Sandpoint Harvest Wine Walk - All around Sandpoint during October, taste wines and meet the winemakers in many of the downtown restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. For dates, wine specials and locations visit www.DineAroundSandpoint.com. Free. (208) 263-2161.
‘Cure for Cat’ at Papa Murphy’s - Twelve area Papa Murphy’s locations will donate $3 to “Cure for Cat” for every regularly-priced family size pizza purchased. Cat is a 24-year-old, fighting scleroderma, and is in desperate need of a stem cell transplant. Today, Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Papa Murphy’s locations.
‘Gimme Green’ and ‘No Impact Man’ - Double features Food for Thought Film Series sponsored by Moscow Food Co-op. For more information, visit www.noimpactproject.org. Today, 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. $6. (208) 882-8537.
The Community School Cafe Grand Opening – Ribbon-cutting ceremony, Healthy School Project presentation and lunch cooked from scratch. Thursday, 11 a.m., Community School, 1300 W. Knox Ave. (509) 354-6401.
‘Murder in Black & White’ - Mystery dinner theatre. Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Reservations required. Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls. $25. (509) 446-4108.
SWING-tober Fest - Presented by Center Pointe. Friday and Sunday. Music and dancing for all ages. Friday and Saturday from 5-9 p.m., German style dinner, $8; Friday, 8-9 p.m., dance lesson, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Master Class Jazz Orchestra plays with Miss Lee Lee, East Coast Swing Dance Contest; Saturday, 8-9 p.m., dance lesson, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 6 Foot Swing plays with Heather Villa, Lindy Hop Dance Contest; Sunday, 10-10:30 a.m., warm up and registration; 11:30-11:45 a.m., Jazz; 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Charleston, 2:30-3:45 p.m., Lindy Hop, 3:45-5 p.m., Teacher’s Choice. Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $20/single, $25/couple. (509) 325-5451.
Ninkasi Brewing Co. Free Beer Tasting - Sample offerings from the brewery. Friday, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
Apple Festival - Weekends through October. Featuring a large variety of cooking apples, fresh pressed cider, live music, crafts, corn and straw mazes, food and more. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers. Green Bluff.
OctoBrewfest - Annual event to benefit the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Microbrews, silent and live auctions, wine, gourmet soda. Food is available for purchase from Azar’s and David’s Pizza. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Age 21 and older. Tickets available at all TicketsWest outlets, by phone or at Yokes’s Fresh Markets. Saturday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $13/advance, $15/door. (509) 482-2022.
Grape Stomp - Featuring live music, grape stomp competition, organic wines and food. Saturday, noon-5 p.m., China Bend Winery, 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls, Wash. $5 admission. (509) 732-6123.
Cheese Tasting - Sample offerings from Brush Creek Creamery. Saturday. Noon, Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.
Sushi 101: Making the Roll - Presented by Viljo Basso, owner of Garnet Cafe. Saturday. 2-3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $10/includes samples and recipes. (208) 676-9730.
Firefighter vs. Librarian Chili Cook-off - For all ages. Vote on the best chili. Children will get to check out an in-service fire truck and guests will watch a fire safety presentation by Spokane County Fire District staff. Saturday, 3 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, Country Homes. (509) 893-8350.
The Pumpkin Ball - Ninth annual event benefiting Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital and the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Wear your best black-tie attire for high-end, live and silent auctions, gourmet dining, outstanding entertainment and a pumpkin carving contest. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $150. (509) 474-2819.