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Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, midnight

Spokane Public Market - Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. 24 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-1154.

“An Unexpected Christmas” - Dinner theater presented by Northwoods Performing Arts. Tickets available at Seeber’s Drugstore in Newport or by calling (208) 448-1294. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:30. Thursday-Saturday. Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 off Highway 2, Newport, Wash. $20/dinner and show; $12/adults, $10/children and seniors for show-only.

Tasteful Thursdays - Enjoy live acoustic music while sampling a variety of food. There will also be in-store demonstrations, sampling and local gifts for sale. Thursday, Gypsydawgs; Dec. 13, Lewis-Clark State College Saxophone Quartet; Dec. 20, Bart Budwig. 5-7 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537.

Mobile Food Bank - In partnership with Contract Based Education High School and Second Harvest Food Bank, this event provides free fresh produce and perishable products for families in need of assistance. Open to the public, no appointment or documentation necessary to participate. Must be present to receive products, except for home-bound people. Please bring a box for your food. Public bus service available to this location. Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Contract Based Education, 115 S. University Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 927-1100.

14th Annual Christmas Breakfast and Fundraiser - Benefits Northeast Spokane Kiwanis and Camps for Kids. Registration at 6:30 a.m., program begins at 7 with address by Marty Gonzales, director of operations for Mobius Kids Children’s Museum and Mobius Science Center. There will also be silent auction items. For tickets, email Friday, Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $30/person, $300/table of eight. (509) 838-8511.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. Friday, Wine and Cheese with Bill Brownlee of Cascade Creamery, eight wines, $20 plus tax; Saturday, Rocket Wine Club’s Greatest Hits, eight wines, $20 plus tax; Dec. 14, Global Bubbly with Joseph Gore of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, $20 plus tax; Dec. 15, Tour of Italy, Direct Import Small Vineyard Wines, eight wines, $20 plus tax. All classes start at 7 p.m. and include cheese and local Bouzie Bakery bread. Reservations are requested. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.

Pancake Feed - Hosted by the Coeur d’Alene High School DECA Program to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, coffee and orange juice. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Eagles Club, in the basement, 401 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $7/general, $5/age 10 and younger. (208) 755-7391.

White Christmas Luncheon - Corbin’s annual Christmas luncheon. Come dressed in your holiday finery. Kathie Doyle-Lipe and Friends from the Spokane Civic Theater will perform selections from “White Christmas” and other entertainment. Royal Plaza will provide a meal of honey glazed ham, au gratin potatoes, green beans with bacon and onions, butterflake rolls, gelatin salad and Christmas cupcakes. Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $15/advance, $18/door. (509) 327-1584.

Christmas with Santa - Enjoy breakfast, sing along with Christmas carolers, watch a performance by Dance Arts Academy, visit with Santa, get a handmade stocking filled with goodies and listen to Santa’s story time. Reservations required, leave a message. Dec. 15, 9 a.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $15/child, $5/adult. (509) 838-5667.

Bardenay Charity Night - 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Idaho Youth Ranch and its local programs. Dec. 17, 5-9 p.m., Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery, 1710 W. Riverstone Drive, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-4322.

Learn to Cook with a Master Chef Series - Cooking classes with master chef Steve W. Geving. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Dec. 19, The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Party. Registration is required. Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard. $25 per class. (208) 437-1037.

SupperClub Showcase Dinner/Dance - Dancing to the MasterClass Jazz Big Band Orchestra. Dinner at 6 p.m., dance instruction at 7, and dancing from 8-10 p.m. Reservations required. Dec. 29, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. (509) 327-8000.

Winter Cooking Classes at the JACC - Jan. 9, Bardenay Soups; Jan. 22, Angelo’s Italian Cooking. All classes run 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, visit Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50 per class. (208) 457-8950.

Annual GU Iron Chef: Cultural Cooking Battle - Presented by Gonzaga University’s Unity Multicultural Education Center and Sodexo. Interact, learn and experience the culinary delights of other cultures. Jan. 27, 3-4:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, COG, Second Floor Dining Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. (509) 313-5836.


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