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Easy and Elegant Recipes for Romance with Chef Bob Black – Enjoy oyster and brie champagne soup, peppercorn-crusted tournedos of beef over lobster macaroni and cheese paired with seared sea scallops with crab and asparagus, and a chocolate dessert. Today, 5:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50/person. (208) 457-8950.

INCA After Dark Cooking Classes – Today, Great Grains of Fire; Tuesday, Butterfly, Brunoise and Chiffonade; Feb. 20, Homemade Bread and Baguettes; Feb. 28, Dim Sum; March 7, Pizzeria Pizza at Home; March 11, Hearty Stews. All classes are 6-8 p.m. For more information or registration, visit or call (509) 533-8141. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 1. $49/per class.

Vino! Wine Tastings – Friday, Vino’s Wine of the Month Club, 3-6:30 p.m., $10; Saturday, Romantic Wines for Your Sweetheart, 2-4:30, $10. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. (509) 838-1229.

Wine and Cheese at the Market – Tastings include: Friday, Infamous Ten and Under Value Wines, $20; Feb. 14-15, Walla Walla, Chocolate Chocolate, $29; Feb. 21, West Coast Wine Adventure, $20; Feb. 28, Belgian Beer Experience, $20. Reservations are requested. Tastings at 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.

Vino! Wine Classes – Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Malbecs From Around the World; and Feb. 15, 1-3 p.m., Champagne and Sparkling Wines. Reservations are required. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. $30/per person. (509) 838-1229.

“Pirates of Penzance” Dinner Concert – Lake City Playhouse will present an event including a three-course dinner and live and silent auctions. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; 7 p.m. dinner; and 7:30 p.m. curtain. Saturday, Faith Ministries, 5073 E. 16th Ave., Post Falls. $40; $35/per person when you buy a table of eight. (208) 667-1323.

Dusty Sausage Shoot – Come enjoy homemade country sausage at the 66th annual event. Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Dusty Gun Club, 652 Little Alkali Road, LaCrosse, Wash. Free to attend. Shoot books are $30 for 5 rounds and every book is guaranteed a package of sausage. (509) 534-4486.

Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine – Monday, 5:30 p.m., Romantic Desserts in a Jar, $45; Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Cooking Class for Singles 40 and Older: Gnocchi, Basil-Garlic Sauce, Caprese Salad and Garlic Bread, $49; Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m., For the Love of Cupcakes, $45; Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m., Cooking Class for Singles 40 and Younger: Gnocchi, Basil-Garlic Sauce, Caprese Salad and Garlic Bread, $49; Feb. 16, 2 p.m., The Wonderful World of Sea Scallops, $55; Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m., Sweet and Savory Crepes, $45; Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m., Authentic Mexican Cooking: Sopa, $39. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

Tea Room Open House – Make and enjoy Usucha, Japanese powdered green tea, with sweets, at the Japanese Cultural Center. Reservations are required. Tuesday, Feb. 18 and 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mukogawa Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. (509) 328-2971.

Sweetheart Dinners – Two Cooks With Love will create four Valentine’s Day dinners to enjoy. Make reservations at (509) 891-5980. Feb. 12 and 13, 6-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave. $35/person; $60/couple.

Valentine’s Day Corbin Style – Menu will include pasta with choice of sauce, chicken Caesar salad, garlic bread and dessert. Entertainment by The Fossils Five. Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $15/advance; $18/door. (509) 327-1584.

Valentine’s Wine Dinner – A five-course dinner paired with selections from Three Rivers Winery. Feb. 14, 6-10 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $55/per person. (509) 327-8000.

“Interlude” – A Valentine’s Day dinner celebration of art, food and music. Feb. 14, 6-8 p.m., Bank Left Gallery, Bistro, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse, Wash. $35. (509) 878-8425.

The Art of Butchery – INCA After Dark will present a class geared for farmers and ranchers, but all are welcome. Chef Tobin will show you where various cuts come from and their uses, how to sell your protein products, and how to maximize carcass value. Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 1. $65. (509) 533-8141.

Spokane Go Red For Women Luncheon – The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon is an event to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases while empowering women to take charge of their heart. Learn about heart disease prevention and raise money for research and community programs related to women’s heart health. Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $125. (509) 279-7000.

Modern Cuisine Techniques with Chef Adam Hegsted – A class on spherification, foams and gels. Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50/person. (208) 457-8950.

Flapjack Fundraiser – Enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk, juice and soft drinks to benefit the St. Mary’s youth group mission trip to serve persons in need through Catholic Heart Work Camp. Visit for more information. To purchase tickets, please call (509) 954-9406. Feb. 22, 8-10 a.m., Spokane Valley Applebee’s, 12217 E. Mission Ave. $10.

Spokane Potters’ Guild Chili Feed – Purchase your favorite handmade chili bowl and enjoy all the chili you can eat. There will also be other handmade pottery items for sale. Cash or check only. Feb. 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $12/general; $5/age 8 and younger. (509) 532-8225.

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