Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - June classes include: Today at 6 p.m., Surf and Turf for Dad - Filet Mignon with Blue Cheese Sauce with Tiffany White, $40; Thursday at 6 p.m., Marinades with Mark Steinmetz, $35; Tuesday at 6 p.m., Hands-on Artisan Bread Class with Harryanto Wibisono, $35; June 23 at 6 p.m., Naturally Sweet with Amy Grady, $30; June 24 at 6 p.m., Blackened and Sesame Crusted Ahi Appetizers with Mark Steinmetz, $35; June 28 at 6 p.m., Steamed Clams in a Lemongrass and Sake Broth with Tiffany White, $35; June 30, Baja Fish Tacos with Frank and Lynne from “Cook with Us,” $30. Pre-registration is required. The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon No. 416. (509) 328-3335.
Fifth Annual Sandpoint Summer Sampler - Featuring favorite recipes and samples from Sandpoint restaurants, wineries and breweries. Thursday, 5-7:30 p.m., Farmin Park and Main St., downtown Sandpoint. Tickets for samples available at the clock tower; cost is $1-$7. (800) 800-2106 or visit www.sandpointchamber.com.
“Everything’s Coming Up Roses (An Attitude of a Great Nation)” - Dinner theatre presented by Northwoods Chorale. Tickets available at Seeber’s Drugstore in Newport or by calling (208) 448-1294. Dinner at 6 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, beef bourguignon dinner catered by Bauer Haus. Show is appropriate for all ages. The Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 off of Highway 2, Newport, W. $20/dinner and show; $12/adults, $10/children and seniors for show-only; $30/person for Gala Night, show-only tickets not available on Gala Night. (509) 447-3004.
Saturday Drop-in Tastings - Sample wine and beer from the people who craft and sell them in the market. Complimentary one oz. pours. Held Saturdays from 3-6 p.m. through June 26. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.
What’s Cookin’ at the JACC: June Classes - Classes include: Thursday, Hand-crafted Pasta Amore Mio with Sardinia Tomato Sauce with Chef Giuliana Rogers; June 24, Hand-crafted Roti, Dhall and Punjabi Chicken with Chef Amy Kaur. All classes run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50. (208) 457-8950.
Rockin’ B Ranch Cowboy Supper Shows with the Riders of the Rockin’ B - Shows Thursdays in July and August and most every Friday and Saturday through Sept. 5, except on July 10, Aug. 7, 28 and Sept. 18 when the ranch will present “Pat McManus Comedies” starring Tim Behrens. 5:30 p.m., pre-show youth performers; 6:10 p.m., “Twilight at the Spokane Bridge” cowboy vampire melodrama; 7 p.m., dinner including barbecued beef, chicken, ribs and more; 8 p.m., cowboy/western music by the Riders of the Rockin’ B. There will also be a beer and wine cantina open nightly. Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 N Idaho Road, Liberty Lake. $35/adults; $10/youth age 10 and younger. (509) 891-9016.
Spokane Symphony’s Best Fest - Friday, 7 p.m., “Best of the Classic” at 7 p.m., featuring selections from the Top 40 of classical music, with wine tasting from 5-7 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m., “Best of Music from Stage and Screen,” with music from West Side Story, Superman, Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music, Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean and more, and beer tasting from 5-7 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m., “Patriotic Salute to 100th Anniversary of Father’s Day,” music includes John Williams’ Summon the Heroes and Raider’s March, American Salute, Armed Forces Salute, Colonel Bogey March, Thunder and Lightening Polka, Sing-Along America!, and an ice cream tasting for the family from 2-4 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $22-$35/each concert, $15/wine or beer tasting, $10/adults and $5/children for ice cream tasting. (509) 624-1200.
Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. June classes with wine specialist, Matt Dolan and cheese expert, Shanda Shepherd include: Friday, Wines of Spain, Portugal and Tapas, includes eight wines, cheese and bread, $18 plus tax; June 25, Belgian Beer Class, includes 10 beers, cheese and bread, $18 plus tax. All class start at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.
First Salmon Ceremony - Fifth annual event hosted by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Featuring a Sunrise Ceremony to honor salmon returning to spawn in the waters on the Colville Tribal lands at 5:30 a.m. along Omak Creek, followed by an awards luncheon and gathering at 9:30 a.m. at the Longhouse next Paschal Sherman Indian School. Friday. (509) 422-7439.
Free Nutrition Education Classes - Presented by the University of Idaho Extension Nutrition Program. Weekly classes will be offered to recipients of food stamps, other Health and Welfare programs or School Free Lunch programs. Held every Friday in June. Noon, Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 446-1680.
Dining with Diabetes - For Seniors age 60 and older with Diabetes. Receive recipes, watch cooking demonstrations and sample foods made with reduced fat, sugar and salt. Friday-June 23. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Davenport Senior Center, 728 Morgan St., Davenport, Wash. Free. (509) 886-0700, ext. 220.
Valleyfest Dinner and Auction - Second annual “The Sky is the Limit” dinner and auction to benefit Valleyfest. The evening includes a silent auction, a live auction, live entertainment and dinner by Red Rock Catering. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Friday. 5:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $35. 922-3299.
Father’s Day Tasting - Taste wines that pair well with grilled meats with Michael from Vinum Cellars. Friday. 6-9 p.m., Wine Styles, 8801 N. Indian Trail Road. $10 plus tax/non-Wine Club Member; $7.50 plus tax/Wine Club Member. (509) 468-WINE.
Grape and Grain - Wine and beer tasting event with a silent auction. Benefits the American Advertising Federation of Spokane. Tickets available at: Vino! 222 S. Washington St.; Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St.; and Whitestone Winery, 115 S. Cedar St. For more information, visit www.spokaneadfed.com. Friday. 6:30-10 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $40 in advance, $50 at the door, $275/group of eight. (509) 628-5855.
Edible Landscaping Workshop - Sponsored by Healthy Food Access Group. Rosalind Creasy, author of “Edible Landscaping,” will discuss how to bring edible landscaping to any yard in any climate. Friday. 7-9 p.m., Trent Elementary School Auditorium, 3303 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. (509) 324-1530.
Breadmaking from Scratch - Learn about grinding wheat, understanding yeast, customizing your bread for Foccacia, herb, pizza crust and more. Registration is required. Saturday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $21-$35, includes supplies. (509) 625-6200.