Pilgrim’s Free Beer Tastings - Ninkasi Brewing. Today, 3:30-6 p.m., 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, every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 277-4116.
INCA After Dark - Classes include: Today, 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 incaafterdark.scc.spokane.edu or call (509) 533-8141. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 1. $49/per class.
Wine Tasting by Kitzke Cellars - Music by Nick Grow and wine tasting. Today, 6 p.m., Mezzo Pazzo Wine Bar, 2718 E. 57th Ave. $12/tasting and cheese plate. (509) 863-9313.
The Power of Herbs - This workshop will explore the many ways herbs and foods work together to promote optimal health. Herb Pharm and Amy’s All Naturals will be on-hand with take-home samples and information. Sample herbal ice cream, Halloween cookies made with Vitality Works food-grade essential oils, and more. Kids welcome. Today, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine - Classes include: Thursday, 5:30 p.m., A Mexican Halloween, $40; Sunday, 2 p.m., Sea Scallops, $59; Monday, 5:30 p.m., Classic Cinnamon Rolls, $45; Nov. 9, 2 p.m., Homemade Pasta Making, $45; Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m., Tofu Transformation – Classic Comfort Foods; Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m., Autumn Pie Class, $45; Nov. 16, 2 p.m., Classic Desserts, $39; Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Candy Making, $39; Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m., Artisan Pizza, $45; Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m., Chocolate Almond Cake, $45; Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m., Coffee Brewing Method Class, $15; Nov. 23, 2 p.m., Authentic Mexican Cooking, $39. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $40. (509) 328-3335.
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. Thursday, 6-9 p.m., Hagadone Event Center, 900 S. Floating Green Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $100/per person. (208) 667-9165.
“Cafeteria Man” - Co-hosted with The Inland Northwest Food Network. This documentary chronicles an ambitious effort to “green” the public school diet. Thursday, 6 p.m., Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
Hope House Celebrity Fashion Show and Luncheon - The 16th annual event to provide shelter and refuge to vulnerable Spokane women. Begins at 11 a.m. with wine tasting and auction; luncheon and fashion show from noon-2 p.m. Models include Mark Agee, Bobby Brett, Joyce M. Cameron, Officer Teresa Fuller, Brooklyn Gibson, Matt Gibson, Heather Hanley, Alex Jackson, Roy Jackson, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, Regina Malveaux, Rob McCann, Sister Sue Orlowski, Doug Orr, Dave Sposito, Edie Rice-Sauer, Jill Rider, Jeff Philipps, Judge Annette Plese, Kim Plese, Mark Starkey, Chief Rick Van Leuven, Francisco Velazquez, Mike Yates and more. Emcee is Debra Wilde. Friday, Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. $45/person; $350/table of eight. (509) 624-2378.
Gonzaga Scares Hunger - Gonzaga Student Body Association will host a campuswide food drive. Begins at 6 p.m. on the Crosby Steps with a Kick-Off Rally featuring a Bomb Squad performance, free raffle prizes and a costume contest (family appropriate). Following the rally, students will be bused to nearby Spokane neighborhoods and go door-to-door, trick-or-treating for nonperishable food for an hour. Students will be returned via bus to campus by 8 p.m. The collection will be donated to The Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga University. Friday, Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. (509) 313-5823.
Total Wine & More Beer Tasting - Orlison Brewing. Friday, 4-7 p.m., Total Wine & More Spokane Valley, 13802 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 922-1530.
Halloween Party Potluck - Games and prizes. Wear a costume. If you would like to take part in the potluck: last names A-M bring a hot dish; N-Z bring an appetizer, salad or dessert. Friday, 5-9 p.m., Big Barn Brewing, 16004 N. Applewood Lane, Green Bluff. (509) 238-2489.
Great Gatsby Halloween Extravaganza - Take a trip back to the Roaring ’20s. Enjoy craft beer, wine, food, music, door prizes, costume contests, giveaways and more. Friday, 6 p.m., The Hop Shop, 3803 S. Grand Blvd. Free. (509) 747-9700.
Red Wine and Chocolate - Sample some of the best and boldest red wines paired with a selection of fine chocolates. Event includes eight wines, cheese and Bouzie bakery bread. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $26. (509) 343-2253.
Mezzo Pazzo Wine Bar Halloween Party - Come on in with your costumes on (or not) and join in contests, activities, and festive food. There will be wine and food specials. Friday, 7 p.m., Mezzo Pazzo Wine Bar, 2718 E. 57th Ave. (509) 863-9313.
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. Saturday, noon-6 p.m., The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 277-4116.
Learn to Homebrew Day Party - Celebrate National Homebrew day by learning to homebrew with Nu Home Brew & Bottles and Inland Brewers Unite. Experience firsthand homebrewing with different recipes throughout the day and get 15 percent off any books or ingredient kits. Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Nu Home Brew & Bottles, 14109 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 808-2395.
Square Dance and Soup Supper - Sponsored by Christian Singles Fellowship. Square dance with easy instruction. Saturday, 5 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $10. (509) 326-4232 or (509) 482-0169.
Annual Harvest Dinner - Veradale United Church of Christ celebrates their 74th Harvest Dinner. Menu includes turkey, ham, Swedish meatballs, potatoes, squash, beets, cabbage slaw, rolls, dessert and beverages. A silent auction for gift baskets is also available. Saturday, 5 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. Sunday, 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.
