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Wed., Dec. 12, 2012

Holiday Memories at Green Bluff - Cut your own Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa and purchase fresh food items, candy and wine. Held through Christmas. For more information, visit Runs through Dec. 24, Green Bluff.

Hop Jack’s December Sales to Benefit Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery - A percentage of Hop Jack’s Restaurant sales during the month of December will be donated to Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Runs through Dec. 31, Hop Jack’s, 9265 N. Nevada St. (509) 465-1880.

Anniversary Ale Volume 1 First Anniversary Celebration - Twelve String Brewing Company will celebrate the release of its Anniversary Ale Volume 1. Today at Pints Alehouse in north Spokane, 10111 N. Newport Highway (509) 368-9671; and Thursday at The Hop Shop, 3803 S. Grand Blvd., (509) 747-9700. Dec. 11-13,

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.

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, 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.

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, Jell-O salad and Christmas cupcakes. Friday, 11:30 a.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $15/advance, $18/door. (509) 327-1584.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. Friday, Global Bubbly with Guest Joseph Gore of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, $20 plus tax; Saturday, Saturday Class/Tour of Italy, Direct Import Small Vineyard Wines, eight wines, $20 plus tax; Dec. 21, 12 Beers of the Apocalypse, includes appetizers, $49 plus tax, pre-payment required; Dec. 22, Saturday Class/90 Plus Point Red Gifts, eight wines, $29 plus tax; Dec. 29, New Year’s Prefunc, eight wines, $26 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.

Christmas With Santa - Enjoy an elegant breakfast, sing along with the Christmas Carolers - Mercy Seat, watch a performance by Dance Arts Academy, visit with Santa, get handmade stocking filled with goodies and listen to Santa’s Story Time. Reservations required; leave a message. Saturday, 9 a.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $15/child, $5/adult. (509) 838-5667.

“Wintering” Sixth Annual Holiday Dinner - Featuring live music by Tiana Gregg. Email or call (509) 878-1800 for menu and reservations. Saturday, 6-8 p.m., Bank Left Gallery, Bistro, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse.

Bardenay Charity Night - 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit Idaho Youth Ranch and their local programs including The Anchor House, Adoption Services and Family Counseling. Monday, 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. Dec. 19, The Ultimate Holiday Dinner Party. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Registration is required. Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. $25 per class. (208) 437-1037.

Storytelling Company - Annual Christmas show features a reading of “Caleb’s Miracle,” a Christmas story of the Old West. PG rated. Dinner available at 5 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. Reservations requested. Dec. 23, Di Luna’s Cafe, 207 Cedar St., Sandpoint, Idaho. $10/general, $6/age 11 and younger, plus dinner and beverages. (208) 263-0211.

Athol Community Christmas Dinner - All are welcome to share this special meal with others. There will be Christmas music, decorations and presents for the children. Meals will be delivered to those unable to leave their home. If you need a ride, one will be provided to and from your home. Dec. 25, 1-5 p.m., Athol Community Center, behind Athol Library, Athol, Idaho. Free. (208) 659-4801.

SupperClub Showcase Dinner/Dance - Dancing to the MasterClass Jazz Big Band Orchestra. Dinner at 6 p.m., dance instruction at 7 p.m., 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; Feb. 5, Raci from The White House; Feb. 28, Delicious Take on Filet Mignon; March 6, chef Columba from Cafe Carambola; March 18, Fabulous Easter Brunch; April 4, Two Takes on Spring with Bob Black; and April 16, Going Against the Grain-Gluten-Free. All classes run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, visit 5:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50 per class. (208) 457-8950.

Silent Auction Fundraiser - A silent auction and buffet to raise money for the theater. Beverages included with buffet; wine and beer can be purchased separately. The Star Tacs (improv group) will perform. Reservations recommended by phone or email to Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, Spokane Valley. $30/person, $50/couple. (509) 995-6718.

Storytelling Company - True (and no so true) tales of the West. Always PG-rated. Dinner available at 5 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. Reservations requested. Jan. 20, Ivano’s Ristorante Italiano, 102 S. First Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho. $10/general, $6/age 11 and younger, plus dinner and beverages. (208) 263-0211.

Annual GU Iron Chef: Cultural Cooking Battle - Presented by Gonzaga University’s Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC) 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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