Culinary Calendar

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 communitywide fundraiser to benefit Feed Spokane in celebration of National Nutrition Month. Participating Spokane area restaurants and dates include: Through Monday, Clinkerdaggers ($1 donated per Burnt Creme Trio ordered); Through Tuesday, Thomas Hammer at Sacred Heart Medical Center ($1 donated per bag of “Dine Out” blend coffee purchased); Today, Cuppa Joe’s Cafe, Le Cafe at Sacred Heart Medical Center (soup sales); Thursday, Ferrante’s Marketplace Cafe; Sunday, Hill’s Restaurant; Monday, Hay J’s Bistro; Sunday, Natural Start Bakery, Percy’s Cafe American ($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 St. 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. (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 March. Huckleberry’s, 926 S. Monroe St. (509) 624-1349.

McTeacher’s Night - The staff of St. Patrick Catholic School will work behind the counter at McDonald’s to raise money for their school. 20 percent of all sales will benefit the school. Today. 4:30-6:30 p.m., McDonald’s Restaurant, 4436 N. Division St. (509) 487-2830.

March Cooking Classes at the Greenbriar Inn - Monday, Pairing Wines with Ingredients. Historic Greenbriar Inn, 315 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $45 per class. (800) 953-2379 or (208) 667-9660.

Italian Cooking Classes - Hosted by Paula Mannino. Learn the basics of Italian cooking. Classes offered include: Tuesday, Cheesemaking, fresh homemade mozzarella and ricotta; April 7, Italian desserts, including frozen desserts, gelato and traditional Italian sweets. Saturday classes are available upon request. 6-8 p.m., 7425 E. Columbia Drive. $35/person, including beverages. Sign up for all three classes and receive a $5 discount off each class. (509) 893-8969.

Millwood Indoor Farmers Market - Local and organic food available Wednesdays, noon-5 p.m., through April 30. Wednesday. 8919 E. Euclid Ave., Millwood. (509) 475-1676.

Race for the Cure Wine Pouring - Hosted by Huckleberry’s Natural Market. Event includes wine pourings, cheese, crackers, breads and chocolates. Must be 21 and older. Proceeds will benefit the Spokane Chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Tickets available at Huckleberry’s. Thursday. 7 p.m., Huckleberry’s, 926 S. Monroe St. $25. (509) 624-1349.

A Winter Beer Study - Presented by Rocket Market. Enjoy a variety of beers with food. Reservations are required. Friday. 7 p.m., 726 E. 43rd Ave. $16 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.

Agate Field Wine Tasting - Highlighting another winery from Yakima. Friday. 6-9 p.m., WineStyles, 8801 N. Indian Trail Road. $10. (509) 468-WINE.

Sons of Norway Dinner and Dance - Enjoy happy hour, dinner and dancing. Friday. 5:30 p.m., Sons of Norway Tordenskjord Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $8.50 per person. (509) 326-9211.

Taste of Life - Sample wines, brews and gourmet fare from the Spokane Club culinary team. Benefits Hospice of Spokane. Friday. 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $75/person. (509) 456-0438.

Murder Mystery - The murder mystery evening will benefit the Central Valley High School senior all-nighter. There will be wine tasting and appetizers. Doors open at 6 p.m., the murder mystery begins at 7. Saturday. Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $50. (509) 921-6443.

Teach Your Child to Cook - Hosted by The Meal Maker. Learn how to plan and prepare dinner with your child. Register online at www.themealmaker.com. Class times include 9:30 a.m. and noon. Saturday. The Meal Maker, 13220 Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 892-1403.

Luna Wine Cellar Dinner - Enjoy a five-course meal prepared by Chef Anna Vogel paired with Washington wines from Luna’s wine cellar. Reservations required. Sunday. 6-9 p.m., Luna Restaurant, 5620 S. Perry St. $65/person, not including tax and gratuity. (509) 448-2383.

Spring Celebration Caribbean-Style - Presented by the Apple Charlotte Cooking Company. Learn about food influences from Dutch, Indian and African cuisines with foods like prawn and potato balls, sunshine soup, Calypso roast pork, chili cornbread and broiled pineapple with macadamia crunch. Pre-registration is required. Monday. 1 p.m., The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon, Suite 416. $55. (509) 328-3335.

Wine Dinner - Enjoy wine by Pepper Bridge and Amavi Cellars. Featuring Chef Jeremy L. Hansen of Santé and Mike Jones of Mizuna. Reservations required. Monday. 6 p.m., 360, 1 N. Post St. $95/person. (509) 838-1229.

NIC Booster Club Luncheon - Guest speakers are North Idaho College head women’s basketball coach Chris Carlson and head softball coach Don Williams. Tuesday. Noon, Coeur d’Alene Resort, Shore Lounge, Coeur d’Alene. Cost of lunch is optional. (208) 769-3348.

Sundance Sunrisers Spring Luncheon - All welcome to the Ladies Nine Hole event. Tuesday. 11 a.m., Sundance Golf Course. (509) 326-0724.

Healing Foods Kitchen Cooking Classes - Cooking classes for cancer prevention and achieving good health and healing after cancer treatments. Class will be held April 2, 9 and 16. Pre-payment and registration is required. 5:30-7 p.m., Providence Holy Family Hospital, Health Care Center 4 and 5, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Education Center 1. $40 for three classes. (509) 474-5490.

Sausage Feed - 24th annual event by St. John’s Lutheran Church of Sprague. Menu includes smoked sausage, mashed potatoes, vegetable, sauerkraut, applesauce and dessert. Sponsored by Thrivent. April 5. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sprague Community Hall, Third and C St., Sprague, Wash. $9/adults, $4/age 6-12, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 257-2806.

Vineyard Tours at Columbia Crest Winery - Learn about the cycle of the grape, terroir and viticultural practices. A formal tasting will follow, featuring Columbia Crest red and white wines. Tours held the first Sunday of every month through August: April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5 and Aug. 2. Pre-registration is required. 10 a.m.-noon, Columbia Crest Winery, Hwy. 221 Columbia Crest Drive, Paterson, Wash. $20. (888) 309-9463.

Compass Club - A women’s club for introducing newcomers to the area. Buffet luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Speaker will be from the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. Reservations are required by April 3. For more information, call Kathy Heim at 467-1621. April 7. 11:30 a.m., Steam Plant Grill, 159 S. Lincoln St. $20. (509) 465-4043.

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