Holiday Film Festival - Through today. Food donations will be accepted for 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Films showing daily except on Christmas Day: 11 a.m., “Arthur Christmas”; 1 p.m., Disney’s “A Christmas Carol”; 3 p.m., “Elf”; 5 p.m., Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Riverfront Park, IMAX Theater, 507 N. Howard St. Free. (509) 625-6612.
Puttin’ on the Ritz - New Year’s Eve benefit for The Spokane Symphony. Evening of dancing to the sounds of The Master Class Jazz Orchestra, with a champagne toast at midnight. Hosted by the Spokane Symphony Associates. Tuesday, 9 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $65/by November 30, $75/purchase in December. (509) 624-1200.
New Year’s Day Hangover Handicap - Enjoy a flat five-mile walk or run along Lake Coeur d’Alene. All proceeds from this event benefit Tesh, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers opportunities to children and adults with disabilities seeking greater independence, self-sufficiency, and participation in their community. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Behind Michael D’s Restaurant, 203 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive. $25; $15/no shirt. (208) 765-5105.
Aaron St. Clair Nicholson in Concert - Acclaimed singer Aaron S. Nicholson, artistic director of Opera Coeur d’Alene, performs a repertoire that runs from classical Maurice Ravel to contemporary Aaron Copland and Randy Newman, along with some opera hits. This intimate setting will be sure to delight audiences of all tastes. Proceeds benefit Opera Coeur d’Alene and The Jacklin Arts and Culture Center. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., the JACC, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $20/general, $15/students and seniors. (208) 457-8950.
Evening in Paris - Father/daughter ball. Cosmetology students at Spokane Valley Tech are offering free hairstyles and makeup services to dance guests. Proceeds go to benefit Central Valley High School. Jan. 10, 6:30-9 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $20/father and daughter, $5/additional daughter. (509) 216-9697.
Third Annual Sinto Chili Cook-off- Sinto Senior Activity Center welcomes the public and members with homemade chili, accordion music by Norm Seeberger and Jack Humphrey and a large serving of community spirit. Whether you think your chili will top the charts as one of our volunteer chefs or you enjoy sharing conversation and great food with your friends, this event has a little something for everyone. As incentive for bringing your own prized chili entry, earn $10 in Sinto Bucks that may be redeemed for events, trips, tours or activities at SSAC in 2014. Admission cost will directly benefit Sinto Senior Activity Center in its mission to provide recreational, educational and social programs that enable senior citizens to keep active in mind, body and spirit. Admission to the event includes a wide variety of home cooked chili, cornbread, fixings such as cheese and crackers, dessert and beverages. Jan. 17, 5-7 p.m., Sinto Senior Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave. $10/advance / $12/day of event. (509) 327-2861.
KYRS Benefit Concert - Featuring Real Life Rockaz and DJ Major One. All ages and no-host bar for age 21 and older. Jan. 17-18, 8 p.m., Lotus, Armory Building, 212 W. Second Ave., second floor. $10/door. (509) 747-3012.
Bunco: Roll to Ride - A fundraiser for Debbie (Orchard) Jacobs to ride in the Police Unity Tour, a four-day bike ride from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness of fallen officers. Debbie will ride in memory of her dad, Spokane Police Detective Brian Orchard, who died in the line of duty in 1983. An afternoon of fun with Bunco, great prizes from local and regional businesses, snacks, no-host bar, silent auction and live mystery auctions. Please RSVP at Policeunitytourbunco@ yahoo.com. Jan. 25, 1 p.m., Eagles Lodge - North, 6410 N. Lidgerwood St. $25/individual: $75/group of 4: $225/group of 12. (208) 596-5264.
Black & White Ball - The Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents their annual fundraiser. Enjoy socializing and dancing with a live orchestra. Evening of jazz, pop, swing and waltzes performed by members of the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Best Western Coeur d’Alene, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 765-3833.
Woof, Purr & Wine - A fundraising event with dinner and wine for Partners for Pets. Feb. 15, 6-9 p.m., Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N. Stevens St. $30. (509) 869-1572.
Spokane Go Red For Women Luncheon - The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon is a social, informative and passionate event created to raise awareness for cardiovascular diseases while empowering women to take charge of their heart. This luncheon supports efforts to save lives from heart disease, the No.1 killer of women, by sharing knowledge about heart disease prevention and raising money for research and community programs related to women’s heart health. Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $125. (509) 279-7000.
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