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Wed., Feb. 13, 2013

Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - Today and Thursday at 5:30 p.m.: Gnocchi, Basil-Garlic Sauce, Caprese Salad and Garlic Bread with Tiffany White (today’s class is for singles younger than 40; Thursday’s class is for singles older than 40 who want to meet new people who share their love of cooking); Sunday at 2 p.m.: Authentic Mexican Cooking – Tamales with Lynne Wiedemann from Cook with Us; Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.: Eating Around Your Allergies, with Jamie Aquino; Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m.: Sushi with Alex Austin. Call to register. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

The Romance of Paris - Learn to cook French cuisine with chef Steve Geving. Today, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane. $25. For information call (208) 437-0426.

Valentine Gift Fair: We’ve Got the Love! - Select tastings of wine, gourmet cheeses, artisan breads and chocolate desserts, and coffee. Today, noon-6 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

Puppy Love - Wine tasting night to benefit SpokAnimal, includes dessert. Today, 6-9 p.m., Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N. Stevens St. $10. For more information, visit or call (509) 534-8133.

Sweetheart Raw Desserts - Teri Wood, plant-based food specialist, gourmet raw chef and lifestyle coach, hosts this Valentine’s-themed cooking class on raw and healthy desserts. RSVP required at (208) 676-9730 or Today, 6-7:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $10/person, $15/couple. (208) 676-9730.

Savor the Vine Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner – First course: Seared ahi tuna with 2010 Watermill Viognier, Columbia Valley. Second course: Brandied apricot salad with 2010 Matthews Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley. Third course: Scallop crepe with Boursin goat cheese and dill Bearnaise sauce with 2009 Powers Winery “Spectrum” Red Blend, Columbia Valley. Entree: Center-cut sirloin steak with three-cheese lobster melange with 2009 Powers Winery “Spectrum” Red Blend. Dessert: Strawberry napoleon with the Lincoln Center Blend coffee, courtesy of Craven’s Coffee Co. Champagne social starts at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30. Thursday , Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $45. (509) 327-8000.

Magic Spoon Couples Cooking Class - Enjoy a short demonstration and an all-star chocolate evening including a cocoa-rubbed New York steak with bacon-whiskey gravy, crispy baked potatoes and molten-lava cake. Thursday at 6 p.m. $50 includes instruction, recipe booklet and full dinner. Register at (509) 624-6564 or email Joanie’s Magic Spoon, 10307 N. Prairie Drive.

Lenten Fish Fry - Hosted by the Knights of Columbus. The meal of baked or fried fish, french fries or baked potato, soup, coleslaw and garlic bread will be served from 5:30 to 6:54 p.m. every Friday during Lent. The Stations of the Cross will follow at 7 p.m. The church will also be collecting donations of diapers and new or gently used baby clothes for the Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance program. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Road, Spokane Valley. Donations accepted at the door. (509) 928-3210.

Hawaiian Luau Winter Get-away - Ham carving station, champagne fountain with Hawaiian punch. Wear your muumuus or Hawaiian shirts to be entered into a drawing for baskets. Try to Hula dance. Entertainment by the Spokane Hula Na Hula Na Ho’olaule’e Dance Company. Friday, 4:30 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $15/advance, $18/door. (509) 327-1584.

Sons of Norway Valentine’s Dinner - Salmon, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, Caesar salad, coffee and dessert. Flowers for the ladies. This special meal is not for couples only; bring yourself, your family or friends. Reservations recommended. Friday, 5:30-7 p.m., Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $7.50. (509) 326-9211.

Champagne and Things That Sparkle - Line-up of sparkling wines. $20 (plus tax) includes eight wines, cheese and local Bouzie Bakery bread. Reservations requested at (509) 343-2253. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave.

PK Lions Breakfast Fundraiser - Proceeds support the upcoming Easter parade and egg hunt. Saturday, 6-11 a.m., Pinehurst-Kingston Lions Club, Pinehurst (Idaho) Community Building. $5/adults, $4.50/seniors, $4/age 11 and younger, $16/family of four.

Tides Tea - High tea with finger sandwiches, tea and goodies. Entertainment by dancers from The Dance Center of Spokane, ages 7 to 77. Silent auction, raffle and dance scholarships will be awarded. Saturday, 1 p.m., East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. $15/adults, $10/ages 5-18, free/age 4 and younger. (509) 220-8929.


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