“Eat to Live” – Today, All About Sauces; Aug. 28, All About Grains. A six-week seminar with classes 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, 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.
Bavarian Treats - Master Chef Steve Geving presents The Black Forest Revisited: Bavarian Treats. Reservations are required at (208) 437-0426. Today, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25.
Dog Days of Summer: Beer Class - Learn all about the many craft beers that have “dog” in their name. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. Visit the store or call to reserve seating with payment. $15. (509) 466-1644.
Hatch Peppers – Saturday and Sunday. De Leon Foods will roast a shipment of Hatch Chile Peppers, from Hatch, N.M., for customers. Order in advance at (509) 483-3033 or nwfh@comcast. DeLeon Foods, 102 E. Francis Ave.
Japanese Cooking Classes - MFWI students will teach you how to make two Japanese dishes. Reservations are required. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mukogawa Japanese Cultural Center, 4001 W. Randolph Road. $10/per person. (509) 328-2971.
Ninkasi Brewing Tasting - The tasting will be held on the patio with live music. Saturday, 4-7 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, patio, 926 S. Monroe St. $5/per flight of five beers. (509) 624-1349.
Pig Out in the Park – Wednesday through Sept. 2. The 34th annual event with 47 food booths, four adult beverage gardens and 100 free concerts on four stages consisting of national, regional and local acts. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 921-5579.
All About Crepes - Cooking class offered by Gourmet Way. Aug. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Hayden. $35/per person. (208) 762-1333.
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 wines, cheese, and Bouzie’s bread. (509) 343-2253.
Schweitzer Fall Fest - Aug. 31-Sept. 2. The 21st annual microwbrew and music festival. Three days of fun, music and beer. The event serves up regional wines, hard ciders and over 60 beers on tap. The kids can enjoy the soda tent where they can mix their own flavors and create wild concoctions. Visit arts and crafts vendors in the village, listen to live music and souvenir mugs, glasses and steins will be on sale all weekend. The chairlift will be open for sightseeing, hiking and mountain biking to celebrate Schweitzer’s final weekend of summer operations. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Schweitzer Mountain Village, Sandpoint. (208) 255-3081.
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. 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. Registration is required. $12. (509) 368-9378.
JACC Autumn Cooking Classes - Classes are: Sept. 3, Chef Colomba from Cafe Carambola; Sept. 17, Breakfast for Dinner with Chef Bob Black; Sept. 18, Back to Back with Chef Bob Black; Oct. 9, Oktoberfest with Chef Bob Black. All classes are held 5:30-8 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. Williams St., Post Falls. For more information or to make reservations, call (509) 457-8950 or email email@example.com. $50/per class, includes beer and wine.
Winemaker Evening - An elegant benefit for the Washington Idaho Symphony featuring hearty hors d’oeuvres, gelato, award-winning wines, and music by the Quartetto Gelato. Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m., Merry Cellars, 1300 NE Henley Court, Pullman. $75. (509) 338-4699.
Glenrose Summer Market - Come celebrate local foods and community life with the Glenrose Summer Markets. There will be produce and prepared foods for sale, music, crafts and neighborhood information. Sept. 10, 3-7 p.m., Little Yellow Schoolhouse, Corner of 37th Avenue and Fancher Road.
Spaghetti Feed Extravaganza - Help raise money for the Corbin Senior Activity Center. Purchase tickets in advance at Corbin Senior Activity Center by Sept. 9. Sept. 12, noon, Harvard Park Retirement Community, 1616 E. 30th Ave. $5. (509) 327-1584.
Dirty Martinis for Clean Water - Spokane Riverkeeper’s annual fundraising event. A lively cocktail party and silent auction featuring live music, an exclusive art gallery, the world famous Dry Fly Distilling martini concoctions, and more. Money raised benefits the mission of a fishable and swimmable Spokane River. Sept. 13, 6 p.m., Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $30/advance; $35/door. (509) 464-7602.
All Things Idaho - Master Chef Steve Geving presents All Things Idaho: Succulent Cuisine. Reservations required at (208) 437-0426. Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25.
Hope is Golden Luncheon – A benefit luncheon and talent show featuring performances by childhood cancer survivors. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. Emcee is Kris Crocker from KXLY. Sept. 19, Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 443-4162.
Dinner Dance - Presented by The MasterClass Jazz Big Band Orchestra. Enjoy a gourmet dinner and dancing. Reservations are suggested. Sept. 20, 6-10 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $40/dinner and dance; or $10/dance only. (509) 327-8000.
“Viva Italia” – The 11th annual Munch & Mingle Auction. Enjoy appetizers and wine during the silent auction, a sit-down dinner at 4:30 p.m. and live auction. Doors open at 3 p.m. Sept. 21, Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $30/advance; $35/door. (509) 327-1584.
Colville Rotary Chili Cook Off – There will be food and beer as well as music, dancing and rodeo events. Sanctioned by Chili Appreciation Society International. Sept. 21, noon-6 p.m., Colville Fairgrounds, 317 W. Astor Ave., Colville. $12; free/children age 8 and younger.
Clark Fork Delta Cruise - Pend d’Oreille Winery will host an afternoon cruise on the Clark Fork Delta with wine and light appetizers. Call the Tasting Room at (208) 265-8545 to make reservations. Sept. 21, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Pend d’Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint. $75.
Caring for Kids Luncheon – The 17th annual event. Featured speaker Kelly Graves, head coach of the Gonzaga women’s basketball team. Social at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., program at 12:45 p.m. with emcees Stephanie Vigil and Dan Kleckner of KHQ. Proceeds benefit St. Anne’s Children & Family Center and Morning Star Boys’ Ranch. Complimentary babysitting is available, call to reserve space. Visit www.catholiccharitiesspokane.org. Sept. 27, Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100/general; $50/age 30 and younger. (509) 358-4254.
Oktoberfest Cooking Class - Cooking class featuring German cuisine paired with German beer. Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Hayden. $35/per person. (208) 762-1333.
“Into Africa” Partnering for Progress Fundraising Gala - Enjoy an African-themed evening that includes fine cuisine, wines and a silent and live auction hosted by auctioneer Jeff Owens. Funds raised at this event will enable P4P to implement water projects, provide educational scholarships for high school students in southwestern Kenya, and continue nutritional programs and medical care. Oct. 4, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $65; $400/table of 8. (509) 720-8408.
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction - Annual event celebrating 75 years. Featuring Spokane chefs sampling their best dishes along with silent and live auctions. The event raises funds to support the March of Dimes efforts to reduce birth defects, prematurity and infant mortality. Dress is cocktail attire. The evening begins at 6 p.m., food and wine tastings; 8 p.m., live auction; and 9:30 p.m.-midnight, live music and dancing. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.com/ washington. Oct. 12, Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $150/person. (509) 328-1920.
Halloween Faire from Romania - Master Chef Steve Geving presents Transylvania: Halloween Faire from Romania. Reservations are required at (208) 437-0426. Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25.