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Wed., Oct. 6, 2010

Apple Festival - Every weekend through Oct. 31. Visit for map of growers. Green Bluff.

Micro Brew at Home - For ages 21 and older. Create your own brew by learning how to use malt extracts, grains and hops. Two-day class held today and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Jim’s Home Brew, 2619 N. Division St. $33. (509) 625-6200.

Washington Policy Center Annual Dinner - General Reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Keynote Speaker via broadcast is Charles Krauthammer, FOX News and Washington Post. Today. The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $49. (509) 570-2384.

Brightest Stars Fundraising Breakfast and Starlight Citizen of the Year Reception - Presented by the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Trish McFarland, executive director of YWCA of Spokane, will be recognized as the Starlight Citizen of the Year. Attendees will also learn more about the organization’s mission to help seriously ill children and their families cope with their fear, pain and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Event will also feature Grammy Award-winning pianist/vocalist/composer, John Fluker. Today. 7:30-9 a.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, Skyline Ballroom, 303 W. North River Drive. Free admission, but reservations are required. (509) 474-2820.

Fair Trade Coffee Cupping and Discussion - Presented by DOMA Coffee Roasting Company. Learn more about fair trade coffee, experience how experts taste coffee in a professional coffee cupping and participate in a discussion on the latest in the Fair Trade movement. Today. 6-7 p.m., Pilgrim’s Natural Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

Yakima Valley Bicycle/Wine Tour - Friday-Sunday. For ages 21 and older. Experience the sights, sounds and flavor of Yakima Valley wine country. Cycle along scenic vineyards, sip wines, enjoy meals and learn about wine making. Nights will be spent at a country inn. Fee includes two nights lodging, support vehicle, seven meals and guides. Pre-trip info e-mailed after registration. $321, price per person based on double occupancy. Register online at or call (509) 625-6200.

Female Faces of Justice - The Washington Women Lawyers (WWL) will welcome Supreme Court Justices Barbara Madsen, Susan Owens, Mary Fairhurst and Debra Stephens. Reception will start at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Supremes will discuss issues related to furthering the full integration of women in the legal profession, examine the promotion of equal rights and opportunities for women, and consider other issues relevant to supporting women in the law. Friday. The Davenport Hotel, 10 N. Post St. $50. (509) 954-9217.

“The New Kid on the Block” - A dinner show presented by Northwoods Performing Arts. A comedic play written by Pat Cook. Suitable for all ages. Tickets available at Seebers Drugstore in Newport, Wash. or by calling (208) 448-1294. Menu includes: Friday and Saturday, beef stroganoff; Oct. 15-16 and 22-23, garlic lemon chicken. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., The Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 off of Highway 2, Newport, Wash. $20/dinner and show; $12/adults, $10/children and seniors for show-only.

Kayak, Orchards and Coffee Tour - For age 18 and older. Enjoy a flat-water kayak excursion and a tour of the organic Riverview Orchard and Crandall Coffee Company. Pre-registration is required. Friday. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Meet at Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division St. $69, includes transportation, tour, equipment, samples and guides. (509) 625-6200.

Garlic and Cover Crops – Master Gardener Pat Munts will teach students different cover crops, discuss why they are important and introduce different kinds of garlic at this workshop. $22 for workshop alone, or $27 for workshop, plus 8 ounces Early Italian Purple garlic. Register at /event/125380. 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, 222 N. Havana St. Sponsored by Sun People Dry Goods Co.

Museum of North Idaho Demos - Part of featured exhibit, “Nordic Roots Run Deep,” a celebration of Scandinavian Americans contributions to our region. Saturday, Leif Erikson Day, Pamla Silk will demonstrate how to make red and white woven hearts common on Scandinavian Christmas trees; Oct. 16, Inger Aagesen will prepare Danish Abelskiver; Oct. 30, Asbjorn Rostad will demonstrate how to make the Norwegian holiday cookie, Krum Kake. All events are held from 2-4 p.m. Museum hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene City Park, 115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene. Museum admission: $3/adults, $1/children ages 6-16, free/age five and younger, $7/two adults and children under age 16. (208) 664-3448.

LOSNA Annual Bazaar and Luncheon - Annual fundraiser for the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America supporting and raising money for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane. Treasures of all kinds and baked goods. Lunch served at noon includes spaghetti, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Saturday. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., VFW Post 51, 300 W. Mission Ave. $8/lunch. (509) 487-2606.

Cooking Class: Learn to Cook Hot Pot - Presented by the Jilin Sister City Society. Learn how to cook this Chinese dish using ingredients found at the Bay Market. Saturday. 10 a.m., 2202 E. Sprague Ave. Free/Jilin Society members; $5/non-members. (509) 280-3116.

Community Oktoberfest - Featuring crafts from local vendors and homemade baked goods. Lunch menu includes: baked potato/salad bar, homemade dessert and coffee or tea. Saturday. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third St. $1/admission; $7/lunch. (509) 838-1431.


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