Oct. 2MOSCOW — A variety of artists and businesses will come together for First Thursday events from 5 to 8 tonight downtown here.
October’s participating venues include:
Prichard Art Gallery: University of Idaho Dance faculty present “Moving Forces” by Belle Baggs, Melanie Meenan and Rachel Winchester. Fifteen-minute performances will be held at 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:15 and 7:45 p.m.
Grub Truck Moscow: This mobile restaurant will serve food during the event.
Palouse Books: Art by Kevin Leiter with reception from 5 to 8 p.m.
Moscow Wild at Art: Pottery painting business will hold its first Wine & Canvas Night. The event includes a canvas, paints, a drink of your choice at One World Cafe and snacks. A painting template will be available. No painting experience needed. Tickets purchased the day of the event are $35 per person. No refunds available.
BookPeople: Book signing and author talk by Alison Milionis, author of “Horse Sanctuary.” Milionis will be joined by Sue Bird from the Washington State University equine therapy program and they will be talking about the work they both do with horses.
Mikey’s Gyros: The restaurant will hold trivia night at 6:30 p.m. Teams of four are invited to participate.
One World Cafe: Features Irish music.
Moscow Food Co-op: Features samples of new recipes from the deli.
COTTONWOOD — Author Cort Conley will present “Song of the Winds: 1,200 by Canoe Down the Snake River” to kick off the 15th annual Fall Lecture Series here. The free presentation begins at 7 p.m. and concludes at 8:30 p.m. with a question-and-answer session with Conley following the lecture.
The series is presented by the Historical Museum at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road.
Conley is an author, river guide and director of literary services at the Idaho Commission on the Arts. He will tell the story of 23-year-old Amos Burg’s journey down the Snake River from Jackson, Wyo., to the Pacific Ocean in the summer of 1925 in a canvas canoe.
The presentation includes 110 black-and-white slides of photographs taken by Burg along his voyage of the Depression-era farms and ranches he encountered. Light refreshments are provided and the events are held in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center at the monastery.
The series continues with presentations:
Oct. 9 — At 4 and 7 p.m. Janet Worthington presents “Laura Ingalls Wilder: Moving West.”
Oct. 16 — At 7 p.m., Philip A. Homan presents “Queen of Diamonds: Kittie Wilkins, Horse Queen of Idaho, and the Wilkins Horse Company.”
Oct. 30 — At 7 p.m., Tom Blanchard presents “Mining in Idaho: Today and Yesterday.”
LEWISTON — A feature-length documentary about Chris Rubio, a nationally known long-snapping instructor who lives in Lewiston, will premier at 6:35 p.m. Friday at the Village Centre Cinema in Lewiston.
“Rubio,” directed by Tanner Gibas, will play at the Lewiston theater through Oct. 10 at 6:35 each day.
TEKOA — Dave Stamey, a western/cowboy singer-songwriter, will give a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Empire Theatre here.
Stamey is a former mule packer, cowboy and dude wrangler, who now is a popular western entertainer, according to a news release.
He has been named the Western Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year twice; has won Male Performer of the Year three times; has twice been voted Songwriter of the Year; and currently is nominated for Male Performer of 2014.
His album “Live in Santa Ynez” is up for Album of the Year. He also received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists.
His original songs include “The Campfire Waltz,” “Ruby Could Sing,” “Come Ride With Me” and “Buckaroo Man.”
Stamey also does renditions of classic favorites, such as “The Old Double Diamond” and “Don’t Fence Me In.”
Admission to the concert is $20.