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The Spokesman-Review

“Red Hat Extravaganza” Luncheon - Featuring the Red Hat Flappers and queen mom, Louise Oliver, speaker Laurie Zurinsky and musician Solveig Vishnesky. Reservations not kept must be paid. Presented by Coeur d’Alene Christian Women’s Connection. Thursday. Noon-2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. $10. (208) 687-0291 or 687-6906.

Sons of Norway Potluck Dinner and Dance - Happy hour at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and dancing at 6:30. Reservations requested. Friday. Sons of Norway Tordenskjold Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $8.50. (509) 326-9211.

Spaghetti Dinner - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Reservations required. Friday. 5-7 p.m., 2605 N. Robie Road. $5. (509) 926-2328.

Cherry Festival at Green Bluff - Saturday-Sunday and July 19-20. Green Bluff, 15 minutes north of Spokane.

Lavender Tea at the Dahmen Barn - Event will serve as a fundraiser for the Dahmen Barn art center. Includes a luncheon, fashion show featuring creations from resident artisans and two hands-on lavender workshops. Saturday. 11 a.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 North Park Way, Uniontown. $15 for tea; $10 per workshop. (509) 229-3414.

The Kitchen Engine Cooking Demo - Learn how to make smoothies in the Vita-Mix. Please RSVP. Tuesday. 1 p.m., The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. Free. (509) 328-3335.

Cook’s Choice - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Reservations required. July 18. 5-7 p.m., 2605 N. Robie Road. $7. (509) 926-2328.

Davenport Pioneer Days and Alumni Reunion Celebration - Themed “Celebrating Americana in our Backyard.” Enjoy the chalk art contest, where artists gather to create and display drawings on Davenport city sidewalks in a competition for cash prizes; several performances of “Little Shop of Horrors” performed by the local theater group in the Davenport High School auditorium; and the All American Root Music mini-concert in the park with country music by The Two Dudes, blues by Don Millard, and bluegrass by the Kettle Creek Band. Also featuring The Road Knights car show, duck races, quilt show, teen dance, book sale, Saturday morning Pioneer Plod Fun Run, parade, Lion’s Club barbecue, pies by the Davenport Women’s Club, the “Road Rage Rally,” and more. July 18-20. Downtown Davenport Pioneer Park. Free admission. (509) 725-1000.

Steak-n-Bake or Fish - Sponsored by VFW No. 51. Music by Lenny from 6-10 p.m. July 18. 5:30-8 p.m., VFW No. 51, 300 W. Mission Ave. $7.50. (509) 327-9847.

Pancake Breakfast - Menu consists of scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and all-you-can-eat pancakes. July 20. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sons of Norway Tordenskjold Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $4/adults, $2.50/age 5 and younger. (509) 326-9211.

Fish and Chips Dinner - Hosted by the Elks Lodge. Reservations required. July 25. 5-7 p.m., 2605 N. Robie Road. $7. (509) 926-2328.

Sons of Norway Dinner and Dance - Happy hour at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and dancing at 6:30. Reservations requested. July 25. Tordenskjold Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $8.50. (509) 326-9211.

Kitchen Safety and Cooking Basics - For 10-to-15-year-olds interested in learning how to safely create satisfying meals for themselves and others. This class will focus on nutrition, safety, first aid, cooking basics and meal planning. Presented by Community Health Education and Resources Pre-registration is required. To register, call (509) 232-8138. July 26. 9 a.m.-noon., Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. $25, a snack prepared by the students.

A Taste of the Coeur d’Alenes - A festival of food, arts and crafts, music, and fine art. Aug. 1-3. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Coeur d’Alene City Park, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 660-2789.

BrewsFest - Live music with Doghouse Boyz, Big Mumbo Band and Nicole Fournier. More than 30 different microbrews from throughout the Northwest and a chili cook-off at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9. 1-7 p.m., Silver Mountain Resort, 75 miles east of Spokane, take Exit 49 off Interstate 90, Kellogg. $24.95/advance, $29.95 day of event, includes souvenir mug and 6 drink tickets. (877) 230-2193.

Peach Festival at Green Bluff - Try peach ice cream, homemade cobbler, cake or pie. August 16-17, 23-24, Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Green Bluff, 15 minutes north of Spokane. (509) 238-6438.

National Lentil Festival - 20th annual event. Aug. 22-23. Friday, 6-11 p.m.: free lentil chili, live music, arts and crafts, food, information booths, and games; Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: lentil pancake breakfast, Grand Parade, lentil cook off, Lentil Lane Food Court, Lentil Land kids’ area, Lentil Gallery arts and crafts, microbrewery tasting tent, live music, and sporting events. . Downtown Pullman. Free admission. (509) 334-3565 or (800) 365-6948.

Pie Festival - Enjoy an old fashioned festival including a pie walk, a variety of fruits and vegetables, and pies. Aug. 23. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Square Parking Lot, Liberty Lake. (509) 879-4965.

Pig Out in the Park - Aug. 27-Sept. 1. 29th annual food and music festival with 50 food booths and three beverage gardens. 75 entertainment acts perform on three stages for all six days of this event. See full line-up of music at www.spokanepigout.com. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Riverfront Park. Free admission. (509) 921-5579.

Fall Fest - Tasting tents will feature regional microbrews, wine and soda. Chairlift rides, activities for children, and free live music. August 30-31. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint, Idaho. (208) 263-9555.

Summer Soiree at Beacon Hill - Features 35 wines from around the world, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and live music by Nicole Lewis Quartet. Fundraiser for the Spokane Symphony. Reservations required. Sept. 4. 5:30 p.m., Beacon Hill Events, 4348 E. Wellesley Ave. $35. (509) 458-8733. For more information, visit www.spokanesymphonyassoc.org.