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Seeds of Change Film Series - A local food systems education series presented by Project Hope Spokane in association with Riverfront Farm and Green Jobs Not Jails. Films include: Thursday, “Cultivating Change and Food from the Hood”; June 11, “Good Food and Seeds of Change: The RF Story.” 7 p.m., The Porch Church, 1804 W. Broadway St. Free with food or seed donation. (509) 280-1702.

Free food distribution - Free food will be handed out to anyone who needs it while supplies last. Students will give out 5,000 pounds of food. No identification or proof of income is needed. Thursday. 6 p.m., North Pines Middle School, 701 N. Pines Road. (509) 228-5020.

The Worldwide Cabernet Challenge - Blind! - Enjoy eight wines from Washington, Chile, California, Bordeaux, Argentina, Australia and elsewhere with cheese and bread from La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles. Reservations are requested. Friday. 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $25 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.

’Tis the Season for Raw Foods - Featuring Shannon Bullington. Saturday. 1-2:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $15/includes samples; limited space, tickets available at the market. (208) 676-9730.Grape and Grain 2009 - Spokane’s premiere wine- and beer-tasting event. Presented by the Spokane Advertising Federation, a nonprofit group that raises funds for advertising scholarships. Featuring more than 20 Northwest wineries and breweries, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets may be purchased at June 12. 7-10 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N Lincoln St. $30/advance, $40/door. (509) 325-0701.

Microbrew at Home - For ages 21 and older. Learn how to make your favorite beer at home using malt extracts, grains and hops. June 17-18. 7-9 p.m., Jim’s Home Brew, 2619 N. Division St. $29. (509) 625-6200.

Pig in the Park - Summer in Harrison, Idaho, kicks off with a German sausage feed in the park at 10 a.m. on June 18-19 and leads up to the whole hog on June 20 at 1 p.m. Also featuring annual June Bug Crafts Faire in the park June 20. Harrison City Park. Free admission. (208) 689-3669.

Stem and Stein - Fifth annual wine- and beer-tasting to benefit programs of Spokane AIDS Network. June 19. 6 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $40/advance, $45/door. (509) 325-SEAT.

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