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Wed., Nov. 14, 2012, midnight

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

Spokane Valley Newcomers’ Club Luncheon - Annual luncheon and auction. For reservations and food options, call (509) 927-7659. Thursday, 11:30 a.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $20. (509) 927-7659.

Make Your Own Holiday Beverages eggnog - Presented by Pilgrim’s Market staff member Michal Bennett, who will offer recipes for eggnog, wassail and hot chocolate, along with options for adding alcohol. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $5/includes samples and recipes. (208) 676-9730.

Hard Cider Making Workshop - Learn what goes into a bottle of quality hard fruit cider. To register mail your registration and payment (check or cash only) to: Hard Cider Class, WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., Spokane, WA 99202. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., WSU, Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $75. (509) 477-2173.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner - Traditional holiday meal. Hosted by Women & Children’s Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen. Saturday, 4-7 p.m., Rogers High School, 1622 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 324-1995.

Nouveau Wine Barrel Tasting - Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, music and more while tasting and comparing Nouveau wine with older vintages from the oak barrels. Sunday and Monday, noon-5 p.m. daily, China Bend Winery, 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls, Wash. Free admission. (509) 732-6123.

Free Community Outreach Dinner - Sponsored by Coeur d’Alene Bible Church. Sunday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Harding Family Center, 11 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Corbin - Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal consisting of roasted turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry apple crisp, dinner roll, milk or juice. RSVP by Monday. Nov. 21, noon, Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $3.50 at the door. (509) 327-1584.

Holiday Memories at Green Bluff - Cut your own Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa and purchase fresh fruits, food items, candy and wine. Held Thanksgiving through Christmas. For more information, visit Green Bluff.

Thanksgiving Community Dinner - Second annual event with turkey and all the fixings. Everyone is welcome. Presented by KYMS and Christian Coalition. Nov. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Fedora, 1726 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 966-4078.

Free Thanksgiving Day Meal - Traditional, sit-down meal includes live music. Call to volunteer, make a monetary donation or to arrange transportation or meal delivery. Nov. 22, noon-2 p.m., Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (509) 226-3208.

Free Community Holiday Meal - Sponsored by St. George’s Catholic Church. Nov. 22, 2-4 p.m., St. George’s Catholic Church, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls. (208) 773-4715.

Connoisseur’s Club “Chocolate Therapy” - Eva Roberts, owner of Just American Desserts, will sample, present and offer her expertise on everything you need to know about chocolate. Wine pairing will be presented by sommelier Ryan Biesen. Nov. 28, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $25. (509) 327-8000.

Breakfast with Santa - Enjoy a pancake breakfast and a variety of children’s games and other activities, and have your picture taken with Santa. Hosted by Spokane Valley Rotary Club. Proceeds benefit Rotary College Scholarships Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and other Rotary service projects. Registration encouraged. Dec. 1, 9-11 a.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $5/person at the door. (509) 688-0300.


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