A Rummy Affair - A Caribbean-themed, hands-on class. Learn how to make macaroni pie, pigeon peas and rice, curried shrimp and Barbados bajan stew. There will also be rum cocktails. Class size is limited. Register at (509) 891-5980. Today, 6-8:30 p.m., 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $35/person; $30/person with a group.
Cooking Classes at the JACC – Thursday: Two Takes on Spring with Bob Black; and April 16: Going Against the Grain – Gluten-Free. All classes run 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.thejacklincenter.org. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50 per class. (208) 457-8950.
Northwoods Unleashed - Dinner theater presented by Northwoods Performing Arts. Dates and menus include: Friday and Saturday, supreme sirloin loaf dinner; April 12-13, pork adobo dinner. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30. Circle Moon Theater, State Route 211 off U.S. Highway 2, Newport. Tickets available at Seebers Pharmacy in Newport or by calling (208) 448-1294. $25/dinner and show; show-only tickets: $12/adults, $10/seniors and children
Beers at Rocket Market - Try new brews and seasonal releases. Reservations required at (509) 343-2253. $20/10 brews, cheese and snacks. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave.
Dumas Station Winery - Dumas Station Winery is hosting a grand opening event to celebrate their new tasting room and 10-year anniversary. There will be tours of the winery and samples of two new wines. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (509) 426-4582 or email email@example.com. Saturday, 3-5 p.m., 36229 U.S. 12, Dayton, Wash.
Chocolate Champagne Gala - 29th annual event, with chocolate tastings, champagne, chocolate martinis, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, music and dancing. Benefits the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center. Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $75. (509) 343-5053.
28th Annual Sausage Feed - Menu includes smoked sausage, mashed potatoes, vegetables, sauerkraut, applesauce and dessert. Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sprague Community Hall, Third and C streets, Sprague. $10/adults; $5/ages 6-12; free/5 and younger.
Puff Pastry and Phyllo Dough Cooking Class - Learn how to make gorgonzola and walnut napoleon appetizers, asparagus and mushroom tart, beef Wellington and strawberry puff pastry pinwheels. Presented by Joanie’s Magic Spoon. Tuesday, 6 p.m., 10307 N. Prairie Drive. Call (509) 624-6564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. $50.
Big Bang! Benefit Breakfast for Mobius - The Big Bang! Breakfast supports scholarships, educational outreach and exhibit development for Mobius Kids Children’s Museum and Mobius Science Center. April 12, 7-8:30 a.m., Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. (509) 321-7128.
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