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Cobra Polo Classic - Polo players from around the world. Events include live music, Champagne Divot Stomp, hat competition, silent auction, gourmet food and wine. Benefits the Ronald McDonald House. Reservations requested. Today, noon-4 p.m., Spokane Polo Club, 7500 W. State Route 2. $225/person. (509) 624-0500.

Caring 4R Troops Fundraiser - Event includes live music and drawings for prizes. All proceeds go toward mental health support for members of the military. Call to donate items or services to this 501(c)(3) organization. Sept. 8, 4-7 p.m., O’Shays Irish Pub, 313 E. Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $10/admission. (208) 704-9007.

“Damn Yankees” Fundraiser - Benefits the Kootenai County Democrats. Tickets can be purchased online at Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar at 6 p.m., show at 7:30. Thursday, Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 659-1986.

Dirty Martinis for Clean Water - Fundraiser for Spokane Riverkeeper. A lively cocktail party and silent auction featuring live music, an art gallery, Dry Fly Distilling martini concoctions, and more. Friday, 6 p.m., Chateau Rive, Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. (509) 464-7602.

Ales for the Trail Microbrew Festival - Proceeds benefit the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation. Includes live music by Strange Brew and Second Opinion, food and raffles. Participating breweries include Slate Creek Brewery, Laughing Dog, No-Li Brewhouse, Selkirk Abbey, Trickster’s Brewing Co. and Kootenai River Brewing Co. Sponsored by Pilgrim’s Market. Participants who ride their bike to the event are automatically entered in a raffle. Tickets available in advance ($1 for each mile of the trail) $24/includes a commemorative stainless steel pint mug and five 6-ounce pours. $30 at the event. Saturday, 1-7 p.m., Beachouse Bar and Grill, and Silver Beach Marina, Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $24/advance, $30 at the door. (208) 640-1245.

We’ll Take You There: Silent Auction - Live auction in the evening with items including a Belize jungle vacation, Silver Mountain golf and ski, a stay at the Alexis Hotel in Seattle, rustic Hayden cabin stay and two weeks in Phuket, Thailand. Ticket price includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, one drink ticket at the no-host bar and a bidding paddle. The fundraiser will be at the beautiful Clark House Mansion on Hayden Lake. All proceeds raised will benefit the North Idaho AIDS Coalition. Sept. 15, 3 p.m., Clark House Mansion, 5250 E Hayden Lake Road, Hayden Lake. $35. (208)665-1448.


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