7-Eleven National CofFREE Day - In recognition of National Coffee Day, participating 7-Eleven stores will offer a free medium-size cup of hot coffee, or cappuccino or latte while supplies last between 7 and 11 a.m. Thursday. For more information, visit www.7-Eleven.com.
Oktoberfest - Festivities include 12 tasting stations with more than 20 beers, traditional German-style food, live music, and variety of contests. Friday, 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, 1-10 p.m., downtown Coeur d’Alene, Coeur d’Alene. $15, includes six sampling tokens and an Oktoberfest stein (pick up in Plaza Shops, 210 E. Sherman Ave.). (208) 415-0116.
Apple Festival - Weekends through Oct. 31. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers. Green Bluff.
Preserve the Harvest Workshops - Held every Saturday through mid-October. Learn about canning, drying, freezing, pickling and jamming from an experienced food preserver. Contact Carol at (208) 669-0763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Backyard Harvest shed, 933 E. Seventh Ave., Moscow, Idaho. $15, Free for SNAP/WIC recipients.
Cowboy Breakfast - Semi-annual fundraiser for the restoration of the old Pleasantview school into a community center. 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/ age 7 and younger. (208) 755-9802 or 777-8288.
Octoberfest - Food, microbrews, home-brews, souvenir glasses, live music and activities for children. Live music 2-5 p.m. Sponsored by Harrison Chamber of Commerce and City of Harrison. Saturday. 1-7 p.m., downtown city park, Harrison, Idaho. Free.
RYPtoberFest - Meet Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien. He’ll be in traditional German clothing, throwing footballs and singing with the band. Benefits the Rypien Foundation (helps children with cancer and their families through trying times); and the Inland Northwest Honor Flight which flies WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial. Includes all-you-can-eat dinner buffet and snacks, five beer tokens and commemorative beer stein. Live entertainment with German music by The Polkatones and country music by The Kelly Hughes Band. Visit www.ryptoberfest.ticketleap.com for tickets. Saturday. 3-11 p.m., Greyhound Park, take Exit 2, Post Falls. $50. (509) 362-1781.
Put the Gardens to Bed Event - Presented by the Friends of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens. Meet head gardener Kevin Kilgore, enjoy wine, appetizers and a presentation by Linda Yeomans. RSVP required. Oct. 7. 5-8 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $20 per person, includes a $10 Friends’ membership. (509) 448-9335.
Dinner Concert with the Singing Nuns - Let the Sisters set your dinner table tonight. Reservations required by Monday. Visit www.singingnuns.com. Oct. 9, 6 p.m., 8500 N. St. Michael Road. $20. (509) 467-0986, ext. 121.
“Share Our Dream” - Wine and dinner fundraiser with a social hour, followed by a dinner and program that will highlight Camp Fire’s leadership programs. Reservations requested. Oct. 13. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino and Resort, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $100. (509) 747-6191, ext. 19.
One Night One World Celebration - Presented by One World Spokane. Enjoy live local music, comedy, food prepared by Chef Andrew Larsen, silent auction and raffle. Tickets available at One World Spokane Cafe, 1804 E. Sprague Ave. or at www.oneworldspokane.com. Oct. 14. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $35 in advance, $45 at the door, includes a three course organic meal and two drink tickets. (509) 270-1608.
OctoBrewfest - 16th annual event to benefit the Inland Northwest Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Microbrews, silent and live auctions, wine, gourmet root beer. Food is available for purchase from Azar’s and David’s Pizza. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Age 21 and older. Oct. 15. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Broadway at Havana St., Spokane Valley. $13/advance, $15/door, includes four sample tokens; additional. (509) 482-2022.
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction - Annual Signature Chefs Auction featuring Spokane chefs sampling their best dishes along with silent and live auctions. The event raises funds to support the March of Dimes efforts to reduce birth defects, prematurity and infant mortality. Dress is cocktail attire. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.com/ washington. Oct. 15. 6 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $100 person. (509) 328-1920.