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Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine – Classes include: Today, 5:30 p.m., Fish Tacos and Mexican Grilled Corn, $39; Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Artisan Pizza, $45; Sunday, 2 p.m., It’s Salmon Season, $50; Monday, 5:30 p.m., French Macarons, $45; July 23, 5:30 p.m., Homemade Gnocchi, $45; July 24, 5:30 p.m., Egg Rolls, Spring Rolls and Vietnamese Rice Paper Wraps, $45; July 27, 2 p.m., Sushi, $49; July 28, 5:30 p.m., Croissants, $45. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

Asian Barbecue and Grilling Specialties – With master Chef Steve Geving. Today, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25. (208) 437-0426.

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

Cherry Pickers’ Trot - Dinner will precede the run at 5 p.m. The cherry pit spit contest will be held at 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., join in the 4-mile run through orchard country. For more information and registration, visit Thursday, 10321 E. Day Mt. Spokane Road, Green Bluff. $7/per person; $50/team.

INCA After Dark Cooking Classes – Classes include: Thursday, Homemade Croissants with Fresh Berries; July 23, Butterfly, Brunoise and Chiffonade; July 25, There’s an App(etizer) for That; Aug. 1, Dim Sum; Aug. 6, Sensational Salmon; Aug. 8, A Spanish Affair: Gazpacho Soup and Sangria; Aug. 13, Sushi 101. 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., Building 1. $49/per class.

Vino Wine Tastings – Tastings include: Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Kyra Wines of Washington, $10; July 25, 3-6:30 p.m., Fontanafredda Estate and Winery of Piedmont, Italy, $15. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. (509) 838-1229.

Latah Creek Winery’s Celebration – Friday-Sunday. Celebrating 32 years of award-winning Washington wines. The festivities will kick-off Friday with a Customer Appreciation Party, 4:30-7 p.m. Great food, generous pours and good company. Continues all day Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Latah Creek Winery, 13030 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 926-0164.

Gourmet Grilling Date Night - Couples will take burgers to a whole new level by creating flavorful sauce combinations for those backyard barbecues. Make reservations at (509) 279-6030. Friday, 6-8 p.m., INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 1. $75/per couple.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Tastings include: Friday, French Wine Demystified; July 25, Small Italian Vineyards. All tastings at 7 p.m. Reservations are requested. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20. (509) 343-2253.

Cherry Festival - Come pick tree ripened cherries in Green Bluff on Saturday and Sunday. Visit for map of growers.

Bottles Saturday Sip - An afternoon of exploring sake. Saturday, 2 p.m., Bottles, 3319 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 443-4027.

St. Vincent de Paul’s Steak Fry - Sixth annual event with barbecue steak and dancing to the Kelly Hughes Band and Colby Acuff to support St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Emergency Services. Tickets available at the St. Vincent de Paul HELP Center and the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores or online at Saturday, 5 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $25/person. (208) 416-4717.

Food Truck Palooza - Admission includes samples. There will be a separate beer garden that will sell alcohol and non-alcohol beverages. There will be music and entertainment throughout the event. Tickets available at Sponsored by Larry H. Miller Toyota. Sunday, 3:30-7 p.m., Luigi’s west parking lot, 245 W. Main Ave. $15/general; free/age 5 and younger; $25/VIP with early entrance at 2 p.m. (509) 990-6088.

Picnic & Silent Auction for Mirror Pond - The Friends of Manito will host a fundraising dinner to benefit the Mirror Pond Renovation Project. The event will include live music, silent auction and a no-host beer and wine garden by No-Li Brewhouse. To purchase tickets, visit the Friends of Manito office at 4 W. 21st St.; call (509) 456-8038; or visit Sunday, 5-7:30 p.m., Manito Park, lower Manito Park at the Rotary Picnic Shelter, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. $30/adults; $10/ages 6-16; free/ages 5 and younger with paid adult. (509) 456-8038.

Kids Cooking Class - Mondays in July from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. $25/per class. (208) 762-1333.

Pilgrim’s Free Tastings - Events include: July 23, Grand Teton Brewing; July 25, Meet the Winemaker Tasting with Renwood Winery; July 30, Laughing Dog Brewery. All tastings are 3:30-6 p.m. Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.


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