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Pilgrim’s Free Beer Tastings - Tastings include: Today, 3:30-6 p.m., New Belgium Brewing; Saturday, noon-3 p.m., Great Divide Brewing Yeti Vertical Tasting; Oct. 29, 3:30-6 p.m., Ninkasi Brewing. Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

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

Mindful Eating Workshop - Today-Dec. 10. Transform your relationship with dieting and food. Register by phone or email ConsciousChoiceWellness Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Providence Center for Faith and Healing, 101 W. Eighth Ave. $300/eight workshops and supplies. (509) 953-9097.

Wine Class: Rediscover Bordeaux - Eight selections, including cabernet sauvignon and merlot-based reds, as well as sauvignon blanc whites. Today, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Total Wine & More Spokane Valley, 13802 E. Indiana Ave. $20. (509) 922-1530; Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. $20. (509) 466-1644.

Chamber Upbeat Breakfast - Sponsored by the Art Spirit Gallery. Speaker David Lindsay presents “Enhancing Your Business with Art.” Opening comments by Kerri Wilfong, the new director of the Coeur d’Alene Arts & Cultural Alliance. Thursday, 7 a.m., 115 Front St., Coeur d’Alene. $14/includes breakfast. (208) 765-6006.

Elysian Pumpkin Beer Fest - Try Elysian Brewing’s famous pumpkin beers all weekend long. Live music every night at 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m., Lantern Tap House, 1004 S. Perry St. Free admission. (509) 315-9531.

Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine - Classes include: Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Croissants, Puff Pastry and Danish, $45; Sunday, 2 p.m., Prime Rib, $55; Monday, 5:30 p.m., Eight Soups in 90 Minutes, $39; Tuesday, 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.

Steve Moakler Concert and Dinner - Custom dinner menu presented by Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar. Vegetarian option available upon request. This is an age 18 and older event. Tickets can be purchased through or by phone. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., BellTower, 125 SE Spring St., Pullman. $55/includes dinner. (509) 334-4195.

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

Total Wine & More Beer Tasting - Beer and cider tastings with experts. Friday, 4-7 p.m., Liberty Ciderworks; Saturday, noon-3 p.m., Ballast Point Brewing Company; and 3-6 p.m., Wallace Brewing. Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. Free. (509) 466-1644.

Total Wine & More Beer Tasting Spokane Valley - Beer and cider tastings with experts. Friday, 4-7 p.m., Ballast Point Brewing Company; Saturday, noon-3 p.m., Liberty Ciderworks; Oct. 31, 4-7 p.m., Orlison Brewing. Total Wine & More Spokane Valley, 13802 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 922-1530.

Oktoberfest at Kendall Yards - Experience Kendall Yards in one jam-packed Oktoberfest evening. Take a tour of bites and sips at neighborhood restaurants, dance in the streets to local bands and explore the businesses and public spaces. Friday, 5 p.m., Kendall Yards, 1335 W. Summit Parkway. (509) 720-8401.

Wine Tasting at Bottles - Explore the wines from Vin du Lac of Chelan. Friday, 5 p.m., Bottles, 3319 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 443-4027.

Value Wines: Under $20 - Find incredible wine without breaking the bank. 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.

Octoberween II Ride - Costume bike ride and pub crawl. Group meets at the Swamp at 7 p.m. and departs for ride at 8 p.m. Live entertainment and drink specials. Friday, 7 p.m., Swamp Tavern, 1904 W. Fifth Ave. (509) 458-2337.

Charcuterie 101 - Chef Joshua Martin will show you the art of salting, smoking, brining, or otherwise curing meats, most commonly pork. Presented by INCA After Dark. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1. $65. (509) 533-8141.

Fass Fest and Apple-Palooza - Last farmers market of the season, arts, crafts, food, music, free hay rides, apple treats and more. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 415-0116.

Japanese Cooking Class - Call to reserve a spot. Saturday, 11 a.m., Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $10. (509) 328-2971.

Wine Class at Vino! - Exploring sangiovese with John Allen and Alana Livingston. Saturday, 1:30-3 p.m., Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. $30. (509) 838-1229.

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

Budge Brothers Sunday Football Potluck - Bring munchies to Budge Brothers Brewery to enjoy while watching the Seahawks. Sunday, 9:45 a.m., Budge Brothers Brewery, 2018 E. Riverside Ave. Free admission. (509) 426-3340.

Good Food Book Club - Hosted by the Moscow Food Co-op. Discussion will be on “Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution” by Jennifer Cockrall-King. Sunday, 6-7:30 p.m., held at a private residence in Moscow. Email for directions. (208) 882-8537.

Hills’ 35th Brewers Dinner - The next Brewers Dinner features the fine beers from Kootenai River Brewing. The four-course meal includes pale ale poached shrimp and Gruyere cheese-filled phyllo bundles; savory elk sausage over summer greens with a dried cherry and Scottish ale vinaigrette; lightly smoked and porter-marinated culotte steak with local mushrooms, porter-roasted garlic and mashed potatoes, and butternut squash; and huckleberry ice cream with a porter glaze and a rye ale cookie. Bring a growler and go home with any of the beers served at the dinner for $10. Advance reservations required. Sunday, 6 p.m., Hills’ Restaurant & Lounge, 401 W. Main Ave. $49. (509) 747-3946.

Twelve String Potluck Monday Night Football - Bring a dish to Twelve String Brewing and enjoy some Monday Night Football fun with other fans while enjoying local craft beer. Monday, 5:30 p.m., Twelve String Brewing Company, 11616 E. Montgomery Drive, Suite 26. (509) 241-3697.

Hutton Settlement Tour and Lunch - Tour the campus and learn the history of Levi and May Hutton. Afterward, head to English Setter Brewing in the Valley for lunch and microbrew, if you choose. Cost includes transportation and tour. Meal will be separate. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sinto Senior Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave. $13. (509) 326-2851.

INCA After Dark - Classes include: 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 more information or registration, visit or call (509) 533-8141. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 1. $49/per class.

CASA Uncorked - Benefit for First Judicial District CASA Program, an advocate for abused and neglected children in North Idaho. Event features international master guitarist Steven King, an auction, elegant hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m., Hagadone Event Center, 900 S. Floating Green Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $100/per person. (208) 667-9165.

Red Wine and Chocolate - Sample some of the best and bold red wines paired with a selection of fine chocolates. Event includes eight wines, cheese and Bouzie bakery bread. Oct. 31, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $26. (509) 343-2253.

One Year Celebration - Enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, appetizers and door prizes. Meet the chefs and try their recipes for the holiday season. Nov. 1, noon-6 p.m., The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 277-4116.

Christian Singles Fellowship - Square dance with easy instruction and soup supper provided. Nov. 1, 5 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $10. (509) 326-4232 or (509) 482-0169.

Community Harvest Dinner - Offering turkey, ham, Swedish meatball, veggies, rolls, dessert and beverage for community members. An outreach of Veradale United Church of Christ. Nov. 1, 5-7 p.m., Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. Free; donations accepted. (509) 926-7173.

Endicott Community Club German Dinner and Silent Auction - An event to raise money for projects in the Endicott community. Menu includes German and potato sausage, meatballs, German noodles, Kraut Kouga, sauerkraut, tossed salad, cole slaw, rye bread, rolls, apple crisp, pumpkin dessert cookies and beverages. Nov. 2, noon, Endicott School, cafeteria and gym, 308 School Road, Endicott, Wash. $12/general; $6/ages 6-10; free/age 5 and younger. (509) 657-3753.

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