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Go Red for Women Luncheon - Educational breakout sessions on heart disease, inspirational survivor stories, a heart-healthy luncheon and keynote speaker Diana Nyad. Presented by Providence Health Care. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $100. (509) 536-1500

“Love Our Seniors” Wine Tasting and Open House - To benefit Meals on Wheels. Featuring award-winning wines from Lake Crest Winery, hors d’oeuvres and music. Five Gallery of Thum’ artists will be painting throughout the day. Friday, 2-8:30 p.m., Steam Plant Grill, 159 S. Lincoln St. $75. (509) 294-9234, (509) 747-8190

Sweethearts Ball - Presenting the big-band sounds of Tuxedo Junction. Date attire recommended, no-host bar, free hors d’oeuvres. Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Greyhound Park and Events Center at Riverbend, Post Falls. $10/person, $80/reserved table for eight; buy tickets at River City Barbering, Washington Trust Bank or Mountain West Bank. (208) 777-0596 or (208) 773-6872

Works From the Heart Contemporary Art Auction - 24th annual event with food, beverages and more than 100 pieces of artwork by regional artists. Presented by Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Saturday, 5 p.m., Spokane Masonic Center, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $75/person, $850/table of eight. (509) 456-3931

IEL (Institute for Extended Learning) Bowl for Literacy - Proceeds benefit the CCS Foundation Basic Skills Scholarship fund, which pays for GED students’ tuition and testing fees. Play three games with prizes for best team uniform, best team and best individual scores. Feb. 16, noon. North Bowl, 125 W. Sinto Ave. $125/team of five, or sign up to be placed on a team for $30. (509) 533-4632

Slow Food Spokane River Dinner and Keynote Presentation - Featuring sustainable farmer, photographer and “Fields of Plenty” author Michael Ableman. A three-course meal will be served. Feb. 18. 6 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $38/person; ticket purchase required by Thursday. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/54545

“An Evening with the Winemaker” - Hosted by the Manito Golf and Country Club. Enjoy a classic dinner including pâté, garden greens, cassoulet and dessert, with wines of Southern France presented by John Allen of Vino. Live entertainment, silent and live auctions. Feb. 21, 6 p.m., Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $100 per person ($60 tax-deductible). (509) 325-5451

Art on the Edge mARTi Gras and Cajun Cookoff - 11th annual event featuring 11 chefs who will create a variety of Cajun fare, followed by a traditional New Orleans parade through the plaza, the crowning of the mARTi Gras King and Queen, live music, dancing, raffles and a live and silent auction. Feb. 21, 6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza, Coeur d’Alene. $45/advance, $50/at the door, available at St. Vincent DePaul, The Coeur d’Alene Resort, STCU Post Falls and Hayden branches and at artontheedge.org.. (208) 676-0917

25th Annual Chocolate and Champagne Gala - Live and silent auctions, coffee samplings, hors d’oeuvres and dancing. Presented by Our Daily Bread. 6 p.m., early registration; 6:30-9 p.m., chocolate sampling and hors d’oeuvres including a pasta station, roast beef and turkey, displays of grilled vegetables and fruit; 6:30-10 p.m., silent auction; 8-9 p.m., live auction; 9 p.m.-midnight, dancing. Feb. 27, Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $50. (509) 343-5053

Spokane Alumni Panhellenic Scholarship Benefit Luncheon - With guest speaker Cheryl-Anne Millsap, editor of Spokane Metro Magazine, and a silent auction. Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Commons, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $20. (509) 747-0760

HOME Fundraiser Tea - Hosted by the Home Advisory Board, H.O.M.E. students and the EWU Women’s Studies. H.O.M.E. is a scholarship program to help low-income, continuing, undergraduate, graduate, or incoming students pay for day-care expenses. March 4, 2-4 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Monroe Hall, Room 205, second floor lounge, Cheney. $20/advance, $25/door. RSVP with a check to EWU, Women’s Studies Center, 207 Monroe, Cheney, WA 99004. (509) 359-2898

13th Annual Wine Stein and Dine - Raises funds for creative classroom teaching grants in the Post Falls School District. March 7, 7-10 p.m., Greyhound Park and Events Center, Post Falls. $45/advance, $60/door. (208) 661-7225

Alzheimer’s Association Gala and Auction - Black tie-optional affair with elegant dinner and live entertainment by The Carruthers, silent auction. All proceeds go toward support services for families and loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. March 20, 5:30 p.m., Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $100. (509) 473-3390, www.Alz.org/inlandnorthwest

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