April 15LEWISTON — The 26th annual Confluence Grape & Grain will be from 6 to 9 p.m. April 15 at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History here.
Ticketholders will receive six tastes of wine or beer, appetizers and a souvenir glass. The event also features a silent auction and live music provided by Yellow Dog Flats.
Cost for this 21-and-older event is $30. Tickets are available at the Center for Arts, LCSC Business Student Organization office, Thomas Jefferson Hall; Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union, Orchards, Southway and Clarkston branches; and Paradise Creek Brewery in Pullman.
The center is at 415 Main St.
PALOUSE — The Sweet Shoppe Hop, a benefit dance for Palouse Skatepark, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. April 16 at the Palouse Grange Hall here.
The event is a Candyland-inspired family prom and semi-formal dance benefit aimed at those ages preschool and older, according to a news release.
The event features prizes, desserts, contests and a staffed photo booth.
Cost is $12 at the door.
The fundraiser will benefit the phase one building efforts by Palouse Skatepark, which is overseeing the development of the space known as the Tony Kettel Skate Gardens.
PULLMAN — Beans ’N’ Jeans, an annual benefit dinner and auction, will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 16 at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory Event Center here.
The fundraiser will feature a barbecue dinner by CD’s Smoke Pit; live, silent and dessert auctions; and live bluegrass music by Forgotten Freight.
Money raised benefits Palouse Habitat for Humanity.
Tickets cost $40 and are available online at www.palousehabitat.org.
The center is at 1825 Schweitzer Ave.
MOSCOW — A community contra dance will be from 8 to 10:30 p.m. April 16 at the 1912 Center here, 412 E. Third St.
The caller for the evening will be Nora Scott and live music will be provided by the Pigtown Rounders featuring Nancy Casey on piano, Marcus Smith on banjo and guitar, and Marsha Schoeffler on fiddle.
Free dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m.
Cost is $6 for Palouse Folklore Society members, $8 for nonmembers and $5 for first-timers.
PULLMAN — An Astronomy Day will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the Palouse Discovery Science Center here.
The event features the launch of a new innovation/creativity lab, a new planetarium and the Little Learners Lab 2.0.
Cost is $7.50 regular price, $6 for seniors, $5 for children and free for ages 2 and younger.
The center is at 950 N.E. Nelson Court.
MOSCOW — This weekend’s Palouse Patchers’ Color Dance Quilt Show will feature 295 entries, nearly 100 more than any previous show, member Nancy Mack says.
The show is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 16 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 at the Latah County Fairgrounds here, 1021 Harold St.
Among the quilts on display will be a so-called postage stamp quilt with more than 12,000 pieces created by Margaret Donelick of Viola.
Other exhibited quilts were made by quilters from throughout the region.
There will be a raffle quilt drawing Sunday, and the event will feature free parking and refreshments.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids younger than 10 and seniors.
COTTONWOOD — Oblate Jo Baim and Marilyn McAdoo (soprano) will perform arrangements of the Psalms in a concert, “Sing to the Lord a New Song,” at 2 p.m. April 17 at the Monastery of St. Gertrude chapel here.
The concert is free and a reception will follow.
Baim has been an oblate of the monastery since 1999, and is director of Liturgical Music and Performing Arts at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church in Seattle. She performs with the Trinity Consort and with the Silk Road Project.
Marilyn McAdoo is soprano section leader and soloist with the choir of Trinity Parish. She is a soloist with the Cornucopia Concert Band.
The monastery is at 465 Keuterville Road.