This week we’ll close the door on cold February and welcome March, which promises the first day of spring. Animals are beginning to wake from hibernation. If you’re feeling like it’s time to get out of the house after a long winter here’s a look at some of the things going on this week around the region the week of Thursday, Feb. 23 through Wednesday, March 1.
CLARKSTON — Tonight is the last night to catch the Clarkston High School drama club production of “Flowers for Algernon.”
Charlie Gordon is the willing victim of a strange experiment in this heartfelt science-fiction tale. As a developmentally disabled man he has the opportunity to undergo a surgical procedure that will dramatically increase his mental capabilities.
Showtime is at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium. Admission is $10 adults and $7 students and seniors.
LEWISTON — The Price is Right Downtown will recreate the classic TV game show “The Price is Right” Friday night with prizes and games at the Red Lion Hotel’s Warrior Ballroom.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with the show at 6:30 and an after party from 8:30 to 10 p.m. During the show, contestants will be called from the audience to bid and play for prizes. Two will make it to the Showcase Showdown for a chance to win a Showcase Prize Package.
The Katz Band will play at the after party. There will be dancing and another opportunity to try games from the show to win gift cards and drink tickets.
Tickets are $50 each or $350 for a table for eight and are available online. Discounted room rates are available for ticket holders. The event is a fundraiser for Beautiful Downtown Lewiston.
Kids ages 4 to 9 are invited to Try Hockey for Free Day events Saturday in Lewiston and Moscow.
Groups across the nation participate in the annual USA Hockey event that introduces youth to the sport. No previous hockey or ice skating experience necessary. Those interested should pre-register with coordinators as equipment is limited. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly.
The event is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the LC Ice Arena, 1521 Sixth Ave., North, Lewiston. It’s sponsored by the arena and the Lewis Clark Amateur Hockey Association and people can pre-register at tryhockeyforfree.com/7457. More information is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting the arena at (208) 798-7845.
In Moscow the event is from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Palouse Ice Rink, 1021 Harold St. Pre-registration and more information is available by emailing email@example.com or calling (509) 339-5695.
CRAIGMONT – The Prairie Imperial Bowl Beer Tasting is from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the community owned bowling center at 107 W. Main St.
The event features six beers and five tastes for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Beer is crafted by Trestle Brewing Company of Ferdinand and Woody’s of Craigmont. There will also be a silent auction, gun board and gun raffle. Brats and sausages will be available. Proceeds will go toward the center. Tickets are available at Trestle Brewing, Woody’s or the bowling alley.
PULLMAN – People of all ages are invited to learn how to write effective letters to elected representatives and local newspapers from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
The event is sponsored by Palouse ProActive and will be held at the Pioneer Center Barley Room, 240 S.E. Dexter St., Pullman.
Paper, envelopes, stamps, and addresses, as well as letter-writing guides, will be provided. Information about voting records is available on the Palouse ProActive website. Participants are encouraged to write to senators, representatives, or other elected officials at the state or local levels about issues that matter to them.
PULLMAN – One of Ireland’s leading traditional ensembles will perform its “St. Patrick’s Day Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre at Washington State University.
The award-winning group Danú has recorded eight critically acclaimed albums and performed around the globe. Members from counties Waterford, Cork, Dublin and Donegal play ancient and new music on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion and bouzouki, with English and Irish vocals.
Danú’s lead vocalist Nell Ní Chróinin was the youngest person to win Ireland’s prestigious Corn Uí Riada competition for sean-nós (“old style”) singing in 2014.
Reserved seating costs $18 adults, $15 seniors (age 60 and up) and $9 non-WSU students and youth. Tickets are on sale at TicketsWest outlets including Rosauers in Lewiston, online at ticketswest.com, by calling (800) 325-SEAT and in person at WSU’s Beasley Coliseum where free tickets for WSU students are available. The Daggy Hall box office will open two hours before the performance for ticket sales and will-call. Parking will be available without permits or fees in the Daggy Hall parking garage and the Green 2 lot across the street from the hall.