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Wine tasting to benefit area Hospice

Hospice of Spokane will benefit from a new wine tasting event on June 5.

Vintage Spokane features tastings from wineries in Washington and Idaho and appetizers from a dozen local caterers and restaurants. It will be held at the Lincoln Center on June 5 from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $60 and attendees will receive unlimited pours, savory bites and sweet treats.

Vintage Spokane takes the place of the popular Taste Washington, which was discontinued by the Washington Wine Commission after last year’s event at the Davenport Hotel.

Varsity Communications produces the annual Taste Washington event in Seattle and served as co-producer of the Spokane event with the Washington Commission. The company says in a news release Vintage Spokane will be a similar high-end wine and dining event.

A listing of wineries and restaurants that will be featured at Vintage Spokane can be found at Tickets are also sold on the website.

Second Chance sale Saturday

Give gently used kitchen and garden items a good home Saturday at the Second Chance Kitchen and Garden Sale.

Gently used items for cooking, baking and growing will be sold from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Money raised benefits Slow Food Spokane River and its scholarship fund for the Quillisascut Farm School.

Donations for the sale can be dropped off at Sun People Dry Goods until 5:30 p.m. today. No major appliances will be accepted.

There is more information at slowfoodspokaneriver.

Lentil recipes due July 1

Let your love of lentils help line your pockets.

The National Lentil Festival is looking for creative lentil recipes for this year’s cook-off. Winners will receive $1,000 for the top lentil recipe, $500 for second place and $250 for third place. Three additional preliminary winners will get $50 each.

Recipes must contain at least 1/2 cup dry lentils or one cup cooked lentils and are limited to 15 ingredients. Submissions must be postmarked by July 1.

Recipes that survive the preliminary judging in July are prepared and served at the National Lentil Festival in Pullman, where attendees choose the winners.

There is more information at Call (509) 334-3565 or write to: National Lentil Festival, 415 N. Grand Ave., Pullman, WA 99163.

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