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Sun., May 1, 2011

Big Table Rocks the ’50s Fundraiser - Street food, beer, wine and specialty malts, to benefit Big Table, an organization that supports hospitality industry workers and the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College. Monday, 7-10 p.m., Silver’s Auto Auction, 2020 N. Monroe St. $15. (509) 710-5929,

Krochet Kids International Gala - “La Aventura del Amor” (Love is the Adventure), third annual fundraising gala in support of Krochet Kids International’s new women’s empowerment program in Lima, Peru. Wednesday, 7:30-9 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $25.

Catholic Charities Gala - Third annual event highlighting St. Margaret’s Shelter’s 50 years of service to homeless women and children. Friday, Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $80 ($40/young friends ages 21-30). (509) 358-4254

Wine Tasting and Auction - Presented by Odessa Healthcare Foundations, to support purchase of a chemical blood analyzer for the hospital. Friday, 6:30 p.m., Odessa Community Center, 21 E. First Ave., Odessa, Wash. $20. (509) 982-2611

Rockin’ Art - Silent auction featuring works by selected Spokane Public Schools art students and teachers as well as local artists, to benefit the Spokane Public Schools Foundation. Entertainment includes music by the 8 Tracks. Friday, 7-10 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $10. (509) 999-0405

Benefit for Women and Children’s Free Restaurant - Saturday, shop vendors 11:30 a.m., tea 12:30-2:30 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $40; call for reservations. (509) 324-1995, ext. 300

NIC Athletics Hall of Fame Induction, Awards Banquet and Auction - With silent and live auctions and awards banquet for outstanding North Idaho College male and female athletes and scholar-athletes of the year. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Edminster Student Union Building, Ts’elusm Dining Room, Coeur d’Alene. $30. (208) 769-3348

An Evening of Art - Fundraiser for the Northwest Autism Center, which serves more than 900 families in the Spokane and surrounding areas. Several local artists will discuss and display their works, which will be available for purchase in silent and live auctions. With master of ceremonies and auctioneer Tom Sherry, KREM-TV weatherman. Saturday, 7-9 p.m., Spokane Masonic Center, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $25/advance, $30/door. (509) 328-1582

Valleyfest Dinner and Auction - Silent and live auctions to raise money for Valleyfest. May 13, 5:30-10 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $35. (509) 922-3299


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