Picnic for the Pond - Fundraiser featuring O’Doherty’s Barbecue, music from Big Red Barn Band, Verne Windham from KPBX as master of ceremonies, a silent auction and lemonade from neighborhood kids. This family event will raise money and awareness to improve the water quality and landscaping of Mirror Pond, popularly called the duck pond. Today, 5-7 p.m., Manito Park, lower picnic shelter, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. $30/adults; $10/ages 6-16; free/ages 5 and younger with paid adult. (509) 413-2753.
Mozart on a Summer’s Eve - Tuesday-Wednesday, 23rd annual event presented by Connoisseur Concerts, directed by Verne Windham, with soprano Susan Windham and cellist Zuill Bailey. The concert theme is “Song To The Moon,” and includes music of Mozart, Dvorak, Paganini and Chopin. Reservations recommended. Performances 7 p.m. each evening. Manito Park, on the lawn east of Duncan Garden, 4 W. 21st Ave., just off Tekoa Street. $10/lawn (bring blankets or chairs); $30/person for table seating and includes gourmet dessert and coffee. (800) 325-SEAT.
“Wine, Women and Shoes” Fundraiser - Stylish fundraising celebration includes boutique shopping opportunities with national vendors, fashion show, live and silent auctions, food and winetasting. Proceeds benefit Anchor House, adoption services and family counseling program. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Cellars, 3890 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. $75-$125. (208) 699-2210 or (208) 818-5759.
Muddy Miles Race Obstacle Course - A muddy two-mile course with obstacles and costumes. All age event includes categories for individuals, Youth Class (ages 10-17), Family Class, Business/Corporate Teams. Same day registration from 2:30-4 p.m. near the starting line. Proceeds help support access to health care at the Dirne Community Health Center. Saturday, 3-6 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $8-$130.
Steak-Fry and Barbecue Fundraiser - Fifth annual St. Vincent de Paul event to benefit North Idaho’s Family Emergency Programs. Includes food by Jeff Selle and Jay Bremner of Bents BBQ, entertainment by Colby Acuff and Justin Sherfey and live auction from 6:30- 7 p.m. Tickets available at the Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls thrift stores or at www.stvincentdepaulcda.org. Saturday, 5-9 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. (208) 664-3095.
A Night in Persia - Solace for the Children will host a themed dinner and auction to raise funds to pay the costs of bringing children from Afghanistan to the North Idaho/Spokane area to receive medical care. Will include dinner with Persian and American dishes, a silent and live auction and a dance performance by the boys and girls who are here for treatment. July 25, 5:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $50. (800) 251-7829.
Monroe Street Pub Crawl - Drinks, food, prizes, friends and fun for all involved. We’ll even throw in a T-shirt with (responsibly) drinking marmots. Proceeds benefit families in Jamaica. July 27, 5 p.m., Sidebar and Grill, 1011 W. Broadway Ave. $25. (208) 521-0019.
Good Sam Scramble - Fundraiser for the Good Sam Society. Registration starts at 11 a.m., shotgun start at 1 p.m. Post-game dinner, team contests and door prizes and a silent auction. Aug. 9, 1:30 p.m., Highlands Golf Course, 5600 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. $85/individual; $340/foursome. (509) 924-6161.
Coeur d’Alene Crossing Swim Fundraiser - Second annual 2.4-mile open water swimming event with proceeds to benefit North Idaho College Booster Club, Union Gospel Mission CDA and the Coeur d’Alene Area Swim Team. Corporate/business sponsors are needed. Swimmers will be transported to the start line at Arrow Point by cruise boat with boarding to begin at 6:30 a.m. The finish line is at the Hagadone Event Center. Sponsors include Coeur d’Alene Resort, Hagadone Marine Group, Marcheso & Associates and the North Idaho College Booster Club. Aug. 18, 8 a.m., Arrow Point, Lake Coeur d’Alene. $55/prior to July 31. (208) 769-7819.
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