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Heart-Shaped Pizzas for Sale - Feb. 12-15. $1 from the sale of each pizza will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Paper hearts are also available for $1 and will benefit the foundation. Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar, Spokane Valley. (509) 927-4284.

Kitchen and Dining Donation Items Needed - Items needed for Second Chance Cooking Sale to benefit the Slow Food Spokane River organization. Items needed include new and used kitchen and dining items that still work, plates, glasses, pots, pans, cookbooks, linens, candlesticks, silverware blenders, etc. Appliances limited to counter-top size. Donations will be tax deductible. Drop-off locations include: Peter’s and Sons Florist, 170 S. Lincoln St. and The Book Parlor, 1414 W. Broadway Ave. Runs through Feb. 28. (509) 209-2851.

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.

Kids at Heart 2009 Charity - Guest speaker will be Logan Olson of Logan Magazine, a fashion magazine for girls with disabilities. Thursday. 11:30 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100. (509) 474-2819.

CVHS Jazz Concert, Dessert and Silent Auction - Presented by Central Valley High School. Friday. 6:30 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. (509) 228-5100.

Viva Vino - Third annual Hispanic Business and Professional event. All proceeds will go towards scholarships for Latinos who would like to continue their education. Wine and beer tasting, silent and live auction, Latin jazz music with the Pulehu Boys, hors d’oeuvres and chocolate fountain. Friday. 7-10:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $50/advance, $55/door. (509) 624-4655.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. “Picks of the Month.” Sample eight wines, cheese and labrea bread. Reservations are required. Friday. 7 p.m., 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.

Winter Wine Dinner - Presented by the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College. Enjoy a four-course meal featuring the cuisine of graduate, Dan Bower and wines from Latah Creek Winery. Pre-payment is required. Friday. 6:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. $70 per person. (509) 533-7283.

L.I.N.D.A. Valentine Lunch - Includes a demonstration and fun take home project. Must RSVP, call for more details or put a message on the Web site. Saturday. 11:15 a.m., a local bed and breakfast, Coeur d’Alene. 691-9524 or 667-5725.

Sausage Shoot - 61st annual event hosted by the Dusty Gun Club. Enjoy homemade country sausage and sausage sandwiches. Sunday. 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., 3752 Long Hollow Road, Colfax.

“The American Diet and Our Environment” - The panel features Peter Tobin, SCC culinary arts instructor; Jennifer Hall, Slow Food Spokane River and Main Market; Maurice Robinette, rancher and sustainable agriculture advocate; Tofu Phil, Small Planet Tofu, Newport; Jeremy Hansen, Santé Restaurant. Related films are presented 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, in the sn-w’ey’-mn auditorium, Building 24. Monday. 11:30 a.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building Lounges A and B, Building 17, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free. (509) 434-5149.

Go Red for Women Luncheon - Day of educational breakout sessions, inspirational survivor stories, a heart healthy luncheon and keynote speaker Diana Nyad. Presented by Providence Health Care, the event educates and empowers women in Spokane about heart disease, the greatest threat to their health. 9 a.m.-noon, educational breakout sessions; noon-1:30 p.m., luncheon; 1:30-2:30 p.m., auction checkout. Next Wedensday. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100. (509) 536-1500.

Valentine’s Day Cooking Class - Hosted by Paula Mannino. Learn authentic Italian recipes tailored for Valentine’s Day. Reservations and pre-payment required. Feb. 12. 5:30-8:30 p.m., 7425 E. Columbia Drive. $50. (509) 893-8969.

“Love our Seniors” Wine Tasting and Open House - Event to benefit Meals on Wheels. Featuring award-winning wines from Lake Crest Winery, hors d’oeuvres and music. Five Gallery of Thum’ artists will be painting throughout the day. Feb. 13. 2-8:30 p.m., Steam Plant Grill (159 S. Lincoln St.). $75. (509) 294-9234, (509) 747-8190.

“Valentine Reds” - Presented by Rocket Market. Enjoy a variety of red wines from around the world, chocolate and a champagne toast. Reservations are required. Feb. 13. 7 p.m., 726 E. 43rd Ave. $30 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.

Chocolate Walk - Stroll downtown Coeur d’Alene and visit the participating merchants for free chocolate including fountains, wines, imported chocolates, home-made delicacies and more. Feb. 13. 5-8 p.m., downtown Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 415-0116.

Spaghetti Dinner - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Feb. 13. 5:30-7 p.m., Elks Lodge, 2605 N. Robie Road. $7. (509) 926-2328.

Valentine Dinner and Dance - Menu includes: mixed green salad with raspberry dressing, chicken breast, au gratin potatoes, vegetable medley and a Valentine dessert. Feb. 13. 5:30 p.m., Sons of Norway Tordenskjord Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $10.50 per person. (509) 326-9211.

