Vegetarian Club Potluck - Hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Vegetarian Club. Bring a dish, serving utensil and recipes to share. Today, 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. Today, 7-9 p.m., Jim’s Home Brew, 2619 N. Division St. $14. (509) 625-6200.
Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - Thursday 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 No. 416. (509) 328-3335.
Coeur d’Alene Symphony Fundraiser - Presented by The Symphony Wine Club and developed by former symphony director Robert Bittick. 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. Thursday. 6-8 p.m., Jacklin Arts & 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 children of Kootenai County. Social hour with hosted beer and wine, raffles, goldfish races, wine toss, bottle auction and silent auction. Beach attire welcome. Gourmet dinner, live auction and live music. Friday, 6-11 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene. $75 per person. (208) 457-9089.
Halloween Candy Buy Back - Receive $1 per pound of candy brought in. All candy will be shipped to troops overseas through Operation Gratitude. Sponsored by Kidds Dental and Dr. Scott Ralph, orthodontist. Monday, 4-7 p.m., 1327 N. Stanford Lane, Suite B, Liberty Lake. (509) 891-7070.
Celebrity Chef Mark Anthony’s Live Vegetarian Performing Arts Cooking Show - Topics discussed will include: plant-based health and nutrition, vegetarian vegan cooking and more. Monday, 6:30-8 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3297 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls. Donation. (208) 773-4471.
Tasteful Thursdays - Enjoy live music while sampling a variety of food. There will also be in-chair massages, gift-making ideas with recipes and in-store demonstrations. Nov. 4 and 18, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. 5-7 p.m., Moscow Food Co-op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537.
Scandinavian Bazaar - Bazaar from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with specialties such as lefse, meatballs, flatbread and cookies including rosettes, krumkakes and sandbakkels. Kaffe stua from 9-11 a.m., with homemade desserts. Nov. 5. Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. (509) 624-9233.
Tri-Cities Wine Festival - 32nd annual event showcasing the best of the Northwest wine. Includes seminars, gourmet food, vendors and the opportunity to meet winemakers. Tickets available through Ticketmaster.com. Tickets for public tasting on Saturday available at the door. For more information, visit www.tricitieswinefestival.com. Nov. 5-6, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick.
“Let’s Start Something Big!” - Benefit breakfast for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Emceed by Rick and Teresa Lukens. Visit bbbsbreakfast.kintera.org/2010 for more information. Nov. 5, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Free, donations accepted. (509) 328-8310.
Filipino Fiesta - Sample Filipino culture with food, music and dancing. Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mobius Kids, River Park Square, Lower Level, 808 W. Main Ave. Free with museum admission. (509) 624-KIDS.