Dining with the Stars - An exclusive dinner to benefit Interplayers Theatre. The evening will begin with hors d’ouevres at the Gelhourn Gallery and continue at the private residences of Interplayers actors and patrons. Reservations are required and available through the box office at (509) 455-7529. $100. Tuesday, 5-9 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. $100. (509) 455-7529.
PJALS Spring Soiree and Benefit Auction - Enjoy a fun evening hosted by the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane. Live music, food, and silent and live auctions. Thursday, 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. Saturday, 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 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 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 “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired event to benefit The Franciscan Place at St. Joseph Family Center. Guests will enjoy an afternoon of camaraderie, high tea and a hat parade. Music by Kathleen Cavender, a Heads/Tails 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 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.
Kick up Your Heels for Interplayers - Glamorous 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.
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