Family FUNDay at Camp Sweyolakan - A lake cruise and day of classic camp fun along with entertainment, a silent auction, raffle drawings and barbecue lunch. Board cruise boat at 8:30 a.m. on the east side of resort boardwalk. Today, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $10/general, $40/two adults and up to four children; free/age 3 and younger. (509) 747-6191, ext. 19.
Summertime Show and Shine - Third annual event of hot rods, customs, classics and pickups. Registration at 10 a.m., cars parked at noon and trophies awarded at 3 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Channel 39 Christian Television and Palisades Christian Academy. Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Palisades Christian Academy, 1115 N. Government Way. $15/registration. (509) 999-7888.
Stars on the Hill - Hors d’oeuvres, a dessert bar, raffle, silent auction, live music by MasterClass Jazz Orchestra and dancing. Wine available for purchase. Throughout the evening there will be local ballroom dancers performing exhibition dances. Proceeds will be used to support Philanthropic Education Organization efforts. Aug. 14, 5-9 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley. $15/person, $25/couple. (509) 290-2917.
Tails at Twilight 2012 - Kootenai Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year will include food, drinks and live and silent auctions. All proceeds go to saving lives and improving quality of life for the animals at KHS. Aug. 14, 6-9 p.m., Golf Club at Black Rock, 18168 S. Kimberlite Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $75/person, $125/couple, $500/ business group of eight. (208) 819-3034.
Benefit for Jay Schuh - Music by County Line, The Pearl Snaps, Michael Trantow, Jenny Ann Mannan, Colby Acuff and Justin Sherfey. Silent auction and desserts. Schuh has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Aug. 19, 2-5 p.m., Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 N. Idaho Road (State Line, exit 299), Liberty Lake. $10/person. (509) 590-3720.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan - Join Mark and Marcy Few, the Zags, ESPN personalities like Jay Bilas and Neil Everett, as we celebrate a special evening of Coaches vs. Cancer. Aug. 25, 8 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $75. (509) 624-1200.
Lands Council Brews Cruise - A 9-mile bike ride visiting scenic Spokane landmarks, while making stops for adult beverages. Riders will leave the Saranac, head toward the Spokane River and through Gonzaga, then stop at Litz’s Bar and Grill. Then it’s off to West Central for a view of Hangman Creek and a drink at Sidebar and Grill, before cruising into Riverfront Park to discuss urban forestry efforts. Finally, it’s back to the Saranac for an after-party featuring live music from the Terrible Buttons. All proceeds go to the Lands Council’s efforts to preserve Inland Northwest water, forests, and wildlife. Aug. 26, 1 p.m., start/end at Saranac Public House, 25 W. Main Ave. Before Aug. 10: $20/nonmember; $15/member. After Aug. 10: $25/nonmember; $20/members.
Country Music Tribute Concert - Celebrating Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. Opening will be Terry Burrus, Michael Jackson’s pianist. Presented by KTR Entertainment. Sept. 3, 8 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $22. (208) 263-9191.
Cobra Polo Classic - Join more than 1,200 guests for a charity polo benefit. Benefits the Ronald McDonald House. Sept. 9, noon. Spokane Polo Club, 7714 W. Sunset Highway. $200; $175 before Aug. 12. (509) 624-0500.
Taste of the Valley - Features wines from Washington wineries. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Age 21 and older. Sept. 22, 6 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $40/person. (509) 922-3299.
Bedtime Stories Spokane: Red Eye - Humanities Washington’s annual literary gala offering an illuminating evening of food, wine and words, with several of the Northwest’s most celebrated authors unveiling original short works inspired by the event theme, Red Eye. The event is a fundraiser to support the group’s work bringing cultural programs to Seattle, Spokane and throughout the state. The inaugural Spokane lineup features writers Kim Barnes (“In the Kingdom of Men”), Jim Lynch (“Truth Like the Sun”), Shann Ray (“American Masculine”) and Nance Van Winckel (“No Starling”), with Jess Walter (“Beautiful Ruins”) as master of ceremonies. Dr. Elizabeth Welty and Liz Burroughs co-chair the event, which will take place in the Skyline Ballroom at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park. For information on becoming a sponsor or purchasing a table, contact Kari Dasher at (206) 682-1770, ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Remaining individual tickets will go on sale in coming weeks. Sept. 28, 6:15 p.m., 303 W. North River Drive. $75.
Mount Spokane Dinner and Auction - Second annual event. Keeping with their dedication of “Celebrating the Past, Improving the Present and Building the Future.” Sept. 29, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley. $75. (509) 238-2220, ext. 204.
Family Fun Day and Cowpie Bingo - Benefits Classical Christian Academy. Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Classical Christian Academy, 2289 W. Seltice Way, Post Falls. Wrist band for games, $13/advance, $15/door; other activities for a fee. (509) 924-6161.
Peek-A-Boo Tea - Fall fundraiser for Inland NW Baby. All proceeds help provide essential items to local children in need, including diapers, new and gently used clothing and hygiene items. For more information, visit www.inlandnwbaby.org. Sept. 29, 1-3 p.m., Appleway Events Center, 10512 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Individuals tickets are $25; table/event sponsorship opportunities available. (509) 995-9434.
Hoedown for HOPE - “Kick Up Your Heels” and support HOPE School, the area’s only listening and spoken language preschool for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. The evening will include dinner by London’s Ultimate Catering, music by the Ryan Larsen Band, dancing and items offered through raffles and prize packages. Oct. 6, 5 p.m., Ambassador Programs, 2001 S. Flint Road (near the airport). $55/person. (509) 863-7097.