“A Night in Persia” - Solace for the Children will hold 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, silent and live auctions, a dance performance by the boys and girls who are here for treatment. Thursday, 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, specials, prizes, friends and fun for all involved. We’ll even throw in a T-shirt with (responsibly) drinking marmots. All proceeds benefit families in Jamaica. Saturday, 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.
Other Gardeners’ Edens - A summer tour of creative Spokane gardens. Tour five varied and creative gardens with proceeds to benefit the Associated Garden Clubs grants to community garden projects. Locations include 245 E. 13th Ave., and 31 W. 37th Ave. Aug. 11, 10 a.m. $10/general, free/age 11 and younger. (509) 448-3037.
Little Black Dress of YWCA - Appetizers are complimentary by Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar. No-host bar includes two special LBD drinks with a live drink-making demonstration by Twigs. Watch YWCA models walk the runway in Our Sister’s Closet fashions. Learn more about the programs and services offered to empower women in the region. Our Sister’s Closet is a free professional clothing boutique for women transitioning into the workplace. Take a tour of the boutique at the LBD event. Bring used but fashionable professional clothing/shoes/accessories to this event to donate. Aug. 15, 5:30 p.m., YWCA, rooftop, 930 N. Monroe St. $35/door. (509) 326-1190.
Heels for HEALing: Stiletto Sprint - Events include: Women’s Stiletto Sprint, Men’s Stiletto Sprint, Team Stiletto Sprint, “Divas in Training” Sneaker Sprint for girls 12 and younger, Boys Sneaker Sprint for boys 12 and younger, and Spirit Squad. There will be prizes for the top runners in the adult categories, something for all of the runners 12 and younger and for the costume contest winner. Proceeds will benefit The Women’s Healing and Empowerment Network and its work helping survivors of domestic violence. Dress to impress and remember to wear your purple. Aug. 18, 1-6 p.m., Luxe Coffee House, 1017 W. First Ave. $25/team member; $30/individual; $10/children younger than 12; $5/Spirit Squad. (509) 624-5514.
Stars on Hill Dance - The MasterClass Jazz Big Band Orchestra presents this benefit for the PEO. Aug. 20, 5-9 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. $18/person, two tickets for $30, includes hors d’oeuvres dessert bar. (509) 290-2917.
Jazz and Wine Among Friends - A three-day fundraising festival hosted by Friends of Children of Walla Walla. On Friday night, see Gary Hemenway and Kate Morrison at Sinclair Estate Vineyards from 6-7 p.m., Fork in the Road at the Marcus Whitman Hotel from 7:15-8:15 p.m., and Gail Pettis and her Trio at Charles Smith Wines from 8:30-10:30 p.m. On Saturday afternoon see Soul Essentials with Gary Winston, Gary Hemenway at Walla Walla Wine Incubators at the airport from noon-3 p.m. Saturday evening see The Crawford Glenn Band and The Shanghai Woolies at the Three Rivers Winery from 6:30-10 p.m. Sunday morning a parade through downtown will finish at Whitehouse-Crawford for a New-Orleans style brunch from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. featuring The Uptown Lowdown Jazz Quartet. Aug. 23-25, $30/Friday, $10/Saturday afternoon, $75/Saturday evening, $40/Sunday. (509) 527-4745.
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. Sept. 8, noon-4 p.m., Spokane Polo Club, 7500 W. Highway State Route 2, Airway Heights. $200/person until Aug. 1; $225/person after Aug. 1. (509) 624-0500.
Hoedown for HOPE - Grab your partners and come on out to Spokane HOPE School’s annual fundraiser. HOPE School (Hearing-Oral Program of Excellence) is the only Listening and Spoken Language program in the region. The goal is to prepare deaf and hard of hearing children for mainstream success. The evening will include live music by the Ryan Larsen Band, dinner and dessert by London’s Ultimate Catering, and items offered through raffles and prize packages. Oct. 5, 5 p.m., Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road, Liberty Lake. $55/person, $550/table of 10. (509) 863-7097.
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction - Annual event celebrating 75 years. Featuring Spokane chefs sampling their best dishes along with silent and live auctions. The event raises funds to support the March of Dimes efforts to reduce birth defects, prematurity and infant mortality. Dress is cocktail attire. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.com/ washington. Oct. 12, 6 p.m., Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $150/person. (509) 328-1920.