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.
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.
Corn and Clam Chowders - Cooking class. Pre-registration is required. Today. 6-8:30 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $18. (509) 625-6200.
Millwood Indoor Farmers Market - Local and organic food available Wednesdays, noon-5 p.m., through April 30. Today. 8919 E. Euclid Ave., Millwood. (509) 475-1676.Maple Syrup Braised Pork Chops and Sweet Potato Casserole - Cooking class. Pre-registration is required. Thursday. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $18. (509) 625-6200.
“The Dark Side of Syrah, Shiraz” - Presented by Rocket Market. Enjoy a variety of deep, dark wines. Reservations are required. Friday. 7 p.m., 726 E. 43rd Ave. $24 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.
Wine Tastings - Hosted by the North Idaho Enological Association. Held every third Friday of each month. Friday, March 20 and April 17. 7:30 p.m., Lake City Senior Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $20/members; $28/non-members. (208) 772-5401.
“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. Saturday. 6 p.m., Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $100 per person ($60 tax deductible). (509) 325-5451.
The Shotgun Affair Murder Mystery Dinner - Dinner and fun. Saturday. 5-8 p.m., Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W Hanley, Coeur d’Alene. Tickets $10/each. (208) 765-8800.
Art on the Edge ‘mARTi’ Gras - Cocktail hour from 5-6:30 p.m. at Brix, Cricket’s and Barrel Room 6, with live jazz music; 6:30 p.m., belly dancing by Sisters of Selket in the Plaza to kick off Cajun Cook-off; 7-9 p.m., Cajun Cook-off; 7-10 p.m., silent auction, 8 p.m. live auction; 8:30 p.m., most spirited revelers contest; 10 p.m.-midnight, dancing to Rule 62. Proceeds benefit the Art on the Edge, a nonprofit organization operated through St. Vincent de Paul that offers free art classes to area youth. Call for ticket info. Saturday, Downtown Coeur d’Alene. $45/advance, $50/door. (208) 676-0917.
Breakfast Cookies and Crazy Quiche - Cooking class. Pre-registration is required. Saturday. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $18. (509) 625-6200.
Cheese and Dessert Gala and Auction - Benefits New Orleans mission trip for June 7-14 to help residents near Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church rebuild their homes. All proceeds will go toward travel costs. Saturday. 7-10 p.m., James Toyota, Moscow-Pullman Highway, Moscow, Idaho. $20/person, $35/couple.
Pollo alla Bolognese - Italian Cooking - Pre-registration is required. Saturday. 6-8 p.m., Tullia’s Sauce House, 1407 W. Mansfield Ave. $22. (509) 625-6200.
Taste of the Palouse - Hosted by the Moscow Food Co-op. Meet the people who make many of the local products sold at the co-op and enjoy samples. Saturday and Feb. 28., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Moscow Food Co-op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537.
St. John Vianney Spaghetti Dinner - All-you-can-eat spaghetti and meat balls. Salad, rolls, coffee, dessert and milk will also be served. Sunday. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., St. John Vianney Church, 503 N. Walnut. $7/adults, $5/seniors and children age 6-12, free/children five years of age and younger. (509) 924-1742.
Co-op Kids at the Moscow Food Co-op - Children will learn how to make healthy snacks. Snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Open to children and their caregivers. Participants are welcome to bring pictures or supplies from home. Contact Rebekka Boysen-Taylor, Co-op Kids volunteer, via e-mail at email@example.com with any questions. Tuesday. 9 a.m., Moscow Food Co-Op Cafe, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.
Free Pancakes at IHOP - Stack of buttermilk pancakes to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Tuesday. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., various IHOP locations. Donations accepted.
Potato Soup - A culinary class hosted by the Kitchen Engine. Pre-registration is required. Feb. 26. 6 p.m., The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. $20. (509) 328-3335.
25th Annual Chocolate and Champagne Gala - Live and silent auctions, coffee samplings, hors d’oeuvres and dancing. Presented by Our Daily Bread. 6 p.m., early registration; 6:30-9 p.m., chocolate sampling and hors d’oeuvres including a pasta station, roast beef and turkey, displays of grilled vegetables and fruit; 6:30-10 p.m., silent auction; 8-9 p.m., live auction; 9 p.m.-midnight, dancing. Feb. 27. Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $45 until Jan. 26; $50 after Jan. 26. (509) 343-5053 or (509) 325-SEAT.