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Second Chance Extravaganza Benefit Auction - Silent and live auctions, a catered dinner made with local and organic ingredients by Davenport Chef Elijah Heser, beer, wine and desserts. Proceeds benefit the Faith and Environment Network. Today, 4:30 p.m., St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $35/person, $250/table of eight. (509) 999-1955

“Living a Life of Joy” - Fundraising luncheon featuring Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams (of Robin Williams movie fame), to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $50/minimum donation; student tickets available for $20. (509) 473-6372

Mixing for Mobius - Martinis, dinner and auction with master of ceremonies Mark Peterson from KXLY. Aerial circus by “The Paper Airplane Guy” John Collins. Friday, 6-9 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights. $50/person, $500/table of eight (age 21 and older). (509) 624-KIDS

Bosom Buddies - Fundraiser by Pend Oreille Players Association and the Newport Hospital Foundation as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dinner, entertainment by local performers, and live and silent auctions. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre and Events Center, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. $25/person, $40/couple. Supports mammography services at Newport Hospital and Playhouse programs. (509) 671-3389

Greek Dinner - Greek delicacies, beer and wine, dancing, silent auction. Oct. 10, St. John Orthodox Church, 4718 E. Horsehaven Ave., Post Falls. $25; reservations due Oct. 5. (208) 640-8596, www.stjohnorthodox.org

EWU Libraries Oktoberfest - Annual fundraising dinner and live and silent auctions. This year’s 1950s-oriented theme is Oktoberfest Rockin’ the Library. Oct. 10, 5-10:30 p.m., Eastern Washington University, JFK LIbrary, 816 F St., Cheney. $35/person, $175/reserved table of six. (509) 359-2264

Masquerade Ball - “A Night with the Stars” presented by Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County. With paparazzi on the red carpet, celebrity look-alike contest, gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, and Cher impersonator. Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $75/person, $600/table. (208) 457-9059, www.northidahobgc.org

“Take Action Against Hate” Dinner - The Gonzaga Institute for Action Against Hate’s annual event will honor Holocaust survivor Eva Lassman. The Eva Lassman Award will be issued annually to honor an individual who has committed her or his life to challenge hate. Oct. 13, doors open 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and formal program at 7 p.m., Gonzaga University’s Cataldo Hall Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. $50/person, $400/table of eight, $500/corporate sponsorship. Proceeds benefit the institute. (509) 313-3665

“A Century of Breaking Barriers” - 100-year anniversary celebration of the Spokane Branch of the American Association of University Women, with Carolyn Garfein, national AAUW president. Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m., Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $25, includes luncheon; prepaid reservations required by Oct. 10. (509) 534-1696

Brian Crain Concert - With cellist David Hunt and pianist David Nevue, to benefit Children’s Village. Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. $20. (208) 667-1189

“Mask Your Aid” Benefit - Fundraiser for Communities In Schools of Spokane County. Masks provided. Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $25/person, $250/table. (509) 413-1436

Pumpkin Ball - Black-tie fundraising gala to benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery and the Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Gourmet dining, exquisite wines, fairytale photo opportunities, dancing, live music. Pumpkin-carving competition between teams of local physicians and business leaders. Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $150/person. (509) 535-3155, www.thepumpkinball.org

YWCA Women of Achievement Luncheon – Celebrating the contributions of community members in the areas of arts and culture, professional, community service and racial justice; a high school senior is also recognized for his/her accomplishments. This year’s guest speaker is Alison Levine, team captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition. Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $125; reservations requested. All proceeds support YWCA programs and services. (509) 789-9305

Hope House Celebrity Fashion Show and Luncheon - 11th annual event. Oct. 30, 11 a.m., wine tasting and auction; noon, luncheon and fashion show. Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Blvd. $40/person, $300/table of eight. (509) 624-2378

Epicurean Delight - 28th annual event features food and drink from local restaurants, wineries and microbreweries. Proceeds benefit the Inland Northwest Blood Center. Nov. 6, social hour and wine tasting 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., dancing 9:30 p.m. Spokane Convention Center, Group Health Exhibit Halls, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $150. (509) 624-0151

YMCA Camp Reed Benefit - Nov. 14, social and silent auction at 5 p.m., dinner and live auction at 7:30 p.m. Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $75/person, $750/table. (509) 720-5630

Spokane Cork and Keg Festival - Sample more than 100 wines and 30 handcrafted beers from the Northwest and beyond, with hors d’oeuvres prepared by chef Curtis Smith and the Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College. Silent auction and wine store. Nov. 21, 7-10 p.m. Mirabeau Park Hotel, Sullivan Road at I-90, Spokane Valley. $45. (509) 467-7744

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