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Family Festival (Japan Week) - Hands-on origami, toy making, kimono, calligraphy, and tea. Today, 3-5 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute Commons Building, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Free. (509) 328-2971.

Millwood Indoor Farmers Market - Local and organic food available Wednesdays, noon-5 p.m., through April. 8919 E. Euclid Ave., Millwood. (509) 475-1676.

Spokane River Falls. Ride, Wine and Dine - See the Falls from the Riverfront Park Skyride, with a wine tasting by Robert Karl Winery, followed by a four-course dinner with a view of the falls at Anthony’s at the Falls. Tonight or Thursday, reservations required for either date, with various dinner times available. $45. (509) 625-6200.

Cheers to Kids - Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and music. To benefit Olive Crest Abused Children’s Foundation. Thursday. 6-8 p.m., Bozarth Mansion, 12415 N. Fairwood Road. $45. (509) 468-0700.

Rogers High School Spaghetti Feed - Proceeds will benefit the Rogers High School Instrumental Arts Department. Menu includes: spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, ice cream and refreshments. Entertainment will be provided by the Rogers Jazz Band. Thursday. 6-8 p.m., Rogers High School, Commons, 1622 E. Wellesley Ave. $18/family of four or $5/person in advance; $20/family of four or $6.50/person at the door. (509) 487-5111 or (509) 868-4888.

Wine + Art - Presented by the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and The Art Spirit Gallery. Event will feature eight Walla Walla winemakers, 12 Northwest artists and local fare. Proceeds will benefit the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance. Thursday. 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $20, includes wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. (509) 526-3117.

2009 Spring Barrel Tasting in the Yakima Valley - Sample unfinished wines from the barrel and learn about the winemaking process from the winemakers at the 55 participating wineries in the Yakima Valley Wine country from Yakima to the Tri-Cities. Several wineries, including Olsen Estates, Sagelands Vineyard and Airfield Estates will be hosting educational seminars at an extra charge. Visit www.wineyakimavalley@org. Friday - Sunday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., varies, Yakima Valley. $30/advance, available at, $35/door. Each pass includes a signature wine glass. (509) 965-5201.

Blind Wine Tasting - Test your ability to depict between wine varietals, with four wines to taste. Friday. 6-9 p.m., WineStyles, 8801 N. Indian Trail Road. $10. (509) 468-9463.

Candlelighters Conquer Kids Cancer Dinner and Auction - Fifth annual event to support and serve children with cancer in our community. Host is Mark Peterson of KXLY. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7. Live and silent auctions. Friday, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $50. (509) 474-2759.

Columbia Crest Barrel Tasting - Sample wines from start to finish, barrel to bottle. Enjoy winery tours, live music and great food. Friday-Sunday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Highway 221 Columbia Crest Drive, Paterson, Wash. Free admission. (888) 309-9463.

Hara Hara Fashion (Japan Week) - Cutting edge evening of Japanese pop fashion, music, food, art, anime. 7:30-10 p.m., The Sapphire Room, 1003 E. Trent Ave. $5. (509) 863-8103.

Meet the Roaster - Tim Curry. Friday. 3-5 p.m., On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford. (509) 747-6294.

Roaring ’20s Dinner and Dance - Dinner served at 6:15 p.m., followed by the dance at 7. Entertainment by J.J. Dion and Band. Advance tickets are encouraged. Friday. Post Falls Senior Center, 1215 E. Third Ave. $10/members, $12 in advance, $15 at the door. (208) 773-9582.

Spring Barrel Weekend - Featuring all of Terra Blanca’s wines and select barrel samples. Reserve wine tasting is offered for a $5 fee. Friday-Sunday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard, 34715 N. DeMoss Road, Benton City, Wash. (509) 588-6082.

“With Grateful Hearts” - 16th annual fundraising auction and dinner provided by Puttin’ on the Ritz catering. Saturday. 5 p.m., Northwest Christian High School, 5104 E. Bernhill Road, Colbert. $15, plus tax. (509) 238-4005, ext. 117.

