17th Annual HOME Childcare Scholarship Fundraiser Tea - Presented by Women’s Studies Center. Make checks payable to the EWU HOME Scholarship Foundation. All but $5 of your donation is tax deductible. Today, 2-4 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Monroe Hall, Room 207, Cheney. Adults: $25/door; EWU students: $20/door. (509) 359-2898.
Pilgrim’s Free Beer Tastings - Big Sky Brewing. Today, 3:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.
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. Friday, 6-8 p.m., Gingham Salad and Caldo Verde, $40. 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, Construction: Let’s Build!; and April 29, Dinosaurs. 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: Thursday: Tagine; and Tuesday: Cinco De Mayo. $35/per class. The Culinary Stone, 2129 Main St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 277-4116.
Meet Your Maker - Meet local brewers every other Wednesday. This week is River City Brewing. 5-7 p.m., Area 51 Taphouse at the Onion, 7522 N. Division St. (509) 482-6100.
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. Today, 5:30-7 p.m., Bowl and Pitcher - Riverside State Park, Picnic Shelter, 4427 N. Aubrey L. White Parkway. $13. (509) 625-6200.
Tea Time - Sherri Davey, owner of Heavenly Special Teas, presents information about the benefits of tea and the differences between types of tea. Today, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300; May 4, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; May 21, 6:30 p.m., Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., Airway Heights, (509) 893-8250; May 26, 6:30 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; June 2, 6:30 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards, (509) 893-8390. Free.
Spokane Symphony Chamber Soiree: Spring - Orchestra musicians provide chamber music in an intimate setting. The Spokane Club opens its doors to the elegant Georgian Room, where table seating includes local wines paired with hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Ticket holders may call ahead to reserve a pre-concert dinner at the club’s Burgandy’s restaurant. Today, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $20-$48. (509) 624-1200.
Lantern Tap House Anniversary Celebration - Celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Lantern all through April. Thursday: Pelican Tap Takeover; Friday: Release of Iron Goat Specialty Keg (Grapefruit IPA). Lantern Tap House, 1004 S. Perry St. Costs vary. (509) 315-9531.
Pie & Whiskey Reading - The fourth annual Get Lit reading. Enjoy a slice of pie and a shot of Dry Fly whiskey. Thursday, 9 p.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $2. (509) 828-1498.
SFCC Bento and Sushi Sale - Part of Japan Week. Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building Lounges, A, B, C, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $6-$8. (509) 533-3367.
Total Wine Events - 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: Thursday, 3-7 p.m., at the Spokane Valley location and Friday, 3-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 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.
Chili Cook-Off - Local companies will compete for Grand Champion and People’s Choice Award. Includes local beer tastings. Open to the public. Proceeds will benefit local food banks. Thursday, 4:30-7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $12/adults; $5/kids. (800) 251-7829.
Moscow BrewFest - Door prizes, live music and food. Featuring Moscow Brewing Co., Paradise Creek Brewery, Tricksters Brewing, Slate Creek Brewing, Whiskey Barrel Cider House, Camas Prairie Winery and more. Thursday, 5-9 p.m., 1912 Center, 412 Third St., Moscow. $15/five drinks. (208) 669-2249.
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. Thursday, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.
Vino! Tastings - Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Spring Valley Vineyard; Saturday, 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.
13th Annual Cask and Keg Auction - Fundraiser for the Spokane Valley Firefighters Benevolent Association. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/1022012. Friday, 5:30 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. $50. (509) 789-3019.
Wine & Micro Beer Tasting and Auction - Proceeds from the auction support the Colfax Chamber of Commerce. Friday, 6-9 p.m., Hill-Ray Plaza, 801 S. Vista Point Drive, Colfax. $20/advance; $25/at the door; $150/table of eight. (509) 397-3712.
INCA After Dark - Classes include: Friday, 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.
Rocket Market Events - Small Vineyards: Spain. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20. (509) 343-2253.
Annual Sukiyaki Dinner - Baked goods, craft sale, sushi will also be available. Saturday, noon-6 p.m., Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield St. $12.50. (509) 535-2687.
Walking Food Tour - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation program. Saturday and May 30 and June 20, 2-4 p.m., Riverfront Park, Radio Flyer Wagon. $40/person. (509) 625-6200.
