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. Monday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Manito Golf and Country Club, 5303 S. Hatch Road. $25/person. (509) 458-8733.
“The Pursuit of Happyness” – Screening of the 2006 film starring Will Smith and based on the book of the same name by Christopher Gardner to benefit the Women Helping Women Fund. It chronicles the single father’s path from homelessness to successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and author. Gardner will speak at the Women Helping Women Fund’s luncheon on May 12. Film is Wednesday, 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. Thursday, 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, auction and games. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, 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 dinner, 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. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $100/person, $1,000/table of 10. (509) 473-3390.
Gardeners’ Gala - Spokane Valley Partners Community Gardens spring outreach event and fundraiser featuring live music and a silent auction. The event is being held to raise funds for the construction of a second community garden in the Edgecliff neighborhood and to help fund the backyards garden program. Saturday, 7 p.m., nYne Bistro and Bar, 232 W. Sprague Ave. $25/person, $100/group of five. (509) 927-1153, ext. 34.
“Three Musketeers” - Benefit performance sponsored by the Spokane Shadle-North Lions and the Spokane Valley Lions. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dessert and wine, with the show at 7:30 p.m. and raffle drawing at 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will help with vision and hearing needs for those who can’t afford it, and help additional outreach programs in the community. April 9, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. $25/person, includes dessert. (509) 466-7217.
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! - Seventh annual wine tasting event hosted by the National Association of Women Business Owners and sponsored by Eastern Washington University. Evening features wine from five women-operated wineries, food pairings and beer. 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 to benefit 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. (509) 343-5053.
Spring Fling Champagne Brunch and Silent Auction - Bring your girlfriends for a champagne brunch overlooking the Spokane Falls. All proceeds support local programs and services of the YWCA. April 12, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anthony’s Restaurant, 510 N. Lincoln St. $50. (509) 326-1190.
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, Spokane, Washington. $75/person, $140/pair. (509) 328-1582.