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Wed., Jan. 30, 2013, midnight

Beer! New Brews and Winter Warmers - Taste a thirst-quenching lineup of the freshest, newest and most exciting brews available. Winter beers, anniversary brews and rare brewery collaborations will be featured. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20 (plus tax) includes 10 brews, cheese and snacks. Reservations requested at (509) 343-2253.

National Pancake Day - Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and IHOP restaurants will celebrate by offering a stack of buttermilk pancakes in exchange for a donation to benefit the local CMNH or other local charities. Tuesday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. (310) 546-1212.

Tour the Mediterranean - Joanie’s Magic Spoon presents this cooking class that will tour the Mediterranean. Learn to prepare foods from Italy, Greece and India. Tuesday, 6 p.m. $45 includes instruction, recipe booklet and full dinner. Register by calling Joan at (509) 624-6564 or email joaniesmagicspoon@gmail.com. 10307 N. Prairie Drive.

Go Red For Women Luncheon - The 2013 Spokane Go Red For Women Luncheon creates an energetic and informative atmosphere that encourages women to become champions of their own health. The goal is to educate and empower women in the Spokane community to practice a heart-healthy lifestyle. The day includes a silent auction, educational health sessions, keynote speaker, survivor stories and a heart-healthy lunch. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death among women today, yet only 8 percent cite it as a health concern. Heart disease kills approximately 450,000 women each year, equaling about one per minute. Feb. 6, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $125/person. (509) 536-1500.

Women Who Wine - A night of fun and romance. Guest speakers Jane Hoover and Shana Plummer will discuss health and nutrition. Feb. 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10/includes a glass of merlot and dessert. Pend d’Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 265-9565.

Library Wine Tasting Weekend - Feb. 8-10. Taste past vintages of merlot and receive 10 percent off all library wines. Pend d’Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 265-9565.

The Chocolate Affair - Sample chocolates at more than a dozen venues and participate in the judging. Tickets will be available Feb. 8, in the Plaza Shops, 210 E. Sherman Ave., beginning at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 5-8 p.m., downtown Coeur d’Alene. $7/person, $10/ couple. (208) 415-0116.

Red Wine and Chocolate Pairing - Enjoy eight wine and chocolate pairings. $20 (plus tax). Reservations requested at (509) 343-2253. Feb. 8 at 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave.


 

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