H2O Breakfast - Guest speaker is Tom Weisner, mayor of Aurora, Illinois, who will discuss his cities efforts to clean up polluted riverfront areas; implement Green Infrastructure to reduce stormwater runoff, sewer overflow events and nonpoint source pollution; and adopt a Riverfront Vision to guide environmental stewardship and economic development. Spokane Mayor David Condon will showcase Spokane’s Integrated Clean Water Plan, an effort to provide superior environmental results for the Spokane River at an affordable price. Tuesday, 8-10:30 a.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $15.
Jazzed for Justice - Evening of food, drinks, jazz and justice. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Semi-casual cocktail party fundraising event with hors d’oeuvres by London’s Ultimate Catering, local beer and wine by River City Brewing and Whitestone Winery, raffles, and jazz music by Julia Keefe. All proceeds from ticket sales, drink sales, raffles and gifts made at the event go directly to support the work of the Center for Justice. Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Hamilton Studio, 1427 W. Dean Ave. $30, includes appetizers and one drink ticket. Additional drink tickets are $5. (509) 835-5211.
Business Hall of Fame - Hosted by Junior Achievement. We will be inducting Rich Hadley, president and CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated; and Mari and Dave Clack, co-chairs of the Friends of WWAMI/Spokane. The reception and silent auction starts at 5:15 p.m. and the dinner and ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. Call for reservations or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $150/person, $1200/table of eight. (509) 624-7114.
Paula Poundstone - One of the favorite panelists on NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” returns to Spokane. Some of Poundstone’s funniest moments come from talking on-stage with random audience members and gently pointing out the crazy things we all do. Everything’s open for discussion – including politics, current events, family and her 13 cats. Proceeds benefit Spokane Public Radio. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $38-$40. (800) 325-SEAT.
42nd Annual Legacy Gala - “Wish Upon a Star”-themed fundraiser for St. Mary’s Catholic School. Silent auction begins at 5 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m., followed by live auction. Open to the public. Age 21 and older. Register online and view catalog at https://smcsspkn.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/ 2014LegacyGala/tabid/509153/ Default.aspx. Saturday, Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $50/person. (509) 924-4300, ext. 206.
Strut Fashion Show - A three-course meal, fashion show, live music and speakers. A black-tie affair to benefit The Esther Generation, an anti-human trafficking organization. Saturday, 5 p.m., The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $75/balcony seating; $100/floor seating; $150/VIP.