Eat to Live - Today, Relishes and Dips; Aug. 14, All About Beans; Aug. 21, All About Sauces; Aug. 28, All About Grains. A six-week seminar with classes offered from 5:30-7 p.m. To register, contact Chris McLaughlin at (509) 951-5557 or email EveryDayDevotion@msn.com. Center for Spiritual Living, 2825 E. 33rd Ave. $10/per class.
INCA After Dark Cooking Classes - Today, Artisan Bread; Thursday, Margaritaville Grill; Aug. 14, Cake Pops; Aug. 21, Knife Skills 101. All classes are 6-8 p.m. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 279-6030 or (800) 248-5644, ext. 6030. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 1. $50.
Cooking With Love: Northwest Eats - Two Cooks with Love presents “Northwest Eats.” Learn how to make delicious foods with local ingredients such as: cherries, peaches, Alaskan sockeye salmon, trout, huckleberries and more. Please make reservations at (509) 891-5980. Today, 6-8:30 p.m., 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $35/person; $60/couple. (509) 891-5980.
George B. Hatley Memorial Trail Ride and Dutch Oven Dinner - Event will benefit the Appaloosa Museum of Moscow. Featuring three days of riding. Riders and campers are encouraged to bring a favorite Dutch oven dish or other dish to share. For more information, visit www.appaloosamuseum.org or call (208) 882-5578, ext. 279. Friday-Sunday, Pony Club Grounds, Hatley Ranch, Deary, Idaho.
What Does Reserve Mean? - Compare “regular” wine with the “reserve” version from the same winery. Reservations are requested at (509) 343-2253. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20.
Summertime Champagne Brunch - First course: Pastries with fruits d’ete. Second course: Cougar Gold Stack, layers of puff pastry filled with fluffy scrambled eggs, leeks, Cougar Gold cheese and smoky bacon, drizzled with sun-dried tomato hollandaise and accompanied by roasted breakfast potatoes. Third course: Vanilla creme brulee French toast with orange butter and banana syrup. All courses will be paired with wine. Dessert: Godiva dark chocolate mousse shooter with chocolate covered espresso bean. Sunday, 11 a.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $40. (509) 327-8000.
Glenrose Summer Market - There will be produce and prepared foods for sale, music, crafts and neighborhood information. Tuesday and Sept. 10, 3-7 p.m., Little Yellow Schoolhouse, corner of 37th and Fancher.
Brewer’s Dinner - Europa Restaurant & Bakery and No-Li Brewhouse are offering a five-course dinner, including Columbia River sturgeon, rack of lamb and roasted pork tenderloin, paired with selections from No-Li. Reservations are required. Tuesday, 6 p.m., Europa Restaurant, 125 S. Wall St. $50. (509) 455-4051.
Little Black Dress of YWCA - Appetizers by Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar are complimentary. No-host bar includes two special LBD drinks with a live drink-making demonstration by Twigs. Watch YWCA models walk the runway in Our Sister’s Closet fashions. Learn more about the programs and services offered to empower women in the region. Our Sister’s Closet is a free professional clothing boutique for women transitioning into the workplace. Aug. 15, 5:30 p.m., YWCA, rooftop, 930 N. Monroe St. $35/door. (509) 326-1190.
National Lentil Festival - Aug. 16-17. The festival will celebrate 25 years. Visit www.lentilfest.com for a full list of events. 415 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. Free admission to festival. (800) 365-6948.
California Dreamin’ - Take a trip down the California coast with wines from several of the state’s wine growing regions. Reservations are requested. Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20/eight wines, cheese, and bouzie’s bread. (509) 343-2253.
Annual Garlic Faire - Aug. 17-18, Featuring wine tasting, gourmet foods, live music, arts and crafts, and lots of garlic. For more information, visit www.chinabend.com. Open daily noon-5 p.m., China Bend Winery, 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls. $5. (800) 700-6123.
Peach Festival - Every weekend in Green Bluff from Aug. 17-Sept. 2. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for a map of growers. (509) 238-4754.
African Coffee Tasting Class - Class is limited to 20 individuals. Please make reservations at email@example.com. Aug. 17, 10 a.m., Roast House, 423 E. Cleveland Ave. Free. (509) 995-6500.
Inland Northwest Honor Flight Picnic - Fourth annual picnic catered by Longhorn Barbecue. $10 from each meal will go toward the INW Honor Flight mission to send World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. RSVP by Aug. 14. Aug. 17, 3-6 p.m., Waterfront Park, 1386 S. Lefevre St., Medical Lake. $20/person, collected at the picnic. (509) 625-0222.
Afternoon Fun in the Sun and Wine Cruise - Pend d’Oreille Winery will host an afternoon cruise to enjoy Lake Pend Oreille with wine and light appetizers. Call the Tasting Room at (208) 265-8545 to make reservations. Aug. 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Pend d’Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint. $75.
Bavarian Treats - Master Chef Steve Geving presents The Black Forest Revisited: Bavarian Treats. Reservations are required at (208) 437-0426. Aug. 21, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25.
Japanese Cooking Classes - MFWI students will teach you how to make two Japanese dishes. Reservations are required. Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mukogawa Japanese Cultural Center, 4001 W. Randolph Rd. $10/per person. (509) 328-2971.
Pig Out in the Park - Aug. 28-Sept. 2. The 34th annual event with 47 food booths, four adult beverage gardens and 100 free concerts on four stages featuring national, regional and local acts. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 921-5579.
Artisan Cider - Sample artisan ciders made from apples, pears and other fruits. Reservations are requested. Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20/eight ciders, cheese, and bouzie’s bread. (509) 343-2253.
Smoke on the Water Barbecue - A day of professional barbecue, beer, wine and ice cream at Coeur d’Alene City Park. There will be a barbecue competition with cash prizes. Proceeds will benefit the Panhandle Parks Foundation. Aug. 31, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene City Park, downtown Coeur d’Alene. (208) 651-6271.
Canning 101: Preserving the Harvest - Learn how to preserve summer’s harvest. Aug. 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $12. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.
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