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“Lil Abner” - Musical presented by Northwest Christian Schools. Fundraiser dinners featuring Mexican cuisine will also be held in conjunction with the show from 5:30-6:45 p.m. on Wednesday-Thursday and an Italian dinner from 5-7 p.m. on Friday. Northwest Christian School, 5104 E. Bernhill Road, Colbert. Wednesday-Friday. Northwest Christian School, 5104 E. Bernhill Road, Colbert. Show only: $10/adults, $5/students; Benefit Dinner Theatre: $35/person; Fundraiser dinner: $6/advance, $7 at the door; $25/family. (509) 238-4005, ext. 110.

Spring Gathering - Featuring songs and scenes from upcoming shows, wonderful entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction, to benefit Lake City Playhouse. Today. 3-6 p.m. Greenbriar Inn, 315 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $20. (208) 667-1323.

Winemaker Dinner featuring Caterina’s Don Townshend (rescheduled from March 29) - Join winemaker Don Townshend and chef Jeremy Hansen at Sante Restaurant and Charcuterie for a seven course journey through local artisan-quality foods and wines. A silent auction and 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Inland Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross. Menu available on Sante’s Web site at, Monday. 6-8 p.m. Sante Restaurant and Charcuterie, 404 W Main Ave. $100 per person. (509) 315-4613.

Baby Anthony Fundraiser - Spaghetti feed, raffle and auction. Anthony was born in January 2009 with a rare vascular tumor in his face and neck. Children’s hospital in San Diego has to perform multiple surgeries to his brain, eye, neck, and cheek. Jessica is a single mom and must move to California this month to begin the critical procedures for Anthony. Donations can be made at any U.S. Bank location under the name of Anthony Thomas-Estello. Monday. 6 p.m.-midnight. Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene. $20/person, includes dinner; free/age 11 and younger. (208) 704-4771.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Grammy Award-winning, South African a cappella singing group. Thursday. 8 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $32/advance, $35/day of show. (509) 838-7870.

“Hemp Can Save The Planet with Los Marijuanos” - Northwest Holistic Health is presenting a benefit event for NWHH, Jack Herer, Rick Simpson, and Eddy Lepp. Movie and Panel event begin at 3 p.m. Director Melissa Balin will be on hand to show premier of Jack and Melissa’s new movie “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” based on Jack Herer’s book of the same name. This is the first and only first look premier of this movie in Washington state. After the movie showing, there will be a panel of local and national leaders in the Medical and General Legalization cause of marijuana. Followed at 8 p.m. by a hip-hop event starring Los Marijuanos, The Hemp Chronicles featuring DJ Dre Ghost and Big Boob! Also coming from Seattle is local phenoms Bad Company and Money Major. Concert and VIP tickets available through TicketsWest. Movie tickets are available at the Knitting Factory door, and online at; $7 for Movie and Discussion Panel-$27.95 for all ages general admission to the concert-$69.95 for VIP which includes collectable lanyard, VIP only seating, and free autographs on any merchandise sold (only available from artists attending the event). VIP ticket also includes free entrance into the movie and discussion panel. Friday. 3-11:30 p.m. Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $27.95. (509) 475-5820.

Bowl-a-Thon - To benefit Northwest Infant Survival and SIDS Alliance. Put together a team of six bowlers; create a name for your team. A prize will be awarded to the team with the most creative name. The fundraising goal for each individual bowler is $50, or $350 per team of six bowlers. Prize awarded for the person who brings in the most donations/pledges. Each team member who does not secure at least $50 in donations/pledges, registration fee is $15. The team captain fills out the team registration form and selects the bowling alley. Lanes include: Lilac Lanes, 1112 E. Magnesium Road; or Players & Spectators, 12828 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Visit to download forms. Saturday. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Lilac Lanes and Players & Spectators. $15 per person or $50/donations. (509) 456-0505.

Shamrock Gala - Dinner and auction to benefit the Providence Holy Family Hospital. Saturday. 6-11 p.m. Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $150/person. (509) 482-2588.

“Here’s Looking at You, Kid – An Affair to Remember” - Night of dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions at the 32nd annual Pullman Chamber of Commerce Cabaret. Reservations required by Friday. April 3. 5 p.m. SEL Event Center, Pullman. $65/person. (509) 334-3565.

Swing at the Bing - With Howard Crosby, performing selected pieces from The Great American Songbook, and featuring Windsong, with Andrea Dawson, Max Mendez, Carolyn Jess and Larry Jess. Complimentary wine tasting by Russell Creek Winery and hors d’oeuvres by Sodexo. Benefits the programs at Holy Names Music Center. Reservations required. April 8. 7 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Donation. (509) 534-7728.

10th Annual Nancy Rockwell Gala and Auction - Live entertainment, dinner, live and silent auctions. To benefit Alzheimer’s Association. April 9. Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $100. (509) 473-3390.


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