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SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009

“Dine Out to Feed Spokane” - The Greater Spokane Dietetic Association will present this community-wide fundraiser to benefit Feed Spokane in celebration of National Nutrition Month. Participating Spokane area restaurants and dates include: Wednesday, Cuppa Joe’s Cafe, Le Cafe at Sacred Heart Medical Center (soup sales); Thursday, Ferrante’s Marketplace Cafe; March 29, Hill’s Restaurant; March 30, Hay J’s Bistro; March 22 and 29, Natural Start Bakery, Percy’s Cafe American ($1 donation per breakfast order). Runs through March 30. Varies. (509) 998-5682.

Wine to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure - $1 will be donated to the Spokane Chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for each bottle of selected wine sold at Huckleberry’s Natural Market during March. Huckleberry’s, 926 S. Monroe St. (509) 624-1349.

Opera Coeur d’Alene Gala - Formerly Opera Plus!, beginning at 5 p.m. with no-host beverages, silent auction, live music and a gourmet dinner around 6 p.m. Today. Coeur d’Alene Resort, Casco Bay rooms in the Conference Center, Coeur d’Alene. $110/person. (208) 765-3723.

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

Taste of Life - Sample wines, brews and gourmet fare from the Spokane Club culinary team. Benefits Hospice of Spokane. Friday. 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $75/person. (509) 456-0438.

Murder Mystery - The murder mystery evening will benefit the Central Valley High School senior all-nighter. There will be wine tasting and appetizers. Doors open at 6 p.m., the murder mystery begins at 7. Saturday. Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $50. (509) 921-6443.

Art, Wine and Nibbles with NAWBO – Second-annual fundraiser hosted by the National Association of Women Business Owners Inland Northwest Chapter. Event will feature John Allen of Vino!, the art of Ryan Hardesty and refreshments. April 9. 6-8 p.m., Lorinda Knight Gallery, 523 W. Sprague Ave. $25/members, $30/guests. (509) 290-6999 to RSVP.

Adventure Auction - Hosted by Friends of the Centennial Trail. Hors d’oeuvres catered by Two Cooks with Love. Wine and beer to be served. Funds will go to our Trail Builders fund to assist in filling the gaps in the Centennial Trail. April 10. 6:30 p.m., Dance Street Ballroom, 433 W. Dean Ave. $25/person or $225/table of 10. (509) 624-7188.

Spring Charity Dinner and Auction - Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Children’s Village with a charity auction and buffet dinner, including silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefit the youths residing at the center. April 10. 6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene. $48. (208) 667-1189.

53rd Annual Armed Forces Persons of the Year Luncheon - This is our community’s opportunity to honor and thank those men and women who are serving in the military to protect our freedoms. Keynote speaker is Bonnie J. Dunbar, currently president and CEO of The Museum of Flight in Seattle. Dunbar recently retired from the NASA Johnson Space Center where she was associate director, Technology Integration and Risk Management for the Space Life Sciences Directorate of the NASA Johnson Space Center. A NASA Mission specialist astronaut and veteran of five space flights. April 14. 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 commission, honor champions of youths and raise funds to support programs that empower the youths of our community. Featuring speaker Marguerite W. Dondracke, president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance. Contact chaseyouthfoundation@gmail.com for more information. April 16. 7-8:30 a.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $35.

Beans and Jeans Dinner Dance and Auction - Benefit hosted by Palouse Habitat for Humanity. All proceeds will be used to build a house in Palouse for a low-income family. April 17. 6-11 p.m., SEL Event Center, Pullman. $40.

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. Features 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. Tickets available at Vino!, Roundtable Pizza, Sunny Buns and Salon Grande. April 18. 7-10 p.m., Manito Country Club. $40/person, $320/ table of eight. (509) 448-4457.

Spokane River Run-Trail Run - Spokane River Run is a 5k, 10k, 25k and 50K trail run with all four distances primarily ran on single-track trail. All distances are full loops (no laps). The course winds through thick pine forests set against basalt cliffs and ends with a tight twisty single-track next to the roaring Spokane River. Garfield Elementary School APPLE program benefits from the event which is ran by parent volunteers. To sign up go to www.spokaneriverrun.com. April 19. 8 a.m., Riverside State Park-Seven Mile. $25-$52. (509) 710-7760.

Send a Friend a Goat - Have a live baby goat delivered to your friend’s office, school, meeting, etc. Proceeds benefit Wishing Star Foundation. Call to request day and time for delivery or visit www.wishingstar.org. April 21-25. $75. (509) 744-3411.

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” at Mount St. Michael. Door prizes for the “Best Dressed Couple” and the “Best Ladies Derby Day Hat.” Silent auction kicks off at 5 p.m. with complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner is served at 6:15 followed by a live auction, which includes a classic 1966 Dodge Dart in excellent condition. Benefits the school. April 25. 5 p.m., 8500 N. St. Michael’s Road. $30/person. (509) 466-9369.

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


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