Arbor Crest Wine Tasting at Cena Gourmet to Go - Food samples will be available. Thursday. 4-7 p.m., Cena Gourmet to Go, 12501 N. Highway 395, Suite 3. Free. (509) 328-3709.
Dine in for Seniors - Order a lunch to be delivered to you to benefit Mid-City Senior Center and Meals on Wheels. Friday. Delivery included. $12. (509) 232-0864, order and payments by today.
Get Down Under - Red and white wines from Australia. Friday. 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. Reservations and prepayment required. $22. (509) 343-2253.
Teriyaki Chicken Dinner - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Served with rice pilaf, vegetables and dessert. Reservations required. Friday. 5:30-7 p.m., 2605 N. Robie Road. $6.50. (509) 926-2328.
“Grape Expectations” Wine, Music and Auction - The Coeur d’Alene Symphony Leagues’ annual event to support scholarship funds and orchestral needs of local nonprofit orchestra. Tickets available through the symphony office. Saturday. 4-7 p.m., Old Church Arts and Cultural Center, 405 William St., Post Falls. $25/per person. (208) 765-3833 or call (208) 772-5917.
Author Jo Ann Bender - Proprietor of a charming but remotely located bed and breakfast near Colville and Northport. She shares food samples and answers questions about her cookbook, “Favorites From the Lazy Bee.” Saturday. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Strawberry Picking Celebration - Saturday-Sundays through July 1. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers. Green Bluff.
Elks Breakfast - Have all-you-can-eat breakfast with the officers. Sunday. 9-11 a.m., Elks Lodge, 2605 N. Robie Road. $5. (509) 926-2328.
Lake Coeur d’Alene Dinner Cruise - Sundays, through Sept. 2. 1:30 p.m., Red Lion Templin’s Hotel on the River, 414 E. First Ave., Post Falls. $42/adults, $39/seniors, $19/ages 4-12, free/age three and younger. (509) 325-SEAT.
Spokane River Dinner Cruise - Mondays, through Sept. 3. 5:30 p.m., Red Lion Templin’s Hotel on the River, 414 E. First Ave., Post Falls. $36/adults, $33/seniors, $18/ages 4-12, free/age three and younger. (509) 325-SEAT.
Barbecue at the Elks - Hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, etc. Next WednesdayJuly 4. Noon. Elks Lodge, 2605 N. Robie Road. $2 admission, $3/lunch. (509) 926-2328.
Fourth of July Barbecue and Car Wash - Includes ribs, chicken, hamburger, German sausage, salads and more, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., with youth activities until 2 p.m. Next Wedneday.July 4. VFW Post 51, 300 W. Mission. $6.50. (509) 327-9847.
Stroganoff Dinner - A meal of beef stroganoff over noodles, veggies, salad and dessert. July 6. 5:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 2605 N. Robie Road. $6.50. (509) 926-2328. Reservations required by July 4.
Fourth of July Celebration at Maryhill Winery - Visitors are invited to come celebrate with free tastings of award-winning wines and live music on the arbor featuring the Kevin Barber Trio and Joanie’s Jazz Trio. July 7-8. 1-5 p.m., Maryhill Winery, 9774 Highway 14, Goldendale, Wash. (509) 773-1976 or (877) 627-9445.
Greater Spokane Democratic Women’s Club Evening Social - Potluck supper, all are welcome to come. July 10. 6 p.m., Central Park Condominiums Club House, 6011 E. Sixth Ave. (509) 928-9286 or (509) 533-1482.
Baubles, Bangles and Beads - Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon with guest speaker, Win Edvalds of Tacoma, and music by local artists, Phoebe and Joe Lykins. Reservations and cancellations due by July 9. Reservations not kept after that date must be paid. July 12. Noon-2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. $10. (208) 687-0291 or (208) 687-6906.
Spaghetti Dinner - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Reservations required. July 13. 5:30-7 p.m., 2605 N. Robie Road. $5. (509) 926-2328.
Cherry Festival at Green Bluff - Enjoy country cookin’, music, crafts and lots of family fun. Tree ripened cherries will be available, U-pick or ready picked. Saturdays-Sundays, July 14-22. Green Bluff, 15 minutes north of Spokane.
Just for Kids at the Meal Maker - Meal planning and preparation session for kids and their parents. Pre-registration is required. Registration can take place by phone, by email, or at www.themealmaker.com by clicking on the July 14, noon session and entering JUSTFORKIDS as the password. July 14. Noon. The Valley Plaza, 13220 E. Sprague Ave. $112 for seven entrees, more entrees available. (509) 892-1403.
Pizza Night at the Elks - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Reservations required. July 20. 2605 N. Robie Road. $4.50 for one-topping 12-inch pizza, additional toppings 50 cents each. (509) 926-2328.
Urban Chicken Coop Tour - See how people raise their own farm-fresh eggs in the city, with four stops in two neighborhoods. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register. July 21. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $10.
Summer Wine and Art Auction - To benefit Shoshone Medical Center in the Village Plaza. July 26. 6-9 p.m., Silver Mountain, 75 miles east of Spokane, take Exit 49 off Interstate 90, Kellogg. Call (208) 786-0581 for reservations.
Fish and Fries - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. July 27. 5:30-7 p.m., 2605 N. Robie Road. $6.50. Reservations required by July 25. (509) 926-2328.
BrewsFest - Live music with Cool Stack, Milonga and Raggs & Bush Doktor. Over 40 different microbrews from throughout the Northwest. July 28. 1-7 p.m., Silver Mountain, 75 miles east of Spokane, take Exit 49 off Interstate 90, Kellogg. $24.95/advance, $29.95/day of event.
Idaho State Chili Cook-off - Vote for your favorite chili. Proceeds benefit the Staff House Museum. July 28. Silver Mountain, 75 miles east of Spokane, take Exit 49 off Interstate 90, Kellogg. $5/tasting kit. (208) 686-1230.
Mojito and Martini Dinner - Enjoy a five-course meal paired with five rum-based mojitos and martinis. This dinner will be hosted on the patio and prepared by Executive Chef Charles Davidson. Aug. 10. 6:30 p.m., Twigs Bistro, 4320 S. Regal St. $50. (509) 218-3702.
Peach Festival at Green Bluff - Try peach ice cream, homemade cobbler, cake or pie. Saturdays-Sundays, Aug. 18-Sept. 2. Green Bluff, 15 minutes north of Spokane.
Ninth Annual Garlic Faire - Live music, wine tasting and samples of latest products from the garden. Aug. 18-19. Noon-5 p.m., China Bend Winery, 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls, Wash. $5/adults, free/younger than age 12. (800) 700-6123.