“The Real Treasure” Children’s Village Fundraiser - Live and silent auctions and buffet dinner, to benefit the youth living at Children’s Village. Friday, 6 p.m., The Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene. $48/person, $400/corporate tables of eight; call for reservations. (208) 667-1189.
Empty Bowls - Eighth annual hunger-relief fundraiser co-sponsored by the Moscow Food Co-op, Palouse Studio Potters Guild and Heart of the Arts. Enjoy a bowl of soup in a handmade bowl. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. $15, includes soup and bowl. (208) 882-8537, (208) 669-2249, www.emptybowls.net
Sons of the Pioneers - Longtime Western singing group to benefit Benewah County Humane Society. Saturday, 1 and 7:30 p.m., Greyhound Park and Event Center, Post Falls. $25-$40. (800) 325-SEAT
Murder Mystery Dinner and Silent Auction - Presented by the friends of OutSpokane, in celebration of its 20th anniversary and to benefit the upcoming Spokane Pride Parade and Festival, with buffet dinner (cash bar with ID required). April 14, 6-10 p.m., Masonic Center, Falls Room, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $35/person, $350/reserved table of eight (includes two bottles of wine and one pair of tickets for the table to the Pride Cruise on June 4). (509) 720-7609, www.OutSpokane.org/ reunion_murder.html
A Royal Wedding Extravaganza - Celebration of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s upcoming nuptials, with gourmet meal and wedding cake by Washington State’s 2011 Chef of the Year, Elijah Dalager; a performance by Pages of Harmony choral group; silent auction; raffle including a replica of the sapphire and diamond engagement ring worn by Princess Diana and now by Middleton. Ferris High School drama students will portray the royal couple. Come in wedding reception attire and bring your own framed wedding photo to display in the lobby. Proceeds benefit the Southside Community Center. April 16, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 3151 E. 27th Ave. $25; reservations due by April 11 at 4 p.m. (509) 535-0803
“All About the Bling” Awsum Auction - Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce fundraiser for area schools, with swanky attire and prizes. April 16, 5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $60; call for reservations. (208) 664-3194
YWCA Spring Fling - Champagne brunch and silent auction to benefit the programs and services for women and children. April 16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anthony’s, 510 N. Lincoln St. $50; reservations required by Wednesday. (509) 789-9299, email@example.com
Festival of Wine - Taste Washington wines, with silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute’s comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, adaptive recreational therapy programs and Team St. Luke’s, the internationally competitive youth wheelchair athletes. April 16, 6:30 p.m., Manito Golf and Country Club. $200. (509) 473-6370
“You Can’t Do That in the Library” - Music by Six Foot Swing, refreshments by Steam Plant Grill and David’s Pizza. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Public Library Foundation. April 16, 7 p.m., Downtown Public Library, 906 W. Main Ave. $55. (509) 444-5318
Val Wold and Friends Spring Harmony Piano Concert - Classical, jazz and popular piano and vocal music by the 11-year-old pianist and friends, to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County. April 17, 2:30 p.m. Kroc Community Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $10/adults, $5/seniors, $35/family of four. (509) 691-6964, (208) 665-1919, www.valwold.com, www.bgc-northidaho.org
“Visualize a World Without ALS” Benefit Luncheon - Third annual event with keynote speaker Dr. Scott Carlson of Rockwood Clinic Spokane, guitar music by Cheryl Branz and emcee Mark Peterson of KXLY-TV. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. April 20, noon, Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, Ponderosa/Juniper Room, I-90 at Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Donation. (509) 869-4321
Benefit Auction - For Discovery School. April 22, 5 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $55; reservations required by Friday. (509) 838-0606.
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