Winter isn’t done with us yet. It’s mighty chilly outdoors, so consider spending evenings indoors with music, lectures and dancing.Feb. 15
Ivar Nelson and Patricia Hart of the Idaho Humanities Council will give a series of presentations throughout Latah County about the Civilian Conservation Corps’ work in Idaho beginning at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Moscow Public Library, 110 S. Jefferson St.
The program, “The CCC in Idaho: Building Our State While Supporting People in Hard Times,” also will be given at six other branches of the Latah County Library District continuing into April. All presentations begin at 5:30 p.m.
The presentation also will be given Wednesday at the Deary Community Library; March 8 at the Potlatch Public Library; March 21 at the Bovill Community Library; March 28 at the Troy Community Library; April 12 at the Kendrick Grange Hall, 614 E. Main St. (presented by the Juliaetta Community Library); and April 18 at the Genesee Community Library.
The Civilian Conservation Corps was the most popular and longest lived of the New Deal programs initiated by the Roosevelt administration to mitigate the impact of the Great Depression in the 1930s. In all, 86,775 men worked for the CCC in Idaho during the 10 years from 1933-1942, according to a news release.
Nelson is a former director of the University of Idaho Press in Moscow. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, and is active with the revitalization of the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow.
Hart is an associate professor at the UI and also is interim director of the UI School of Journalism and Mass Media and coordinates the American Studies Program
MOSCOW — A community contra dance is planned for Feb. 17 at the 1912 Center here, 412 E. Third St.
Free dance lessons are given at this family friendly event and singles as well as couples are welcome.
The band is Under the Wire featuring John McInturff on fiddle, Greg Hodapp on banjo and concertina, David Christian on rhythm guitar and Doug Park on bass. Caller will be Joseph Erhard-Hudson.
Dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m., and the dance will follow from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $8 regular price, $6 for Palouse Folklore Society members and $5 for first-time dancers.
KAMIAH — Lewiston author and retired judge John Bradbury will give a history talk about logging on the Clearwater River drainage Feb. 19 at 2:15 p.m. in the Welcome Center here.
Bradbury’s talk will include information about early years in the town of Headquarters, life in a company town, horse logging and log drives on the Clearwater River, according to a news release.
His talk will be preceded by a meeting of the Lewis County Historical Society at 1 p.m.
The Welcome Center is at 518 Main St.
MOSCOW — The Jauntee, a four-member band hailing from Boston, will play Feb. 20 at John’s Alley here.
The band is scheduled to take the stage at 9 p.m. at the venue, 114 E. Sixth St.
Members are Caton Sollenberger, guitar; Tyler Adams, keys; John Loland, bass; Scott Ferber, drums.
“Drawing influence from a wide variety of bands, the Jauntee’s improvisational landscape spans multiple genres, including: funk/rock/jazz/progressive/bluegrass/psychedelic and ambient music, according to the band’s website.
Cost for the Moscow show is $5.
The band also will perform at 10 p.m. Feb. 24 at Hogan’s Pub in Clarkston.