Nov. 14LENORE — John Fisher of Arrow Junction will give a talk titled “Lewis & Clark: International Drug Dealers” at 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Lenore Community Center.
Fisher is a retired high school teacher and a Lewis & Clark historian. The talk will feature his interpretation of Corps of Discovery members bartering with the Indian tribes they encountered on their journey.
The community center is at 37950 U.S. Highway 12.
CLARKSTON — “Love Barbershop Style,” a concert featuring a variety of a cappella, four-part harmony groups, will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Clarkston High School auditorium.
The concert will be headlined by the Inland Harmony Chorus based in Genesee and a member of Sweet Adelines International women’s barbershop harmony organization. The group draws members from the quad-cities region.
Other groups performing at the concert include CODA Quartet from Portland, Ore., the Palouse Harmony Chorus, the ROMEOS and the Sons of Dave. Fred Fickenworth of Lewiston will be host for the evening.
Tickets are $8 and available at BookPeople of Moscow, Owl Southway Pharmacy in Lewiston and at the door.
Following the show, a free Afterglow party will take place at Clarkston’s Quality Inn. It offers attendees an opportunity to try some barbershop harmonizing.
The school is at 401 Chestnut St.
COLTON — The 15th annual Wine and Brew Tasting is from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Guardian Angel-St. Boniface School here. The event is a fundraiser with proceeds going to the school.
The evening will features Northwest wines, microbrews, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a dollar auction and a silent auction. Admission includes six tastes of wines or three microbrews.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling (509) 229-3579, emailing GASBschool@colton-wa.com or online at gasbschool.org.
The school is at 306 Steptoe St.
POTLATCH — Red, White, & Brew, a beer and wine tasting benefit, will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Log Cabin here, 745 Sixth St.
The event features wine and beer tastings, hors d’oeuvres and a dollar auction.
Tickets are $15 and are available at PS Espresso, Junction Lumber and U.S. Bank in Potlatch.
Proceeds will benefit the Potlatch Landing and Potlatch Community Days Events.
LEWISTON — “An Afternoon of Music” is the name of the Lewis-Clark Community Concert Band program scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Lewiston High School auditorium.
Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
The high school is at 1114 Ninth Ave.
PULLMAN — A free reading and book signing by Chinese-American poet and author Alex Kuo will be at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in Room 21 of Goertzen Hall at Washington State University here.
Kuo, professor emeritus of creative writing at WSU, is the recipient of three awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and has held a Fulbright and other professorships. His collection “Lipstick and Other Stories” won the American Book Award in 2002.
The author will read from his new novel, “shanghai. shanghai. shanghai,” and collection of poems, “Meeting Words at the Gate,” at WSU.
PULLMAN — The premiere of a faculty composition and a variety of faculty arrangements will highlight a concert by Jazz Northwest at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in Kimbrough Hall at Washington State University here.
A new composition, “Freddie,” by WSU School of Music director Gregory Yasinitsky will be premiered.
Jazz Northwest is directed by Frederick “Dave” Snider and will play compositions from the CTI Records (Creed Taylor Incorporated) catalog, founded in 1967 by producer/A&R manager Creed Taylor.
Featured soloists will be Snider, string bass and electric bass; Yasinitsky, saxophones; David Turnbull, trumpet; David Jarvis, drums; David Hagelganz, tenor saxophone; Brian Ward, piano; and Bradley Ard, guitars.
WSU students with ID are admitted free. Regular price is $10 and cost is $5 for those age 60 and older and non-WSU students. Tickets are available in the lobby 30 minutes before the concert.
Proceeds from this Faculty Artist Series concert benefits student scholarships.