Wednesday, March 23
“Washington State’s Role in Feeding the Hungry World” - The Spokane College Women’s Association will host Tim McGreevy, CEO of USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council as well as CEO for the American Pulse Association. These humble foods – lentils –are poised to feed the world. Reservations are required. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St. $20. (509) 368-0695.
Two Beers and Seattle Cider Tap Takeover - Patio pre-funk session, so wear your layers to partake in a corn-hole sharpshooter contest. Featuring Fall Line Imperial Stout, Wonderland IPA, Immersion Amber, Tangerine IPA, Seattle Cider Barrel Aged Berry, Seattle Cider Semi Sweet and Seattle Cider Basil Mint. Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., Manito Tap House, 3011 S. Grand Blvd. (509) 279-2671.
Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine - Grain Free Dinners. Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $39. (509) 328-3335.
Thursday, March 24
March Second Harvest Kitchen Volunteer Orientation - Second Harvest Kitchen volunteers assist with and lead cooking classes at the new teaching kitchen, with additional opportunities to lead the community in cooking demonstrations and recipe sampling at Mobile Food Banks and other community events. To register, visit secondharvest kitchen.org/classes-events. For more information, contact email americorps@secondharvest kitchen.org or call. Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Second Harvest, 1234 E. Front Ave. Free. (509) 252-6271.
Celebrating St. Patty’s Day: Cooking and Mixology Class - Wear your green for this class. Learn how to cook some good ole Irish recipes, but with a twist. The menu will consist of grass-fed lamb and beef from Ramstead Farms with local and organic ingredients. Call for reservations. Thursday, 5:45-8:30 p.m., Two Cooks with Love Catering, 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $45/per person. (509) 939-4527.
Pour Over Brewing Competition - A friendly competition to celebrate the release of San Isidro from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Open to all skill levels. Competitors must call to reserve space and free practice coffee. There will also be music, beer and food. Thursday, 6 p.m., Roast House, 423 E. Cleveland Ave. $10/competitors. (509) 995-6500.
Friday, March 25
Vino! Tastings - Tastings include cheese and crackers. Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Gamache Vintners; Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m., Davenlore Winery. Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. $10-$15. (509) 838-1229.
Saturday, March 26
Relish! Walking Food Tour of Spokane - Whether you’re a local or a tourist , this tasting trail is full of adventures you do not want to miss. Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m., Riverfront Park, Big Red Radio Flyer Wagon, 507 N. Howard St. $40. (509) 625-6200.
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