Dec. 16LEWISTON — Steven Branting of Lewiston will sign copies of his latest book about Lewiston’s history from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at Rosauers here.
The book, “Our Fruitful Dreams: The Orchards as it Once Was” details the history of the Lewiston Orchards. It is the fifth book about Lewiston history the retired educator has written. The self-published book costs $26.95.
Rosauers is at 332 Thain Road.
MOSCOW — “Heroes,” a stage production written by Gerald Sibleyras and translated by Tom Stoppard, will be staged by Without Decor at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17 at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery here.
The doors will open at 7 p.m. for drinks and light fare. The play is directed by Charlie Pepiton and stars Bill Caisley, Jere Hodgin and Brian Tyrrell. The production company uses no sets or costumes in its plays.
Advance tickets may be purchased at Bloom and Nectar in downtown Moscow for $20, and cost is $25 at the door. Veterans and active military men and women and their families can attend for half price.
The play is set in August 1959 in a French retirement home, and tells the story of three residents, veterans of World War I.
The gallery is at 414 S. Main St.
MOSCOW — The Palouse Folklore Society will hold a community contra dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the 1912 Center here, 412 E. Third St.
A number of people from the Moscow area will do the calling while Under the Wire will provide the music.
Free dance lessons are offered at 7:30 p.m. for first-timers, who are admitted for $5. Cost for Palouse Folklore Society members is $6 and cost for nonmembers is $8.
The evening will feature a covered-dish dessert break, so attendees should bring a dessert to share, according to the PFS website.
Under the Wire members include John McInturff on fiddle; Greg Hodapp on banjo and concertina; David Christian on rhythm guitar; and Doug Park on bass.
CLARKSTON — Author Geoffrey Bounds will sign copies of his 2015 book, “A Flash of Jammies,” from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 17 at And Books Too here.
The Lewiston author plans to donate the proceeds from that day’s sales of the $12.95 book to the ROC Rescue Mission in north Lewiston, according to a news release.
JOSEPH, Ore. — A variety of holiday music will be the centerpiece of a Community Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture here.
This year’s performers include pianist Gail Swart, singer/songwriters Janis Carper, Heidi Muller and Bob Webb, the Brann Family, Bruce Coutant, Mark Eubanks, Lauren Guthridge, Heather Tyreman, Ted Hays, Rebecca Lenahan and students, Kelly McDonald, Shannon McNerney, and the Oliver Family Singers, according to a news release.
The Wallowa Valley Music Alliance and the center are producing the concert. The center is at 403 N. Main St.
Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. when holiday treats and hot cider will be served. Admission is a suggested donation of $10.
CLARKSTON — The Ultimate Christmas Concert and Sing Along begins at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Clarkston High School auditorium here.
Performers from the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley include Chad Bramlet, Amy Baker Stout, Frances Hasenoehrl, Patricia Brinegar, Stephanie Hennigan, Ben Bross and the Saints Alive, the Clearwater Pipes and Drums, Jeanene Sanders, Kelly Riddle, Tom Schumacher and Elle Uhling, according to a news release.
Cost is a donation of $10, which benefits Interlink, a faith-based nonprofit organization which works to provide volunteers who enable seniors and disabled people to live independently in their own homes, according to its website.
The high school is at 401 Chestnut St.