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Wed., Nov. 25, 2009


Dinner on the Hill - Enjoy a free Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Hugo’s on the Hill and the American Diabetes Association. Thursday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hugo’s on the Hill, 3023 E. 29th Ave. Transportation provided at the following times and locations: Pacific and Browne, 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Second and Howard, 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.; Second and Jefferson, 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. (509) 624-7478.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner - Menu includes turkey and all the trimmings. Thursday. 1 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 928-7733.

Wine Class - Held on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. Reservations required. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.

Christmas Tree Elegance - Benefits the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, presented by the Spokane Symphony Associates. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., tree lighting ceremony in the lobby, free; Free viewing of 12 trees and gifts on The Davenport Hotel mezzanine, Tuesday through Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday through Dec.4, Style Show and Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily, reservations required); Tuesday and next Wednesday, Spokane Symphony Soirees, 7:30-10 p.m., Marie Antoinette Ballroom, tickets available at (509) 624-1200; Dec. 4, Gala Dinner Dance, 6 p.m., with music by 6 Foot swing, reservations required; Dec. 4-6, Spokane Symphony Holiday Pop Concerts at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox; Dec. 5, Mobius Kids Santa Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Grand Pennington Ballroom, $25, reservations required at (509) 624-KIDS; Dec. 6, “An Evening with Eckart and Friends,” 6 p.m., Isabella Ballroom, $10/door; Dec. 7, New Holiday Hat Luncheon and “Buy Local Boutiques” style show with local celebrity models, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Grand Pennington Ballroom, $25, reservations to (509) 624-5437; Dec. 12, Raffle drawing in lobby of trees, 9 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. Tree viewing free, raffle tickets $1 each. (509) 458-8733.

Tasteful Thursdays - Enjoy live music while sampling wine and beer, fruits, veggies and entrees. Thursdays. 5-7 p.m., Moscow Food Co-op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537.

Winemakers’ Fête - Kick-off event for the Holiday Barrel Tasting Weekend in Walla Walla. Enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Bear Ulman of The Marc restaurant in the Marcus Whitman Hotel, paired with a variety of wines. Event will include a silent auction to benefit the Carnegie Art Center of Walla Walla. Reservations are required. Dec. 3. 6-10:30 p.m., Marcus Whitman Hotel, Six W. Rose St., Walla Walla. $150. (509) 526-3117.

Dickens of a Dinner - Five-course dinner in a Victorian home with a production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Shows Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-12 at 6 p.m. For age 12 and older only. The Lion’s Share, 1627 N. Atlantic St. $50. (509) 327-3113.

Holiday Barrel Tasting Weekend - View a list of participating wineries on the Walla Walla Wine Alliance’s Web site at Dec. 4-6, Walla Walla. (509) 526-3117.

Backroads Palouse Wine Tasting and Christmas Open House – Inside the Hurd Mercantile & Co., 30 S. Main St., in Rockford, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (509) 291-4077.

Rhythm and Roux Annual Soiree - Champagne and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m.; followed by dinner and jazz music; French boutique for holiday shopping. Reservations requested. Dec. 5, Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 William St., Post Falls, Idaho. $125/person. (208) 457-8950.

Winter Market - Sponsored by Heart of the Arts. Featuring food, crafts, art and more. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 5, Jan. 9 and Feb. 13. 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 669-2249.

Breakfast with Santa - Hosted by Center Pointe. Menu includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, fruit and juice. Event will also feature a rummage sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and a craft sale from 9 a.m.-noon. Proceeds will benefit the organization’s social and recreational activities programs for people with disabilities. Dec. 5. 9 a.m.-noon, Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $6/adults, $5/seniors and $4/children. (509) 325-5451.

Christmas for Africa: Gala and Auction - Proceeds benefit the Luke Commission, which is a faith-based 501 (c) 3 charity based in Sagle, Idaho, that supplies free medical care and supplies to remote regions of Swaziland in Africa. Call or go online to order tickets or get them in Sandpoint at Eve’s Leaves or DiLuna’s Restaurant. Dec. 6. 5:30 p.m., Sandpoint Events Center, Pine and Euclid, Sandpoint. $25. (208) 265-5793.

Wine Dinner at Agave with Vino! - Enjoy food prepared by chef/owner Ian Wingate, paired with wines from Spain, Chile, Argentina and more. Reservations are required. Dec. 7. 6-9 p.m., Agave Restaurant, 830 W. Sprague Ave. $75. (509) 838-1229.

Lone Canary Wine Dinner at Santé - Enjoy multiple courses of food and wines with chef Jeremy Hansen and winemaker Mike Scott. Reservations are required. Dec. 7. 6:30-10 p.m., Santé Restaurant and Charcuterie, 404 W. Main Ave. $100 (tax and gratuity not included). (509) 315-4613 or (509) 879-9337.

Christ Kitchen Gingerbread Build-Off - House build-off from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Hall of the Doges; children’s event making minigingerbread houses for $7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Grand Pennington Ballroom to support Christ Kitchen, a job training program for Spokane women living in poverty. Dec. 13. The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. (509) 954-0554.

Coeur d’Alene Women’s Day AGLOW Brunch/Potluck - Speaker meetings on the third Wednesday of each month. Dec. 16. 1:15 p.m., Silver Lake Motel and Convention Center, 6160 Sunshine St. Free. (208) 930-4482.


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