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Pilgrim’s Events - Free tastings include: Today, 3:30 p.m., Meet the Cidermaker: Finnriver Farm and Cidery; July 17, 3:30 p.m., Meet the Winemaker: Clearwater Canyon Cellars; Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m., Beer Tasting: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.; Aug. 7, 3:30 p.m., Meet the Winemaker: Efest Wine; Aug. 19, 3:30 p.m., Beer Tasting: Scuttlebutt Brewing Co.; Sept. 4, 3:30 p.m., Labor Day Beer and Cider Picks; Sept. 11, 3:30 p.m., Meet the Winemaker: Snake River Winery. Other events include: July 16, 6:30-8 p.m., A Natural Approach to Food Allergies, Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease, free; July 22, 6:30-8 p.m., Rethinking Your Vitamin Regimen, free; July 30, 6:30-8 p.m., Juicing for Health and Healing, $10/person; Aug. 6, 6:30-8 p.m., Healthy Summer Cooking Shortcuts, $10/person; Aug. 13, 6:30-8 p.m., Holy Hormones!, free; Aug. 27, 6:30-8 p.m., Elimination Diet Support: A Guided Journey to Ultimate Health, free; Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m., Urban Farming Movie: “Growing Cities,” free. Call for reservations. Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

INCA After Dark - Summer Sizzle Series: Today, Gourmet Grilling: Steaks & Veggies; July 15, Small Bites, Summer Nights; Aug. 5, Sensational Salmon. $59/each or $150/all three. Other classes include: Thursday, Viva Italia!, $49; July 29, Margaritaville Grill, $59; Aug. 19, Mouthwatering Mediterranean Small Plates, $59. For more information or registration, visit or call. All classes are 6-8 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. (509) 533-8141.

Moose on the Loose Fundraiser - Blissful Blends 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. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 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. Friday, 6 p.m., Europa Restaurant, 125 S. Wall St. $55/person. (509) 455-4051.

Rocket Market Tastings - Tastings include: Friday, Spanish Wines and Tapas, $29; July 17, Portugal on a Dime, $20; July 24, Chile and Argentina on a Dime, $20; July 31, Australia on a Dime, $20. Reservations are requested. All tastings at 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. (509) 343-2253.

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.

Country Breakfast - The program is supported by donations in any amount that you feel you can afford. No one is turned away for inability to donate. Breakfast is open to the public Mondays, 7-10 a.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. (208) 437-1037.

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. Monday, 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. Reservations required. Tuesday, Beach Party Cookery from Malibu to Miami Beach; Aug. 11, Summertime European Awesome Entertaining; Sept. 8, Cruisin’ America: Route 66 Food Meccas. 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 proceeds from the tasting room, gift shop and Bistro Rouge, will be donated to Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper. Tuesday, 4-9 p.m., Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 265-8545.

“Our Favorites” Cooking Class Series - Scott and Roxane offer their all-time favorite classes and recipes from the last four years, including: July 15-16, Grilling and Chilling; and Aug. 12-13, Northwest Fresh. Call to make reservations. Classes held 5:45-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave. $45/single; $70/couple. (509) 939-4527.

Beans Are Not Just for Vegetarians - Joy Eschliman will teach the way to properly prepare and cook beans. Learn how preparing dried beans can save money and time. Also, learn about the many varieties, uses and versatility of this amazing food. July 15, 6-8:30 p.m., Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $35/members; $45/nonmembers. (509) 535-0803.

A New Mexican Christmas in July - Share in the laughter and joy and prepare the Candelaria family Christmas menu of tamales, posole, enchiladas, calabasitas, and beans. Learn firsthand while making the chili and each of the menu dishes from scratch. You’ll receive a recipe for each dish on the menu to take and try at home. Email for reservations. Classes held July 16-17, 1-4 p.m., Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts, 2409 Pleasant Valley Road, Rice. $60/per person for both days; $35/per person for one day. (509) 738-2011.

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