Auction Italiano - Annual spring auction presented by Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy spaghetti, live and silent auctions. Call (509) 999-2090 or (509) 235-4531 for more information or ticket sales. Today, 1:30-4 p.m., United Church of Christ, Sixth St. and Oakland, Cheney. $15/general, free/children ages 11 and younger.
Spokane Scholars Foundation Banquet - 20th annual event honoring Spokane high school seniors from various disciplines. Keynote speaker will be Scott Morris, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Avista Corp. Tickets available by phone. Monday, 6 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $30. (509) 838-3022.
El Katif Shriners 58th Annual Shrine Circus - Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday at 3 and 7 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m. For tickets, call (509) 747-0132, (877) 469-0411 or visit www.spokaneshrinecircus.com. Spokane Valley Mall, I-90 at Evergreen exit, Spokane Valley. $10-$25.
Murder Mystery Dinner and Silent Auction - Third annual event to benefit the Spokane Pride Parade and Festival. Menu includes a buffet dinner prepared by Red Rock Catering Chefs, a cash bar and a beverage station. Thursday, 6 p.m., Spokane Masonic Center, Second Floor Ballroom, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. Tickets are $35 each or $350 for a premium reserved table of eight. (509) 720-7609.
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Fundraiser - Presented by the Storytelling Company. Thursday, 7 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $10. (208) 263-9191.
First Tee of the Inland Northwest - Annual dinner and auction fundraiser. The First Tee provides learning facilities and educational programs for children age 7 through high school. Social and silent auction at 5:45 p.m. and dinner and live auction at 7 p.m. Friday, Manito Country Club, 5363 S. Hatch Road. $200/person. (509) 879-7304.
Olive Crest Cheers to Kids Wine Tasting Event - Proceeds will help Olive Crest continue to break the cycle of child abuse by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Event will feature wine tasting, microbrew sampling and hors d’oeuvres accompanied by live music. Tickets for the event are available for purchase online at www.olivecrest.org/cheers. Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bozarth Mansion, 12415 N. Fairwood Drive. $40. (509) 468-0700, ext. 105.
Comedy Night - Laughing Matters - Local funny people, gourmet appetizers, raffle items, music, and open mike. Proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Emergency Program. Friday, 7 p.m., Eagles Club, 209 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 416-4716.
Denim and Diamonds - Second annual event benefiting 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. Silent auction and cocktails at 6 p.m.; followed by dinner and live auction at 7 p.m.; Diamond Raffle at 9 p.m., followed by music and dancing. Saturday, Red Lion Templins Resort, 414 E. First Ave., Post Falls. $60/person. (509) 995-8650.
31st Annual Killin Dinner, Dance and Auction - Held following the Red-White Spring Football Game. Social hour and auction at 4:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 6:15 p.m., program/presentations/live auction at 7:15 p.m. and dancing at 8 p.m. Order tickets by phone or online at www.goeags.com. Net proceeds benefit areas of greatest need within Eastern Athletics. Saturday, Eastern Washington University, EWU Sports and Recreation Center, Cheney. $100/person, $700/table of eight. (509) 359-2463.
63rd Annual Sukiyaki Dinner - Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets. Baked goods, limited sushi, crafts and a church cookbook will also be for sale. Saturday, Noon-7 p.m., Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield, Spokane. $12.50. (509) 535-2687.
Corbin’s 10th Annual Munch & Mingle Gala - Appetizers and wine during the silent auction. Take part in the Restaurant Frenzy – speed-bid on your favorite restaurants; and the Automotive Frenzy – speed-bid on automotive services. The live auction will start during dinner. Saturday, 3 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland. $25/advance, $28/door. (509) 327-1584.
“An Evening in the Vineyard” - Sixth annual wine and gourmet gala featuring students from Spokane Community College’s Inland Northwest Culinary Academy working alongside professional chefs to prepare a four-course gourmet meal paired with fine wines from the VIP guest winemaker, Andrew Will. A silent and live auction will support SCC’s Inland Northwest Culinary Academy and the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation. Saturday, 5 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. $125/person. (509) 434-5123.
“Miss Representation” - Miss Representation examines mainstream media’s representation of women in America. Proceeds will go to Odyssey Youth Center, which works with at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. There will be a special performance by the Desert Silk Dance Company. The film is appropriate for ages 14 and up. Saturday, 6 p.m., nYne Bistro and Bar, 232 W. Sprague Ave. $10/advance; $15/door. (509) 474-1621.
“You Can’t Do That in the Library” - Music by Heather Villa and 6-Foot Sing, with refreshments by David’s Pizza and River City Red. Free parking at River Park Square and a silent book auction. All proceeds benefit the Spokane Public Library Foundation. Saturday, 7 p.m., Downtown Library, Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main Ave. $55/person. (509) 444-5318.
Dancing With The Celebrities - Fifth annual fundraiser for CYT-Spokane. Local celebrities are paired with professional dance instructors and perform. Semi-formal event to benefit the theater arts training program for children ages 6-18. Vote for your favorite person or performance with dollars. For more information, visit www.cytspokane.com. Saturday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $15-$25. (509) 487-6540.
Great Spokane Art Party Fundraiser - Blue Prints for Learning has teamed up with local artists to provide an evening of art for adults. It features wine, hors d’oeuvres, and hands-on art exploration. Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main Ave. $50/person, $80/couple. (509) 777-0857.
“Nicky’s Family” - Documentary of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czechoslovakian Jewish children just before the outbreak of World War II, placing them in British foster homes. Discussion to follow. Sponsored by Temple Beth Shalom and Our Kids, Our Business. Two screenings, 3 and 6 p.m. April 29, Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $10. (509) 209-2383.
“The Night Sings” - 11th annual elegant gala presented by Opera Coeur d’Alene. Dinner, live music, silent auction and raffle. Entertainment by sopranos Dawn Marie Wolski and Heather Parker, bass-baritone Derrick Parker and violinist Mateusz Wolski, April 29, 5-9 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, Grand Ballroom, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $100/person. (208) 640-4700.
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