Meal Planning and Food Choice for Fat Loss - Take the mystery out of labels, ingredients, shopping and meal planning for losing weight and keeping it off. Cheryl Gomez will discuss what ingredients stimulate food cravings, how to identify fat-promoting foods on labels, and both the physiological and psychological aspects of fat loss. RSVP required at (208) 676-9730 or www.pilgrimsmarket.com. Today, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 676-9730.
Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - Thursday at 5:30 p.m.: sushi with Alex Austin; Sunday at 2 p.m.: egg rolls, spring rolls and Vietnamese rice paper wraps with Alex Austin; Monday at 5:30 p.m.: family-inspired Italian cooking – winter comfort food! with Catherine Herron, owner of Angelina Olive Oil Co.; Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m.: chicken Dijon and Broadway pea salad with chef Mark Steinmetz. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. Varies. (509) 328-3335.
Everything You Know about Weight Loss Cooking … Is Wrong - Discover simple recipes and tips for ingredients, snacks and meals that can maximize your fat burning routine. Taught by Jessa Greenfield of Ben Greenfield Fitness. Healthy samples and recipes included. RSVP required at (208) 676-9730 or www.pilgrimsmarket.com. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $5. (208) 676-9730.
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 gently used (or new) baby clothes for the Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance program. Friday, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Road, Spokane Valley. Donations accepted at the door. (509) 928-3210.
Meet the Winemaker Tasting: Pend d’Oreille Winery - Sample Pend d’Oreille Winery’s wines and meet the winemaker at this launch for the Bistro Rouge satellite refill and argon wine station. Friday, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
Campout at The Lincoln Center - Features a baked potato bar, Northwest greens bar, chef-attended venison and beef station, smoked salmon station and a s’mores bar. Friday, 6-11 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $28. (509) 327-8000.
Beer Apocalypse! - Featuring Elysian Brewing Company’s series of beers produced last year for the Dec. 21, 2012, end of the Mayan calendar. Includes 12 brews, cheese and snacks. Reservations requested at (509) 343-2253. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20.
Chili Feed - Annual benefit chili feed by Spokane Potter’s Guild. Purchase your favorite handmade chili bowl and enjoy all the chili you can eat along with other treats. Saturday, 11 a.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $12/adults, $5/children, cash or checks only. (509) 327-1584.
Spaghetti Luncheon - Proceeds benefit the Sarah Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund. Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard. $6/adults, $3/children, $1/children under 10. (208) 437-0246.
Introduction to Homebrewing Beer - Learn how to brew your own beer at home with confidence. Different beer styles and methods will be discussed, as will information about buying and selecting equipment and ingredients. You will make a batch in the class and bottle another, so there will be plenty of hands-on experience. Registration required at the store or www.sunpeopledrygoods.com. Saturday, 2-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. (509) 368-9378.
Aperitif Wines - Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. $5 per flight of five aperitifs. (509) 624-1349.
WinterFEAST - The Moscow-Food Co-op is sponsoring this first seasonal feast, which will include five courses of local and seasonal dishes, all paired with wine. Tickets can be purchased from any cashier at the Moscow Food Co-op. Seating is limited to 25. For more information, contact Erica Wagner or Sarah MacDonald at (208) 882-8537. Saturday, 6 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, Deli, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. $30. (208) 882-8537.
Sons of Norway Community Breakfast - Hearty breakfast with your choice of biscuits and gravy, or pancakes. All breakfasts include sausage, eggs, juice, fruit and coffee. Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $5.50/general, $2.75/ages 5-12, free/age 4 and younger. (509) 326-9211.
Spaghetti Dinner - Proceeds benefit VFW National Military Services. Sponsored by Auxiliary 51. Sunday, 1-4 p.m., VFW Post 51, 300 W. Mission Ave. $8. (509) 327-9847.
Good Food Book Club - Hosted by the Moscow Food Co-op. Discussion will be on “Sheepish,” by Catherine Friend. Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m., held at a private residence. Email email@example.com for directions, Moscow. (208) 882-8537.
Slice, Dice and Julienne-Knife Skills ‘Spark’ Cuisine - Back by popular demand chef David Hill, featured on “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives,” returns. Learn how to de-bone chicken and then create satay, barbecue and a feast using all of the parts. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday, 6-8 p.m., INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1. $50. (509) 533-7283.
Dim Sum - Learn the art of mastering Asian dumplings in this hands-on class. Register by emailing email@example.com. Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1. $50. (509) 533-7283.
Winter Cooking Classes at the JACC - Feb. 28: filet mignon; March 6: Chef Columba from Cafe Carambola; March 18: Easter brunch; April 4: two takes on spring with Bob Black; and April 16: going against the grain-gluten-free. All classes run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information visit www.thejacklincenter.org. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50 per class. (208) 457-8950.
Spokane Guilds’ School 32nd Annual Dinner and Auction - The dinner and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction will start at 7 p.m. Benefits the children and toddlers with disabilities who attend the school and neuromuscular center. March 2, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $70/person. (509) 326-1651.
Wine, Stein and Dine - Featuring more than 85 local restaurants, wineries and microbreweries, along with a silent auction, raffles and live entertainment, to benefit the Post Falls Education Foundation. Tickets available at: Washington Trust Bank branches in Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Idaho and Post Falls; Post Falls at Super 1 Foods, Post Falls Chamber of Commerce, Enoteca and Post Falls Trading Company Store. For more information visit www.pfefwsd.org. 21 and older. March 2, 7-10 p.m., Greyhound Park and Events Center, 5100 W. Riverbend Road, Post Falls. $45/advance, $60/door. (208) 691-3750.
Canines on the Catwalk Pawtini Party - Presented by The 5ifth Element Production Company, and Harlow and Grace Canine Couture. Have drinks and meet the human and dog models of Canines on the Catwalk. March 2, 7 p.m., The 5ifth Element, 45 E. Weile Ave. $10. (509) 850-0737.
Uniontown Sausage Feed - All you can eat menu includes homemade sausage, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, rolls and pie. The meal is first come, first served for eating in the dining room. There is no wait for take-out orders. Proceeds maintain the Community Building. Music by Auf Gehts, a German oompah band, in the Artisans at Dahmen Barn from 1-3 p.m., and all day at the feed by the 4 Names in a Hat barbershop quartet. March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Uniontown Community Building, 206 S. Montgomery St., Uniontown. $12/adults, $6/ages 6-12, $2/age 6 and under.
Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - March 3 at 2 p.m.: authentic Mexican cooking with Lynne Wiedemann; March 5 at 5:30 p.m.: soups in the spring with Jamie Aquino; March 6 at 5:30 p.m.: Italian sauces - marsala, picatta and puttenesca with Tiffany White; March 7 at 5:30 p.m.: prime rib with chef Mark Steinmetz; March 10 at 2 p.m.: homemade pasta with Alex Austin; March 12 at 5:30 p.m.: easy and elegant Easter dinner with Jamie Aquino; March 17 at 2 p.m.: authethic Mexican cooking - A St. Paddy’s Days Fiesta!; March 19 at 5:30 p.m.: eat for your health – Part 2 – Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep, with Jamie Aquino; March 21 at 5:30 p.m.: surf and turf with dessert, with chef Mark Steinmetz; March 24 at 5:30 p.m.: basic knife skills with Alex Austin; March 26 at 5:30 p.m.: spring cupcakes with Jamie Aquino; March 27 at 5:30 p.m.: Thai cooking: pad Thai, fresh springs rolls with peanut sauce and Tom Kha, with Tiffany White. 2 p.m., Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. Varies. (509) 328-3335.
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