Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - Upcoming classes include: today at 5:30 p.m., Vegetarian Class: Breakfast for Dinner with Jamie Aquino; Monday at 5:30 p.m., Backyard Bistro Happy Hour with Tiffany White; Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m., Chicken Dijon and Broadway Pea Salad with chef Mark Steinmetz. Registration is required. For cost and more information, visit www.thekitchenengine.com. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.
Wheelbarrow Wednesday Farm to Fork Tour and Dinner - Presented by Pend d’Oreille Winery and Savor Sandpoint. Join guest chefs in touring the local farmers market, visiting local foodie destinations and enjoying locally sourced and crafted foods. Dates and chefs include: today, chef Barney Ballard; and Sept. 12, chef Justin Otis. Tickets available at http://savorsandpoint.com. 4:30-8:30 p.m., Pend d’Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint, Idaho. $50 per person. (208) 265-9565.
Two Cooks with Love Cooking Classes - Hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. Upcoming classes include: today, Healthy Eats, $35; Aug. 16, Dessert Lovers Delight, $40 pre-payment required. Registration is required for all classes. For more information, visit www.twocookswithlove catering.com. 6-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 891-5980.
George B. Hatley Memorial Trail Ride and Dutch Oven Dinner - Event will benefit the Appaloosa Museum of Moscow. Featuring three days of riding. Riders and campers are encouraged to bring a favorite Dutch oven dish or other dish to share. For more information, visit www.appaloosamuseum.org or call (208) 882-5578, ext. 279. Friday through Sunday, Pony Club Grounds, Hatley Ranch, Deary, Idaho.
Idaho Repertory Theatre Backstage Barbecue - Celebrating the completion of Hartung rigging updates with free food and entertainment. Take a tour of our newly renovated theatre; get a sneak peek of the summer production, “Circle Mirror Transformation” by Annie Baker opening Aug. 16; watch a sword fighting demonstration; play theater games; face-painting for children; free hamburgers and hot dogs; silent auction continues through Aug. 26. Friday, 5 p.m., University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, on the lawn, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 885-6465.
Outdoor Barbecue and Live Music - Enjoy a barbecue on the back patio and live music from local musicians. Meal consists of hamburgers and hot dogs along with a side and drink. Friday, 5:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $6/meal. (208) 667-1865.
Treasures on Foxwood - Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday , 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by the Victorian Foxwood Tea House. Outdoor sale featuring more than 40 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, arts and more. Victorian Tea House will be open both days. Live music from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. both days. For more information, visit www.treasuresonfoxwood.com. 125 Foxwood, two miles north of Diamond Lake off Highway 2, between mile markers 328 and 329, Newport, Wash. $4/adults, free/ages 11 and younger; $10/three-course tea. (509) 589-0097.
Saturday Drop-in Tastings - Sample wine and beer from the people who craft and sell them in the market. Complimentary one-ounce pours. Held Saturdays from 4-6 p.m. Upcoming tastings include: this Saturday, Trust Cellars from Walla Walla; and Aug. 18, Hilliard’s Brewing from Seattle. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.
Hot Rockford Nights - Fourth annual car show and barbecue hosted by the Rockford Lions Club. There will be music and prizes. Registration is from 9-11 a.m. Participants can register from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Harvest Moon and then stay for a drive-in movie at dusk. To reach Rockford head south on Highway 27 from Spokane Valley. Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Rockford City Park.
Summer Cooking Classes at the JACC - Aug. 15, Bob Black Modern Steakhouse Classics; Aug. 28; Cajun Cooking with Big Bear Deli. Classes run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is required. 5:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50 per class. (208) 457-8950.
National Lentil Festival - Aug. 17-18. 24th annual event. Visit www.lentilfest.com for details, schedule. 415 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. Free admission to festival. (800) 365-6948.
Brews Fest - Aug. 17-18. Music on Friday by Mark Hummel and Ana Popovic. Saturday will feature 30-plus microbrews and performances by Big Mumbo, Simon Tucker, and Peter Karp/Sue Foley. Silver Mountain Resort, 610 Bunker Ave., Kellogg. $22.95/Friday; $29.95/Saturday; $45/weekend.
Modern40 - Aug. 17-18. Santé Restaurant and Charcuterie presents this 10-course dinner created by chef Jeremy Hansen showcasing 10 culinary concepts with 40 tastes. Proceeds will benefit Spokane Riverkeeper and The Big Table. Call (509) 220-2401 to purchase tickets; for more information, visit the Modern40 Facebook page. Santé Restaurant, 404 W. Main Ave. $225/person, includes dinner, wine, gift bag and a custom wine glass.
Learn to Cook with a Master Chef Series - Cooking classes with master chef Steve W. Geving. 2012 season includes: Aug. 17: Master pastry chef Hans Glauser will return for a class on pastries, plated desserts, sugar work, chocolate work and truffles; $40 per person. Aug. 22, American Bounty - The Best of the Season. Registration is required. Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. $25 per class. (208) 437-1037.