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Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - Thai Cooking: Pad Thai, Fresh Springs Rolls with Peanut Sauce and Tom Kha, with Tiffany White. Today at 5:30 p.m., Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $39. (509) 328-3335.

Vegan Cooking Class - Learn how to make nutritious macaroni and cheese. Also, learn to veganize your favorite nonvegan cookie recipe. Thursday, 3-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $10. Registration required at (509) 368-9378.

Scotch Social - Taste 13 scotches and enjoy heavy appetizers, premium Washington wines and live jazz from Masterclass Jazz Orchestra. Friday, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $55.

Easter Dinner Classics - Wines from Washington, California, Italy, Spain and Champagne will be featured. Friday, 7 p.m. Call (509) 343-2253 for reservations. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20. (509) 343-2253.

Good Food Book Club - Hosted by the Moscow Food Co-op. Discussion will be on “Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food,” by Wendell Berry. Saturday, 7-8:30 p.m., hosted at a private residence. Email bookclub@moscowfood.coop for directions, Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-8537.

Artisan Breads – Class featuring baguettes and focaccia and fresh-roasted vegetables. Register by emailing incaafterdark@scc.spokane.edu. Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 1. $50. (509) 533-7283.

A Rummy Affair - A Caribbean-themed, hands-on class. Learn how to make macaroni pie, pigeon peas and rice, curried shrimp and Barbados bajan stew. There will also be rum cocktails. Class size is limited. Register at (509) 891-5980. Tuesday, 6-8:30 p.m., 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $35/person; $30/person with a group.

Cooking Classes at the JACC - April 4: Two Takes on Spring with Bob Black; and April 16: Going Against the Grain-Gluten-Free. Classes run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is required. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50/per class. For more information, visit www.thejacklincenter.org or call (208) 457-8950.

Northwoods Unleashed - Dinner theater presented by Northwoods Performing Arts. Dates and menus include: April 5-6, Supreme Sirloin Loaf Dinner by Skeyes the Limit; April 12-13, Pork Adobo Dinner by River Catering by Darcie. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 off of Highway 2, Newport. Tickets available at Seebers Drug Store in Newport, or by calling (208) 448-1294. $25/dinner and show; Show-only tickets: $12/adults, $10/seniors and children.

Beers at Rocket Market - Try the new brews and seasonal releases. Reservations required at (509) 343-2253. $20/10 brews, cheese and snacks. April 5, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave.

Chocolate Champagne Gala - 29th annual event, with chocolate tastings, champagne, chocolate martinis, hearty hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, music and dancing. Benefits the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center. April 6, 6:30 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $75. (509) 343-5053.

28th Annual Sausage Feed - Menu includes smoked sausage, mashed potatoes, vegetables, sauerkraut, applesauce and dessert. April 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sprague Community Hall, Third and C streets, Sprague. $10/adults; $5/ages 6-12; free/5 and younger.

A Taste of Chocolate at the Theatre - Interplayers, Chocolate Apothecary and Saunders Cheese are teaming up for an evening that will tempt the gourmet in all of us. This event includes a one-hour class on chocolate tasting and wine, and tickets to that evening’s performance of “Sirens.” April 10 and 17, 3 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $40. (509) 455-7529.

Big Bang! Benefit Breakfast for Mobius - The Big Bang! Breakfast supports scholarships, educational outreach and exhibit development for Mobius Kids Children’s Museum and Mobius Science Center. April 12, 7-8:30 a.m., Mobius Science Center, 811 W. Main Ave. (509) 321-7128.

Winemaker’s Dinner - Benefit for the creation of St. Luke’s Stroke Rehabilitation Center of Excellence featuring a private fine dining experience with one of Washington’s most prestigious winemakers. April 12, 6:30 p.m., The Club at Black Rock, 18168 S. Kimberlite Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $200. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.festivalofwineandflowers.com or call (509) 473-6370.

South African Wine Safari - With special guest Dustin Lewis. Reservations required at (509) 343-2253. $20/eight wines, cheese and Bouzies bread. April 12, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. 43rd Annual Lu’au - Whitworth University Hawaiian Club presents a “Tour of the Islands” complete with performances and food. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Whitworth University’s information desk in the Hixon Union Building. April 13, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $22/general; $17/person in a group of 10 or more; $12/students, seniors, children ages 6-12; free/children 5 and younger. For more information call (808) 345-2465.

Fifth Annual Chocolate Tasting Lunch - Enjoy chocolate and fine art at the Bank Left Gallery. Works by Ariel Zakarison will be featured. Drinking chocolates, truffles, and lunch will be provided. Reservations required at bankleft@visitpalouse.com or call (509) 878-1800. For more information visit www.bankleftgallery.com. April 13-14, noon-2 p.m., Bank Left Gallery, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse. $17. (509) 878-1800.

Northwest Autism Center Celebration - 10th anniversary celebration with dinner by chef Urs Moser. Tom Sherry will emcee the live and silent auctions during the evening. Advanced ticket purchase required. April 13, 5-9 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $60/person, $100/ couples. (509) 328-1582.

Fifth Annual Chocolate Tasting Dinner - Enjoy chocolate and fine art at the Bank Left Gallery. Works by Ariel Zakarison will be featured. Drinking chocolates, truffles, and dinner will be provided. Reservations required at bankleft@visitpalouse.com or call (509) 878-1800. For more information visit www.bankleftgallery.com. April 13, 5:30-8 p.m., Bank Left Gallery, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse. $23.50. (509) 878-1800.



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