March 20LEWISTON — Jess Steven Hughes, an author from Otis Orchards, Wash., will sign copies of his latest historical novel from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Lewiston Hastings.
Hughes’ book is titled “The Wolf of Britannia, Part I,” and the first of two prequels to his first novel, “The Sign of the Eagle,” according to a news release. The prequel deals with the Celtic British King, Caratacus, who fought the Roman army for eight years after they invaded Britain in 43 A.D., during the reign of the Emperor Claudius.
The novel is published by Sunbury Press in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
The 2015 Harvest for Hunger fun walk/run, sponsored by CHS Primeland, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in Lewiston, Moscow and Rockford, Wash.
Proceeds will go to the Idaho Foodbank, Second Harvest Foodbank and their partners.
Sign-in starts at 8 a.m. at the three starting points: Southway boat launch along Snake River Avenue in Lewiston, the old Tidyman’s parking lot in Moscow and CHS Primeland along Emma Street in Rockford. The Lewiston run features two distances while the Moscow and Rockford runs feature one.
Registration is $20 with purchase of a T-shirt and $15 without a T-shirt. Children ages 10 and younger are free, and child T-shirts are available for a cost of $5 each.
Registration information and forms are available at www.chsprimeland.com
MOSCOW — A community contra dance, featuring music by the River City Ramblers of Spokane, will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday at the 1912 Center here. Nora Scott will be the caller.
The old-time string band features Judy Lungren on fiddle, Bill Siems on mandolin, Dawn Holladay on guitar and Michael Gifford on bass.
Regular admission cost is $8 with a cost of $6 for Palouse Folklore Society members and $5 for first-timers.
Beginning dancers can take advantage of free lessons that begin at 7:30 p.m., and all dances are taught. The dance continues until 10:30 p.m.
The center is at 412 E. Third St.
SPALDING — The museum collections at the Nez Perce National Historical Park here is the topic of a free talk at 1 p.m. Saturday at the park’s Spalding Visitor Center.
Bob Chenoweth, park curator, and Nakia Williamson-Cloud, the Nez Perce Tribe’s cultural resource director, will discuss the history and significance of the material culture of the Nez Perce people as preserved at the park since the 1970s, including acquisitions from the Spalding Museum Foundation, and the tribally owned Spalding-Allen collection, according to a news release.
Their presentation is one in a monthly series to mark the park’s 50th anniversary. The park is 12 miles east of Lewiston along U.S. Highway 95.
WHITE BIRD — “March Miniature Madness,” the second annual Salmon River Art Guild show and sale, will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hoots Cafe just south of here.
Admission is free to the show, which features members’ works in sizes 11-by-14-inches or smaller.
LEWISTON — The Lewis-Clark Community Concert Band’s spring concert will be 3 p.m. Sunday in the Lewiston High School auditorium.
Garry Walker of Clarkston directs the band.
The free concert will feature “Gaelic Rhapsody,” “Greek Folk Song Suit” and “Irving Berlin Showstoppers.”
The auditorium is at 1114 Ninth Ave. Donations will be accepted in the lobby.
MOSCOW — Megan Kruse of Seattle, author of “Call Me Home,” and Kim Barnes of Moscow, author of “In the Kingdom of Men,” will give readings and join in a discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday at BookPeople of Moscow.
“Call Me Home,” Kruse’s debut novel set in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, has earned a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly.
The bookstore is at 521 S. Main St.