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Diamond Park’N Jet and Second Harvest Food Drive - During August, Diamond Park’N Jet, 5602 W. Sunset Highway, will offer a free day of airport parking or a free car wash to people who donate three or more cans of food to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Businesses who display posters or counter cards will receive unlimited airport parking and car washes during August for all employees. (509) 389-2185,

Birds of Prey Northwest Benefit - With live bird demonstration, photos with the birds, drinks, auction, artwork and games; proceeds support the rehabilitation and release of injured birds of prey. Sept. 9, 7-9:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Culture Center, 405 William St., Post Falls. $20. (208) 640-1439

Bug Splat Ride - Sponsored by Spokane C.O.P.S. (Community Oriented Policing Services) to support crime prevention programs. Sept. 10, registration begins at 8 a.m., ride time up until 4 p.m., Bluz at the Bend, 2721 N. Market St. $25/rider, $15/passenger, includes T-shirt. (509) 835-4591

Whiskers and Wine Auction and Wine Tasting - Third annual event benefiting Partners for Pets, with wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, music and a silent auction. Sept. 10, 6:30-9 p.m., Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington St. $20.

Inland Northwest Land Trust 20-Year Anniversary - Celebrate land conservation with hors d’oeuvres, dessert, no-host bar, raffle, music by the Brian Flick Trio and more. Sept. 16, 6-8 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Kalispel Ballroom, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $35/person, $50/couple, includes one-year membership; advance purchase requested. (509) 328-2939

“Dine Out For SAN” - A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit Spokane AIDS Network’s HIV/AIDS care services and prevention education programs. Sept. 17, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Maggie’s South Hill Grill, 2808 E. 29th Ave. (509) 455-8993

Yoga Fundraiser - Hosted by Yoga People Care, with yoga teachers from Spokane and Coeur d’Alene leading participants through a series of 108 Sun Salutations to support children who are fighting cancer. Proceeds benefit the St. Baldricks Foundation. Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Manito Park. $46; register morning of event or at (509) 869-4121

Septemberfest Booze, Blues and Brews - Fundraiser for Northwest Autism Center and Holy Names Music Center, featuring local musician Nicole Lewis and her band. Sponsored by Dry Fly Distilling and Northern Lights Brewery; raffle tickets will be sold at the event for a bottle of Dry Fly Bourbon, a Dry Fly bottling party for eight and a keg of Northern Lights ale. Sept. 17, 6-10 p.m., Riverwalk Plaza, 1003 E. Trent Ave. $50, through, includes taco bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and one Dry Fly martini or Northern Lights ale with souvenir glassware. (509) 328-1582

Fall Festival of Arts - Art and music festival featuring artists’ booths, live music, food, children’s activities, silent auction and art raffle. Proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospital Endowment Fund. Oct. 1-2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Masonic Center, Sixth Floor, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. Free admission. (509) 953-4207

Cokie Roberts - Talk by veteran political reporter for National Public Radio, to benefit Spokane Public Radio. Oct. 1, 8 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $40. (800) 325-SEAT

Octobrewfest - 16th annual event to benefit the Inland Northwest Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, with microbrews, silent and live auctions, wine, gourmet root beer and food. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Age 21 and older. Oct. 15, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $13/advance, $15/door (21 and older only). (509) 482-2022


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