Cooking With Love: South America Cuisine - Two Cooks With Love will show you how to make delicious foods such as: Yucatan chicken with orange guajillo glaze, Bahia-style shrimp in coconut sauce and more. Please make reservations at (509) 891-5980. Today and Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m., 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $35/person; $60/couple.
Winemaker Evening - An elegant benefit for the Washington Idaho Symphony featuring hearty hors d’oeuvres, gelato, award-winning wines and music by the Quartetto Gelato. Friday, 6-9 p.m., Merry Cellars, 1300 N.E. Henley Court, Pullman. $75. (509) 338-4699.
Glenrose Summer Market - Come celebrate local foods and community life. There will be produce and prepared foods for sale, music, crafts and neighborhood information. Tuesday, 3-7 p.m., Little Yellow Schoolhouse, on the corner of East 37th Avenue and Fancher Road.
Spaghetti Feed Extravaganza - Help raise money for the Corbin Senior Activity Center. Purchase tickets in advance at the Center by Monday. Sept. 12, noon, Harvard Park Retirement Community, 1616 E. 30th Ave. $5. (509) 327-1584.
Eat Your Way to Stronger Immunity - Patricia Burger will discuss how to adjust your diet, sleep and exercise to build inner vitality and health, especially during the winter months. Sept. 12, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $5/per person, includes samples and recipes. Please make reservations at (208) 676-9730.
Dirty Martinis for Clean Water - Spokane Riverkeeper’s annual fundraising event. A lively cocktail party and silent auction featuring live music, an art gallery, Dry Fly Distilling martini concoctions and more. Money raised benefits the mission of a fishable and swimmable Spokane River. Sept. 13, 6 p.m., Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $30/advance; $35/door. (509) 464-7602.
Springs of Hope Creamery Farm Tour - Springs of Hope Creamery is North Idaho’s only Grade A raw milk dairy. The tour will include hayrides and a barbecue lunch. Meet at Pilgrim’s at 9 a.m. Reservations are required by Friday at (208) 676-9730. Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Springs of Hope Ranch, 3649 Perkins Lake Road, Moyie Springs, Idaho. Free.
“Eat to Live” - Chris McLaughlin will discuss a plant-based, nutrient rich diet for weight loss and wellness. Sept. 14, 2-3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $10/per person, includes samples and recipes. To make reservations, call (208) 676-9730.
An Old-Fashioned Sunday in Autumn - Seventh annual fall event for all ages. The annual apple pie baking contest will be judged by professional bakers with prizes for the winners. Visitors may purchase homemade ice cream along with the pie. Funds raised will benefit operations at the Dahmen Barn. Fresh, local produce will be available and the Uniontown Deli will have lunch items and drinks for sale. Local wines wrapped in local art will be the silent auction at this event. Resident artists will create containers in various mediums to hold bottles of wine that have been donated by local wineries from the Moscow-Pullman area and the Lewis-Clark Valley. Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 Park Way, Uniontown. Free. (509) 299-3414.
JACC Autumn Cooking Classes - Classes are: Sept. 17, Breakfast for Dinner with Chef Bob Black; Sept. 18, Back to Back with Chef Bob Black. All classes are 5:30-8 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. For information or to make reservations, call (509) 457-8950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. $50/per class, includes beer and wine.
INCA After Dark Cooking Classes – Classes are: Sept. 18, Homemade Harvest Bread; Sept. 25, Sensational Salmon; Sept. 26, Pizzaria Pizza at Home; Oct. 2, Chop, Wok, and Talk; Oct. 9, Smoked Foods with Barbecue; Oct. 16, Butterfly, Brunoise and Chiffonade; Oct. 17, Advanced Class for the Serious Foodie; Oct. 23, Tapas Party; Oct. 29, Harvest Foccacia and Baguette; Nov. 6, Plating Food Professionally; Nov. 7, Experienced Sushi. All classes are 6-8 p.m. Register at email@example.com or call (509) 279-6030 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 6030. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1. $50.
All Things Idaho - Master Chef Steve Geving presents All Things Idaho: Succulent Cuisine. Reservations required at (208) 437-0426. Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25.
Hope is Golden Luncheon - A benefit luncheon and talent show featuring performances by childhood cancer survivors. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. Emcee is Kris Crocker from KXLY. Sept. 19, Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 443-4162.
