Culinary calendar

Veterans Luncheon - 9/11 remembrance in support of city, government and military heroes, presented by Harvard Park Retirement Community. Free and open to the public. Thursday, 1 p.m., Harvard Park Retirement Community, 1616 E. 30th Ave. Free. (509) 747-2703.

SupperClub Showcase Dinner/Dance - Three-course gourmet dinner and show featuring vocalist Julia Keefe, and dancing to the MasterClass Jazz Big Band Orchestra. Reservations suggested via email at thelincolncenterspokane.com or by calling (509) 327-8000. Friday, 6-10 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $10/dance only; $40/dinner and dance. (509) 326-9211.

“Vine to Wine: Secrets of Geology and Soil in Creating Fine Washington Wine” - Led by Alan Busacca, who has consulted on wine grapes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado and Chile. Friday, 6 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Lecture is free; $10 for wine tasting. (509) 363-5344.

Whiskers and Wine - Fourth annual event to benefit Partners for Pets. Evening of Townshend Family wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, music by Nobody Famous and silent auction. Age 21 and older. Tickets may be purchased at the adoption center at Argonne and Trent in Spokane Valley or at www.partnersforpets.org. Saturday, 6:30-9 p.m., Caterina/Lone Canary Winery, 905 N. Washington St. $20. (509) 328-5069.

Free “Vegetarian Solution” Class - Learn about the many health and other benefits of a vegetarian diet and have your questions answered. The talk will be followed by a cooking class with hints and tips on preparing key vegetarian ingredients and lots of samples to taste. Register at www.vegofwa.org/classes.aspx. Sunday, 2 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 828 W. Spofford Ave. Free. (509) 209 9113.

42nd Annual Odessa Deutchesfest - Sept. 14-16. Block-long indoor biergarten, live music, authentic German food, parade, vendor fair, arts and crafts, youth garten and more. (509) 982-0049.

An Old Fashioned Sunday in Autumn - Sixth annual free fall event features a pie baking contest with sales of pie ala mode following the judging and a silent auction of desserts which are contained in decorated boxes made by resident artists. Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Free. (509) 299-3414.

Valleyfest Pancake Breakfast - All proceeds go directly to the Valleyfest Foundation. Sept. 22, 7:30-10:30 a.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $7/general, $6/ages 3-6, free/age 2 and younger.

Spokane Symphony: Opening Night Gala - Celebrate five years at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, featuring a champagne reception, dinner and auction. Black tie is optional. Reservations required. Sept. 22, 5-7:30 p.m., the Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $150/includes concert ticket or $125 for ticket holders. (509) 464-7076.

Taste of the Valley - Features wines from various Washington wineries, and will include reds and whites from our region. Along with wine, you will also be offered hors d’oeuvres to cleanse your palate between tastings. Age 21 and older. Sept. 22, 6 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $40/person. (509) 922-3299.


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