Social Calendar


“Escanaba in da Moonlight” Benefit Performance - Civic Theatre Night sponsored by The Artisans, a nonprofit agency that provides employment opportunities, support and services for people with developmental disabilities. Social hour before production includes hors d’oeuvres, wine and other beverages and a silent auction. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $30. (509) 325-4489

Swing at the Bing - With vocalist Howard Crosby (Bing’s nephew) and Windsong, to benefit programs at Holy Names Music Center. Thursday, complimentary wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres 6:15 p.m., concert 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Donation. (509) 326-9516

10th Annual Nancy Rockwell Gala and Auction - Live entertainment, dinner, live and silent auctions, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Friday, Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $100. (509) 473-3390

“Midnight in Paris” - Children’s Village fundraiser with live and silent auctions and buffet dinner. Friday, doors open 5 p.m., event begins at 6 p.m., The Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene. $48/each, $400/corporate tables of eight. Call for reservations. (208) 667-1189

Spring Charity Auction and Dinner - Live and silent auctions and buffet dinner, fundraiser for the youth at Children’s Village. Friday, 6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $48; reservations required. (208) 667-1189

YWCA Spring Fling - Fifth annual Ladies Champagne Brunch, trunk show and silent auction to benefit YWCA programs and services. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Anthony’s Restaurant, 510 N. Lincoln St. $50. (509) 789-9299

Lands Council Dinner and Auction - Evening of bidding and socializing benefiting the council. Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $60. (509) 209-2851

“You Can’t Do That in the Library” - Music by Too Slim and the Taildraggers, with refreshments by Coeur d’Alene Brewing Co. and David’s Pizza. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Public Library Foundation. Saturday, 7 p.m., Downtown Public Library, 906 W. Main Ave. $50. (509) 444-5318

Taste of Bayview Centennial Celebration - Wine tasting and tour of the Dromore Manor and gardens, to benefit Bayview centennial events this summer. April 17, 2:30-4 p.m. or 4:30-6 p.m., Dromore Manor, 15160 Cape Horn Road, Bayview, Idaho. $25; reservations required. (208) 683-0936

“Evening of Memories” - Second annual fundraiser for the Daybreak Center in Kootenai, Idaho, sponsored by the Sandpoint Area Seniors. April 17, doors open at 5 p.m. for cocktails; prime rib dinner will be served at 6 p.m.; former and current NFL players Jerry Kramer and Jake Plummer speak between 7 and 8 p.m. along with a live auction; dancing to Rapid Lightning, at the Ponderay Events Center, off Highway 2 behind Sandpoint Furniture, Sandpoint. $30/dinner, $5/dance only. Tickets available at the Sandpoint Senior Center. (208) 263-6860.

Winemaker Dinner - Featuring Rob Newsom of Boudreaux Cellars. Part of the Festival of Wine and Flowers, to benefit St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute’s inpatient and outpatient services. April 16, 7 p.m., The Club at Black Rock, Coeur d’Alene. $200/person. (509) 473-6099, www.festivalofwineand flowers.com

The Festival of Wine and Flowers - 19th annual event to benefit St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute’s inpatient and outpatient services. Featuring premium Washington wines including Cayuse, Quilceda Creek and Leonettie, and live and silent auctions. April 17, 6-10 p.m., Manito Golf and Country Club, 5303 S. Hatch Road. $125/person. (509) 473-6099, www.festivalofwineand flowers.com

Wine Tasting with a Twist of Autism - Readings by four local authors reflecting on their personal experiences with autism, with Caterina wines, appetizers and a silent auction. Featured author is Eileen Garvin, who will read from her newly released book, “How to be a Sister: A Love Story with a Twist of Autism.” Proceeds benefit Northwest Autism Center and Domino Project Preschool. April 18, 6-9 p.m., Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington St. $25. (509) 328-1582

“Visualize … A World Without ALS” Benefit Luncheon - Learn more about the mission of the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter and local services for those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. With emcee Mark Peterson, KXLY weatherman, and keynote speaker Lorna Michael, the first woman to complete the Trans-America Foot Race, covering 2,935 miles in 64 consecutive days. April 23, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, Ponderosa/Juniper Room, I-90 at Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $150; reservations required by April 9. (509) 863-4321

Miracle of Spring Dinner and Auction - Fifth annual event, with proceeds to benefit Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral. April 24, Spokane Club, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. $50; reservations requested. (509) 358-4290

29th Annual Orland Killin Dinner, Dance and Auction - Hosted in partnership with the Michael Roos Foundation. Silent and live auctions will include a variety of professional sports memorabilia. Host is ESPN broadcaster and former EWU journalism student Colin Cowherd. April 24, 4:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University Sports and Recreation Center, Cheney. $75/person, $500/table of eight. (509) 359-2463, (800) 648-7697, www.goeags.com

Mardi Gras in May - New Orleans-style food, entertainment, dancing and live and silent auctions, sponsored by EWI of Spokane. May 7, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, Pavillion Room, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $45. (509) 789-4341

Peak 7 Bocce Ball Tournament - Includes a meal, raffle and silent auction. Proceeds go toward next summer’s programs. May 8, Bozarth Mansion. $75. (509) 467-5550

Fifth Annual Pink Ribbon Tea - Hosted by Bosom Buddies. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society and its local Camp Goodtimes for children. May 8, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln. $25/advance. (509) 448-5660

Spring Tea and Lunch Fundraiser - With local artists and crafters. Benefits the Women and Children’s Free Restaurant. May 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Medical Center, Providence Auditorium. $40; free parking.

Daybreak Community Challenge Gala - With the Celtic Nots, Haran Irish Dancers and emcee Stephanie Vigil of KHQ-TV. Proceeds benefit youth treatment programs at Daybreak. May 8, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, Pend Oreille Pavillion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $50. (509) 444-7033, ext. 106


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