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. Today, 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. Wednesday, noon, Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, Ponderosa/Juniper Room, I-90 at Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Donation. (509) 869-4321
2011 Community Leadership Luncheon - Fundraising event celebrating the impact of Girl Scouting on girls and young women of today. Keynote speaker is Deanna Davis, “Success, Satisfaction and Self-Care … with a Sense of Humor!” Mistress of ceremonies is Leslie Lowe from KHQ. Wednesday, noon-1:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Donation, includes lunch; reservations required by April 13. (509) 747-8091, ext. 205
Sandpoint High School Model United Nations Ethnic Dinner - Third annual event featuring the food of Greece, to benefit the school’s model UN class. Sponsored by Bonner County Human Rights Task Force. Wednesday, 5:30-8 p.m., 414 Church St., Sandpoint. $15/adults, $5/children and students, $30/family. Reservations required. (208) 290-5261
Spokane Scholars Foundation Banquet - 19th annual event honoring Spokane high school senior scholars. Keynote speaker will be Ryan Crocker, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and current dean and executive professor of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Tickets available by phone or sending a check to Spokane Scholars Foundation, P.O. Box 1278, Spokane, WA 99210. Wednesday. 6 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $30. (509) 838-8568.
Earth Day Gala - Pledge your support toward conserving, protecting and restoring the environment in North Idaho. With dinner, live auction, music and information about innovative community conservation projects. Keynote speaker will be Sue Brown of the National Wildlife Federation. Friday, 6:30 p.m. 2362 E. Bozanta Drive, Hayden Lake, Idaho. $60. (208) 667-9093