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INCA After Dark Cooking Classes - Today, Puff Pastry from Scratch; Friday, Wok-Style Cookery; July 17, Gourmet Grilling. All classes are 6-8 p.m. Register at or call (509) 279-6030 or (800) 248-5644, ext. 6030. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 1. $50.

Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine - Thursday, Sushi; Sunday, Chef Mark’s Desserts; Monday, Focaccia Bread; July 17, First Fruits of the Season. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

Rumble on the Rooftop - Music, raffle prizes and all-you-can-eat food and drink included in the ticket price. Entertainment by Casey Rogers from Sunshine Disaster, The Longnecks with Nic Garofalo from Mishap. All proceeds benefit Campus Kitchen Program, which provides 3,000 meals every month to after-school programs, low-income seniors and homeless shelters in the Spokane community. Thursday, 5 p.m., Saranac Public House rooftop, 21 W. Main Ave. $12/online; $15/door. (509) 443-3865.

Cooking Film - Pilgrim’s Market will host a showing of Mia Dalene’s “Smart Raw Food Method.” Please make reservations at (208) 676-9730. Thursday, 6 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $2/includes samples and recipes.

Bach, Brats, and Beer – A guitar series and summer German-themed celebration. The concert may be held outdoors if weather permits. Thursday, 7 p.m., Holy Names Music Center, McNally Hall, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $12/general; $7/students. (509) 326-9516.

Wine Tasting - Cor Cellars will be at Pilgrim’s Market. Friday, 3:30 p.m., 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

WAZZU Alumni Wine Tasting - Frenchman Hills Winery pouring. Friday, 4 p.m., The Tailgater, 1221 N. Howard St. $10. (509) 328-9000.

Cheney Jubilee - A two-day festival featuring a barbecue competition, live music from Herrick and Men in the Making, food, beer garden, children’s activities and arts and crafts vendors. Saturday and Sunday, Safeway parking lot, 2720 First St., Cheney.

Barbecue Grilling and Smoking - Master Chef Steve Geving presents “Off The Grid: Barbecue Grilling and Smoking.” Reservations are required at (208) 437-0426. July 17, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25.

Wine, Women & Shoes - Stylish fundraising celebration includes boutique shopping opportunities with national vendors, fashion show, live and silent auctions, food and wine-tasting and pampering from on-site “Shoe Guys,” charming men from the community who will shower guests with wine, attention and food service. Proceeds benefit Anchor House, Adoption Services and Family Counseling Program. July 17, 6-9 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Cellars, 3890 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. $75-$125. (208) 699-2210 or (208) 818-5759.

Cherry Pickers’ Trot and Pit Spit - Dinner will precede the run at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the local fire station. The Cherry Pit Spit contest will be at 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., join in the 4-mile run through orchard country. For more information and registration, please visit Online registration deadline is Friday. July 18, 10321 E. Day Mt. Spokane Road, Green Bluff. (509) 238-4754.

Dietary Strategies to Fight Inflammation - A free lunch-and-learn session that will cover the causes of inflammation and how your food choices can help prevent it. Register at July 18, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. (509) 232-8145.

Healthy Eating on a Budget - Learn what foods rob your budget and your health and what the alternatives are. Register at July 18, 6:30-8 p.m., Newton Lounge, 1603 N. Belt St. Free. (509) 232-8145.

Cherry Festival - Held in Green Bluff for two weekends, July 20-21 and 27-28. Visit for map of growers. (509) 238-4754.

Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival - Come celebrate the bounty of the Walla Walla Valley and Washington’s official state vegetable. The festival includes a Sweet Onion Fun Run, live kitchen demonstrations, Kids’ Zone, a festival concert series, grape stomp, a Walla Walla sweet onion eating competition for youth and adults, Corvette show, and onion beauty pageant. Food competitions include Sweet Onion Salad, Sweet Onion Salsa and Sweet Onion Dessert. July 20, downtown Walla Walla. (509) 525-1031.

Horse Heaven Hills Scholarship Fundraiser, Trail Drive and Barbecue - Taste local wines at the eighth annual event for Washington students studying in viticulture and enology. Enjoy the lush vineyards and visit with owners and winemakers. There will also be a barbecue lunch with live music next to the Columbia River at Crow Butte Park. July 20, 11 a.m., Horse Heaven Hills Wine Makers, 1201 Alderdale Road, Prosser. $20-$75. (509) 894-4528.

Summer Fruit Carving - Joe Roberts will give a demonstration on creative fruit and vegetable carving techniques. July 20, noon-2 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.

Moab Brewery Beer Tasting - Sample beers from Moab Brewery in Utah. Get five tastes and a souvenir glass for $5. July 20, 2-4 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, Bistro, 926 S. Monroe St. (509) 624-1349.

H2H Bison Ranch Tour and Barbecue - The H2H Bison Ranch sells bison meat and provides tours and facilities for events. You’ll enjoy a bison barbecue dinner, bison history lesson and a bison science adventure. Registration is required. July 20, 4 p.m., H2H Bison Ranch, 30585 S. Ditmore Road, Worley, Idaho. $15/ages 15-59; $5/ages 4-14 and seniors. (509) 999-7614.

Steak-Fry and Barbecue Fundraiser - The fifth annual St. Vincent de Paul event to benefit North Idaho’s Family Emergency Programs. Includes food by award-winning pitmasters Jeff Selle and Jay Bremner of Bents BBQ. Entertainment by Colby Acuff and Justin Sherfey. Live auction from 6:30-7 p.m. Tickets available at the Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls thrift stores or online at July 20, 5-9 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $25/advance; $30/door. (208) 664-3095.

Pacific Northwest Chuck Wagon Cook Off - Spend time looking over the authentic chuck wagons and watch the cooks prepare food in the style of the period associated with their wagons. Each wagon will serve upward of 50 meals. Purchase tickets at the Dayton Chamber of Commerce office or at July 20, 5:30 p.m., 209 N. Pine St., Dayton. $15. (509) 382-4825.


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