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Wed., July 25, 2012

Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - Today at 5:30 p.m., Vegetarian Class: “The Thing” Part 2 with In-Season Foods with Jamie Aquino; Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Barbecue Class with Chef Mark Steinmetz; Friday at 4:30 p.m., Basic Knife Skills with Alex Austin; Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., PanAsian Cuisine with Kris McIlvenna. Registration is required. For cost and more information, visit Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

Summer Cooking Classes at the JACC - Today, Greenbriar Inn Comfort Foods; Aug. 15, Bob Black Modern Steakhouse Classics. All classes run from 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.

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

Open House at Chocolate Myracles - Chocolatier Julia Blassa-Myracle will share an array of truffles and other chocolates she makes from grand cru, single-origin and fair-trade chocolate. The chocolates will be paired with wine from Latah Creek Winery and appetizers will be provided by the Washington Access Fund, a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities and others with low-interest loans and other financing services to help them with technology and business equipment. Thursday, 3-7 p.m., Chocolate Myracles, 11616 E. Montgomery No. 23. Free. (509) 922-6353.

Chocolate Lecture - Lauren Fins will discuss the natural and cultural history of chocolate. Thursday, 6 p.m., Hayden Library, 8385 Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. (208) 772-5612.

Family Cooking Class - Healthy homemade frozen treats. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

Harrison Old Time Picnic - Crowning of the King and Queen, music, food and games. Friday-Sunday, downtown Harrison, Idaho. Free.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. Friday, Small Vineyards-Italian featuring eight wines from Piedmont, Veneto, Tuscany and more. Reservations requested. 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20 per class. (509) 343-2253.

Wine and Beer Tasting - Saturday, 2-4 p.m.: No-Li (formerly Northern Lights) Beer Tasting. Huckleberry’s Natural Market, Bistro, 926 S. Monroe St. $5. (509) 624-1349.

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

Spirit Valley Chili Cook Off - Attendees will be allowed to taste and vote for the “Most Popular Chili in the Valley.” Prizes are $100 for first prize, $50 for second, $25 for third. Proceeds benefit the Spirit Lake Fire Department. For rules, entry forms (due Thursday) or more information about this event call the Blanchard Community Center at (208) 437-1037 or Barb at (208) 437-4480. Saturday, 2 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. $5/admission; $10/chili entry. (208) 437-1037.


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