Wag and purr
West Columbia Gorge Humane Society will host “A Tail to Remember,” which will livestream at 4 p.m. Sunday. The program includes a live auction and adoptable cats and dogs. It’s free to watch, but viewers can purchase food and wine from Grains of Wrath ($10 to $32) to enjoy during the event. There will also be an online auction until 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Get complete event details and auction information at wcghs.akaraisin.com/ui/attr2022 or call 360-835-3464.
Hooray for Howard
The Historic Trust resumes its free, in-person Military History Talks from 6:30-8 p.m. tonight at the Red Cross Community Building, 605 Barnes St., Vancouver. Dr. Scott L. Stabler will speak about Gen. Oliver Otis Howard, his service in the Civil War and his contribution to African American empowerment as head of the Freedmen’s Bureau during Reconstruction. Learn more at www.thehistorictrust.com.
Nosh and notes
Say Ciao! Columbia River Taproom and Eatery, 2501 S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver, will offer a buffet dinner and live music with the JT Wise Band from 6-9 p.m. on Friday. The cost is $20 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets online at www.clover.com/online-ordering/say-ciao-vancouver or call 360-448-7111.
Pearson Field Education Center is celebrating National Engineers Week with a focus on aerospace engineering. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, guests of all ages can engineer and launch a paper rocket, investigate a real cube satellite, build a rocket recovery system and learn to track a rocket launch in bad weather conditions. The event is free to attend. Get complete details at www.thehistorictrust.org.
Dancing with the Local Stars returns on Saturday to ilaniCasino Resort, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield, hosted by the Rotary Club of Three Creeks. The eight local “stars” will compete from 5-9 p.m. for the grand championship with funds they’ve raised. Donations to local charity organizations are also encouraged during the event. A panel of four judges will determine the best dancer. Purchase tickets ($85 or $150 for VIP) at www.dancingwiththelocalstars.com.