By BRIAN BEESLEY
In other words, enjoy the moderation while it lasts.
CLARKSTON — An opening reception for a display spotlighting the work of Charlie Wheeler, wildlife photographer, will be today from 4-7 p.m. at the Valley Art Center in Clarkston. The show is free and refreshments and light appetizers will be served.
The gallery is at 842 Sixth St., and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
LEWISTON — The Junior Ranger program at Hells Gate State Park kicks off this Saturday with a workshop on the dam builders of Tammany Creek.
From 10 a.m. to noon, Ranger Greg Hodapp will tell you all about one of the park’s “busiest” residents, Castor sanadensis, or the North American beaver. Like humans, these ingenious critters are one of the few animsl on Earth that directly change habitats to better suit their needs. Meet Hodapp at the park’s day use parking lot, near the volleyball court.
The programs will run periodically on Saturdays through September. For more, consult the calendar later in this issue.
LEWISTON — The fifth annual Aircraft Open House Fly-In/Drive-In is today at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s hangar at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport. On display will be vintage airplanes and antique vehicles.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 270 O’Connor Road.
SATURDAYMOSCOW — Children with special needs can challenge their limits during a free rock climbing event at the University of Idaho Climbing Center.
The free event is coordinated by the UI Center on Disabilities and Human Development and Courageous Kids Climbing, based in McCall. It will be held from 10 a.m. to noon inside UI’s Student Recreation Center.
Children with all types of physical disabilities, special needs or learning challenges are invited to participate. Trained student volunteers will be on hand to assist participants.
Space is limited and registration is encouraged. To reserve a spot, email Giglio at email@example.com, or contact the UI Center on Disabilities and Human Development at (208) 885-6000.
COTTONWOOD — “A Spring Fiesta,” an afternoon of sonatas by Beethoven and Debussy as well as other composers, will be performed at 2 p.m. at the Monastery of St. Gertrude.
Violinist Giselle Hillyer and pianist Roger McVey will give the free conert in the chapel. A reception will follow.
Originally from New Zealand, Hillyer is from Moscow where she teaches violin and viola lessons in the University of Idaho Prepartory Division and in classes. She is associated concert master of the Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra.
McVey has performed as a soloist and collaborator who won the Internation Beethoven Competition. He is an assistant professor in the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the UI.
The monastery is at 465 Keuterville Road.TUESDAY
PULLMAN — Fungi is the theme of a presentation on mushrooms scheduled at 6 p.m. at the Paradise Creek Brewery here.
Science Pub at the brewery, organized by the Palouse Discovery Science Center, will explore spring mushrooms and morels and fungi plant pathogens that can produce odd symptoms.
Mycologist Lori Carris, a professor in plant pathology at Washington State University, has led spring mushroom forays in the area for more than 25 years. Rachel Bomberger, a plant diagnostician with WSU, diagnoses all manner of plant problems, including those caused by pathogens and pests such as fungi and athropods.
A question-and-answer segment will follow the presentations.
Admission is free, but there’s a suggested donation of $5. Imbibers must be of legal age.
The Asotin County Library will hold a book sale next weekend at its Clarkston branch, 417 Sycamore.
The hours of the sale: Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m,; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, will be sold at bargain prices. There will also be videos and audiobooks.
Money raised will be used to support children’s and adult programming, special video and audio collections and the summer reading program, as well as others.
Donations for the sale may be dropped off at the library beginning Wednesday.