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Two Cooks and Friends Cooking and Mixology - Hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. For ages 21 and older. Learn how to make retro foods while sampling food and drinks. Please bring an apron. Choose to attend today or Thursday. RSVP required. 6-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $35 per person; $60 per couple. (509) 891-5980.

Spokane Public Market - Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit www.spokanepublicmarket.org. 24 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-1154.

Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - February classes include: Thursday, Surf and Turf with Dessert, 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Stir Frying with a Wok, 5:30 p.m.; Feb. 8, Mexican Salsas and Homemade Masa, 5:30 p.m.; Feb. 12, Homemade Pasta Making, 2 p.m.; Feb. 16, Prime Rib, 6 p.m.; Feb. 19, Sushi, 2 p.m.; Feb. 20, Mardi Gras cuisine, 6 p.m.; Feb. 21, Thai Cooking, 6 p.m.; Feb. 23, Artisan Breads, 5:30 p.m.; Feb. 27, Making Tamales, 5:30 p.m.; Feb. 28, Basic Bread Making, 5:30 p.m.; and Feb. 29, Baby Back Ribs and more, 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required for all classes. For class prices and details, visit www.thekitchenengine.com. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon No. 416. (509) 328-3335.

Wine/Beer and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. February classes include: Friday, Crazy Wine Deals, includes 10 wines; Saturday, Beer! Global Beer Styles, includes nine brews; Feb. 10, Red Wine and Chocolate, includes eight wines and chocolate; Feb. 11, Global Bubbly! Sparkling Wine from around the World, includes eight wines; Feb. 17, Vive la France, includes eight wines; and Feb. 24, Italy by Region: Tuscany! includes eight wines. Tastings include cheese and LaBrea bread. All classes start at 7 p.m. Reservations are requested. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20 plus tax per class. (509) 343-2253.

Chef’s Culinary Classic - 19th annual black tie event to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Spokane. Chefs from throughout the Inland Northwest will prepare a six-course meal paired with wine. Event will also include silent and live auctions. Visit www.cmnspokane.org or call (509) 473-6370 to purchase tickets. Saturday, 6 p.m., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $150/individual, $2,000/table sponsorship.

Souper Bowl Cross Country and Snowshoe Sunday - Seventh annual event. The event is open to women of all levels of experience in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Snowshoes will be available on site free of charge and there will be discounted ski rentals and a chartered bus to the mountain for $15. The “souper” lunch includes three gourmet, homemade soups and more. Benefits Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant. Registration forms at www.souperbowlspokane.org. Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, Selkirk Lodge. $30. (509) 869-4136.

Special Mediterranean Lunch - Menu will include: Greek salad, pita bread with hummus, Greek chicken pasta and dessert. Feb. 10, noon, Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $5.50 due by Tuesday. (509) 327-1584.

17th Annual Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction - Fundraiser benefits Salk Middle School. Serving at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. and auction continues until 8:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Salk Middle School, 6411 N. Alberta St., Spokane. $5/adults, $4/ages 5-12, free/age 4 and younger, $20/family. (509) 354-5575.

Burgers with a Heart - 12th annual fundraiser presented by Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. and the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. The two-week-long charity fundraiser will benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Now through Feb. 13, Spokane-area Red Robin restaurants, including Coeur d’Alene, will donate 50 cents to the Crisis Nursery for every gourmet burger sold. Local celebrities and high school students will assist Red Robin in raising additional funds by selling paper hearts to Red Robin guests during the fundraiser. (509) 535-3155.

Cooking Classes at the JACC - Feb. 8: Bob Black of Herbie’s Heart to Heart; Feb. 21: Cafe Carambola Tamales; March 13: Bob Black Winter Warmers; March 28: Big Bear Deli Soups and Quiches; April 12: Bob Black Spring into Salads; May 15: Cafe Carambola Peruvian Cuisine; May 21: Angelo’s Italian Cooking. 5:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50. (208) 457-8950.

Boundary Community Hospital’s Auxiliary Pie Sale - White Elephant Sale with slices and whole pies available. Hospital Auxiliary is dedicated to collecting goods and services to meet the ongoing medical and human needs of Boundary Community Hospital. Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody St., Bonners Ferry, Idaho. $2.50-$3. (208) 267-2934.

Chocolate Affair - Participants will be able to walk through town tasting chocolate samples, and then vote on their favorites. Each chocolatier will be judged within their own division (professional, home-baker, etc.) by a panel of judges. Awards will be given in each category, including people’s choice. Feb. 10, 5-8 p.m., Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Free admission; samples will be priced.

Taste of Hope to benefit The Isaac Foundation - Enjoy area wines, brews, spirits, chocolates, and specialty foods while raising money to fund therapy grants for children diagnosed with autism in our community. Ticket purchase includes sampling glassware, five tasting tokens and rustic Italian hors d’oeuvres. Tables and sponsorships are available. Feb. 10, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $35. (509) 499-1679.

Cooking With Honey Workshop - Learn how to change recipes from processed sugars to honey or other natural sweeteners. Make quick breads, muffins, jams, sauces, dips and marinades. The workshop will also cover the benefits of honey in food, medicine and topical skin care and first aid. Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. $45. (509) 368-9378.

Cooking from the Winter Pantry - Learn how to assemble a winter pantry using local seasonal products with Mary Ann Delaney, manager of South Perry Farmers Market. Register at http://quillisascut.com/ winter-pantry. Cost includes cooking instruction, recipes, food, lodging and products from Quillisascut Farm. Feb. 11, 2 p.m., Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts, 2409 Pleasant Valley Road, Rice, Wash. $135/person; $250/couple. (509) 738-2011.

Sweetheart Prime Rib Dinner - Dinner will be followed by dancing. Music provided by Desert Rose, a southern rock band from Coeur d’Alene. Feb. 11, 5-10 p.m., VFW Post 51, 300 W. Mission Ave., Spokane. $45/couple; $25/single. (509) 327-9847.

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