Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gala - Presented by Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations. Gala includes fine wines, food, music and live and silent auctions. Tickets available at the door. Monday. 5-8 p.m. Parkside Event Center, 601 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $40/person. (208) 765-3333.
Black & White Ball - This year’s theme is “A Magical Evening.” Elegant black-tie fundraiser hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. Social hour and silent auction begins at 6 p.m. Reservations required by Tuesday, tickets available at the symphony office at 1042 W. Mill Ave., in Coeur d’Alene. Saturday. 6 p.m.-midnight. Templin’s Red Lion Resort, 414 E. First Ave., Post Falls. $90/person. (208) 765-3833.
Valley Chamber Gala - Spokane Valley Chamber members and other community members will gather to honor the Harry E. Nelson Citizen of the Year, Chuck Stocker. Awards of Excellence will be given to a small, medium and large business as well as a nonprofit organization. The evening begins with a social hour and silent auction, followed by dinner, awards and dancing. Jan. 28. 6 p.m. Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Rd., Spokane Valley. $50. (509) 924-4994.
“Leadership Lights the Way” - Gala event presented by Leadership Spokane to benefit the organization’s scholarship fund. Featuring a dinner, silent auction, music and dancing. For more information, visit www.leadershipspokane.org. Feb. 2. 6-9 p.m. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $50 per person; sponsorships available. (509) 321-3639.
Chef’s Culinary Classic - 19th annual black tie event to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Spokane. Chefs from throughout the Inland Northwest will prepare a six-course meal paired with wine. Event will also include silent and live auctions. Visit www.cmnspokane.org or call (509) 473-6370 to purchase tickets. Feb. 4. 6 p.m. The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $150/individual, $2,000/table sponsorship.