric, applique and finish work on one mug rug. Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $20. (509) 467-8210.

Marlene’s Marching Birds - Come create a pieced, appliqued and quilted Marching Bird. Friday, 10 a.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $35. (509) 467-8210.

Boxes Galore - Learn a quick, easy and fun method of making a box for a quick gift. Dec. 10, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $15. (509) 467-8210.

Potholder Class - Learn to make a cute gift for someone or for yourself with patterns such as snowmen, penguins, owls and more. Dec. 11, 10 a.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $20. (509) 467-8210.

Spirit Charm Necklace Workshop - Each participant will create a personalized necklace, made up of Milagros, charms, beads, and religious medals that represent a multitude of cultures and spiritual practices. The instructor will provide handcrafted silver bales, leather cords, charms and beads, jump rings, and jewelry pliers. Please feel free to bring your own charms, beads, religious medals and pliers. The instructor will also have special charms for sale. Registration is required. Dec. 13, 1-3 p.m., Spokane Art School, 809 W. Garland Ave. $16/class; $25/supply fee. (509) 325-3001.

Creative Expressions - Share your ideas and learn about embroidery machines from instructors. This meeting will be the Christmas Party. Dec. 16, 6-8 p.m., Charming Lulu, 1300 N. Mullan Road. $10. (509) 340-9256.

Home/garden

“Scary Roads and Alpine Dwarves” - Stephen Love will give highlights of his trek to collect high-elevation native plant specimens. Destinations included Seven Devils, Lemhi Range, White Clouds, Wallowa and five other mountain ranges. Love does native plant domestication research to develop plants for home landscaping. He is UI Extension Horticulture Specialist and vice president of Idaho Native Plant Society. Sponsored by White Pine Chapter INPS. Free and open to the public. Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m., 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow. Free. (208) 883-2638.

Animals

Spokane Humane Society’s “Love-A-Thon” – Start a new tradition of generosity on Giving Tuesday. The shelter will be open and encourages community members to come by and spend some quality snuggle time with the amazing shelter animals. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Free; donations appreciated. (509) 467-5235.

Spokane Humane Society “Home for the Holidays” - Stop in for a tour of the shelter and the new spay/neuter clinic, meet the staff and volunteers, enjoy refreshments and play with the cats and visit with the dogs. For more information, email kwiltzius@spokanehumane society.org or call. Saturday, 11 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.

SCRAPS Howliday Open House - Drop by the regional shelter for cookies, cocoa and a visit with the cats and dogs available for adoption. There will also be kids games and gifts at the Bow Wow Market. Donate your gently used clothes and textiles to help raise money for the SCRAPS Animal Medical Fund. Dec. 13, 1 p.m., SCRAPS, 6815 E. Trent Ave. Free. (509) 477-2532.

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