Cowboy Supper Shows with the Riders of the Rockin’ B - Shows Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 1. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with pre-show youth performers; Cowboy Shootout Show at 6:10 p.m.; BBQ beef, chicken, ribs and all the fixings at 7 p.m.; and The Riders of the Rockin’ B sing and play authentic cowboy western music at 8 p.m. Tickets available at www.rockinbranch.com. Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 N Idaho Road, Liberty Lake. $39/adults; $10/youth age 10 and younger, includes tax and gratuity. (509) 891-9016.
Cooking Classes for Adults - Community Colleges of Spokane Institute for Extended Learning will offer a variety of evening cooking classes through Tuesday. Cost and locations vary. For more information, visit www.ccs.spokane.edu/ ContinuingEd. $39-$49. (509) 279-6030.
Harvest Celebration Picnic and Good Food Film Series - Presented by Moscow Food Co-op. Enjoy food, live music and meet filmaker Ian Cheney after the showing of the film “Truck Farm.” Enter the Garden Photography contest by bringing a photo of your garden or something in your garden, or enter the Fresh Produce Potluck recipe contest by bringing your favorite potluck dish that includes fresh produce. Today. 4:30 p.m., Moscow Community Garden, 1038 W. C St., Moscow, Idaho. $15/dinner and movie for adults and teens; $7/dinner and movie for children ages 5-12; free/children ages four and younger; film tickets only: $10/adults and teens, $5/children ages 5-12, free/children ages four and younger.
Spokane Public Market - Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit www.spokane publicmarket.org. 24 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-1154.
Spokane Oktoberfest - Second Annual craft beer tasting festival presented by the Washington Beer Commission. Featuring an authentic Bavarian biergarten, food, traditional music and more than 50 craft beers from 24 Washington breweries. Friday, 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Tickets available at www.washingtonbeer.com. Riverfront Park Gondola Meadow. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, includes a commemorative tasting cup and five 5.5-ounce sample tastes. (206) 795-5072.
Apple Festival - Every weekend through Oct. 31. Visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com for map of growers. Green Bluff.
Preserve the Harvest Workshops - Held every Saturday through mid-October. Learn about canning, drying, freezing, pickling and jamming from an experienced food preserver. Contact Carol at (208) 669-0763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Backyard Harvest shed, 933 E. Seventh Ave., Moscow, Idaho. $15, Free for SNAP/WIC recipients.
Saturday at the Farm - Presented by P.e.a.c.h. Community nonprofit organic farm. Meet goats and chickens then help plant, weed, and harvest to bring nutritious produce to low-income Spokane families. Volunteers get to take home free veggies. Saturdays. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 10425 Andrus Road, Cheney. (509) 216-9273.
Mt. Spokane Benefit and Auction - Benefits Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park. No-host bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and silent and live auctions. Age 21 and older only. Saturday. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, Spokane Valley. $55/person, $100/couple, includes a commemorative wine glass. (509) 216-3992.
Brewers’ Harvest Expo - First annual event will bring nine Eastern Washington breweries and one from Western Washington together for an afternoon of craft beer sampling. Three beer selections will be poured by each brewery. Saturday. Noon-5 p.m., 35 C St. NW, Ephrata, Wash. $25. (509) 750-5888.
Taste of the Valley - Second annual event. Enjoy an evening of wine tasting featuring wines from Spokane, Yakima, Prosser and Walla Walla. Hors d’oeuvres provided by Red Rock Catering and live jazz music. For ages 21 and older only. For more information, visit www.valleyfest.org/event/ activity/tasteofthevalley. Saturday. 6-8 p.m., 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $30. (509) 922-3299.
Feed Cheney Free Dinner - Open the last Monday of the month. There will also be free groceries for participants to take home and a clothing bank. No paperwork is required. Clothing bank opens at 5 p.m. and dinner is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. this Monday and Oct. 31. Wren Pierson Community Center, 615 Fourth St., Cheney. (509) 324-1659.
Greek Fesival – 76th annual Greek Festival featuring dinner, pastries, souvlakia, taverna, dancing, coffee, deli and imports. Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Dinner is served 4:30-8 p.m. nightly. Lunch served Sept. 29 and 30, 11 p.m.-2 p.m. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. Dinner tickets $12 in advance/$15 at the door. (509) 328-9310 or www.holytrinityspokane.org.
Oktoberfest (Coeur d’Alene) - Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Festivities include 12 tasting stations with over 20 different beers, traditional German-style food, live music, and variety of contests. Friday, 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, 1-10 p.m., Downtown Coeur d’Alene. $15, includes six sampling tokens and an Oktoberfest stein (pick up in Plaza Shops, 210 E. Sherman Ave.). (208) 415-0116.
RYPtoberFest - Meet Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien. He’ll be in traditional German clothing, throwing footballs and singing with the band. Benefits the Rypien Foundation (helps children with cancer and their families through trying times); and the Inland Northwest Honor Flight which flies WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial. Includes all-you-can-eat dinner buffet and snacks, five beer tokens and commemorative beer stein. Live entertainment with German music by The Polkatones and country music by The Kelly Hughes Band. Visit www.ryptoberfest. ticketleap.com for tickets. Oct. 1. 3-11 p.m., Greyhound Park, take Exit 2, Post Falls. $50. (509) 362-1781.
Put the Gardens to Bed Event - Presented by the Friends of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens. Meet head gardener Kevin Kilgore, enjoy wine, appetizers and a presentation by Linda Yeomans. RSVP required. Oct. 7. 5-8 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. $20 per person, includes a $10 Friends’ membership. (509) 448-9335.
Dinner Concert with the Singing Nuns - Let the Sisters set your dinner table tonight. Reservations required by Oct. 3. Visit www.singingnuns.com. Oct. 9. 6 p.m., 8500 N. St. Michael Road. $20. (509) 467-0986, ext. 121.
Mixing for Mobius- Sixth annual with martinis, dinner and auction to benefit Mobius Kids Children’s Museum. Oct. 29. (Note the date change of this event; the previous date was Oct. 7.) 5:30-9:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. (509) 624-KIDS, ext. 305.
Moran Prairie Elementary Annual Dinner and Auction Fundraiser - Support children with silent and live auctions and dancing. Nov. 5. 6-11 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $25/person. (509) 443-6201.
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