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Pig Out in the Park - Runs through Monday. Open daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 33rd annual event with 54 food booths, adult beverage gardens and 100 free concerts on four stages throughout the week. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 921-5579.

Schweitzer Fall Fest - Saturday-Monday. The 20th annual microbrew and music festival features free concerts with eight bands and more than 50 regional microbrews, wine and soda, barbecue, vendors, arts and crafts, chair lift and children’s activities. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Schweitzer Mountain Village, Sandpoint. Beer tasting packages range from $10-45. Soda sampling is $8 for a 12 oz. mug with three samples. Single beers, wine and soda options are available as well. $12/unlimited lift ticket. (208) 255-3081.

First Sundays at McCroskey House - Enjoy brunch/lunch at the historic Garfield McCroskey house. 10 percent of the day’s proceeds will be donated to Seedlings Child Care Center. Held Sunday, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Garfield McCroskey House, 803 N. Fourth St., Garfield. $8/adults, $5/children ages 11 and younger. (509) 635-1459.

Compass Club Luncheon - Eric Johnson of the Spokane Public Market will be the speaker. Reservations needed by Thursday. Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., High Country Orchards, 8518 E. Greenbluff Road. $16. (509) 455-7789.

“Vine to Wine: Secrets of Geology and Soil in Creating Fine Washington Wine” - Dr. Alan Busacca has consulted on wine grapes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado and Chile. Over the last 10 years, Alan has marshaled a lifetime of skills and experience to focus on wine grapes and vineyard terroirs, first at WSU then more recently as a private consultant. Sept. 7, 6 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Lecture is free; $10 for wine tasting. (509) 363-5344.

Whiskers and Wine - Fourth annual event to benefit Partners for Pets. Evening of Townshend Family wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, music by Nobody Famous and silent auction. Age 21 and older. Tickets may be purchased at the Adoption Center at Argonne and Trent in Spokane Valley or at Sept. 8, 6:30-9 p.m., Caterina/Lone Canary Winery, 905 N. Washington St. $20. (509) 328-5069.

Free vegetarian solution class - Learn about the many health and other benefits of a vegetarian diet and get your questions answered. The talk will be followed by a cooking class, with hints and tips on preparing key vegetarian ingredients and lots of samples to taste. This free class is open to the public, register at Sept. 9, 2 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 828 W. Spofford Ave. Free. (509) 209 9113.

“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: Aug. 8, Chef Barney Ballard; and Sept. 12, Chef Justin Otis. Sept. 12, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Pend d’Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint, Idaho. $50 per person. (208) 265-9565.

42nd Annual Odessa Deutchesfest - Sept. 14-16. Block-long indoor biergarten, live music, authentic German food, parade, vendor fair, arts and crafts, youth garten and more. Sept. 14, (509) 982-0049.


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