A weekly listing of benefits and other special events.

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Oct. 8-14

FareStart Night on the Town Auction

SUN Dinner by top local chefs with auction to benefit FareStart programs that support job training and placement for homeless men, women and youth, registration required. 5-9:30 p.m., Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine St., Seattle; $200-$300 (206-267-6223 or www.farestart.org).

Global Partnerships benefit

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TUE Proceeds to go to microfinance and advocacy programs to relieve global poverty, registration required. 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $50-$250 (206-652-8717 or www.globalpartnerships.org).

Pete Gross House luncheon

TUE Benefiting the Family Assistance Fund, which supports families staying at Pete Gross House and others receiving treatment at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, registration required. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Qwest Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; free, donations requested (206-667-5189 or www.fhcrc.org/pghl).

Plymouth Housing Group luncheon

TUE Malcolm Gladwell is the keynote speaker at this fundraiser supporting the group’s Building Hope Capital Campaign, registration required. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $100 (206-267-4723 or www.plymouthhousing.org).

Atlantic Street Center breakfast

WED Fundraiser for programs helping local underprivileged youth. Derek Sparks is keynote speaker, registration required. 7-8:45 a.m., Qwest Field (West Club Lounge), 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $150 suggested donation (206-329-2050, ext. 127, or www.atlanticstreet.org/events.html).

Heart-to-Heart with Dr. Oz

THU Luncheon fundraiser for the Northwest Hospital Foundation with Dr. Mehmet Oz as speaker, registration required. Noon-1:30 p.m., Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $150 (206-368-5945 or www.nwhfoundation.org).

Pilchuck glass school auction

FRI Black-tie dinner with glass art pieces auctioned, registration required. 5 p.m., Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $250-$2500 (206-621-8422, ext. 44, or www.pilchuck.com).

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk

OCT 15 Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Noncompetitive 5-mile walk, walkers are urged to raise funds before the event. 8:30 a.m. (registration), 9 a.m. (walk), Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (425-741-8949 or www.cancer.org).

Calendar items can be faxed, 206-464-2239, mailed to Christopher Taylor, Benefits Calendar, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111, or e-mailed to benefitscalendar@seattletimes.com. Deadline is three weeks before publication.