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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 or call (509) 999-2195. Today, The Melting Pot, 707 W. Main Ave. $40.

A Taste at the Theatre - Interplayers, Chocolate Apothecary and Saunders Cheese are teaming up for one-hour tasting classes that include tickets to that evening’s performance of “Sirens.” This week’s class is cheese and wine. Today, 6 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $40. (509) 455-7529.

“Women Who Wine” - Guest speaker Lindy Lewis. ThursdayApril 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pend d’Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint, Idaho. (208) 265-9565.

“Murder in Sin City” - Fourth annual murder mystery dinner and silent auction. Buffet-style dinner, cash bar with ID. Benefit for OutSpokane to benefit the Spokane Parade and Festival June 8. Thursday, 6 p.m., Chateau Rive, 621 W. Mallon Ave., lower level of the Flour Mill. $35/person, $350/table of eight with preferred seating and wine. (509) 720-7609.

Moscow BrewFest 2013 - Buy Local Moscow presents BrewFest 2013. Come sample local brews and wines with live music and door prizes. Tickets available at Mikey’s Gyros. $10. Friday, 5-9 p.m., 1912 Center, 412 Third St., Moscow. $10.

Ten percent of total event proceeds go to Transitions, a local nonprofit that works to end poverty and homelessness for women and children in Spokane. Friday, 5:30-9 p.m., Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $45/advance, $55/door. (509) 879-4063.

Cask & Keg - 11th annual auction and wine/beer tasting event with live and silent auctions. Presented by the Spokane Valley Firefighters’ Benevolent Association and sponsored by Spokane Firefighters Credit Union. Age 21 and older. Friday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Events and Catering, 10512 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $40/advance, $45/door. (509) 998-1987.

Home Brew 101 - Darren Thiesen will explain how to get your first batch started. For more information, please call (208) 772-5612. Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Hayden Public Library, 8385 Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. Free.

Think Green, Drink Red - Bring your refill bottle and be a winemaker for the day. Saturday, 2-5 p.m., Pend d’Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 265-9565.

St. Mary’s Catholic School Dinner and Auction - 41st annual event to benefit the school with silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. Evening attire. Must be 21 or older. Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $50. (509) 981-8722.

22nd Annual Festival of Wine - Hosted by the St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, this event will feature ultra-premium Washington wines. Live and silent auctions featuring wines, wine tasting packages and more. Benefits the creation of St. Luke’s Stroke Rehabilitation Center of Excellence. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (509) 473-6370. April 20, 6:30 p.m., Manito Country Club, 5303 S. Hatch Road. $125.

Royal Tea Party - Hosted by the Spokane Lilac Festival Association. Choose to attend at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit or call (509) 535-4554 to purchase tickets. Sunday, the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $20. (509) 444-2350.

Honor Flight Breakfast - Tordenskjold Lodge will be serving unlimited pancakes to benefit the Honor Flight program. Menu includes: pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit, coffee and juice. Sunday, 9 a.m., Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $5/donation. (509) 326-9211.

Dry Fly Dinner at Sante - Bar Food Done Better to support the Wild Steelhead Coalition. A four-course dinner paired with a custom Dry Fly cocktail. Sunday and Monday, 6 p.m., Sante Restaurant, 404 W. Main Ave. $60. (509) 315-4613.

Ferrante’s Adopt-A-Room Fundraiser - This two-day event will support Ferrante’s Marketplace’s sponsorship with Ronald McDonald House Spokane. All profits will go to support RMHC Spokane’s Adopt-A-Room program. April 24, 11 a.m., Ferrante’s Marketplace, 4516 S. Regal St. (509) 443-6304.