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Cooking Classes at the Cooking Engine - Classes are: Today, 5:30 p.m., Classic Italian Chicken Saltimbocca with Marsala Sauce; Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Sushi; Sunday, 2 p.m. Chicken Dijon and Broadway Pea Salad; Monday, 5:30 p.m., Challah Bread; Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Fabulous Fish & Chips; Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m., A “Cheesy” Holiday; Nov. 24, 2 p.m., Burnt Cream, Chocolate Mousse and Strawberry Coeur a’la Creme. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

Holiday Cooking Class - Holiday food demonstration followed by a delicious lunch. Open to the community. Today, 11 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5322 N. Evergreen Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 893-2587.

Tasteful Thursdays - Enjoy live music, seasonal offerings, and sample a variety of wine, cider, beer, cheese and more. Thursday, Wallace Brewing and Namaste Foods; Nov. 21, Iron Horse Brewery, Colter’s Creek Winery and Black Coffee Roasting Co.; Dec. 5, Sticky Fingers Farm and Harvester Brewing. All tastings held 5-7 p.m. Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Joanie’s Magic Spoon Crepe Class - This hands-on class will teach you how to make delicate crepes with a variety of fillings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call (509) 624-6564 or email to register. Thursday, 6 p.m., 10307 N. Prairie Drive. $45, includes recipe booklet, instruction and crepes.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Tastings include: Friday, Global Wine Showdown: Washington vs. Spain; Nov. 22, Pinot Noir; Nov. 29, Black Friday wine specials. All events held at 7 p.m. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20. (509) 343-2253.

Ninth Annual Heritage Luncheon Fundraiser - This year’s program features a living history presentation of the Civil War; a dramatic reenactment of the experiences of a Union and Confederate soldier. Included in the program are the Heritage Preservation Award, a silent auction and a Civil War-themed meal. Seating is limited. Call for reservations or more info. Tickets available at museum and at the door. Saturday, 11:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. $20, includes program and luncheon, dessert and drinks. (509) 922-4570.

Lutefisk Dinner - Presented by The Sons of Norway. Menu includes lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, vegetables, lingonberries, and lefse. Saturday, noon-3 p.m., Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. $15/general; $12/members; $7.50/age 12 and younger. (509) 326-9211.

Wines for the Holiday Table - Wondering what wines to serve for the upcoming holiday season? This tasting will help you decide. Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. $5 for a flight of five. (509) 624-1349.

Chili Dinner Fundraiser - Come enjoy all-you-can-eat chili, vegetable soup, homemade pie and cake with proceeds benefiting Boy Scout Troop 211. Saturday, 5-7 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $7/adults; $3/children age 12 and younger. (208) 664-9231.

Wishing Star Annual Dinner Auction - Second annual event hosted by the Spokane Chapter. Semi-formal event with silent and live auctions, wish kid testimonials, and a full bar. Visit Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $50. (509) 744-3411.

Crab Fest - All-you-can eat crab feed and auction presented by Spokane North Lions Club. Tickets can be purchased at William’s Seafood, 2118 N. Ruby St., or by calling (509) 475-1668. Saturday, 6:30 p.m., 505 W. St. Thomas More Way. $35; $240/table of eight.

JACC Autumn Cooking Classes - Classes are: Monday, Thanksgiving Coast to Coast; Dec. 3, Let’s Get Zesty with Chef Adam Hegsted. All classes are held 5:30-8 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. For more information or to make reservations, please call (208) 457-8950 or email $50/per class, includes beer and wine.

Italy: Culinary Capitals - Master Chef Steve Geving presents Italy: Culinary Capitals Revisited. Reservations are required at (208) 437-0426. Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25.

St. Vincent de Paul Soup Lunch Fundraiser - Sample more than 30 soups from local businesses. Proceeds benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Warming Center for the homeless. Nov. 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 765-4969.

Winter Warmers & Holiday Brews - Get in the mood for the colder weather and holidays by savoring the spice of winter seasonal and special-release beers. Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. $15. (509) 466-1644.

Spice Traders Mercantile Birthday Bash - Nov. 22-24. To mark its second birthday, Spice Traders is having a weekend tasting event. A loose-leaf tea tasting will be held Friday; beer tasting on Saturday; and wine tasting on Sunday. Tastings will be held 3-6 p.m. Spice Traders Mercantile, 15614 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 315-4036.

10th Annual Wine Dinner and Auction - Presented by the Dean’s Forum and Gonzaga School of Business. Featuring a multiple course food and wine tour of South America. Net proceeds benefit the endowments, scholarships and fellowships in the School of Business Administration. Purchase tickets at Nov. 22, 6 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. $150/person; $1,200/table of eight. (509) 328-4220.

Annual Spokane Humane Society FurrBall - A reception will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Elizabethan room, with a silent auction, cocktail hour and a selection of freshly prepared hors d’oeuvres. Dinner will be held in the Grand Pennington Ballroom at 7:45 p.m. After dinner enjoy a live auction of eight beautifully decorated themed Christmas trees complete with gift certificates and items. Each tree is valued at approximately $2,500. Enjoy the Parade of the Animals from the Spokane Humane Society. Dance to live music by 6 Foot Swing in the Hall of Doges at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 23, the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $125/person. (509) 467-5235, ext. 211.

Friends of Head Start Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s - Menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs and drinks. Call to reserve a seat. Sixty percent of the proceeds benefit Head Start programs in Idaho’s five northern counties. Nov. 23, 8-10 a.m., Applebee’s, 280 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 666-7555.