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Mobile Food Bank Event - Second Harvest Food Bank and Millwood Community Presbyterian Church are partnering to host a free food distribution to those in need. No special qualifications are needed. Please bring boxes to carry free produce and perishable products. Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. (509) 924-2350.

A Little Night Music: A Silver Celebration - Annual tradition benefiting Women & Children’s Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen. Celebrating the program’s 25th anniversary with fine cuisine, silent and live auctions and live music from the Sammy Eubanks Band. All proceeds from the event are used to serve nutritious meals to women and children in the Spokane community. Friday, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $75/person. (509) 324-1995, ext. 305.

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction - Annual event celebrating 75 years. Featuring Spokane chefs sampling their best dishes along with silent and live auctions. The event raises funds to support the March of Dimes efforts to reduce birth defects, prematurity and infant mortality. Dress is cocktail attire. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with food and wine tastings; 8 p.m., live auction; and 9:30 p.m.-midnight, live music and dancing. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.com/washington. Saturday, Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $150/person. (509) 328-1920.

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.

Harvest Celebration Weekends – Saturday and Sunday, and Oct. 19-20. Toast the new harvest. Enjoy wine tastings, new releases, hot dog and marshmallow roasts, grape stomping and more. Live music on the terrace will be from 1-5 p.m. with Shani on Saturday; Gravy on Sunday; Richard & Tova Tollinghast on Oct. 19; and Heather Keizur & Steve Christofferson on Oct. 20. Maryhill Winery and Amphitheater, 9774 Washington 14, Goldendale. Free. (877) 627-9445.

Hunter’s Breakfast and Indoor Yard Sale - Annual fundraiser for the Rose Lake Historical Society. An all-you-can-eat breakfast menu will be offered from 4:30-11 a.m.; a yard sale will be held both days from 6-10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Rose Lake School, on state Highway 3, Rose Lake, Idaho. $8. (208) 682-3478 or (208) 682-2643.

Dutch Oven Cook-Off - The Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center Foundation will host the cook-off along with prizes, a costume contest and more. Cooking starts at 10:30 a.m.; judging at 1 p.m. Saturday, Appaloosa Museum, 2720 W. Pullman Road, Moscow. (208) 882-5578.

Japanese Cooking Class - Korokke is a very popular Japanese side dish. Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute students will teach you how to make two types of korokke, kobacha (pumpkin) and nikujaga (meat and potato). Registration and prepayment required. Saturday, 11 a.m., Mukogawa Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $10. (509) 328-2971.



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