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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Social calendar

Puttin’ on the Ritz - New Year’s Eve benefit for the Spokane Symphony. Evening of dancing to the sounds of the Master Class Jazz Orchestra, with a champagne toast at midnight. Hosted by the Spokane Symphony Associates. Dec. 31, 9 p.m., the Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. $75/person. (509) 624-1200.

Aaron St. Clair Nicholson in Concert - Acclaimed and versatile singer Nicholson, artistic director of Opera Coeur d’Alene, performs a repertoire that runs from classical to contemporary, along with some opera hits. This intimate setting will be sure to delight audiences of all tastes. Proceeds benefit Opera Coeur d’Alene and the JACC. Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $20/general, $15/students and seniors. (208) 457-8950.

Black & White Ball - The Coeur d’Alene Symphony presents its annual fundraiser. Enjoy socializing and dancing with a live orchestra. Evening of jazz, pop, swing and waltzes performed by members of the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Best Western Coeur d’Alene, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $25. (208) 765-3833.

Woof, Purr & Wine - A fundraising event with dinner and wine for Partners for Pets. Feb. 15, 6-9 p.m., Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N. Stevens St. $30. (509) 869-1572.

Spokane Go Red for Women Luncheon - The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon is a social, informative and passionate event created to raise awareness for cardiovascular diseases while empowering women to take charge of their heart. This luncheon supports efforts to save lives from heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, by sharing knowledge about heart disease prevention and raising money for research and community programs related to women’s heart health. Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $125. (509) 279-7000.

Divino Fashion Runway Show - Opens with Canines on the Catwalks. Proceeds from the show will go to SpokAnimal CARE. Shop, drink, and enjoy entertainment along with exquisite fashions and the most adorable dogs you have ever seen! March 21, 6 p.m., Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada St. $30/advance, $35/door; students $15/advance, $18/door, free/age 5 and younger. (509) 850-0737.