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Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. with take-out from 1-3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. (509) 324-1995.

Rock and Roll - Hosted by The Kitchen Engine. Learn how to make egg rolls, spring rolls and paper wraps with Alex Austin. Pre-registration is required. Today, 6 p.m., The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416. $35. (509) 328-3335.A Spring Beer Study - Featuring 10 beers and beer food. Reservations are required. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $16 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.

Beautifully Composed - Dinner and concert by Trio Dolce in celebration of mothers. Saturday, 6 p.m., Bank Left Gallery tea room, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse, Wash. $35/person. (509) 878-8425, (509) 878-1800.31 Cent Scoop Night - Firefighters will be scooping. Sunday, 5-10 p.m., Baskin Robbins locations. (617) 646-3309.

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch - 50th anniversary event including all-you-can-eat buffet, children’s activities, silent auction and a special gift for Mom. Reservations requested. Sunday. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $25/adults, $6/ages 2-12. (509) 448-1224.

Canning Workshop - Class will focus on the water-bath technique. For ages 14 and older. Monday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $27. (509) 625-6200.

Quantum Millionaires Club Dinner - A portion of event’s proceeds will be donated to area food banks. Reservations are required. Contact Natalie at (208) 777-9899. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Beverly’s, Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene.“Seeds of Change” Educational Film Series - A local food systems education series presented by Project Hope Spokane in association with Riverfront Farm and Green Jobs Not Jails. Films include: May 14, “Beyond Organic: Building Community”; May 21, “Food: A Global and Local Issue”; May 28, “Cultivating Change and Food from the Hood”; June 11, “Good Food and Seeds of Change: The RF Story.” 7 p.m., The Porch Church, 1804 W. Broadway St. Free with food or seed donation. (509) 280-1702.

Troubled Wine Assets Relief Program - Enjoy 10 wines under $10 with cheese and bread from La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles. Reservations are requested. May 15, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.

Wine Tastings - Hosted by the North Idaho Enological Association. Held the third Friday of the month. 7:30 p.m., Lake City Senior Center, 1916 Lakewood DriveCoeur d’Alene. $20/members; $28/nonmembers. (208) 772-5401.

Center Pointe Annual Pancake Breakfast - Menu includes pancakes, eggs and ham. May 16. 9 a.m.-noon, Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $5/adults, $4/children and seniors. (509) 325-5451.

Liberty Lake Farmers Market - Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May 16-Oct. 17. Liberty Square Building parking lot, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. (509) 879-4965.

Spring Barrel Tasting - Wenatchee - Join Columbia River Wine Country wineries for a weekend of barrel tasting, food and live music. Participating wineries will include the Saint Laurent Winery, Chateau Faire le Pont Winery, Cave B Estates, Jones of Washington, Martin-Scott Winery, Stemilt Creek Winery, White Heron Cellars, and Bella Terrazza. May 16-17, Noon-5 p.m. Wenatchee, Wash. (509) 888-9764.

Gary Fox Memorial Pancake Breakfast - Third annual fundraiser with proceeds to help fund equipment for the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department Dive Rescue and Sonar teams. Serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice in memory of Fox, a local businessman who drowned in Lake Coeur d’Alene in 2006. May 17, 7 a.m.-noon, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $4/each, $10/family suggested donation. (208) 661-6565.

Free Wellness Class - Sponsored by the Moscow Food Co-op. Learn how to make family-friendly, healthy meals and how to fit healthy cooking into a busy lifestyle. Registration is required. Sign up at the co-op or contact Amy Lucker at (208) 882-8537 or e-mail May 18, 7-8:30 p.m., 1912 Center, Fiske Room, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho.

Women Helping Women Fund Luncheon - Jean Chatzky, award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and financial editor for NBC’s “Today” will be the guest speaker. Funds raised at the luncheon are donated directly to programs managed by Spokane County nonprofit agencies. May 18, Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 328-8285.

Coeur d’Alene Women’s Day AGLOW Brunch/Potluck - Speaker meetings on the third Wednesday of the month. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Silver Lake Motel and Convention Center, 6160 Sunshine St. Free. (208) 930-4482.

Nutrition and Local Food- Presented by Kelly Greenway. May 21, 5:30 p.m., Sandpoint Waldorf School, 2007 Sandpoint West Drive, Sandpoint. Free. (208) 265-0695.

Beyond Words, A RiteCare Spokane Benefit Breakfast - A fundraiser to support RiteCare Spokane’s free speech-therapy clinic for children aged 2-7. Reservations are requested. May 21, 7:30-9 a.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. (509) 838-2310.

Spectacular Spring Whites - Enjoy eight white wines with cheese and bread from La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles. Reservations are requested. May 22, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $22 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.

Vintage Fashion Show and Luncheon Tea - Hosted by the Pend Oreille Players. The fashion show will be presented by the GFWC Spokane Woman’s Club. Club members will model vintage clothing dating from the 1880s to the 1970s, while guests enjoy a luncheon provided by the Pend Oreille Players. Menu for the luncheon will be Mediterranean chicken salad, rolls, beverage and dessert. Vintage attire is welcome. Reservations required. May 23, 1 p.m., 240 N. Union, Newport. $15. (509) 671-3389.

Authors Serena Thompson and Teri Edwards - They will chat with fans and sign copies of their book, “The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen.” May 26, 7:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Healing Foods Kitchen Cooking Class - Cooking classes for cancer prevention and achieving good health and healing after cancer treatments. Learn about whole grains. Pre-payment and registration is required. May 26, 5:30-7 p.m., Providence Holy Family Hospital, Health Care Center 4 and 5, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Education Center 1. $10. (509) 474-5490.

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