Cowboy Supper Shows with the Riders of the Rockin’ B - Shows Thursdays from June 23-Aug. 25 and Fridays and Saturdays, now through Oct. 1. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with pre-show youth performers; Cowboy Shootout Show at 6:10 p.m.; barbecued beef, chicken, ribs and all the fixings at 7 p.m.; and The Riders of the Rockin’ B sing and play authentic cowboy Western music at 8 p.m. Pat McManus one-man comedies starring Tim Behrens will be Sunday with “McManus in Love,” July 31 with “Poor Again … Dagnabbit!” and Sept. 11 with “Scrambled.” Tickets available at www.rockinbranch.com. Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 N Idaho Road, Liberty Lake. $39/adults; $10/youth age 10 and younger, includes tax and gratuity. (509) 891-9016.
Vintage Walla Walla and Entwine - Wine weekend event combining Vintage Walla Walla and the Entwine Grand Auction. Featuring the Walla Walla Valley’s wine, food and art. Thursday-Saturday. Walla Walla. $100 - $300. (509) 526-3117.
June Dinner Club - Tour leader will be Irene Brady. The club will visit the Beach House at Coeur d’Alene Lake. Thursday. 4 p.m., meet at Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $10/members; $15/non-members, includes transportation and tour leader. (509) 327-1584.
Sandpoint Summer Sampler - Annual event featuring favorite recipes and samples from Sandpoint restaurants, wineries and breweries. Visit www.sandpointchamber.com for more information. Thursday. 5-7:30 p.m., Farmin Park and Main St., Sandpoint, Idaho. Samples range from $1-$7. (208) 263-2161.
Support Our Troops Week Dining Event - Hosted by Merrill Gardens at The Academy. Enjoy food and beverages will support the United Service Organizations. All proceeds will benefit the USO. For more information, call (509) 484-4099. Friday. 4-6 p.m., Merrill Gardens at The Academy, 1216 N. Superior St. $10 minimum donation.
’50s Family Night - Celebrate the end of the school year with a burger, fries, pop and an ice cream sundae for $6.99. People are also invited to bring their classic cars for an impromptu car show. Friday. 5-7 p.m., Jenny’s Cafe, 9425 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 928-8055.
Spokane AIDS Network Stem and Stein - Seventh annual wine and beer tasting, silent auction, live entertainment by Hot Club of Spokane. 1920s speakeasy theme. Friday. 6-10 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights. $50/person, $85/couple. (509) 455-8993.
Pig in the Park and June Bug Craft Fair - A feast of smoked pork and turkey served with all the trimmings and dessert from noon-4 p.m. Items for sale by craft and commercial vendors from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sponsored by Harrison Chamber of Commerce and City of Harrison. Music by Mullen Road Band (country rock/Americana) from 2-5 p.m. Saturday. City Park downtown, Harrison, Idaho. (208) 689-3932.
Rhubarb Festival - This year’s theme is “Garden Party.” Event will feature area artists selling garden-theme wares, artist demonstrations, children’s art activities, a silent auction of donated birdhouses, a bake sale, barbecue and live music. Sponsored by CREATE Art Center. Donations of baked goods for the festival bake sale are also being accepted. Saturday. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., CREATE, 900 W. Fourth Ave., Newport. (509) 447-9277 or (509) 671-0558.
Fourth Annual Garden Party - Event will feature a finger food luncheon menu, resident artist displays, antiques from The Green Cottage and Splendid Old Stuff, Almost Famous barbershop quartet and more. There will be contests for best hat and best decorated table. Call ahead for tickets. Saturday. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $15. (509) 229-3414.
Juneteenth - Presented by the Spokane Ministers’ Fellowship and other community organizers. Featuring live music, food, education, entertainment and vendors. Saturday. Noon, Liberty Park.
Summer Solstice Bus Fundraiser Show - Bio-luminesce, a nonprofit performance art troupe, is raising funds to purchase a diesel tour bus to run on biodiesel fuel. Outside bar compliments of Pend d’Oreille Winery and Laughing Dog Brewing Company and live music from 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 23. Trinity at City Beach, Sandpoint. (808) 936-5137.
Tasting at Huckleberry’s - June 25: Wine tasting with Allison of Buried Cane Wines, 2-4 p.m., $5. Must be age 21 or older. Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. (509) 624-1349.
Green Smoothie Class - Join Isol Sarah Edwards of Chakraw Living Foods. Explore the benefits of green smoothies while learning how to make this energy drink. Pre-registration required. June 25. 1-2 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave., Ste. 200. (509) 368-9378.
The Backyard Club Cooking and Mixology Class - Hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. Upcoming classes include: July 10, “Backyard Barbeque” from 3-5:30 p.m. and July 11 from 6-8:30 p.m. RSVP required. 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $30 per person; $50 per couple. (509) 891-5980.
Hot Summer Nights - Co-sponsored by Red Eye Promotions. July 30. 5-11 p.m., Arbor Crest, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. $25. (509) 720-7736.
Pickling - Presented by Master Food Preserver Sheila Domon. Learn some simple techniques and enjoy healthy, fat-free snacks. Presented as part of Spokane County Library District’s Adult Summer Reading Program Backyard Bounty Series. Aug. 9. 6 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-8260.
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