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Wed., March 11, 2009

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.

“Dine Out to Feed Spokane” - The Greater Spokane Dietetic Association will present this to benefit Feed Spokane in celebration of National Nutrition Month. Participating Spokane area restaurants and dates include: Today-March 30, Clinkerdaggers ($1 donated per Burnt Creme Trio ordered); Thursday, Ferrante’s Marketplace Cafe; Sunday, Sundance Bistro; Monday-March 31, Thomas Hammer at Sacred Heart Medical Center ($1 donated per bag of “Dine Out” blend coffee purchased); Monday, Mamma Mia’s, Five Mile Heights Pizza; Tuesday, Scratch, Wild Sage Bistro; next Wednesday, Vin Rouge ($1 donated per dessert ordered - patrons must mention “Dine Out”), Buck’s Pizza, OPA Pizza Greek and Italian; Le Cafe at Sacred Heart Medical Center (soup sales); March 19, Herbal Essence; March 25, Cuppa Joe’s Cafe, Le Cafe at Sacred Heart Medical Center (soup sales); March 26, Ferrante’s Marketplace Cafe; March 29, Hill’s Restaurant; March 30, Hay J’s Bistro; Every Sunday through March 29, Natural Start Bakery, Percy’s Cafe Americana ($1 donation per breakfast order). (509) 998-5682.

Transitions and Second Harvest Food Drive - Monetary and nonperishable food items accepted. Most needed food items include: baby formula, baby food, powdered milk, dried 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 percent based on a national scale. Runs through April 30. (509) 328-6702.

Wine to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure - $1 will be donated to the Spokane Chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for each bottle of selected wine sold at Huckleberry’s Natural Market during the month of March. Huckleberry’s, 926 S. Monroe St. (509) 624-1349.

March Cooking Classes at the Greenbriar Inn - Classes offered include: Monday, 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.

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.

Pan Roasted Chicken - A culinary class hosted by The Kitchen Engine. Taught by Mandi Konen from the Spokane Community College Culinary School. Pre-registration is required. Today. 6 p.m., The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. $10. (509) 328-3335.

Irish Stew - Hosted by The Kitchen Engine. This culinary class will be taught by Clinkerdagger sous chef Brendan Neeson, from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Pre-registration is required. Thursday. 6 p.m., The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. $20. (509) 328-3335.

“A Tour of Spain” - Presented by Rocket Market. Enjoy a variety of Spanish wines with cheese and La Brea bread. Reservations are required. Friday. 7 p.m., 726 E. 43rd Ave. $22 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.

“Food, Farmers and Fairs: Their Role in Building Sustainable Neighborhoods” - Join neighbors along with Amy Grey, founder of Backyard Harvest, a national nonprofit focused on food recovery, gleaning, gardening); and Jackie Aitchison, executive director of the Washington State Farmers Market Association. Bring a potluck dish, salad or dessert to share. Friday. 6-8 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave. Free with one nonperishable donation for the Our Place Food Bank.

Spaghetti dinner - All-you-can-eat meal also includes salad, garlic bread and a beverage. Friday. 4-8 p.m., Tri-Community Grange, one block north of Trent on Starr Road. $7 adults, $4 kids age five and up. Children younger than age 5 eat for free. (509) 926-3803.

St. Patrick’s Dinner and Dance - Hosted by the Sons of Norway. Enjoy happy hour, Irish food and dancing. Friday. 5:30 p.m., Sons of Norway Tordenskjord Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $10.50/person. (509) 326-9211.

Gingham and Lace Tea - Soroptimist International of Spokane hosts its ninth annual tea with a gingham and lace theme. There will be a light luncheon, silent auction and raffle. Proceeds benefit service projects for benefiting women and children. Saturday. 1-3 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer Road. $20. (509) 326-5249.

Los Hermanos Tamale Benefit Dinner - Los Hermanos is a solidarity group made of Lewis and Clark and St. George’s students dedicated to raising $10,000 a year to support a rural Salvadoran high school. The dinner will include authentic Salvadoran tamales and a presentation on the cause, featuring a video of made from footage taken from their trip to El Salvador this past winter. Saturday. 6:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Suggested Donation: $10. (509) 844-2556.

Spaghetti Feed and Karaoke Night - Hosted by the Pend Oreille Players to benefit the Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre. Saturday. 5-8 p.m., OK Lanes, 301 N. Idaho Ave., Oldtown, Idaho. $8/person, $15/couples. (509) 671-3389.

