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Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine - Classes include: Today, 5:30 p.m., Mix ’n’ Match Cupcakes, $45; Sunday, 2 p.m., Barbecue Baby Back Ribs, $39; Monday, 5:30 p.m., Puff Pastry, $45; Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Boost Your Breakfast: Classic Dishes Reinvented, $39; June 11, 5:30 p.m., Homemade Tortillas, Fish Tacos and Gorditas, $45; June 12, 5:30 p.m., Basic Knife Skills, $49. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

Veal 101 - Chef Angelo will give you instruction on buying and cooking veal. Recipes include veal marsala and veal parmesan. Today, 5 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50/person. (208) 457-8950.

Orlando’s Bistro Dinner - Presented by the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy. Choose from seating times at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. Reservations required. Thursday and Friday, Orlando’s, Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. $35/per person; $50/with wine. (509) 533-7283.

INCA After Dark Cooking Classes - Classes include: Thursday, Homemade Bread and Baguettes; June 13, Tapas Party. 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, smoked pork dinner; June 13-14, Salisbury steak dinner. Performance of “Frivolity, Fun & Fancy” by Northwoods Performing Arts Chorale. 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; $12/show-only tickets. (208) 448-1294.

Vino Wine Tastings - Tastings include: Friday, Wine of the Month Club Selections, 3-6:30 p.m., $10; Saturday, Obelisco Estate Wines, 2-4:30 p.m., $15. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. (509) 838-1229.

Evergreen East Fundraiser - Kick off the season of trail building and riding at Mount Spokane with beer, cider and the Spokane premier of “Not Bad” by Anthill Films. All funds benefit Evergreen East. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $6/sample flight; $3/pint. (509) 343-2253.

Wine Classes at Vino! - Saturday, 1:30 p.m., “Mediterranean Romance,” explore roses and Mediterranean snacks. June 21, 1:30 p.m., “Afraid to Commit?” Explore alternatives to your favorite wines without buying the whole bottle. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. $30/per class. (509) 838-1229.

Spread the Love: Toast Toppers - If you fancy a layer of something sweet on your morning toast, you’ll want to take notes as Anna Kestell, food safety and preservation information specialist, gives the rundown on basic jams and jellies, the difference between them and how to make your own. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; June 16, 6:30 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; June 23, 6:30 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake, (509) 893-8330. Free.

Portuguese Coo king - Two Cooks With Love presents a cooking and mixology class. Make reservations at (509) 891-5980. Tuesday and June 11, 6-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave. $35/person; $60/couple.

Cooking with the Master - Recipes include an oxtail and vegetable soup with an herbal crouton gratinee, egg batter fish filets with chipotle, cilantro and tartar sauce and more. Registration is recommended. June 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Hayden. $35. (208) 762-1333.

Beer Tasting at Bottles - Sample beers from Wallace Brewing Co. June 13, 5 p.m., Bottles, 3319 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free. (509) 443-4027.

Potluck Picnic - Hosted by Catholic Singles Mingle. Adults of all ages are welcome, bring a dish to share. June 14, 2 p.m., Sullivan Park, 1901 N. Sullivan Road. Make reservations at Catholic-Singles-Mingle.

Backyard Cooking with the Grandkids - Master Chef Steve Geving presents recipes such as grilled vegetable kebobs, grilled flatbread, ground sirloin and vegetables en papilotte, and chocolate and caramel fondue. June 18, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25. (208) 437-0426.


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