Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - Upcoming classes include: Monday at 5:30 p.m., Snowman Truffles with Julia Balassa-Myracle; Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Made from Scratch (Breads of all Sorts) with Jamie Aquino; Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m., Be Your Own Best Barista with Young Bennett from Doma Coffee Roasting Company; and Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m., Prime Rib with Chef Mark Steinmetz. Registration is required. For cost and more information, visit www.thekitchenengine.com. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.
Inland Northwest Culinary Academy After Dark - Monday, Knives and Knife Skills. 6-8 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, visit http://incaafterdark.scc.spokane.edu. Spokane Community College, Orlando’s Restaurant, first floor, Main Building 1, 1810 N. Greene St. $75 per class. (509) 533-8010 or (800) 248-5644, ext. 8010.
Learn to Cook With a Master Chef - Cooking classes with Master Chef Steve W. Geving. 2012 season includes: today, Hearty Soups from the American Heartland; and Dec. 19, Ultimate Holiday Dinner Party. All classes held from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Registration is required. Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. $25 per class. (208) 437-1037.
Thanksgiving Eve Dinner - Today, 12:30-2:30 p.m., City Gate, 170 S. Madison St. Free. (509) 455-9670.
UGM Citywide Thanksgiving Dinner - Union Gospel Mission will hold a Thanksgiving dinner for anyone who might be alone or go without. Enter the doors in the breezeway between the INB Performing Arts Center and Convention Center. Doors opens at 3:40 p.m. All are welcome. Today, 4-6 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. (509) 535-8510.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner - 11:30 a.m. for seniors; 12:30 p.m. for general public. Thursday, Mid City Concerns Meals on Wheels, 1222 W. Second Ave. Free. (509) 456-6597.
Spokane Public Market - Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. 24 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-1154.
Thanksgiving Community Dinner - Second annual event with turkey and all the fixings. All are welcome. Presented by KYMS and Christian Coalition. Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Fedora Pub & Grille, 1726 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 966-4078.
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner - Presented by Gonzaga University, Sodexo Food Services and St. Aloysius Parish. Thursday, noon-2 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, 330 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 313-7001.
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. Thursday, noon-2 p.m., Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (509) 226-3208.
Free Community Holiday Meal - Thursday, 2-4 p.m., St. George’s Catholic Church, parish basement hall, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls. (208) 773-4715.
Holiday Memories at Green Bluff - Cut your own Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa and purchase fresh fruits, food items, candy and wine. For more information, visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com. Friday-Dec. 24, Green Bluff.
Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. Upcoming tastings include: Friday, France on a Dime - Under-$10 French Values, two white wines, five reds and one bubbly; and Nov. 30, Tour of Italy - The Best of the Boot with Joseph Gore of St. Michelle Wine Estates, eight wines. All tastings start at 7 p.m. and include cheese and La Brea bread. Reservations requested. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20 plus tax, per class. (509) 343-2253.
Co-op’s Good Food Book Club - Presented by the Moscow Food Co-op. Group will discuss “Barnheart: The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One’s Own” by Jenna Woginrich. Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m., Event will be held at a private residence. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions, Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537.
Joanie’s Magic Spoon Cooking Classes - Upcoming classes include: Nov. 28 at 6 p.m., “Puff the Magic Pastry,” learn how to make appetizers using puff pastry and phyllo dough, $50; Dec. 4 at 6 p.m., learn how to make various breads, $45. Registration is required. Joanie’s Magic Spoon, 10307 N. Prairie Drive, Spokane Valley. $45, includes instruction, recipes and crepes. (509) 624-6564.
Connoisseur’s Club “Chocolate Therapy” - Eva Roberts, owner of Just American Desserts, will sample, present and offer her expertise on chocolate. Wine pairing will be presented by Sommelier Ryan Biesen. Raffle prizes to include desserts by Just American Desserts. Nov. 28, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $25. (509) 327-8000.
Small Vineyards Wine of Spain and France - Tristan Ohms will present eight, specially selected Spanish and French wines accompanied by cheese and local Bouzies Bakery bread. Reservations are requested. Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.
Cheese Extravaganza Featuring Cheese Carver Sarah Nep - Sample cheeses from around the world. Artist Sarah Nep will carve her art out of cheese. Cheese experts will answer your questions, give you recipes, and let you sample a variety of cheeses from around the world. Experts from The Spokane Wine Co. will offer advice on pairing gourmet cheese with wines. Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. (509) 624-1349.
First Sundays at McCroskey House - Enjoy brunch/lunch at the historic Garfield McCroskey house. Ten percent of the day’s proceeds will be donated to Seedlings Child Care Center. Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Garfield McCroskey House, 803 N. Fourth St., Garfield. $8/adults, $5/children ages 11 and younger. (509) 635-1459.
Christ Kitchen Gingerbread Build-Off - Eighth annual gingerbread house build-off from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Hall of the Doges. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Grand Pennington Ballroom, children can make their own mini-gingerbread house for $7, with proceeds benefitting Christ Kitchen. Dec. 9, the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. Viewing is free. (509) 954-0554.