Women Helping Women - 21st annual fundraising luncheon featuring Bonnie St. John, who despite having her right leg amputated at age 5 became the first African-American ever to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing. She took home a silver and two bronze medals in downhill events at the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. The event supports programs for women and children in need. Monday, 11:30 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $125 per person. (509) 328-8285.
Spaghetti Feed - A fundraising event to benefit the Never Ever Give Up Foundation and to commemorate the life of Jessie Joy Rees. Every $20 collected will send a Joy Jar, filled with goodies, to a local child in the hospital. Featuring local artist Dawna Durban. Two seatings on May 24, at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Wall Street Diner, 4428 N Wall St. $10/each. For more information call (509) 979-4415. May 24, 5 p.m., Wall Street Diner, 4428 N. Wall St. $10. (509) 325-4730.
Dine with the Stars - Enjoy an evening of fine dining and visiting with actors and trustees of Interplayers Theatre. Start the evening with hors d’oeuvres in the Gellhorn Gallery, then travel to a gourmet meal in a host’s private home. Help keep the stars on the stage and professional theatre in Spokane! Reservations requested. May 28, 5-9 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $100. (509) 455-7529.
PJALS Spring Soiree and Benefit Auction - Hosted by the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane. Enjoy a fun evening with friends, family and like-minded folks to celebrate the work for peace, justice and human rights. Live music, fabulous food, and silent and live auction items. May 30, 5-9 p.m., St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $20/each; $200/table. (509) 838-7870.
“Light the Way” Dinner Auction - Presented by American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest to benefit childhood cancer patients, survivors and their families in the Inland Northwest. Tickets can be purchased at www.acco.org/inlandnw/Events/ LighttheWayDinnerAuction.aspx. June 1, 5-11 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $75. (509) 443-4162.
Partnering for Progress Fundraiser at “Grease” - A portion of the proceeds from this show will benefit P4P’s mission of bringing health, education and clean water to residents in developing countries. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing, raffle prizes, beverages and snacks. June 5, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $35/adult; $30/student. (509) 720-8408.
“Fire on the Runway” Fashion Event - Local firefighters and models will heat up the runway with casual and formal styles from Mountain Gear, Tangerine, Tuxedo Gallery and Finders Keepers. Guests will be treated to sparkling wine and appetizers, receive a free swag bag and professional event photo, and have the chance to participate in the Wall of Wine and Fab Grab Bag raffles. The vendor show will feature women-centric businesses and an auction of an original piece of artwork by acclaimed local artist Kirsten Stobie, which she will be painting live at the event. Hosted by KXLY News 4’s Kris Crocker. All proceeds benefit local Red Cross services. Age 21 and older only. Tickets available at or american.redcross.org/FOTR or by phone. Doors open at 7 p.m. June 7, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $50. (509) 321-6055.
Moscow Chamber’s Summer Soiree Auction & Dinner - Annual fundraiser theme is “Yesterday, Today, To Moscow.” Silent and live auctions. June 8, 5 p.m., Best Western University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow. $50. (208) 882-1800.
Mad Hatter Tea - Annual event to benefit The Franciscan Place at St. Joseph Family Center. Located on the Spokane River and Centennial Trail, the gardens on the serene campus of SJFC is the perfect location for this Alice in Wonderland-inspired Tea. Alice and The Mad Hatter will be hosting this unique event as guests will enjoy an afternoon of camaraderie, high tea and a hat parade. Music by Kathleen Cavender, a Heads/Tails Raffle, and even 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 filled to the brim with great items and several vendors ready to show you their wares. June 23, 1-4 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. $50. (509) 483-6495.
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