Autumn has arrived, and the recent cold temperatures have faded like summer’s flowers. There’s still time to gather outdoors under blue skies and sunshine for a festival, or duck inside for music, exhibits, presentations and fundraisers. Find even more to do in the calendar.
PALOUSE — An art exhibit featuring works by three artists will open with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Bank Left Gallery here.
The exhibit, which continues through Dec. 16, is titled “A Palette’s Journey to the Palouse” and features works in acrylic collage, oil and watercolor.
Nancy Rothwell, who recently moved from Seattle to Colfax, will show her works, as will Cindy Connelly and Teri Newsome, both of Moscow. The exhibit shows how the palette and content of paintings can change dramatically once an artist moves from western to eastern Washington, according to a news release.
The gallery is at 100 S. Bridge St. and hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
CLARKSTON — The fourth annual Riverfest will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at Granite Lake Park here.
The event features a variety of vendors, including food, live rock music by the Hitmen and children’s activities. A wine and beer garden will also be available.
The park is at Ninth Street and Port Way.
PULLMAN — The fourth annual Palouse Ice Rink Gala begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory Event Center here.
The event is a fundraiser intended to fund expansion of the Palouse Ice Rink at the Latah County Fairgrounds in Moscow.
A buffet dinner catered by Fork in the Road will highlight the event, which also will feature entertainment and live and silent auctions.
Cost is $75 per person, and tickets may be purchased online at Palouseicerink.com or eventbrite.com.
The event center is at 1825 Schweitzer Drive.
MOSCOW — University of Idaho vocal groups, including the Vandaleers, the Women’s Chorus and the Men’s Chorus, will give a concert at 4 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Haddock Performance Hall here.
Admission cost is $5 regular price and $3 for students and seniors.
The hall is at 1010 Blake Ave.
MOSCOW — If you’ve been craving the chance to get your photo taken with a zombie, or even your own zombie makeover, the free Zombie Fest Oct. 2 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre here is the place for you.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this fundraiser to benefit two nonprofits, Disability Action Center NW and the Kenworthy.
A screening of the R-rated zombie film, “Fido,” begins at 7 p.m. Other festival activities include roaming zombies eager to pose for photos with patrons, and the opportunity to get a zombie makeover. Free zombie T-shirts will be handed out while supplies last.
Donations will be accepted at the event, which will go toward the purchase of a portable stage lift for helping the Kenworthy and other staged events in the community achieve ADA compliance, according to a news release.
LEWISTON — A presentation titled “Train Songs of Early Idaho” will be given by musicologist Gary Eller of Nampa beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in the second-floor meeting room of the Lewiston City Library.
Eller is a singer/songwriter, and his presentation will explore the effect on railroads on Idaho and adjoining states using songs about events from the pre-radio era, according to a news release.
The library is at 411 D St.
LEWISTON — Comedian Mike Winfield will bring his stand-up act to Lewis-Clark State College’s Williams Conference Center here at 8 p.m. Oct. 4.
His performance is free.
Winfield had minor appearances as a warehouse worker during season eight of television’s “The Office.” In addition to other movie and TV shots, he is now appearing in the Netflix series “Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo.”
Winfield broke onto the national comedy scene in 2010 when he appeared on “The Late Show With David Letterman.”