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Apple Festival - Weekends through Oct. 31. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers. Green Bluff.

Organic Cold-Pressed Soup - Learn how to make natural soup with chemical-free additives. Pre-registration is required. Today, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $15. (509) 625-6200.

“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. Friday and Saturday, garlic lemon chicken. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30, 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.

“Murder on the Agenda” Mystery Dinner Theatre - Annual event hosted by the Posey Power Garden Club. Dinner will be prepared by Katie Parker of Katie’s Oven Catering. Shows Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m., The Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Wash. $25. (509) 446-4108.

Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - October classes include: Thursday at 6 p.m., Mama Mia Pizzeria! with Joy Terry, $30; Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Whole Grain Bread from Scratch with Nicole Frickle, $10; and Oct. 28 at 6 p.m., Wild Thyme Kitchen presents Healthy Fall Favorites with Moria Felber, $35. Pre-registration is required. The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon, Suite 416. (509) 328-3335.

CenterPlace Anniversary - Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the CenterPlace regional event center. There will be appetizers and a no-host bar provided by Red Rock Catering. Thursday, 4-6 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. (509) 688-0300.

Good Food Film Series - Sponsored by the Moscow Food Co-op. Films include: Thursday, “The Gleaners and I” and “The Gleaners and I, Two Years Later,” about gleaners who salvage usable food and goods that have been discarded by others; 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St, Moscow, Idaho. $6/general public, $4/Co-op members. (208) 882-8537.

2010 “Harvest Moon” Auction and “HalloWine” Tasting - Auction and wine tasting to benefit the local Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska and Washington and Inland Northwest Business Travel Association’s scholarship fund. Friday, 6 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $45/person. (509) 789-8867.

Moran Prairie Elementary Dinner and Auction Fundraiser - Evening of dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing to support the students of Moran Prairie Elementary. Age 21 and older only. Friday, 6:30-11 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $25/person. (509) 443-6201.

Townshend Winemaker’s Dinner, Part Deux - Enjoy a nine course meal. View the full menu on Santé’s Facebook page, under “notes.” RSVP required. Sunday, 5:30 p.m., Santé Restaurant and Charcuterie, 404 W. Main Ave. $120 per person. (509) 315-4613.

Feed Cheney Free Restaurant - Sponsored by the Women and Children’s Free Restaurant, Feed Spokane and the Cheney Trading Co. Monday, 5-6:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St., Cheney. (509) 324-1659.

Whitworth Auxiliary Annual Fall Luncheon and Bazaar - Featuring a performance by Patricia Bartell, an internationally-renowned accordionist and a 2000 Whitworth grad. Bazaar will open at 11 a.m. Lunch seating will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the program will start at 12:30. Tuesday, First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. $20. (509) 466-6081.

Vegetarian Club Potluck - Hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Vegetarian Club. Bring a dish, serving utensil and recipes to share. Next Wednesday, 6 p.m., Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

Liqueur Making - For ages 21 and older. Learn how to make fruit cordials, Irish Cream, Drambuie and Grand Marnier using instant flavorings. Pre-registration is required. Next Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., Jim’s Home Brew, 2619 N. Division St. $14. (509) 625-6200.

The Best of Spokane Party - Awards will be presented to local businesses voted as “the best” by readers of Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Living magazine. Featuring Nosey Parker Freeze Models, a live art demo, wine tastings from various local wineries, food samples from area restaurants, DJ entertainment by Keen Music and more. Tickets available at www.spokanecda.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and at 7:30 p.m. for atandard ticket holders. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Olive Crest in Spokane. Oct. 28, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $65/VIP, $25/standard. (509) 533-5350.

Coeur d’Alene Symphony Fundraiser - Presented by The Symphony Wine Club. Featuring the talents of local chefs, award winning wines from boutique wineries and live music by members of the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. Free to the public. Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 William St., Post Falls. Free. (208) 771-3511.

Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County Beach Ball - Fourth annual gala and auction for the kids of Kootenai County. Social hour with hosted beer and wine, raffles, goldfish races, wine toss, bottle auction and silent auction. Beach attire welcome. There will also be a gourmet dinner, live auction and live music. Oct. 29, 6-11 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene. $75 per person. (208) 457-9089.



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