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. Thursday, 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 children ages 4-18 of attendees. Saturday, 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 regional fiddle and related folk music, including the Potlatch Junior Jammers under-18 musicians led by Mabel Vogt. Master of ceremonies is former Potlatch fiddler and attorney Anna Vowels, of Newman Lake, Wash. Refreshments will be 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. Seating is by chair, bleacher of lawn chair. Saturday, 6 p.m., 130 Sixth St., Potlatch, Idaho. $5/adult, 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, a barbecue lunch and more. 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.
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 - Kootenai Humane Society fundraiser 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., 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 - 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.
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