Menage a Trois - Sample pairings of Roast House coffee, Robert Karl wines and French Quarter truffles, with live music by Brad Keeler, to benefit Slow Food Spokane River. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Roast House Coffee, 423 E. Cleveland Ave., Suite C. $12/Slow Food members, $15/nonmembers. (509) 995-6500, www.brownpapertickets.com
MAC Art Auction - Annual fundraiser benefiting the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, with live music, dinner, beverages, silent and live auctions and artist quick-draws and demonstrations. Saturday, 4 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $75. (509) 363-5336
Chocolate & Champagne Gala - Local chocolate confections and desserts, sparking wine from Mountain Dome, chocolate martini bar, silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres and dancing to the 8 Tracks. Presented by Lutheran Community Services Northwest to benefit the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center. Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, I-90 at Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $65-$80. (509) 343-5053
Oscar Night Gala - Annual benefit for Spokane AIDS Network. Feb. 27, Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $125. (509) 455-8993
HOME Child Care Scholarship Fundraiser Tea, Quilts and Conversation - Presented by Eastern Washington Women’s Studies Center, featuring EWU first lady Nadine Arevalo. Wear your favorite hat or get your photo taken in a classic one. March 2, 2-4 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Monroe Hall, Room 207, Cheney. $20/advance, $25/door. (509) 359-2898
Kids at Heart Charity Lunch - Guest speaker is Rachael Scdoris, a young woman who has overcome significant health challenges to become the first legally blind athlete to complete the Iditarod sled dog race. Proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. March 3, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100. (509) 474-2819
Sandpoint Waldorf School Annual Benefit Auction and Dinner - Ten percent of auction proceeds will be split between the Healing Garden and the Daily Family. March 19, 5:30 p.m., Sandpoint Events Center, 102 S. Euclid Ave., Sandpoint. $25/ person. (208) 304-7913, SandpointWaldorf.org
Adventure Auction - Third annual event presented by Friends of the Centennial Trail to support the completion of the trail, with dinner, no-host bar, silent and live auctions. March 25, 5:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $45. (509) 624-7188
Shamrock Gala - Dinner and auction to benefit Providence Holy Family Hospital. March 26, 6-10 p.m. Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $150/person. (509) 482-2588
Fourth Annual Auction - Presented by Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge to support Turnbull’s Environmental Education Programs, with pasta dinner, salad, dessert and no-host bar. March 27, 4 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $30. (509) 327-8000
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
Denim & Diamonds - Second annual event benefitting Equine TLC, seeking to improve the bodies, minds and spirits of children and adults with disabilities and special needs through therapeutic horse riding and equine-assisted activities. April 30, silent auction and cocktails 6 p.m., dinner and live auction 7 p.m., dancing to The Party Starters at 9, Mirabeau Park Hotel, I-90 at Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $60, includes dinner, glass of beer/wine and party gift. Wear denim and diamonds. (509) 389-5335
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