Murder Mystery Dinner and Silent Auction - Presented by the friends of OutSpokane, in celebration of its 20th anniversary and to benefit the Spokane Pride Parade and Festival, held on June 11. Buffet style dinner, prepared by Red Rock Catering. Menu includes: Mixed green salad with fresh vegetables and assorted dressings, Linguini in a lemon caper cream sauce, sliced chicken picatta to top pasta (optional), fire roasted vegetables, grilled garlic bread, assorted dessert bars and strawberry lemonade. Cash bar with ID required. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.OutSpokane.org/ reunion_murder.html. Thursday . 6-10 p.m., Masonic Center, Falls Room, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $35 or $350 for a premium reserved table of eight. Premium table includes preferred seating, two bottles of wine, your own copy of the evidence, one pair of tickets for the table to the Pride Cruise on June 4 and table recognition. (509) 720-7609.
A Night of Elegance - Toasting a decade of ministry, hosted by Salem Lutheran Church. Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., dinner and program at 6 p.m. Friday. The Book Parlor, 1425 W. Broadway Ave. $20. (509) 328-6527.
Wine and Cheese Tasting - Sponsored by CALS Ambassadors and the University of Idaho Dairy Club. Taste five wines, cheese and Vandal sausage and enjoy a silent auction. For reservations, visit www.uirsvp.com. Friday. 6-9 p.m., University of Idaho, Student Union Building, Silver and Gold Room and Appaloosa Lounge, 709 Deakin Ave., Moscow, Idaho. $16/person or $30/couple at the door. (208) 885-7984.
Dinner on the Farm with the Trezzis - Food and wine event featuring Davide’s down home Italian cooking. Buffet-style. Reservations required. Friday. 6:45 p.m., Trezzi Farm, 17700 N. Dunn Road, Green Bluff. $25 per person, includes wine. (509) 238-2276.
Spring of PROMiSE Fundraising Event - Hosted by Valley Christian School. Enjoy desserts and coffee while learning more about Valley Christian School. Proceeds will support the operations of the school. RSVP by March 24. Friday. 7-8 p.m., Valley Christian School, 10212 E. Ninth Ave., Spokane Valley. Free, but donations accepted. (509) 924-9131.
Whitworth University Hawaiian Club Lu’au - 41st annual event. Presented by the Whitworth College Hawaiian Club, Na Pu’uwai o Hawai’i (The Heart of Hawai’i). Doors open and dinner begins at 6 p.m.; entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Whitworth University Fieldhouse, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $20/adults, $15/students with ID, $10/ages 6-12, free/ages five and younger. (509) 777-3796.
“An Evening with Harley-Davidson”- Join the Muscular Dystrophy Association for a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6 p.m., dinner and live auction at 7 p.m., and music with Sammy Eubanks at 8:30 p.m. Wines provided by Preston Winery. Suggested attire: blue denim and black leather. Tickets are available at Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Timber Wolf Harley-Davidson in Spokane, or by calling MDA at 1 (800) 577-6716. Saturday. 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $55 per person. (509) 325-3747.
Cooking Classes and Tardeada - 9:30 a.m., learn how to make capirotada, $12; 11 a.m., learn how to make cascarones (confetti eggs) for Easter, for ages 10 and older, $5; Tardeada following classes including salsa dancing and mariachi music; 2 and 3 p.m., musician Jose Luis Garcia. Saturday. El Mercado Del Pueblo, 1814 N. Division St. (509) 327-2856.
Bountiful Bowls - Third annual event to support Center Pointe. Purchase a bowl made by a center participant and enjoy a bowl of soup with salad, bread and dessert. The center will also host a rummage sale. Saturday. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $15. (509) 325-5451.
61st Sukiyaki Dinner (Japan Week) - Sushi, senbei, crafts. Saturday. Noon-7 p.m., Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 s. Garfield St. $12.50. (509) 535-2687.
13th Annual Auction - Enjoy a live and silent auction and dessert social to benefit Westgate Christian School. Saturday. 5:30 p.m., Westgate Christian Church, 7111 N. Nine Mile Road. $5/adults, free/youth ages 18 and younger. (509) 325-2252.
Festival of Wine - Premier tasting and fundraiser. Taste Washington wines along with silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute’s comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for adults and children recovering from injury and illness caused by stroke, cardiopulmonary illness, brain, spinal cord and work-related injuries. The event also supports St. Luke’s adaptive recreational therapy programs and Team St. Luke’s, the internationally competitive sports youth wheelchair athletes. Saturday. 6:30 p.m., Manito Golf and Country Club. $200/person. (509) 473-6370.
Spring Food Bazaar (Japan Week) - Annual event featuring teriyaki chicken dinner with tsukemono and rice, $10; senbei (Japanese crackers), $4; sushi, starting at $5; and other baked goods. Take out only. Pre-orders recommended. Sunday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.
Fix-It-Fast Vegetarian Cooking Class - Presented by Heather Reseck, registered dietitian and author of the “Fix-It-Fast Vegetarian Cookbook.” Learn vegetarian cooking on a budget while enjoying samples of vegetarian entrees, desserts, salads and sandwiches. Registration required. Sunday. 1-3:30 p.m., Spokane Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 828 W. Spofford Ave. $10 per couple. (509) 443-7078.
Community Passover Seder - Evening will include mah nishtanah, traditional handmade matzah, four cups of wine, dialogue and Kosher for Passover dinner. Event will be held on Monday at 7:15 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. For reservations or more information, call (509) 443-0770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Chabad of Spokane, 4116 E. 37th Ave. $25/adult, $18/child.
Wine Dinner with Europa Pizzaria and Mike Scott - An evening of domestic Italian-style wines paired with cuisine. Local wine legend Mike Scott will serve as wine tour guide. Monday. 6 p.m., Europa, 125 S. Wall St. $75 per person. (509) 455-4051.
Happy Hour at the Main Market Co-op - Enjoy snacks compliments of Main Market and beer and wine from the deli while you write letters to save Mt. Spokane and wilderness. The market will provide talking points and stationery. Also watch a new video and Google Earth tour about the historic Columbia Highlands Initiative and receive an update on the effort to save Mt. Spokane. Every letter you write gives you a chance to win prizes from Conservation Northwest. Tuesday. 5-6:30 p.m., Main Market Co-op, 17 W. Main Ave. Free, but space is limited. (509) 747-1663.
Homegrown Help Mobile Food Distribution - Hosted by Northern Rocky Mountain Region of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Second Harvest Inland Northwest. Residents in need can pick up quality free food including fresh produce and breads. Please bring boxes to carry food. April 20. 10 a.m.-noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 810 S. Sullivan, Spokane Valley. (509) 844-3370.
“Seed the Feast”: Spring Course - Presented by Wild Sage American Bistro and Kathy Curtiss of Singing Gardens. Course will discuss thinning, weeding, pest control, spring season harvest and summer season planting. At the conclusion of the course, a feast will be offered featuring the season’s abundance prepared by Chef Charles of Wild Sage. Course will be held Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. on April 22, May 6 and 20. Pre-registration is required by calling (509) 456-7575. Wild Sage American Bistro, 916 W. Second Ave.
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