Thursday Night’s Dinner - Catered by Two Cooks with Love. Menu includes: honey-glazed pork baby back ribs with whiskey marmalade or lime and chipotle fish tacos. Reservations are requested by today. Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $19.95/pork or $16.95/fish. (509) 891-5980 or (509) 437-0426.
Jelly Belly on Tour - Taste the newest Jelly Belly flavors and enjoy a variety of activities. Friday. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokandy Chocolatier, 1412 W. Third Ave. (800) 323-9380.
Sushi 101: Preparation and Rolling Techniques - Presented by Jerry Herrera, sushi chef at Pilgrim’s deli. Saturday, 6-7 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $10/includes samples and recipes. (208) 676-9730.
Make Waves in the Kitchen, Airway Heights - Part of Summer Reading 2010. Jonathan Holden, executive chef from Spencer’s, will show teens how to create tasty and healthy snacks. Saturday. 1 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights. Free. (509) 893-8250.
Columbia Crest Vineyard Tour - Learn about the cycle of the grape, terroir and viticultural practices at the Columbia Crest estate vineyard. A formal tasting will follow featuring Columbia Crest wines. Pre-registration is required. Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Highway 221 Columbia Crest Drive, Paterson, Wash. $25/person. (509) 875-2061 or (888) 309-9463.
Kayak and Luau on the Little Spokane River - For ages 10 and older. Paddle along the river and enjoy a family-style Hawaiian dinner from Aloha Island Grill. Pre-registration is required. Sponsored by the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. Sunday, 1-5 p.m., Little Spokane River, Nine Mile Falls. $37. (509) 625-6200.
Italian Cooking, Minestrone Soup - Learn to make traditional minestrone soup using fresh vegetables and homemade quadrettini pasta and then eat what you have made. Aug. 6, Tullia’s Sauce House, 1407 W. Mansfield; $22. Register at spokaneparks.org or call (509) 625-6200.
Wienerfest Spokane Picnic and Potluck Barbecue - Sponsored by the Dachshund Club of Spokane. Bring your wiener dogs to enjoy activities and support Dachshund Rescue NW. Plates, utensils, napkins and some drinks will be provided. Please bring dogs on a leash and chairs as well as a potluck dish. Proceeds benefit dog rescue. Wiener dogs only please. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for directions or leave a message at (509) 796-2140. Aug. 7, noon-5 p.m., $5 donation. (509) 796-2140.
Sunset and Stars Winemaker’s Dinner - Chef John Latoskie from Graze Catering of Walla Walla joins with Terra Blanca Winery to present seven courses matched with wines by winemaker Keith Pilgrim. Aug. 7. 7 p.m., Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard, 34715 N. DeMoss Road, Benton City, Wash. $125 per person. (509) 588-6082, Ext. 105.
Pancake Breakfast - Served the second Sunday of each month. 8:30 a.m.-noon, McIntosh Grange, First and Lake streets, Rockford, Wash. $4/adults, $2/age 10 and younger. (509) 535-1165.
Food Distribution - Second Harvest will distribute free food and fresh produce from its mobile food bank truck to anyone who needs it. No appointment or documentation is required and the distribution does not count as a food bank visit. Those seeking food are asked to bring their own box. Aug. 13 and Sept. 10, noon-2 p.m., Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. (509) 924-2350.
Peach Festival - Every weekend from Aug. 14-Sept. 6. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers. Green Bluff, Mead.
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