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Sun., April 12, 2009

53rd Annual Armed Forces Persons of the Year Luncheon – Featuring keynote speaker Bonnie J. Dunbar, president and CEO of The Museum of Flight in Seattle, a NASA Mission specialist astronaut and veteran of five space flights, including the first Space Shuttle docking mission to the Russian Space Station Mir. Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $30. (509) 459-4108

Breakfast of Champions - Third annual event presented by The Chase Youth Foundation, celebrating the accomplishments of the Youth Commission, honoring champions of youth and raising money to support programs that empower the youth of our community. Featured speaker: Marguerite W. Dondracke, president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance. Thursday, 7-8:30 a.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $35.

“Hidden,” A Masquerade Mystery Dinner - Travel back in time to a Victorian manor as you watch the mystery unfold. Presented by Central Valley Activities Foundation, benefiting Central Valley High School’s DECA. Dress is business-casual or dress for a masquerade ball. Friday, 6 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $50. (509) 921-6443

Beans and Jeans Dinner Dance and Auction - Hosted by Palouse Habitat for Humanity. All proceeds will be used to build a house in Palouse for a low-income family. Friday, 6-11 p.m., SEL Event Center, Pullman. $40.

Festival of Wine and Flowers – 18th annual fundraising event with live and silent auctions, barrel tastings, gourmet winery dinners and more. Proceeds benefit Team St. Luke’s, internationally competitive youth wheelchair athletes, and St. Luke’s inpatient and outpatient services. Winemaker dinner Friday, 7 p.m., The Club at Black Rock, 18271 S. Club House Drive, Coeur d’Alene; tickets are $200. Festival of Wine and Flowers, Saturday, 6-10 p.m., live auction 8 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St.; tickets $125. Visit or call (509) 789-4969.

Lands Council Dinner and Auction - 14th annual event. Friday, 5:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $60.

SCRAPS Chocolate Festival and Auction - Fourth annual event with an array of desserts and wines to raise money for the community’s shelter animals. Live music, silent and live auctions, and a Parade of Pets with adoptable animals. Sponsored by Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services. Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Center Place at Mirabeau Point Park, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $20. (509) 477-1967

Oldies Dance - Music by Sharkey & the Fins, with a silent auction and food. Saturday, doors open at 6 p.m., music at 8. To benefit American Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtimes – East for children with cancer. Reservations requested. Saturday. Northern Quest Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $20. (509) 928-3782

Saxon Salute Wine Tasting - Benefits Ferris High School Senior All-Nighter. Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Manito Country Club. $40/person, $320/table of eight. Tickets available at Vino, Roundtable Pizza, Sunny Buns and Salon Grande. (509) 448-4457

Cheers to Kids - Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and music, to benefit Olive Crest Abused Children’s Foundation. April 23, 6-8 p.m., Bozarth Mansion, 12415 N. Fairwood Drive. $45. (509) 468-0700

The Brothers Four - Classic ’60s music to benefit Arts in Healing, a new initiative at Providence Sacred Heart. The former University of Washington fraternity brothers had a huge hit in 1960 with “Greenfields” and a string of follow-up hits, including “The Green Leaves of Summer.” April 24, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $18-$50. (509) 325-SEAT

St. Mary’s 37th Annual Auction - “Erin Go Bragh” is this year’s theme. Silent table bidding at 4:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 and live auction at 7:30. Benefits St. Mary’s Catholic School. April 25, Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $45. (509) 924-4300

St. Michael’s Academy Auction Gala - “An Evening at the Kentucky Derby,” to benefit the school. Door prizes for “Best Dressed Couple” and “Best Ladies Derby Day Hat.” Silent auction 5 p.m. with complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres; dinner at 6:15 p.m. followed by a live auction including a classic 1966 Dodge Dart. April 25, 5 p.m., 8500 N. St. Michael’s Road. $30. (509) 466-9369

The Great Art Party - Fundraiser to benefit Blue Prints for Learning and Community Building Children’s Center. Celebrate and create art with local artists including Ken Spiering and Scott Kolbo, wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. April 25, 7-10 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. $50. (509) 777-0822

Whiskey Business - Taste Dry Fly Distillery’s whiskey, gin, and vodka while supporting Inland Northwest Land Trust, a local conservation organization working with willing private landowners. Appetizers and live music by Lonesome Lyle Morse. April 30, 6 p.m., The Sapphire Room, 1003 E. Trent Ave., Spokane. $35/advance, $40/door. (509) 328-2939

Breakfast Fundraiser - To benefit Transition’s Gate, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting women and children victimized by domestic violence, poverty and abuse. Featured speaker is Paul Wulff, Washington State University football coach. Reservations required by April 27. May 1, 6:30-8 a.m., Doubletree Hotel. $25. (509) 466-1171

Catholic Charities Gala - Reception with drinks and appetizers, dinner and dessert. Benefiting the programs of Catholic Charities. Entertainment by 6 Foot Swing. Cocktail attire suggested. May 8, 6 p.m., Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $75/general, $35/ages 21-30. (509) 358-4250

Heroes on the Runway - A night of food, fun, and firefighters sponsored by the Inland Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross. Sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions, and fashion show featuring firefighters modeling casual and outdoor attire from Mountain Gear. May 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $40. (509) 326-3330, ext. 218


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