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Wed., April 18, 2012

Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - April classes include: Today at 5:30 p.m., Growing and Using Fresh Herbs, $45; Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Homemade Pasta Making, $45; Monday at 5:30 p.m., Sauce Savvy, $39; Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Thai Cooking, $39; Registration is required. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. (509) 328-3335.

A Case For A Cause - Mix and match a case of wine at Nectar Tasting Room and $40 from your purchase will be donated to Inland Northwest Blood Center. Runs through April. For more information, visit Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N. Stevens. (509) 232-4539.

Greek Cookery from Athens and the Islands - Cooking class. Today, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. $25. Call (208) 437-0426 to register.

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.

Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction for Lorna Jarms - Proceeds will go toward covering the cost of a heart transplant for Cheney patient, Lorna Jarms. Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Cheney High School, 460 N. Sixth St., Cheney. $5, additional donations are encouraged and appreciated. (509) 979-6130.

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. For reservations, email Thursday, 5:30-7:50 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln. $25.

All About Sourdoughs - Part of the Rollin’ In the Dough Bread Baking Workshop series sponsored by the Moscow Food Co-op. Registration is required. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. $35. (208) 882-8537.

Joanie’s Magic Spoon Cooking Class - Thursday, Savoring Tuscany II, learn Tuscan recipes. Registration is required. 6 p.m., 10307 N. Prairie Drive. $45, includes instruction, recipes and crepes. (509) 624-6564.

Japanese Dinner and Cultural Night (Japan Week) - Traditional Japanese five-course meal, demonstrations, calligraphy, tea ceremony, Kendo, Iaido, Karatedo, taiko. Reservations requested. Friday, 6-9 p.m., Spokane Kendo and Iaido Club, 829 W. Broadway Ave. $15. (509) 465-5207.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. April classes include: Friday, Napa Valley with Guest, Joseph Fore, CSW, $29 plus tax or $9 plus tax with groupon or wine club passes; April 27, Wines of Portugal, $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.

Rogers Grad Night Silent Auction and Spaghetti Feed - All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m.; silent auction at 7 p.m. Beer and wine available for additional purchase. Age 21 and older only. All money raised goes toward the 2012 Rogers High School Senior All Night event. Saturday, Inland Northwest Wildlife Council Building, 6116 N. Market St. $5/spaghetti feed. (509) 863-6494.

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

Swing’N into Spring Dinner and Hoe Down - Fundraiser dinner, live and silent auctions to benefit Genesis Prep Christian School. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Crossroads Event Center, 1800 N. Highway 41, Post Falls. $20. (208) 215-4786.

Haru Matsuri Spring Food Festival (Japan Week) - 21st year serving Teriyaki Chicken bento boxes and other items; take-out only. Order at www.SpokaneBuddhist Temple.orgor by calling. Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. $12. (509) 534-7454.

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

Spring Tea and Style Show - Presented by Whitworth Women’s Auxiliary. Tuesday, 2 p.m., Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church, Quall Hall, 312 W. Hawthorne Road. $15. (509) 777-4268.

SFCC Sushi Sale (Japan Week) - Event will also feature a Japanese doll auction. April 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $6-$8. (509) 533-3367.

Murder Mystery Dinner and Silent Auction - Third annual event to benefit the Spokane Pride Parade and Festival. Menu includes a buffet-style dinner prepared by Red Rock Catering Chefs, a cash bar with ID and a beverage station. April 26, 6 p.m., Spokane Masonic Center, Second Floor Ballroom, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. Tickets are $35 each or $350 for a premium reserved table of eight. (509) 720-7609.


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