Second Chance Kitchen and Garden Sale - Presented by Slow Food Spokane River. Event will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 21. Donations currently being accepted through May 18. Items needed include gently used or new kitchen and garden supplies. Donations can be dropped off at Sun People Dry Goods or you can arrange a pick up by emailing sfspokaneriverinfo@ googlegroups.com. Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. (509) 290-9465.
Wine, Ride and Dine - For ages 21 and older. Experience this exclusive opportunity to see the falls from the Riverfront Park Skyride, with a wine tasting in Riverfront Park, followed by a four-course dinner. Today or Thursday with wine by Robert Karl Cellars and dinner at Anthony’s; or May 11 or 12 with wine from Barrister Winery and dinner at Clinkerdagger. Riverfront Park SkyRide, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $47/person, tax and tip included. (509) 625-6500.
Breakfast and a Walk (Moderate) - Tour leader will be Christa Richardson. Wear comfortable shoes. Today. 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $10/member; $15/nonmember, includes transportation and tour leader. (509) 327-1584.
Wild Salmon at Risk: A Filmmaker and Writer Share the Latest - Sponsored by Auntie’s Books, the Whole Plate and Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition. Filmmaker Jim Norton will share his documentary, “Salmon: Running the Gauntlet” and journalist and author Steven Hawley will discuss his book, “Recovering a Lost River: Removing Dams, Rewilding Salmon, Revitalizing Communities.” Today. 7 p.m., Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington St. Free, but RSVP requested. (509) 747-2030.
Catholic Charities Gala - Third annual event and highlighting St. Margaret’s Shelter’s 50 years of service to homeless women and children. Friday. 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 12:30-2:30 p.m. For reservations, contact Karen at (509) 324-1995, ext. 300. Saturday. The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $40.
Cowboy Breakfast - Semiannual fundraiser for the restoration of the old Pleasantview school into a community center. However, this breakfast’s proceeds will go toward helping Mike Darrar fund lung transplants due to cystic fibrosis. Serving all-you-can-eat biscuits, sausage gravy and eggs. Saturday. 8-11 a.m., Pleasantview School, 18724 W. Riverside Drive, Post Falls. $6/each, free/children age 7 and younger. (208) 755-9802 or 777-8288.
Purple Passion Mother’s Day Poker Ride - Hosted by the Inland Empire Tennessee Walking Horse Breeder’s and Exhibitors Association. Enjoy an all-breed trail ride and potluck lunch. Wear purple. All proceeds will benefit Panhandle Equine Rescue. For more information, visit www.ietwhbea.weebly.com. Saturday. 10 a.m., Farragut State Park, Athol, Idaho. $10 per horse. (509) 226-3927.
Spokane NeighborWoods Launch Party - Participate in planting trees at the new Spokane Public Market and enjoy a party with DJ music and dancing, a wine tasting, tacos, cupcakes and more. There will also be children’s activities. Saturday. 5 p.m., 24 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 363-5495.
Spring Cooking Classes: Great Food Adventures - Presented by Community Colleges of Spokane Institute for Extended Learning. Classes offered include: Tuesday or May 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Best of Thai Cooking, $33; May 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Spring Mushroom Identification Tour, $45; May 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mastering the Art of Cajun and Creole Cuisine, $38; and May 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m., East Indian Cooking, $25. Registration is required. Visit www.ccs.spokane.edu/ ContinuingEd for more information or to register. Locations vary. (509) 279-6027.
Spring Fling - Music, wine and food event begins at Cafe Artisan at 6 p.m. and then moves across Crosby Street to Empire Theatre for concert by the HRC Trio at 7:30 p.m. May 13. $17/advance, $20/door, wine not included, $5/dessert bar. Concert only prices are $10/adults, $5/students, children by donation. (509) 284-2000.
Cinderella Tea and Fashion Show - Fundraiser to benefit Because There Is Hope, a nonprofit organization helping individuals that have been diagnosed with cancer. Providing temporary lodging and support. May 14. 10:30 a.m.-noon, the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $27.50. (509) 258-6851.
Reds on Red (and whites, too!) - Wine tasting and appetizers on the red turf at Eastern Washington University. May 14. 4-6 p.m., Elm and Washington Streets, Cheney. $38. (509) 359-4550.
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. The Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $70. (509) 535-4554.
Spokane Lilac Festival Farewell Breakfast - Hosted by the Spokane Lilac Festival Association. May 22. 9 a.m., the Davenport Hotel, Elizbethan Room, 10 S. Post St. $25. (509) 444-2350.
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. May 30. 5-6 p.m., United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St., Cheney. (509) 324-1659.
“Seed the Feast”: Summer Course - Presented by Wild Sage American Bistro and Kathy Curtiss of Singing Gardens. Course will discuss compost; soil boosting; watering strategies; and herbs, including planting, pruning, harvesting, cooking, tasting, pesto, spreads and tapenades. 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 June 3, 17 and July 1. Registration is required by calling (509) 456-7575. Wild Sage American Bistro, 916 W. Second Ave.
EWU Jazz Bash and Music Department Barbecue - Featuring Eastern Washington University Instrumental and Vocal Jazz ensembles. Free and open to the public. June 3. 2 p.m., Sutton Park, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-2241.
The Pour: A Wine Event - Five-course wine dinner and auction to benefit the psychiatric programs at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital. June 11. 5:30-10 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. $150. (509) 474-2819.
Vintage Walla Walla and Entwine - Wine weekend event combining Vintage Walla Walla and the Entwine Grand Auction. Featuring the best of the Walla Walla Valley’s wine, food and art. June 16-18. Walla Walla. $100 - $300. (509) 526-3117.