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Community Cooking and Nutrition Classes - Summer classes include: today, Veggies, What Color is Best for You and Quick Chili; Aug. 4, The Fascination of Fruit, Fruit Salad; Aug. 11, Whole Grains vs. Refined Grains and Cabbage Rolls. All classes held from 6-8 p.m., One World Spokane, 1804 E. Sprague Ave. By donation. (509) 768-9479.

Green Smoothies - For ages 10 and older. Learn how to make smoothies using fruits and vegetables. Pre-registration is required. Sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Today. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Fresh Abundance, 2510 N. Division St. $14. (509) 625-6200.

Happy Wife, Happy Life Cooking and Mixology Class - Hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. Learn how to make food and drinks for outdoor barbecue season. For ages 21 and older. Bring an apron. Registration required. Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m., 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $25 per person; $40 per couple. (509) 891-5980.

What’s Cookin’ at the JACC– July classes include: Thursday, An Intro to Latin Flavors/Salsa with Chef Colomba Aguilar of Cafe Carambola; and Monday, Italian Cuisine with Chef Angelo Brunson of Angelo’s Ristorante. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50. (208) 457-8959.

Making Cold Soups - Learn how to make three fresh, simple soups. Pre-registration is required. Sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Thursday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $23-$37, includes supplies. (509) 625-6200.

Kayak, Coffee and Organic Orchard Tour - For ages 18 and older. Enjoy a flat-water kayak excursion and a tour of the organic Riverview Orchard and Crandall Coffee Company. Pre-registration required. Friday. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Meet at Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division St. $69, includes transportation, tour, samples, equipment and guides. (509) 625-6200.

Wine Tasting - Try four to five wines and have a full glass of your favorite. Small plates and cheeses will be offered to pair with your tastings. Friday. 6-9 p.m., WineStyles, 8801 N. Indian Trail Road. $10. (509) 468-9463.

Cherry Festival - Saturday-Sunday and July 17-18. Visit for map of growers. Green Bluff.

Pancake Breakfast - Served the second Sunday of each month. 8:30 a.m.-noon, McIntosh Grange, First and Lake Streets, Rockford. $4/adults, $2/age 10 and younger. (509) 535-1165.

Northwest Gourd Festival - Presented by the Washington State Gourd Society. Featuring gourd artists, vendors, entertainment, classes and competitions. Pre-registration for classes is required. Visit July 17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and July 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Grant County Fairgrounds, Moses Lake. (360) 789-5847.

Cherry Pickers’ Trot and Pit Spit - Walk in this four-mile trot. Event also includes a Cherry Pit Spit contest. Visit July 15. 7 p.m., Green Bluff, 10321 E. Day-Mt. Spokane Road, Mead. (509) 238-4709.

Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival - Featuring a children’s zone, live music, barbecue, vendors, contests like “bald as an onion,” and the Second annual Sweet Skip where you can taste onion inspired delicacies from 10 local restaurants. July 17-18. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fourth and Main Streets, Walla Walla. Free. (509) 525-1031.