May 15, 2013 in Features

Culinary calendar


Sandpoint Farmers Market – Wednesdays through Oct. 12, 3-5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Farmin Park, Third Avenue and Oak Street, Sandpoint. (208) 597-3355.

Taking a Bite out of Hunger - Tasting event with food, wines, microbrews, spirits and coffee. This year will include whimsical handmade flower centerpieces that can be purchased for $35. Lots of silent auction tables. Today, 5:30-9 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. $75. (509) 252-6265.

Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine – Thursday and Sunday: Basics of Sushi Making; Tuesday: Ooey, Gooey Cupcakes; May 22: Authentic Mexican Cooking: Traditional Tamales. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. varies. (509) 328-3335.

Little Black Dress of YWCA - Throw on your little black dress and join the second Little Black Dress event of 2013. The theme is a Brahaha! Your donation of a fashionable and functional new bra (larger sizes are needed) waives your entry fee. Bras go to Our Sister’s Closet, a boutique-style clothing bank for women. Your donations and LBD membership go toward services and programs that help women and children. Appetizers by London’s Ultimate Catering, and a no-host bar. Please RSVP at www.ywcalittleblackdress/ Thursday, 5:30 p.m., YWCA, 120 N. Stevens St. Suggested donation of $25 (tax deductible) or new bra. (509) 789-9299.

Beer Class: Summer Solstice, The Seasonal Beers of Summer - This class takes a tour of the summer offerings from craft breweries. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. $15. (509) 466-1644.

Fabulous ’50s Party and Silent Auction - Come celebrate the 55th anniversary of Sinto Senior Activity Center with a 1950s diner menu of burgers and sodas, an antique car show, dancing, silent auction and costume contest. Friday, 5-9 p.m., Sinto Senior Activity Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave. $15/advance; $20/door, includes meal. (509) 327-2861.

Famous White Wines - Come sample some of the most esteemed white wines including: France’s white Burgundies, Germany’s Rieslings and Spain’s Albarino. Reservations are required at (509) 343-2253. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20/nine wines, cheese and bouzie’s bread.

Liberty Lake Farmers Market - Saturdays through Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake.

Sixth Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction - Presented by the Friends of Eastern to raise money for patients at Eastern State Hospital. All donations are tax deductible. Saturday, 3 p.m., Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $25/general; $15/students. (509) 828-1245.

Old Fashion Pie Social - Christian Youth Theatre – North Idaho will serve apple pie and ice cream. There will be a chance to meet characters from the production, “Great American Tall Tales,” and a gospel performance by the advanced voice class. $3/with a ticket stub; $5/general. For more information visit or call (208) 277-5727. Saturday, 5-6:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene.

S.K. Ball - Best barn dance of the year benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane. Dinner, live music and dancing lessons, hippity-hop races, mechanical bull and prizes for best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl. Includes all the beer and wine you can fit in a red Solo cup. Register at Saturday, 6 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $75. (509) 624-0500.

SpringFEAST - The Moscow Food Co-op presents five courses of seasonal and local food paired with wine. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased at the co-op. Sunday, 7 p.m., Moscow Food Co-op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. $40. (208) 882-8537.

INCA After Dark Cooking Classes – Monday, Wine, Refined; June 11, Savory and Sweet Bites. 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.

Veradale Farmers Market -Tuesdays through October, 2-6 p.m. Spokane Valley Eagles parking lot, 16801 E. Sprague Ave., Veradale. (509) 990-3683.

Millwood Farmers Market - Come support local growers and artisans, sample food and listen to live music. Wednesdays, starting May 22, through September, 3-7 p.m. Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Millwood.

Pub Cuisine - Master Chef Steve Geving presents Pub Cuisine: Cooking with and Enjoying Beer. May 22, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25. Reservations required at (209) 437-0426.

Newman Lake Ladies Aid - The Women’s Annual Spring Tea and Luncheon with proceeds to benefit the community and public schools. May 23, 12:30 p.m., Newman Lake Tri-Community Grange, 25025 E. Heather, Newman Lake. $5. (509) 475-1406.

Tuesday Growers Market - The Moscow Food Co-op invites growers to apply for a stall to sell their locally produced goods. The market runs Tuesdays, May 28-Oct. 8, 4-6:30 p.m. Held in the Co-op parking lot. Season costs are $75/full stall; $40/half stall. Walk-on fees will be $5/full; $3 half. For more information or applications, contact Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. (208) 882-8537.

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