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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Lantern Tap House Anniversary Celebration - Celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Lantern all through April. Events include: today, Iron Goat 2012 and 2014 Goatnik tasting, $15 for a 10-ounce pour of each; Friday, live music with Pete Jordan of Cloud Person and Kyle Alfred Hillig; April 9, Dogfish Head Tap Takeover with 60, 90 and 120 Minute IPAs; April 15, Deschutes Black Butte Porter 25th Anniversary tasting, $8 for a 10-ounce taste and commemorative Deschutes glass; April 23, Pelican Tap Takeover; April 24, Release of Iron Goat Specialty Keg (Grapefruit IPA). Sign up for events at the Lantern. Lantern Tap House, 1004 S Perry St. Costs vary. (509) 315-9531.

Ninth Annual Our Kids: Our Business Annual Luncheon and Training - This year’s theme is “A Celebration of Early Childhood.” Host Robyn Nance, co-founder of Teen Closet, will lead a panel discussion. The afternoon training session will feature Dr. Jody McVittie of “Sound Discipline.” The training will be focused on building resiliency for students exposed to trauma. Doors will at 11 a.m. Tickets are available at our-kids-our-business-annual- luncheon-training-tickets-

15624685856. Today, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $35. (509) 710-9840.

Gourmet Way Events - Every Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., enjoy a flight of wines paired with food. Call to reserve a seat. $15/per person; $10/per wine club member. Classes are 6-8 p.m. and include: Thursday, For the Love of Soufflé; April 9, Puerto Rican Cuisine. $40/per class. Gourmet Way, 8222 W. Government Way, Hayden. (208) 762-1333.

Happier Hour and Moose Tales Story Time - Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m., with beverage specials for adults and story time at 4:30 p.m. for children. Storytimes include: today, Northwest Animals; April 8, Spring is Here; April 15, Poetry. There will also be a complimentary wine tasting on Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and a complimentary beer tasting on April 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Well-Read Moose Bookstore, 2048 N. Main St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 215-2265.

Culinary Stone Events - Complimentary tasting with wines from around the world every Wednesday from 4:30-6 p.m. Classes begin at 5:30 p.m. and include: Tuesday: Pear and Mascarpone Ravioli; April 14: A French Spring Dinner. $35/per class. April 17, 4-6:30 p.m., Complimentary Spring Bloom Olive Oil Event. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 277-4116.

Friendship Kitchen - Community meal on Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., St. George’s Parish Center, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls. Free. (208) 773-4715.

Biere de Mars Beer Release Party - Blond-style Belgian beer with hints of spice, coriander and lemon on special. Thursday, 6 p.m., MickDuff’s Brewing Co. Beer Hall, 200 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 209-6700.

Beer and Food Pairing Experience - The executive chef of Crafted will prepare five unique courses each paired with the perfect beer. Advance reservations required. Every first and third Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Crafted Tap House, 523 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $35/person. (208) 292-4813.

Vino! Tastings - Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Selections from Vino’s Wine of the Month Club, $10; Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m., Gordon Estate Winery, $15; April 10, 3-6:30 p.m., Kontos Cellars of Walla Walla, $15; April 11, 2-4:30 p.m., McKinley Springs Winery, $15. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. (509) 838-1229.

Greenbriar Catering Classes - Includes: Saturday, Paella; April 11, Specialty Desserts; April 18, Special Teas. All classes are 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Greenbriar Inn, 315 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $45/per class. (208) 667-9660.

INCA After Dark - Classes include: April 8, French Cuisine 101; April 10, Small Bites, Spring Nights; April 15, Rotisserie Rumba, $59. All classes are 6-8 p.m. For more information or registration, visit or call. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1. $49/per class, unless otherwise noted. (509) 533-8141.

Island Cuisine - Two Cooks With Love presents a cooking and mixology class. Make reservations at (509) 891-5980. April 8-9, 6-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave. $40/person; $70/couple.

Girls Pint Out Events - April 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Backyard, 1811 W. Broadway Ave.; April 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Cork and Tap, 2034 Main St., Coeur d’Alene; Free; buy your own beer. (208) 991-0040.

Total Wine Events - April 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Beer Me in Belgium, $15. Offered at both Total Wine & More locations: 9980 N. Newport Highway, (509) 466-1644; and Spokane Valley, 13802 E. Indiana Ave., (509) 922-1530.

Smoke in the Valley BBQ Championship - A weekend competition with a total purse of $5,000. Come smell the smoke and see the fun. Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association. April 10-12, Uncle LeRoy’s BBQ, 205 S. Pines Road. (509) 289-0708.

Sip and Shop Fundraiser - 10 percent of all proceeds from the tasting room, gift shop and Bistro Rouge will be donated to the Kaniksu Land Trust. April 10, 4-9 p.m., Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 265-8545.