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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. Monday, 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. Wednesday, 6 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $38. www.

St. Charles School Auction - Silent auction followed by dinner and live auction. Friday, 5:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $40. (509) 327-9575

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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza, Coeur d’Alene. $45/advance, $50/at the door, available at St. Vincent de Paul, The Coeur d’Alene Resort, STCU Post Falls and Hayden branches and at (208) 676-0917

11th Annual Oscar Night Gala - Sponsored by Spokane AIDS Network. Silent auction, formal attire recommended. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., live Academy Awards telecast at 5:30, elegant plated dinner at 6:30. Next Sunday, Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $125/person. (509) 455-8993

“No, No, Nanette” Special Performance - Musical featuring the hits “Tea for Two” and “I Want to Be Happy.” Fundraiser for Southside Senior Activity and Community Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. with food and wine, general seating at 7. Feb. 25, Spokane Civic Theatre, Firth J. Chew Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. $40. (509) 325-2507

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, chocolate sampling and hors d’oeuvres including a pasta station, roast beef and turkey, grilled vegetables and fruit; 6:30-10, silent auction; 8-9, live auction; 9-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 daycare 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, and a 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., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $100. (509) 473-3390,

Big Horn Foundation Auction and Dinner - Raising funds for youth education in wildlife conservation. Tickets include entry into the Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show, presented by the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council. March 21, 4 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, Havana at Broadway, Spokane Valley. $25. (509) 487-8552

Breakfast of Champions - Third annual event presented by The Chase Youth Foundation, celebrating the commission’s accomplishments, honoring champions of youth and raising funds for local youth programs. Guest speaker Marguerite W. Dondracke, president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance. April 16, 7-8:30 a.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $35.

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