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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Culinary calendar

JACC Cooking Classes - Today, Chef Angelo and Oktoberfest Italian Style; Monday, Chef Laurent and French Cooking; Oct. 15, Chef Villjo and Sushi & Japanese Cuisine. Classes 5:30-8:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50/per class. (208) 457-8950.

Post Falls Oktoberfest - Fundraiser for the Post Falls Historical Society presented by the Post Falls Community Volunteers. Friday, 5-8 p.m., Q’emiln Park, Grand Pavilion, 12201 W. Parkway Drive, Post Falls. $7/adults; $6/seniors and kids. Visit

Oktoberfest - Two Cooks with Love present a night of German cuisine. Menu includes German brats with a homemade mustard beer sauce, goulash, spaetle, Jagerschnitzel with champignon and speck, braised cabbage and more. Dessert will be apple strudel with apple chocolate sauce. Friday, 5:30-9 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave. $50/per person; $90/per couple. (509) 891-5980.

Oktoberfest Beer Dinner - A five-course meal featuring Reuben sliders, Kobe beef and fried polenta, smoked beef ribs and more paired with Big Sky Brewing beer. Friday, 6-10 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $55. (509) 327-8000.

A Little Night Music - An annual tradition benefiting the Women & Children’s Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen, celebrating the program’s 26th anniversary. Fine cuisine prepared by local chefs, live auction and live music from the Sammy Eubanks Band. All proceeds from the event are used for program operations. Friday, 6 p.m., Riverside Place, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $75/person; $150/couple; $750/table of 10. (509) 324-1995.

INCA After Dark Classes - Friday, Shawarma: A Taste of the Mediterranean; Oct. 8, Take the Cake; Oct. 10, Chop, Wok and Talk: Wok-style Cookery; Oct. 15, Fried Chicken with a Southern Touch. 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.

Rocktoberfest - Explore Oktoberfest style beer and seasonal brews. Reservations requested. Event includes 10 brews, cheese and snacks. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20. (509) 343-2253.

37th Annual Mennonite Country Auction and Relief Sale - Supports the international relief, development and service ministries of the Mennonite Central Committee. Breakfast served from 7-9 a.m., booths open at 10 a.m., and auction begins at noon. Handmade goods and food, furniture and quilts. Saturday, Menno Mennonite Church, 1378 N. Damon Road, Ritzville. (509) 659-0926.

Apple Festival - Held every weekend in Green Bluff through Oct. 26. Visit website for a full map of growers.

Oktoberfest at St. Charles Parish - Featuring a beer garden, food, desserts, crafts, fresh produce, jewelry and a quilt raffle on Saturday. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, after the 8 and 10 a.m. Masses. St. Charles Catholic Church, 4515 N. Alberta St. Free. (509) 327-9573.

Oktoberfest at Crafted - Oktoberfest-style beers, a special Oktoberfest-inspired menu and live music all day. Saturday, 11 a.m., Crafted Tap House, 523 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 292-4813.

Sixth Annual Oktoberfest - German beer in authentic steins available for purchase, live music from Crystalline, Mama Doll and Hey! is for Horses. Saturday , 1-8 p.m., Two Seven Public House, 2727 S. Mt. Vernon St. Free admission. (509) 473-9766.

Oktoberfest at Central Lutheran - Featuring home-brew beer tasting contest for ages 21 and older and homemade German-style food. Advance tickets available online at Proceeds benefit local food banks and soup kitchens. Saturday, 2 p.m., Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Adults: $15/in advance; $20/at the door. Free age 12 and younger. (509) 624-9233.

Oktoberfest at the Deutsches Haus - German Bratwurst meal, cake and beverages available for purchase. Entertainment from The Concordian Choir, The Portato Accordian Ensemble, The OOM PA’S and MA’S German Band from Odessa and Norm Seeberger Band. For reservations, call (509) 990-1365. Saturday, 6 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third Ave. $12/admission; $8/German bratwurst meal; $2/cake. (509) 747-0004.

Fresh Hop Dinner – Five-course meal paired with fresh hop beers by Iron Goat, No-Li, Twelve String and River City, plus a fresh hop schnapps by Whistling Andy. Oct. 8, 6 p.m., Lantern Tap House, 1004 S. Perry St. $60/per person. (509) 315-9531.