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Gourmet Way Events - Every Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., enjoy a flight of wines paired with delicious food. $15/per person; $10/per wine club member. Classes include: Friday, 6-8 p.m., Chicken under the Stars, $40. Call to reserve a seat. Gourmet Way, 8222 W. Government Way, Hayden. (208) 762-1333.

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.

Kootenai Health Foundation Signature Cocktail Event - Guests to sample custom cocktails created by local mixologists featuring Bardenay Vodka. Guests will vote with dollars for their favorite mixologist and for their favorite cocktail. The winning drink will be served at the Festival of Trees Gala on Nov. 28 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Convention Center. Thursday, 6 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $35. (208) 625-4433.

Magic, Comedy, Wine and Dinner - Join acclaimed comedy magician Bill Wiemuth for an evening of wonder, wine and gourmet cuisine. A delicious dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by a show of laughter, amazement, involvement and an array of different magical effects. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Cellars, 3890 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. $55. (208) 664-2336.

Pilgrim’s Events - Free tastings include: Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m., Beer Tasting: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.; Aug. 7, 3:30 p.m., Meet the Winemaker Tasting: 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 Tasting: Snake River Winery. Other events include: Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Juicing for Health and Healing, $10/person. Call for reservations. Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

Vino! Tastings – Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Dunham Cellars of Walla Walla; Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m., Orin Swift Wines; Aug. 7, 3-7:30 p.m., Selections from Vino’s Wine of the Month Club; Aug. 8, 2-4:30 p.m., Hahn Estates of California; Aug. 14, 3-6:30 p.m., Northwest Summer Favorites; Aug. 15, 2-4:30 p.m., Warm Weather Favorites. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. $10-$15. (509) 838-1229.

Old World Roots, New World Expressions - Experience Oregon wine through Friday, 3 p.m., Total Wine & More, 9980 N. Newport Highway, (509) 466-1644; Saturday, noon, Total Wine & More, Spokane Valley, 3802 E. Indiana Ave., (509) 922-1530. Free.

Pickling Demo - Held hourly at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market. Friday, 3-7 p.m., Knox Presbyterian Church, 806 W. Knox Ave. Free. (509) 389-0964.

Australia on a Dime - Reservations are requested. Friday, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20. (509) 343-2253.

Schweitzer Huckleberry Festival - Celebrate all things huckleberry with a huckleberry pancake breakfast, live music for the family, huckleberry crafts and treats, and a huckleberry pie eating contest. Check out the summer activities too, including the Cranky Jennings Mining Company, Monkey Motion air jumper, Zip Line, hiking, biking, chairlift rides, climbing wall, disc golf and more. Hosted hikes and shuttles to the ripe huckleberry picking areas (depending on availability) will take place throughout the day, so plan on picking till your fingers turn purple. Sunday, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, 10000 Schweitzer Mountain Road. (208) 263-9555.

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.

Pickling Summer Vegetables - Learn how to safely pickle and preserve your summer vegetables. Extend your garden’s summer bounty into the fall and winter months. Registration required. Monday, 6 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St., (509) 444-5385; Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, (509) 893-8260; Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m., Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., (509) 893-8390; Aug. 31, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., (509) 893-8300; Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., (509) 893-8280. Free.

Class and a Glass: A Yoga and Wine Event - Two professional yoga instructors will lead yoga practitioners of all levels in a one-hour session under the Vineyard Tent on the grounds of Arbor Crest Wine Cellars’ Cliff House Estate. Paired with live music, the evening wraps up with wine, fellowship and the epic views from the estate gardens. Aug. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. $35/person. (509) 927-8571.

INCA After Dark - Classes include: Aug. 5, Sensational Salmon, $59; Aug. 19, Mouthwatering Mediterranean Small Plates, $59; Sept. 24, Focaccia and Baguette, $49; Sept. 25, Margaritaville Grill: Tacos and Margs, $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.

Basic Food Preservation - Discover which of the three main food preservation methods best fits your needs. Aug. 5, 7 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Children Run Better Unleaded Spaghetti Dinner - The Silver Valley Community Resource Center presents a fundraising dinner and raffles to benefit its mission to provide a better quality of life for all of those living in the Silver Valley, including to help raise awareness of the risks of lead poisoning. Individuals and families are all invited to attend and enjoy a hearty dinner from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 6, Silver Valley Assembly of God, 321 S. Division St., Kellogg, Idaho. (208) 784-8891.

Fireman’s Picnic - The Friends of Fire District No. 10 invites the public to a picnic on Deep Lake, north of Colville, to celebrate the anniversary of the group’s formation. The group raises funds for local volunteer firefighters. The barbecue will be held 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and is followed by an auction of quality items and pies. There will also be games for children. Call for more information or to donate an item to the auction. The parking area will be indicated. Aug. 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Deep Lake, Colville. (509) 732-8917 or (509) 732-4542.

Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine - Aug. 9, 2 p.m., Barbecue Class, $45; Aug. 10, 5:30 p.m., French Macarons, $45; Aug. 11, 5:30 p.m., Artisan Pizza, $45; Aug. 12, 5:30 p.m., Fish Tacos and Mexican Grilled Corn, $39; Aug. 16, 2 p.m., Basic Knife Skills, $49; Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m., Eclairs and French Pastries, $45; Aug. 26, 11 a.m. Farm to Table (begins at Farmers Market for shopping), $50; Aug. 30, 2 p.m., Chicken Dijon and Broadway Pea Salad, $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 - Medical Lake, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.

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: Aug. 11: Summertime European Awesome Entertaining; and 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.

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls - Learn about the different varieties of fillings and dipping sauces, and then try your hand at rolling your own vegetarian fresh rolls. Registration required. Class space is limited. Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340; Aug. 12, 7 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., (509) 893-8280. Free.

“Our Favorites” Cooking Class Series - Scott and Roxane offer their all-time favorite classes and recipes from the last four years, including: 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.

Secrets of Sauerkraut - Local food safety/preservation specialist Anna Kestell will teach you how to make your own sauerkraut with just cabbage and salt. Come see the magic of fermentation at work. Registration required. Class space is limited. Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m., Medical Lake Library, 321 E. Herb St., Medical Lake, (509) 893-8330. Free.

Silver Mountain Brewsfest - 40 craft beers, 20 breweries and one big party at the top of the mountain. The Clumsy Lovers, Civilized Animal and Dog House Boyz will be performing in the mountaintop amphitheater, gates open at 1 p.m. Aug. 15, Silver Mountain Resort, 610 Bunker Ave., Kellogg, Idaho. (866) 344-2675.

Harvest Party - Fundraiser to benefit 2BU Youth Ranch to purchase supplies. Games, lunch, Western-themed photos and more. Program works with at-risk youth using horses during treatment. Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2BU Youth Ranch, 17412 E. Foothills Road. $5/lunch. (509) 922-1981.

Music, Micros & BBQ - The “Island Beach Party” theme features an endless barbecue buffet from 5-9 p.m., tropical beverages including Corona, Bud Light Lime, Tequila and Malibu Rum specials and live music Milonga from 7-10 p.m. Aug. 15, 5-9 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Casino, Red Tail Bar and Grill, 37914 S. Nukwalqw Road, Worley. $17. (800) 523-2464.

Dinner Under the Stars - Dinner Under the Stars beautifully combines community and food. Proceeds support the Shared Harvest Community Garden, and guests enjoy dinner and bid for local artisan goods in a silent auction. Presented by Kootenai Environmental Alliance. Aug. 15, 6 p.m., Shared Harvest Community Garden, 1004 Foster Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 667-9093.

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