September 11, 2013 in Features

Culinary calendar


Greek Night - Two Cooks with Love will host an end of summer celebration with Greek favorites such as hummus, spanakopita and baklava. There will also be prizes for best outfit or toga. Make reservations at (509) 939-4527. Thursday, 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $30/per person.

Spaghetti Feed Extravaganza - Help raise money for the Corbin Senior Activity Center. Purchase tickets in advance. Thursday, noon, Harvard Park Retirement Community, 1616 E. 30th Ave. $5. (509) 327-1584.

Napa Valley Rocks! – Sample what Napa has to offer, from white and red wines from the valley floor to the famous Cabernet Sauvignon thriving in the mountains. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. $25. (509) 466-1644.

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. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $5/per person, includes samples and recipes. 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. Friday, 6 p.m., Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $30/advance; $35/door. (509) 464-7602.

Wine and Cheese at the Market – Upcoming tastings include: Friday, Local Wine Spotlight; Saturday, Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance Benefit. All events begin at 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20/tastings. Donations accepted for the Evergreen benefit. (509) 343-2253.

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 at (208) 676-9730. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Springs of Hope Ranch, 3649 Perkins Lake Road, Moyie Springs, Idaho. Free.

Washington State Cider Festival – A hard cider tasting, apple picking and other treats including apple pie, hot spiced cider, and family activities. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Harvest House, 9919 E. Greenbluff Road. (509) 238-6970.

Ales for the Trail Microbrew Festival – The event includes live music by Strange Brew and Second Opinion, food, and prize raffles. Participating breweries include Slate Creek Brewery, Laughing Dog, No-Li Brewhouse, Selkirk Abbey, Trickster’s Brewing Co. and Kootenai River Brewing Co. Sponsored by Pilgrim’s Market. Participants who ride their bike to the event are entered into a raffle drawing. Tickets available in advance ($1 for each mile of the trail) and includes a commemorative stainless steel pint mug and five six-ounce pours. Proceeds benefit the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation. Saturday, 1-7 p.m., Beachouse Bar and Grill, and Silver Beach Marina, Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $24/advance; $30/door. (208) 640-1245.

Eat to Live - Chris McLaughlin will discuss a plant-based, nutrient rich diet for weight loss and wellness. Saturday, 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.

Cider and Summer Sparklers - Sample a variety of local hard ciders and sparkling wines and enjoy live music by acoustic jazz guitarist Mike Ross. Saturday, 3-6 p.m., Spice Traders Mercantile, 15614 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $10. (509) 315-4036.

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. Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 Park Way, Uniontown. Free. (509) 299-3414.

Food Forest Discussion - Jacqueline Cramer, Seattle’s Beacon Hill Food Forest, will discuss her food forest implementation experience and insights. Monday, 7 p.m., Womans Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Free. (509) 844-2944.

JACC Autumn Cooking Classes - Classes are: Tuesday, Breakfast for Dinner with Chef Bob Black; Sept. 18, Back to Back with Chef Bob Black. 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 $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, Pizzeria 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 Focaccia and Baguette; Nov. 6, Plating Food Professionally; Nov. 7, Experienced Sushi. All classes are 6-8 p.m. Register at or call (509) 279-6030 or (800) 248-5644, ext. 6030. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 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.

“Ingredients” – The film reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to communities. Food for Thought Film Series and sponsored by Moscow Food Co-op. Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.

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 reusable grocery bags. Sept. 19, 11 a.m., Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-1436.

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