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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Pig Out in the Park - Today-Monday. The 34th annual event with 47 food booths, four adult beverage gardens and free concerts on four stages. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. (509) 921-5579.

Eat to Live - Today, All About Grains. Class from 5:30-7 p.m. To register, contact Chris McLaughlin at (509) 951-5557 or email Center for Spiritual Living, 2825 E. 33rd Ave. $10/per class.

All About Crepes - Cooking class offered by Gourmet Way. Today, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 8222 Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. $35/per person. (208) 762-1333.

Artisan Cider - Sample artisan ciders made from apples, pears and other fruits. Reservations are requested. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20/eight ciders, cheese, and Bouzie’s bread. (509) 343-2253.

Schweitzer Fall Fest - Saturday-Monday. The 21st annual microbrew and music festival. The event serves up regional wines, hard ciders and more than 60 beers on tap. The kids can enjoy the soda tent, where they can mix their own flavors. Visit arts and crafts vendors in the village, listen to live music, and souvenir mugs, glasses and steins will be on sale all weekend. The chairlift will be open for sightseeing, hiking and mountain biking to celebrate Schweitzer’s final weekend of summer operations. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint. (208) 255-3081.

Smoke on the Water Barbecue - A day of barbecue, beer, wine and ice cream at Coeur d’Alene City Park. Barbecue competition with cash prizes. Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene City Park, downtown Coeur d’Alene. (208) 651-6271.

Canning 101: Preserving the Harvest - Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. Registration is required. $12. (509) 368-9378.

JACC Autumn Cooking Classes - Classes are: Tuesday, Chef Colomba from Cafe Carambola; Sept. 17, Breakfast for Dinner with Chef Bob Black; Sept. 18, Back to Back with Chef Bob Black. All classes are 5:30-8 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. For information or to make reservations, call (509) 457-8950 or email $50/per class, includes beer and wine.

Compass Club Luncheon - All women in the greater Spokane area are welcome to the first get-together of the season. Choice of entree is chicken picatta pasta or butternut squash ravioli. Wine will be available for purchase. Kristin Monasmith, director of public relations for Shriners Hospital for Children, will be the speaker. Reservations can be made by Thursday at or by calling (509) 455-7789. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Cedars Floating Restaurant, 1514 S Marina Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $22.

Winemaker Evening - An elegant benefit for the Washington Idaho Symphony featuring hearty hors d’oeuvres, gelato, award-winning wines, and music by the Quartetto Gelato. Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m., Merry Cellars, 1300 N.E. Henley Court, Pullman. $75. (509) 338-4699.

Glenrose Summer Market - Come celebrate local foods and community life. There will be produce and prepared foods for sale, music, crafts and neighborhood information. Sept. 10, 3-7 p.m., Little Yellow Schoolhouse, on the corner of East 37th Avenue and Fancher Road.

Spaghetti Feed Extravaganza - Help raise money for the Corbin Senior Activity Center. Purchase tickets in advance at the Center by Sept. 9. Sept. 12, noon, Harvard Park Retirement Community, 1616 E. 30th Ave. $5. (509) 327-1584.

Dirty Martinis for Clean Water - Spokane Riverkeeper’s annual fundraising event. A lively cocktail party and silent auction featuring live music, an art gallery, Dry Fly Distilling martini concoctions, and more. Money raised benefits the mission of a fishable and swimmable Spokane River. Sept. 13, 6 p.m., Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $30/advance; $35/door. (509) 464-7602.