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“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 provided by Save Lefty. Friday, 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,

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. Taste Washington has it all. June 21, 5-8:30 p.m., the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $85. (206) 667-9463,

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