Take Action Against Hate Awards Dinner - The Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies fifth annual event will honor Linda Pall, longtime Inland Northwest civil and human rights champion, and World Outside My Shoes, the educational and professional development nonprofit founded by Carl and Teresa Wilkens. This year’s banquet includes a talk by violence prevention, social media and peacebuilding expert Joseph Bock from the University of Notre Dame and a reprise performance of “Eva’s Song” by Michael Gurian. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; dinner at 6:30; program at 7. The Institute annually presents the Eva Lassman Take Action Against Hate Awards to an Inland Northwest individual and an organization committed to challenging hatred. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. $50/person, $400/table for eight. (509) 313-3665.
Spooky Spokane - Tales of ghostly haunts, gin-running and cold-blooded murder are just a few of the dark secrets uncovered in this 90-minute walking tour around downtown beginning at the theater, a historic treasure that is home to an apparition or two, and continues over a 12-block radius. Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Starts at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $15. (800) 325-SEAT.
Harvest Moon and HalloWine Auction - Annual auction, dinner and wine tasting to benefit the Spokane Fantasy Flight to provide Christmas memories for underprivileged children of the Spokane area. The magical trip for some very special children from area shelters and community programs provides an evening of wonderment and surprises. Presented by the Inland Northwest Business Travel Association. Friday, 5:30 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $45/person. (509) 744-2320.
Sixth Annual Masque-Your-Aid Benefit and Auction - Communities In Schools of Spokane County hosts its annual event to raise awareness of local strategies to increase high school graduation. Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization. In more than 200 communities across 27 states, CIS works closely with schools, social services, businesses and volunteers to connect young people to the services they need to learn and achieve. Attendees can enjoy appetizers, dinner and wine while hearing stories from donors and courageous students. Silent and live auctions will be held and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit CISSC numerous services and programs. There will be a costume contest that attendees can participate in by dressing up in the masque theme. Visit www.cisspokane.org. Friday, 6-9:30 p.m., Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $50/person, $75/couple. (509) 413-1436.
YWCA of Spokane Women of Achievement Luncheon - The 31st annual event is themed “A Day of Inspiration.” Five women whose leadership contributions have shaped the Spokane community will be honored. Keynote speaker, Leslie Morgan Steiner, is the New York Times best-selling author of “Crazy Love.” She sheds light on how domestic violence can happen to anyone and how others can help. With 1 in 3 women suffering from domestic violence in our society, we probably all know someone who has been, currently is or could be in an abusive relationship. Ticket proceeds go toward critical YWCA programs and services available to victims of domestic violence. Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $125; receive a signed copy of “Crazy Love” with pre-paid online registration. (509) 789-9299.
Hope House Celebrity Fashion Show and Luncheon - 15th annual event to provide shelter and refuge to vulnerable Spokane women. 11 a.m., wine tasting and auction; luncheon and fashion show at noon. Models include Mark and Alyssa Agee, Joyce M. Cameron, Rebecca Cleto, Elaine Couture, Steve Duvoisin, Officer Teresa Fuller, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, Debi Moon, Sandy Mullen, Brian Myers, Dr. Darin Neven, Jeff Philipps, Lisa and Mike Rossi, Kristine Ruggles, Ryan Snider, Dave Sposito, Chief Rick Van Leuven, Kristen West and retired police Officer Mike Yates. Emcee is Debra Wilde. Nov. 1, Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. $45/person, $350/table for eight. (509) 624-2378.
The 32nd Wine Auction - Food, wine tastings from Northwest award-winning wineries, silent and live auctions for outstanding wines, getaways and a plethora of great items. A gala event sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Greater Northwest and Northern Idaho. Visit www.thewineauctionwallawalla.com Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m., Marcus Whitman Hotel, 6 W. Rose St., Walla Walla. $100/person, $90/advance online. (866) 904-7721, ext. 8016.
Maison de Couture Fashion Show - All outfits and fashion accessories are from St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift stores and are modeled by local celebrities and friends. All outfits and many one-of-a-kind items can be purchased by the highest bidder. All proceeds will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho Family emergency programs. Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Eagles Club, 209 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 416-4716.
Snow Dance 2013 - A black tie affair with no host bar at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30 and auction, music and dancing from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Music by Men in the Making. Silent and live auctions to support the 49 Degrees North Winter Sports Foundation and the Forty-Nine Alpine Ski Team (FAST). Age 21 and older. Nov. 2, Spokane Club, Georgian Room, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $135/couple, $110/single, includes dinner and tuxedo rental. RSVP to Mr. Tux by Saturday for tux, (509) 747-5207. For more details, (509) 838-8511.