Culinary calendar

Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. with take-out from 1-3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. (509) 324-1995.

Transitions and Second Harvest Food Drive - Monetary and nonperishable food items accepted. Most-needed food items include baby formula, baby food, powdered milk, dried rice, pasta, coffee, peanut butter and jelly. Food barrels will be placed at the following Transitions locations: Administrative Building, 1002 N. Superior St.; Miryam’s House, 1805 W. Ninth Ave.; Women’s Hearth, 920 W. Second Ave.; and Transitional Living Center and EduCare, 3128 N. Hemlock St. The Feinstein Foundation Matching Gift program will match each dollar raised or pound of food donated by adding an additional percentage based on a national scale. (509) 328-6702.

Corbin Art Center Classes - Sponsored by the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. A variety of classes will be offered beginning April 13. Classes include Homemade Bread – Italian Cooking. Pre-registration is required. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $12-$55. (509) 625-6200.

Italian Cooking Classes - Hosted by Paula Mannino. Learn the basics of Italian cooking. Tuesday, Italian desserts including frozen desserts, gelato and traditional Italian sweets. Saturday classes are available upon request. 6-8 p.m., 7425 E. Columbia Dr. $35/person, including beverages. Sign up for all three classes and receive a $5 discount off each class. (509) 893-8969.

Millwood Indoor Farmers Market - Local and organic food available Wednesdays, noon-5 p.m., through April 30. 8919 E. Euclid Ave., Millwood. (509) 475-1676.

Healing Foods Kitchen Cooking Classes - Cooking classes for cancer prevention and achieving good health and healing after cancer treatments. Classes will be Thursday, April 9 and 16. Pre-payment and registration is required. 5:30-7 p.m., Providence Holy Family Hospital, Health Care Center 4 and 5, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Education Center 1. $40 for three classes. (509) 474-5490.

First Friday Artwalk - Featuring an artist reception for Stephanie Sammons; live music by Hidde Hanenburg and John Keel; guest chef Pete Tobin, INCA culinary instructor. Reservations recommended, but not necessary. Friday. 5 p.m., Santé Restaurant and Charcuterie, 404 W. Main Ave. (509) 315-4613.

Sausage Feed - 24th annual event by St. John’s Lutheran Church of Sprague. Menu includes smoked sausage, mashed potatoes, vegetable, sauerkraut, applesauce and dessert. Sponsored by Thrivent. Sunday. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sprague Community Hall, Third and C streets, Sprague, Wash. $9/adults, $4/age 6-12, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 257-2806.

Vineyard Tours at Columbia Crest Winery - Learn about the cycle of the grape, terroir and viticultural practices. A formal tasting will follow, featuring Columbia Crest red and white wines. Tours held the first Sunday of every month through August. Pre-registration is required. 10 a.m.-noon. Columbia Crest Winery, Highway 221 Columbia Crest Drive, Paterson, Wash. $20. (888) 309-9463.

Compass Club - A women’s club for introducing newcomers to the area. Buffet luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Speaker will be from the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. Reservations are required by Friday. For more information, call Kathy Heim at (509) 467-1621. Tuesday. 11:30 a.m., Steam Plant Grill, 159 S. Lincoln St. $20. (509) 465-4043.

Art, Wine and Nibbles with NAWBO – Second-annual fundraiser hosted by the National Association of Women Business Owners Inland Northwest Chapter. Event will feature John Allen of Vino!, the art of Ryan Hardesty and refreshments. April 9. 6-8 p.m., Lorinda Knight Gallery, 523 W. Sprague Ave. $25/members, $30/guests. (509) 290-6999 to RSVP.

Northeast Community Center Annual Appreciation Dinner - Featuring Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, chief executive officer of Providence Health Care. Celebrating Our Kids, Our Business. Reservations requested. April 9. 6 p.m., Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St. $12. (509) 487-1603.

Children’s Village Spring Charity Dinner and Auction - Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Children’s Village with a charity auction and buffet dinner, including silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the youth residing at the center. April 10. 5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene. $48/each, $400/corporate tables of eight. (208) 667-1189.

Easter Bake Sale - All proceeds go to Christmas Cheer Day 2009. April 11. 10 a.m., in front of Kmart, 6606 N. Division St. (509) 484-7305.

Mica Flats Grange Egg Hunt and Potluck - Activities for all ages includes potluck dinner, games, decorated hat contest and more. April 12. 1:30 p.m., the grange on U.S. Highway 95 and Kidd Island Bay Road South of Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-2939.

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