Culinary calendar

A Case For A Cause - Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N. Stevens, is partnering with Epicurean Delight for a fundraiser to the support the Inland Northwest Blood Center. Mix and match a case of wine and $40 from your purchase will be donated to INBC. For more information, visit www.EpicureanDelight.org. (509) 232-4539.

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

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

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

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! Tickets are available at Vino!, The BrickHouse Massage and Coffee Bar, Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil and Nectar Tasting Room. Thursday, 5:30-9 p.m., Masonic Center, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $60 in advance, $75 at the door. (509) 998-8639.

“Northwoods Unleashed” - Third annual event. Dinner theatre featuring solos, duets ensembles and more. Friday and Saturday, Pork loin dinner by Skeyes the Limit. Tickets available at Seebers Drug Store in Newport or by calling (208) 448-1294. Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 off of Highway 2, Newport. $20/dinner show begins at 6:30 p.m., show follows at 7:30 p.m.; Show only tickets: $12/adults, $10/seniors and children.

Barrels and Bites - The event will feature 10 local wineries, fresh market foods, and live and silent actions. All proceeds will go to the Spokane Public Market’s capital improvement fund. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/230920. Friday, 6-9 p.m., Spokane Public Market, 24 W. Second Ave. $50. (509) 624-1154.

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. Friday, 6 p.m., Northern Lights Brewing Co., 1003 E. Trent Ave. $25. (509) 570-3921.

Whitworth University Hawaiian Club Lu’au - 42nd annual event. Presented by the Whitworth College Hawaiian Club, Na Pu’uwai o Hawai’i (The Heart of Hawai’i). Enjoy Hawaiian-style food, entertainment, raffle and more. Doors open and dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.; entertainment begins at 7. Saturday, Whitworth University Fieldhouse, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $20/general admission, $15/seniors and children ages 12 and younger, $10/students with ID. (509) 777-3796.

Bountiful Bowls - Purchase a hand-crafted bowl from the Center Pointe ceramics shop then enjoy a bowl of soup, salad, bread and dessert from several local restaurants. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $15 donation. (509) 325-5451.

Friends of Rathdrum Mountain Fundraiser - For ages 21 and older. The nonprofit group will host the event with food provided by local chef Esau Clauson and live music by Dead Fiddlers Society, Cris Lucas, and the Friends of Rathdrum Mountain Band. Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m., Westwood Saloon , 8162 W. Main St., Rathdrum, Idaho. $10 at the door. (208) 687-6699.

ASWA Spokane Chapter Spring Dinner - Annual spring dinner, dessert auction and scholarship benefit presented by the American Society of Woman Accountants Spokane Chapter. Speaker will be Linda Davis of MOR Manufacturing. Reservations requested by Monday for April 19 event. For reservations, email reservations@aswa4.org. 5:30-7:50 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln. $25.

SCRAPS Reigning Dogs and Cats Chocolate Festival and Auction - Seventh annual event to raise funds for many SCRAPS programs including the animal medical fund and the behavioral program. Chocolates and desserts, silent and live auctions, and the Parade of Pets featuring an array of adorable animals. All proceeds benefit the animals of SCRAPS in Spokane Valley. Age 21 and older. April 20, 6-9:30 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $20. (509) 477-2760.

Spring Luncheon and Card Party - Hosted by the St. Charles Altar Society. April 21, noon, St. Charles Catholic Church, 4515 N. Alberta St. $8. (509) 276-5996 or (509) 326-0784.

Twenty One Years in Recycling Used Wieners Party - Dachshund Rescue NW will celebrate placing more than 800 homeless wiener dogs since 1991. This will also be a potluck party with no assigned dishes. Dessert and chips will be provided; bring a side dish or main dish for at least four people. Plates, drinks, cups, utensils, napkins, etc., will also be provided. Please limit yourself to two dogs per family for the room. April 21, noon-8 p.m., RSVP to dragoonfr@hotmail.com for directions if you are new to the dog club. $5 per person donation. (509) 796-2140.

Auction Italiano - Annual spring auction presented by Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy a spaghetti feed, live and silent auctions. April 22, 1:30-4 p.m., United Church of Christ, Cheney, Sixth Street and Oakland, Cheney. $15/general, free/children ages 11 and younger. Call (509) 999-2090 or (509) 235-4531 for more information or ticket sales.


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