May 21MOSCOW — An exhibit titled “Endangered,” featuring works by artists and poets from around the region on that theme will open tonight at the University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery here.
The reception begins at 5 p.m. and will feature poetry readings at 6. Music will be provided by John Paul Shields. The exhibit will run through June 6.
The exhibit includes work by 46 artists and writers from the region, including Pullman, Lewiston, Sandpoint, Spokane and Walla Walla.
The poets and artists were asked to respond to the question, “What is endangered that triggers your concerns, your art, your poetry?” The first completed works were given to other poets and artists who in turn responded to those works with work of their own, according to a news release. The exhibit will be displayed in the gallery according to the order the work was passed along so viewers can follow the evolution of responses.
The gallery is using summer hours from now through August and is open from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It is at 414/416 S. Main St. and admission is free.
WEIPPE — The 15th annual Weippe Camas Festival Friday and Saturday, with a theme of “The Salmon, the River, the People,” will feature demonstrations, games, auctions food, a stage production and programs.
A dutch oven cook-off will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at the Weippe Mini Park followed by dinner at 5 p.m. in the Community Hall.
The Hilltop Theatre Group will perform “It’s a Calamity, Jane” at 7 p.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Community Hall.
Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday and a silent auction will run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Historical programs will be featured in the hall Saturday, including:
11:30 a.m. — “Idaho’s Clearwater River,” frontier history by John Bradbury
1 p.m. — “Salmon and His People” by Allen Pinkham
2:15 p.m. — “Saving The Salmon” by LouAnn Lasswell and Casey Mitchell.
DAYTON, Wash. — The 2015 Mule Mania will be held Friday through Sunday at the Columbia County Fairgrounds here.
The three-day, all-ages event will feature a variety of mule performance classes, including western pleasure and driving, and speed events such as barrel racing.
Friday and Saturday evenings will feature a Chuck Wagon Cook-Off and Dinner with seven chuck wagons competing for the title throughout the day. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and cost is $10 for adults and $7.50 for children. Tickets are available in the Mule Mania store at the fairgrounds.
Contestants will participate in the Dayton Days Parade set for 10 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Dayton.
A beer garden will be open Friday and Sunday, and the event will feature vendors all three days.
Live music by the Frog Hollow Band and dancing will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday in the beer garden.
Admission to the fairgrounds is free.