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Micro Brew at Home - For age 21 and older. Learn how to make your favorite beer at home using malt extracts, grains and hops. Today and Thursday. 7-9 p.m., Jim’s Home Brew, 2619 N. Division St. $29. (509) 625-6200.

Winemaking for Beginners - Save money and create your own brew by learning the method of breweries using malt extracts, grains and hops. Register by calling or online: spokaneparks/Activities/Activiti. Today and Thursday. 7-9 p.m., Jim’s Home Brew, 2619 N. Division St. $29/both days. (509) 625-6200.

Kayak and Dinner - For age 16 and older. Paddle along the Spokane River and then enjoy dinner at Bangkok Thai. Thursday, 5-9 p.m., Bangkok Thai Restaurant, 1003 E. Trent Ave. $37. (509) 625-6200.

Pig in the Park - Harrison, Idaho, summer kick-off begins with German sausage feed in the park at 10 a.m. on Thursday-Friday and leads up to the whole hog on Saturday at 1 p.m. Also featuring annual June Bug Crafts Faire in the park on Saturday. Harrison City Park. Free. (208) 689-3669.

Summer Sampler - Fourth annual culinary extravaganza. Taste samples, enjoy the Litehouse Mystery Box Cooking competition and more. Samples range $3-$7 each. Thursday, 5-7:30 p.m., Farmin Park on Main Street, Sandpoint. Free admission; purchase $1-tickets for samples. (208) 263-0887.

“Good Food” at the Library - Watch this film about how Pacific Northwest family farmers, ranches and businesses are creating a more sustainable food system. Directed by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young. Presented by Sandpoint Transition Initiative. Coffee and teas will be provided. Please bring your own mug. Friday, 6:30 p.m., Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., Sandpoint, Idaho. Free. (208) 255-1731.

Northwood Performing Arts Dinner Theatre - Directed by Mark D. Caldwell. Enjoy an Italian buffet and show. Friday - Saturday. 6 p.m., Highway 211 off Highway 2, Newport, Wash. $20/dinner and show; $12/adults, $10/children and seniors for show only. (208) 448-1294.

Project HOPE Garden Party - Potluck. This Friday, July 2, 16, 30 and Aug. 13. 6 p.m., 2605 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-6527.

Stem and Stein - Fifth annual wine and beer tasting to benefit programs of Spokane AIDS Network. Friday. 6 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $40/advance, $45/door. (509) 325-SEAT.

Valleyfest Dinner and Auction - “The Sky is the Limit” catered dinner, live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit the 20th annual Valleyfest in September. Friday. 5:30-10 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $35. (509) 922-3299.

Taste Washington – More than 100 Washington wineries and 20 regional restaurants will be pouring wines and serving food samples at this eighth-annual event. Sunday. 5-8:30 p.m. $85. Tickets are available at Vino! A Wine Shop, Latah Creek Winery, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars and Williams Seafood and Market and Wines or online at

Latah Creek Variety Market - Vendors will sell homegrown fruits, vegetables and flowers, as well as tofu and spices, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. More than 50 other vendors will be selling antiques, crafts, artwork and home decor items, shabby chic furniture, recycled goods, jewelry and local designer clothing. Other events include a cakewalk, beading, painting and live music. Food and drinks also will be sold. Free. Latah Plaza, 4241 S. Cheney-Spokane Road.

The Comedies of Patrick F. McManus - Comedy dinner show starring Tim Behrens in “A Fine and Pleasant Misery: the Humor of Patrick F. McManus.” Reservations are required. This Saturday and July 18. Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 N. Idaho Road, Liberty Lake. $29/adult, $10/children age 10 and younger. Includes dinner and show. (509) 891-9016 or (888) 762-5462.

Culinary Events at the Greenbriar Inn - Home Bartending School on June 29 and July 13, 6-9 p.m. Learn bartending basics. The cost is $50 per person and includes drinks. Reservations are recommended; Father’s Day Barbecue, Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a variety of grilled entrees; Sushi Class, June 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost is $45; “Painting with Spirits,” June 28, 2-5 p.m. Paint with a local artist while enjoying beer, cocktails, wine and tapas. The cost is $45/singles and $70/couples. Historic Greenbriar Inn, 315 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (800) 953-2379 or (208) 667-9660.

Pancake Breakfast - All the pancakes you can eat with scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Sunday. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sons of Norway Tordenskjord Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $4.50/adults, $2.50/age six and younger. (509) 326-9211.

Canning Workshop - Class will focus on the pressure canning technique. For age 14 and older. Monday. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $27. (509) 625-6200.

“Children Are Our Future” Dinner and Auction - 23rd annual event hosted by The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Benefits Salvation Army’s Camp Gifford, Sally’s House and Clothe-A-Child. Tuesday. Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, I-90 at Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $45/person, $380/table of eight. (509) 329-2732.

Wine Making for Beginners - For age 21 and older. Learn how to make your own wine from fruit and grape concentrates. Pre-registration is required. June 24. 6:30-9 p.m., Jim’s Home Brew, 2619 N. Division St. $14. (509) 625-6200.

“Food Safety on the Farm” - A producer-to-producer workshop series hosted by the University of Idaho and Washington State University Extensions. July 12: Learn how to integrate plants and animals on your farm and compost management, 1-4 p.m., Four Seasons Farm, 32 Scotts Road, Priest River, Idaho; July 14, Learn about tree fruit, value-added processing, U-pick operations, worker hygiene and safety on a small family farm, 6-8:30 p.m., Greenbluff High Country Orchard, 8518 E. Greenbluff Road, Colbert. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to workshop. $10/Rural Roots members, $15/nonmembers and $5/students. (208) 883-3462.

Horse Heaven Hills Trail Drive - Celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Horse Heaven Hills AVA with stops at seven wineries. Tour and taste at all seven to be eligible for a drawing Saturday at Crow Butte Park for a case of Horse Heaven Hills AVA wine. Cost includes an event glass, drawing opportunity and a barbecue at Crow Butte Park Saturday, 6-8 p.m. Call 1 (888) 309-WINE for tickets. July 18. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Horse Heaven Hills, Highway 221 Columbia Crest Drive, Paterson, Wash. $40. (888) 309-9463.

Barbecue Chuck Wagon Feast - Harvard Park’s chef Ryan Rose will cater a chuck wagon feast to include hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and dessert. Music provided by Frank Duryea and his band “Someone Else.” The Project Joy-Hauoli dancers will entertain Hawaiian style. Kimmy the Clown will also be there to create balloon animals and face paintings for the children. Sponsored by Group Health and Harvard Park Retirement. July 24. 5-8 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $15/adult, $7/children ages 6-12, free/age five and younger. (509) 535-0803.