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Conquer Kids’ Cancer - Dinner and auction to benefit the Inland Northwest Candlelighters, a local nonprofit organization serving families who have or have had a child with cancer. Music provided by Men in the Making; Thursday, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights; $50. 474-2759.

Northwest Elegance - High Tea and Fashions Du Jour - Travel fashions will be modeled while you enjoy high tea; Friday, 1-3 p.m., Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $5/advance, $8/door. 327-1584.

Sons of Norway Dinner and Dance - Syttende Mai celebration and smorgasbord; Friday, 5:30 p.m., Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd; $12.50. 326-9211.

Spaghetti feed - Hosted by the Elks Lodge, Friday; 5:30-7:30 p.m., 2605 N. Robie Road; $5. 926-2328.

The Real Rose’ or Think Pink and Drink - Taste examples from France, Italy, Spain and the United States, Friday; 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave.; $20. 343-2253.

American Girl Tea Party - For girls ages 7-12. The theme is “Kirsten’s Prairie Party,” focusing on a 9-year-old girl from Sweden who travels with her family from her native country to the United States in 1854. Swedish smorgasbord included. Participants may bring a doll friend and any family items related to the theme. Must be accompanied by an adult. Call to register; Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 815 N. Fifth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315.

Bluegrass and Country Potluck - Family event sponsored by the Dominion Mountain Jam Bluegrass Supporters and the Colville Chamber of Commerce. Bring your favorite dish for the potluck Saturday at 5 p.m.; music is 6-10 p.m. Musicians, singers and listeners are welcome; Fort Colville Grange, Highway 20 E, across from the high school, Colville. Donations accepted. (509) 690-1179 or (509) 690-0920.

Spaghetti Feed and Raffle - To benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life; Saturday, 5-8 p.m., St. Patrick’s Cafeteria, 2706 E. Queen Ave. $4/person, $15/family. 487-9138.

Sons of Norway Pancake Breakfast – All-you-can-eat pancakes with eggs, sausage, juice and coffee; Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sons of Norway Lodge, 6710 Country Homes Blvd. $4.50/adults, $2.50/children. 326-9211.

Latah Bistro Wine Dinner – Five-course dinner consisting of Smoked Salmon Flatbread, Baby Arugula Salad, French Lentil and Fennel Sausage Soup, Pan Roasted Duck Breast, and Camembert Trifle with Port Glazed Figs, matched with several wines. Reservations required; Monday, 6 p.m., Latah Bistro, 4241 S. Cheney-Spokane Road; $75/includes tax and gratuity. 838-1229.

Taking a Bite Out of Hunger - 18th annual food and beverage tasting and auction event; next Wednesday, 5:30-9 p.m., Spokane Arena. $50. 534-6678.

Tea Room, Chashitsu Open House - Demonstration in the authentic tea room, also known as chashitsu. Experience the unique atmosphere of sado. Reservations required by noon of day of event. May 19, 5-6 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. 328-2971.

Italian Dinner and Concert - To benefit Ferris High School Orchestra students’ tour of Italy. Includes buffet-style Italian dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m., concert by the Ferris Chamber Orchestra, raffle, live and silent auctions; May 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Conference Area, Building 6; $15/advance. 838-5240.

The Wines of Bonny Doon - Featuring the whole catalog; May 20, 7 p.m., Rocket Market, 726 E. 43 rd Ave., $20. 343-2253.

Third Annual Vine, Stein and Dine - Premier wine and beer tasting featuring more than 200 samples. Proceeds benefit the March of Dimes; May 20, 7-10 p.m., Northern Quest Casino; $35. 325-SEAT.

Guest Chef Cooking Series – Lamb Cookery with Chef Doug Fisher on May 25, 7-8 p.m., at 9th Street Bistro, Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 N. Monroe St. Classes are $20. The final class, Vegan and Vegetarian Cooking with Chef Duane Sunwold, is June 21. 624-1349.