The weather is unpredictable. You can stick one toe outside to join in a fun run, and scurry back inside for some talks and good eats.

March 16

The penultimate Pullman Winter Market of the season is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16 at the Brelsford Washington State University Visitor Center.

The market features handmade crafts, artisan goods and foods, and seasonal produce. The center is at 150 NE Spring St.

March 16

The annual Seaport Striders St. Patrick’s Day 5K and 10K runs start at 10 a.m. March 16 at Granite Lake Park along the Snake River in Clarkston.

In addition to runners, the race is open to walkers, strollers and leashed dogs as well. Same-day registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the park, 848 Port Way, and cost is $15 for the run, and $30 for a T-shirt while supplies last. Both distances finish at the park, where there will be awards for the top finishers and random drawings for all participants.

Info: www.seaportstriders.com

March 16

The Veterans of Foreign Wars in Orofino will hold its annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Fundraising Dinner beginning at 4 p.m. March 16.

In addition to the featured items, the menu also includes salad, roll, dessert and beverage. A silent auction also will take place during the dinner.

Cost is $10 and proceeds go toward the Harold Kinne VFW Post 3296 building fund.

The hall is at 330 Michigan Ave.

March 16

A community contra dance is planned for the evening of March 16 at Moscow’s 1912 Center.

Dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. and the dance will be from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Irish music band Potatohead will provide the tunes while Logan Creighton of Moscow will do the calling. Potatohead features John Watkinson on whistles; Lisa O’Leary on hammered dulcimer and bodhran; Paul Smith on fiddle; and Dave Roon on flute and bouzouki.

Cost is $6 for Palouse Folklore Society members, $8 for nonmembers, $5 for first-timers and free for children.

The center is at 412 E. Third St.

March 17

Members of the Palouse Country Cowboy Poetry Association will give their spring performance beginning at 2 p.m. March 17 at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown.

The group features about 40 members from around the region and will feature both poets and musicians.
Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and lunch, featuring reuben sandwiches, will be available for purchase. Admission cost is $10.

The barn is at 419 N. Park Way.

March 17

The 34th annual Potlatch Knights of Columbus all-you-can-eat sausage breakfast is from 7 to 11 a.m. March 17 in the Potlatch Elementary School cafeteria.

Cost is $7 regular price, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. A cost of $20 buys breakfast for the immediate family.

The event also will feature 50-50 drawings at the school, 510 Elm St.

March 19

“America is Not a Democracy: The National Woman’s Party, Women’s Suffrage, and Protests” is the title of a talk by Amy Canfield of Lewiston beginning at noon March 19 on the second floor of the Lewiston City Library.

Canfield is a history professor at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.

The library is 411 D St.

March 20

click to enlarge David Bescoter stands by a century old apple tree on an abandoned homestead near Steptoe Butte in 2014.
David Bescoter stands by a century old apple tree on an abandoned homestead near Steptoe Butte in 2014.

“Lost Apples of the Palouse” is the title of a presentation by two apple historians and researchers at 6:30 p.m. March 20 at the Troy Historical Society.

David Benscoter of Chattaroy, Wash., and E.J. Brandt of Troy will discuss the fruits of their research in Troy and Latah and Whitman counties.

The historical society is at 421 S. Main St.

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