There are a number of nonprofit organizations holding events in the next week. Take a look and decide which ones pique your interest. More events can be found in the calendar.Feb. 1
Clarkston’s Valley Art Center plans a special February “Heart for Art” fundraiser with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 1.
More than 30 artists from around the region are participating in the exhibit and sale by providing more than 300 5-inch-by-7-inch pieces of original, unframed art. Price for each is set at $40, with proceeds to benefit the nonprofit center.
Julie Hartwig, manager of the Shop at the Barn, and a member of the board of directors at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown, will be at the opening with frames for purchase. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served. Purchasers may take their works with them, and payment may be made by cash, check or credit card.
The show will continue through Feb. 23 at the gallery, 842 Sixth St. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
“Dirt and Diamonds” is the theme of the 12th annual American Legion “Steak Out,” planned Feb. 2 in the Nez Perce County Fair Pavilion in Lewiston.
The event is a fundraiser to benefit the Lewis-Clark American Legion Baseball teams, the Twins and the Cubs.
The event kicks off with a social hour at 5 p.m. featuring a no-host bar. Dinner will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. with a menu featuring steak, baked potato, salad, baked beans, roll and dessert. Dancing to DJ-provided music will be from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. A silent auction also will take place during the evening.
The cost is $25 for singles and $40 for couples. Tickets may be purchased at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union or Les Schwab Tire Center.
The fair pavilion is at 1229 Burrell Ave.
Break out your Roaring ’20s garb because “The Great Gatsby” is the theme of Kappa Kappa Psi’s second annual Big Band Bash Feb. 2 at the Ensminger Pavilion on the Pullman campus of Washington State University.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the family friendly swing dance event, and lessons by members of the Palouse Swing Devils will begin at 6 p.m. The WSU Jazz Band II will begin playing at 7 p.m., and Jazz Band I will play from 8 to 10 p.m.
Food and drink will be available for purchase, and a silent auction will be featured with 100 percent of the auction proceeds going to the jazz bands.
Admission will be $10 regular price and $5 for students, and payment may be made by cash, card, and Venmo.
The pavilion is at 455 Lincoln Drive.
The annual Cruise the World event, showcasing the University of Idaho International Program, will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the Moscow campus.
The culture, food and music of approximately 30 countries will be represented at the free event by UI international students, faculty and staff. Cultural performances will be given about once an hour, with students performing traditional dances and songs as well as demonstrating other activities from their home counties, according to a news release. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
Cruise the World is an annual event that gives campus and community members the opportunity to experience different cultures while visiting the various country booths.
The small Idaho County town of Clearwater will be the site for two annual fundraising events Feb. 3: a breakfast and a bazaar.
The annual Ground Hog Day Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the IOOF Hall in Clearwater. Cost is $8.
The annual Clearwater Grange Bazaar and Yard sale will be open from 9 a.m.. to 3 p.m. in the Grange hall. Proceeds from the sale will go toward Clearwater Grange Hall maintenance.
An advance look at the 2019 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho will be the topic of a talk by Josh Skinner, festival manager, during a public discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at the 1912 Center in Moscow.
Skinner will talk about what’s new and the musical lineup for this year’s festival at the League of Women Voters of Moscow forum. The festival is Feb. 22 and 23 at the UI Lionel Hampton School of Music in Moscow.
Skinner holds a doctorate in double bass performance from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
The center is at 412 E. Third St.