Celebrate your city, whiskers and wine and other events

Unity in the Community
Head to Riverfront Park for the region's largest annual multicultural family event, which offers free school supplies and bike helmets to kids in kindergarten through 8th grade (children must be present; available while supplies last). Other events include the Cultural Village, live performances and entertainment, a career and education fair, youth fun zone, health fair, senior resources and general vendors. Sat, Aug. 17 from 10 am-4 pm. Free. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard. nwunity.org

Whiskers & Wine (and Suds!)
This annual event celebrates and supports Partners for Pets, a nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals in Spokane County. On the evening's schedule is a dinner buffet with wine and beer, a silent auction and more. Funds raised help offset the cost of veterinary fees and maintaining the rescue's cat adoption center in Spokane Valley. Sat, Aug. 24 at 5:30 pm. $25-$30. Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. partnersforpets.org/whiskers

Evening en Blanc

Wear all white if you go to this outdoor fundraiser fete, with food, wine and champagne at a pop-up dining event in Spokane’s Kendall Yards neighborhood. The annual fundraiser benefits Project Beauty Share, a local nonprofit that collects and redistributes personal hygiene, cosmetics and beauty products to local organizations helping women and their families overcoming abuse, homelessness, addiction or poverty. Sun, Aug. 25 from 4-7 pm. $100/person. Kendall Yards Business District, 1335 W. Summit Pkwy. projectbeautyshare.org/evening-en-blanc

YWCA Women of Achievement Luncheon

For this year’s 37th annual awards luncheon and keynote address, the YWCA of Spokane hosts guest speaker Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who presided over the USA Gymnastics Team sex abuse trial of Larry Nassar. Judge Aquilina was praised for allowing every woman who accused Nassar of sexual assault to face him in court. The event also honors 2019 award recipients, raises funds for the YWCA and brings awareness to the issue of domestic abuse. Fri, Oct. 11 at 11:30 am. $125; $75 for young women in high school. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. ywcaspokane.org/woa2019


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Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...