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SFCC Sushi Sale Japan Week - Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $6-$8. (509) 533-3367.

A Good Kick in the Can! Beer Class - This class explores many of the canned craft brands and beer styles available on the market. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. $15/person. (509) 466-1644.

Healthy Cooking Class: Snack Smart - Joan Milton will present recipes for healthful, lower calorie snacks and when to add them to your meal plan. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St. For more information and to register, please visit

Barrels and Bites - Second annual event to sample fine wines, microbrews, hard cider and spirits. Tickets are available at the market or at Friday, 6 p.m., Spokane Public Market, 24 W. Second Ave. $50. (509) 624-1154.

Reigning Cats and Dogs Auction and Chocolate Festival - The event includes a silent and live auction, pet pageant, raffle, appetizers and desserts. Proceeds benefit the SCRAPS Hope Foundation’s Animal Medical Fund, which provides medical assistance to animals injured or suffering from abuse. Friday, 6 p.m., 6815 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley. $25; $30/door. (509) 477-2760.

Pancakes N’ More - Benefits the Corbin Senior Activity Center. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Corbin Senior Center, Henderson Dining Room, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $7/person. (509) 327-1584.

64th Annual Sukiyaki Dinner - Baked goods, sushi and crafts sale. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield St. Call (509) 535-2687 or email to reserve tickets. $12.50.

A Garden Tea Party - Hosted by Friends of the Liberty Lake Municipal Library. The guest speaker will be Craig Goodwin, author of the book, “Year of Plenty.” The tea will also include a silent auction and a drawing for a Kindle Fire. Money raised will help support library services. Saturday, Noon-2 p.m., Meadowood Technology Campus, Liberty Lake. $20. (509) 954-6933.

Spring Tea - Women and Children’s Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen presents its annual fundraiser. Enjoy a four-course tea service and help feed the women and children in your community. RSVP at (509) 324-1995. You can also sign-up to be a table captain and set a theme for your table at (509) 448-0135 or email Doors open at 11:30. Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $45.

Sake Tasting Japan Week - Drop-in to taste six different sakes with cheese and crackers provided. Age 21 and older. Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m., Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. $10. (509) 838-1229.

The Art of Fresh Cheesemaking - Personal chef Mitch “Guido” Rowland will teach you the art of making basic Italian cheeses such as mozzarella, ricotta and provolone. Reservations are required at (208) 676-9730. Saturday, 2 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $15/includes samples and recipes.

Fruhlingfest - Concordia Choir presents its annual Spring Concert, with special guests the Pages of Harmony Choir. There will also be a German-style dinner and dancing. Reservations requested. Saturday, 6 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third Ave. $15. (509) 747-4626.

North Idaho Family Promise Benefit - Concert, dinner, raffle and silent auction featuring performer Tracey Singer. Saturday, 6-8:30 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $20. (208) 777-4190.