Golf for Kids Sake Tournament - Sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest, to support mentoring relationships for at-risk children in Kootenai County. Celebrity honorary chair is John Friesz, former NFL quarterback and North Idaho resident. Monday, Circling Raven Golf Club, Worley, Idaho. $250/person. (208) 667-0975, x223
40th Anniversary Celebration/Luncheon - Fundraiser for YFA (Youth, Family, Adult) Connections. Hosted by comedian Dan Cummins. Tuesday, 11:45 a.m., Spokane Club. $25. (509) 532-2000, ext. 18.
14th Annual “Raise the Roof” - Benefits Habitat Homebuilding. Friday, silent auction 5 p.m., dinner at 7, followed by live auction. Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $50/before Sept. 1, $60/after. (509) 534-2552
Up on the Roof - Fundraiser for One World Spokane nonprofit organic community kitchen, featuring stand-up comedy by Jim Green, local musicians, organic food and beer and wine from around the region, silent auction. Friday, 6-9 p.m., Saranac Building rooftop, 25 W. Main Ave. $25. (509) 768-9479
Caring for Kids Luncheon - In support of children served by St. Anne’s Children and Family Center and Morning Star Boys’ Ranch. Guest speaker is the Rev. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA. Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100/person; reservations requested. (509) 358-4254, www.catholiccharitiesspokane.org
Dirty Martinis for Clean Water - Third annual event by The Center for Justice will celebrate recent accomplishments involving the Spokane River and raise funds to continue protection efforts. Martinis provided by Dry Fly Distilling, auction sponsored by Mosaic SalonSpa. Canadian Radio will perform. Sept. 25. 6 p.m., The Sapphire Room, 1003 E. Trent Ave. $50, includes two drink tickets. (509) 835-5211
Cathedral Wine Festival - Hand-selected wines from Europe and the Western United States, with hors d’oeuvres. Reservations requested. Sept. 25, 7-10 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. $50/general, $35/age 65 and older. (509) 358-4290
Spokane Symphony Opening Night Gala - Sept. 26, champagne reception 5 p.m., dinner 5:30 p.m. followed by an auction and the concert at 8 p.m. Black tie optional. Call (509) 624-1200 to purchase concert tickets. Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. (concert at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox). $125; please RSVP by Wednesday. (509) 464-7077; for concert tickets call (509) 624-1200.
“Living a Life of Joy” - Fundraising luncheon featuring Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams, to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $50/minimum donation; student tickets available for $20. (509) 473-6372
Mixing for Mobius - Martinis, dinner and auction with master of ceremonies Mark Peterson from KXLY. Aerial circus by “The Paper Airplane Guy” John Collins. Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights. $50/person, $500/table of eight (age 21 and older). (509) 624-KIDS
Bosom Buddies - Fundraiser by Pend Oreille Players Association and the Newport Hospital Foundation as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dinner, entertainment by local performers, and live and silent auctions. Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre and Events Center, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $25/person, $40/couple. Supports mammography services at Newport Hospital and Playhouse programs. (509) 671-3389
EWU Libraries Oktoberfest - Annual fundraising dinner and live and silent auctions. This year’s 1950s-oriented theme is Oktoberfest Rockin’ the Library. Oct. 10, 5-10:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, JFK LIbrary, 816 F St., Cheney. $35/person, $175/reserved table of six. (509) 359-2264
“Take Action Against Hate” Dinner - The Gonzaga Institute for Action Against Hate’s annual event will honor Holocaust survivor Eva Lassman. The Eva Lassman Award will be issued annually to honor an individual who has committed her or his life to challenge hate. Oct. 13, doors open 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and formal program at 7 p.m., Gonzaga University’s Cataldo Hall Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. $50/person, $400/table of eight, $500/corporate sponsorship. Proceeds benefit the institute. (509) 313-3665