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Ferrante’s Adopt-A-Room Fundraiser - All profits go to support The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane’s Adopt-A-Room program, including dine-in orders, takeout orders and the 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. Today and Thursday, Ferrante’s Marketplace, 4516 S. Regal St. (509) 624-0500.

Nutritional Store Tour: Foods for Sensitive GIs - A registered dietitian will lead a tour through Pilgrim’s and discuss recipe ideas, supplements, herbs, allergy diets, healthy shopping and more. Reservations requested. Thursday, 3 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

Healthy Cooking Classes - Learn healthy alternatives for everyday cooking. Thursday, 6 p.m., Ione Seventh-day Adventist Church, 707 Houghton St., Ione, Wash. Free. (509) 446-2000.

“Powered By Green Smoothies” - Premier of the film which follows athletes as they take on a six-week green smoothie challenge. Tickets can be purchased at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St. in Coeur d’Alene. Friday, 6:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 676-9730.

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. Monday, 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.

16th Annual HOME Childcare Scholarship Fundraiser Tea - Dig out your pearls, black gloves, tiaras and boas, or wear some provided by HOME for this “Downton Abbey”-themed tea presented by the Women’s Studies Center. Make checks payable to the EWU HOME Scholarship Foundation. Make reservations with a check mailed to HOME, Women’s Studies Center, 207 Monroe, Cheney, WA 99004. All but $5 of your donation is tax deductible. April 23, 2-4 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Monroe Hall, Room 207, Cheney. $15 due by Thursday; $20/door. (509) 359-2898.

Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center Fundraising Breakfast – With keynote speaker, Dr. Okechukwu Ojogho. April 24, 7:30 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Donation. (509) 455-8722.

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