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Hatch Peppers available at El Mercado - Fresh and roasted peppers from New Mexico, Hatch Chicken Tamales and fresh chili salsa made from the peppers are now available. El Mercado Del Pueblo, 1814 N. Division St. $24/dozen peppers; $2.99/lb. for fresh peppers; $3.79/lb. for roasted peppers. (509) 327-2856.

Cooking Class on the Patio with Bob Black - Recipes include: lobster tacos, stacked salad, tenderloin steaks. Today, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50 per person. (208) 457-8950.

Caribou and Kegs - An after-hours event with the Idaho Conservation League. Learn how to help protect caribou habitat and enjoy a no-host bar and pizza. Visit Today, 5:30 p.m., Laughing Dog Brewing, 1109 Fontaine Drive, Ponderay, Idaho. (208) 265-9565.

Spokane Public Market - Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Visit www.spokanepublic 24 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-1154.

National Lentil Festival - 23rd annual event. Friday: free lentil chili, live music, arts and crafts, microbrew tasting tent, food, information booths, and games; Saturday: lentil pancake breakfast, Tase T. Lentil 5K Fun Run, the Tour de Lentil 100K Bike Ride, Little Lentil Sprout Parade and Grand Parade through downtown Pullman, Lentil cook-off, children’s stage, live music. Visit 415 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. Free admission to festival. (800) 365-6948.

Red, Wine & Bluz Fest - Friday and Saturday. Kids fair, arts and crafts fair, motorcycle card rally, and an American Idol-style karaoke contest featuring six-time Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Bluesiana Band. Regional artists include The Red Hot Blues Sisters, Big Daddy & the Blue Notes and The Smokehouse Blues Band. Visit Open daily, noon-11 p.m., Spirit Lake City Park, Spirit Lake, Idaho. Good both days: $29/advance, $35/day of event; $21/one day. (509) 990-2940.

Greater Spokane Democratic Women’s Club Annual Potluck - 5-7 p.m. Friday, Manito Park Pavilion, 18th Avenue and Grand Boulevard. $5/adults; Free age 9 and younger. (509) 927-8908 or (509) 928-9286.

Peach Festival - Every weekend through Sept. 5. Visit for map of growers. Green Bluff, Mead.

Preserve the Harvest Workshops - Held Saturdays through mid-October. Learn about canning, drying, freezing, pickling and jamming from an experienced food preserver. Contact Carol at (208) 669-0763 or email to register. Backyard Harvest shed, 933 E. Seventh Ave., Moscow, Idaho. $15, Free for SNAP/WIC recipients.

Pancake Breakfast - Benefits Family Promise of Spokane (formerly the Interfaith Hospitality Network). All-you-can eat pancakes, sausage and beverage. Saturday, 8-10 a.m., Applebee’s, Mission Avenue and Pines Road. $7. (509) 747-5487.

Connie Davis Fundraiser for Cancer - For a dear friend who is fighting cancer and the high costs associated with it. There will be food, beverages, live music, door prizes and a silent auction. Saturday, 4-7 p.m., Millwood Gallery, 9009 E. Euclid Ave., Millwood. By donation. (509) 927-2222.


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