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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Culinary Calendar

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

Cooking Classes for Adults - Offered through Community Colleges of Spokane Institute for Extended Learning. Thursday, Flavors of East India, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $39. Registration is required. For more information, visit ContinuingEd. (509) 279-6030.

Wine Tasting at Vino! - Friday: Taste six wines from VaPiano and Sleight of Hand in Walla Walla, $10, between 3 and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday: Enjoy a blind tasting of six Washington wines, between 2 and 4:30 p.m., Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. (509) 838-1229.

Winter Winemaker’s Dinner - Chef Evan Ellison and sommelier Ryan Biesen have crafted a menu to complement wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle and Three Rivers. The five-course dinner includes: savory lobster crepe, haricots verts and Maytag bleu cheese beef tenderloin wraps, pork osso bucco, a chocolate waffle Napoleon with drunken blackberry compote and white chocolate ganache. Two wine themed door prizes will be given away. Friday. 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $45. (509) 327-8000.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. Friday, wines of South Africa, enjoy eight wines with cheese and LaBrea bread. Reservations are requested. 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20 plus tax per class. (509) 343-2253.

Chili and Hot Dog Feed - Benefits Edgecliff SCOPE. Saturday. 4-7 p.m., VFW Post 1435, 212 S. David Road. $4.50/adults, $3/ children ages 6-12; free/children ages 5 and younger. (509) 477-6345.

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 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday and Feb. 27. Wren Pierson Community Center, 615 Fourth St., Cheney. (509) 324-1659.

Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - February classes include: Feb. 2, surf and turf with dessert, 6 p.m.; Feb. 7, stir frying with a wok, 5:30 p.m.; Feb. 8, Mexican salsas and homemade masa, 5:30 p.m.; Feb. 12, making homemade pasta, 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. Registration is required. For class prices and details, visit Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon No. 416. (509) 328-3335.

“Leadership Lights the Way”- Gala dinner, silent auction, music and dancing, presented by Leadership Spokane to benefit the organization’s scholarship fund. For more information, visit Feb. 2. 6-9 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $50 per person; Sponsorships available. (509) 321-3639.

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 or call (509) 473-6370 to purchase tickets. Feb. 4. 6 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $150/individual, $2,000/table sponsorship.