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Wed., April 4, 2012

Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - April classes include: Monday at 5:30 p.m., Authentic Mole Poblano con Pollo and Handmade Tortillas, $45; Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Baja Fish Tacos, $45; April 12 at 5:30 p.m., Burnt Cream, Chocolate Mousse and Fresh Strawberry Coola Creme, $39. Registration is required. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. Suite 416.

A Case For A Cause - Nectar Tasting Room is partnering with Epicurean Delight for this fundraiser to support the Inland Northwest Blood Center. If you mix and match a case of wine, $40 from your purchase will be donated to INBC. Come to the kickoff today from 6-8 p.m. or to Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N. Stevens, this month. For more information, visit (509) 232-4539.

American Indian Heritage Week - Today. Intertribal food feast of salmon, fry bread, corn and a huckleberry dessert will be available for $6, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Windy Bay Lounge. North Idaho College, Edminster Student Union Building, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-3365.

Two Cooks and Friends Cooking and Mixology - Hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. For age 21 and older. Learn how to make French cuisine while sampling food and drinks. Please bring an apron. Choose to attend today or Thursday. RSVP required. 6-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $35 per person; $60 per couple. (509) 891-5980.

Spokane Public Market - Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit 24 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-1154.

Wine Tasting at Vino! - Friday: Taste six wines from Jones of Washington with cheese and crackers for $10 anytime between 3 and 8 p.m.; Saturday: Taste six selections from Barili Cellars for $10, drop in anytime between 2 and 4:30 p.m. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. (509) 838-1229.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. April classes include: Friday, Washington Spring Barrel Tasting, $20 plus tax; Saturday, Beer! New Brews and Seasonal Releases, $20 plus tax; April 13, Global Dessert Wine Extravaganza – The Sequel, $20 plus tax. All classes start at 7 p.m. and include cheese and LaBrea bread. Reservations are requested. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.

The Supper Club Showcase Dinner/Dance - Enjoy the culinary talents of Chef Colby Weiler from Clinkerdagger for a special three-course gourmet dinner that includes a salad, your choice of entree and a dessert. A selection of appetizers for those who prefer a lighter fare will be available. Dinner from 4:30-8 p.m., dance lesson from 6-7 p.m. and dancing from 7-9 p.m. with the MasterClass Jazz Big Band Orchestra playing ballroom and swing music. Dressy attire preferred. Visit Reservations requested. Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $25 dinner and dance; $10 dance only. (509) 599-5934.

Cooking Class for Adults - Offered through Community Colleges of Spokane Institute for Extended Learning. Monday, 6-9 p.m., Authentic Southern Fried Chicken Dinner, $49. Registration is required. Visit for location and more information. (509) 279-6027.

Joanie’s Magic Spoon Cooking Classes - April 11, “Fresh, Quick and Delicious,” use spring and summer ingredients to make healthy and easy meals; April 19, “Savoring Tuscany II,” learn Tuscan recipes. Classes start at 6 p.m. Registration is required. 10307 N. Prairie Drive. $45 per class, includes instruction, recipes and samples. (509) 624-6564.

Release Event - Join wine owner Suzanne Phifer Pavitt during this kickoff event for the release of Napa Valley winery Phifer Pavitt’s 2011 Date Night Sauvignon Blanc. April 11, 6 p.m., Coldwater Creek Wine Bar, 311 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 255-1912.

Sausage Shoot - 64th annual event. Enjoy homemade country sausage. April 12, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Dusty Gun Club, 652 Little Alkali Road, LaCrosse, Wash. (509) 397-4936.

Cooking Classes at the JACC - April 12: Bob Black Spring into Salads; May 15: Cafe Carambola Peruvian Cuisine; May 21: Angelo’s Italian Cooking. 5:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50. (208) 457-8950.

unCorked! - A fundraiser for the National Association of Women Business Owners. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres from A Catered Affair, along with wine pairings and commentary from John Allen of Vino! and chocolate desserts. Tickets are available at Vino!, The BrickHouse Massage and Coffee Bar, Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil and Nectar Tasting Room. April 12, 5:30-9 p.m., Masonic Center, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $60 in advance, $75 at the door. (509) 998-8639.

Micros for Mamas - Gibliano Brothers presents this beer tasting with local breweries, a Longhorn barbecue dinner, entertainment from the dueling pianos of Gibliano Brothers Piano Bar and a silent auction. The evening benefits YoungLives, a program that mentors and supports teen mothers and their babies in Spokane. April 13, 6 p.m., Northern Lights Brewing Co., 1003 E. Trent Ave. $25. (509) 570-3921.


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