Oct. 6COTTONWOOD — The 17th annual Fall Historical Lecture Series at the Monastery of St. Gertrude begins Oct. 6 with a talk about the history of the Camas Prairie Railroad.
The free, four-session series takes place at the monastery here, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood. The lectures are intended to provide insights into the history of the region, according to a news release.
Lectures will be followed by a Q&A session with the presenters. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Oct. 6 lecture, “Camas Prairie Railroad,” begins at 7 p.m. and is given by Marc Entze, who teaches history at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. Entze has a doctorate in public history from Washington State University in Pullman and his research focuses on railroad abandonment and rural communities. His presentation includes information about the life of its first photographer, Lillian Bell.
Entze serves on the board of directors for the Union Pacific Historical Society and edits the society’s quarterly journal the Streamliner.
The rest of the lecture schedule includes:
Oct. 13 — 7 p.m.,“The CCC in Idaho: Building Our State/Supporting People in Hard Times” by Ivar Nelson and Patricia Hart. Members of the New Deal’s Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s worked on many buildings, campgrounds and roads in this region. Nelson and Hart will explore how the CCC brought vitality to Idaho’s economy and society.
Oct. 20 — 3 and 7 p.m., “History of the Benedictine Sisters of Idaho” by Keith Petersen and Sister Mary Marge Goeckner. Includes a tour of the new museum exhibit.
Oct. 27 — 7 p.m., “Merciless Eden — A History of Campbell’s Ferry Ranch” by Doug and Phyllis Tims. The Tims have written a history of the homestead first settled in 1897 along the Main Salmon River. Doug Tims has had a 27-year career in outfitting and Phyllis Tims is retired dean of the College of Fine Arts and associate vice-president for the arts at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
With the exception of the Oct. 20 event, held in the historical museum, all lectures are held in the Johanna Room at Spirit Center at the monastery.
MOSCOW — The University of Idaho Theatre Arts Department will hold a costume sale Oct. 6-7 in advance of Halloween festivities.
The sale will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. today and Friday at the Hartung Theater here, 625 Stadium Drive. Payment may be made by cash or check only.
A variety of adult-sized costumes from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences theater shows will be on sale, including cheerleader and baseball outfits and mummy costumes. All proceeds benefit the UI student chapter of the United States Institute of Theater Technology.
UNIONTOWN — Artisans at the Dahmen Barn here will celebrate all weekend with anniversary festivities Saturday and an open house Sunday.
From 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8, the barn’s 10th anniversary party will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and tastings of locally crafted wine, beer and cider. A dollar auction and a silent auction also are planned.
Tickets may be purchased by calling (509) 229-3414 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $15.
From noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 9, tours will be given during an open house at the barn. The barn’s newest addition is called the Loafing Shed after the old farm building that was in the same location. The Uniontown Community Development Association, owner of the property and coordinator of the expansion project, will dedicate the Loafing Shed at 1 p.m.
The barn is at 419 N. Park Way, right off U.S. Highway 195.
LEWISTON — The Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History here celebrates 50 years of National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities with a lecture series this month which continues Oct. 12 with a panel discussion.
All events will be held at the center, 415 Main Street. The series of talks and panels culminates in an Oct. 27 town-hall discussion on the future of arts and humanities in the community.
The panel discussion begins at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and is titled “Spirituality and the Influence of the Arts & Humanities.”
The rest of the series includes:
Oct. 13 — 4:30 p.m., “The Question of Self in the Age of Selfies” by Josie Frontwell, Boise School District
Oct. 20 — 4:30 p.m., panel discussion on “STEM vs. STEAM: Arts in Public Education?”
Oct. 22 — 10 a.m., Idaho Commission on the Arts ArtSparks! Writing Workshop
Oct. 26 — 4:30 p.m., “Social Justice in the Arts & Humanities”
Oct. 27 — 4:30 p.m., community forum, “A Town Hall on the Future of the Arts & Humanities in Our Valley.