All-Star Charity Challenge: Biffle vs. Bowyer - NASCAR drivers Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer will be in Spokane between races for this special event. Speed Network’s Rutledge Wood will host. Proceeds benefit Emporia Community Foundation and the Greg Biffle Foundation. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Rd. $50. (509) 481-6700.
unCorked! - A fundraiser for the National Association of Women Business Owners. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, wine and chocolate desserts. Tickets are available at Vino!, The BrickHouse Massage and Coffee Bar, Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil and Nectar Tasting Room. Thursday, 5:30-9 p.m., Masonic Center, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $60 in advance, $75 at the door. (509) 998-8639.
Barrels and Bites – Fresh market food, 10 local wineries, and live and silent auctions to benefit the Spokane Public Market’s Capital Improvement Fund. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/230920. Friday, 6-9 p.m., Spokane Public Market, 24 W. 2nd Ave. $50. (509) 624-1154.
Micros for Mamas - Beer tasting with local breweries, a Longhorn barbecue dinner, entertainment from the dueling pianos of Gibliano Brothers Piano Bar, and a silent auction, to benefit YoungLives, a program that mentors and supports teen mothers and their babies. Friday, 6 p.m., Northern Lights Brewing Co., 1003 E. Trent Ave. $25. (509) 570-3921.
An Evening with David Barsamian - David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder, Colo. His latest books are “How the World Works,” “What We Say Goes,” and “Targeting Iran.” Friday, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10. (509) 747-3012.
Bountiful Bowls - Purchase a hand-crafted bowl from the Center Pointe ceramics shop, then enjoy a bowl of soup, salad, bread, and dessert from several local restaurants. Center Pointe provides social/recreational activity for people with special needs. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $15 donation. (509) 325-5451.
Miracle of Spring Dinner and Auction - The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes presents its seventh annual event with a silent auction from 4:30-7 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; live auction starts at 7:45 p.m. Reservations requested online at www.spokanecathedral.com or call 358-4290. Saturday, 4:30 p.m.-midnight., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $50/person or $375/table of eight, includes two drink coupons. (509) 358-4290.
Friends of Rathdrum Mountain Fundraiser - For ages 21 and older, featuring food provided by local chef Esau Clauson and live music by Dead Fiddlers Society, Cris Lucas, and the Friends of Rathdrum Mountain Band. April 15, 5:30-9 p.m., Westwood Saloon, 8162 W. Main St., Rathdrum. $10 at the door. (208) 687-6699.
ASWA Spokane Chapter Spring Dinner - Annual spring dinner, dessert auction and scholarship benefit presented by the American Society of Woman Accountants Spokane Chapter. Speaker will be Linda Davis of MOR Manufacturing. Reservations requested by April 16. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. April 19, 5:30-7:50 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln. $25.
“Safe at Home” Benefit for Transition’s Gate - Keynote speaker will be Jason Hanson, kicker for Detroit Lions. April 20, Doubletree Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 322 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. $50 for 6 p.m. private reception; $15 for 7 p.m. dessert gala and program. (509) 993-5162.