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Fig Tree 30th Anniversary Dinner and Presentation - Hosted by The Fig Tree, a Spokane nonprofit newspaper. Featured speaker is Michael Kinnamon, visiting professor on ecumenical and interfaith relations at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry. Visit www.thefigtree.org or email mary@thefigtree.org for additional information and ticket sales. Today, 6 p.m., Whitworth University, HUB multipurpose room, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. $50. (509) 777-4547.

Drink One for Dane - On Friday, all Dutch Bros. Coffee locations will donate proceeds from drink sales to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The event is held in memory of Dane Boersma, a Dutch Bros. co-founder, who died from ALS. For a list of Dutch Bros. locations visit www.dutchbros.com/locations.

23nd Annual Wine Tasting and Auction Event - The Odessa Healthcare Foundation’s annual event and auction. Proceeds will go toward equipment for the emergency room at Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center. Friday, 6:30 p.m., Odessa Community Center, 21 W. First Ave., Odessa. $20. (509) 982-2611.

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., 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; (509) 893-8280. Free.

Home Food Preservation - May 6-27. Learn techniques like freezing, drying and canning from local expert Helen Appel. Classes are Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. $13/series. (800) 845-3324.

Wine, Ride and Dine - Taste regional reds and white wines while viewing Spokane River Falls. Price includes wine tasting, a glass of wine, SkyRide fee, dinner, tax and gratuity. Latah Creek Winery will be served May 7-8. Barrister Winery will be serving May 14-15 and 21-22. Dinner at Anthony’s on Wednesdays, and Clinkerdagger on Thursdays. Seating times are 4:30, 5, 5:15, 5:30 and 6 p.m. each evening. Registration is required. Riverfront Park, meet at the SkyRide, 507 N. Howard St. $55/person. (509) 625-6200.

Chef Colomba from Cafe Carambola - Chef Colomba returns to spice up your summer with delicious Latino food. May 7, 5 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50/person. (208) 457-8950.

Jazzed for Justice - Semi-casual cocktail party fundraising event with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine by River City Brewing and Whitestone Winery, raffles for fabulous prizes. Jazz performed by Julia Keefe. All proceeds benefit the work of the Center for Justice. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/588346. May 7, 5:30 p.m., Hamilton Studio, 1427 W. Dean Ave. $30/includes appetizers, jazz and a drink ticket; $5/per additional drink ticket. (509) 835-5211.

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