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Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - January classes include: today at 6 p.m., Healthy in a Hurry with Amy Grady, $35; Jan. 23 at 2 p.m., Rock and Roll (Egg Rolls, Spring Rolls and Vietnamese Rice Paper Wraps) with Alex Austin, $40; Jan. 24 at 6 p.m., Seafood Paella with Chef Lynne Wiedemann, $35; Jan. 26 at 6 p.m., Thai Cuisine with Landon Dalessi, $35; Jan. 27 at 6 p.m., Clinkerdagger’s Dijon Chicken and Broadway Pea Salad with Chef Mark, $35; Jan. 31 at 6 p.m., Classico Italiano Meal with Tiffany White, $35. Pre-registration is required for all classes. The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon, No. 416. (509) 328-3335.

Taste of Sandpoint - Sponsored by the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce and supported by Dine Around Sandpoint. Enjoy culinary dishes prepared by local restaurants and caterers and samples from local breweries and wineries. Event will kick off the annual Sandpoint Winter Carnival. Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Sandpoint Business and Events Center, First Floor, 102 S. Euclid St. $3-$7 for average sample. (208) 263-2161.

Commellini Estate Wine-Paired Hors d’oeuvres Benefit - Friday and Saturday. Tour the newly remodeled venue while sampling several items from the menu with paired wine selections. Tickets available at www.CommelliniEstate. com/news. Proceeds benefit the Isaac Foundation, which awards therapy grants to children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder for therapy interventions that insurance companies limit or simply will not cover. 6-10:30 p.m. nightly, 14715 N. Dartford Drive. $75. (509) 466-0667.

18th Annual Martin Luther King Human Rights Community Breakfast - The program for this annual event consists of a breakfast; entertainment; a keynote speaker; and awards. This year’s speaker is Bob Williams of Living Voices. Tickets available at Moscow Book People. Saturday, 9 a.m., Moscow Junior High School multipurpose room, Moscow, Idaho. $8/general, $4/students and children. (208) 882-3648.

Cross-Country Moonlight Ski and Dinner - Ski by moonlight and then enjoy an Italian dinner by Trezzi Farm Food and Wine of Green Bluff. Pre-registration is required. Saturday, 6-9 p.m., Mount Spokane. $41, includes ski equipment, dinner and guides. (509) 625-6200.

Cooking for Boys and Girls - For ages 6-11. Learn how to make pizza from scratch, also make a dessert pizza and learn kitchen safety and cleanup. Pre-registration is required. Monday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $34. (509) 625-6200.

Winter Market - Sponsored by Heart of the Arts, Inc. Featuring food, crafts, children’s activities, art and more. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 22 and Feb. 12, 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-0443.

Black and White Ball - Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents no-host cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing to the music of the symphony. Reservations required, tickets available at the symphony office at 1042 W. Mill Ave., in Coeur d’Alene. Jan. 22, Templin’s Red Lion Inn, Post Falls. $75/each. (208) 765-3833.

The Gem of the Valley Gala - Presented by the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce. Dinner, dance, silent auction and awards recognition for local businesses and nonprofit agencies. For tickets or more information, call (509) 924-4994 or visit www.spokanevalley Jan. 22, 6-11 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $45. (509) 924-4994.

Chef’s Culinary Classic - 18th annual black tie event to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, 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 or call (509) 473-6370 to purchase tickets. Jan. 29, 6 p.m., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $150/individual, $2,000/table sponsorship.

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. Jan. 31 and Feb. 28, 5-6 p.m., United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St., Cheney. (509) 324-1659.

The Backyard Club Cooking and Mixology Class - Hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. “A Valentine Dinner.” Menu includes appetizers, soup, salad, dinner and dessert. RSVP required. Feb. 3, 6-8:30 p.m., 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $30 per person; $50 per couple. (509) 891-5980.

Go Red For Women Luncheon - The 2011 Spokane Go Red For Women Luncheon is locally presented by Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital and locally sponsored by Rockwood and Sterling Savings Bank. The day includes a silent auction, educational health sessions, keynote speaker, survivor stories and a heart healthy lunch. Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100/person. (509) 536-1500.

“Valenwine” Weekend - Presented by the Spokane Winery Association. Visit various Spokane wineries for wine tastings paired with Valentine sweets. Visit for a list of participating wineries and tour map. Feb. 12-13.

Pancake Breakfast - Served the second Sunday of each month, 8:30 a.m.-noon, McIntosh Grange, First and Lake streets, Rockford. $4/adults, $2/age 10 and younger. (509) 535-1165.

27th Annual Chocolate and Champagne Gala - Featuring the area’s best chocolate confections and desserts, sparkling wine from Mountain Dome, a chocolate martini bar, silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres and dancing to the 8 Tracks. Presented by Lutheran Community Services Northwest and benefits the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center. Feb. 25. 6:30 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, Interstate 90 at Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $65-$80. (509) 343-5053.


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