“The Quiet Spell of Winter” Dinner - With world-renowned University of Idaho music professor Ferenc Cseszko. Reservations required. Feb. 14. 6 p.m., The Bank Left Gallery Bistro and Tearoom, 100 S Bridge, Palouse, Wash. $35. (509) 878-8425.

Red Wine and Chocolate Weekend - Feb. 14-15. Events include the release of 2005 ONYX, Keith Pilgrim’s signature Bordeaux blend made exclusively from Red Mountain vineyards. As a special component this year, Theo Chocolate of Seattle will be tempting guests while educating them about their blends and unique approach to chocolate at demos. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard, 34715 N. DeMoss Road, Benton City, Wash. (509) 588-6082, ext. 105.

Spaghetti Dinner - Hosted by Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church. Menu will include spaghetti with meat sauce, green salad, roll, dessert and beverages. Feb. 14. 4-6 p.m., 4449 N. Nevada St. $5/person; Free/children six years of age and younger. (509) 487-9667.

Sweetheart Ball - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Semi-formal. Dinner and dancing. Feb. 14. 2605 N. Robie Road. (509) 926-2328.

Sweethearts Dinner - Steak and lobster, salad, vegetables, rice pilaf and dessert, along with champagne. Followed by dancing to the band Rock Bottom. Feb. 14. 5-10 p.m., 414 First St., Cheney. $52/couple. (509) 235-6294.

Valentine’s Day Cooking Class - Hosted by Paula Mannino. Learn authentic Italian recipes tailored for Valentine’s Day. Reservations and pre-payment are required. Feb. 14. 5:30-8:30 p.m., 7425 E. Columbia Drive. $50. (509) 893-8969.

YES Open House and Sweethearts Breakfast - Community appreciation event to showcase the program’s offered by Youth Equipped for Success program for age 10-18 in Spirit Lake. Center hours in the new building downtown are Monday-Thursday, 3-5 p.m., and Friday, 3-8 p.m. with dinner. Tutors are available Monday-Friday from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 14. 9 a.m.-noon. Third and Main Streets in downtown Spirit Lake. Free. (208) 661-3891.

Community Roots Winter Market - Buy local venue that celebrates the farmers, musicians, artisans and crafter that enrich our community. Held second Sunday of each month Presented by People for Environmental Action and Community Health, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting local foods and goods with local people. For more information contact Brightspirit Hendrix 435-5210. Feb. 15. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2015 N. Division St. (509) 435-5210.

Pancake Breakfast - Menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Feb. 15. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $4/adults, $2.50/children six years of age and younger. (509) 326-9211.

Valentine Spaghetti Dinner - All you can eat event includes authentic pasta and sauce prepared by Chef Roberto, live entertainment by Joni Damino Bartel Dance and Performing Arts. Call to reserve tickets/tables. Feb. 15. 2-4:30 p.m., VFW Hall, 318 Mullan Ave., Osburn. $7/each, family rates include $20/four or more, free/kids age six and younger. (208) 784-8891.

Coeur d’Alene Women’s Day AGLOW Brunch/Potluck - Speaker meetings on the third Wednesday of each month. For information, call Judy. Feb. 18. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Silver Lake Motel and Convention Center, 6160 Sunshine St. Free. (208) 930-4482.

Slow Food Spokane River Dinner and Keynote Presentation - Event will feature sustainable farmer, photographer and author of “Fields of Plenty,” Michael Ableman. A three-course meal will be served. Ticket purchases required by Feb. 12 for Feb. 18 event. For tickets, visit http://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/54545. 6 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $38/person.

“The Dark Side of Syrah, Shiraz” - Presented by Rocket Market. Enjoy a variety of deep, dark wines. Reservations are required. Feb. 20. 7 p.m., 726 E. 43rd Ave. $24 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.

Senior Breakfast - Sponsored by Pinewood Care Center. Feb. 20. 8-11 a.m., 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-4628.

“An Evening with the Winemaker” - Hosted by the Manito Golf and Country Club. Enjoy a classic dinner including pate, garden greens, Cassoulet and dessert; wines of Southern France presented by John Allen of Vino!; live entertainment; and silent and live auctions by Mike Ferguson of Ruby Street Antiques. Feb. 21. 6 p.m., Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $100 per person ($60 tax deductible). (509) 325-5451.

Art on the Edge mARTi Gras and Cajun Cook-Off - 11th annual event featuring 11 chefs who will create a variety of Cajun fare, followed by a traditional New Orleans parade through the plaza, the crowning of the mARTi Gras King and Queen, live music, dancing, raffles and a live and silent auction. Tickets available at St. Vincent DePaul, the Coeur d’Alene Resort, STCU Post Falls and Hayden branches and at Feb. 21. 6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza, Coeur d’Alene. $45/advance, $50/at the door. (208) 676-0917.

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