Tom Drake Band to play gig at Uniontown barn

UNIONTOWN - The Tom Drake Band will perform Saturday night at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn.

The Moscow band plays acoustic roots and "Americana hillbilly blues" music, from originals to covers of artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Muddy Waters to Leonard Cohen.

The performance is 7:30 p.m. at the barn, 419 Park Way. Admission is $7 at the door.

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Monastery chapel is site for free concert Sunday

COTTONWOOD - Professional South Carolina musicians Robert and Jill Terhaar Lewis will present a free concert of jazz, classical, religious and traditional music Sunday at the Monastery of St. Gertrude chapel.

Music is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 465 Keuterville Road.

Jill Terhaar Lewis is a Greencreek native and a Metropolitan Opera National Council District winner. Her husband, Robert, is a saxophonist and jazz composer. The concert will also feature local violinist Carletta Allen, vocalist Laurie Karel and flutist Wendy Olin, accompanied by Sister Cecile Marie Uhlorn.

More information is available by calling the monastery at (208) 962-3224.

Western cowboy singer to play in Colfax park

COLFAX - A free concert of Western cowboy music will be presented Tuesday in Schmuck Park here.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. and will feature Hank Cramer, an award-winning folk singer and songwriter from Winthrop, Wash. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on.

A barbecue dinner will be served at 6 p.m., catered by Mike Hayton of the Old Post Office. Cost for the dinner is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

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Small Town Boyz will play at Juliaetta Park

JULIAETTA - The Small Town Boyz will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Juliaetta Park.

The band's free show is part of a community celebration barbeque.

Band members are Dylan Curry and Dakoda White of Kendrick and Patrick Boyer of Harvard.

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Annual Musical Gardens benefits symphony

The Valley League's annual Musical Gardens tour to support the Washington Idaho Symphony is Thursday.

The gala is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at three Lewiston gardens, all featuring hors d'oeuvres and music from symphony members. The three gardens are:

l Home of John and Debbie Taylor, 2020 Broadview Drive

l Home of Larry and Kathy Schroeder, 704 Fourth Ave.

l Home of Brad and Dawn Melton, 3875 Lakeview Drive

Tickets admit ticket-holders to all gardens and are $17 at the gate or $15 in advance. Tickets may be purchased by calling Marie Ormsby at (509) 243-1483, or at Owl Southway or And Books Too, both in Lewiston; Tri-State Owl of Clarkston; or the Book Shoppe of Grangeville.


Annual School Days event set at Flora School

FLORA, Ore. - Pioneer skills and arts of the past will be on display Saturday at School Days at the Flora School Education Center.

The festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's event honors quilters and sewers, including people sewing with treadle machines.

The event features folk artist demonstrations and new this year are rug hooking and silhouette making for children. Food offerings include a Pie Social and a Dutch oven lunch. The country store will be open.

Flora is off Highway 3, 50 miles southwest of the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley. The old schoolhouse has been refurbished and houses a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving old-time skills. A variety of classes, including blacksmithing and quilting, are offered throughout the summer.

More information is available online or by calling (541) 828-7010 or e-mailing

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Folklore society plans contra dance Saturday

The Palouse Folklore Society will hold a contra dance Saturday night at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse.

A covered-dish dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. The dance begins at 8 and music is by Crooked Kilt.

Singles, families and beginners are welcome and all dances are taught. Admission is $5 for members, $7 for non-members and $4 for first-time beginners

The schoolhouse is about eight miles southeast of Moscow. From Moscow on Highway 95, attendees would drive is south about five miles to Eid Road and then turn left onto the gravel road.

Oregon author to sign books at two stores

R. Gregory Nokes, author of "Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon," will sign copies of his book Wednesday in Lewiston and Moscow.

Nokes will sign from 2 to 3 p.m. At Kling's Books, 704 Main St., in Lewiston.

From 4 to 7 p.m. he'll be at BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow where he will present a slide show, answer questions and sign books.

Nokes is a retired Oregonian reporter and editor. He lives in West Linn, Ore.

