Social Calendar

Blast From The Past - High tea, vintage trunk showing by the Woman’s Club of Spokane, plus Phyllis Stephens as guest speaker on “Gardening Remedies from the Past that Works 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: fcbmama@comcast.net. Saturday, 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. March 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Manito Golf and Country Club, 5303 S. Hatch Road. $25/person. (509) 458-8733.

“The Pursuit of Happyness” Benefit Showing - Benefits the Women Helping Women Fund. The movie is based on a book of the same name by Christopher Gardner, who’s the keynote speaker at this year’s Women Helping Women luncheon. April 3, 7 p.m., Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave. $10. (509) 327-1050.

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.

Mule Deer Foundation Banquet - A fundraising evening that includes dinner, an auction, and games. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. April 5, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $35-$70. (509) 994-5031.

Inland Northwest Alzheimer’s Association Gala “At the Hop” - The 14th Annual Nancy Rockwell Gala and Auction with a 1950s themedinner, live and silent auctions and dancing to ’50s music. Proceeds used for local education and support services that are provided to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. April 5, 5:30 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $100/person, $1000/table of 10. (509) 473-3390.

Ducks Unlimited, Spokane Chapter, Banquet - Dinner, auction and a shotgun raffle. April 10, 5:30 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $35-$75. (509) 435-6450.

NAWBO unCorked! - The local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners is hosting this event, sponsored by Eastern Washington University, featuring wine from five women-operated wineries, food pairings and, for the first time, beer from a local brewery. There will 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.

Chocolate Champagne Gala - 30th annual event, with chocolate tastings, champagne, chocolate martinis, hearty hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, music and dancing. Benefits the Sexual Assault & Family Trauma Response Center. Check-in from 5-6 p.m.; at 6 p.m. is chocolate samplings, champagne and silent auction; 7:30 p.m., bistro steak dinner served; 7:45 p.m. live auction; 10 p.m., live music and dancing in the lounge. April 12, Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $85/person, $170/couple. (509) 343-5053.


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