Miller, president of the Nez Perce County Historical Society, will talk about the history of the trolley car which ferried passengers between Lewiston and Clarkston from 1915 to 1928. The society board recently purchased the vintage streetcar, and plan to restore and display it in a shelter next to the society’s museum in downtown Lewiston.
Miller’s talk will be in Room 112 of Sacajawea Hall, and is part of the historical society’s Winter Series. Other talks in the series include:
Dec. 8 — “A Harvest of Suburbanites: the Early Days of the Lewiston Orchards” by Steven Branting
Jan. 12 — “Geology of the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley” by Bruce Borgelt
Feb. 9 — “From Chop Suey to General Tsao’s Chicken: the Evolution of Chinese Resurant Food” by Amanda Van Lanen
PULLMAN — The Community Band of the Palouse will play its third annual Veterans Day Concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Domey Auditorium of the Gladish Community & Cultural Center here.
To begin the evening, mezzo soprano Nancy Grunewald of Pullman, a Washington State University graduate, will be the featured vocalist for the national anthem.
The concert will highlight the experience of American veterans through the narration of “The American Veteran” by Jonathan LaFlamme, in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War II with the attach on Pearl Harbor. Evan Ellis will be narrator for the piece.
Andrew and Michelle Mielke will perform an “In Flanders Field” by John Philip Sousa. Michelle Mielke teaches piano at the WSU school of music, while Andrew Mielke is the Pullman High School band director and a community band member.
Band clarinetist Jacob Ward, a high school junior, will be featured in “Artie Shaw in Concert.”
Admission is free, but donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted for local food banks.
The community center is at 115 N.W. State St.
PULLMAN — Alternative energy is the theme of the next family event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Palouse Discovery Science Center here.
“Sun Fun! Energy From the Sun!” is the theme of Family Science Saturday at the center, 950 N.E. Nelson Court.
Visitors will learn about solar energy, sustainability, hydrogen as fuel and more. Opportunities to race solar-powered cars, conduct energy experiments and win prizes will be available during the event. Experts in the field of alternative energy will discuss technology and research, according to a news release. Members of Washington State University’s Innovation For Sustainable Energy Student Club will conduct hydrogen experiments.
Cost is $5 for children, $7.50 for adults, $6 for seniors, and free for PDSC members and children age 2 and younger.
MOSCOW — The Latah County Historical Society’s annual Harvest Dinner is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at Moscow High School along Third Street.
On the menu is a ham and turkey dinner with all the usual sides and dessert. The event also will feature live music, a silent auction and gift shop.
Tickets are $18 for LCHS members, $20 for nonmembers, $10 for children ages 7 to 12. Children 6 and younger are free.
Tickets may be purchased in advance from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Centennial Annex, 327 E. Second St., or purchased the day of the event. Organizers accept cash or checks.
PULLMAN — A dramatization of the 1943 book “Black Boy,” Richard Wright’s autobiography spanning childhood innocence to adulthood in the Jim Crow South, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Jones Theatre at Washington State University here.
The drama will feature actor Tarantino Smith portraying more than a dozen characters in addition to the author in the performance, which explores themes of racism and injustice, according to a news release.
It is a Literature to Life stage presentation, a program of Young Audiences New York, and is recommended for ages 12 and older. Adapted and directed by Wynn Handman, the show is presented by WSU Performing Arts.
Reserved seating costs $16 regular price, $12 for ages 60 and older, $8 for non-WSU students and youth and free for WSU students. The Daggy Hall box office opens for ticket sales two hours before the performance.
Tickets are on sale at TicketsWest outlets, online at TicketsWest.com, by phone at (800) 325-SEAT and in person at WSU’s Beasley Coliseum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, and the Lewiston Rosauers.