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Wed., Jan. 14, 2009, midnight

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.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. Friday, Winterbeerfest, enjoy 10 beers and food, $16 plus tax. Class requires pre-registration and payment in advance. 7 p.m., 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.

Spokane Valley Newcomers Club Luncheon - RSVP by calling (509) 927-7659. Thursday. 11:30 a.m., Marie Callendar’s Restaurant and Bakery, 2111 N. Argonne Road. $16.

Taste of Sandpoint - Signature event kicking off the 36th annual Sandpoint Winter Carnival; featuring food, local brews, and wines. Thursday. 5-8 p.m., Cedar Street Bridge Marketplace, downtown, Sandpoint. $1/door. (208) 263-0887.

Martin Luther King Human Rights Community Breakfast - 16th annual event. Menu includes: potato-egg casserole, fruit, bagels and homemade muffins and salsa. Enjoy entertainment, awards and keynote speaker, Tod Ewing. Reservations are required. Tickets available at BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items to be donated to local food banks. Saturday. 9 a.m., Moscow Junior High School, Multipurpose Room, 1410 E. D St., Moscow, Idaho. $8/general admission; $4/students and children. (208) 882-3648.

Grilled Veggie Pizza - A cooking class hosted by The Kitchen Engine. Pre-registration is required. Tuesday. 6 p.m., 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. $10. (509) 328-3335.

Coeur d’Alene Women’s Day AGLOW Brunch/Potluck - Speaker meetings on the third Wednesday of each month. For information, call Judy. Jan. 21. and Feb. 18. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Silver Lake Motel and Convention Center, 6160 Sunshine St. Free. (208) 930-4482.

Knife Sharpening Class - Learn how to sharpen your knives with Sharp Stuff Knife Sharpening. Bring your most dull knife for a complimentary sharpening. Pre-registration is required. Jan. 22. 6 p.m., 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. $20. (509) 328-3335.

Sons of Norway Dinner and Dance - Happy hour at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and dancing at 6 p.m. Reservations requested. Jan. 23. Sons of Norway Tordenskjord Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $8.50 per person. (509) 326-9211.

Chef’s Culinary Classic - 16th annual black tie event. Chefs from throughout the Inland Northwest will prepare a six course meal including complimentary wine. Event will also include live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network of Spokane. Jan. 24. 6 p.m., Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $150 per person. (509) 473-6370.

Festival of Foodies - Eighth annual event supporting the Spokane Restaurant Association, presented by Clear Channel Radio. Savor signature dishes from top-rated area restaurants. Taste the area’s finest microbrews, wines, champagnes, desserts, and spirits. Watch the Bold Chef Challenge on the Main Stage. Contestants will show off their culinary skills in an exciting cook-off using mystery ingredients. Buy your tickets at Winestyles, 8801 N. Indian Trail Road, Just American Desserts, S. 213 University Road, Vino! A Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St., Hallets Chocolates, 1419 E. Holyoke Ave., and Enoteca-Fine Wine and Beer, 112 E. Seltice Way Suite C, Post Falls. Jan. 24. 2-6 p.m., Spokane Community College Lair-Student Center Bistro, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. $10/advance, $15/door. (509) 242-2668.

Wild Game Feast - Five-course meal of wild game delicacies presented by the North Idaho College Alumni Association. Proceeds benefit the association and student scholarships. Jan. 24. 6 p.m., Ts’elusm Dining Room at the NIC Edminster Student Union Building, 1000 W. Garden Ave. $55. (208) 769-7806.

Lutefisk and Meatballs Dinner - Hosted by the Spokane Sons of Norway. Jan. 25. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sons of Norway Tordenskjold Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $15/adults, $5/age 6-12, free/age five and younger. (509) 326-9211.

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