Coffee and Chocolate Pairings - The region of growth, soil composition, altitude, and processing methods all impart unique qualities to a cup or bar. Taste these differences side by side with a guide from the Chocolate Apothecary. Saturday, 2 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First S., Cheney, (509) 893-8280; May 2, 2 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, (509) 893-8260; May 16, 2 p.m., Fairfield Library, 305 E. Main St., Fairfield, (509) 893-8320; June 13, 2 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park. Free. (509) 893-8300. Free.
Coeur d’Alene Wine Extravaganza - Friday-Sunday. Wine Extravaganza will have tasting tables throughout the Resort Plaza Shops and downtown Coeur d’Alene. Wine lovers will receive six tastings and a complimentary wine glass with their ticket. For information on times, business locations and winery tastings, visit cdawinefest.com. Coeur d’Alene Plaza Shops, 210 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $15. (844) 449-6558.
Concordia Choir - Spring concert presented by the German-American Society choir, with special guest The Spirit of Spokane Chorus. Home-cooked, German-style dinner, concert and dancing to the music of Good & Plenty Band. Reservations requested. Saturday, 6 p.m., Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third Ave. $15. (509) 891-0538.
Micros For Mamas - Micros for Mamas is a beer tasting, dinner and silent auction fundraiser to benefit Spokane YoungLives. Spokane YoungLives mentors and supports teenage mothers in the community. The event will feature beer and cider from local breweries and cider houses. Appetizers and dinner by Waddell’s Brewpub and Longhorn BBQ. Kalae Chock from KHQ will emcee the event and the evening will feature live music from local band Bristol. Saturday, 6 p.m., Western Aviation, 5505 E. Rutter Ave. $45/single; $80/couple. (509) 570-3921.
Spokane Cork, Keg and Spirits Festival - Sponsored by the Washington Restaurant Association, Spokane Chapter. Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 North Sullivan Road. $50-$55. (208) 244-0601.
Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine - Sunday, 2 p.m., Beef Short Ribs, $45; Monday, 5:30 p.m., Eclairs and French Pastries, $45; Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Springtime Pie, $45; April 29, 5:30 p.m., New Orleans Classics, $45; April 30, 5:30 p.m., Baja Fish Tacos, $39. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.
Chef Robert Irvine - Known worldwide for his television series “Dinner: Impossible” and “Restaurant: Impossible,” Chef Robert Irvine has developed his fully interactive multimedia cooking experience to be like nothing else on the stage. Sunday, 4 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $45-$65. (509) 481-6700.
River City Beer Dinner - Join local brewmasters from River City Brewing as they pair their tasty beers with some of the awesome menu items at Rock City Grill for a four-course meal. Price and menu to be determined. Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Rock City Grill, 808 W. Main Ave. (509) 455-4400.
Local’s Beer Dinner - A five-course dinner featuring local brewers Selkirk Abbey, NoLi, Perry Street, Iron Goat and Black Label. Reservations required; seating is limited. April 29, 6-9 p.m., Saranac Art Projects, 25 W. Main Ave. $50/person. (509) 473-945.
Cocktail Dinner - Join Clover’s bartending and culinary teams for a specially-prepared six-course meal pairing small plates with classic cocktails. Call for reservations. April 29, 7-11 p.m., Clover, 913 E. Sharp Ave. $90. (509) 487-2937.
Pilgrim’s Market Events - April 30, 6:30-8 p.m., Cinco de Mayo Goes Veggie Cooking Class, $10/per person; May 13, 6:30-8 p.m., Food Nutrients vs. Supplements, free; May 14, 6:30-8 p.m., An Eater’s Guide to Popular Diets, free; May 21, 6:30-8 p.m., Probiotics and Healthy Weight Loss, free; June 4, 6:30-8 p.m., Mushrooms: An Important Key to Immune Health, free; June 11, 6-8:30 p.m., Grilling Class: Think Beyond Meat, free; June 18, 6-8:30 p.m., Balanced Summer Nutrition: Keeping You Cool as Temperatures Rise, $5/per person; June 25, 6-8:30 p.m., The Origins of Coffee: Seed to Cup, free. Call to make reservations. Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.
Blue Hawaii Benefit Breakfast - Benefiting and supporting scholarships and the educational mission of Mobius. Make reservations by Monday. May 6, 7-8:30 a.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. (509) 327-8000.
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