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“Seed the Feast”: Summer Course - Presented by Wild Sage American Bistro and Kathy Curtiss of Singing Gardens. Course will discuss compost; soil boosting; watering strategies; and herbs, including planting, pruning, harvesting, cooking, tasting, pesto, spreads and tapenades. At the conclusion of the course, a feast will be offered featuring the season’s abundance prepared by Chef Charles of Wild Sage. Course will be held Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. this Friday, June 17 and July 1. Pre-registration is required by calling (509) 456-7575. Wild Sage American Bistro, 916 W. Second Ave.

EWU Jazz Bash and Music Department Barbecue - Featuring Eastern Washington University Instrumental and Vocal Jazz ensembles. Free and open to the public. Friday, 2 p.m., Sutton Park, Cheney. Free. (509) 359-2241.

60,000-pound Food Challenge - Huckleberry’s Natural Market will try to collect 60,000 pounds of food for Second Harvest Inland Northwest Food Bank, between Saturday and June 11. Canned food donations can be placed in the donation barrels at the store or a scan tag can be purchased at the register. Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. (509) 624-1349.

Mozzarella Cheese and Yogurt Classes - Sponsored by Trish Vieira of Spokane Family Farm. Beginner class will be offered Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and advanced class will be held from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Call (509) 747-6294 to register or for more information. On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford.

Afternoon Fiesta - 9:30 a.m., learn how to make tamales, $25; 11 a.m., salsa dance lessons, free; 2 p.m., Ione Mariachi show, free; and a free slice of cake to celebrate owner Gilda Meyers’ 64th birthday, for anyone who orders a combo plate. Saturday, El Mercado Del Pueblo, 1814 N. Division St. (509) 327-2856.

A Night in Italy - St. John’s Cathedral youth are raising funds to attend the Triennial Episcopal Youth Event later this month in St. Paul, Minn. The menu will feature, antipasto, rigatoni, chicken, Italian bread and spumoni for dessert. The teens will provide music for dancing. Saturday , 5 p.m., The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 12th Avenue and Grand Boulevard. $20. (509) 838-4277.

Vintage Spokane - A food and wine affair. Sample an array of Washington and Idaho wines and delicious bites from top restaurants. Benefits Hospice of Spokane. Purchase tickets at Sunday, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $60.

Author Jeremy Smith - Spokane Food Access Coalition with Auntie’s Bookstore. Talk and book signing of “Growing a Garden City,” a book about local food and community farms and gardens. Tuesday. 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. (212) 643-6816, ext. 224.

Up on the Roof - Fundraiser for the 17th annual Unity in the Community. Cuisine from local restaurants, entertainment and silent auction showcasing regional artists and businesses. June 9. 6-8 p.m., Saranac Building, 25 W. Main Ave. $20, includes one beverage ticket. (509) 209-2625.

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