Nov. 10 and 12PULLMAN — “The Skies of Winter,” a planetarium show featuring stargazing tips, will be shown at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 5 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Washington State University planetarium here.
According to the planetarium website, “The skies of winter are spectacular. Join this tour, including stargazing tips about constellations, meteor showers and other sky phenomena.”
The planetarium is in Room 231 of Sloan Hall on campus. Cost is $5 cash or check only.
If you love a parade, you’ll have fun times two Nov. 11 with one on land in the morning and one on water in the evening.
The annual Valley Veterans Day Parade begins at 11:11 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Lewiston. (The time is a nod to Armistice Day that commemorated the end of World War I, which took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.) This year’s theme is “Saluting the Service and Sacrifice of our Military Families.”
At 4:30 p.m., the annual Hells Canyon Boat Club Lighted Boat Parade will begin at the Swallows Park boat launch in Clarkston. Boats will parade down the Snake River between Lewiston and Clarkston to the Interstate Bridge and back.
Participation is open to all boaters, and registration may be done on the day of the event at the boat launch.
PULLMAN — The Community Band of the Palouse will play a Veterans Day Concert Nov. 11 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Gladish Cultural & Community Center’s Domey Auditorium here.
Ted Weatherly, commander of Pullman’s Maynard-Price American Legion Post 52, will narrate “Duty, Honor, Country” by Harold Walters. Horace Alexander Young, a faculty member of the Washington State University School of Music, will perform as guest vocalist.
The venue is at 115 N.W. State St.
MOSCOW — The Latah County Historical Society’s annual Harvest Dinner undergoes a bit of a change from previous years when it begins Nov. 12 at the 1912 Center here.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., bottomless bowls of split-pea soup and lentil chili will be served along with salad, Idaho potato rolls and a variety of homemade desserts. Beer will be available for purchase.
Attendees will have the chance to bid in a silent auction, which will feature antiques, repurposed and up-cycled gifts, regional food items and locally produced crafts, according to a news release. The event is the organization’s largest fundraising event of the year.
Cost is $18 for LCHS members, $20 for nonmembers, $10 for children ages 7 to 12 and is free for ages 6 and younger.
Tickets may be purchased in advance from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the Centennial Annex, 327 E. Second St. Payment may be made in cash or checks.
It’s that bazaar time of year, and Nov. 12 features annual church fundraising dinners in Kamiah and Lewiston.
The annual All Saints Catholic Church Harvest Festival Dinner and Bazaar will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church in Lewiston, 3330 14th St.
The event includes a gift basket silent auction, a country store, children’s games and prize drawings. On the menu is pit barbecued beef, potatoes, salad, green beans and dessert. Cost is $13 for adults, $6 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for those younger than 5.
The annual Fall Dinner and Bazaar will run from 11:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kamiah, Seventh and Idaho streets.
The event features bingo, a silent auction, a country store and children’s activities. The menu features a turkey dinner, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 regular price and $4 for children ages 8 and younger.
MOSCOW — Richard Spence, a history professor at the University of Idaho here, will give a presentation about the rise of Nazism at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Moscow Public Library.
Spence’s talk is titled “An Evening of History: The Rise of Nazism in 20th Century Germany.” He specializes in Russian intelligence and military history, and his course offerings include Modern Espionage, Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, History of Secret Societies and the Occult in History, according to a news release.
Light refreshments will be served and the library is at 110 S. Jefferson St.
Folksinger and historian Hank Cramer of Winthrop, Wash., will present “Green Berets in Vietnam” at four branches of the Whitman County Library Nov. 13 and 14.
Nov. 13, Cramer’s program will begin at 10 a.m. in St. John, 4 p.m. in Tekoa and at 7 p.m. in Palouse.
He will give his program Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Colton School gym.
Cramer’s father, Capt. Harry Cramer, led the first team of special forces advisers to South Vietnam in 1957. He was killed in Vietnam in October 1957, becoming the first U.S. Army soldier to die in that war, according to a news release.
His son, Hank Cramer, will share the story of his father’s mission, and its once-secret details. Cramer is a retired U.S. Army officer who now is a traveling folksinger and historian. He has presented programs of history and music for Humanities Washington for more than eight years, and is working on a book about his father’s 1957 mission.
PULLMAN — Literature to Life will present Ray Bradbury’s classic science fiction “Fahrenheit 451” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Jones Theatre in Daggy Hall on the campus of Washington State University here.
Adapted verbatim from the classic 1953 novel and directed by Wynn Handman, “Fahrenheit 451” depicts a future society where books have been outlawed and ubiquitous screens preoccupy the population with mindless entertainment, according to a news release.
Interactive discussions led by a master teaching artist will bookend the performance. Rich Orlow will play the main character, firefighter Guy Montag.
Reserved seating costs $16 regular price, $12 for ages 60 and older, and $8 for non-WSU students and youth. WSU student admission is free with ID.
Tickets are on sale through all TicketsWest outlets TicketsWest.com, Beasley Coliseum and Rosauers in Lewiston.
The Daggy Hall box office will open two hours before the performance for ticket sales and will-call.
Literature to Life presents professionally staged, verbatim adaptations of significant American literary works.
“Fahrenheit 451” is presented by WSU Performing Arts and is recommended for ages 11 and older.