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.
Transitions and Second Harvest Food Drive - Monetary and nonperishable food items accepted. Most needed food items include baby formula, baby food, powdered milk, rice, pasta, coffee, peanut butter and jelly. Food barrels will be placed at the following Transitions locations: Administrative Building, 1002 N. Superior; Miryam’s House, 1805 W. Ninth Ave.; Women’s Hearth, 920 W. Second Ave.; and Transitional Living Center and EduCare, 3128 N. Hemlock. The Feinstein Foundation Matching Gift program will match each dollar raised or pound of food donated by adding an additional percentage based on a national scale. Runs through April 30. (509) 328-6702.
March Cooking Classes at the Greenbriar Inn - Classes offered include: Saturday, Thai Cooking; Monday, English High Tea; March 16, A Culinary Tour of Italy; March 21, Elegant French Cuisine Simplified; March 30, Pairing Wines with Ingredients. Historic Greenbriar Inn, 315 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $45 per class. (800) 953-2379 or (208) 667-9660.
HOME Fundraiser Tea - Hosted by the Home Advisory Board, H.O.M.E. students and the EWU Women’s Studies. H.O.M.E. is a scholarship program to help low-income, continuing, undergraduate, graduate, or incoming students pay for daycare expenses. RSVP with a check to EWU, Women’s Studies Center, 207 Monroe, Cheney, WA 99004; or purchase tickets at the door. Today. 2-4 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Monroe Hall, Room 205, second floor lounge, Cheney. $20/advance, $25/door. (509) 359-2898.
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.
Homegrown Help Mobile Food Distribution - Sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Pick up quality free food including fresh produce and breads. No special qualifications are needed to receive food. Thursday. 10 a.m.-noon, Parking lot behind Grace Baptist Church, 1523 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 844-3370.
Vegetarian “Meat” and Potatoes - A culinary class hosted by the Kitchen Engine. Pre-registration is required. Thursday. 6 p.m., The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. $10. (509) 328-3335.
Taste Spokane - An evening of food, brews and wines, desserts and pampering services to benefit Wishing Star Foundation. Admission includes a wine glass, cheese plate and five taste tickets. An auction and raffle also will be part of the evening. Friday. 5-9 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $20/advance, $25/door. (509) 744-3411.
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.
“There’s No Place Like Home” Fundraiser and Auction - Silent auction from 4-5:30 p.m., and live auction and dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. The dinner menu consists of fried chicken, potatoes and gravy, corn, and a dessert. The kids menu will be chicken nuggets or hot dogs, chips, and a cookie. All proceeds go to the academy to help offset the cost of tuition. Saturday. Faith Baptist Academy, 2804 E. Euclid Ave. $8/advance, $10/door, $6/children. (509) 482-6101, ext. 17.
Second Chance Kitchen Sale - Purchase new and used kitchen and dining items, enjoy a raffle, espresso, refreshments and hourly door prizes. Event will benefit Slow Food Spokane River. Saturday. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Thomas Hammer Coffee Headquarters, 210 W. Pacific Ave. Free admission. (509) 209-2851.
Walla Walla Wine Country’s “Toast To A Cure” - Following dinner, a live auction will be held. Raising money for the American Cancer Society. Saturday. Walla Walla Fairgrounds, Walla Walla. $65. (877) 861-6687.
“A Tour of Spain” - Presented by Rocket Market. Enjoy a variety of Spanish wines with cheese and LaBrea bread. Reservations are required. March 13. 7 p.m., 726 E. 43rd Ave. $22 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.
St. Patrick’s Dinner and Dance - Hosted by the Sons of Norway. Enjoy happy hour, Irish food and dancing. March 13. 5:30 p.m., Sons of Norway Tordenskjord Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $10.50 per person. (509) 326-9211.
Pancake Breakfast - All the pancakes you can eat, with eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. March 15. 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.
Temple Beth Shalom Annual Kosher Dinner - Celebrating 68 years of music, food and friendship. Enjoy an authentic kosher beef brisket dinner including appetizers, traditional Jewish side dishes and dessert. Also featuring entertainment in the sanctuary and Spokane’s very own Klemzer band, Chutzpah, the Kosher Redhots and The Mavens. Tickets at Huppin’s Hi-Fi Photo and Video, Manito Ship and Copy, Pawn One North, Post Falls and Spokane Valley locations, and online at www.pgiinc.com. Take-out orders available. March 15. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 1322 E. 30th Ave. $14/general, $7/children age 11 and younger. (509) 747-3304, ext. 32.