Gourmet Way Events - Every Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., enjoy a flight of wines paired with delicious food. Call to reserve a seat. $15/per person; $10/per wine club member. Classes are held 6-8 p.m. and include: Thursday, Puerto Rican Cuisine; April 16, Greek Cooking; April 24, Gingham Salad and Caldo Verde. $40/per class. Gourmet Way, 8222 W. Government Way, Hayden. (208) 762-1333.
Happier Hour and Moose Tales Storytime - Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m., with beverage specials for adults and storytime at 4:30 p.m. for children. Storytimes include: Today, Spring is Here; April 15, Poetry; April 22, Construction: Let’s Build!; April 29, Dinosaurs. There will also be 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.
Pints for Clean Water - Join Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper, the Idaho Pour Authority, River City Brewing and the Spokane Riverkeeper to celebrate a shared vision for clean, healthy local waterways at the Pints for Clean Water Fundraiser. You’ll enjoy tasty River City brews, an awesome raffle and live music. Today, 4-7 p.m., Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 597-7188.
Culinary Stone Events - Complimentary wine 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: A French Spring Dinner; April 16: Bring the Sushi Home; April 21: Spring Time in Morocco; April 23: Tagine; April 28: Cinco De Mayo. $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.
Island Cuisine - Two Cooks With Love presents a cooking and mixology class. Call to make reservations. Today and Thursday, 5:45-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave. $40/person; $70/couple. (509) 939-4527.
INCA After Dark - Classes include: Today, French Cuisine 101; Friday, Small Bites, Spring Nights; April 15, Rotisserie Rumba, $59; April 16, Homemade Bread and Baguettes; April 17, Mixology 101; April 24, Tapas Party to Remember; May 1, Wok and Roll; May 7, Sushi 101; May 20, A Taste of Tuscany; June 3, Butterfly, Brunoise and Chiffonade; June 18, Keeping the Scene Green: Herbs. All classes are 6-8 p.m. For more information or registration, visit incaafterdark.scc.spokane.edu or call. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1. $49/per class, unless otherwise noted.
Girls Pint Out Events – Today and May 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Backyard, 1811 W. Broadway Ave.; April 16 and May 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Cork and Tap, 2034 Main St., Coeur d’Alene; Free; buy your own beer. (208) 991-0040.
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.
Lantern Tap House Anniversary Celebration - Celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Lantern all through April. Events include: Thursday, 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. (509) 315-9531.
Total Wine Events – Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Beer Me in Belgium, $15; April 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., A Journey Across France Wine Class, $20; May 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Support Your Local Craft Breweries, $15; May 8, 5-6 p.m., American Hops and Plenty of Passion, $5; May 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spain: Discover Vibrant Rioja, $20. Offered at both locations: Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway, (509) 466-1644; and Total Wine & More Spokane Valley, 13802 E. Indiana Ave., (509) 922-1530. Discover France Tastings: April 17, 3-7 p.m.; April 18, 1-4 p.m.; and April 23-24, 3 p.m., at the Spokane Valley location and April 17, 4-7 p.m.; April 18, noon-4 p.m.; April 24, 3-7 p.m.; and April 26, 1-4 p.m. at the North Spokane location. Discover Beer Tastings: May 7-8 and May 12-14, 4-7 p.m.; May 9, noon-3 p.m.; and May 16, 3-6 p.m. at the North Spokane location and May 8 and May 13-15, 4-7 p.m.; May 9, 3-6 p.m.; May 16, noon-3 p.m.; and May 17, 1-6 p.m. at the Spokane Valley location. 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. Friday-Sunday, Uncle LeRoy’s BBQ, 205 S. Pines Road. (509) 289-0708.
Vino! Tastings – Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Kontos Cellars of Walla Walla, $15; Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m., McKinley Springs Winery, $15. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. (509) 838-1229.
Pilgrim’s Free Wine Tasting - Pend d’Oreille Winery with Steve Meyers. Friday, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.
YWCA of Spokane 10th Annual Spring Fling Silent Auction & Champagne Brunch - All proceeds benefit the YWCA of Spokane and its critical programs. Seating is limited and registration is required. To find out more about the Spring Fling Silent Auction & Champagne Brunch, visit www.ywcaspokane.org. You can also register by phone at (509) 326-1190 or mail a check to: YWCA of Spokane, 930 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99201. Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anthony’s Restaurant, 510 N. Lincoln St. $50.
