A weekly listing of benefits and other special events.
Healthy Start breakfast
WED First-time event for this organization that provides parenting support and early childhood information. Bob Watt is featured speaker, registration required. 7-8:45 a.m., North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-688-1250).
Multiple sclerosis luncheon
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WED David Lander is guest speaker, registration required. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $125 (206-284-4254, ext. 233, or www.nationalmssociety.org/was).
Starlight families luncheon
THU Benefit for the Starlight-Starbright Children’s Foundation of Washington State, registration required. 11:45 a.m.-1:15 a.m., Red Lion Hotel, 1415 Fifth Ave., Seattle; (425-861-7827, ext. 102, or www.starlight-washington.org).
West Seattle Helpline
THU Annual wine-tasting fundraiser and auction, registration required. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Huling Brothers Auto Center, 4545 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $35-$40 (206-932-2746 or www.westseattlehelpline.org).
Magic Music and Dance
SAT Fundraiser with acoustical guitarist Enrique Henao and flamenco performance by Jacquelinas “Dances of Spain.” For art scholarships for low-income Hispanic students, registration required. 7:30 p.m., University of Washington HUB Auditorium (Student Union Bldg.), Seattle; $18-$35 (800-838-3006 or www.centroculturalha.org).
Pumpkin Push Run
SAT 5K run and 2.5-mile family walk to benefit programs for the homeless at the 45th St. Clinic and Puget Sound Neighborhood Health Centers, registration required. 8 a.m. (registration), 10 a.m. (run start), Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $25-$30 (206-461-6935, ext. 160, or www.psnhc.org).
Black Cat Ball
SAT Benefit for the Purrfect Pals No-Kill Cat Shelter with dinner and auction, registration required. 5 p.m., Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way (Pier 66), Seattle; $100 (360-652-9611, ext. 4, or www.purrfectpals.org).
High Hopes dinner and auction
SAT Northwest Hope & Healing Foundation event with jazz, dinner and auction, proceeds benefit newly diagnosed breast-cancer patients at Swedish Medical Center, registration required. 6 p.m., Columbia Tower Club, 701 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $125 (206-215-2888 or www.nwhopeandhealing.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is three weeks before publication.