A weekly listing of benefits and other special events.

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Sept. 24-Oct. 1

Northwest Center luncheon

THU Annual “Golden Hearts” luncheon to benefit its programs for children and adults. Dino Rossi is keynote speaker; registration required. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sheraton Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $125 suggested gift amount (206-378-6379 or www.nwcenter.org).

Helping Hands for the Disabled auction

FRI Fundraiser with more than 200 items for sale; registration required. 5 p.m., Embassy Suites Hotel, 3225 158th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; $40 (425-644-4344 or www.hhftd.org).

Seasons of Life luncheon

and health fair

FRI Annual event with proceeds benefiting autoimmune disease research at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason; registration required. 10 a.m., Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $75 (206-223-7504 or www.virginiamason.org).

Green gala and auction

SAT Seattle Youth Garden Works fundraiser to help the homeless and underserved youth through garden-based education and employment; registration required. 5 p.m. silent auction, 7 p.m. dinner and live auction, Mountaineers Building, 300 Third Ave. W., Seattle; $75-$125 (206-632-0352 or www.sygw.org).

America’s Walk for Diabetes

SAT Event to help raise money to prevent and cure diabetes. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk start, Qwest Field, 800 Occidental Ave S., Seattle; (206-282-4616 or www.diabetes.org/walk).

Walk-a-thon to prevent domestic violence

SAT Fundraiser to support prevention efforts and services for families experiencing domestic violence in South King County, registration required. 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. start, Starfire Sports, 14800 Starfire Way, Tukwila; $10 registration fee (253-850-5927, ext. 3, or www.sosdomesticviolence.com).

Quest for Treasure Island auction

OCT 1 Afternoon fundraiser with auctions and dinner to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 1-5 p.m., Red Crane Restaurant at Club Hollywood, 16716 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; $35 (206-715-0479 or www.leukemia-lymphoma.org).