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NAWBO unCorked! - Seventh annual wine tasting event. The local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners is hosting an event sponsored by Eastern Washington University, featuring wine from five local women-operated wineries, carefully crafted food pairings and beer from a local brewery. There will also be a silent auction with a portion of proceeds to benefit local nonprofit Transitions. Visit Friday, 6-9 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $60. (509) 328-6702.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Tastings include: Friday, Local Wine Spotlight, $20; Saturday, Beer: New Brews and Seasonal Releases, $20. Reservations are requested. Tastings at 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.

Chocolate Champagne Gala - The 30th annual event with chocolate tastings, champagne, chocolate martinis, hearty hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, music and dancing. Benefits the Sexual Assault & Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center. Check-in from 5-6 p.m.; 6 p.m. is chocolate samplings, champagne and silent auction; 7:30 p.m., bistro steak dinner served; 7:45 p.m. live auction; 10 p.m., live music and dancing in the lounge. Saturday, Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $85/person; $170/couple. (509) 343-5053.

Around The World in Chocolate – During the Washington State University Mom’s Weekend, Bank Left Gallery presents its sixth annual chocolate tasting with lunch and dinner. Hours are Saturday, lunch served noon-2:30 p.m., dinner served 5:30-7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, lunch served noon-2:30 p.m. Bank Left Gallery, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse. Prices vary. (509) 878-8425.

Spring Fling Champagne Brunch and Silent Auction - Bring your girlfriends for a delightful champagne brunch overlooking the spectacular Spokane Falls. All proceeds support local programs and services of the YWCA. Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anthony’s Restaurant, 510 N. Lincoln St. $50. (509) 326-1190.

Evening of Elegance for Autism - The event will include dinner by Chef Moser, silent and live auctions, live music, Dry Fly whiskey tasting throughout the evening. Saturday, 5 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $75/person; $140/pair. (509) 328-1582.

43rd Annual Whitworth Lu’au - Whitworth University Hawaiian Club, Na Pu’uwai o Hawai’i (The Heart of Hawaii), presents a “Tour of the Islands” complete with performances and food. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the information desk in the Hixon Union Building or at the door. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $22/general; $12/students, seniors, children ages 6-12; free/children 5 and younger. (509) 777-4703.

Preserve Your Produce - Anna Kestell, a local food safety and preservation information specialist, will teach you how to store up a little taste of summer. She’ll walk you through the basics of canning, freezing and drying your bounty, and help you determine which method is the best fit for you. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights, (509) 893-8250; April 21, 6:30 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, (509) 893-8260; April 28, 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; May 5, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; May 12, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300; May 20, 6:30 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320; May 27, 6:30 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards, (509) 893-8390; June 2, 6:30 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280. Free.

Ferrante’s Adopt-A-Room Fundraiser - April 16-17. All profits will go to support The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane’s Adopt-A-Room program. This includes dine-in orders, takeout orders and all profits from Ferrante’s gift shop. The Adopt-A-Room program allows businesses and individuals to sponsor one of the guest rooms, ensuring that families are able to stay at no charge while their children receive medical care. Ferrante’s Marketplace, 4516 S. Regal St. (509) 624-0500.

“Make Your Own Baby Food” - Presented by the staff at the Moscow Food Co-op. April 16, 9:30-11 a.m., Uma Center, 414 S. Jefferson St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Wine 101 – Learn about more about wine and the art of wine tasting in Gourmet Way’s series of classes. April 18 and May 16, 5:30-7 p.m., Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Hayden. $30/drop-in fee. (208) 762-1333.

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