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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.; Percy’s Cafe Americana, 10512 E. Sprague ($1 donation per breakfast order); and Sundance Bistro, 9725 N. Nine Mile Road. Monday: Five Mile Heights Pizza, 6409 N. Maple St.; Mamma Mia’s, 420 W. Francis Ave.; Thomas Hammer at Sacred Heart Medical Center ($1 per bag of “Dine Out” coffee sold), through March 31. Tuesday: Scratch, 1007 W. First Ave.; Wild Sage American Bistro, 916 W. Second Ave. Wednesday: Vin Rouge, 3029 E. 29th Ave. ($1 per dessert ordered, must mention “Dine Out”); Le Cafe at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. (soup sales); Buck’s Pizza, 13221 E. 32nd Ave.; OPA Pizza Greek & Italian, 14011 N. Newport Highway. Thursday: Herbal Essence, 115 N. Washington St. Also Clinkerdagger’s (through March 30, $1 per burnt cream trio dessert); Sawtooth Grill, 808 W. Main Ave., $1 for every Key Lime pie purchase in March; and Deaconess Medical Center, espresso stand gratuities for the month.

Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert - Presented by Holy Names Music Center. Thursday, 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. Friday, 5:30 p.m., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $100. (509) 473-3390,

“Steppin’ Out” - Spokane Preservation Advocates third annual gala and auction, celebrating the “roaring 20s.” Come dressed as a flapper, handsome swain or gangster. Or, wear a tux or tiara to shine. Catered by Glover Mansion. Music by Greg Presley. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Spokane Masonic Center, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $60. (509) 838-9186

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. Saturday, 4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Havana at Broadway, Spokane Valley. $25. (509) 487-8552

Fourth Annual Spring Fling - Includes a ladies’ champagne brunch, a trunk show and silent auction. Supporting the YWCA’s Opportunity Center programs including Our Sister’s Closet and the Computer Lab. Saturday, 10 a.m., Anthony’s Restaurant, 510 N. Lincoln St. $50. (509) 326-1190, ext. 154

Hayden Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet - Presenting the 2009 Hayden Awards along with recognition of Hayden’s Distinguished Veteran, Teachers of the Year, Fire Fighters of the Year and new Hayden Boy Scout Troop 911. Silent auction and raffle. Music by NorthPoint. Dress is semiformal. Saturday, 5 p.m., Hayden Lake Country Club, Hayden, Idaho. $50. (208) 762-1185

Pianist Hsia-Jung Chang - Benefit concert featuring music from around the world, with Taiwanese yodeling songstress and Barton school alumnus Ho Lan. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Barton School, an adult literacy program at First Presbyterian Church. Saturday, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. $25/adults, $20/students and seniors. (509) 747-1058 or (509) 326-6344

Shamrock Gala - Dinner and auction to benefit programs and services provided by Holy Family Hospital. Saturday, 6-10 p.m., the 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.” Saturday, reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:15, followed by dancing to live music by Nobody Famous at 9 p.m. Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $45. (509) 924-4994

Race for the Cure Wine Pouring - Hosted by Huckleberry’s Natural Market, with wine pourings, cheese, crackers, breads and chocolates. Must be 21 or older. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. March 26, 7 p.m., Huckleberry’s, 926 S. Monroe St. $25. (509) 624-1349


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