Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine - Classes include: Today, 5:30 p.m., Not Your Ordinary Burgers, $39; Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Pasta Making, $45; Monday, 5:30 p.m., Classic Cinnamon Rolls, $45; May 18, 2 p.m., It’s Salmon Season, $49; May 19, 5:30 p.m., Croissants, $45; May 20, 5:30 p.m., Summertime Grilling: Vegetarian Style, $39; May 21, 5:30 p.m., Authentic Mexican Cooking: Traditional Tamales, $45; May 22, 5:30 p.m., Egg Rolls, Spring Rolls and Vietnamese Rice Paper Wraps, $45; May 29, 5:30 p.m., Artisan Pizza, $45. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. Varies. (509) 328-3335.
Wine, Ride and Dine - Taste regional reds and white wines while viewing Spokane River Falls. Price includes wine tasting, a glass of wine, SkyRide fee, dinner, tax and gratuity. Latah Creek Winery will be served today and Thursday. Barrister Winery will be serving May 14-15 and 21-22. Dinner at Anthony’s on Wednesdays, and Clinkerdagger on Thursdays. Seating times are 4:30, 5, 5:15, 5:30 and 6 p.m. each evening. Registration is required. Riverfront Park, meet at the SkyRide, 507 N. Howard St. $55/person. (509) 625-6200.
Chef Colomba from Cafe Carambola - Chef Colomba returns to spice up your summer with delicious Latino food. She will make tacos using ingredients such as hibiscus flowers, cactus paddles and fresh Mexican cheeses. Today, 5 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50/person. (208) 457-8950.
Jazzed for Justice - Semi-casual cocktail party fundraising event with hors d’oeuvres, local beer and wine by River City Brewing and Whitestone Winery, raffles and jazz music by Julia Keefe. All proceeds from ticket sales, drink sales, raffles and gifts benefit the work of the Center for Justice. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/588346. Today, 5:30 p.m., Hamilton Studio, 1427 W. Dean Ave. $30/includes appetizers, jazz and a drink ticket; $5/additional drink ticket. (509) 835-5211.
INCA After Dark Cooking Classes - Today, Artisan Bread; May 15, Ragin’ Cajun; May 30, Thai One On; June 5, Homemade Bread and Baguettes; June 18, Gourmet Grilling; June 20, Tapas Party; July 11, Margaritaville Grill: Tacos and Margs; July 17, 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 incaafterdark.scc.spokane.edu or call (509) 533-8141. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1. $49/per class. (509) 533-8141.
Getting to the Good Stuff: The History of Distilling - Don Poffenroth of Dry Fly Distilling will take you through the fascinating and scandalous history of strong drink in America. Thursday, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Vino Wine Tastings - Friday, Cave B Estate Winery, 3-6:30 p.m., $10; Saturday, Ruggeri Corsini of Piedmont, Italy, 2-4:30 p.m., $15. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. (509) 838-1229.
Northwoods Performing Arts Dinner Theatre - Beef and penne dinner and performance of “Disney on Stage.” Friday and Saturday, 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.
Pilgrim’s Free Tastings - Events include: Friday, 3:30 p.m., Meet the Winemaker: Novelty Hill - Januik Winery; Monday-May 17, tastings daily at 3:30 p.m., American Craft Beer Week; May 23, 3:30 p.m., Wine Tasting: Bronco Wine Co. Imports; May 28, 3:30 p.m., Beer Tasting: Stone Brewing Co. Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
Victoria & Albert Interludes - Come and experience high tea, homemade pastries and savories, while enjoying Victorian-inspired art and antiques. Featured exhibits 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with high tea from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse. $15/per person. (509) 878-8425.
Strut Fashion Show - A three-course meal, fashion show, live music and speakers. A black tie affair to benefit The Esther Generation, an anti-human-trafficking organization. Saturday, 5 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $75/balcony seating; $100/floor seating; $150/VIP. (509) 455-8888.
Immaculate Heart Retreat Center’s 11th Annual Mother’s Day Brunch - Annual Champagne brunch features an all-you-can-eat buffet and a special gift for mom. Brunch includes classic buffet with carving stations, French toast, a variety of salads, fresh seasonal fruit, assorted cheeses, omelets-to-order and a dessert bar. Guests are welcome to wander the center’s scenic grounds. Advance reservations are requested. Please call or visit www.ihrc.net. Event proceeds support Immaculate Heart’s retreat ministries. Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $25/adults; $10/ages 6-12. (509) 448-1224.
Preserve Your Produce - Anna Kestell, a local food safety and preservation information specialist, will teach you how to store up a little taste of summer. She’ll walk you through the basics of canning, freezing and drying, and help you determine which method is the best fit for you. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300; May 20, 6:30 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320; May 27, 6:30 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards, (509) 893-8390; June 2, 6:30 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280. Free.
Spring Forest-to-Table Event - A dinner on Tuesday at Orlando’s on the Spokane Community College campus will feature edible foragables from region. A portion of each plate sold will be donated to the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy, a nonprofit hosting the event. Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. $80. (509) 280-6630.
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