‘Gasland II’ – Free screening of the sequel to the Oscar-nominated documentary. Filmmaker Josh Fox revisits the communities and people featured in “Gasland” to look at the negative effects of the natural gas drilling process known as fracking. Sponsored by PacifiCAD, the Land Council and Too Far North Productions. 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. (509) 993-5785.
Caring for Kids Luncheon - 17th annual event. Featured speaker is Kelly Graves, head coach of the Gonzaga women’s basketball team. Social at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., program at 12:45 p.m. with emcees Stephanie Vigil and Dan Kleckner of KHQ-6. Proceeds benefit St. Anne’s Children and Family Center and Morning Star Boys’ Ranch. Complimentary babysitting available, call to reserve space. Visit www.CatholicCharities Spokane.org. Friday, Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100/general, $50/age 30 and younger. (509) 358-4254.
Che’nshish Golf Scramble - Golf scramble fundraiser for the Che’nshish scholarship, sponsored by the North Idaho College American Indian Student Alliance. Four-person shotgun start. Non-golfers are invited to attend the luncheon and no-host bar for $25 at 3 p.m. For entry information, contact the Circling Raven Pro Shop at (800) 523-2464. To purchase a $25 luncheon ticket, contact Evanlene Melting Tallow at (208) 769-3365. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Friday, 10 a.m., Circling Raven Golf Course, 37914 S. Nukwalqw, Worley. $100/per player, includes a golf cart, driving range access, luncheon, silent auction and raffle during lunch. (800) 523-2464.
Stop Violence Against Women Day - This all-day event includes speakers who will discuss a variety of topics related to domestic violence and prevention. The proceeds will benefit the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Stop Violence Against Women Program dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, elder abuse and stalking for those living on the Coeur d’Alene reservation and in its surrounding communities. For tickets please make checks payable: Stop Violence Against Women, P.O. Box 408, Plummer, ID 83851. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S. Highway 95, Worley. $75, includes lunch, dinner, seminar and Women’s Health & Resource Fair. (509) 928-9664 or (208) 686-0601.
Artist Showcase Art Auction - Seventh annual event to benefit the Spokane Valley Arts Council. Quick Draw and demonstration, 5-6:30 p.m.; live auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Wine, food and music. Saturday, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $50/person. (509) 924-5009.
Benefit Concert for Crosswalk of North Idaho - Inland Empire Blues Society presents Voodoo Church of Blues and Lonesome Lyle Morse with live music, raffle and more. Saturday, Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $10. (208) 457-8950.
Heart for the Arts Gala - A fundraiser for the Liberty Lake Community Theatre. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, an auction, music from Cross My Heart and a one-act comedy by Tim Larson. Saturday, 6 p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave., Suite 1, Liberty Lake. $30. (509) 342-2055.
Laugh for the Cure - Join Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington Affiliate for the second annual event featuring comedian Shaun Jones and joined by opener Drew Barth. Great raffle items and no-host bar. Register online at: www.komeneastern washington.org Oct. 3, 6-10 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $75, includes dinner and show. (509) 927-1344.
“Into Africa” Partnering for Progress Fundraising Gala - Enjoy an African-themed evening that includes fine cuisine, wines and a silent and live auction hosted by auctioneer Jeff Owens. Guest speaker will be P4P’s Kenya project administrator Seth Okuma. Funds raised at this event will enable P4P to implement water projects, provide educational scholarships for high school students in southwestern Kenya and continue nutritional programs and medical care. Oct. 4, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $65; $400/table of 8. (509) 720-8408.
Spokane Valley Rotary Men of Fashion - Featuring 18 male Rotarians from clubs around the area as models, along with a silent auction, raffles and dinner. Benefits the “Book for Kids” program giving elementary students free books and providing scholarships to high school students. Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $50, includes dinner. (509) 290-5514.
Hoedown for HOPE - The Spokane HOPE (Hearing-Oral Program of Excellence) School is hosting its annual fundraiser. The evening will include live music by Ryan Larsen Band, dinner and dessert by London’s Ultimate Catering, and fabulous items offered through raffles and prize packages. Oct. 5, 5 p.m., Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road, Liberty Lake. $55/person, $550/table of 10. (509) 863-7097.
Best of the City - Ninth annual celebration presented by Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living. Oct. 5, 6-11 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $35-$75. (800) 325-SEAT.