A weekly listing of benefits and other special events.

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Dec. 31-Jan. 6

Putnam Foundation auction

DEC 31 Gala and auction for its work helping children and communities by improving and providing access to youth sports programs in the Pacific Northwest, registration required. Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine St., Seattle, $100 (206-774-1234 or www.putnamfoundation.org)

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Bailey-Boushay benefit

JAN 14 Fundraiser to help provide care to people with HIV, features a multicourse meal prepared by Northwest chefs, registration required. 5 p.m., Bell Harbor International Conference Center (Pier 66), 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle, $175 (206-223-7504 or www.virginiamason.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.