Learn to Cook with a Master Chef Series - With Master Chef Steve W. Geving. 2012 season includes: today, The Culinary Delights of Cuba. 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.
Cooking Classes at Jacklin - Today, Vegan Food with Tucker Marcheso. All classes are from 5:30-8 p.m. Registration required. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50 per class. (208) 457-8950.
Cookbook Tasting - Hosted by BookPeople. Sample various food from recipes in Allyson Kramer’s cookbook, “Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats.” Today, 5-7 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-2669.
Two Cooks with Love Cooking Classes - Today, Luau. Learn how to prepare a whole roasted pig with all of the trimmings. Registration is required. 6-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. For more information, visit www.twocookswithlovecatering.com. (509) 891-5980.
Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - Upcoming classes include: Today at 5:30 p.m., Appetizers Anytime; Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Party Polenta; Sunday at 2 p.m., Egg Rolls, Spring Rolls and Vietnamese Rice Paper Wraps; Monday at 5:30 p.m., The Foods of Thailand; Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required. For cost and more information, visit www.thekitchenengine.com. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. in Spokane. (509) 328-3335.
Meet the Winemaker Tasting - Meet the winemaker’s daughter, Phaedra from LaRocca Vineyards and taste sustainably produced organic wines. Friday, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
Spokane Oktoberfest - This craft beer festival will welcome 24 Washington craft breweries pouring more than 50 types of beer. Admission includes a commemorative tasting cup and five 5-oz. sample tastes. Advance tickets available in Spokane at Pints Ale House, 10111 N. Newport Highway and No-Li Brewhouse, 1003 E. Trent Ave. Tickets also available at http://spokaneoktoberfest.brown papertickets.com/. Age 21 and older. Friday, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, noon-8 p.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $15/advance; at the gate: $20/general; $15/military; $5/designated driver (includes soda and water). (206) 787-1989.
Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. Friday, Blind Wine Challenge featuring eight wines, $20 plus tax. 7 p.m.; includes cheese and LaBrea bread. Reservations requested. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.
Apple Festival - Weekends through Oct. 28. 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.
Huckleberry’s Liquid Events - Saturday, Fall for Local Wines, five wines for $5. 2-4 p.m.; Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. (509) 624-1349.
Valleyfest Pancake Breakfast - All proceeds go to Valleyfest Foundation. Saturday, 7:30-10:30 a.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $7/general, $6/ages 3-6, free/age 2 and younger.
Vendor Fair - Hear their stories and sample some of the fruits of their labor. Local produce and bistro samples. Sei Mei Tea, Bandito’s Salsa, Roast House Coffee and many others. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. Free. (509) 624-1349.
Septemberfest - Organizers are shooting for at least 15 breweries and 30 beers. There also will be beer pong and card games, and food for purchase. Saturday, 2-8 p.m., Best Western Coeur d’Alene, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $20/advance (through the hotel); $30/door. (208) 765-3200.
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. Age 21 and older. Saturday, 6 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $40/person. (509) 922-3299.
Harvest Dinner - Hosted by Backyard Harvest. Featuring a trio of wines accompanied by a five-course meal made up of ingredients from the Palouse. All proceeds will benefit Backyard Harvest’s mission to deliver fresh, locally grown foods to neighbors in need. Purchase tickets through BookPeople in Moscow, Idaho, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday. For more information, visit www.backyardharvest.org. Monday, 6 p.m., Bloom, 403 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. $100. (208) 669-2259.
Inland Northwest Academy After Dark Classes - Upcoming classes include: Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Roasted Chicken Pefected with Joshua Martin; Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m., Sushi Making at Home with Jim Wolters; Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m., Serious Soups with Curtis Smith. Registration is required. Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. $75 per class. (509) 533-3500.
Mobile Food Bank Event - Second Harvest Food Bank and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will sponsor a free, high quality food distribution. Please bring your own boxes or reusable bags. No special qualifications required to receive food. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon, Advent Lutheran Church, parking lot, 13009 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 534-6678.
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