It’s a week until Independence Day celebrations begin, so have fun over the weekend, then rest up before the fireworks start.June 27
Moscow author Ginger Rankin will share stories from her fiction book which came about through her experiences teaching on the island of Grenada at a presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 27 at the Moscow Public Library.
“Spice Island” was self-published in paperback in April. After teaching middle school for 18 years, Rankin traveled to teach in the T.A. Marryshow Teachers College on Grenada. She will speak about getting to know the people and culture of Spice Island.
The library is at 110 S. Jefferson St.
The newest exhibit at Lewis-Clark State College’s Center for Arts & History in downtown Lewiston will commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York’s Greenwich Village, and will open at 4 p.m. June 28 with a reception.
The exhibit, “Stonewall Uprising: A Place That Became a Movement,” will continue through Aug. 31 at the center, 415 Main St. The Friday opening also will include a 5 p.m. piano performance by Tom Schumacher.
The exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a series of violent confrontations that began in the early hours of June 28, 1969, between police and gay rights activists outside the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village.
The historical retrospective, including photos and regional artists, was researched and compiled for the exhibit by Amy Canfield of Lewiston, LCSC associate professor of history. Canfield also is the co-adviser of the Gender-Sexuality Alliance Club at LCSC.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
Shindig 3, a fundraiser to benefit Orofino’s Clearwater Memorial Public Library, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. June 29 at the High Country Inn in Ahsahka.
The event will include a barbecue, live music, games and an auction. Cost is $40 per person. Money raised will go toward the planned expansion of the library.
The inn is at 70 High Country Lane.
Music in the Garden, an annual fundraiser to benefit the Washington Idaho Symphony, will be from 3 to 8 p.m. June 29.
Musical garden tours at three Lewiston-Clarkston Valley homes will be from 3 to 6 p.m., while dinner and an auction will follow from 6 to 8 at Patt’s Garden Center in Clarkston.
The home gardens, which may be visited in any order, are: Bowden home, 1320 Burrell Ave., Lewiston; Bush home, 912 18th Ave., Lewiston; Reale home, 2130 20th St., Clarkston.
Cost is $75 per person, and tickets may be purchased online at wa-idsymphony.org.
Dinner, catered by Happy Day Corp., and an auction will follow the tours at Patt’s Garden Center, where a cash bar will be available. Patt’s is at 1280 Port Drive.
The 2019 Paw-Louse 5K race/walk begins for both humans and dog-friendly canines (on leashes) at 9 a.m. June 29 on the lawn in front of Intermodal Transit Center in Moscow.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society of the Palouse in Moscow. Registration may be done at the society, 2019 E. White Ave., or beginning at 8 a.m. on race day.
Snacks will be provided and awards will be presented following the race. Dog owners are reminded to bring bags to clean up in the event of a canine bathroom break.
Cost is $25. The center is at 1006 Railroad St.
Maita, a musician from Portland with lilting vocals, will make a stop June 29 in Moscow during her summer tour of the Pacific Northwest.
Music begins at 9:30 p.m. at John’s Alley, 114 E. Sixth St. Cost is $5.
Opening for Maita will be Help Yourself and Meddling, according to her website, www.maitamusic.com.