Culinary calendar

Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine – Today, First Fruits of the Season; Monday, Artisan Breads; Tuesday, Summer Time Pies; July 24, Thai Cooking; July 25, Artisan Pizza; July 28, Chicken Dijon and Broadway Pea Salad; July 31, Italian Sauces. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

INCA After Dark Cooking Classes – Today, Gourmet Grilling; Friday, A Spanish Affair; July 31, Cupcakes Take the Cake. All classes are 6-8 p.m. Register at incaafterdark@scc.spokane.edu or call (509) 279-6030 or (800) 248-5644, ext. 6030. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 1. $50.

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

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

Cherry Festival - Held on Green Bluff, Saturday and Sunday and July 27-28. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com 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. Saturday, downtown Walla Walla. (509) 525-1031.

Festivale Italiano - Brought to you by the American Italian Club of Spokane and the Liberty Lake Farmers Market. Cooking demonstrations, musical styling of Adriano Ferraro and Italian pastry. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Liberty Lake Farmers Market, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane.

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

Moab Brewery Beer Tasting - Get five tastes and a souvenir glass for $5. Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. (509) 624-1349.

H2H Bison Ranch Tour and Barbecue - Enjoy a bison barbecue dinner, bison history lesson and a bison science adventure. Registration is required. Saturday, 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.

Pacific Northwest Chuck Wagon Cook Off - Each wagon will serve upward of 50 meals. Purchase tickets at the Dayton Chamber of Commerce office or at www.mulemaniadayton.com. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., 209 N. Pine St., Dayton. $15. (509) 382-4825.

Summer Tea - Come enjoy drinking and making tea at the Japanese Cultural Center. Reservations are required. Tuesday and July 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mukogawa Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Rd. (509) 328-2971.

JACC Summer Cooking Classes - Northwest Cuisine with Adam Hegsted from the Coeur d’Alene Resort and Casino. July 24, 5:30-8 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. Williams St., Post Falls. For reservations, call (509) 457-8950 or email art@thejacklincenter.org. $50/per class.

“Eat to Live” - A six-week seminar will be offered to help you transform your health. Classes will be offered Wednesdays, July 24-Aug. 28, from noon-1:30 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. To register, contact Chris McLaughlin at (509) 951-5557 or email EveryDayDevotion@msn.com. Center for Spiritual Living, 2825 E. 33rd Ave. $10/per class; or $50/all six classes.

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