Nov. 26-28LEWISTON — The 31st annual Festival of Trees, a benefit for the Tri-State Hospital Foundation, will continue Thursday afternoon with Community Day from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nez Perce County Fair Pavilion here, 1229 Burrell Ave.
In addition to viewing all the decorated trees, attendees can enjoy coffee, apple cider and holiday cookies. Admission for today’s event is by donation.
The fundraiser will continue Nov. 27 with the Joanne Shears Holiday Tea and Vintage Style Show from 10 a.m. to noon. The theme is “60 Years of Divine Design” and will feature attire from the turn of the century through the 1960s. Tickets (sold only in advance) are $20.
The event concludes with the Festival of Trees Gala beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 28. The evening will feature a silent auction, dinner, the tree auction and live music by the Brickhouse Band. Tickets for the 21-and-older gala are $100.
Tickets for the style show and gala may be purchased online at festivaloftrees.tristatehospital.org; by phone at (509) 751-4556; or in person at the foundation office in Clarkston at 1254 Highland Ave.
DAYTON, Wash. — Two of Dayton’s museums will be featured in the city’s annual Christmas Kickoff event Friday and Saturday.
The Christmas Market at the Depot and a Boldman House Christmas are part of the event. The Christmas Market at the Depot will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 27 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28 at 222 E. Commercial St. Dayton High School FFA members will sell poinsettias and wreaths made from fresh greens, and hot drinks as a fundraiser in the courtyard.
A Boldman House Christmas takes visitors back in time with period costumes and decorations in a fully restored historic home at 410 N. First St. Pianists will perform live music during the event from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 27-28. Admission is free.
Other events include:
Live nativity scene, 4 and 5 p.m. Nov. 27, in the alley behind Dingle’s, 179 E. Main St.
Lighted Christmas Parade, 6 p.m. Nov. 27
Tree-lighting ceremony, immediately after parade Nov. 27, Elk Drug parking lot
Fireworks display, following tree-lighting ceremony Nov. 27
The festival also includes a variety of other activities, live music, theater and art exhibits. A complete schedule is available at www.historicdayton.com.
CLARKSTON — Two authors will sign copies of their books Nov. 28 at And Books Too here, 918 Sixth St.
Niki Breeser Tschirgi of Spokane, author of “Growing Up Alaska,” will sign her book from 2 to 4 p.m. The book is subtitled “Memories of a Town, a time, a Place, and a People Planted in a Little Pocket of Wonderful.” Tschirgi reminisces in her memoir about her childhood in Tok, a small town in the isolated interior of Alaska, according to her website.
Dan Landeen of Clarkston will sign copies of his latest book, “Realm of the Sasquatch,” from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Landeen is the author of several books related to natural resources of the Pacific Northwest. His novel is book three in his “Renegade Series.”
Participants in Nov. 29’s annual Lighted Boat Parade on the Snake River between Lewiston and Clarkston will leave the Swallow’s Park boat ramp in Clarkston at 4 p.m.
The parade will travel downriver following the Washington shoreline to the Interstate Bridge, before turning to follow the Idaho shore to the Hells Gate State Park Marina. Boats will then cross back to the Washington shoreline and return to Swallow’s Park.
The parade’s theme this year is “Christmas Night Under the Lights.”
The parade is sponsored by the Hells Canyon Boat Club and is open to any boat owner who would like to participate.
Applications and instructions for participants may be found on the event’s Facebook page, “Lighted Boat Parade — Lewiston&Clarkston — HCBC.” Information also is available by contacting Mary McCollum at (208) 724-6279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PULLMAN — Nalini Nadkarni, a forest ecologist and leader in prison reform, will give a free talk at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Compton Union Building auditorium at Washington State University here.
WSU will honor Nadkarni with the 2015 William Julius Wilson Award for the Advancement of Social Justice in recognition of her work to promote social inclusiveness of incarcerated people and to reduce post-prison joblessness and recidivism, according to a news release. Her speech will focus on blending science, nature and social justice.
Nadkarni helped launch the Sustainability in Prisons Project in Washington, which reports saving the state prison system more than $1 million through reduced resource consumption and waste.
The event is co-sponsored by the WSU Common Reading Program, this year focused on the book “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stephenson, which deals with themes of incarceration and corrections.
Widely known as the “Queen of the Forest Canopy,” Nadkarni is a professor of biology at the University of Utah. She specializes in studying rain forest canopy organisms and their interactions in tropical rain forests.