8th Annual Stem & Stein - Presented by Spokane AIDS Network featuring local wineries, breweries and spirits tasting. USO big band theme. Dancing begins at 7 p.m. with music by Hot Club of Spokane. Local chocolate and cheese pairings, artwork auction and raffle. Friday, 6 p.m., Spokane Masonic Center, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $45. (509) 455-8993.
Square Dancing Fundraiser - Shirts & Skirts Square Dancers will perform from 10 a.m.-noon. A lunch fundraiser for the museum’s displays will be noon-3 p.m., cost $5. The museum will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with tours throughout the day. Saturday, Rathdrum Old Historic Jail Museum on Second Street, Rathdrum. (208) 651-8217.
Inland Northwest Honor Flight Breakfast - The Sons of Norway, Tordenskjold Lodge will serve pancakes to benefit Honor Flight. Menu includes: pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit, coffee and juice. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. Suggested $5 minimum donation. (509) 326-9211.
Vintage Spokane: A Wine and Food Affair - Sip wines from more than 60 of the region’s most celebrated wineries, and savor delicious culinary options from Masselow’s and the Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s culinary team. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Spokane Youth Sports Association. Tickets and details at www.vintagespokane.com. Sunday, 3 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $45-$60. (509) 481-6700.
Over the Edge Event - Support Special Olympics Washington with the opportunity to rappel 20 stories and 264 feet from Spokane’s tallest building. Register quickly as space is limited for this rare opportunity. Participants must be 18 or older and raise a minimum of $1,000 in pledges to secure a rappel spot. June 29, 9 a.m., Bank of America, Financial Center, 601 W. Riverside Ave. (509) 299-7117.
Rumble on the Rooftop - Performances by Sunshine Disaster, Tim Blood and the Gutpanthers, the Cameros and the BBBBandits to fight hunger. Benefits the Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga University. Purchase tickets at http://ckgu.eventbrite.com. Age 21 and older only. July 12, 6 p.m., Saranac Public House, 21 W. Main Ave. $10/advance, $12/door. (509) 443-3865.
Mozart on a Summer’s Eve - July 17-18. 22nd annual event. “Ciao, Bella Donne!” Presented by Connoisseur Concerts, with special guest baritone Max Mendez and Verne Windham, music director. Reservations recommended. Performances 7 p.m. each evening. July 17, Manito Park, on the lawn east of Duncan Gardens, 4 W. 21st Ave., just off Tekoa St. $10/lawn (bring blankets or chairs); $25/person for table seating and includes gourmet dessert and coffee. (800) 325-SEAT.
Steak-Fry and BBQ 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. July 21, 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 benefit for Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County is being held on the lawn of one of the most beautiful homes in the Northwest. Guests will be transported via boat to the Hagadone estate. 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. $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. (208) 691-4675.
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