An Evening in Tuscany - Italian dinner by chef Gina Lanza and silent auction to benefit the YWCA’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence Safe Shelter. Dessert and wine on the rooftop, great food, more than 50 assorted auction items and more. Saturday, 6 p.m., YWCA, 930 N. Monroe St. $50, includes drink ticket. (509) 863-2882.
Cancer Benefit Concert - Raising funds to assist musician Glenn Symmonds with his cancer treatment. Live music featuring Eddie Money and Peter Rivera with shows inside at 6 and 9 p.m., tickets $25. Outside show at 1 p.m. with Sammy Eubanks, The Nerve and Skiveez at 1 p.m., tickets $10. June 23, Roadhouse, 20 N. Raymond Road. (509) 413-1894.
Mad Hatter Tea - “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired tea to benefit The Franciscan Place at St. Joseph Family Center. Music by Kathleen Cavender, a raffle, and a treasure hunt where all guests will leave with as many eggs filled with donations from area businesses as they were able to grab. Enjoy a silent auction and vendors. June 23, 1-4 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. $50. (509) 483-6495.
Kick up Your Heels for Interplayers - Evening of dance, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and raffles with proceeds supporting Interplayers Theatre. Dance the night away to timeless swing, Latin and ballroom music. Reservations requested. June 28, 7:30 p.m., Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $45. (509) 455-7529.
KYRS Music Fest - Solar-powered music festival features a great line-up of local and regional bands, Ninkasi beer garden, food court, fresh-filtered Zip 2 Water refills, bike corral, yoga, hula hooping and more. Line-up for the festival includes headliner Menomena, the Portland multi-instrumentalists Justin Harris and Danny Seim; bands like Boise’s Finn Riggins and Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. Local bands include Real Life Rockaz, Soul Proprietor, Cathedral Pearls, Old Bear Mountain and BBBBandits. July 13, Noon-11 p.m., Glover Field, 216 N. Cedar St. $15 by July 7; $20/July 8 or later. (509) 747-3012.
Muddy Miles Race Obstacle Course - A muddy 2-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. Online registration closes July 1. Proceeds help support access to health care at The Dirne Community Health Center. July 20, 3-6 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $8-$130.
Steak-Fry and BBQ Fundraiser - Fifth annual St. Vincent de Paul event to benefit North Idaho’s Family Emergency Programs. Includes food by award-winning pitmasters of Bents BBQ, Jeff Selle and Jay Bremner. Entertainment by Colby Acuff and Justin Sherfey. Live auction from 6:30-7 p.m. Tickets available at the Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls thrift stores or online at www.stvincentdepaulcda.org. July 20, 5-9 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. (208) 664-3095.
Stars on Hill Dance - The MasterClass Jazz Big Band Orchestra presents this benefit for the Philanthropic Educational Organization. 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.
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. State Route 2. $200/person. (509) 624-0500.
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