Dec. 31MOSCOW — The Flying Mammals, a band of brothers, will play a New Year’s Eve show beginning at 9:30 Dec. 31 at John’s Alley here, 114 E. Sixth St.
The three brothers all live in Coeur d’Alene. The band, formed in 2010, includes Aaron Birdsall as lead singer, James Birdsall on guitar and Andrew Birdsall on drums.
“Most radio DJs and producers say our original music sounds like Imagine Dragons, Muse, Capitol Cities and early U2,” Aaron Birdsall wrote in an email interview. The band’s cover music includes Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Adele, the Beatles and the Grateful Dead.
What’s coming up for the band?
“Our next goal is to get all of our siblings (all eight of us) to join the band. That would include two (University of Idaho) graduates: our brother, Jeremy, who lives in Orlando and our sister, Lisa, who lives in Marquette, Mich.,” he wrote.
About the Moscow show, Birdsall wrote, “We plan on playing until they close so it should be a fun time.”
LEWISTON — A special New Year’s Eve Skate begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at the LC Ice Arena here, 1521 Sixth Ave. N.
The session will continue until 1 a.m. Slices of pizza will be available for $2 beginning at 11 p.m.
Cost is between $6 and $9 depending on age and need for skate rental.
LEWISTON — The annual First Day Hikes will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 1 at Hells Gate State Park here, 5100 Hells Gate Road.
This year the event will include a ranger-guided, six-mile hike out to the basalt columns south of the park. The guided hike will begin at 10 a.m. with participants meeting at the park’s Lewis and Clark Discovery Center.
Visitors also will have the option to hike on their own, so those who wish to hike a shorter distance may stop at the center during the event to pick up a trail map, and tailor their own hike around the park and go only as far as they want.
Hikers should bring water and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash at all times.
Following their hikes, attendees can enjoy free soup, coffee and hot cocoa in the park’s Discovery Center.
Entry to the park is $5 or free with an Idaho State Parks Passport.
PULLMAN — A “Roll in the New Year” Skate Night will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Gladish Community and Cultural Center here, 115 N.W. State St.
The event will feature lights, music and games for all ages with concessions available for purchase. Cost is $5 to $15.