Magician to perform children's show in Colfax

COLFAX - Magician Jeff Evans will perform at 1 p.m. Thursday at Eells Park here.

The show is part of the Whitman County Library summer reading program. Evans performs more than 250 shows per year for both adults and children.

Art Exhibits

Art guild to hold annual show at White Bird hall

WHITE BIRD - The Salmon River Art Guild will showcase work Saturday at the White Bird Days Art Show.

The free exhibition is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the IOOF hall, 149 River St., as part of White Bird Days. It will feature art in various mediums, including fine art, by guild members. A People's Choice vote will take place and a raffle and door prize will be offered.

Troy gallery will display prints by schoolchildren

TROY - The Greymalkin Gallery here will open "Wild About Animals; A Printmaking Experience" showcasing work by Troy Elementary students in first through fourth grades.

The free showing coincides with the gallery's Artwalk opening from 5 to 7 tonight.

"Wild About Animals" was the theme for a grant written by teachers Carol Espe, Karen Scharnhorst, and Klaire Vogt at the school and funded through the ArtsPowered Schools and the Idaho Commision on the Arts.

The grant was for artist-in-residence Jean Leffingwell of Moscow to spend a week working with the students and teachers learning the process of printmaking. The cross-curricular project included the study of animals in science, language and math.

The gallery is at 777 S. Main St.

Courthouse has display of historic images

COLFAX - A new permanent exhibit of historic images from communities across Whitman County is on display at the Whitman County Courthouse.

The Whitman County Rural Heritage exhibit contains 30 images. A mobile exhibit of the images is available for use at community events, in county schools or for formal exhibition.

The Whitman County Rural Heritage project seeks to locate and share historic collections from individuals, local museums, historical societies and regional partners.

Information is available by contacting Patti Cammack at the Whitman County Library at (509) 397-4366.

The collection is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. It can also be viewed online.

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Opportunities in the Arts

Performers, vendors sought for Winchester

WINCHESTER - Performers and arts and crafts vendors are being sought for Winchester Days July 1-4.

Performers are needed for the 7 p.m. July 1 talent show in the community building. Registration is open for kids, adults and animal acts. All talents are welcome.

Arts and crafts vendors are needed July 3 for the fair held on the grassy lawn between Algoma Street and Nezperce Avenue. There is no vendor fee or electricity. Crafters must bring their own tables or other equipment to display their wares.

The fair will begin 9:30 a.m. and end about 6 p.m. Vendors will need to set up before 9:30 a.m. and have their vehicles removed from Nezperce Avenue because of the parade.

Those interested can contact Yasmin Edwards at (208) 924-6634.

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Registration open for children's art classes

UNIONTOWN - Registration is open for children's art classes in July at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn here.

Classes for kids ages 7 to 14 begin July 8 and run six consecutive Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3:45 p.m.

Nine visiting artists will join two resident artisans to offer workshops in 12 different mediums, two topics per afternoon. There is a snack break each afternoon and cost is $20 per child per day, which includes all materials.

Details about registration, the instructors and projects can be found on the website calendar listings at Registrations are due by the end of the Monday preceding the Thursday class that week; no walk-ins can be accommodated.

Registration is also available by calling (509) 229-3414.

Tickets on Sale

Jason Michael Carroll

Tickets are on sale for country music's Jason Michael Carroll playing outdoors Aug. 6 at Boomers' Garden in downtown Lewiston.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and an opening band begins at 8. Food will be available for purchase.

General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. VIP corral tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Deck standing tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate.

Tickets are on sale at The Lodge in Asotin, Grumpy's in Clarkston, Maximum Image and GNC in Lewiston, and Radio Shack in the Palouse Empire Mall in Moscow.

Northwest Best Brewfest

Tasting tickets are on sale for Northwest Best Brewfest taking place Aug. 21 at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds.

There is free admission to the all-ages festival from noon to 8 p.m. featuring live music, food and 40 craft beers.

Tasting tickets are $10 for a pint glass to keep, five tastes of beer and a ride home. They are on sale at Riverport Brewing Co., in Clarkston, Smokes and Suds in Lewiston and online at