Pilgrim’s Free Tastings - Tastings include: Today, 3:30 p.m., Oskar Blues Brewery; Friday, 3:30 p.m., Bordeaux with Jim Daanen. Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.
Free Wine Tastings - Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m., Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Hayden. (208) 762-1333.
Camp Cooking Basics - Learn how to set up your kitchen and create easy and fun meals for the whole family. This class will be held outdoors if weather permits with an opportunity to taste the REI gourmand’s culinary creations. Thursday, 7 p.m., REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. Free. (509) 328-9900.
Vino Wine Tastings - Justin Vineyards and Winery and Landmark Vineyards. Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. $15. (509) 838-1229.
Cooking with Carol - Fridays at 10:30 a.m., Carol will prepare a recipe that was posted on Gourmet Way’s Facebook page earlier in the week. This event is free. A three-part series of classes presenting elegant appetizers, salads, luncheon menus and dinner entrees will be Friday from 3-5 p.m. Cost: $35. Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Hayden. Free. (208) 762-1333.
Wine Tasting at Bottles - Discover wines from South Africa. Friday, 5 p.m., Bottles, 3319 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. (509) 443-4027.
“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? Presented by Coeur d’Alene Murder Mystery Theatre. Reservations are requested. Friday, 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.
INCA After Dark Cooking Classes - Classes include: Friday, Gourmet Grilling; July 11, Margaritaville Grill: Tacos and Margs; July 17, Homemade Croissants with Fresh Berries; July 23, Butterfly, Brunoise and Chiffonade; July 25. All classes are 6-8 p.m. For more information or registration, visit incaafterdark.scc.spokane.edu or call (509) 533-8141. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1. $49/per class.
Wine and Cheese at the Market - Summertime Great Grillin’ Reds. Reservations are requested. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20. (509) 343-2253.
Lions Roar Dinner and Auction - Presented by the Priest Lake Kaniksu/Coolin Branch Lions Clubs. Silent auction from 3-5 p.m.; dinner of barbecue pork ribs with Elkins whiskey barbecue sauce and lemon thyme chicken with all the trimmings served at 5 p.m.; including a special dessert auction. The live auction follows with auctioneer Rick Ruffle. Saturday, Elkins Resort, 404 Elkins Road, Priest Lake, Idaho. $30. (208) 443-7039.
Festival Camping Prep - Headed to the Festival at Sandpoint, or Timber Outdoor Music Festival in Carnation, Wash., and looking to have the best camp set-up for the weekend? Join festival camping experts to learn how to put together your camp. Saturday, 11 a.m., REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. Free. (509) 328-9900.
Spokane on the Rocks - Gather with your friends and family before, between and after Hoopfest games for fun in the sun, live music, food from Spokane restaurants and more than 40 beers, wines and spirit vendors plus cocktails from Twigs and Clinkerdagger. Activities for the young at heart in the Adventure Zone include a climbing wall, bounce castle and water slide. Air conditioning, shade, clean restrooms, tables and chairs. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free admission. (509) 279-7000.
Making Jams and Jellies - Anna Kestell, food safety and preservation information specialist, will explain basic jams and jellies, the difference between them and how to can make your own. Saturday, 1 p.m., Spokane Public Library Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5336.
Make Your Own Sauerkraut - Learn how to ferment cabbage to create your own healthy and delicious sauerkraut. Presented by Anna Kestell, food safety and preservation information specialist. Saturday, 4 p.m., Hillyard Library, 4005 N. Cook St. Free. (509) 444-5380.
Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine - Traditional Enchiladas. Sunday, 2 p.m., Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $45. (509) 328-3335.
All County Summer Family Barbecue - Presented by the Spokane County Farm Bureau. Visit with neighbors, enjoy a great meal, meet high school scholarship winners and local candidates for political office. Reservations requested by Saturday. Monday, 6 p.m., Valleyford Community Park, 11418 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. Free. (509) 370-0233.
The Singing Nuns Luncheon Concert - Tours beginning at 11 a.m.; lunch at 1 p.m., followed by the concert. Reservations required by phone or online at www.singingnuns.com/events.shtml. July 3, 11 a.m., Mount St. Michaels, 8500 N. St. Michaels Road. $15. (509) 466-9178.
The Singing Nuns July Fourth Concert and Dessert Social - Tours begin at 7 p.m.; concert at 8:30 p.m. More information at www.singingnuns.com/events.shtml. July 4, Mount St. Michaels, 8500 N. St. Michaels Road. $5. (509) 467-0986, ext. 121.
Grilling Time - Two Cooks With Love Catering presents a cooking and mixology class. Make reservations at (509) 891-5980. July 9-10, 6-8:30 p.m., 11712 E. Boone Ave. $40/person; $70/couple.
Cheney Jubilee - A two-day festival featuring a barbecue competition, live music, food booths, beer garden, kid activities, hay dig and arts and craft vendors. July 12-13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Cheney Plaza, SR 904 at Betz Road, Cheney. For more information, visit www.cheneyjubilee.com.
Asian Barbecue and Grilling Specialties - With master Chef Steve Geving. July 16, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25. (208) 437-0426.
Gourmet Grilling Date Night - Couples will take burgers to a whole new level by creating flavorful sauce combinations for those backyard barbeques. Make reservations at (509) 279-6030. July 18, 6-8 p.m., INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1. $75/per couple.
St. Vincent de Paul’s Steak Fry - Sixth annual event with barbecue steak, fun 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 www.stvincentdepaulcda.org. July 19, 5 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $25/person. (208) 416-4717.
Food Truck Palooza - Tickets available at www.nwfoodtruckpalooza.com. Sponsored by Larry H. Miller Toyota. July 20, 3:30-7 p.m., Luigi’s, west parking lot, 245 W. Main Ave. $15/general; free/age five and younger; $25/VIP with early entrance at 2 p.m. (509) 990-6088.
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