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. Today. 10 a.m.-noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 810 S. Sullivan, Spokane Valley. (509) 844-3370.
Sandpoint High School Model United Nations Ethnic Dinner - Third annual event featuring the food of Greece. Fund the school model UN class. Sponsored by Bonner County Human Rights Task Force. Tickets available at Eve’s Leaves, from SHS MUN students or by calling (208) 290-5261. Tickets and dinner reservations are required. Today. 5:30-8 p.m., 414 Church St., Sandpoint. $15/adults, $5/children and students, $30/family. (208) 290-5261.
Sushi Cooking (Japan Week) - Register to CandieC@mfwi.edu or by calling. Thursday. 6 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute Commons Room, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $20. (509) 328-2971.
“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 Friday, May 6 and 20. Registration is required by calling (509) 456-7575. Wild Sage American Bistro, 916 W. Second Ave.
Earth Day Gala - Pledge your support toward conserving, protecting and restoring the environment in North Idaho. Event will feature a dinner, live auction, music and information about innovative community conservation projects. Keynote speaker will be Sue Brown of the National Wildlife Federation. Friday. 6:30 p.m., 2362 E. Bozanta Drive, Hayden Lake, Idaho. $60. (208) 667-9093.
Cinnamon Rolls and Sticky Buns - Create and take home a dozen of your own treats made from scratch. Also learn tricks for bread braids and Swedish tea rings. Please bring a clean apron. Registration is required. Saturday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $35. (509) 625-6200.
Sake Tasting - Six different sakes with cheese and crackers provided. Saturday. 2-4:30 p.m., Vino! 222 S. Washington St. $10. (509) 838-1229.
Feed Cheney Free Dinner - Open the last Monday of the month. There will also be free groceries for participants to take home. No paperwork is required. Monday and May 30. 5-6 p.m., United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St., Cheney. (509) 324-1659.
The Backyard Club Cooking and Mixology Classes - Hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. For ages 21 and older. Upcoming classes include: “Cinco de Mayo Celebration” on May 6 and 24; “Flavors of the Northwest” on June 6 and 7; and “Backyard Barbeque” on July 7 and 12. Registration is required. All class held 6-8:30 p.m. RSVP by Monday. 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $30 per person; $50 per couple. (509) 891-5980.
Meals on Wheels Spokane Fundraiser - Visit the downtown Perkins between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. and 10 percent of all sales will benefit Meals on Wheels Spokane. Tuesday. Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, 12 E. Olive Ave. (509) 747-9111.
Spring Tea and Style Show - Presented by Whitworth University Auxiliary. Tuesday. 1 p.m., Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church, Quall Hall, 312 W. Hawthorne Road. $15. (509) 466-6081.
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 April 27-28 from 7-9 p.m. Registration is required. Jim’s Home Brew, 2619 N. Division St. $33. (509) 625-6200.
MLK Center 40th Anniversary Breakfast - Join in celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center’s 40 years of service to Spokane children, youth and families. Keynote speaker will be Valerie Marshall, former executive director of the center and regional foster care health and education program manager. RSVP at (509) 455-8722. For more information, visit www.mlkspokane.org. April 27. 7:30-9 a.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Free.
Bishop’s Guild Spring Fling Fashion Show and Luncheon - Presented by the members of the Bishop’s Guild at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. There will be a silent auction and a fashion show featuring contemporary fashions from Audrey’s Boutique and Chico’s in Spokane, Becky’s Pendleton and Sandra Kay’s in Coeur d’Alene. Silent auction will open at 11:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Episcopal Bishop’s Scholarship Fund for Education. April 29. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave. $18. (509) 326-6870 for tickets, (509) 891-7647 for reservations.
Cheers to Kids - Annual wine tasting event hosted by Olive Crest, a nonprofit organization serving abused, neglected and at-risk children in Eastern Washington. Enjoy wine tastings, microbrew sampling, hors d’oeuvres, an opportunity drawing and a chance to purchase wines at discounted prices. To purchase tickets, visit www.olivecrest.org/cheers. April 29. 6-9 p.m., Bozarth Mansion, 12415 N. Fairwood Drive. $45 in advance, $50 at the door. 1 (800) 743-6783.
Carbo-Loading Spaghetti/Silent Auction - To benefit the University High School Senior All-Nighter Committee. April 30. 5-8 p.m., University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley. $10. (509) 921-9260.
Big Table Rocks the ’50s Fundraiser - Enjoy a variety of “street food,” beer, wine and specialty malts. Proceeds will benefit Big Table, an organization that supports hospitality industry workers and the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College. To purchase tickets, visit www.Big-Table.com. May 2. 7-10 p.m., Silver’s Auto Auction, 2020 N. Monroe St. $15 (cash or credit card accepted). (509) 710-5929.
Catholic Charities Gala - Third annual event and highlighting St. Margaret’s Shelter’s 50 years of service to homeless women and children. May 6. The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $80/general, $40/young friends ages 21-30. (509) 358-4254.
Benefit for Women and Children’s Free Restaurant - Shop vendors at 11:30 a.m., tea from 12:30-2:30 p.m. For reservations, contact Karen at (509) 324-1995, Ext. 300. May 7. The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $40.
Cinderella Tea and Fashion Show - Fundraiser to benefit Because There Is Hope, a nonrofit organization helping individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer by providing temporary lodging and support. May 14. 10:30 a.m.-noon, The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $27.50. (509) 258-6851.
All City Civic Military Luncheon - Honors the Spokane Military Persons of the Year. Presented by the Spokane Lilac Festival Association. May 19. 11:30 a.m., The Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $35. (509) 444-2350.
Spokane Lilac Festival Presidents’ Dinner - Honoring visiting out-of-town dignitaries from other festivals. Silent auction and social hour from 5-6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Presented by the Spokane Lilac Festival Association. May 20. 11:30 a.m., The Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $35. (509) 444-2350.