An Evening at the Hagadone Estate on Lake Coeur d’Alene - This benefit for Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County is on the lawn of the Hagadone estate. Guests will be transported by boat. Heavy appetizers, open bar, entertainment, and a live auction will be at the event. (208) 691-4675. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., home of Duane and Lola Hagadone. $100; $2,000/VIP, includes a private reception with Duane and Lola Hagadone, a private tour of their home, and special boat ride to the estate.
Because There Is Hope Benefit Golf Tournament - Because There Is Hope offers lodging for out of town adult cancer patients who are receiving treatment. Auction and raffle. Saturday, 1 p.m., Sun Dance Golf Course, 9725 N. Nine Mile Road, Nine Mile Falls. $100. (509) 325-5953 or (509) 953-5866.
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 Thursday), or more information about this event call the Blanchard Community Center at (208) 437-1037 or Barb at (208) 437-4480. Saturday, 2 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. $5/admission; $10/chili entry. (208) 437-1037.
An Evening Under the Stars - KPBX - Spokane Public Radio station’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 ancient Romans 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 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’s camp party for attendees’ children, ages 4-18. 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.
Scenic Six Fiddle Show - Annual event featuring fiddle and folk music, including the Potlatch Junior Jammers under-18 musicians led by Mabel Vogt. Emcee is former Potlatch fiddler and attorney Anna Vowels, of Newman Lake. Refreshments available from 5 p.m. through intermission with proceeds to benefit the Potlatch Presbyterian Lutheran Community Youth Group. Participants can sign in beginning at 5:30 p.m. Produced by Potlatch Arts Council. Aug. 4, 6 p.m., Potlatch High School, 130 Sixth St., Potlatch, Idaho. $5/adult donation, 17 and younger/free. (208) 875-0947.
Family FUNDay at Camp Sweyolakan - A lake cruise and day of classic camp fun along with entertainment, a silent auction, raffle drawings and a barbecue lunch. Board cruise boat at 8:30 a.m. on the east side of resort boardwalk. Aug. 5, 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 P.E.O. philanthropies. 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 - This is Kootenai Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The festivities 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. Jay 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.
Country Music Tribute Concert - To 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.