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Women Helping Women - 20th annual fundraising luncheon featuring Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped as a child from Salt Lake City in 2002 and was held prisoner for nine months. She will speak on child safety issues. The event supports programs for women and children in need. Monday, 11:30 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $125 per person. (509) 328-8285.

Women Transitioning Women Benefit Concert - Women Transitioning Women will feature five local singer/songwriter groups performing all original music to support homeless and struggling women and children in the Spokane community. Artists are Angela Marie Project, Suhanna Hamilton, Liz Rognes, Kari Marguerite and the 76, Wonder Wonder, and Nicole Lewis. Thursday, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $10. (509) 328-6702.

Fire on the Runway - Presented by the American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter. Preview the best of local style as models and firefighters heat up the runway in casual and formal looks from boutiques in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. Guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and Champagne, a free swag bag, and a complimentary event photo from Lake City Photography. There will also be raffles and an auction. June 1, 7 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $50. (509) 321-6055.

Golf Tournament to benefit INW Honor Flight - Hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police. The entry fee includes greens fees, cart, bucket of practice balls and lunch. Entries are requested to be mailed no later than May 28. Please include names and payment for your team with your entry form and mail to: Spokane FOP Lodge 20, PO Box 9665, Spokane, WA 99209. Camping will also be available at the course, please email to reserve your campsite. Inland Northwest Honor Flight takes local war veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit service memorials. June 2, 8:30 a.m., Chewelah Golf and Country Club, 2537 Sand Canyon Road, Chewelah. $75.

Venetian Masked Gala - Hosted by The Pend Oreille Players Association as a fundraiser to support graduating youth and to boost the general fund. Open to ages 14 years and older. Cocktail attire and masks are a must. Costumes are encouraged. There will be an Italian comedy presented by the graduating seniors, dance lessons, hors d’oeuvre and wine bar. There will also be a silent auction. Reservations encouraged. June 2, 6-10 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport. $15/advance, $18/door. (509) 671-3389.

Opening Doors For Art - Enjoy 20 diverse art experiences and many of the region’s top artists in an evening event hosted by St. Aloysius Gonzaga School. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, chocolate, wine and beer as you visit 10 art studios in one location as well as hands-on, interactive art experiences. Artists displaying work include Jeanine Marx Fruci, Harry Green, Ben Joyce, Neil McKenzie, Scott Melville and Ken Spiering. Proceeds to support St. Al’s art program. Must be at least age 21 to attend. June 2, 6-9 p.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, 611 E. Mission Ave. $25. (509) 489-7825.

MDA and Spokane Area Fire Golf Tournament - This fundraising golf tournament will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It will be a four-person Scramble. Entry fee includes greens fees, 1/2 golf cart, range balls and dinner. June 8, 1 p.m., MeadowWood Golf Course, 24501 E. Valleyway Ave. $320 per team. (509) 325-3747.

Viggo Mortensen - Introduces his recent film, “A Dangerous Method” and a Q&A follows. Fundraiser for the Panida and KRFY Community Radio. June 8, 8 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $12. (208) 263-9191.


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