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Sun., April 26, 2009

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. Thursday, 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. Friday, 6:30-8 a.m., Doubletree Hotel. $25; reservations required by Monday. (509) 466-1171

Christian Center School Dinner Auction - “Night of Jazz” with dinner and silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefit Christian Center School. Friday, 5:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 772-7541

Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser for Executive Women International - Fiesta and live auction, with music by PF Flyer. Tickets available at State Bank Northwest. Friday, Beacon Hill Event Center. $45/person. (509) 789-4341

Wine Tasting and Auction - 18th annual event hosted by the Odessa Healthcare Foundation. Friday, 6:30 p.m., Odessa Community Center, Odessa, Wash.. $20. (509) 988-3046

NIC Hall of Fame Induction, Awards Banquet and Auction - Induction of the first class into the NIC Athletics Hall of Fame, silent auction and awards banquet for outstanding NIC male and female athletes and scholar-athletes of the year. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., North Idaho College, Edminster Student Union Building, Tselusm Dining Room., Coeur d’Alene. $30. (208) 769-3348

Turnbull Wildlife Refuge Auction - Annual event for the Environmental Education Program, which teaches 8,000 local children each year. Next Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $20. (509) 487-3358

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., the 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

Support Local Music Fundraiser - Donate a musical instrument and receive a raffle ticket to win a Porsche Boxter convertible. Instruments will be donated to grade school music programs; half of proceeds will be donated to Coeur d’Alene Eagles. May 30, 8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Eagles, 209 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Raffle tickets $50 each. (208) 625-0996

Stem and Stein - Fifth annual wine and beer tasting to benefit programs of Spokane AIDS Network. June 19, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $40/advance, $45/door. (509) 325-SEAT

Tee Off For Transitions - Sixth annual Transitions Golf Scramble benefiting homeless women and children. Featuring Wendy Ward, local resident and LPGA tour member. June 19, Indian Canyon Golf Course, 4304 W. West Drive. $112.50 by May 1, $125 afterward. (509) 328-6702


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