Greenbriar Catering Classes - Includes: Saturday, 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.
Chocolate Tasting: Italian Love - Bank Left Gallery presents its seventh annual chocolate tasting with lunch and dinner. Experience drinking chocolates and truffles from around the world. This year Bank Left will feature “Italian Love,” the art of Laurel Macdonald, influenced by her travels in Florence, and the Bistro will feature Spanish drinking chocolates, French Truffles and a French lunch. Reservations required. Lunch served noon-2 p.m.; dinner served 5-7 p.m. Saturday, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse. $18/per person. (509) 878-8425.
30th Annual Sausage Feed - Presented by St. John’s Lutheran Church. Menu includes smoked sausage, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, sauerkraut, applesauce and dessert. Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sprague Community Hall, Third and C streets, Sprague, Wash. $11/adults; $5/ages 6-12; free/five and younger. (509) 257-2481.
Feed Medical Lake - A free meal the second Monday of the month, 5-6 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.
Sip & Shop Fundraiser – 10 percent of proceeds from the tasting room, gift shop and Bistro Rouge, will be donated to the Kaniksu Land Trust. Tuesday, 4-9 p.m., Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 265-8545.
Mindful Eating Workshop - April 14-June 2. Stop yo-yo dieting and transform your relationship with dieting and food with this eight-week workshop. Register by phone or email ConsciousChoice Wellness@gmail.com. Held Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ben Burr Building, 5909 S. Regal St. $250/eight workshops and supplies. (509) 953-9097.
Replant Your Refund - Baxters will serve soups, salads, and sandwiches with 5 percent of the day’s proceeds benefitting the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society. April 15, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Baxters, 109 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 229-8377.
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. April 15: Chef Bob Black; May 20: Mediterranean Cooking with Chef Raji of The White House Grill; June 17: Japanese Cuisine with Chef Villjo of Syringa. Classes held 5:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50. (208) 457-8950.
Beer and Food Pairing Experience - The executive chef of Crafted will prepare five courses each paired with 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.
Online Tools for Home Chefs - The home chef has countless tools available just at their fingertips. Learn about the best websites and apps to help you find new recipes or organize all your old favorites. Also, search for recipes suited to particular dietary requirements and explore special tools for analyzing a recipe’s nutritional profile. April 16, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; April 23, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400. Free.
Annual Spring Tea - The Women and Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen’s ninth annual Spring Tea fundraiser will benefit in-house and outreach programs supporting women and children living with food insecurity. Enjoy a four course tea and lunch service, silent auction, vintage fashion show, raffle and more. April 18, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $45; $75/VIP. (509) 324-1995, ext. 305.
Wine Tasting at Huckleberry’s - Sake tasting. April 18, 2-4 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. $5 for a flight of five. (509) 624-1349.
Sip, Swirl & Savor - The event will feature a multi-course meal prepared by the students of the Spokane Community College’s Inland Northwest Culinary Academy, under the supervision of their chef-instructors. Throughout the evening, guests have the opportunity to participate in a cork pull raffle to win fabulous wines and bid on live auction items including a Sonoma Valley winemaking experience or a “Pick Your Paradise” vacation getaway to Italy, Bali or Africa. Guests can also enter the golden ticket raffle for the opportunity to win an exclusive wine trip to Italy. April 18, 5 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. $140. (509) 434-5069.
April Showers: The Lands Council’s 20th Annual Dinner & Auction - An evening including dinner and live and silent auctions to support the restoration and revitalization of Inland Northwest forests, water and wildlife. April 18, 5 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $65. (509) 209-2407.
MLK Center Dinner & Silent Auction Benefit - Attend the benefit event, learn more about the services the organization provides, and see how your donations can impact local families. Good food, great company, and amazing auction items. Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite. April 18, 5:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $40. (509) 455-8722.
Chocolate and Champagne Gala - An evening of champagne, chocolates, steak dinner and a live and silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center of LCSNW. Visit www.lcsnwspokane.mobi or call (509) 343-5078 to purchase tickets. April 18, 6 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $85.
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