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Wed., Nov. 6, 2013, midnight

Epicurean Delight - The 32nd annual event begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. with a tasting of 30 of the region’s wineries and microbreweries. Dining begins at 7 p.m. in the ballroom. Awards ceremony and dancing will follow 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Benefits the Inland Northwest Blood Center. Friday, Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $150. (509) 232-4567.

Mobile Food Bank Event - Second Harvest Food Bank and Millwood Community Presbyterian Church are partnering to host a free food distribution to those in need. Please bring boxes and reusable grocery bags. Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. (509) 924-2350.

MAC Gala Dinner and Art Auction - Three-course dinner and approximately 100 pieces of art from area artists. This fundraiser benefits the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s Fine Arts Collection. Dress is casual evening attire. Saturday, 5 p.m., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $100. (509) 363-5344.

Spokane Cork and Keg Festival - Sample from hundreds of wines and hand-crafted beers. Hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College. Live music with the Martini Brothers. Tickets available at Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $45/advance; $50/door. (509) 467-7744.

Pre-Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner - Free and open to the community. Sunday, 1 p.m., Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2607 S. Ray St. (509) 534-0066.

Ninth Annual Heritage Luncheon Fundraiser - This year’s program features a living history presentation of the Civil War; a dramatic re-enactment of the experiences of a Union and Confederate soldier. Included in this program are the Heritage Preservation Award, a silent auction and a Civil War-themed meal. Tickets available at museum and at the door. Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. $20. (509) 922-4570.

Chili Dinner Fundraiser - Come enjoy all-you-can-eat chili, vegetable soup, homemade pie and cake with proceeds benefitting Boy Scout Troop 211. Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $7/adults; $3/children age 12 and younger. (208) 664-9231.

Wishing Star Annual Dinner Auction - Second annual event hosted by the Spokane Chapter. Semi-formal event with silent and live auctions, wish kid testimonials. Visit Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $50. (509) 744-3411.

Crab Fest - All-you-can eat crab feed and auction presented by Spokane North Lions Club. Tickets can be purchased at William’s Seafood, 2118 N. Ruby St., or by calling (509) 475-1668. Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., 505 W. St. Thomas More Way. $35; $240/table of eight.

10th Annual Wine Dinner and Auction - Presented by the Dean’s Forum and Gonzaga School of Business. Featuring a multiple-course food and wine tour of South America. Net proceeds benefit the endowments, scholarships and fellowships in the School of Business Administration. Purchase tickets at Nov. 22, 6 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. $150/person; $1,200/table of eight. (509) 328-4220.


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