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Wed., May 1, 2013, midnight

Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine - Thursday: Beef Short Ribs with Sesame-Balsamic Green Beans and Key Lime Pie; Sunday: Authentic Mexican Cooking, Queso Fundido and Carne Asada Burritos; Monday: Croissants; May 8: Salmon Season; May 9: Chicken Dijon and Broadway Pea Salad; May 13: Introduction to Yeast Breads; May 14: The Tofu Transformation. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser - Sponsored by the Central Valley High School custodians for a district employee who suffered a serious illness and will be undergoing long-term physical therapy while out of work. Friday, 5:30-8 p.m., Liberty Lake Elementary School, 23606 E. Boone Ave., Liberty Lake. $10/adults; $5/ages 4-12; free/age 3 and younger.

A Night with Wine and Bovine - A wine tasting fundraiser with live music, light appetizers, silent auction, raffle and more in a heated barn hosted by Idaho Lowline Cattle Co. Friday, 7-9:30 p.m., Idaho Lowline Cattle Co., 2755 E. Spring Rock Lane, Hayden, Idaho. $25/advance, $30/door. (208) 215-4460.

South Hill Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner and Auction - Carbo-load for Bloomsday while supporting youth-led community service clubs at Lincoln Heights Elementary, Chase Middle School and Lewis and Clark High School. Come for food, fun and great auction items. Call for tickets. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 1502 W. Eighth Ave. $10/adults; $5/age 10 and younger. (509) 981-0332.

Creative Spirits Blanchard Arts Guild Fundraiser - A fundraising event to benefit the Blanchard Arts Guild and Children’s Art Camp will include a silent art auction, lasagna dinner and live music. Wine and microbrews will be available. Saturday, 6 p.m., 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. $12/dinner. (208) 437-1037.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration - Two Cooks With Love catering presents a Cinco de Mayo bash with an all-you-can eat fajita bar and plenty of appetizers with homemade salsa, guacamole and pico de gallo. Beverages will include Dos XX, wine, margaritas, and a cucumber-basil gimlet. There will also be festive music and salsa dancers. The event is limited to 40 individuals. For more information call (509) 891-5980 or visit Sunday, 3-8 p.m., 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $40. (509) 891-5980.

Spokane Compass Club Dinner - Larry Krauter, CEO of Spokane Airports, will be the featured speaker. Tuesday, social at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:15. catered by Ambrosia featuring apricot curry chicken and Greek salad. No-host wine bar. Felts Field, Experimental Aviation Hangar, 6105 E. Rutter Ave., Spokane Valley. $25. Reservations at or by calling (509) 455-7789 by Friday.

Cooking With Love: South of the Border - Two Cooks with Love will present two classes dedicated to Mexican cuisine. Bring an apron to this hands-on course and learn how to make garlic and pasilla chile soup, spiced ribeye with lime butter, spicy grilled chicken with creamy pumpkin mole sauce, arroz verde al poblano, and a watermelon and papaya salad with tequila lime vinaigrette. Please RSVP at (509) 891-5980. Tuesday and May 9, 6-8:30 p.m., 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $35/person; $60/couple. (509) 891-5980.

Wine, Ride & Dine - Enjoy local wines, a spectacular SkyRide over the Spokane Falls and an incredible dinner from Anthony’s on Wednesdays or Clinkerdagger’s on Thursdays. May 8-9, May 15-16 and May 22-23, from 4:30-6 p.m. Sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $55/includes wine tasting, Skyride, dinner and gratuity. (509) 625-6200.

Inland Northwest Culinary Academy After Dark Classes - May 8, Fresh Fruit Tarts; May 14, Butter-creams; May 20, Wine, Refined; June 11, Savory and Sweet Bites; June 12, Homemade Croissants; June 18, Cake Pop Making; June 19, Margaritaville Grill. 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., Bldg. 1. $50. (509) 279-6030.

Wine Class: Show Your Pride … Drink American Wine - Come enjoy a tasting of the elegant pinot noirs produced within Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the wonderfully balanced wines of Washington state, and the lush and bountiful wines of California. May 9, 6:30 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. $25. (509) 466-1644.

Mobile Food Bank - In partnership with Contract Based Education High School and Second Harvest Food Bank, this event provides free fresh produce and perishable products for all families in need of assistance. Open to the public, no appointment or documentation necessary to participate. Must be present in order to receive products, home-bound individuals may send a note. Please bring a box for your food. Public bus service available to this location. May 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Contract Based Education, 115 S. University Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 927-1100.

Lilac Luncheon - This luncheon, presented by the Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane, kicks off Lilac Week. May 13, 11:30 a.m., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $30.

Taking a Bite out of Hunger - 19th annual event and one of the region’s hottest food and beverage tasting events. There will be 50 top purveyors of fine food, wines, microbrews, spirits and coffee providing generous samples. This year will include whimsical handmade flower centerpieces that can be purchased for $35. Beer connoisseurs can purchase buckets with microbrews, glasses and more. Lots of silent auction tables. May 15, 5:30-9 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $75. (509) 252-6265.


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