A weekly listing of benefits and other special events.

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Nov. 5-11

Soaring Dragon celebration

TODAY Dinner and auction of art, travel and cultural items; proceeds benefit the Seattle Chinese Garden, registration required. 4-8 p.m., Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way (Pier 66), Seattle; $150 (206-282-8040 or www.seattlechinesegarden.org).

Kirkland PACE Race

TODAY Event to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Activities include a 5K run or walk, one-mile fitness walk, kids’ activities and post party, registration required. 7 a.m. registration start, 9 a.m. race start, Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza, Kirkland; $15-$30 (www.pacerace.org).

Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts

TODAY Event to benefit the Cornish College of the Arts Scholarship Fund with dinner and performances by faculty, alumni and students, registration required. 5:30 p.m., Seattle Sheraton Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $250-$1,000 (206-726-5064 or www.cornish.edu/celebrates).

Artisans festival

TUE Benefit for Seattle Children’s Hospital includes juried artisans and raffle, registration required. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Meridian Valley Country Club, 24830 136th S.E., Kent; free admission (253-333-6966).

Legacy club luncheon

WED Benefit for the Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation. John O’Donohue is the featured speaker, registration required. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $125 suggested donation (206-938-6242 or www.providence.org/ long_term_care/mount_st_vincent).

Art of hospitality

THU Event includes a silent auction and art sale by Seattle hospitality employees, with proceeds going to the John Muir Elementary School Arts Program, registration required. 4-8 p.m., Mayflower Park Hotel, 405 Olive Way, Seattle; free admission (206-382-6991).

The Promise of Tomorrow

THU Fundraiser for the Art With Heart organization that helps empower youth in crisis through creativity, registration required. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Columbia Tower Club, 701 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $100 (206-362-4047 or www.artwithheart.org).

Holiday fair

SAT Kirkland Interfaith Network sponsored fundraiser for local organizations. Visitors can purchase a gift item such as a blanket to help a refugee. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 105 State St., Kirkland; (425-273-6123).

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.