Chocolate Tasting - Sample chocolates from around the world. Register online at www.chocolateapothecary.com. Today. 7-8 p.m., Chocolate Apothecary, 621 W. Mallon. $15. (509) 324-2424.
Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - January classes include: next Wednesday at 6 p.m., Unmistakably French with Executive Pastry Chef Lynette Pfluger of Santé Restaurant, $40, please bring your own rolling pin; Jan. 6 at 6 p.m., Savory Breads, Crackers and Salmon Chowder with Amy Grady, $35; Jan. 9 at 2 p.m., make your own pasta from scratch with Alex Austin, $40; Jan. 10 at 6 p.m., Chiles en Nogada with Chef Lynne Wiedemann, $35; Jan. 12 at 6 p.m., Healthy in a Hurry with Amy Grady, $35; Jan. 23 at 2 p.m., Rock and Roll (Egg Rolls, Spring Rolls and Vietnamese Rice Paper Wraps) with Alex Austin, $40; Jan. 24 at 6 p.m., Seafood Paella with Chef Lynne Wiedemann, $35; Jan. 26 at 6 p.m., Thai Cuisine with Landon Dalessi, $35; Jan. 27 at 6 p.m., Clinkerdagger’s Dijon Chicken and Broadway Pea Salad with Chef Mark, $35; Jan. 31 at 6 p.m., Classico Italiano Meal with Tiffany White, $35. Registration is required for all classes. The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon No. 416. (509) 328-3335.
The Backyard Club Cooking and Mixology Class - Hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. “A Peppery Event.” Learn how to make roasted pepper appetizers and soup, peperonata, Beef Wellington with green peppercorn cream sauce, a dessert made with pepper, spicy cucumber margarita and more. Please bring an apron. RSVP by Tuesday. Jan. 6. 6-8:30 p.m., 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $30 per person; $50 per couple. (509) 891-5980.
Pancake Breakfast - Served the second Sunday of each month. Jan. 9 and Feb. 13. 8:30 a.m.-noon, McIntosh Grange, First and Lake Streets, Rockford, Wash. $4/adults, $2/age 10 and younger. (509) 535-1165.
Winter Market - Sponsored by Heart of the Arts Inc. Featuring food, crafts, children’s activities and art. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 22 and Feb. 12. 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-0443.
Black and White Ball - Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents no-host cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing to the music of the symphony. Reservations required, tickets available at the symphony office at 1042 W. Mill Ave., in Coeur d’Alene. Jan. 22. Templin’s Red Lion Inn, Post Falls. $75/each. (208) 765-3833.
Feed Cheney Free Dinner - Open the last Monday of the month. There will also be free groceries for participants to take home. No paperwork is required. Jan. 31 and Feb. 28. 5-6 p.m., United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St., Cheney. (509) 324-1659.
The Backyard Club Cooking and Mixology Class - Hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. “A Valentine Dinner.” Menu includes appetizers, soup, salad, dinner and dessert. RSVP required. Feb. 3. 6-8:30 p.m., 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $30 per person; $50 per couple. (509) 891-5980.
Go Red For Women Luncheon - Empowering women to take charge of their health, locally sponsored by Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Silent auction, educational breakout sessions, exhibits, prize drawings; heart healthy meal, keynote speaker and more. Feb. 9. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100/person. (509) 536-1500.
27th Annual Chocolate and Champagne Gala - Featuring the area’s best chocolate confections and desserts, sparking wine from Mountain Dome, a chocolate martini bar, silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing to the 8 Tracks. Presented by Lutheran Community Services Northwest and benefits the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center. Feb. 25. 6:30 p.m.-midnight. Mirabeau Park Hotel, Interstate 90 at Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $65-$80. (509) 343-5053.