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Arts/Crafts

Reclaimed Shirts Class - Bring four men’s dress shirts of coordinating colors that are the same size to create a comfy and fun overshirt to wear. Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $10. (509) 467-8210.

Craft Fair – Featuring 20 tables of crafts and goodies. Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., CenterPlace, Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free admission. (509) 926-1937.

My Heart Belongs to Quilting - The 36th annual quilt show of the Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter. View more than 500 quilts, shop at more than 56 vendors in the merchant mall, choose from many master quilter demonstrations, and get to know featured quilter Terry Engleman. Purchase a raffle ticket to win one of the two red and white pieced quilts. Bring a quilt to donate to charity at the mountain of quilts. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8/good all weekend. (509) 879-6636.

Leatherworking Basics at Deer Park Library - Stan McConnell will give students an opportunity to make four coasters to take home. Aspiring leatherworkers will learn how to fasten suede and leather together, sand, saddle soap, burnish, stamp, monogram and seal. For ages 16 and older. Registration required. Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest, Deer Park, (509) 893-8300; Oct. 25, 10-11:30 a.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320. Free.

Halloween Costume Sewing - Do you have a costume you would like to sew and need some help? Sign up for this sewing workshop and finish up your Halloween sewing project. Saturday, 10 a.m., Top Stitch, 3808 N. Monroe St. $30. (509) 328-7397.

22nd Annual Ferris Arts and Craft Show – More than 100 vendors, featuring handmade arts and crafts. Clothing and textiles will be collected to be repurposed or recycled. Food will be available for purchase. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19. Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave. $2/general; free/age 13 and younger. (509) 448-5674.

Craft Fair - Featuring handmade arts and crafts. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Chattaroy Community Church, 3711 E. Chattaroy Road, Chattaroy. Free admission. (509) 238-6051.

Satchel Class - The class includes a pattern. Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $40. (509) 467-8210.

Foundation Piecing with Freezer Paper - Get all your questions answered about paper piecing. Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $40. (509) 467-8210.

Central Valley High School Fall Arts and Crafts Show - Nov. 8-9. Crafts and baked goods, sponsored by CVHS Band Boosters to benefit band and color guard. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $2 admission. (509) 228-5100.

Jefferson Elementary Craft & Vendor Fair - Fifth annual event. Local artists and vendors interested in participating, email JeffersonPatriotsPTG@gmail.com. Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jefferson Elementary School, 123 E. 37th Ave. Admission is $1 or free with canned food donation. (509) 263-0511.

Bazaar Day in Cheney - Four Cheney churches selling Christmas gifts, handmade crafts, baked goods and more. United Methodist Church, 204 Fourth St.; United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St.; and Emmanuel Lutheran, 639 Elm St., St. Paul’s Episcopal, 625 C. St. Nov. 8, 9 a.m. Free admission. (509) 235-4600.

GFWC Woman’s Club Fall Bazaar and Book Sale - Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Free admission. (509) 838-5667.

Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - Nov. 21-23. The 38th annual event. More than 300 artists and crafters. Hours are a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $7/good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Fit For Real People - Do you love to sew but have problems with the fit of your garments? Learn to fit yourself. Learn your correct pattern size with only one measurement. Nov. 26, 10:30 a.m., Top Stitch, 3808 N. Monroe St. $95/four week session. (509) 328-7397.

EVHS Band Annual Winter Craft Fair – More than 70 local vendors. Crafters selling mostly handmade items. There will be food and drinks available. Dec. 6, 10 a.m., East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave. $1/admission. (509) 850-5714.

Home/Garden

36th Annual Spokane Fall Home Idea Show - Major consumer home show focusing on building, renovation, landscaping, design and decor. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8/adults; $6/seniors and military; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 939-8017.

Associated Garden Club – Monday, Meeting with Rockwood Garden Club; and Oct. 24, Permaculture. Meetings at noon, Manito Park, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. (509) 260-5503.

Greencastle Soap Classes - Beginning Soap Making class on Oct. 21-22, 7-9 p.m., Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. $55/class. (509) 466-7223.

Lichens of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge - Seminar by Nastassja Noel and Jason Hollinger. Hosted by the Northeast Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society. Oct. 23, 7-8 p.m., Gonzaga University, Jepson Center, Room 113, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 313-6688.

Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society - Molly O’Reilly will present, “Native Plant Landscaping for a Sandpoint Home.” Sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. Oct. 25, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 627-3292.

Fall Compost Fair and Leaf Festival - Spokane County residents can learn how to compost their fall leaves in their backyards by rotating through six learning stations. The first 100 households will take home a free compost bin. Participants should arrive by 1:30 p.m. in order to have to time to visit all the learning stations. Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd. Free. (509) 625-6580.

2015 WSU Master Gardener Program - The WSU Spokane County Extension is offering the Master Gardener training series. Training includes a 12-week class of in-depth horticultural information with weekly quizzes and a final exam. The class begins Jan. 15, 2015, but registration is required by Oct. 31. WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. $275. (509) 477-2195.

Cabinet Rehab - Update tired cabinets with chalk paint. Bring a cabinet door (no larger than 18”x 24”) or a drawer front from your kitchen or bath. You will learn to test the existing finish to determine what surface preparation is needed. The group will choose from several options of decorative painted finishes, three of which will be demonstrated in the workshop. You will choose a finish to complete on your cabinet door. Nov. 1, 1-4 p.m., Artworks Spokane, 15310 E. Marietta, Studio 8. $65. (509) 928-2726.

3-D Printing Cookie Cutters - Learn how to create your very own unique cookie cutter using a 3-D printer. Pick an existing design, draw your own or trace an image and turn it into a one-of-a-kind cookie cutter. 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. Dec. 3 and Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Animals

Spokane Humane Society Motorcycle Swap - Sell your leftover motorcycle parts and bikes or buy new and start over. Oct. 26, noon, Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Registration fee. (509) 467-5235, ext. 213.

Happy Halloweenie Potluck Party, Dachshund Rescue NW - Held on Oct. 26 at noon. A potluck event with giveaways and a costume contest at 2 p.m. with prizes for wieners or wiener mixes only. Bring a main or side dish, everything else will be provided. Free to attend but donations of cash or Purina Dog Chow are appreciated. Email dragoonfr@hotmail.com or call for reservations and directions. (509) 796-2140.

14th Annual Spokane Humane Society FurrBall - The evening starts with a reception in the Elizabethan Room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with a silent auction and cocktail hour. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Dinner will be in the Grand Pennington Ballroom at 7:45 p.m. After dinner, enjoy a live auction of eight decorated, themed Christmas trees complete with gift certificates and items. Each tree is valued at approximately $2,500. You will also enjoy two Parades of the Animals from the Spokane Humane Society. Then, dance to live music by 6 Foot Swing in the Hall of Doges at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.spokanehumanesociety.org or by phone. Nov. 15, The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $125/person. (509) 467-5235, ext 211.

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, please contact Kerry Wiltzius at kwiltzius@spokanehumanesociety.org or by phone. Dec. 6, 11 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.

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