Season of Hope - Ladies luncheon and fundraiser to prepare for the upcoming season. Music, drama, holiday fare and stories of lives changed from the inside out. Benefits Union Gospel Mission. Register at www.ugmspokane.org or by phone at (208) 665-4673. Friday, 11:30 a.m., Center for Women and Children, 196 W. Haycraft Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25.
Cooking for a Cause - Sample cuisine prepared by chefs from some of the area’s senior living communities and decide who deserves the honor of being crowned “top chef.” Presented by the Senior Action Network of Eastern Washington and benefits Inland Northwest Honor Flight. Friday, 5:30-9 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $50. (509) 688-4607.
Super Souper Fundraiser Concert - Soup dinner and live music from Wide River. Friday, 6-9:30 p.m., Womans Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. $10/person; $25/family. (509) 434-9680.
OctoBrewfest - Annual event to benefit the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with microbrews, silent and live auctions, wine, gourmet soda. Food is available for purchase from Azar’s and David’s Pizza. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Age 21 and older only. Tickets available at all TicketsWest outlets, by phone or at Yoke’s Fresh Markets. Saturday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $15/advance; $20/door. (509) 482-2022.
Apple Dumpling Festival - Fundraiser for Greenbluff Community United Methodist Church. Enjoy apple dumplings, arts and crafts, vendors and music. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 9908 E. Green Bluff Road, Colbert. $3/dumplings. (509) 979-2607.
Great Futures Dinner and Auction - Presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County. Silent auction, followed by dinner and a short, fast-paced live auction. Dancing to a mix of classic rock and Top 40. Proceeds from this event support the after-school and summer programs for more than 200 area kids each weekday, ages 6-18, at the two club sites in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls. Purchase tickets online www.northidahobgc.org or by phone. Saturday, 6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $75/person or $500/table of eight. (208) 457-9089.
Brewers Dinner - The four-course meal with beers from Twelve String Brewing Co. will feature smoked prawns with Mango Mambo wheat beer; a roasted pumpkin salad with fresh hop pale ale; cedar plank salmon accompanied by Roundabout Confusion; and creme brulee paired with Don’t Fret Porter. Sunday, 6 p.m., Hill’s Restaurant & Lounge, 401 W. Main Ave. $49. (509) 747-3946.
Tea Room Open House - Make and enjoy Usucha, Japanese powdered green tea, with sweets at the Japanese Cultural Center. Reservations are required. Tuesday and Oct. 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mukogawa Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. (509) 328-2971.
Camp Fire Share Our Dream Benefit Dinner - The ninth-annual event. Register by Friday at www.campfireinc.org. Oct. 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $100. (509) 481-6700.
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