Variety is the spice of life. That’s what I’ve heard anyway. There’s a lot of variety around this region in the next week. Good hunting. More events can be found in the calendar.
LEWISTON — “Carrie the Musical,” a stage production based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, will open at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Lewis-Clark State College’s Silverthorne Theater here.
The show continues at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20-21 and 26-28.
The production features a collaborative cast from LCSC, the University of Idaho in Moscow, and community members from the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley. Shea King, a UI graduate student, will direct, and Sarah Graham, LCSC music program director, will be musical director.
General admission is $10; seniors and members of the military are $7; and LCSC students and alumni are admitted free.
A special matinee begins at 2 p.m. Sunday. High school students and teachers are admitted free with ID and are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the “Scare Away Hunger” food drive for the Warrior Pantry. After the show, the audience may participate in a “talk back” with cast members and Kay Anderson, a counselor, to discuss the prominent themes in the show including self-image, peer pressure, bullying and creating safe communities, according to a news release.
The production contains adult language, and is not appropriate for young children.
MOSCOW — Grammy award-nominated and Dove award-winning country musician Ty Herndon will tell his personal story and perform during separate events Oct. 20 on the University of Idaho campus here.
Herndon will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the UI’s Administration Building auditorium. The concert is part of a nationwide tour in support of his latest album, “House on Fire,” which was released late last year. Tickets for the concert start at $15 and may be purchased by calling the UI Ticket Office at (208) 885-7212 or online at www.tyherndon.com.
Herndon has had four No. 1 singles and more than 20 chart-topping songs during his career. In 2014, Herndon became the first major male country artist to come out as gay.
At 1 p.m. Oct. 20, Herndon will discuss his experiences coming out as gay in the country music industry, share stories and answer questions as part of an open forum. The question-and-answer session also is in the Administration Building auditorium, and admission is free.
PULLMAN — Just in time for Halloween season, the Palouse Discovery Science Center here will feature a Family Science Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 with the theme of “Spooky Science.”
The event will feature a variety of hands-on interactive stations where attendees can make slimy sand, and learn about blood, bones and static electricity.
“Children and families will have the chance to learn how they can re-create some of these spooky science activities at home just in time for Halloween night,” Victoria Scalise, PDSC Executive Director, said in a news release.
Cost is $7.50 regular price and $6 for children.
The center is at 950 N.E. Nelson Court.
MOSCOW — The fourth annual Oktoberfest, set for 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21, will feature a variety of German foods and live music by the Auf Gehts German band. The event will be in the great room of the 1912 Center here.
On the menu is bratwurst and roll, rotkohl, sauerkraut, hot German potato salad and dessert. German beer and wine will be available for separate purchase.
Attendees can also enjoy dancing, a silent auction and raffle.
Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for students, $7 for children ages 4 to 12, free for ages 3 and younger, and a $45 maximum cost for immediate families.
Proceeds will benefit the Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Idaho here.
The center is at 412 E. Third St.
LEWISTON — It’s time to rock on at the 51st annual Hells Canyon Gem and Mineral Show featuring vendors and children’s activities Oct. 21-22 at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds here.
The show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 and 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Oct. 22.
Also planned are a variety of demonstrations and collections on display. Food will be available for purchase.
Admission is $3 for adults, and free for students and children ages 12 and younger.
The fairgrounds are at 1229 Burrell Ave.
MOSCOW — The annual Sigma Alpha Iota Musicale will begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Haddock Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Idaho here, 1010 Blake Ave.
The concert will feature works by Foster, Telemann, Russell, Walton, Bozza, Gershwin and Chaminade, as well as a special performance by the Garfield-Palouse High School Choir.
The annual concert is staged by the Moscow Pullman Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity.
A reception will follow the performance. Donations will be accepted to support the chapter’s charities.
MOSCOW — Author Carol Tavris will give the keynote address of the University of Idaho Common Read at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center on the UI campus here.
Tavris is co-author of this year’s Common Read book, “Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts.”
The book, first published in 2007 and revised for a second edition in 2015, was co-written by Elliot Aronson.
Tavris is a social psychologist, author and speaker, and a charter fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.
The Bruce M. Pitman Center is at 709 Deakin Ave.