Country Music Tribute Concert - To Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. Opening will be Terry Burrus, Michael Jackson’s pianist. Presented by KTR Entertainment. Monday, 8 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $22. (208) 263-9191.
River Awakening Music Festival - A benefit concert for families affected by powerful storms in July. Line-up includes: Adrienne Elise, Planetary Refugees, Groove Patrol/Real Life Rockaz, Aaron Abrahm, Pro Beats Dj Jade Cardwell, Club Foot Club, Dubthoven, Evolutions per minute, The Lion Oh My, and Johny & the Moondogs. Friday, 6 p.m., Stotts RV Park, Curlew, Wash. $20-$30.
Whiskers and Wine - Fourth annual event to benefit Partners for Pets. Evening of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, music by Nobody Famous and silent auction. Age 21 and older. Tickets may be purchased at the Adoption Center at Argonne and Trent in Spokane Valley or at www.partnersforpets.org. Saturday, 6:30-9 p.m., Caterina/Lone Canary Winery, 905 N. Washington St. $20. (509) 328-5069.
Cobra Polo Classic - Polo players from around the world. Events include live music, Champagne Divot Stomp, Hat Competition, silent auction, gourmet food and wine and the Whiskey Cigar Tent. Benefits the Ronald McDonald House. Reservations requested. Saturday, Noon-4 p.m., Spokane Polo Club, 7500 W. State Route 2. $200/person. (509) 624-0500.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Film Fundraiser - Proceeds will go to the making of “Remember Me, Life of an MCS Sufferer;” and remaining funds will be distributed equally to Resheler.org and League Foundation. Please avoid the following while attending the event: scented laundry detergent, dryer sheets, cologne and perfume. Sept. 19, 6-10 p.m., Spokane Community College, Sasquatch, Bigfoot Room, 1810 N. Greene St. $25. (509) 290-8924.
Caring for Kids Luncheon - The theme is “Kids Under Construction.” Featured speaker is Ray Clary, a Gonzaga University Law School graduate, who is a partner with Etter, McMahon, Lamberson, Clary & Oreskovich, P.C., and has practiced civil litigation for 27 years. He lived at Morning Star Boys’ Ranch from 1968-’70 and his firm provides pro bono and reduced fee work focusing on representation of youth and entities that serve children and families. Social at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., program at 12:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit St. Anne’s Children and Family Center and Morning Star Boys’ Ranch. Sept. 20, Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100/general, $50/age 30 and younger. (509) 358-4254.
2012 Step Up for Down Syndrome - Walk, run or ride and raise funds to promote awareness, education, both locally and nationally, as well as fund research and advocacy programs for people with Down syndrome. Register at www.dsconnectionsnw.org. Sept. 22, 10 a.m., CenterPlace, Discovery Playground, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $17/general, $13/age 11 and younger. (509) 688-0300.
Taste of the Valley - Features wines from Washington wineries, and will include reds and whites from our region. Age 21 and older. Sept. 22, 6 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $40/person. (509) 922-3299.
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