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Arts/crafts

Junk Drunk - Vintage, antique, salvaged goods and craft market. Today, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Northeast Washington Fairgrounds, Ag Trade Center, 317 W. Astor Ave., Colville. $5/general; kids admitted free. (800) 833-6388.

14th Annual Washington State Quilters Yard Sale - Featuring patterns, fabric, notions, books, magazines and quilt embellishments. Saturday, 8-11:30 a.m., West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St. Free admission. (509) 326-9540.

Craft classes/workshops

Top Stitch Events – Machine Embroidery Workshop, Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon, $40; Fit for Real People, April 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $95; Learn to Use a Serger, April 29, 4-6 p.m., $30. Top Stitch, 3808 N. Monroe St. (509) 328-7397.

Sew Uniquely You Events - Lady Bug Quilting Academy, Wednesdays this week through June 17 from 12:30-2:30 p.m., $250; Freezer Paper Pieced Table Runner, April 24, 10 a.m., $35. Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. (509) 467-8210.

Washington State Quilters Quarterly Lecture – Bonnie Hunter presents “Scrap Users System,” April 23, 1 and 7 p.m. Workshops include: Texas Braid, April 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Smith Mountain Morning, April 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Lecture: free/members; $10/nonmembers. $65/per workshop, includes lunch. For details, call (509) 399-5653 or visit www.wsqspokane.org.

Home/garden

16th Annual Premier Home Improvement Show - Presented by the Spokane Home Builders Association with vendors showcasing the latest in home remodeling and improvement. Receive $2 off admission with the donation of two nonperishable food items to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $8; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 532-4990.

Get Growing: Garden Strategies for the Urban Dweller - The Inland Northwest Food Network’s monthly Chew on This! program will feature tips for growing your own food. Registration required at infarmu.org/event/chew-on-this. Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University of Idaho Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. $5. (503) 307-4505.

Bare Root Tree Transplanting - This workshop will be outside, so please dress accordingly. Personal protective equipment will be required, including hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves and boots. Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Q’emiln Park, 12201 W. Parkway Drive, Post Falls. $50. (208) 769-2266.

Organic Vegetable Gardening - From zones to starts, to soil prep and composting, learn all you need to create a sustainable, organic garden. Presented by Master Gardener Marilyn Lloyd. Thursday, 1 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; May 19, 6:30 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., (509) 893-8330. Free.

Bring Nature Home: Gardening for Birds and Butterflies - Learn how to attract birds and other beautiful and beneficial critters with Master Gardener Eva Lusk. Thursday, 1:30 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5395.

Plant Farm Events – Shade Planters, Saturday, 11 a.m., 12-inch for $25 or 16-inch for $40; Proven Winners Hanging Basket/Planter, April 25, 11 a.m., $25; Proven Winners Dramatic Flowerbeds, April 25, 2 p.m., free. Plant Farm, 14208 E. Fourth Ave. (509) 926-9397.

Get in the Garden: Spring in Your Yard - Master Gardener Kurt Madison will help you figure out what to do to get ready for a great gardening season. April 21, 6:30 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.

Petunias Marketplace Gardening Events - Vegetables 101 with Master Gardener Steve Nokes, April 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call to make reservations. Petunia’s Marketplace, 2010 N. Madison St. (509) 328-4257.

Associated Garden Club - April 24, noon, Vegetable Suggestions for the Area. Manito Park, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. For more information, call (509) 260-5503.

Garden Fair and Plant Sale - Hundreds of plants for sale, including flowering annuals and perennials plus berry plants, herbs and veggies. The event is sponsored by Master Gardeners of Spokane County. April 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havanna St. Free admission. (509) 477-2195.

Palisades Park and Neighborhood Annual Clean Up Day - There will be a tailgate lunch provided afterward. For more information, visit www.Palisadesnw.com. April 25, 9 a.m.-noon, Palisades Park, meet at parking lot at Greenwood Road and Rimrock Drive.

Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society - “The Idaho National Laboratory and Its Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystem” presentation. April 25, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 627-3292.

Arbor Day and Tree City U.S.A. Celebration - Bring your cameras and kids to walk and learn in the warm spring air. Children’s activities include making Arbor Day flags and bird seed ornaments. April 25, 11 a.m., Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd. Free. (509) 624-4832.

Practical Beekeeping - Register at www.spokanehoney company.com. April 25, 6:30 p.m., Bluwood’s Branches Auditorium, 14617 N. Newport Highway, Mead. Free. (509) 808-4004.

Sister Cities Garden Party - Enjoy international cuisine, mini-golf, garden carnival games and learn about the Connections Sculptural Garden planned for Riverfront Park. For tickets, send a check to Spokane Sister Cities, P.O. Box 4074, Spokane WA 99220, or purchase at www.brownpaper tickets.com/event/969960. April 26, 2 p.m., South Side Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $25. (509) 270-2603.

Animals

Kitten Shower - Through Thursday, the Spokane Humane Society will collect donations for homeless kittens at both Northwest Seed and Pet locations. A Kitten Shower will be held on Friday and will be filled with lots of kitten games. There will be light refreshments. Friday, 6-8 p.m., Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St. (509) 467-5235.

Dog First Aid - Join Greg Benoit, from SouthCare Animal Medical Center, for instruction on how to care for your dog in the outdoors. Please leave petsat home. Free, registration required. April 22, 7-8:30 p.m., REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. Free. (509) 328-9900.

Backyard Goats Class - Find out what is involved in raising goats. Part of the WSU Kalispel Tribal Extension program’s Backyard Livestock series. Register by calling or emailing beverly.sarles@ wsu.edu. April 22, 6-8 p.m., Camas Center for Community Wellness, 1821 N. LeClerc Road, Usk, Wash. Free. (509) 447-2401.

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