A weekly listing of benefits and other special events.

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Nov. 12-18

Washington Wilderness Coalition benefit

THU Dinner and silent auction for this organization that works to preserve and restore wildlife areas in Washington state. Bruce Barcott is guest speaker, registration required. 6-9 p.m., St. Demetrius Hall, 2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle; $50 (206-633-1992 or www.wawild.org).

Christmas bazaar

FRI-SAT The Des Moines Auxiliary of Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center annual event featuring craft items, baked goods and food with proceeds going toward the hospital’s uncompensated care fund. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days, Des Moines United Methodist Church, 22225 Ninth Ave. S., Des Moines (253-854-0892).

Christmas-tree auction

SAT The Auburn Mountainview Booster Club fundraiser, which helps support students at Auburn Mountainview High School. 5-7 p.m. tree lighting and viewing, 7 p.m. live auction, Auburn Mountainview High School, 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn; $2.50-$3.50 (253-630-6641).

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“Sips and Shoes”

NOV 19 Wine tasting and shoe extravaganza to raise money for the WSCFF Burn Foundation. 4-7 p.m., Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine St., Seattle; $35 (206-526-1992 or www.vinolover.com/ Upcomingevents.htm).

Hopelink Turkey Trot

NOV 19 Annual 5K walk to raise money for meals to low-income families, registration required. Noon registration, 1 p.m. walk start, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; $15-$25 (425-869-6029 or www.hope-link.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.