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A Milestone For Maddy Pizza Fundraiser Night - Held in honor of Maddy Harris, an Airway Heights-area child who needs a kidney transplant. The event is today at two Papa Murphy’s locations, 2418 W. Northwest Blvd. and 1530 E. Francis Ave. Papa Murphy’s will donate 15 percent of all food sales on this day to help raise funds for Maddy’s transplant. For more information, email mrs.robert.goodman @hotmail.com or call (509) 385-4791.

Spokane Valley Partners Distribution - Those who apply for food assistance will receive items to prepare their Christmas dinner in their regular food distribution. Hours of operation are: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and 1:30-3:45 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday Food Bank visits are by appointment only for advanced-age seniors and/or physically disabled (individuals ages 70 and over and/or disableed in a mobility-limiting manner). To make an appointment, please call. Current address verification is required for all adults in the household for every visit. Mail or documents must be dated within the past 30 days and reflect adult’s name and current street address with ZIP code. Spokane Valley Partners Building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Free. (509) 927-1153.

Relax, It’s Only Christmas - Master Chef Steve Geving presents a class on easy entertaining cooking. Today, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25. (208) 437-0426.

Pilgrim’s Free Beer Tastings - With Wallace Brewing. Today, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

Wine Tasting Wednesdays - Complimentary wine tasting with wines from around the world. 4-6 p.m., The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 277-4116.

Wednesday Wine and Cooking Demo - Every Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., enjoy a flight of wines paired with food prepared by chef Carol. Call to reserve a seat. Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $15/per person; $10/per wine club member. (208) 762-1333.

Cooking & Mixology Cass: An Italian Christmas - Call for reservations. Today and Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave. $40/per person; $70/per couple. (509) 891-5980.

12 String Beer Dinner - Five-course dinner with five different 12 String Beers. Contact South Perry Pizza for reservations. Today, 6 p.m., South Perry Pizza, 1011 S. Perry St. Cost TBA. (509) 290-6047.

Friendship Kitchen - Community meal on Thursdays from 4-5:30 p.m. St. George’s Parish Center, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls. Free. (208) 773-4715.

Tasteful Thursdays - The public is encouraged to enjoy live music and sample a variety of delicious wine, cider, beer, coffee and more. Plus special visits from local massage therapists for free chair massages, fun henna art, and seasonal offerings from the Co-op Kitchen. Thursday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Moscow Food Co-Op, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow. Free. (208) 882-8537.

Downdraft Brewing Promo Night - Three Downdraft beers will be on tap. Get a raffle ticket with each pint of Downdraft with drawings for swag throughout the night and one Grand Prize drawing at the end of the night. Must be present to win. Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Capone’s Pub & Grill, 315 N. Ross Point Road, Post Falls. (208) 457-8020.

Beer and Food Pairing Experience - The executive chef of Crafted will prepare five unique courses, each paired with the perfect beer. Advance reservations required. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Crafted Tap House, 523 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $35/person. (208) 292-4813.

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