16th Annual Pancake Feed and Silent Auction - 16th Annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Feed and Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit the Cheney Baseball Association. Saturday, 6:30-11 a.m., Cheney High School cafeteria, 460 N. Sixth St., Cheney. $5/at the door. (509) 389-2111.

60th Sukiyaki Dinner (Japan Week) - Sushi, Senbei, and crafts. Saturday. Noon-7 p.m., Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield St. $12. (509) 535-2687.

Annual International Student Dinner (Japan Week) - Call Melissa at (509) 313-6560 for reservations, pricing and more information. Saturday. 6 p.m., Gonzaga University’s Globe Room in Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. (509) 323-6560.

Farm Chicks Book Signing - Serena Thompson and Teri Edwards sign copies of their book, “The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen: Live Well, Laugh Often, Cook Much.” Saturday, Noon-2 p.m., Yoke’s Fresh Market, 212 Bonner Mall Way, Sandpoint; May 1, 4-6 p.m., Yoke’s Fresh Market, 9329 E. Montgomery Ave. ; May 2, 10 a.m.-noon, Yoke’s Fresh Market, 14202 N. Market St., Mead. (509) 954-1692.

Spring Extravaganza Luncheon and Auction - Enjoy silent and live auctions and lunch catered by Vin Rouge Restaurant. Menu includes: French onion soup, chicken or salmon wrap, fresh spring green salad, bread and chocolate gateau. Luncheon speaker will be Cheryl-Ann Millsap, editor of Spokane Metro magazine. Reservations are requested. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Southside Senior Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $25. (509) 535-0803.

St. Michael’s Academy Auction Gala - “An Evening at the Kentucky Derby” at Mount St. Michael. Silent auction kicks off at 5 p.m. with complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner is served at 6:15 followed by a live auction. Benefits the school. Saturday, 8500 N. St. Michael’s Road. $30/person. (509) 466-9369.

Whitworth University Hawaiian Club Lu’au - 39th annual event presented by the Whitworth College Hawaiian Club, Na Pu’uwai o Hawai’i (The Heart of Hawai’i). Menu includes kalua pork (roasted pig), teriyaki beef, chicken long rice, lomi salmon, shoyu chicken, poi, haupia, rice, macaroni salad, fresh pineapple and pineapple upside-down cake. Entertainment includes the band Tanoa and dances originating from Hawai’i, Samoa, Tahiti and New Zealand. Doors open and dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.; entertainment begins at 7. Tickets may be purchased at the Hixson Union Building, Sundays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Whitworth University Fieldhouse, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $20/adults, $15/students, $10/age 6-12, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 777-3796.

Art of Canning - Class will focus on the pressure-cooker technique. For age 14 and older. Sunday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $27. (509) 625-6200.

Earth Day Festival in Sandpoint - Featuring the Earth Day Cafe, which includes culinary dishes made almost entirely with locally grown food. Also includes arts and crafts, music and information on how to protect the planet and quality of life in North Idaho. Sponsored by Idaho Conservation League and the City of Sandpoint. Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. Free admission. (208) 265-9565.

Cooking Class at the Greenbriar Inn - Handling Meats and Poultry and Knife Skills. Monday, 6-9 p.m. Historic Greenbriar Inn, 315 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $45. (800) 953-2379 or (208) 667-9660.

Bread Pudding Class - Hosted by The Kitchen Engine. Chef Landon Dalessi from G.W. Hunters will teach participants how to make carmelized onion, blueberry and caramel apple pie bread puddings. Pre-registration is required. Monday, 6 p.m., The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. $15. (509) 328-3335.

Mystery Dinner Theatre - A family event. Reservations are requested. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Song Bird Theatre, 315 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $30. (208) 664-3672 or (208) 660-7317.

Ben & Jerry’s Free Scoop Day - Donations accepted April 29 for The Wishing Star Foundation. Noon-8 p.m., Ben & Jerry’s, River Park Square, Atrium level, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 455-8500 or (509) 744-3411.

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