KYRS Music Fest - Northwest’s only solar-powered music festival features local and regional bands, Ninkasi beer garden, food court, bike corral, yoga, hula hooping and more. Line-up includes headliner Menomena; Finn Riggins, Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, Real Life Rockaz, Soul Proprietor, Cathedral Pearls, Old Bear Mountain, BBBBandits and more. July 13, noon-11 p.m., Glover Field, 216 N. Cedar St. $15 by July 7; $20 on July 8 or later. (509) 747-3012.
Living in the Garden - Benefit for WSU Museum of Art. Third annual museum fundraiser will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a silent auction in the conservatory of works by local artists. Live music by Pork Pie Hat will offer an eclectic selection of favorites. July 13, 7-9 p.m., Living in the Garden, 601 Reid Road, two miles north of Pullman just off Highway 27, Pullman. in advance: $80/person, $130/two tickets. (509) 335-1910.
Picnic for the Pond - O’Doherty’s Barbecue is catering, Big Red Barn Band is providing music, Verne Windham from KPBX is the emcee and neighborhood kids will provide fresh lemonade. Generous businesses and individuals have donated a wide range of items for a silent auction. This family event 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/adults; $10/ages 6-16; free/ages five and younger with paid adult. (509) 413-2753.
Mozart on a Summer’s Eve - July 16-17. 23rd annual event. Presented by Connoisseur Concerts, directed by Verne Windham, who will perform with soprano Susan Windham. World-renowned cellist Zuill Bailey, will be featured, back by popular demand. 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 Gardens, 4 W. 21st Ave., just off Tekoa St. $10/lawn (bring blankets or chairs); $30/person for table seating and includes gourmet dessert and coffee. (800) 325-SEAT.
Wine, Women & Shoes - Walk the pink carpet, enjoy wine, food tasting, boutique shopping from national vendors, a fashion show, live and silent auctions and more. Ladies will be pampered by on-site “Shoe Guys,” charming men from the community, who will pamper guests with wine, attention and food service. Benefits Idaho Youth Ranch of Coeur d’Alene, which helps good kids on a dangerous path find promising futures. $75. July 17, 6-9 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Cellars, 3890 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 661-1705.
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 Bent’s 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 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.
Cobra Polo Classic - With 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 until Aug. 1; $225/person after Aug. 1. (509) 624-0500.
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