Alex Meixner Band - Grammy-nominated musician and producer playing polkas like you’ve never heard before and much more! Fundraising concert to promote the Trophee Mondial - World Championships for Accordion coming to the U.S. for the first time in 62 years. Hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, raffle tickets and more. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/adults, $15/seniors and students, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 998-5422.
Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre Benefit at Bardenay - 20 percent of all receipts from guests will benefit Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. Monday, 5-9 p.m., Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, 1719 W. Riverstone Drive.
Mozart on a Summer’s Eve – Tuesday-Wednesday. 22nd annual event. “Ciao, Bella Donne!” Presented by Connoisseur Concerts, with special guest sopranos Heather Steckler Parker, Colleen Bryant Palmer and Heather Peterson and Verne Windham, music director. Reservations recommended. Performances 7 p.m. each evening. Manito Park, on the lawn east of Duncan Gardens, 4 W. 21st Ave., just off Tekoa St. $10/lawn (bring blankets or chairs). (800) 325-SEAT.
Opera Performer Douglas Webster - Webster will be singing a varied repertoire from his past roles and vocal standards including “Les Miserables,” “Man of La Mancha” and “Phantom of the Opera.” Local talents Robbie French and Aaron Baldwin will join him for selected works. Tickets can be purchased from CYT North Idaho. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1756 Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $25.
Steak-Fry and Barbecue Fundraiser - Fourth annual St. Vincent de Paul event to benefit North Idaho’s Family Emergency Shelter Program. Includes food by award-winning pitmasters of Bents BBQ, Jeff Selle and Jay Brenner, dessert by Holy Family Catholic School and music by Colby Acuff and Torino Drive. Tickets available at the Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls thrift stores or online at www.stvincentdepaulcda.org. Saturday, 5-9 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 664-3096.
An Evening at the Hagadone Estate on Lake Coeur d’Alene - This is a benefit for Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County. Guests will be transported via boat to the Hagadone estate. Heavy appetizers, open bar, entertainment, and a live auction will be at the event. July 24, 5:30 p.m., home of Duane and Lola Hagadone. Tickets: $100; $2,000/VIP, includes a private reception with Hagadones, a private tour of their home, and special boat ride to the estate. (208) 691-4675.
Spirit Valley Chili Cook Off - Attendees will be allowed to taste and vote for the Most Popular Chili in the Valley. Prizes are $100 for first prize, $50 for second, $25 for third. Proceeds benefit the Spirit Lake Fire Department. For rules, entry forms (due July 26), or more information about this event call the Blanchard Community Center at (208) 437-1037 or Barb at (208) 437-4480. July 28, 2 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard. $5/admission; $10/chili entry. (208) 437-1037.
An Evening Under the Stars - Spokane Public Radio’s annual gala fundraiser with a gourmet buffet dinner, silent auction, music with Paul Grove and Rhonda Bradetich, and classic rock dance tunes from Diminishing Faculties. Attendees are invited to dress like the Romans of yore for the chance to win prizes for best toga. Aug. 2, 6 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley. $42. (509) 328-5729.
Camp Sweyolakan 90th Birthday - Celebration benefit evening, a “camp formal” benefit including a cruise on the lake, social, dinner, auction and raise the paddle. Finish with s’mores on the beach and a moonlight cruise home. Board at 2:30 p.m. on the east side of the resort boardwalk. There will be a Children Camp Party for children ages 4-18 of attendees. Aug. 4, 2:30-11 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $100/dinner; $25/children. (509) 747-6191, ext. 19.
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