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Wed., July 31, 2013

INCA After Dark Cooking Classes – Today, Cupcakes Take the Cake; Thursday, Scallops and Risotto. 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 – Today, Italian Sauces. 5:30-7 p.m., Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

Eat to Live - A six-week seminar with classes offered from 5:30-7 p.m. Today, Salad is the Main Dish; Aug. 7, Relishes and Dips. To register, contact Chris McLaughlin at (509) 951-5557 or email Center for Spiritual Living, 2825 E. 33rd Ave. $10/per class.

Explore Washington’s Wine Country - Enjoy an amazing tour and tasting of some of Washington’s most prestigious wine regions, including Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain and Walla Walla. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. $25. (509) 466-1644.

Party Sampler - Kelly Cooper, author of “Cookies for Grown-ups” will serve a pretzel-cheddar-mustard cookie paired with stout, plus sophisticated sweet delights, each paired with a different wine. Her new hardcover book is free to participants. Thursday, 7 p.m., Hill’s Restaurant & Lounge, 401 W. Main Ave. $29.95. (509) 838-0206.

Up On The Roof: A Taste of Unity - This fundraising event will include a sampling of local ethnic foods, music and a silent auction featuring items from local businesses. All the proceeds from this event benefit the Unity in the Community celebration Aug. 17 at Riverfront Park. Friday, 5:30 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-3088.

Cookies and Wine - Kelly Cooper, author of “Cookies for Grown Ups,” will share some of her favorite cookie and wine pairings. Reservations are requested at (509) 343-2253. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20.

Pend Oreille River Garden Tour and Dinner - Tour includes: vegetable gardens, water features, a fish farm, perennial beds, fruit trees, live music, local crafters and many more creative ideas. Dinner will follow the tour. Tickets for the tour may be purchased Sunday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 418 Scott St., Newport, Wash., or in advance at Tickets for the dinner must be purchased in advance. For more information, call (509) 447-2401. Sunday, 12:30 p.m. $10/tour; $10/dinner.

Vintage Spokane: A Wine and Food Affair - Sip wines from more than 50 of the region’s wineries and savor delicious cuisine from Masselow’s and other local gourmet bites. Sunday, 6-9 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $45/general admission; $60/VIP, includes early admission at 5 p.m. (509) 481-6700.

What Does Reserve Mean? - Compare “regular” wine with the “reserve” version from the same winery. Reservations are requested at (509) 343-2253. Aug. 9, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20.

Glenrose Summer Market - Come celebrate local foods and community life with the Glenrose Summer Markets. There will be produce and prepared foods for sale, music, crafts and neighborhood information. Aug. 13 and Sept. 10, 3-7 p.m., Little Yellow Schoolhouse, Corner of 37th and Fancher.

Brewer’s Dinner - Europa Restaurant & Bakery and No-Li Brewhouse are offering a delicious five course dinner. Menu items include: Columbia River sturgeon, rack of lamb, and roasted pork tenderloin, paired with selections from No-Li. Reservations are required. Aug. 13, 6 p.m., Europa Restaurant, 125 S. Wall St. $50. (509) 455-4051.

Little Black Dress of YWCA - Appetizers by Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar are complimentary. No-host bar includes two special LBD drinks with a live drink-making demonstration by Twigs. Watch YWCA models walk the runway in Our Sister’s Closet fashions. Learn more about the programs and services offered to empower women in the region. Our Sister’s Closet is a free professional clothing boutique for women transitioning into the workplace. Aug. 15, 5:30 p.m., YWCA, rooftop, 930 N. Monroe St. $35/door. (509) 326-1190.


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