— Three bands will highlight Wreckr’s Ball New Year’s Eve at the Third Wheel, 1634 Main St., Lewiston. The evening will feature rock bands Homewreckr, Project Kings and Faith & Fable beginning at 9 p.m. Cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Third Wheel, Sports Edition and Alibi.
— Mother Yeti will highlight an evening of rock beginning at 9:30 p.m. at John’s Alley, 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow. Cost is $5.
— Odd Bird Blues will play beginning at 9:30 p.m. at Rico’s in Pullman, 200 E. Main St.
— Live jazz music is on tap from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Mystic Cafe in Lewiston, 1303 Main St.
— The Heustis Kountry Band will play music for a New Year’s Eve dance from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Sixth Street Senior Center in Clarkston. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per person. The band also plays from 7 to 10 tonight at the same venue.
— Henry C and the Willards will play a New Year’s Eve party at the 1912 Center in Moscow, 412 E. Third St. The event begins at 9 p.m. and wine and beer will be available for purchase. Proceeds from admission donations will benefit Backyard Harvest.
— Rimshot will play a New Year’s Eve show from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Canter’s Inn, 416 Thain Road, Lewiston. The band also will play at the same time and place Friday.
LEWISTON — Whether it’s to shake off the cobwebs of the night before, or just a good opportunity to get out and about, the annual First Day Hikes at Hells Gate State Park commence here Jan. 1.
Guided or unguided hikes to the basaltic rock formations on the south end of the park will begin about 10 a.m. and end about 2:30 p.m.
Attendees are asked to check in at the Lewis & Clark Discovery Center inside the park for hiking maps. Pets are welcome but must be leashed at all times, and hikers should dress appropriately for the weather and carry water.
Complimentary chili, chowder, coffee and hot chocolate will be served at the center during the event.
The park is at 5100 Hells Gate Road. Park entrance is free with an Idaho State Parks Passport or $5 per vehicle and there is no charge for hiking.