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Dinner and Beer Tasting – Three-course dinner and microbrew tasting with Rick Bonino. There will be a discussion on brewing processes following the dinner. Reservations required. Friday, 5:30 p.m., On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. $25/per person; $45/per couple. (509) 747-6294.

“Into Africa” Partnering for Progress Fundraising Gala - Enjoy an African-themed evening of fine cuisine, wines and silent and live auction. Funds raised will enable P4P to implement water projects, provide educational scholarships for high school students in southwestern Kenya, and continue nutritional programs and medical care. Friday, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $65; $400/table of 8. (509) 720-8408.

Apple Dumpling Festival – Fundraiser for Greenbluff Community United Methodist Church. Enjoy apple dumplings, arts and crafts, vendors and music. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays, noon-5 p.m., through Oct. 20. 9908 E. Green Bluff Road, Colbert. $3/dumplings. (509) 979-2607.

Oktoberfest - Beer garden, food, crafts and vendors. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, after the 8 and 10 a.m. masses. St. Charles Catholic Church, gym, 4515 N. Alberta St. (509) 276-5996.

Kombucha Tea Making Workshop - Learn how to make Kombucha, a fermented tea. This workshop will include samples, a simple brewing technique, bottling procedure, and discussion. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Registration is required at store or online at $22. (509) 368-9378.

Oktoberfest in Sandpoint - Live music all day, doggy dress-up, beer stein competition, beer pong, funky waiter race, firedancing, arts and crafts vendors, traditional Oktoberfest cuisine and food by several local restaurants. Beer and a taste-off provided by Laughing Dog, MickDuff’s, River City Brewing, Bitterroot and Selkirk Abbey. Visit Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Old Granary, 513 Oak St., Sandpoint. Free. (208) 263-2161.