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Wed., Dec. 19, 2012

Holiday Memories at Green Bluff - Cut your own Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa and purchase fresh fruits, food items, candy and wine. For more information, visit Runs through Monday. 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. Hop Jack’s, 9265 N. Nevada St. (509) 465-1880.

Learn to Cook with a Master Chef Series - Cooking classes with master chef Steve W. Geving. Today, 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.

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, Bart Budwig. 5-7 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Friday, 12 Beers of the Apocalypse, includes appetizers, $49 plus tax, pre-payment required; Saturday, 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.

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. Tuesday, 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. All classes run from 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.

Two Cooks with Love Cooking Classes - “Cooking with Love” Series hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. Jan. 9 and 10, “Five Mother Sauces” featuring special dishes for each sauce and a variety of cocktails. Registration is required for all classes. For more information, visit 6-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $10. (509) 891-5980.

Silent Auction Fundraiser - A silent auction and buffet to help raise money for Theater Arts for Children. Beverages included with buffet; wine and beer can be purchased separately. Improv group The Star Tacs 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.

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.

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 all families in need of assistance. Open to the public, no appointment or documentation necessary to participate. Must be present in order to receive products, unless a note from the home-bound person. Please bring a box for your food. Public bus service available to this location. Distribution will be held Feb. 8 and May 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Contract Based Education, 115 S. University Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 927-1100.


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