Culinary calendar


Tastings at the Theatre – Interplayers and Chocolate Apothecary and Saunders Cheese are teaming up for an evening that will tempt the gourmet in all of us. Today’s event includes a one-hour class on chocolate tasting and wine. On April 17, there will be a one-hour cheese tasting class with wine. Both events include tickets to that evening’s performance of “Sirens.” Today and April 17, 6 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $40. (509) 455-7529.

Bread Making Class - Learn how to make sunflower bread, braided french bread, pizza and stuffed holiday bread. Presented by Joanie’s Magic Spoon. Thursday, 6 p.m., 10307 N. Prairie Drive. To register, please call (509) 624-6564 or email joaniesmagicspoon@gmail.com. $45.

Salute Italia! Wine Class - Tasting will include crisp and refreshing whites from northern Italy, and then transitions into some of the most renowned red wine appellations, including Brunello, Barolo and Amarone. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. $25/person. (509) 466-1644.

Northwoods Unleashed - Dinner theater presented by Northwoods Performing Arts. Dates and menus include: Friday and Saturday, 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

Gamache Vintners Washington State Wine Tasting - Brothers Bob and Roger Gamache craft wines that showcase the fruit and vineyard. Friday, noon-4 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. (509) 466-1644.

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. Friday, 7-8:30 a.m., Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. (509) 321-7128.

Meet the Winemaker Tasting - Guest Muriel Kenyon from Otis Kenyon Winery in the Walla Walla Valley. Taste a selection of the Bordeaux and Rhone varietal wines. For more information, please visit www.pilgrimsmarket.com or call (208) 676-9730. Friday, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free.

Winemaker’s Dinner - Benefit for the creation of St. Luke’s Stroke Rehabilitation Center of Excellence featuring a private fine dining experience with a Washington winemakers. Friday, 6:30 p.m., The Club at Black Rock, 18168 S. Kimberlite Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $200. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.festivalofwineandflowers .com or call (509) 473-6370.

South African Wine Safari - With special guest Dustin Lewis. Reservations required at (509) 343-2253. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20/eight wines, cheese and bouzies bread.

43rd Annual Lu’au - Whitworth University Hawaiian Club presents a “Tour of the Islands” complete with performances and food. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Whitworth University’s information desk in the Hixon Union Building. Saturday, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $22/general; $17/person in a group of 10 or more; $12/students, seniors, children ages 6-12; free/children 5 and younger. For more information call (808) 345-2465.

Fifth Annual Chocolate Tasting Lunch - Enjoy chocolate and fine art at the Bank Left Gallery. Works by Ariel Zakarison will be featured. Drinking chocolates, truffles, and lunch will be provided. Reservations required at bankleft@visitpalouse.com or call (509) 878-1800. For more information visit www.bankleftgallery.com. Saturday and Sunday, noon-2 p.m., Bank Left Gallery, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse. $17.

Northwest Autism Center Celebration - 10th anniversary celebration with dinner by chef Urs Moser. Tom Sherry will emcee the live and silent auctions during the evening. Advanced ticket purchase required. Saturday, 5-9 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $60/person, $100/ couples. (509) 328-1582.

Fifth Annual Chocolate Tasting Dinner - Enjoy chocolate and fine art at the Bank Left Gallery. Works by Ariel Zakarison will be featured. Drinking chocolates, truffles, and dinner will be provided. Reservations required at bankleft@visitpalouse.com or call (509) 878-1800. For more information, please visit www.bankleftgallery.com. Saturday, 5:30-8 p.m., Bank Left Gallery, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse. $23.50.

CAPR “Wolves and Water” Fundraising Dinner – A dinner featuring guest speakers Jim Beers, a wolf policy expert, and Steven Neugebauer, a water hydrogeologist. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Lodge, North, 6410 N. Lidgerwood St. $25. (509) 599-1545.

Spring Tea & Style Show - Presented by Whitworth Women’s Auxiliary. Tuesday, 2 p.m., Whitworth University, Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church, Quall Hall, 312 W. Hawthorne Road. $15. (509) 777-4268.

Winter Cooking Classes at the JACC – “Going Against the Grain-Gluten-Free.” Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit www.thejacklincenter.org or call (208) 457-8950. $50.

Sip & Dip Benefit - The Melting Pot is hosting the third annual Wine Tasting Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis. Sample red and white wines, and enjoy dinner and dessert fondue. Register at sipanddipforcf@gmail.com or call (509) 999-2195. April 17, The Melting Pot, 707 W. Main Ave. #2. $40.

The Chefs Tour of India - Master Chef Steve Geving presents The Chefs Tour of India: Some Like it Hot. Reservations required at (209) 437-0426. April 17, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25.

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