INCA After Dark Cooking Classes - Classes are: Today, Sensational Salmon; Thursday, Pizzeria Pizza at Home; Oct. 2, Chop, Wok, and Talk; Oct. 9, Smoked Foods and Barbecue; Oct. 16, Butterfly, Brunoise and Chiffonade. All classes are 6-8 p.m. Register at incaafterdark@ scc.spokane.edu or call (509) 279-6030 or (800) 248-5644, ext. 6030. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 1. $50.
Meet the Brewer Tasting - A free tasting event with the brewmaster from Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Petaluma, Calif. Today, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
78th Annual Greek Dinner Festival – Thursday-Saturday. 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 www.SpokaneGreekFest.org. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. $12/advance; $15/door; $6/12 and younger. (509) 328-9310.
Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine – Classes are: Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Artisan Pizza; Sunday, 2 p.m., Authentic Mexican Cooking - Soups; Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m., Moroccan Cooking; Oct. 6, 2 p.m., Wonderful World of Sea Scallops; Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m., Croissants; Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m., Traditional Soups. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.
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. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. $15. (509) 466-1644.
Caring for Kids Luncheon - The 17th annual event features speaker 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 and Family Center and Morning Star Boys’ Ranch. Complimentary babysitting is available, call to reserve space. Visit www.catholiccharitiesspokane.org. Friday, Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100/general; $50/age 30 and younger. (509) 358-4254.
Downtown Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest (SOLD OUT) – Friday and Saturday. German-style food, festive live music, beer gardens, more than 100 kegs of beer, keg tapping ceremony, and a designated children’s area. Fun for all ages. Hours are Friday, 4-9 p.m., and Saturday, 1-8 p.m., downtown Coeur d’Alene. $20, includes keepsake glass mug. (208) 415-0116.
Organic South American Wine Tasting - A free tasting event of several organic South American wines. Friday, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival – Friday and Saturday. Festival features 30 Washington and North Idaho craft breweries pouring more than 70 beers, as well as live music and food. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and five 5-ounce tastes. Additional tastes are $1.50/each or $5/four. 4-9 p.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $15/online; $20/gate.
Wine and Cheese at the Market - Rocktoberfest Beer Tasting. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20/tastings. (509) 343-2253.
Adventures in Canning - You will learn about the 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 dscallorn@ ci.moscow.id.us; or call (208) 883-7036. Registration deadline is today. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Hayden. $35/per person. (208) 762-1333.
Heart for the Arts Gala - A fundraising event for the Liberty Lake Community Theatre. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, auction, music, and a one-act comedy by Tim Larson. Saturday, 6 p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $30. (509) 342-2055.
Under the Skylight Dinner and Concert - Sixth annual autumnal equinox event with Gonzaga University music professor Paul Grove. Saturday, 6-8 p.m., Bank Left Gallery, second floor, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse, Wash. $35. (509) 878-8425.
Compass Club Luncheon - Colleen Snow will discuss the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens. Reservations are required by Thursday. Tuesday, 11 a.m., High Country Orchards, 8518 E. Greenbluff Road. $17. (509) 455-7789.
Food and Memories: North Idaho Reads - Join executive chef Adam Hegsted as he prepares dishes using local ingredients designed to delight the senses. The bus leaves Riverstone Plaza (near Riverstone Drive and Seltice Way) at 1:15 p.m. After the two-hour program, you may return at your leisure on a Citylink bus. Tuesday, 2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S. Nukwalqw Road, Worley. $5. (800) 523-2464.