Holly Eve Gala - 30th annual event with entertainment, epicurean delights and silent and live auctions to benefit The Festival at Sandpoint, The Panida Theater, Pend Oreille Arts Council, Community Cancer Services and Bonner Community Hospice. Today, 6 p.m., Sandpoint Events Center, Sandpoint. $25, available at Eve’s Leaves, Panhandle State Bank and The Festival at Sandpoint office. (208) 263-9191
Indo-Tibetan Benefit Dinner - Dinner prepared by a professional Tibetan chef, followed by a presentation about efforts to support Tibetan refugee children in India. Proceeds benefit the Tibetan Children’s Education Fund. Co-sponsored by One Peace Many Paths and the Unitarian Universalist Church. Today, 6-8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $30/person, $150/table of six. (509) 536-2811, firstname.lastname@example.org
Starlight Children’s Foundation-Northwest Benefit - Make a minimum donation of $5 and enjoy free appetizers and drink specials. All proceeds to benefit seriously ill children and their families. Wednesday, 3-6 p.m., Applebee’s South Hill, 2107 E. 29th Ave. (509) 321-0799
Festival of Trees - Kootenai Medical Center fundraiser. Friday, Friday delights, 5-8 p.m., $2/at the door. Saturday, Senior Social, 9-11 a.m., $20; Benefit Gala and Auction with master of ceremonies Grant Goodeve, host of Seattle-based outdoor travel show “Northwest Backroads” and best known for his role as David Bradford on “Eight is Enough,” 5 p.m.-midnight, $200/person. Nov. 27, Family Day, children’s workshop with performances from local youth and crafts and face painting, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $2/at the door; children’s workshop, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $1/craft. Nov. 28, Luncheon Fashion Show, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $50, and Dinner Fashion Show, 5-7:30 p.m., $55. Coeur d’Alene Resort Convention Center, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 666-2345
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