Wine and Art – A benefit for the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance, featuring the wines of Walla Walla and the artwork of Mel McCuddin. Wineries include: Adamant Cellars, Elegante Cellars, Kontos Cellars, Lowden Hills Winery, Skylite Cellars and Sweet Valley Wines. Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $20 per person includes wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (509) 526-3117 or e-mail info@wallawalla wine.com for tickets.
Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - Thursday at 6 p.m., Eating for Energy with Wild Thyme Kitchen, $35; Sunday at 2 p.m., Pasta (ravioli and tortellini) with Alex Austin, $30; Monday at 6 p.m., Old Fashioned BBQ, $35; and April 28 at 4 p.m., Kids in the Kitchen with Nicole Frickle, for ages 6-12, $25. Pre-registration is required. The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon, No. 416. (509) 328-3335.
Gluten Free and Indian Cooking Classes - Classes offered include: Saturday, Indian Cuisine, 4-6 p.m.; April 28, Gluten Free Conversion Pizza Party, 5:30-7 p.m. Registration is required. Participants can register with any co-op cashier at 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse, 420 E. Second St., Moscow, Idaho. $24/class; $21/class for co-op members. (208) 882-8537.
Our Kids Our Business: Capstone Luncheon - Sponsored by Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, The Spokesman-Review, United Way, Inland Northwest Alliance for Early Learning and SPO-CAN Council. Keynote speakers include: Gary Livingston of Community Colleges of Spokane and Bill Robinson of Whitworth University. Today, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center. (509) 624-2378.
Sushi Making Class (Japan Week) - with Atsumi. Thursday or April 29 at 6 p.m., Mukogawa/Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $20/class. (509) 328-2971.
Spirit of Spokane Breakfast - Mayor Mary Verner kicks off her 2011 re-election campaign. Pre-registration required at email@example.com. Thursday, 7:30 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $40.
Cooking Class – “Chef Angelo’s Secrets on Fresh Fish Preparation” featuring Chef Angelo Brunson of Angelo’s Ristorante. Pre-registration is required. Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50. (208) 457-8950.
Columbia Crest Barrel Tasting - Sample wines from start to finish, barrel to bottle. Enjoy winery tours and live music. Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Highway 221 Columbia Crest Drive, Paterson, Wash. Free. (509) 875-2061 or (888) 309-9463.
Fish Fry - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Reservations requested. Friday, 5:30-7 p.m., Elks Lodge, 2605 N. Robie Road. $7. (509) 926-2328.
‘Catch the Fever’ Auction, Dinner and Dance - Gala to benefit Cataldo Catholic School. For more information, visit www.cataldo.org. Friday, 5:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $40/person. (509) 624-8759.
Miracle of Spring Dinner and Auction - Fifth annual dinner and auction with all proceeds to benefit the mission of Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral. Reservations requested. Saturday. Spokane Club, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. $50/person. (509) 358-4290.
“A Taste of Sardinia – Pasta Amore Mio!” - Presented by Giuliana Palmas, 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 676-9730.
60th Sukiyaki Dinner (Japan Week) - Sushi, senbei, crafts. Saturday, noon-7 p.m., Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield St. $12. (509) 535-2687.