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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Spokane District Dental Society Foundation Gala - Fifth annual gala. Friday, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $75. (509) 838-0436.

Hear Me Run Spokane 5K - USATF certified, chip-timed course benefits Spokane HOPE School. Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $30/adults, $17.50/kids 6-12, free for age 5 and younger. (509) 863-7097.

Human Race 5K - The Human Race is a charity fun run/walk benefiting Partners in Health, an international nonprofit organization that delivers health care to poor communities. Saturday, 10 a.m., Gonzaga University School of Law, 721 N Cincinnati St. $20 (includes T-shirt).

Annual Spring Tea - The Women and Children’s Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen’s ninth annual Spring Tea fundraiser. Enjoy a four-course tea and lunch service, silent auction, vintage fashion show, raffle and more. Satuday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $45; $75/VIP. (509) 324-1995, ext. 305.

“Sip, Swirl and Savor” - Multicourse meal prepared by the students of the Spokane Community College’s Inland Northwest Culinary Academy. Throughout the evening, guests have the opportunity to participate in a cork pull raffle to win fabulous wines and bid on live auction items including a Sonoma Valley winemaking experience or a “Pick Your Paradise” vacation getaway. Saturday, 5 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. $140. (509) 434-5069.

April Showers: The Lands Council’s 20th Annual Dinner and Auction - Saturday, 5 p.m., Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $65. (509) 209-2407.

MLK Center Dinner and Silent Auction Benefit - Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $40. (509) 455-8722.

Chocolate and Champagne Gala - All proceeds will benefit the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center of LCSNW. Visit or call Karla at (509) 343-5078 to purchase tickets. Saturday, 6 p.m., Mirabeau Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $85. (509) 343-5078.

Ninth Annual Viva Vino and Brew - This is the major fundraiser for the Hispanic Business/Professional Association Foundation Scholarship Awards. Saturday, 6 p.m., Mukogawa Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $40. (509) 847-5794.

Whitworth Auxiliary Annual Spring Tea and Style - Proceeds benefit Whitworth University students. For tickets, contact Erlene Grosvenor at (509) 466-8225 or Jan George at (509) 238-6878. April 21, 1-3 p.m., Whitworth Presbyterian Church, 312 W. Hawthorne Road. $20.

Night of the Living Divas - Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with a live concert to benefit Holy Names Music Center. Featuring jazz music by Julia Keefe and Heather Villa. There will be wine and desserts starting at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. April 23, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $25. (800) 325-SEAT.

Women of Compassion - Evening with Sandi Patty. Doors open at 6 p.m. for desserts and coffee in the foyer followed by a concert of song and testimony beginning at 7 p.m. to support the ministry of Life Services. April 23, 7 p.m., Turning Point Open Bible Church, 11911 N. Division St. $25. (509) 327-0701.

Reigning Cats and Dogs Auction - The event will include a pet pageant, silent and live auctions, treasure hunt, raffle, and appetizers and desserts. Proceeds from the event go to the SCRAPS Hope Foundation’s Animal Medical Fund. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. April 24, 5:30 p.m., Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $30/advance; $35/door. (509) 477-2984.

13th Annual Cask and Keg Auction - Enjoy a night of fine wine from Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, delicious cuisine and auction fun in support of Spokane Valley Firefighters Benevolent Association. Tickets are available at April 24, 5:30 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. $50. (509) 789-3019.

Triple Play Family FUNdraiser - Three hours of unlimited use of all attractions: bowling, climbing wall, indoor mini golf and laser tag, as well as admittance to Raptor Reef Indoor Waterpark and go-karts. Half of proceeds raised at this event will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane. April 24, 6 p.m., Triple Play, 175 W. Orchard Ave., Hayden. $15. (208) 762-7529.

Wine and Micro Beer Tasting and Auction - Wine, beer, and hors-d’oeuvres will be served during silent and live auctions. Join the Colfax Chamber of Commerce and Colfax businesses in a fun-filled evening of tasting and celebration. Proceeds from the auction support the Chamber. April 24, 6-9 p.m., Hill-Ray Plaza, 801 S. Vista Point Drive, Colfax. $20/advance; $25/at the door; $150/table of eight. (509) 397-3712.