Pancake Breakfast - All the pancakes you can eat with 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, $2.50/6 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 1 North, Post Falls and Spokane Valley locations, and online at Take-out orders available. Sunday. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 1322 E. 30th Ave. $14/general, $7/children age 11 and younger. (509) 747-3304, ext. 32.

Art of Canning - Class will focus on the water bathing technique. Monday. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $27 plus $5 lab fee. (509) 625-6200.

Outdoor Cooking Class - Age 8 and older. Sponsored by Mountain Gear. Learn about stove use and selection, baking on a lightweight stove, Dutch oven cooking and backpack cooking. All equipment will be provided. Class held on Mondays through March 23. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division St. $27 plus $5 Lab Fee. (509) 625-6200.

Puff Pastry - A culinary class hosted by the Kitchen Engine. Taught by Kevin McKenzie, chef at 98Twenty Bistro. Pre-registration is required. Monday. 6 p.m., The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. $10. (509) 328-3335.

Irish Party Dinner - Features corned beef and cabbage, Irish-style ham, homemade soda bread, salads and wonderful Green Bluff desserts Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. Entertainment will include Irish dancing by Heather Bassett, Irish and classical singing by Cynthia Bauder, Irish humor by Sherman Simpson and Irish singing emcee Doug Davis. All funds raised will help support the 100-year celebration to be held Aug. 29-30. Reservations requested. Bluff Grange No. 300, intersection of Day-Mt. Spokane Road andGreen Bluff Road, Colbert. $6/general, free/5 and younger. (509) 238-6252 or (509) 467-1070.

Seared Rack of Lamb and Stuffed Apple Stuffing - A culinary class hosted by The Kitchen Engine. Taught by Landon Dalessi, chef at G.W. Hunters in Post Falls. Pre-registration is required. Tuesday. 6 p.m., The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. $25. (509) 328-3335.

Coeur d’Alene Women’s Day AGLOW Brunch/Potluck - Speaker meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at the For information, call Judy. March 18 and April 15. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Silver Lake Motel and Convention Center, 6160 Sunshine St. Free. (208) 930-4482.

Spring Luncheon and Card Party - Menu includes chicken/seafood pasta and marinara sauce, Caesar salad, rolls, chocolate raspberry dessert, coffee and tea. Reservations must be made by Friday for the event next Wednesday. Noon-3 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4420 N. Jefferson St. $6 per person. (509) 466-4260 or (509) 328-7104.

“The Power of Pinot” - Presented by Rocket Market. Enjoy a variety of wines from Oregon, California, Burgundy, New Zealand and more with cheese and La Brea bread. Reservations are required. March 20. 7 p.m., 726 E. 43rd Ave. $25 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.

Wine Tastings - Hosted by the North Idaho Enological Association. Held every third Friday of each month. 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.

Appellation Days - Third anniversary celebration including authentic Irish foods, wine, activities and “Snake cake.” Participating wineries will offer free wine tasting and are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 21-22. Yakima. (509) 965-4521.

Big Horn Foundation Auction and Dinner - Raising funds for youth education in wildlife conservation. Tickets include entry into Saturday’s Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show, presented by the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council. March 21. 4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Havana at Broadway, Spokane Valley. $25. (509) 487-8552.

Chef Seminar - Executive Chef Jason Rex of Scratch will discuss “Modern Twists on Classics.” March 21. 4-6 p.m., Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard, 34715 N. DeMoss Road, Red Mountain, Benton City, Wash. $50. (509) 588-6082, ext: 105.

Dusted Valley Vintners - Event will offer a six-course meal and feature wine from Walla Walla. March 21. 5:30 p.m., Beverly’s at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $85. (800) 688-4142.

Port at Spring Release Weekend - Maryhill’s annual Spring Release Weekend showcasing the winery’s new releases. Enjoy free wine tastings, special barrel tastings and live music featuring the Ben Macy Trio on Saturday and Kit Garoutte on Sunday. Savory slow-cooked fare from Lazy Pig Barbecue will be available for purchase at the winery. March 21-22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Maryhill Winery, 9774 Highway 14, Goldendale, Wash. (877) 627-9445.

Spokane Valley Mayor’s Ball - Seventh annual event. Reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:15, followed by dancing to live music by Nobody Famous at 9. March 21. Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $45. (509) 924-4994.

Bountiful Bowls - Receive a hand-crafted bowl of your choice, made by Center Pointe clients in their own ceramics studio. You will be able to choose from a variety of soups from O’Doherty’s and Soulful Soups. Fill your bowl with soup, enjoy it and take the bowl home as a special treat. Bread and salad are also included. March 23. Noon-7 p.m., Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $15. (509) 908-7940.

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