Culinary calendar

Chili Cook-Off Cooking Class - Learn how to make true Texas chili, other American chili recipes, cooking with dried chilies and more. Also enjoy beer, cornbread and dessert. Registration is required. Friday, 6 p.m., Maverick, 1014 N. Pines, Suite 120, Spokane Valley. $49 per person. (509) 426-4593.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. Friday, Raiding Dad’s Wine Cellar, featuring eight red wines, $29 plus tax or $9 plus tax for those with wine club passes or Groupons. All classes start at 7 p.m. and include cheese and LaBrea bread. Reservations are requested. 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.

The Pour: A Wine Event - Four-course wine dinner and auction with some of the region’s finest wines. Benefits the psychiatric programs at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital. Age 21 and older. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. $150/person. (509) 474-4917.

Cupcake Camp - Learn a variety of decorating techniques and recipes with cupcake experts Catalina Flores and Erica Wilson. Participants need to bring frosting tips and piping bags; cupcakes and frosting will be provided. Monday, 5:30 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. (509) 397-4366.

Two Cooks Classes - Hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. For ages 21 and older. Learn how to make Asian cuisine and cocktails. Please bring an apron. June 20 or 21. RSVP required. 6-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering , 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $35 per person; $60 per couple. (509) 891-5980.

Chocolate Tasting - Taste six different types and styles of Chocolate Myracles’ single origin, fair trade solid chocolates from Latin America and Europe. Also learn tasting techniques, terminology, chocolate processing and more. Registration is required. June 20, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Chocolate Myracles Inc., 11616 E. Montgomery Drive Suite 23. $20 per person. (509) 922-6353.

Italian Nouveau Culinary Triumphs - Cooking class. June 22, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. Call (208) 437-0426 to register. $25.

Inland Northwest Honor Flight Breakfast - The Sons of Norway, Tordenskjold Lodge will be serving unlimited pancakes to benefit the honor flight program. Menu includes: pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit, coffee and juice. June 23, 9 a.m.-noon., Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. Suggested $5 minimum donation. (509) 326-9211.

Fifth Annual Tea - This year’s theme is “CreativiTEA” and a prize will be awarded for most creative costume. Proceeds will help sustain the facility and creativity programs at the Dahmen Barn on June 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Hay Loft Hall, 419 Park Way, Highway 195, Uniontown, Wash. (509) 299-3414.

Gourmet Burgers Cooking Class - Learn how to grind your own meat to make patties, make burger sauce, spice up sweet potato fries and more. Also enjoy beer, recipes and handouts. Registration required. June 25, 6 p.m., Maverick, 1014 N. Pines, Suite 120, Spokane Valley. $39. (509) 426-4593.

Summer Barbecue - Everyone is welcome to attend. Food, crafts for children and music by the Sammy Eubanks Band. June 26, 3 p.m., Women and Children’s Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen, 1620 N. Monroe St. Free. (509) 324-1995.

Summer Cooking Classes at the JACC - June 27, Steelhead Grill Summer Fare with Northwest Flare; July 25, Greenbriars Inn Comfort Foods; Aug. 15, Bob Black Modern Steakhouse Classics; Aug 28, Cajun Cooking with Big Bear Deli. All classes run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration required. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50 per class. (208) 457-8950.


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