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Wed., Sept. 18, 2013

INCA After Dark Cooking Classes - Classes are: Sept. 25, Sensational Salmon; Sept. 26, Pizzeria Pizza at Home. 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.

JACC Autumn Cooking Classes - Today’s class: Back to Back with Chef Bob Black. 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.

All Things Idaho - Master Chef Steve Geving presents All Things Idaho: Succulent Cuisine. Reservations required at (208) 437-0426. Today, 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 sponsored by Moscow Food Co-op. Today, 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. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 11 a.m., Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-1436.

Fashion Show and Lasagna Dinner - Presented by Young at Heart Seniors and Northwest Dinner Among Friends. Reservations are required. Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Spokane Events and Catering, 10512 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $18. (509) 238-9187.

Heirloom Gardeners Food & Wine Weekend - Enjoy a weekend of farm and garden tours as well as food and wine tastings Friday-Sunday. There will be a wine and cheese tasting at the Monteillet Fromagerie. Enjoy beautiful Bordeaux-style wines at Dumas Station Wines. The weekend includes Heirloom Gardeners Food and Wine Tasting event on a small farm. Enjoy a sampling of local wine and beer and heirloom vegetables and then sit down to a meal of local beef and pork. The dinner is $25, 4-7 p.m. Saturday at 108 Rocky Road Lane, Dayton, Wash. (509) 382-4825.

Import Wine Tasting - A free tasting of select imported wines from Bronco Wine Co. Friday, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

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. Friday, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $55. (509) 327-8000.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Tastings include: Friday, Value Wines; Sept. 27; Rocktoberfest Beer Tasting. All events held at 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20. (509) 343-2253.

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. Saturday, Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $30/advance; $35/door. (509) 327-1584.

Fermentation Workshop: Making Kimchi - This is not the traditional Korean-style kimchi. Saturday, 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. Saturday, noon-6 p.m., Colville Fairgrounds, 317 W. Astor Ave., Colville. $12; free/children age 7 and younger.

G.H. Cretors Chicago Mix Popcorn Tasting - Made using all natural ingredients and old-fashioned methods, caramel corn is mixed with perfectly aged cheddar corn for a sweet and salty snack. Saturday, noon, Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. Free. (509) 466-1644.

Sake and Sushi - Try a wide array of delicious sakes. Phil Spiegel will demonstrate how to make vegetarian sushi. Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. $5. (509) 624-1349.

Rally for Education Community Fundraiser - Family fun for all ages including dinner, raffle, silent and live auctions, entertainment, games and more. Dinner, raffle, and live auction start at 5 p.m. Benefits Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy. Visit RallyHome.html. Saturday, 3-9 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Admission: $3/adults; $2/ages 6-18; free/age 5 and younger. Admission and dinner: $10/person; or $40/a family of five or more. (208) 676-1667.

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. Saturday, 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.

78th Annual Greek Dinner Festival - Sept. 26-28. Greek pastry, Taverna, dancing, deli and cooking demonstrations. Pastry will be available from 11 a.m. Dinner served 4:30-8 p.m. and you can dine in or carry out. Lunch served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Souvlaki will be served at the grill nightly. For more information visit Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. $12/advance; $15/door; $6/12 and younger. (509) 328-9310.

Autumn Equinox - A Fall Harvest of Beer - The class is an exploration of the many fall beer styles, plus a taste of some other flavors breweries offer during the autumn season. Payment required in advance. Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. $15. (509) 466-1644.

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.catholiccharities 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 Northwest Craft Beer Festival - Sept. 27-28. Festival features 30 Washington and North Idaho craft breweries pouring more than 70 beers. Live music and food will also be part of this celebration. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and five 5-ounce 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.

Adventures 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; email; 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.

Oktoberfest Cooking Class - Cooking class featuring German cuisine paired with German beer. Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. $35/per person. (208) 762-1333.


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