Amy Goodman - “Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times,” by “Democracy Now!” public radio host. Proceeds benefit KYRS-FM (Thin Air Radio). Monday, 7 p.m., Gonzaga University, Martin Centre. $15/adults, $5/students with ID; limited $100 tickets include pre-event reception, autographed book and reserved seat. (509) 325-SEAT, (509) 747-3012
Wine + Art - Presented by the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and The Art Spirit Gallery, featuring eight Walla Walla winemakers, 12 premier Northwest artists and local fare. Proceeds will benefit the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance. Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $20. (509) 526-3117
Candlelighters Conquer Kids Cancer Dinner and Auction - Fifth annual event to support and serve children with cancer in our community, with host Mark Peterson of KXLY. Live and silent auction items. Friday, doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 7. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $50. (509) 474-2759
The Brothers Four - Classic ’60s folk music to benefit Arts in Healing, a new initiative at Providence Sacred Heart. Friday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $18-$50. (509) 325-SEAT
Bunco Game Benefit - Parents Reaching Out to Parents (PROP) fundraiser for parents of children with disabilities support group. Includes Bunco, lunch, desserts, drinks and prizes. Saturday, 1 p.m., St. Pius X Catholic Church, 625 E. Haycraft Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $30/single, $100/teams of four. Call to pre-register. (208) 769-1409 or (208) 659-8450
Father-Daughter Dance and Masquerade Ball - Dessert and pictures included. Saturday, 6:30 p.m., CenterPointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $25/couple, $5/additional daughter. (509) 325-5451
Miracle of Spring - Fourth annual dinner and auction presented by The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes. Dinner includes Kobe sirloin, beer and wine. Saturday, silent auction 4:30 p.m., dinner 7, live auction 7:45. Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $50/person. Reservations requested. (509) 358-4290
Spring Extravaganza Luncheon and Auction - Silent and live auctions and lunch catered by Vin Rouge. Speaker will be Cheryl-Ann Millsap, editor of Spokane Metro magazine. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Southside Senior Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. $25. Reservations requested. (509) 535-0803
St. Mary’s 37th Annual Auction - “Erin Go Bragh” is this year’s theme. Silent table bidding 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 and live auction at 7:30. Benefits St. Mary’s Catholic School. Saturday, 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,” with 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 served at 6:15, followed by a live auction including a classic 1966 Dodge Dart in excellent condition. Benefits the school. Saturday, 8500 N. St. Michael’s Road. $30/person. (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. Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. $50. (509) 777-0822
CROP Hunger Walk - Annual hunger-awareness and fundraising project of Church World Service and the Interfaith Council of the Inland Northwest. With 10K and 2-mile walks along the Centennial Trail; free T-shirts for walkers with $100 in pledges. April 26, registration and entertainment 12:30 p.m., walk at 1:30, starting at Martin Centre at Gonzaga University. Bring canned food for Second Harvest Inland Northwest. (509) 891-1045, (509) 924-2350, www.cropwalkinline.org
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
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