Laugh for the Cure - Join Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington Affiliate for the second annual event featuring comedian Shaun Jones and opener Drew Barth. Great raffle items and no-host bar. Register online at www.komeneasternwashington.org. Thursday, 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 silent and live auctions hosted by auctioneer Jeff Owens. Guest speaker will be P4P’s Kenya Project administrator Seth Okuma. Benefits P4P, funds will help implement water projects, provide educational scholarships for high school students in southwestern Kenya and continue nutritional programs and medical care. Friday, 6 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $65; $400/table for eight. (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. Friday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 6-11 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $35-$75. (800) 325-SEAT.
Spooky Spokane - Oct. 10-25. 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 Fox, which is home to an apparition or two. Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Fox. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $15. (800) 325-SEAT.
Beyond Pink - Designer Bra Fashion Show - Fourth annual event with silent auction is designed to raise awareness of thermography, a technology that aids in the early detection of breast cancer. The event also will raise funds to help women pay for the procedure. Oct. 11, 5 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $35. (509) 863-7776.
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction - Annual event celebrating 75 years. Featuring Spokane chefs sampling their best dishes along with silent and live auctions. The event raises funds to support the March of Dimes efforts to reduce birth defects, prematurity and infant mortality. Dress is cocktail attire. 6 p.m., food and wine tastings; 8 p.m., live auction; and 9:30 p.m. to midnight, live music and dancing. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.com/ washington. Oct. 12, Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $150/person. (509) 328-1920.
YMCA Camp Reed Auction - Eleventh annual dinner, silent and live auctions. Registration required. Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Pend Oreille Pavillion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $75. (509) 720-5630.
Successful Fundraising Events for Nonprofits - Competition is fierce for the charity dollar and fundraising events are a proven vehicle to raise money for nonprofits. This workshop explores successful signature events – how to choose them, how to publicize them, how to plan them and the behind the scenes knowledge to do them right. Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $75. (509) 838-8511.
Great Futures Dinner and Auction - Presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County. Celebrate the night in black and white with a fun evening including a hosted beer and wine social hour, along with wine toss, raffles, games and more. Silent and super silent auctions, followed by dinner, a short, fast-paced live auction. Dancing. Wear your favorite casual black and white attire. Proceeds from support the after school and summer programs for more than 200 local children each weekday, ages 6-18, at the two club sites in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls, offering a safe and positive place for kids to play and learn. Purchase tickets online www.northidahobgc.org or by phone. Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $75/person or $500/table for eight. (208) 457-9089.
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. Oct. 22. Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. $50/person, $400/table for eight. (509) 313-3665.
Campi Fire Share Our Dream Benefit Dinner - Ninth annual event. Register by Oct. 18 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.
Sixth Annual Masque-Your-Aid Benefit and Auction - Communities in Schools of Spokane County hosts the annual event to raise awareness of local strategies to increase high school graduation. Evening includes food, wine, silent and live auctions, stories from donors and students, and costume contest. Visit www.cisspokane.org. Oct. 25, 6-9:30 p.m., Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $50/person, $75/couple. (509) 413-1436.