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Sun., Aug. 24, 2014, midnight

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. Purchase tickets at dirty-martinis-for-clean-water/. Food and drinks by London’s Ultimate Catering and Dry Fly Distillery and River City Brewing; music by Milonga Trio. Sept. 12, 6-11 p.m., Riverside Event Center, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $45/advance, $50/door, includes appetizers and two drink tickets. (509) 835-5211.

St. Joseph Family Center Partners In Hope - Dinner, cocktails, entertainment and silent and live auctions to benefit St. Joseph Family Center. Sept. 14, 3 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. $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. Music by Big Red Barn, booths featuring beekeepers, gardeners, and artisan bread, wine from Vino!, lager from Orlinson Brewing Co. and food from Beacon Hill. Sept. 14, 4 p.m., Dix Farm. $75. (509) 328- 2939.

Spokane Symphony Opening Night Gala - Featuring a Champagne reception, dinner and auction. Black tie is optional. Sept. 20, 5-7:30 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $150/includes concert ticket; $125/gala only. (509) 464-7076.

Refugee Connections Spokane Fundraiser and Auction - Refugee Connections Spokane is hosting its annual fundraiser to help aid in the 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.

Spokane Symphony After Party - Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and games at Barrister Winery after the 3 p.m. concert that will be held at the Fox. Call to RSVP. Sept. 21, 5-8 p.m., 1213 W. Railroad Ave. Ave. $75/includes concert ticket; $50/gala only. (509) 464-7076.

Lilac City Fairy Tales: Music and Literature from Local Muses - Local writers Sharma Shields, Kris Dinnison, Nance Van Winckel, Laura Read, Brooke Matson, Maya Jewell Zeller and Ellen Welcker will read original short works of no more than 850 words, inspired by the same theme “Magic is normal.” Local musicians are also scheduled to perform at the event and there will be a panel discussion between various arts organizers in Spokane. Proceeds will go to the INK Art Space, which provides arts classes for Spokane youth, and the Friends of the Bing. Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $17. (800) 325-SEAT.

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction - Eighth annual event featuring 10 local chefs and 10 local wineries, as well as live auction and wine raffle. 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 washington. Sept. 27, Red Lion Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $150/person. (509) 328-1920.

Artist Showcase Art Auction - Eighth annual event to benefit the Spokane Valley Arts Council, a nonprofit organization. Live auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Wine, food and music. Dinner buffet with carving station. Purchase tickets at RSVP by Sept. 22. Sept. 27, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $50, includes SVAC membership for a year. (509) 747-0812.

12th Annual Munch & Mingle Gala and Auction: Athenian Nights - A formal dinner with silent and live auctions. Doors open at 3 p.m. and dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Bidding items include various gift baskets and gift certificates. Auction proceeds go to support the Corbin Senior Center. Sept. 27, 3 p.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland. $30/per person in advance, $35/at the door, $215/table of 8, $270/table of 10. (509) 327-1584.


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