August 10, 2014 in Features

Social calendar



“The Odd Couple” - One night only staged-reading fundraiser. The story pairs Oscar Madison, slob extraordinaire, with the straight-laced Felix Unger as both men cope with divorce. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 660-2958.

Ales for the Trail - Enjoy a great craft beer from the Northwest and raise funds for the North Idaho Centennial Trail at the newly renovated McEuen Park. Music, games and food vendors. Ride your bike to the festival and be eligible to win great prizes. Minors may attend in the company of a legal guardian but no one under 21 years of age will be served alcohol. All proceeds to benefit the North Idaho Centennial Trail. Saturday, 1-7 p.m., McEuen Park, 420 E. Front St., downtown Coeur d’Alene. $24/advance, $30/gate, includes five pours, ID required. (208) 991-0040.

The Showcase - Community charity golf tournament benefits Community Cancer Fund. Includes 18-hole celebrity/amateur pairing, demos, dinner and auction. Aug. 18, 9 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, 900 Floating Green Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Spectator tickets $20. (800) 935-6283.

“A Hard Day’s Night” at the Bing - The first film featuring The Beatles, hosted by “Movies 101” and Spokane Public Radio. This year is the 50th anniversary of the film, which has been digitally restored. Includes a roundtable discussion about the film’s influence with Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender, Mary Pat Treuthart and Leah Sotille Preston. Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $10, general admission. (509) 328-5729.

Cobra Polo Classic - Polo players from around the world. Events include live music, Champagne Divot Stomp, hat competition, silent auction, gourmet food and wine and the Whiskey Cigar Tent. Benefits the Ronald McDonald House. Reservations requested. Sept. 7, noon-4 p.m., Spokane Polo Club, 7500 W. State Route 2. $225/person. (509) 624-0500.

Dirty Martinis for Clean Water - Enjoy food, drinks, music and a silent auction to support Spokane Riverkeeper. Tickets available at for-clean-water/. Sept. 12, 6-11 p.m., Riverside Event Center, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $45/advance, $50/door, includes heavy appetizers and two drink tickets. (509) 835-5211.

St. Joseph Family Center Partners In Hope - An afternoon of entertainment, dining and silent auction to benefit the St. Joseph Family Center which offers provides counseling, healing arts and spirituality. Sept. 14, 3 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N Superior. $60. (509) 483-6495.

Appetite for Conservation: Saving Land and Room for Dessert - Join Inland Northwest Land Trust in celebrating the bounty of Eastern Washington and North Idaho farms and ranches while helping protect lands at this farm-to-table event. Sept. 14, 4 p.m., Dix Farm. $75. (509) 328- 2939.

Refugee Connections Spokane Fundraiser and Auction - Refugee Connections Spokane is hosting its annual fundraiser and the goal is to help aid in the long-term resettlement of refugees in the Spokane community, through collaborative projects with local organizations. Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m., Hamilton Studio, 1427 W. Dean Ave. $25. (509) 209-2384.

Lilac City Fairy Tales: Music and Literature from Local Muses - Featuring original songs and tales from some of the brightest artistic talent in our region with seven published, award-winning writers, two locally celebrated bands, and a panel of five local arts organizers. The majority of proceeds (75 percent) will go to support the new INK Art Space, which provides workshops and classes in writing, visual art and music for Spokane youth. The remainder of the proceeds will go to The Friends of the Bing. Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $17. (800) 325-SEAT.

Life Services Annual Fundraiser - Keynote speaker is Dr. Ben Carson, world-renowned physician who spoke openly before the president at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013. Raising funds to support the work of Life Services’ iChoice Medical Clinics and Maternity Home in our community. Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100. (509) 327-0701.

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction - Eighth annual event featuring 10 local chefs and 10 local wineries will be combining signature food and wine tasting with the excitement of a live auction and wine raffle. Experience signature cuisines, sip fine wines and bid on unique auction packages prepared by each of the chefs. 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 Sept. 27, Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $150/person. (509) 328-1920.

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