Energy Savings Dinner - Homeowners are invited to attend a free and exciting dinner. At this dinner you will learn how to significantly cut your energy costs, about government tax programs that pay you to improve your home, and the latest technologies to make your whole house more comfortable. Seating is limited, reservation and confirmation required. Call (888) 496-6778 and give the code: 300207. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Luna Restaurant & Catering, 5620 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 448-2383.
The Culinary Stone Cooking Classes - Tuesday, Gluten-Free with a Holiday Twist; Nov. 6, French Quiches; Nov. 11, Homemade Pumpkin Ravioli; Nov. 18, French Sauces 101. Classes offered at 5:30 p.m. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. $35/person. (208) 277-4116.
Healthy Holiday Eating Strategies - Presentation by University of Idaho CDA dietetics students to learn how to eat healthy during the holiday season. Workshop includes food demos. Nov. 5, noon, University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene, 1031 N. Academic Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-2588.
Bubbles, Brie, & Baguettes - Complimentary event at The Culinary Stone. Enjoy warm brie and baguettes and sample Champagnes and Proseccos from France and Italy. Nov. 5, 4-6 p.m., The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 277-4116.
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. Nov. 5, Chef Hegsted presents Fancy Brunch; Nov. 12: Chef Henning presents Thanksgiving Special; Nov. 19: Chef Mitchel presents Fancy Finger Foods. Classes held 5:30-8:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50. (208) 457-8950.
Snowlander PowderKeg - More than 20 local and regional breweries and cideries pouring their best craft beers. Ticket includes entry to Snowlander Expo, tasting glass, sample tokens and one spin on the Prize Wheel. Nov. 7, 4-9 p.m., and Nov. 8, noon-8 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $15-25. (509) 279-7000.
Mixology Book Release Cocktail Party - “Mixology: the Art of Classic Cocktails,” a project by Sheila Evans, celebrates mixing drinks – and mixing paint – in equal parts. From Aviation to Whiskey Sour, each one of a series of 18 still life paintings represents a different vintage drink. The images feature antique barware, along with the ingredients for each drink. The paintings, accompanied by recipes, appear in a new book written and published by the artist. The paintings will hang throughout Mizuna’s bar and new banquet space during the First Friday event. Mizuna’s will offer drink specials using recipes from the book. Copies of the book as well as the original paintings will be available for purchase at the event. Nov. 7, 5-10 p.m., 214 N. Howard St. Drinks and food available for purchase. (509) 714-2526.
The Great Gatsby Fundraiser - An interactive dinner event benefitting the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre and Coeur d’Alene Sunrise Rotary. The event includes Charleston lessons, silent and live auctions, games, live music and a speakeasy game room. Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $90/per person. (208) 660-2958.
Lutefisk Dinner - The Sons of Norway, Tordenskjold Lodge, will hold their annual Lutefisk Dinner. There will be two seating times: noon-1:30 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. Menu includes lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, gravy, peas, carrots, lingonberries, lefse and Norwegian white cake. Reservations are encouraged. Lefse will be on sale for $8 a package. Nov. 8, noon-3:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St. $17/general; $10/age 12 and younger. (509) 326-9211.
Wines for the Holidays Tasting - Various stores offering samples of wines available from downtown merchants. Nov. 8, 1-5 p.m., downtown Coeur d’Alene. (208) 415-0116.
MAC Gala Dinner and Art Auction - Three-course dinner and approximately 100 pieces of art works from local and regional artists. Music by Steven King. This fundraiser directly benefits the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s Fine Arts Collection. Dress is casual evening attire. Nov. 8, 5 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $100. (509) 363-5304.
Marine Corps Birthday Ball - Join the Marine Corps League Pappy Boyington Detachment in celebrating the 239th birthday of the U. S. Marine Corps. If you are a Marine or the relative of a Marine, and would like to attend, please contact the Detachment to make reservations or call (208) 818-0913 for an invitation. The formal dress occasion is a Toys for Tots fundraiser. Event includes a silent auction, photographer, music and dancing. Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m., Red Lion Templins Resort, 414 E. First Ave., Post Falls. $45/each, dinner entree selection required with reservation. (208) 818-0913.
Polish Fall Festival - Hosted by St. Stanislaus Ladies Altar Society and Knights of Columbus. Bingo is 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; dinner of Polish sausage and fried chicken with all the trimmings served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, Parish Hall, Second and McCartney streets, Rathdrum. Dinner: $8/adults; $3.50/ages 6-12; free/ages five and younger; $30/family. (208) 687-4407.
Eagles Big Band Dance Dockside Dinner - The Big Band Dance, complete with an 18-piece band and two singers. Grab your dancing shoes and bring along a partner if you like. Dance from 3-6 p.m. and make a dinner stop at the Dockside Restaurant on the lake after the dance commences. Cost includes transportation from Sinto Senior Center in Spokane and admission to the dance. No host dinner. Nov. 9, 2-8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Eagles, 209 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $29. (509) 327-2861.
Applebee’s Free Meals For Veterans - Veterans and active-duty military can choose a dish from Applebee’s free “Thank You Meal” menu on Nov. 11. Guests will need to provide proof of service. For more information and a list of locations, visit www.applebees.com.
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