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N’Awlins Revisted - Master Chef Steve Geving presents a class on the cuisine of Bourbon Street. Today, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road, Blanchard, Idaho. $25. (208) 437-0426.

JACC Cooking Classes - Learn about the culinary arts of different cultures, advance your knowledge of clever meal preparation and learn new methods and styles of healthy cooking from local chefs. Cooking class recipes, beer and wine are included. Classes are: Today, Chef Villjo, Sushi and Japanese Cuisine; Nov. 5, Chef Hegsted, Fancy Brunch; Nov. 12, Chef Henning, Thanksgiving Special; Nov. 19, Chef Mitchel, Fancy Finger Foods. Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50. (208) 457-8950.

INCA After Dark - Classes include: Today, Fried Chicken with a Southern Touch; Oct. 29, Homemade Bread and Baguettes; Nov. 6, Homemade Holiday Pies; Nov. 7, Pizzeria Pizza at Home; Nov. 14, Stromboli: An Italian Favorite; Dec. 5, Small Bites Big Nights. All classes are 6-8 p.m. For information or registration, visit incaafterdark.scc.spokane.edu or call (509) 533-8141. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1. $49/per class.

Beer Class: Not Your Father’s Lagers and Ales - Taste a range of beers covering a palate-smacking flavor spectrum. Today, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Total Wine & More Spokane Valley, 13802 E. Indiana Ave., (509) 922-1530; and Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway, (509) 466-1644. $15/per class.

Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine – Classes include: Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Sushi, $49; Monday and Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., Croissants, Puff Pastry and Danish, $45; Oct 26, 2 p.m., Prime Rib, $55; Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m., Eight Soups in 90 Minutes, $39; Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m., Hand Rolled Truffles, Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies and Caramelized Plantains, $39; Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m., A Mexican Halloween, $40. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

Connoisseur’s Club “Chocolate Therapy” - Eva Roberts, owner of Just American Desserts, will give a presentation on all you need to know about chocolate. The event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres by Executive Chef Steve Jensen and his culinary team; and three exceptional wines from Oregon Wine Country. Thursday, 6-10 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $35/per person. (509) 327-8000.

Vino! Wine Tastings - Tastings include: Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Alexander Valley Vineyards, $15; Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m., New Fall Releases, $10; Oct. 24, 3-6:30 p.m., Michael David Winery, $15; Oct. 25, 2-4:30 p.m., Hamilton Cellars of Red Mountain, $10. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. (509) 838-1229.

Small Vineyards France - Sample a stellar selection of southern French wines and a few new surprises. Reservations requested. Event includes eight wines, cheese and Bouzie bakery bread. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20. (509) 343-2253.

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 primal and individual cuts come from and their uses, how to talk to chefs about selling your protein products, and how to maximize carcass value. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 1. $65. (509) 533-8141.

OctoBrewfest - Annual event to benefit the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Microbrews, silent and live auctions, wine and gourmet soda. Food is available for purchase from Azar’s and David’s Pizza. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Age 21 and older. Tickets available at all TicketsWest outlets, by phone or at Yokes’s Fresh Markets. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $15/advance; $20/door. (509) 742-5173.

Wine Class: Rediscover Bordeaux - Eight selections from one of the more famous wine-growing regions in the world. Tastings include Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot-based reds, as well as Sauvignon Blanc whites. Oct. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Total Wine & More Spokane Valley, 13802 E. Indiana Ave., (509) 922-1530; and Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway, (509) 466-1644. $20/per class.

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