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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Gourmet Way Events - Every Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., enjoy a flight of wines paired with delicious food. Call to reserve a seat. Gourmet Way, 8222 W. Government Way, Hayden. $15/per person; $10/per wine club member. (208) 762-1333.

Cherry Splat - Kids will grab a slingshot and a cherry and try to hit a target. Prizes will be awarded for those who can hit the bulls-eye. Kids will also be able to do coloring pages and activities. There will be fliers with cherry fun facts, tips and tricks, and nutrition benefits. Additionally, there will be recipe cards featuring cherries. Today, 5:30-7 p.m., Millwood Presbyterian Church, Farmers Market, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Millwood. (509) 924-2350.

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.

The Singing Nuns Luncheon Concert - Celebrate Mount St. Michael’s Centennial with catering and a concert by the Singing Nuns. Reservations required. Tours begin, museum and gift shop open at 11:30 a.m.; lunch served followed by the concert at 1 p.m. Visit Thursday, Mount St. Michaels, 8500 N. St. Michaels Road. $15/person. (509) 467-1077.

River City Brewing Tasting - Samples and growler specials. Thursday, 4-7 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway. (509) 466-1644.

First Tap Thursday: July Beer Release Party - The Shillelagh is back. Live music from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and other special beers to round out a fun lineup. Thursday, 5:30-9 p.m., MickDuff’s Brewing Co. Beer Hall, 200 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 209-6700.

Vino! Tastings - Selections from Vino’s Wine of the Month Club. Friday, 3-7:30 p.m., Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. Costs vary. (509) 838-1229.

Beer and Puffs Class - Featuring a variety of regional beer styles (lighter/medium bodied/hoppy/dark) paired in groups with Fuller Foods Serious Cheesy Puffs from Portland. Flavors include maple bacon, blue cheese jalapeno and sriracha and cheddar. Reservations required. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20. (509) 343-2253.

Moose on the Loose Fundraiser - Blissful Blends coffee will donate all proceeds to MOOSE Project (Magic of Oral and Signing Language) for education, resources and support for children in both sign language and spoken word. July 9, 5 a.m.-6 p.m., Blissful Blends, 3118 E. Mission Ave. (509) 443-5905.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Dinner - Clover and Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery present a seven course pairing dinner. July 9, 6:30 p.m., Clover, 913 E. Sharp Ave. $95. (509) 487-2937.

Gourmet Camp Cooking Put gourmet cuisine into your camping experience. Registration required. July 9, 7-8:30 p.m., REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. Free. (509) 328-9900.

No-Li Brewhouse Dinner - Five courses with five No-Li beers. Call for reservations. July 10, 6 p.m., Europa Restaurant, 125 S. Wall St. $55/person. (509) 455-4051.

Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine - July 12, 2 p.m., Homemade Pasta, $45; July 14, 5:30 p.m., Carne Asada, $49; July 15, 5:30 p.m., Tofu Transformation, $39; July 16, 5:30 p.m., Sweet and Savory Crepes, $45; July 20, 5:30 p.m., Super Summer Desserts in a Jar, $45; July 22, 5:30 p.m., Secrets of Thai Cooking: Red Coconut Curry Shrimp, $39; July 26, 2 p.m., Make Salmon Great, $55; July 29, 5:30 p.m., Thai Cooking: Pad Thai, $39. Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. (509) 328-3335.

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.

Music for the Moose 2 - Performance by Nicole Lewis. The event includes wine, dessert and appetizers. Help support the Moose Project, providing oral and signing education. Sign language interpreter provided. July 13, 7-9 p.m., Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadow Lane Road. $20/advance; $25/door. (509) 443-5905.

Cooking with Master Chef Steve - Cooking experiences with Master Chef Steve W. Geving of Les Toques Blanches Chefs Hall of Fame. Reservations required. Classes include: July 14, Beach Party Cookery from Malibu to Miami Beach; and August 11, Summertime European Awesome Entertaining. Classes held 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. $25/person. (208) 437-1037.

Sip & Shop Fundraiser – 10 percent of all proceeds from the tasting room, gift shop and Bistro Rouge will be donated to Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper. July 14, 4-9 p.m., Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 265-8545.

INCA After Dark Summer Sizzle Series - Wednesday classes include July 15, Small Bites Summer Nights; and Aug. 5, Sensational Salmon. All classes are 6-8 p.m. For more information or registration, visit or call. INCA at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., Bldg. 1, 1810 N. Greene St. $59/per class, unless otherwise noted. (509) 533-8141.

Beans Are Not Just for Vegetarians - Joy Eschliman will teach the way to properly prepare and cook beans. July 15, 6-8:30 p.m., Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $35/members; $45/nonmembers. (509) 535-0803.