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St. Francis Luncheon - Enjoy a great lunch, pinochle, bridge or bring a board game of your own. You may also attend just for lunch. Make reservations at (509) 466-4260. Today, noon-3 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi, 4420 N. Jefferson St. $6/per person.

Gold Rush 2014 - Fundraiser for Post Falls Senior Center with music by Tuxedo Junction and dinner catered by Texas Roadhouse. Saturday, 5-10 p.m., Greyhound Park and Events Center, 5100 W. Riverbend Road, Post Falls. $25. (208) 773-9582.

Elvis Tribute Dinner Variety Show - Featuring Don Russell as host of the show, Josie Reagan, Jamie White, Ray Sutton and Inez Rahman. Headlining the show is Brad Mitchell. Dinner of prime rib or salmon served at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Presented by Northwest Entertainers. Saturday, 6 p.m., Darcy’s Restaurant, 10502 E. Sprague Ave. $35/dinner; $18/show only. (509) 999-6090.

“24 Hours of Schweitzer” - Sixth annual event with live and silent auctions and an awards dinner to raise funds for cystinosis. The auction-dinner is open to the public and takes place following the all-day, all-night ski event that begins on Friday. The theme for this year’s family-friendly event is “Cowboy Up.” Dinner will feature gourmet barbecue cuisine. The entry fee includes a lift ticket, event T-shirt, participation award, meals, equipment support, sleeping bag accommodations in Lakeview Lodge, hotel discounts at Selkirk Lodge, and one ticket to the auction/awards party. Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint. $45/dinner auction on Saturday; $150 entry fee, plus $100 in pledges for the all-day, all-night ski event on Friday. (208) 610-2131.

Tea Room Open House - Make and enjoy usucha, Japanese powdered green tea, with sweets at the Japanese Cultural Center. Reservations are required. Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mukogawa Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $5. (509) 328-2971.

Cowboy Music and Poetry - A benefit for the Tumtum Community Center will feature old-time Western music, cowboy poetry, and a Western meal. Performers will include poetry by Dick Warwick; songs and poetry by Silver Glenn, George Thomsen and Glen Bair; and songs by Western Reunion and Educated Fellers. Dinner will include home-cooked barbecue pulled pork, baked beans, salad and dessert. Dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. and music at 7. March 29, Tumtum Community Center, 6424 Highway 291, Milepost 18. $12/adults; $9/seniors and children; free/ages 5 and younger. (509) 276-5916.

Silent Auction and Spaghetti Dinner - Beer and wine available for purchase for age 21 and older. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bring a bag of used clothing and be entered in the 50/50 raffle, limit five bags. Benefits the Rogers High School grad night party. March 29, Inland Northwest Wildlife Council Building, 6116 N. Market St. $5. (509) 487-3462.