CD Release Party - Champagne reception with cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Lara Downes. Sunday, 6-7:30 p.m., Luna Garden Room, 5620 S. Perry St. $50/person, includes autographed “Some Other Time” CD. (800) 325-SEAT.
Taste Spokane 2014 - An evening of live music, great food and adult beverages to benefit Wishing Star. Last year, more than $25,000 was raised to grant wishes and change lives. Friday, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $35. (509) 744-3411.
Divino Fashion Runway Show - Shop, drink and enjoy entertainment along with exquisite fashions and the most adorable dogs you have ever seen at this benefit for SpokAnimal. March 21, 6 p.m., Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada St. $30/advance, $35/door; students $15/advance, $18/door, free/age five and younger. (509) 850-0737.
Blast From The Past - High tea, vintage trunk showing by the Woman’s Club of Spokane, plus local radio and TV gardening personality Phyllis Stephens as guest speaker on “Gardening Remedies from the Past that Work Today.” Sponsored by Inland Empire District of WA Garden Clubs. Fundraiser event benefits horticulture scholarships. For tickets or reservations, call (509) 921-7670 or email: email@example.com. March 29, 1-3 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5810 S. Meadowlane Road. $20. (509) 523-4063.
Let’s Play for the Symphony - The Spokane Symphony Associates’ Forte Plus Chapter is sponsoring its 24th annual event, a day to play cards or games with a buffet lunch and auction fun. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Symphony. Call to request a registration form. March 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Manito Golf and Country Club, 5303 S. Hatch Road. $25/person. (509) 458-8733.
Cowboy Ball - Third annual event featuring live performance by Kelly Hughes Band. Dance lessons from 5:30-6:45 p.m., live and silent auctions, best Western-dressed contest, food by Texas Roadhouse, beer and wine available. Doors open at 5 p.m. Age 21 and older. April 4, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Building 1, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $30. (208) 772-5471.
NAWBO unCorked! - The local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners is hosting this not-to-miss event, sponsored by Eastern Washington University, featuring wine from Washington women-owned wineries, food and, for the first time, beer from a local brewery. There will also be a silent auction with a portion of proceeds to benefit local nonprofit Transitions. Visit www.nawbonw.org. April 11, 6-9 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $60. (509) 328-6702.
Evening of Elegance for Autism - Join us for dinner, silent and live auctions, live music and Dry Fly whiskey tastings. April 12, 5 p.m., Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, Washington. $75/person, $140/pair. (509) 328-1582.
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