April 25, 2012 in Features

Culinary calendar


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. Thursday, 6 p.m., Spokane Masonic Center, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. Tickets are $35 each or $350 for a premium reserved table of eight. (509) 720-7609.

Annual Jazz Night Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction Fundraiser - All proceeds will benefit Rogers’ Parent Instrumental Group to support Mr. Crenshaw and the students in instrumental music (band, percussion and orchestra). The evening’s entertainment will be provided by the jazz and steel drum bands. Thursday, 6 p.m., Rogers High School, 1622 E. Wellesley Ave. $6 per person. (509) 951-6679.

Olive Crest “Cheers to Kids” Wine Tasting Event - Proceeds will help Olive Crest continue to break the cycle of child abuse by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Event will feature wine tasting, microbrew sampling and hors d’oeuvres accompanied by live music. Purchase tickets, $40, online at www.olivecrest.org/cheers. Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bozarth Mansion, 12415 N. Fairwood Drive. (509) 468-0700, ext. 105.

Cheesemaking Class - Presented by Trisha Vieira of Spokane’s Family Farm. Learn how to make Irish cream, cottage cheese and ricotta using Spokane’s Family Farm milk. Class includes recipes, a half gallon of milk, samples, a beverage and a bagel. Registration is required. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon., On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. $35. (509) 747-6294.

Mommy and Me Princess Tea Party - For children ages 3-6. Join local authors Monica Brandner and Lorene Keen as they teach little girls that a true princess shows kindness and respect in all she does. Children will practice greeting others, learn napkin etiquette and eating a cookie nicely, and join table talk. Signed copies of the authors’ book, “Sarah Elizabeth Plans a Tea Party,” will be available for purchase. Princess/dressy attire requested. Saturday, 11 a.m., CenterPlace, 2416 N. Discovery Place. $26/couple. (509) 688-5892.

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 a.m., Old Pleasant View School, 18724 W. Riverside Drive, Post Falls. $6/each, free/children age 7 and younger. (208) 755-9802 or 777-8288.

Inland Northwest Honor Flight Fundraiser - Enjoy hot dogs, chips and soda, with all proceeds going to the Honor Flight to help veterans take a journey to Washington, D.C. Music by the Loewen Jazz Band. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Fairwinds Spokane Retirement Community, 520 E. Holland Ave. $5. (509) 879-3882.

63rd Annual Sukiyaki Dinner - Call or email hpumspokane@gmail.com to reserve tickets. Baked goods, limited sushi, crafts and a church cookbook will also be for sale. Saturday, noon-7 p.m., Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield St. $12.50. (509) 535-2687.

Traditional Yabunouchi Tea Ceremony and Lecture (Japan Week) - Presented by the Rev. Akira R. Takemoto. Saturday, 4 p.m., Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 534-7954.

“An Evening in the Vineyard” - Sixth annual wine and gourmet gala featuring students from Spokane Community College’s Inland Northwest Culinary Academy working alongside professional chefs to prepare a four-course gourmet meal paired with fine wines from VIP guest winemaker Andrew Will. A silent and live auction will support SCC’s Inland Northwest Culinary Academy and the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation. Saturday, 5 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. $125/person. (509) 434-5123.

Cheney Kiwanis Annual Spaghetti Fundraiser - Menu includes meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, Cyrus O’Leary pies, coffee and punch. Proceeds will benefit the club’s student scholarship program. May 3, 5-7 p.m., Cheney High School, cafeteria, 460 N. Sixth St., Cheney. $6 in advance, $7 at the door. (509) 235-7320.

MDA and Dutch Bros. “Dane’s Drive”- All proceeds from the day’s coffee sales at Dutch Bros. Coffee locations will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For more information and a list of store locations, visit www.dutchbros.com. May 4, 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (509) 251-1052 or (208) 640-3471.

Cheesemaking Workshop - Join Trish Vieira of Spokane’s Family Farm as she demonstrates cheesemaking techniques. Registration is required; register at the store or online. May 5, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $20. (509) 368-9378.

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