I sense a theme of animals, food and fundraisers this week, with books, stage productions and music thrown in for good measure. (Get it? Measure?)Feb. 22
CLARKSTON — The regular Book Night @ Your Library discussion will focus on “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Asotin County Library Annex here.
The annex is at 417 Sycamore St.
LEWISTON — The annual “SOUPport our Shelters 2018” fundraiser will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the YWCA of Lewiston, 300 Main St.
The meal features a variety of soups made by law enforcement officers and firefighters from around the region, and served in a hand-painted bowl. Cost is $25 and advance tickets may be purchased at the YWCA, Rosauers in Lewiston and Banner Bank branches in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.
LEWISTON — The annual fundraiser Wine, Whiskers and Wags is set for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Lewiston Elks.
The 21-and-older event, which benefits the Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter in Lewiston, will feature foods by chefs from the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley. Also planned are live and silent auctions; wine, beer and hard cider; and live music by Blue Healer.
Cost is $45. Advance tickets are available online at http://www.lcshelter.org/get-involved/events/wine-whiskers-wags/.
PULLMAN — The Pullman High School Drama Department will stage the Disney musical “The Little Mermaid” beginning this weekend in the PHS auditorium.
Curtain times are 7 p.m. Feb. 23-24, and March 2 and 3. Matinees also will be staged at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 3.
PHS seniors Samantha and Katherine Allen are twins who will alternate in the title role of Ariel, the young mermaid who yearns for legs to walk on land instead of the tail she uses under the sea.
Other key roles are is played by Will Schlott as Prince Eric and Sawyer Moss as Ursula.
Tickets are $10 regular price and $5 for children and students.
PULLMAN — The 11th annual Fur Ball and Yappy Hour, the annual Whitman County Humane Society fundraiser, begins at 5 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory Event Center here.
Guest speaker for the evening is Reuben Mayes, who played running back for the Washington State University football team, and was named the National Football League’s offensive rookie of the year in 1986, playing for the New Orleans Saints.
This year’s theme is “The Great Catsby and the Barking Twenties” and emcee is Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson. The event also will feature the Parade of Pets, silent and live auctions, and dinner catered by Happy Day Corp.
Cost is $70 and advance tickets may be purchased online at www.whitmanpets.org/furball/.
The event center is at 1825 Schweitzer Drive.
MOSCOW — Boy Scout Troop 326 will raise money with two mealtime fundraisers here Feb. 24.
The troop’s annual Pancake Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Family Center at 618 E. First St. The menu will feature pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee for a cost of $8.
That same afternoon the troop’s annual “Gourmet” Spaghetti Feed will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Family Center. The menu will include pasta with shrimp, white mushroom or meat sauces, garlic bread, salad and drinks. Cub Scouts from Pack 326 will auction homemade cakes throughout dinner.
Cost for the dinner is $10 regular price and $8 for children ages 5 through 12.
LEWISTON — Lewiston Brewfest 2018 will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Nez Perce County Fair pavilion here, 1229 Burrell Ave.
The event will feature tastes of more than 30 beers and ciders, food available for purchase and live music.
Cost is $15 which includes a pint glass and tasting tokens. Advance tickets may be purchased at Rosauers in Lewiston, Riverport Brewing Co. in Clarkston and online at www.lewistonbrewfest.com.
MOSCOW — The Palouse Piano Quartet will give a performance at 4 p.m. Feb. 25 in the University of Idaho’s Haddock Performance Hall here.
The quartet is comprised of Jay Mauchley (UI emeritus piano faculty), Sandy Mauchley (UI emeritus piano faculty), Jeff Savage (Washington State University piano faculty) and Karen Savage (WSU piano faculty).
Cost is $5 regular price, and $3 for students and seniors.
The hall is at Blake and West Sweet avenues.
MOSCOW — A Soup & Pie fundraiser will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at the 1912 Center here.
Cost is $10 per person and money raised will benefit the Humane Society of the Palouse in Moscow.
The center is at 412 E. Third St.
LEWISTON — Flaw, a metal band based in Louisville, Ky., will headline a rock show beginning at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Third Wheel here.
Opening bands will include Blacklight District of Spearfish, S.D., an electronic alternative rock act, and Silent Theory Members of Flaw are Chris Volz, vocals; Rich Brown, guitar; Georges Octobous, drums; and Dan Crisafulli, bass.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for this 21-and-older show. Admission is $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available at the venue, the Sports Edition and the Alibi, all in Lewiston, and online at www.purplepass.com.
The venue is at 1634 Main St.