If your sweetheart is passionate about conservation, consider the Lands Council wine and dessert tasting next Thursday as a Valentine’s Day warm-up.
The dinner will be held at Lone Canary Winery, 109 S. Scott St. Proceeds benefit the Lands Council’s area conservation efforts.
Tickets are $35 per person, or $60 for two, and must be purchased in advance by phone at (509) 209-2851 or e-mail at kfountain@lands council.org.
The evening will include tasting of Lone Canary’s wines and a glass of your choice of wine. Coffee Social, Bruttles, Sweet Dreams Gourmet Bakery, Sweetwater Bakery and others are providing appetizers and desserts.
Coffee will be provided by Roast House Coffee, a new local wholesale coffee roaster started by Dave Rier, the former roastmaster of Thomas Hammer.
Cabin Fever gardening classes
The warmer than usual weather is inspiring dreams of spring and here’s the antidote: the Washington State University Master Gardeners’ Cabin Fever Garden Symposium.
On Feb. 15, the WSU Master Gardeners will host a one-day event that includes a choice of four gardening classes and catered lunch for $60. There are door prizes and attendees will get a goodie bag.
Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions, free fact sheets will be available and Inland Northwest gardening publications will be sold.
The classes include an array of offerings from alternative lawns to organic vegetable gardening to planting and pruning trees to growing culinary herbs.
A brochure with complete class offerings and descriptions, as well as the registration form, is available at www.spokane- county.wsu.edu/ Spokane/eastside/. The deadline for registration is Monday.
For more information, contact program coordinator Penny Simonson at (509) 477-2183.
Give kitchen gear a second chance
Slow Food Spokane River is seeking donations for its annual Second Chance Kitchen and Garden Sale.
Gently used items for growing, preparing and serving food are welcome from residential and commercial kitchens, including countertop appliances that work. No major appliances can be accepted.
Slow Food promotes the consumption of healthy, environmentally friendly food that is accessible to people of all income levels and produced by businesses that follow fair-labor practices.
Drop off your donations at Peters and Sons Flowers & Gifts, 512 E. Pacific Ave., by March 4. The business is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
The sale will be held there on March 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, e-mail sf.spokaneriver@ gmail.com or call Kristi at (509) 209-2851.