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An Evening in a Child’s Garden of Wishes - Food, wine and an opportunity to visit with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers about education. Fundraiser for Communities In Schools. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., 529 W. Sumner. $150/person. RSVP to invite@cisspokane.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. Saturday, 8 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Eagles, 209 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Raffle tickets $50 each. (208) 625-0996

“Night of Encouragement” Dinner and Auction - Fundraiser for the U-District Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded to promote health and wellness in area youth. Proceeds will fund free youth fitness camps. Entertainment by Save Lefty. June 5, 6:30 p.m., The Sapphire Room, 1003 E. Trent Ave. $50/person. (509) 458-7686

“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

Grape and Grain 2009 - Featuring more than 20 Northwest wineries and breweries, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres. Presented by the Spokane Advertising Federation, a nonprofit group that raises money for advertising scholarships. June 12, 7-10 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $30/advance, $40/door. (509) 325-0701, www.spokaneadfed.com

Comedian Wanda Sykes - Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood’s prevention and education programs. Contains adult content. June 13, 8 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $45-$125. (509) 624-1200 or (509) 325-SEAT

Rock for the Cure - Benefiting Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day. Featuring Eclectic Approach, HeroShine and Broken Habits. June 13, 7 p.m., The Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. $15/advance, $20/door. (509) 991-3826, (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 - Sixth annual 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

Taste Washington Spokane - More than 100 Washington wineries will be on hand, pouring up to three of their wines, from whites, reds and rosés to dessert wines. June 21, 5-8:30 p.m., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $85. (206) 667-9463, tastewashington.org

12th Annual Golf Classic - To benefit Lilac Services for the Blind. 1 p.m. Shotgun Scramble. July 10, Creek at Qualchan Golf Course. $100/person. Register by June 30. (509) 328-9116

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