Health Food Substitutions - Recipes include avocado butter, raspberry yogurt, chewy energy bars and homemade granola. Refreshments will be served. Thursday, 5:30 p.m., The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Fall. (208) 457-8950.
An Evening Under the Stars - Gourmet food, wine, music, dancing star gazing and conversation, hosted by Spokane Public Radio. Age 21 and older. Prairie Flyer, with bluegrass and old-time music plays from 6-8 p.m., and Hot Club of Spokane, with lively Django-driven swing tunes from 8-10 p.m. Thursday, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley. $40. (509) 328-5729.
Kitchen Gardens Around the World - Join avid kitchen gardener, EagleSong, director of Natural Beauty at Willows Lodge, Woodinville, Wash., for a journey to tasty gardens around the world. Presented at the monthly meeting of The Inland Empire Gardeners. Also, Naylor Creek Nursery will be selling plants. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Decades Meeting Place, 10502 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 535-8434.
French Quarter (First Friday) - Hosting Airfield Estates of Prosser, Wash. Winemaker Marcus, will pour some favorites and guests can meet him and ask wine questions. Brad Keeler plays blues, come sample the latest chocolates, 5-8 p.m., Aug. 7, 1311 W. Sprague Ave. (509) 624-5350.
Homegrown Help Free Food Distribution - Hosted by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Second Harvest Inland Northwest. Pick up quality, free food including fresh produce and breads. No special qualifications are needed to receive food. Please bring boxes to carry food. Friday, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 4620 N. Regal St. (509) 844-3370.
Pancake Breakfast - Sponsored by Loon Lake Property Owners Association. Sunday, 7:30 a.m., Loon Lake Elementary School cafeteria, Loon Lake, Wash. (509) 232-2222.
Project HOPE Garden Party - Potluck Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m. 2605 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-6527.
Huckleberry/Heritage Festival and 5K Fun Run - Aug. 14-15. Two-day event featuring Huckleberry sheriff and Huckleberry hound, vendors, food, historical displays, live entertainment and huckleberry Bake-off competition. Downtown Wallace, Idaho. Free. (208) 753-7151.
Wenatchee Valley Sips and Suds - Wine and beer festival to benefit Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation. Live music provided. Aug. 14-15. Town Toyota Center, Wenatchee. $15/advance, $20/door. (509) 663-3723.
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