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Wed., March 31, 2010

Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - Today at 6 p.m., make English-style fish and chips with Nicole Frickle, $25. Pre-registration is required. The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave.. (509) 328-3335.

Downtown Indoor Farmers Market - Featuring bread, pastries, eggs, grass-fed beef and crafts. Thursdays. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Community Building Lobby, 35 W. Main Ave. (509) 475-1676.

Fish Fry - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Reservations requested. Friday and April 23. 5:30-7 p.m., Elks Lodge, 2605 N. Robie Road. $7. (509) 926-2328.

Live Music at White Stone featuring Hot Club of Spokane - Enjoy live music, wine and chocolate tastings and appetizers. Friday, 6-9 p.m. White Stone Winery, 111 S. Cedar St. Free. (509) 838-2427.

Central American Coffee Samples - Sample a variety of sustainable, Central American coffees including a specialty Mexican coffee drink. The event will also be on Twitter; the first six Twitter responders will receive a 12-ounce bag of coffee. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Roast House, 423 E. Cleveland Ave. Free. (509) 995-6500.

“What to do with wheat” - For ages 16 and older. Susie Snider will discuss how to use wheat berries to create pancakes, sprouts, chili and nutritious snack foods. Registration is required. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $24-$38, includes supplies. (509) 625-6200.

Kenyan Dinner - Enjoy roast meats, rice, beans, vegetables and tea. Event will feature Maasai artist, Nicholas Sironka. RSVP required. Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Grande Ronde Cellars, 906 W. Second Ave. $50 per person, includes an art poster signed by Nicholas Sironka. (509) 455-8161.

Easter Brunch - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Reservations required. Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Elks Lodge, 2605 N. Robie Road, Spokane Valley. $10 per person. (509) 926-2328.

Easter Brunch - Hosted by the VFW No. 51. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., 300 W. Mission Ave. $8.50 per person. (509) 327-9847.

Columbia Crest Vineyard Tour - Learn about the cycle of the grape, terroir and viticultural practices at the Columbia Crest estate vineyard. A formal tasting will follow featuring Columbia Crest red and white wines. Pre-registration is required. This tour will be repeated on the first Sunday of the month through August; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Highway 221 Columbia Crest Drive, Paterson, Wash. $25/person. (509) 875-2061 or 1 (888) 309-9463.

“American Indian Heritage Week”- April 9, traditional foods of the Coeur d’Alene and Salish tribes served at the Inter-Tribal Food Feast at 11:15 a.m. at Christianson Gymnasium. $5/plate. North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-3365.

Gluten Free and Indian Cooking Classes - Classes offered include: April 7, “Gluten Free Savory Baking,” 5:30-7 p.m.; April 14, “Gluten Free Sweet Baking,” 5:30-7 p.m.; April 24, “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. April 7-28. Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse, 420 E. Second St., Moscow, Idaho. $24/class; $21/class for co-op members. (208) 882-8537.

10th Annual Nancy Rockwell Gala and Auction - Live entertainment, an elegant dinner, live and silent auctions. To benefit Alzheimer’s Association. April 9, the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $100. (509) 473-3390.

“Midnight in Paris” - Children’s Village Fundraiser auction and buffet dinner. Includes live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit the youth at Children’s Village. Call for reservations. Doors open at 5 p.m., event begins at 6 p.m. April 9, The Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $48/each, $400/corporate tables of eight. (208) 667-1189.

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