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Gourmet Way Events - Every Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., enjoy a flight of wines with food pairings. Call to reserve a seat. $15/person; $10/wine club member. Classes are held 6-8 p.m. and include: Thursday, Greek Cooking; and 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, Poetry; April 22, Construction: Let’s Build!; April 29, Dinosaurs. There will also be a complimentary beer tasting on Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Well-Read Moose Bookstore, 2048 N. Main St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 215-2265.

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: Thursday: Bring the Sushi Home; Tuesday: Spring Time in Morocco; April 23: Tagine; April 28: Cinco De Mayo. $35/per class. Friday, 4-6:30 p.m., Complimentary Spring Bloom Olive Oil Event. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 277-4116.

JACC Cooking Classes - Recipes, beer and wine are included. Today: Chef Bob Black; and May 20: Mediterranean Cooking with Chef Raji of The White House Grill. Classes held 5:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50/per class. (208) 457-8950.

INCA After Dark - Classes include: Today, Rotisserie Rumba, $59; Thursday, Homemade Bread and Baguettes; Friday, Mixology 101; April 24, Tapas Party to Remember. For more information or registration, visit or call. INCA at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1. $49/per class, unless otherwise noted.

Lantern Tap House Anniversary Celebration - Celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Lantern throughout April. Today: 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). Lantern Tap House, 1004 S Perry St. (509) 315-9531.

Wine Glass Painting Class - Paint wine glasses, enjoy heavy appetizers and a wine tasting. Thursday, 6 p.m., Spice Traders Mercantile, 15614 E. Sprague Ave. $40/includes all supplies. (509) 315-4036.

Total Wine Events: Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., A Journey Across France Wine Class, $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: Friday, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday, 1-4 p.m.; and April 23-24, 3 p.m., at the Spokane Valley location and Friday, 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; April 24, 3-7 p.m.; and April 26, 1-4 p.m. at the North Spokane location.

Vino! Tastings – Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Italian Imports; Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m., Lumos Wine Co.; April 24, 3-6:30 p.m., Spring Valley Vineyard; April 25, 2-4:30 p.m., Japan Week Sake Tasting; May 1, 3-7:30 p.m., Selections from Vino’s Wine of the Month Club. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. Costs vary. (509) 838-1229.

Rocket Market Events – Friday, Sake Tasting, and April 24, Small Vineyards: Spain. Both tastings at 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20/per tasting. (509) 343-2253.

Special Teas – Saturday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Greenbriar Inn, 315 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $45. (208) 667-9660.

Annual Spring Tea - The Women and Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen’s ninth annual fundraiser will benefit 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. $5 for a flight of five. (509) 624-1349.

“Sip, Swirl & Savor” – Enjoy a multi-course meal prepared by students of Spokane Community College’s Inland Northwest Culinary Academy under the supervision of chef-instructors. Each course is paired with wine. Prizes for raffles and a live auction include wine, a Sonoma Valley winemaking experience and a “Pick Your Paradise” vacation getaway to Italy, Bali or Africa. Saturday, 5 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. $140. (509) 434-5069.

Chocolate and Champagne Gala - An evening of champagne, chocolates, steak dinner and a live and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center of LCSNW. Visit or call to purchase tickets. Saturday, 6 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $85. (509) 343-5078.

Ninth Annual Viva Vino and Brew - This is the major fundraiser for the Hispanic Business/Professional Association Foundation Scholarship Awards. The event includes a wine and beer tasting, fajita buffet, silent and live auctions. Saturday, 6 p.m., Mukogawa Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $40. (509) 847-5794.

Pastry Wrapped Meatloaf Class - Learn to make Finnish meatloaf. Call or email for reservations. Tuesday, 6 p.m., Joanie’s Magic Spoon, 10307 N. Prairie Drive. $50. (509) 624-6564.

Dutch Oven Cooking Introduction - Learn oven seasoning techniques; coal preparation, arrangement and temperature; how to handle a hot oven; prepping for meals; and where to buy gear. Recipes and snacks will be provided. Discover Parking Pass required. Ages 13 and older. April 22, 5:30-7 p.m., Bowl and Pitcher - Riverside State Park, Picnic Shelter, 4427 N. Aubrey L. White Parkway. $13. (509) 625-6200.

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