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Auction, tasting event to benefit Second Harvest

The 10th annual Taking a Bite Out of Hunger will be May 19 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Spokane Veterans Arena. The food and beverage tasting event and auction is a fund-raiser for the Second Harvest Food Bank, a nonprofit organization working toward alleviating hunger and poverty in the Inland Northwest.

Auction items include an overnight stay at the restored Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla; a Columbia and Snake River cruise for two; a Seattle getaway package for two with box seats to a Mariners game; Washington wines (including a three-liter bottle of Maryhill Syrah signed by the winemaker); a pair of running shoes signed by Bloomsday founder Don Kardong; autographed novels by Michael Connelly, Janet Evanovich, Catherine Coulter and Ken Follett; and a part in, and opportunity to hang with the stars of, an upcoming North by Northwest film.

Tickets are $50 per person. For reservations, call 534-6678, ext. 233, or visit

Lung association breakfast

In celebration of the American Lung Association’s 100th anniversary, a fund-raising breakfast will be held on Wednesday.

The meal will be served at the Red Lion Inn at the Park from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

The American Lung Association has been a leader in preventing lung disease and promoting lung health by fighting bad air, tobacco use and asthma.

Reservations must be made by calling 325-6516.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Idaho will host its Bowl For Kids’ Sake event May 20 to 22. Teams of five are asked to raise $500 through pledges from friends and family.

The event will take place at Sunset Bowling Center, 202 W. Sunset Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Sessions are available Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.; Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m.; and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 4:40 to 6:30 p.m.

Teams may sign up by visiting or by calling (208) 667-0975.

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