Fourth Annual Auction - Presented by Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge to support Turnbull’s Environmental Education Programs, with pasta dinner and live and silent auctions of works by local wildlife photographers and artists. Today, 1-4 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $30. (509) 999-2090
“Anne of Green Gables” Readers Theater - Shortened version to benefit programs at St. Joseph’s Church, followed by light refreshments and door prizes. Today, 3 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, 1503 W. Dean Ave. $10/adults, $5/children. (509) 328-4841
24 Hours of Schweitzer - Third annual benefit ski event held at Schweitzer Mountain Resort for Hang Sturgis, a 4-year-old Sandpoint boy who has the rare, incurable disease cystinosis. Includes private night skiing followed by an auction/awards party in Schweitzer’s main lodge. Friday-Saturday, 10000 Schweitzer Mountain Road, Sandpoint. $125/skiing, $35/auction ticket. (208) 610-2131
“Light the Way” Dinner and Auction - Seventh annual event presented by American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest. April 1, doors open 6 p.m., dinner served at 7 p.m., silent auction throughout the evening, live auction during dessert. Semiformal attire, no-host bar. Friday, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Resort and Casino, north entrance, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $50. (509) 474-2759, www.acco.org/inlandnw
Children’s Village Spring Charity Auction & Dinner - Fundraiser for the youth living at Children’s Village, with live and silent auctions and buffet dinner. April 8, 5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene. $48/each, $400/corporate tables of eight. Call for reservations. (208) 667-1189
Sons of the Pioneers - Longtime Western singing group, to benefit Benewah County Humane Society. April 9, 1 and 7:30 p.m., Greyhound Park and Event Center, Post Falls. $25-$40. (800) 325-SEAT
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