Food for Fines in Whitman County - Library users at all 14 branches can exchange nonperishable food donations of equal or greater value for up to $10 in outstanding library fines. All food will be collected during the month of February and distributed to the food bank in the community where it is collected. Main branch is Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St. Runs through Feb. 29. (877) 733-3375.
Girl Scouts Cookie Sale - Pre-orders taken through Feb. 17. Booth and direct sales will take place March 21-April 13. Varieties include: All Abouts, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Do-Si-Do’s, Trefoils, Samoas and new sugar-free Chocolate Chips and Lemon Chalet Cremes. $4. (509) 747-8091.
A Walk Through Europe Wine and Chocolate Tasting - Cena Cellars wines and chocolate by Boehm’s Chocolates. Thursday. 5-8 p.m., Cena, 12501 N. Highway 395, Suite 3. $5. (509) 328-3709.
Downtown Chocolate Walk - Stroll along the streets of downtown Coeur d’Alene and stop at galleries and shops to sample chocolate and sweet treats. Look for participating businesses with red and white balloons. Friday. 5-8 p.m., downtown Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-5986.
Spaghetti Dinner - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Friday. 5:30-7 p.m., 2605 N. Robie Road. $5. (509) 926-2328.
Youth Cooking Class - For ages 9-13. Sponsored by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Learn how to make chili and cornbread on Friday; stroganoff on Feb. 22; pasta salad on Feb. 29. Pre-registration is required. 6-8:30 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $22/class. (509) 625-6200.
Camp Fire Candy Sale - Sales take place Saturday through March 2, throughout the area. Varieties available: Creamy Smooth Mint Patties, Almond Roca Buttercrunch, Caramel Clusters and P-Nuttles. $5. (509) 747-6191, ext. 20.
Chicken Cacciatore - Italian Cooking - Sponsored by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Pre-registration required. Saturday. 6-8 p.m., Tullia’s Sauce House, 1407 W. Mansfield Ave. $22. (509) 625-6200.
Sister Cities Chinese Banquet - Celebrate the Chinese New Year; featuring 10 courses including Peking duck. Mail a check to: Spokane Sister Cities, c/o 2603 E. 33rd Ave., Spokane, WA 99223. Proceeds benefit Spokane Sister Cities. Saturday. 6 p.m., King Yen Restaurant, 3004 N. Monroe St. $30, reservations required. (509) 536-7541.
Specialty Cheesecakes from Scratch - Sponsored by the city of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Pre-registration required. Saturday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $36. (509) 625-6200.
Valentine’s Bake Sale - Presented by “Has Beens and Gonna Bees.” Proceeds go to Christmas Cheer Day 2008. Saturday. 10 a.m., in front of Kmart, 6606 N. Division St. (509) 484-7305.
“Let’s Talk Food” - Sponsored by Slow Food Spokane River. Discussion about the documentary “King Corn” with Kathryn Graham, playing at Magic Lantern Theater. Bring snacks and beverage to share. Monday. 7-8:30 p.m., Saranac Building, 25 W. Main Ave., third-floor common area. $8. (509) 209-2395.
Love is in the Air - With Chef Jeremiah Timmons of Ambrosia Bistro and Wine Bar. Learn some romantic tips for the kitchen and prepare a romantic meal from start to finish. Prepay only; reservations may be made up to three days before the scheduled class. Monday. 6-8 p.m., Saunders Cheese Market, 210 S. Washington St. $50. (509) 455-9400.
Sweethearts for Kids Wine Tasting and Auction - Benefit for Children’s Home Society of Washington. Featuring award-winning cuisine by Downriver Grill paired with local wineries and live music. Spokane wineries presenting: Barrister, Knipprath Cellars, Mountain Dome, Townsend Cellars, Vintage Cellars and four more to be announced. Silent and live auction items include: distinguished wine selections, airfare and hotel to Seattle, theme-dinners, golf packages and great baskets. Tickets available at CHSW-2323 N. Discovery Place, (509) 747-4174; or Downriver Grill, 3315 W. Northwest Blvd., (509) 323-1600. Monday. 6-9 p.m., Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave. $100/individual, $175/pair. (509) 465-3591.
Heart-Warming Reds - John Allen of Vino! will share some lovely reds. Bring a date and warm the soul with red wines and cheeses paired to perfection. Prepay only; reservations may be made up to three days before the scheduled class. Tuesday. 6-8 p.m., Saunders Cheese Market, 210 S. Washington St. $45. (509) 455-9400.
Valentine’s Eve Wine Dinner - Enjoy a quiet, candlelit dinner, wine commentary and elegant menu, presented by Vino! A Wine Shop. Tables of 2, 4 or 6, call for reservations. Next Wednesday, 6 p.m., The Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $70/person, gratuity and tax included. (509) 838-1229 or (800) 826-5674.
Cinnamon Rolls and Sticky Buns - Sponsored by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Pre-registration required. Feb. 14. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $35. (509) 625-6200.
Valentine’s Ménage À Trois: Chocolate, Cheese and Wine – Tastings to accompany this special Valentines show with musical guest Kaylee Cole. Feb. 14. 6-8 p.m., Huckleberry’s Bistro, 926 S. Monroe St.
Valentine’s Day at Ella’s - Romantic music opening with classical guitarist Abe Kenney in the tradition of Andres Segovia; followed by featured artist Emerson and Baumer, and delectable food. First seating is at 6 p.m., second seating is at 9. Feb. 14. Ella’s Supper Club, CenterStage, 1017 W. First Ave. $69/couple. (509)