2012 Wellness and Beauty Expo - Friday through Sept. 30. Free health checks, $3 mini-spa treatments, demonstrations, healthy concessions and prizes. Presented by Stubborn Girl Productions. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.wellnessandbeautyexpo.com. 10 N. Pines Road (former Albertsons building at Pines and Sprague), Spokane Valley. $7/general, free/age 11 and younger, $5/spa ticket. Bring two cans of food for Second Harvest and receive $2 off admission. (509) 434-0133.
Che’nshish 2012 Scholarship Scramble - Golf scramble to raise money for the Che’nshish scholarship. Four-person shotgun start. Non-golfers are invited to attend the luncheon and no-host bar for $25 at 3 p.m. To purchase a ticket, contact Evanlene Melting Tallow at (208) 769-3365. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Friday, 10 a.m., Circling Raven Golf Course, 37914 South Nukwalqw, Worley. $100/includes a golf cart, driving range access, luncheon, silent auction and raffle. (800) 523-2464, ext. 7259.
Bedtime Stories Spokane 2012: Red Eye - Literary event and evening of food, wine and words. Registration and reception opens at 6:15 p.m., dinner begins at 7:10 p.m. Several of the Northwest’s most celebrated authors will unveil original short works inspired by the event theme, “Red Eye.” This year’s writers include Kim Barnes, Jim Lynch, Shann Ray and Nance Van Winckel, with emcee Jess Walter. Bedtime Stories is a fundraiser supporting Humanities Washington’s efforts to spark critical thinking and conversation, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state. Our work from family reading programs to traveling exhibits brings high-quality cultural programs to Spokane and the state. Individual tickets, at $75 each, are on sale at humanities.org/ SpokaneBTS.9.28.12. Friday, 6:15 p.m., Red Lion Inn at the Park, Skyline Ballroom, 303 W. North River Drive. (206) 682-1770.
Mt. Spokane Dinner and Auction - Second annual fundraiser with a theme of “Celebrating the Past, Improving the Present and Building the Future.” Saturday, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley. $75. (509) 238-2220, ext. 204.
Art Auction - Presented by Spokane Valley Arts Council. Live jazz music. Quick Finish demonstrations from 5-6:30 p.m.; and live auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, CenterPlace, Great Room, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $35/person, $50/couple. (509) 747-0812.
Family Fun Day & Cowpie Bingo - Benefits Classical Christian Academy. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Classical Christian Academy, 2289 W. Seltice Way, Post Falls. Wrist band for games, $13/advance, $15/door; other activities for a fee. (509) 924-6161.
Peek-A-Boo Tea - Fall fundraiser for Inland NW Baby. All proceeds benefit the operations to provide essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, hygiene items and new and gently used clothing. For more information, visit www.inlandnwbaby.org. Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Appleway Events Center, 10512 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. $25. (509) 995-9434.
Corbin’s Second Annual Gong Show - Variety of talent will be performing. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and is provided by our friends and supporters, Harvard Park. Dinner is chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf, green beans and tiramisu for dessert. Oct. 5, Corbin Senior Center, Henderson Room, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. $20, includes dinner. (509) 684-2762.