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Free Wine Tastings - Every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Hayden. Free. (208) 762-1333.

Healthy NW Cooking with Chef Adam Hegstead - Chef Adam Hegsted of the Yards Bruncheon of Spokane will show you some of his new dishes being served at his new restaurant, brunch style. Today, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50. (208) 457-8950.

INCA After Dark Cooking Classes - Classes include: Today, Sensational Salmon; Thursday, Small Bites: Summer Nights; Friday, Summer Artisan Pizzas; Aug. 13, Sushi 101; Aug. 15, Summer Slaws, Salads, Salsas and Relishes; Aug. 22, Wok and Roll. All classes are 6-8 p.m. For more information or registration, visit or call (509) 533-8141. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1. $49/per class.

Northwoods Performing Arts Dinner Theatre - Friday and Saturday, chicken enchiladas; Aug. 15-16, chicken fried steak. Performance of 1950s and ’60s rock and roll by The Coffey Twins. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Circle Moon Theater, 3642 N. SR 211, Newport. $25/dinner and show. (208) 448-1294.

Vino Wine Tastings - Tastings include: Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Italian Wines, $10; Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m., Spanish Wines, $10. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. (509) 838-1229.

Cowboy Supper Shows - The 20th anniversary commemorative performances will be Friday-Sunday, and Sept. 12-14 and Oct. 10-12. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 6:15 p.m. Sunday matinee shows will start at 3:15 p.m. Ticket office opens 45 minutes before each show. Purchase tickets at or call for reservations. Rockin B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road, Liberty Lake. $45.95/general; $16.50/ages 2-10; free/age 2 and younger sitting on a lap. (509) 891-9016.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Classes include: Friday, Portugal: A Historical Wine Journey; Aug. 15, Summertime Rosé, White and Bubbly; Aug. 22, Exciting Wines of South Africa; Aug. 29, Under $10 Value Wines. All tastings at 7 p.m. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20/per tasting. (509) 343-2253.

Kids Cooking Class - Chef Carol will teach children how to prepare easy breakfasts, after school snacks, dinners and desserts. Monday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Hayden. $25/per class. (208) 762-1333.

Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine - Classes include: Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m., Homemade Gnocchi, $45; Aug. 17, 2 p.m., Chicken Dijon and Broadway Pea Salad, $39; Aug. 19, 5:30 p.m., Sweet & Savory Crepes, $45; Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m., Thai Cooking Continued, $39; Aug. 24, 2 p.m., Prime Rib, $50; Aug. 25, 5:30 p.m., The Tofu Transformation, $45. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

Northwest Fresh - Two Cooks With Love presents a cooking and mixology class with fresh local and organic ingredients. Make reservations at (509) 891-5980. Aug. 13, 6-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave. $40/person; $70/couple.

Dinner Club with Corbin Friends - Head to The Boathouse Restaurant for delicious food, great atmosphere and good times next to the lakeside. Aug. 14, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland. $11/member; $16.50/non-member. (509) 327-1584.

Canning Basics: Getting Started - Whether you’re interested in canning to preserve your garden bounty, to save some money or you simply enjoy preparing food, expert Anna Kestell will take you step by step through the process. She will cover necessary equipment, safety basics and which foods can well. Aug. 15, 2 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

“The Mafia Murders” - The year is 1930 and someone in the family is out to murder the Godfather. Loyal friends and family have gathered at a speakeasy for a party that turns murderous. Who is out to kill the boss? As questions and clues arise, the audience has a chance to guess the murderer. Presented by Coeur d’Alene Murder Mystery Theatre. Reservations are requested. Aug. 15, 6-9 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Cellars, 3890 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. $35/per person, includes drink and appetizer. (208) 664-2336.

Peach Festival - Held Aug. 16-Sept. 1 in Green Bluff. Visit for a map of growers.

Ales for the Trail - Enjoy a great craft beer from the Northwest and raise funds for the North Idaho Centennial Trail at the newly renovated park. Music, games and food vendors. Ride your bike to the festival and be eligible to win great prizes. Minors may attend in the company of a legal guardian. All proceeds to benefit the North Idaho Centennial Trail. Aug. 16, 1-7 p.m., McEuen Park, 420 E. Front St., Coeur d’Alene. $24/advance; $30/gate, includes 5 pours. ID required. (208) 991-0040.

Special Requests with Chef Geving - Master Chef Steve Geving will take special requests from year-round culinary class regulars. Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25. (208) 437-0426.

Sweet & Savory Dessert Class - With chef Bruce Wing. Have fun with puff pastry and learn how to make a variety of tarts. Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50. (208) 457-8950.

Wine 101 - Alison Atkins, a representative of Click Distributors, will teach a class on sauvignon blancs and pinot gris. Reservations are requested. Aug. 22, 5-7 p.m., Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Hayden. $35/general; $25/wine club members. (208) 762-1333.

“A Taste for Wine and Murder” - Barry Underwood disappeared at the Coeur d’Alene Cellars wine festival three years ago. Now, another wine festival is underway when Barry’s body is discovered buried in the cellar. Local detectives, the audience, gather the suspects and try to figure out who did it. Presented by Coeur d’Alene Murder Mystery Theatre. Reservations are requested. Aug. 22, 6-9 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Cellars, 3890 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. $35/per person, includes drink and appetizer. (208) 664-2336.

Gourmet Way Cooking Class - Learn the art of barbecuing with chef Rich Henning. Children are invited to attend with a parent. Featuring recipes such as cheese stuffed burgers, barbecue grill-bread with artisan Italian meats and grilled chocolate and banana sandwiches. Aug. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $45/per parent and child. (208) 762-1333.

Food Preservation Basics - There are many ways to extend the shelf life of your meats and produce. Come learn how to safely preserve your bounty. Aug. 23, 4 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.