Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery Benefit- A percentage of Hop Jack’s Restaurant sales this month will be donated to Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Hop Jack’s, 9265 N. Nevada St. (509) 465-1880.
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.
Wine and Cheese at the Market - Saturday, New Year’s Prefunc, eight wines, $26 plus tax. Includes cheese and local Bouzie Bakery bread. Reservations are requested. 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.
Winemaking 101 Workshop - Learn the basics of how fermentation works, how to keep your wine from going bad and the basic process for making wine. Bring an apron. Jan. 5, 2-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.
Inland Northwest Academy After Dark Classes - Upcoming classes include: Jan. 7, Sushi 101, $50; Jan. 17, Duck 101, $65; Jan. 23, Gordon Ramsay’s Pet Peeves: How to Cook Scallops and Risotto, $70; and Jan. 31, Let’s Make Croissants, $60. Classes 6-8 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, visit incaafterdark.scc. spokane.edu. Spokane Community College, Orlando’s Restaurant, 1810 N. Greene St. (509) 533-8010 or (800) 248-5644, ext. 8010.
Winter Cooking Classes at the JACC - Upcoming classes include 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 www.thejacklincenter.org. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50 per class. (208) 457-8950.
Two Cooks with Love Cooking Classes - Jan. 9 and 10, Five Mother Sauces featuring special dishes for each sauce and a variety of cocktails. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.twocookswithlovecatering.com. 6-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $35; $30/if you bring a guest. (509) 891-5980.
Kombucha Tea Making Workshop - Learn how to make this sugar-sweetened tea, which is fermented. This workshop will include samples, a simple brewing technique, bottling procedure and Q&A. Jan. 10, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.
Silent Auction Fundraiser - A silent auction and buffet to help raise money for the theater. Beverages included with buffet; wine and beer may be purchased separately. The Star Tacs (improv group) will perform. Reservations recommended by phone or email to email@theaterartsfor children.org. Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Theater Arts for Children, 2114 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. $30/person, $50/couple. (509) 995-6718.
Fermentation 101 Workshop - Make your own sauerkraut with Wakan Burrows. Jan. 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.
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, except with 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.