Mobile Food Bank Event - Second Harvest Food Bank and the Spokane Valley Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are partnering to host a free food distribution. No special qualifications needed. Please bring boxes and reuseable grocery bags. Sept. 19, 11 a.m., Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave, Spokane Valley. (509) 924-1436.
Heirloom Gardeners Food and Wine Weekend - Enjoy a weekend of farm and garden tours as well as food and wine tastings. There will be a wine and cheese tasting at the Monteillet Fromagerie, a small artisan farm specializing in goat and sheep cheeses in the French style. Enjoy beautiful Bordeaux-style wines at Dumas Station Wines and be one of the first to tour the Blue Mountain Station, a LEED certified food processing center featuring five artisan food processors, a community kitchen and a co-op market. The weekend builds to an Heirloom Gardeners Food and Wine Tasting event on a small farm. Enjoy a tasting of local wine and beer and heirloom vegetables and then sit down to a meal of local beef and pork. Sept. 20, 11 a.m., 108 Rocky Road Lane, Dayton, Wash. $25. (509) 382-4825.
Import Wine Tasting - A free tasting of select imported wines from Bronco Wine Co. Sept. 20, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
Dinner Dance - Presented by The MasterClass Jazz Big Band Orchestra. Enjoy a gourmet dinner and dancing. Reservations are suggested. Sept. 20, 6-10 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $40/dinner and dance; or $10/dance only. (509) 327-8000.
Northwest Brewery Showcase Dinner - Enjoy a five course dinner with beers from local breweries, including Iron Goat, Selkirk Abbey, River City, Budge Brothers, and Wallace Brewing. Sept. 20, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $55. (509) 327-8000.
“Viva Italia” - The 11th annual Munch & Mingle Auction. Enjoy appetizers and wine during the silent auction, a sit-down dinner at 4:30 p.m. and live auction. Doors open at 3 p.m. Sept. 21, Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $30/advance; $35/door. (509) 327-1584.
Fermentation Workshop: Making Kimchi - Making kimchi is an easy process of nutritiously preserving foods such as cabbage, radish, carrot, peppers, ginger, onion and garlic. This is not the traditional Korean-style kimchi. Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $22. Registration required. (509) 368-9378.
Colville Rotary Chili Cook Off - There will be food and beer as well as music, dancing and rodeo events. Sanctioned by Chili Appreciation Society International. Sept. 21, noon-6 p.m., Colville Fairgrounds, 317 W. Astor Ave., Colville. $12; free/children age 8 and younger.
Clark Fork Delta Cruise - Pend d’Oreille Winery will host an afternoon cruise on the Clark Fork Delta with wine and light appetizers. Call the Tasting Room at (208) 265-8545 to make reservations. Sept. 21, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Pend d’Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St., Sandpoint. $75.
Meet the Brewer Tasting - A free tasting event with the brewmaster from Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Petaluma, Calif. Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
Caring for Kids Luncheon - The 17th annual event. The featured speaker will be Kelly Graves, head coach of the Gonzaga women’s basketball team. Social at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., program at 12:45 p.m. with emcees Stephanie Vigil and Dan Kleckner of KHQ. Proceeds benefit St. Anne’s Children & Family Center and Morning Star Boys’ Ranch. Complimentary babysitting is available, call to reserve space. Visit www.catholiccharitiesspokane.org. Sept. 27, Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100/general; $50/age 30 and younger. (509) 358-4254.
South American Wine Tasting - A free tasting event of several organic South American wines. Sept. 27, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
Inland NW Craft Beer Festival - Sept. 27-28. The Festival features 30 Washington and North Idaho craft breweries pouring more than 70 different beers. Live music and food will also be part of this celebration. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and five 5 oz tastes. Additional tastes are $1.50/each or $5/four. Sept. 27, 4-9 p.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $15/online; $20/gate.
Adventure in Canning - You will learn about the different methods of preserving fresh fruit, vegetables and meat with this hands-on workshop. Please bring an apron. For more information or registration visit www.ci.moscow.id.us/arts; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call (208) 883-7036. Registration deadline is Sept. 25. Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 1912 Center, 412 Third St., Moscow. $60/includes supplies. .