March 19COLTON — The 36th annual Steak and Wine Dinner, Auction and Casino benefit begins at 5 p.m. March 19 at the Colton Gun Club.
Proceeds from the event benefit Guardian Angel-St. Boniface School in Colton.
Dinner is served from 5 to 8 p.m. with a menu featuring an 8-ounce rib-eye steak grilled to preference, salad bar, baked potato, roll, dessert and wine.
The casino, featuring blackjack, dice and other gambling games, will continue from 6 to 11 p.m. A live auction is from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Cost for the evening is $30 and tickets are available by contacting Kay Meyer, event coordinator, at (509) 995-6335. Tickets also may be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2506756 or www.gasbschool.org.
POTLATCH — The 31st annual Potlatch Knights of Columbus Sausage Breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. March 20 at Potlatch Elementary School.
The all-you-can-eat menu features eggs, sausage and pancakes. Apple-smoked sausage also will be for sale and a 50/50 drawing will be held, with proceeds from the event going to the Potlatch High scholarship fund.
Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12 and $20 for an immediate family.
The school is at 510 Elm St.
OROFINO — Jacome Flamenco’s presentation of “Duet,” the final performance of the Clearwater Community Concert Association’s 40th season, is 7 p.m. March 20 at Orofino Junior/Senior High School.
Jacome Flamenco, an internationally acclaimed touring company, was formed in 2003 by Chris Jacome, artistic director and composer, according to a news release. He is one of the premiere flamenco guitarists in the United States, and has written and produced five CDs, as well as a film score.
Lena Jacome, flamenco dancer with the company, has a bachelor’s degree in dance performance and a master’s degree in dance and choreography.
“Duet” features flamenco’s intense rhythms while highlighting the nuances the two artists co-create while collaborating on stage.
Admission is by membership or purchase of a ticket at the door. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students.
MOSCOW — Best-selling author C.J. Box will sign copies of his latest book, “Off the Grid,” at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at BookPeople of Moscow here.
Box is a native of Wyoming and this novel is 16th in his Joe Pickett series. He has worked as a ranch hand, surveyor, fishing guide, a small-town newspaper reporter and editor, according to a news release.
His main character in these novels, Pickett, is a game warden in Wyoming, and this novel is set partially in Wyoming’s 9,300 square miles of high desert called The Red Desert.
BookPeople is at 521 S. Main St.
PULLMAN — “Moon Bears and Elephants,” the next edition of Science Pub, begins at 6 p.m. March 22 at Paradise Creek Brewery here.
Monica Bando lived and worked in mainland China for three years as the senior veterinarian at the Chengdu Bear Rescue Center, and now is pursuing her doctorate at Washington State University. She will be speaking about rare cardiovascular disease in Asiatic black bears as a result of the bile farming industry, according to a news release.
Gretchen Kaufman is a wildlife veterinarian and is a co-founder and president of the board of Veterinary Initiative for Endangered Wildlife. She will speak about her time spent with elephants in Nepal.
The brewery is at 245 S.E. Paradise St. and topics and presenters are arranged by the Palouse Discovery Science Center in Pullman.
Admission is by a suggested donation of $5.
PULLMAN — Ann Marie Yasinitsky, a professor of flute at Washington State University, will give a farewell recital at 8 p.m. March 22 in Bryan Hall Theatre on the WSU campus here.
This will be Yasinitsky’s last recital as a faculty member as she is retiring after 25 years at WSU.
Performing with her is longtime collaborator Gerald Berthiaume, WSU professor of piano.
The program will include a number of her favorite French and American works, including the Sonatas of Francis Poulenc and Robert Mucynski, the Sonatine of Pierre Sancan and “Sixth Sense” composed by her husband, Greg Yasinitsky, director of the School of Music.
She has performed throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, and is principal flutist with the Washington Idaho Symphony.
Cost is $10 for regular price, $5 for seniors and non-WSU students, and WSU students with ID are admitted free.