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Sun., March 8, 2009

Dine Out to Feed Spokane - Annual fundraiser by the Greater Spokane Dietetic Association, this year benefiting Feed Spokane, a coalition of meal providers and community partners in the greater Spokane area who serve free meals to those in need. Participating restaurants donate a portion of their sales to the organization. This week: today, Natural Start Bakery, 1718 N. Hamilton St., and Percy’s Cafe Americana, 10512 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley ($1 donation per breakfast order); Monday, Picabu Bistro, 901 W. 14th Ave., and Clinkerdagger’s (through March 30, $1 per burnt cream trio dessert); Thursday, Ferrante’s Marketplace Cafe, 4516 S. Regal St.; also Sawtooth Grill, $1 for every Key Lime pie purchase in March, and Deaconess Medical Center, espresso stand gratuities for the month. www.nutritionwsda.org/GDSA/

Dancing With the Celebrities - Local celebrities are paired with professional dance instructors to raise funds for the Christian Youth Theater-Spokane after-school training program. Celebrity dancers include: Abbey Crawford, actress; Robyn Nance and Mike Gonzales, KXLY-4 anchors; Marissa Bagg, KREM-2 reporter; Cindi DeHoog, KHQ-6 reporter; George Rohlinger, seven-time Ironman; Alecia Warren, Coeur d’Alene Press reporter; Jim Washko, Coeur d’Alene fire chief; Denise Leonard, extreme sports enthusiast/tri-athlete; and Noel Macapagal, local restaurant entrepreneur. Bring your dollars to place in the basket of your favorite couple. Friday, 6:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20-$35. (509) 487-6540

Soroptomist International of Spokane Ninth Annual Tea - Proceeds benefit the club’s service projects for women and children. “Gingham and Lace” theme (a little country and a little classy); events include a light luncheon, silent auction and raffle. Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer Road (University at Dishman Mica), Spokane Valley. $20. (509) 326-5249

Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert - Presented by Holy Names Music Center. March 19, 6 p.m., wine tasting from Russell Creek Winery and hors d’oeuvres by Sodexho; 7 p.m., concert, Howard Crosby performs The Great American Songbook. Additional music by Gwen Lyons, Celtic harp; and Susan Windham and Diva Jazz. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $30. (509) 326-9516

Alzheimer’s Association Gala and Auction - Ninth annual Nancy Rockwell Auction and Gala. Black tie-optional affair with dinner and live entertainment with The Carruthers. Silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds support services for families and loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. March 20, 5:30 p.m., Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $100. (509) 473-3390, www.Alz.org/inlandnorthwest

Big Horn Foundation Auction and Dinner - Raising funds for youth education in wildlife conservation. Tickets include entry into that day’s Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show, presented by the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council. March 21, 4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Havana at Broadway, Spokane Valley. $25. (509) 487-8552

Shamrock Gala - Dinner and auction to benefit programs and services provided by Holy Family Hospital. March 21, 6-10 p.m., Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $150/person. (509) 482-2588

Spokane Valley Mayor’s Ball - Seventh annual event with the theme “Greening of the Valley.” March 21, reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:15, followed by dancing to live music by Nobody Famous at 9. Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $45. (509) 924-4994

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. April 16, 7-8:30 a.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $35. chaseyouthfoundation@gmail.com

SCRAPS Chocolate Festival and Auction - Fourth annual event with an array of desserts and wines to raise money and support 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. April 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Center Place at Mirabeau Point Park, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $20. (509) 477-1967

Saxon Salute Wine Tasting - Benefits Ferris High School Senior All-Nighter. April 18. 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

Spokane River Run-Trail Run - 5K, 10K, 25K and 50K full-loop trail runs, primarily on single-track trail. The course winds through thick pine forests set against basalt cliffs and ends with a tight, twisty single-track next to the roaring river. Benefits the Garfield Elementary School APPLE program. April 19, 8 a.m., Riverside State Park-Seven Mile. $25-$52. Register at www.spokaneriverrun.com. (509) 710-7760

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

Catholic Charities Gala - Benefiting the nonprofit agency’s programs. Entertainment by 6 Foot Swing. May 8, 6 p.m., Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $75/adults, $35/ages 21-30. (509) 358-4250


 

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