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Art on the Green Festival - July 31-Aug. 2. 47th annual outdoor art gallery and marketplace at North Idaho College. There will be food, live music, hands-on art activities for children and more. Hours are noon-7:30 p.m. Friday; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking and shuttle bus service to the west side of the NIC campus from downtown is available during the festival. No dogs allowed. North Idaho College, at the old Fort Sherman Grounds, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free admission. (208) 699-5066.

Sandpoint Arts and Crafts Fair - Aug. 8-9. This two-day event features artists and artisans from across the West, food vendors, live performances, a youth art arena with hands-on activities, and artist demonstrations throughout the weekend. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 8 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 9. Sandpoint City Beach, downtown Sandpoint. (208) 263-6139.

Craft Classes/Workshops

Sew Uniquely You Events - Dye Class: Deep Luscious Colors. Tuesday, 10 a.m., Sew Uniquely You, 11402 N. Newport Highway, Suite C. $50. (509) 467-8210.


Saving Energy Dollars in a SNAP - Let SNAP show you how to slash your energy costs with demonstrations and tips. Get a free energy saving kit that emphasizes low-cost and no-cost methods to save you money year-round in any home. Tuesday, 6 p.m., East Side Library, 524 S. Stone St.; Saturday, 3 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5318.

Lawn Care for Everyone - Learn the proper lawn care for healthy turf, including watering, mowing, weed control, and aeration, with Master Gardener Steve Nokes. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Road. Free. (509) 444-5395.

Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour 2015 - The tour will feature six gardens, all diverse, with ideas to take home. Live music and artisan vendors will be stationed throughout the gardens with garden-related items for sale, including the Collector’s Garden Poster. This is a self-guided tour so guests can begin and end as they wish. Maps are included on the tickets. Proceeds of the tour benefit local charities and NIC Dual Enrollment Scholarships. July 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $15/advance; $17/tour day. (208) 664-0987.

Iris Rhizome Plant Sale - The Town and Country Iris Society’s annual rhizome sale with tall bearded and median bearded iris. All named varieties. Ready to plant. Free iris growing and planting information. Lots of pictures of available iris. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or until sold out. July 25, Spokane Valley Mall, Center Court, in front of J.C. Penney, 14700 E. Indiana Avenue. Prices 50 cents to $5. (509) 671-1540.

Manito Park’s Rose Garden - Join head rose-gardener Steve Smith as he discusses growing roses in Manito Park’s Rose Garden. Smith will have hands on pruning, discuss maintenance, and changes that have occurred in the garden over the years. July 25, 10 a.m., Manito Park, Manito Garden Meeting Room, east of the greenhouse. Free. (509) 456-8038.


Camp Barks N’ Rec – Monday-Friday and Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Children ages 7-9 are invited to learn about different types of pets, do arts and crafts projects, play games, and spend hands-on time with shelter animals. Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. $50; scholarships available. (509) 467-5235.

Appaloosa Fest 2015 - Enjoy Appaloosa horses, history displays, participate in games and art activities and even learn to milk a cow. For the littlest horse lovers, Appaloosa horse rides will be available. Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Appaloosa Museum, 2720 W. Pullman Road, Moscow. Free. (208) 882-5578, ext. 279.

Art For the Animals: A Starry Night Celebration With the Animals of River’s Wish - Fifth annual benefit for River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary. Music, refreshments, art and items for auction. Self-guided tours of the sanctuary will allow people to meet the animals that this event benefits in the efforts of saving lives through rescue, education and advocacy. Saturday, 5 p.m., River’s Wish, 11511 W. Garfield Road. $20. (509) 951-3650.

All Breed Dog Show - The Inland Empire Kennel Association will hold its annual AKC-sanctioned all-breed dog show. Saturday and July 12, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free admission; $5/parking fee. (509) 456-3784.

Spokane Humane Society 118th Birthday Celebration - Celebrate 118 years of caring for companion animals by providing shelter, food, medical care and love for the unwanted and abandoned animals. Enjoy cake and ice cream, watch some dog demos and learn more about SHS. All alumni (adopted animals) are invited as special guests. Saturday, 11 a.m., Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St. Free. (509) 467-5235.

Heroic Birds of Prey - West Valley Outdoor Learning Center’s HOOT program will introduce audience members to the birds that call the learning center home. This program includes an interactive presentation with live birds of prey, videos and hands-on materials. Come learn the stories of these feathery ambassadors. July 13, 2 and 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; July 13, 10 a.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., (509) 893-8300; July 14, 10 a.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., (509) 893-8320; July 14, 2 and 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; July 15, 10 a.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom Street, (509) 893-8250; July 15, 2 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., (509) 893-8330; July 16, 10 a.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, (509) 893-8260; July 16, 2 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., (509) 893-8390; July 17, 10 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; July 17, 2 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., (509) 893-8280. Free.

Come Feed the Buffalo - Through Sept. 30. Come feed the buffalo and take a tour at Win-Tur Bison Farm. Visitors learn the farm’s history and bison facts during a slide presentation and Q&A session, as well as the opportunity to meet and greet the herd and hand-feed the buffalo. Gifts, souvenirs, leather goods, jewelry and more are available at the farm gift shop. Groups welcome. Cash or check only. No pets. Tours are Fridays-Sundays on the hour between noon and 4 p.m., Win-Tur Bison Farm, 4742 Highway 231, Springdale. $5-$6. (509) 258-6717.

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