July 13, 2014 in Features

Social calendar

 

Benefits/Fund-raisers

17th Annual Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour - Presented by the Coeur d’Alene Garden Club, featuring five beautiful and diverse gardens both large and small, live music in each garden and artists with garden-related items for sale. Proceeds benefit local charities and community college scholarships. Today, 11 a.m., 5947 Belleville Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $15/advance tickets; $17/tour day tickets. (208) 664-0987.

Mozart on a Summer’s Eve - Tuesday-Wednesday. 24th annual event. “Moonlight, Sonatas and Songs,” presented by Connoisseur Concerts, directed by Verne Windham, with soprano Phoebe MacRae, cellist Zuill Bailey and classical guitarist David Leisner. Performances 7 p.m. each evening. Ticket holders are invited to arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. to picnic at their reserved table. Dinner may also be ordered directly from Luna, at (509) 448-2383, for delivery to the park at 5:30 p.m. This service is available for reserved table seating only. Manito Park, on the lawn east of Duncan Gardens, 4 W. 21st Ave., just off Tekoa St. $10/lawn (bring blankets or chairs); table seating sold out. (800) 325-SEAT.

Art for the Animals Exhibition and Auction - A benefit for River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary. Enjoy a tour of the sanctuary and meet the animals, including horses, pot belly pigs, rabbits and goats. Self-guided tours are from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Enjoy beverages, vegan snacks and live music. Auction items will be on display for a silent bidding auction beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by live auction at 7:30 p.m. Artwork includes jewelry, metal work, paintings, drawings, ceramics and textiles from regional and national artists. Featuring the musical talents of Angela Marie Project, Kathleen Cavender and Greg Loewen, and Carpal Tunnel Trans-Blues Band. All proceeds will go to: feed, hay, veterinary expenses, farrier, litter, bedding and Humane Education Program. Friday, 4:30 p.m., 11511 W. Garfield Road. $10. (509) 951-3650.

Wags to Riches Gala Auction - A fundraising event to benefit SpokAnimal CARE with professional auctioneer Kip Toner assisted by KREM 2’s Laura Papetti and Dana Haynes. The event will feature a four-course dinner from Feast Catering, music from Brent Edstrom, champagne arrival, silent and live auctions. Purchase tickets from SpokAnimal at (509) 534-8133, ext. 209. Friday, 5-10 p.m., Mukogawa Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $80/individual; $150/couple; $600/table of eight.

St. Vincent de Paul’s Steak Fry - Sixth annual event with barbecue steak, fun and dancing to the Kelly Hughes Band and Colby Acuff to support St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Emergency Services. Tickets available at the St. Vincent de Paul HELP Center and the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores or online at www.stvincentdepaulcda.org. Saturday, 5 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $25/person. (208) 416-4717.

Picnic & Silent Auction for Mirror Pond - The Friends of Manito will host a fundraiser to benefit the Mirror Pond Renovation Project. The event will include a catered dinner, live music, silent auction and a no-host beer and wine garden by No-Li Brewhouse. To purchase tickets, visit The Friends of Manito office at 4 W. 21st St.; call (509) 456-8038; or visit http://the-friends-of-manito.myshopify.com. July 20, 5-7:30 p.m., Manito Park, Lower Manito Park at the Rotary Picnic Shelter, 1702 S. Grand Blvd. $30/adults; $10/ages 6-16; free/ages 5 and younger with paid adult.

2014 Monroe Street Pub Crawl - We will be making our way to 10-plus pubs on Monroe Street to raise money for Great Shape! Inc. This is a nonprofit that focuses on humanitarian projects in Jamaica. All proceeds from this event directly benefit families and children in rural Jamaica. Sign up at http://www.monroe streetpubcrawl.com/. July 26, 5 p.m. $25. (970) 275-3210.

“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 their respective divorces. Hilarity ensues as the new roommates discover their living styles are monumentally incompatible. Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 660-2958.


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