CROP Hunger Walk - Walk two miles or 10 kilometers along the Centennial Trail to raise money to stop hunger locally and around the world. This year particular emphasis is on Haiti relief efforts. Locally, money goes to Valley Meals on Wheels, Interfaith Hospitality, Mid-City Concerns and Second Harvest. Today, registration at noon; walk at 1:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, Martin Center. Donation; $100 in pledges receives a T-shirt. (509) 891-1045
Murder Mystery at the Glover Mansion - Buffet-style dinner with top sirloin, pasta and Asian stations and a dessert bar; cash bar with ID required. Sponsored by Glover Mansion and Red Rock Catering to benefit OutSpokane. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., Glover Mansion, 321 W. Eighth Ave. $25/individual, $20/each two or more people. (509) 720-7609, www.OutSpokane.org
Mardi Gras in May - New Orleans-style food, entertainment, dancing and live and silent auctions, sponsored by Executive Women International of Spokane. May 7, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, Pavillion Room, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $45. (509) 789-4341
Fifth Annual Pink Ribbon Tea - Hosted by Bosom Buddies. All 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. All 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
Wine Tasting and Silent Auction - Fundraiser for Team in Training of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. May 8, 6-9 p.m., Northern Quest Resort and Casino, Kalispel Ballroom, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $25/advance, $30/door. (509) 869-3062
An Elegant Evening of Champagne, Cheesecake, Cabernet and Chocolate - Benefits the Women’s Center Inc. and The Soroptimist Children’s Center. With live and silent auctions, music and raffles. May 8, 6-9:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene. $30/person, $240/table ($300 with champagne service). (208) 664-9303
TIGI Rockaholic Livin’ The Dream Bus Tour - Party like a rock star with Glen Dow Academy. With TVs, sound system, salon and lots of black leather. Live music, catering by David’s Pizza and prize giveaways. May 10, 3-7 p.m. 309 W. Riverside Ave. Donation to Teen Closet (new teen clothing item or minimum $1 cash donation). Reservations requested. (509) 624-3244
Trail of Discovery - Latah Trail Foundation dinner and auction to help maintain the Moscow-Troy Trail and open the first section of a new trail in Bear Creek Canyon. May 22, 6 p.m., Best Western University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow, Idaho. $40/person, $300/table of eight. (208) 874-3860
Taste Washington! Spokane - More than 100 Washington wineries will be on hand, pouring up to three of their wines, plus food from two dozen regional restaurants. June 6, 5-8:30 p.m., Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $75. (206) 667-WINE, www.tastewashington.org
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