Turnbull Wildlife Refuge Auction - Annual event for the Environmental Education Program, which teaches 8,000 local children each year. Today, 1-4 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $20. (509) 487-3358
Catholic Charities Gala - Reception with drinks and appetizers, dinner and dessert. Benefiting Catholic Charities. Entertainment by 6 Foot Swing. Friday, 6 p.m., Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $75/general, $35/ages 21-30. (509) 358-4250
Heroes on the Runway - A night of food, fun and firefighters sponsored by the Inland Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross. Sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions, and fashion show featuring firefighters modeling casual and outdoor attire from Mountain Gear. May 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $40. (509) 326-3330, Ext. 218
Second-Chance Prom - Sponsored by Cancer Patient Care to give local cancer patients a fighting chance. Live music, dancing, fun, food and prizes. May 15, 8 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $50. (509) 325-SEAT
An Evening in a Child’s Garden of Wishes - Food, wine and an opportunity to visit with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers about education. Fundraiser is for Communities In Schools. May 27, 6-8 p.m., 529 W. Sumner. $150/person. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 413-1436.
Support Local Music Fundraiser - Donate a musical instrument and receive a raffle ticket to win a Porsche Boxter convertible. Instruments will be donated to grade school music programs; half of proceeds will be donated to Coeur d’Alene Eagles. May 30, 8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Eagles, 209 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Raffle tickets $50 each. (208) 625-0996
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” - An evening of chocolate, coffee and comedy to benefit the Goins family’s adoption of two children. June 10, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard Street. $30-$75. (509) 290-4676
Comedian Wanda Sykes - Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood’s prevention and education programs. June 13, 8 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox , 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $45-$125. (509) 624-1200 or (509) 325-SEAT
Stem and Stein - Fifth annual wine and beer tasting to benefit programs of Spokane AIDS Network. June 19, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $40/advance, $45/door. (509) 325-SEAT
Tee Off For Transitions - Golf Scramble benefiting homeless women and children. Featuring Wendy Ward, local resident and LPGA tour member. June 19, Indian Canyon Golf Course, 4304 W. West Drive. $125. (509) 328-6702
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