Walla Walla Fall Release Weekend – Friday-Sunday. New releases, winemaker dinners, live music, art festivals and activities. Call (509) 526-3117 or visit www.wallawallawine.com for more information.
The 32nd Wine Auction - Epicurean appetizers and food prepared by Chef Antonio, wine tastings from Northwest award-winning wineries, silent and live auctions for outstanding wines, getaways and other great items. A gala event sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Greater Northwest and Northern Idaho. Visit www.thewineauctionwallawalla.com. Friday, 6:30 p.m., Marcus Whitman Hotel, 6 W. Rose St., Walla Walla. $100/person; $90/advance online. (866) 904-7721, ext. 8016.
Annual Food Festival and Bazaar - Lefse, baked goods, handcrafted gifts and collectibles. Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran/Faith Presbyterian Church, 9485 N. Maple, Hayden. Lunch served 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (208) 772-6450.
Let’s Decorate Cakes! - Learn basic cake decorating, borders, flowers and writing. Saturday, noon, Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake, (509) 893-8330; 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards, (509) 893-8390; Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Millwood, (509) 893-8260. Free.
Endicott Community Club: German Dinner and Silent Auction - Menu includes German and potato sausage, meatballs, noodles, Kraut Kouga, sauerkraut, salads, bread, dessert and beverages. All proceeds benefit projects for the community of Endicott. Sunday, noon, Endicott School cafeteria and gym, 308 School Road, Endicott. $12/general; $6/ages 6-10; free/age 5 and younger. (509) 657-3753.
Epicurean Delight - The 32nd annual event begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. with a tasting 30 of the region’s premier wineries and microbreweries. Dining begins at 7 p.m. in the ballroom. Award ceremony and dancing will follow 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Benefits the Inland Northwest Blood Center. Nov. 8, Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $150. (509) 232-4567.
Scandinavian Bazaar - Pre-orders are being accepted for lefse, flatbread, meatballs and cookies for the annual event. Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Coffer hour, $4/includes five treats and coffee. (509) 624-9233.
Spokane Cork and Keg Festival - Sample hundreds of wines and hand-crafted beers from the Northwest and beyond. Hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College. Live music with the Martini Brothers. Tickets available at www.spokanecorkandkeg.com. Nov. 9, 7-10 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $45/advance; $50/door. (509) 467-7744.
Pre-Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner - Open to the community. Nov. 10, 1 p.m., Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2607 S. Ray St. Free. (509) 534-0066.
Chili Dinner Fundraiser - Come enjoy all-you-can-eat chili, vegetable soup, homemade pie and cake with proceeds benefitting Boy Scout Troop 211. Nov. 16, 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.
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