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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Christmas Treats - Master Chef Steve Geving presents “Around the World Christmas Treats.” Reservations are required at (208) 437-0426. Today, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25.

Healthy Cooking Class - Learn how to substitute fat, salt and sugar in traditional family meals. Register at Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St. Free. (509) 326-9540.

Tasteful Thursdays - Enjoy live music, seasonal offerings and samples from Sticky Fingers Farm and Clearwater Canyon Cellars. Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.

“Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Book” - Auntie’s owner Chris O’Hara will bake and serve some of her favorite cookies from this cookbook. Friday, noon-2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Commellini Estate Restaurant Night – An elegant dining experience among twinkling Christmas trees and festive décor. The evening’s menu was created by Commellini Estate chef Gary Johnson. The five-course meal is $35. Happy hours from 3-5 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. feature various appetizers, seasonal cocktails and drink specials, $3-$7. Friday, 3 p.m., Commellini Estate, 14715 N. Dartford Drive (509) 466-0667.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Tastings include: Friday and Saturday, Red Blends, $20; Dec. 27 and 28, Top 100 Wines of 2013, $29. All events at 7 p.m. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.

Holiday Treats - Auntie’s staff will be providing treats from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook. Have some samples and get ideas for some last-minute Christmas gifts. Saturday, noon, Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Winter Solstice - A tasting of winter ales to celebrate Winter Solstice. Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. $5 for a flight of five. (509) 624-1349.

“The Memoirs of Winter” – A Winter Solstice Christmas dinner and concert with music by Scott Kent and Roger Johnson. Saturday, 6-8 p.m., Bank Left Gallery, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse, Wash. $35. (509) 878-1800.

Bling in the New Year – More than $25,000 in prizes will be given away and everyone is guaranteed a prize. Live music with 6 Foot Swing in one room and the latest club hits in the other. Champagne toast, laser light show, give-aways all night long. Dinner service at 7 p.m.; party starts at 9. Dec. 31, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $50; $100/including five-course, wine-paired dinner. (509) 327-8000.

Do Italian! With Chef Angelo - The chef of Angelo’s Ristorante of Coeur d’Alene presents a class featuring Italian dishes, including focaccia and chicken Valdostana. Jan. 15, 5:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50. (208) 457-8950.