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Wed., July 18, 2012

Summer Cooking Classes at the JACC - July 25, Greenbriar Inn Comfort Foods; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is required. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50 per class. (208) 457-8950.

Harrison Old Time Picnic - July 27-29. Crowning of the king and queen, music, food and games. Downtown Harrison, Idaho. Free.

Local Vendor Fair - Hear stories and sample some of the fruits of their labor. Local produce and bistro samples as well. July 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. Free. (509) 624-1349.

Huckleberry Festival - 8 a.m., pancake feed, followed by huckleberry-themed activities and treats, hikes, free children’s concert, vendors, music and pie-eating contest. Aug. 5, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint. (208) 255-3081.

20th Annual Raspberry Festival - Activities for the whole family include pancake breakfast, raspberry shortcake, jam and products, barbecued beef sandwiches, an arts and crafts fair, live music, a kids carnival, hand-crafting demos, a fun run/walk, chapel tours and museum visits. Visit This is a benefit for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. Aug. 5, 8 a.m., 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, Idaho. Free admission. (208) 962-5063.

‘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. Tickets available at 4:30-8:30 p.m., Pend d’Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint. $50 per person. (208) 265-9565.

George B. Hatley Memorial Trail Ride and Dutch Oven Dinner - Event will benefit the Appaloosa Museum of Moscow. Featuring three days of riding. Riders and campers are encouraged to bring a favorite Dutch oven dish or other dish to share. For more information, visit or call (208) 882-5578, ext. 279. Aug. 10-12, Pony Club Grounds, Hatley Ranch, Deary, Idaho.

National Lentil Festival - Aug. 17-18. 24th annual event. Friday: free lentil chili, live music, arts and crafts, microbrew tasting tent, food, information booths, children’s area and games; Saturday: lentil pancake breakfast, Tase T. Lentil 5K Fun Run, the Tour de Lentil 100K Bike Ride, Little Lentil Sprout Parade and Grand Parade through downtown Pullman, lentil cook-off, children’s stage, live music and more. Visit 415 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. Free admission to festival. (800) 365-6948.

Brews Fest - Aug. 17-18. Music on Friday by Mark Hummel and Ana Popovic. Saturday will feature 30-plus micros and performances by Big Mumbo, Simon Tucker, and Peter Karp/Sue Foley. Silver Mountain Resort, 610 Bunker Ave. $22.95/Aug. 17; $29.95/Aug. 18; $45/weekend.

Pig Out in the Park - Aug. 29-Sept. 3. Open daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 33rd annual event with 54 food booths with nothing over $8.95, adult beverage gardens and 100 free concerts on four stages throughout the week. Visit Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 921-5579.


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