Good eats and drinks are on the menu this week, including several tasty events aimed at raising money for worthy causes. As a counterbalance to all that gustatory goodness, consider a fun run.
The eighth annual Wine, Whiskers & Wags, a fundraiser to benefit the Lewis-Clark Anmal Shelter in Lewiston, will be Feb. 22 at the Lewiston Elks.
Doors open for the casual evening at 5:30 p.m., and it will feature live and silent auctions, and a variety of wines, spirits, beers and food from the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley. The event is open to those 21 and older.
The evening will conclude with live music by Blue Healer until 10 p.m. The Elks is at 3444 Country Club Drive.
Tickets are $45 and may be purchased online at www.lcshelter.org/events/wine-whiskers-wags-2019-1.
A hand-painted bowl is yours to keep when you attend the 15th annual Soup-port Our Shelters fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the YWCA of Lewiston.
The menu includes a variety of soups to choose from — served in your new bowl — and bread, cookie and beverage. Cost is $25, and advance tickets are available at the YWCA, Rosauers in Lewiston or online at ywcaidaho.org.
The YWCA is at 300 Main St.
A 10th anniversary edition of Lewiston Brewfest will run from 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Nez Perce County Fair pavilion in Lewiston.
The event, open to ages 21 and older, will feature more than 30 beers and ciders, as well as live music and food available for purchase. Cost is $15 regular price, which includes a pint glass and eight taste tokens. A VIP ticket is $20 and gets the holder admission 30 minutes early, a pint glass and 10 taste tokens. Free rides home will be available.
A special preview event the evening of Feb. 22 costs $35 and allows one sample of each beer and a special tasting glass.
Tickets may be purchased at Rosauers in Lewiston, Riverport Brewing Co. in Clarkston and online at lewistonbrewfest.com.
The 13th Annual Red Skirt Scamper 5K Run/Walk, which aims to raise awareness about heart disease, is Feb. 23 with runners and walkers gathering inside the Ross entrance of the Palouse Mall in Moscow. Same-day registration begins at 8:15 a.m., and start time is 9 a.m.
The run is an outdoors, out-and-back route heading north on Sheep Road, with a variety of awards given including for best red dress, best-dressed kid and best-dressed dog.
Registration is free, but donations will be accepted. All funds raised go toward scholarships to Gritman’s Cardiac Rehab program and the Martin Wellness Center. Those wishing to register early may find forms at www.Gritman.org/red, Gritman Therapy Solutions or the Martin Wellness Center. T-shirts will be given to the first 100 registrants.
A chili feed and baked food sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Kamiah Senior Center.
Cost for the chili feed is $5 per person, and the center is at 125 Maple St.
It’s a wonderful world where we can help homeless animals in need by eating pie and soup. The Humane Society of the Palouse plans its annual Soup and Pie lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at the 1912 Center in Moscow.
The cost is $10 per person, and all proceeds go to the Moscow-based organization to help with operating costs. Attendees will have the option of purchasing additional soup and pie. Whole pies may be purchased for $5.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at www.humanesocietyofthepalouse.org/soup-pie.
The 1912 Center is at 412 E. Third St.