Winter Cooking Classes5 at the JACC - Today, Bardenay Soups; Jan. 22, Angelo’s Italian Cooking; Feb. 5, Raci from The White House; Feb. 28, Delicious Take on Filet Mignon. All classes run 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.
Cooking Classes - “Cooking with Love” series hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. Today and Thursday, “Five Mother Sauces” featuring special dishes for each sauce and a variety of cocktails. Registration is required for all classes. For more information, visit www.twocookswithlove catering.com. 6-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $35; $30/if you bring a guest. (509) 891-5980.
Free 13-Year Celebration and Local Vendor Food Tasting - Health, food and education information. Featuring a vendor taste fair, winemaker tasting, drawings and more. For more information go to www.PilgrimsMarket.com. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.
Meet the Winemaker Tasting - Meet winemaker John Mueller of Grande Ronde Cellars. Saturday, noon, Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
Inland Northwest Academy After Dark Classes - Upcoming classes include: Jan. 17, Duck 101, $65; Jan. 23, Gordon Ramsay’s Pet Peeves: How to Cook Scallops and Risotto, $70; and Jan. 31, Let’s Make Croissants, $60. Classes are 6-8 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, visit incaafterdark.scc.spokane.edu. Spokane Community College, Orlando’s Restaurant, first floor, Main Building 1, 1810 N. Greene St. (509) 533-8010 or (800) 248-5644, ext. 8010.
Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Community Breakfast - Latah County Human Rights Task Force’s annual event featuring a breakfast, entertainment and awards. The goal of the breakfast is to bring the Moscow community together to affirm the ideals of human rights, justice and equality inspired by the life and writings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Tickets can be purchased at Paradise Ridge Tapes, 117 E.Third St. An online form is available at www.humanrightslatah.org. This year’s featured speaker is Jay Singh, a third-year student at the University of Washington School of Law. He has been an intern at the Southern Poverty Law Center and plans to return to the center after graduation as a staff attorney. Jan. 19, 9 a.m., Moscow Junior High School, multipurpose room, 1410 E. D St., Moscow, Idaho. $8/general, $4/students. (208) 882-3648.
Fermentation 101 Workshop - Make your own sauerkraut at a hands-on workshop with Wakan Burrows. Jan. 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $15. Registration is required. (509) 368-9378.
Free Beer Tasting - Sample a variety of beers. Jan. 23, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.
Annual GU Iron Chef: Cultural Cooking Battle - Presented by Gonzaga University’s Unity Multicultural Education Center and Sodexo. Interact, learn and experience the culinary delights of other cultures. Jan. 27, 3-4:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, COG, Second Floor Dining Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. (509) 313-5836.
Mobile Food Bank - In partnership with Contract Based Education High School and Second Harvest Food Bank, this event provides free fresh produce and perishable products for all families in need of assistance. Open to the public, no appointment or documentation necessary to participate. Must be present in order to receive products, home-bound individuals may send a note. Please bring a box for your food. Public bus service available to this location. Distribution will be Feb. 1 and May 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Contract Based Education, 115 S. University Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 927-1100.
Hawaiian Luau Winter Getaway - Chef David from Harvard Park will have a roasted ham carving station, and Care Focus is sponsoring a fountain with Hawaiian punch. Anyone coming in Hawaiian outfits will be entered into a drawing for one of three beautiful baskets. Entertainment will be provided by Spokane Hula Na Ho’olaule’a Dance Company. Feb. 14, 4:30 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $15/advance; $18/door. (509) 327-1584.
Spokane Guilds School 32nd Annual Dinner and Auction - Silent and live auctions. Benefits the children and toddlers with disabilities who attend the school and neuromuscular center. March 2, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. (509) 326-1651.
Canines on the Catwalk Pawtini Party - Presented by 5th Element and Harlow and Grace Canine Couture. Have drinks and meet the human and dog models. March 2, 7 p.m., 45 E. Weile Ave. $10. (509) 850-0737.
“Wine, Stein and Dine” - Hosted by the Post Falls Education Foundation. For ages 21 and older. Samples offered by more than 85 area restaurants, wineries and microbreweries, along with a silent auction, raffle and live entertainment. 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 and Enoteca – Fine Beer and Wine; and Post Falls Trading Company Store. For more information, visit www.pfefwsd.org. March 3, 7-10 p.m., Greyhound Park and Events Center, 5100 W. Riverbend Road, Post Falls. $45 in advance, $60 at the door. (208) 691-3750.
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