Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. December and January classes include: Friday, 90 Point Plus Reds, tasting of “expert approved” wines, cheese and La Brea bread, $29 plus tax; Jan. 6, Rocket Wine All-Stars, enjoy eight wines with cheese and La Brea bread, $20 plus tax; Jan. 7, Beer! Winter Seasonals and New Releases, taste eight brews with cheese and La Brea bread, $20 plus tax; Jan. 13, Wines of South America, enjoy eight wines with cheese and La Brea bread; Jan. 20, Wines of Australia and New Zealand, taste eight wines with cheese and LaBrea bread, $20 plus tax; Jan. 27, Wines of South Africa, enjoy eight wines with cheese and LaBrea bread, $20 plus tax. All classes start at 7 p.m. Reservations are requested. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.
Spokane Public Market - Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit www.spokanepublicmarket.org. 24 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-1154.
Wine Tasting at Vino! - Friday, taste six selections for $10 anytime between 3 and 5:30 p.m. Special discounts will be available for wines purchased during the event. Saturday, taste sparkling wines for $5 anytime between 2 and 4:30 p.m., Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. (509) 838-1229.
Cooking Classes for Adults - Offered through Community Colleges of Spokane Institute for Extended Learning. Classes include: Jan. 9, Soup, Stews, and Chowders, 6-9 p.m., $49; Jan. 23, Authentic Southern Fried Chicken Dinner, 6-9 p.m., $49; and Jan 26, Flavors of East India, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $39. Registration is required. Locations vary. For more information, visit www.ccs.spokane.edu/ continuinged. (509) 279-6030.
Feed Cheney Free Dinner - Open the last Monday of the month. There also will be free groceries for participants to take home and a clothing bank. No paperwork is required. Clothing bank opens at 5 p.m. and dinner is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Wren Pierson Community Center, 615 Fourth St., Cheney. (509) 324-1659.
Chef’s Culinary Classic - 19th annual black tie event to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Spokane. Chefs from throughout the Inland Northwest will prepare a six-course meal paired with wine. Event will also include silent and live auctions. Visit www.cmnspokane.org or call (509) 473-6370 to purchase tickets. Feb. 4, 6 p.m., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $150/individual, $2,000/table sponsorship.