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. Today, 1-4 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. $50. (509) 483-6495.
Jazz and Blues Concert - Come support local musicians featuring Atomic Jive, Soul Proprietor, Sammy Eubanks, Elvis and Dr. Ron Hoye. Bands will be collecting donations to benefit the families of three airmen killed in a plane crash from Fairchild’s 93rd Air Refueling Squadron: Capt. Mark Tyler Voss, Capt. Victoria A. Pickney, Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $22. (800) 328-SEAT.
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. Friday, 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; 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.
Picnic for the Pond - O’Doherty’s Barbecue is catering, Big Red Barn Band is providing toe tapping music, Verne Windham from KPBX is the master of ceremonies and neighborhood kids will provide fresh lemonade. This family event with a silent auction will raise money and awareness to improve the water quality and landscaping of Mirror Pond, also known as the duck pond. July 14, 5-7 p.m., Manito Park, lower picnic shelter, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. $30/adult; $10/ages 6-16; Free for children 5 and younger. (509) 413-2753.
Steak-Fry and Barbecue 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.
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.
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. 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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