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.
Compass Club Meeting - A women’s club for introducing newcomers to the area. Event will feature a no-host bar and hors d’oeuvres. Guests welcome. Reservations are required by Thursday for Tuesday event. Cancellations due by Friday. 6 p.m., Glover Mansion, 321 W. Eighth Ave. $25 per person. (509) 465-4043.
“From Soup to Nuts” - Learn how to incorporate soups into your menu with Apple Charlotte Cooking Co. Pre-registration is required. Today. 1 p.m., 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. $55. (509) 328-3335.
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.
Authentic Norwegian Krumkaka - A cooking class hosted by The Kitchen Engine. Pre-registration is required. Thursday. 6 p.m., 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. $10. (509) 328-3335.
53rd Burns Night Supper and Social Dance - Presented by St. Andrew’s Society of the Inland Northwest. Evening begins with Address to the Haggis, followed by dinner, Scottish entertainment and social dancing. Friday. 6:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $35. (509) 325-SEAT or (509) 922-7563.
Black and White Ball - Dinner and dance benefit for the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. Saturday. 6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $75/each, tickets available at symphony office only. (208) 765-3833.
Red Wine Dinner - Event will offer a six course meal and feature Gordy Venneri of Walla Walla Vintners. Saturday. 5:30 p.m., Beverly’s at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $85. (800) 688-4142.
Breakfast with the Elks Officers - Open to the public. Menu includes pancakes, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, orange juice and coffee. Sunday. 9-11 a.m., 2605 N. Robie Road. $6 per person. (509) 926-2328.
Kids at Heart 2009 Charity - With guest speaker Logan Olson of Logan Magazine, a fashion magazine for girls with disabilities. Feb. 5. 11:30 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100. (509) 474-2819.
Viva Vino - Third annual Hispanic Business and Professional event. All proceeds will go toward 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. Feb. 6. 7-10:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $50/advance, $55/door. (509) 624-4655.
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. Feb. 6. 6:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. $70 per person. (509) 533-7283.
Sausage Shoot - 61st annual event hosted by the Dusty Gun Club. Enjoy homemade country sausage and sausage sandwiches. Feb. 8. 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, Sante Restaurant. French Club students also give a presentation based on the book “French Women Don’t Get Fat.” Bite-sized samples of food are served by local restaurants and door prizes are awarded. Related films are presented 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 10 and 11, in the sn-w’ey’-mn auditorium, Building 24. Feb. 9. 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 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. Feb. 11. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100. (509) 536-1500.
“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.
Chocolate Walk - Stroll downtown Coeur d’Alene and visit the participating merchants for free chocolate including fountains, wines, imported chocolates, homemade delicacies and more. Feb. 13. 5-8 p.m., downtown Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 415-0116.
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.
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.
Community Roots Winter Market - Buy-local venue that celebrates the farmers, musicians, artisans and crafter who 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. Feb. 15. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2015 N. Division St. For more information, contact Brightspirit Hendrix, 435-5210.
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.
Wine Tastings - Hosted by the North Idaho Enological Association. Held every third Friday of each month. Feb. 20 and Mar. 20. 7:30 p.m., Lake City Senior Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $20/members; $28/nonmembers. (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. 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, Coeur d’Alene Resort, STCU Post Falls and Hayden branches and at artontheedge.org. Feb. 21. 6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza, Coeur d’Alene. $45/advance, $50/at the door. (208) 676-0917.
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.
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