email@example.com Sunday is Mother’s Day, and seriously, your mom would want to take a break from all your worrying about repeal-and-replace, Russian hacking, man-eating deer and all the other social media nonsense that clogs our minds these days.
So, let’s focus instead on those remarkable women among us who gave us life, nourished us with their hopes and dreams and taught us what’s really important in life.
Moms of the world, here’s to you. (And can you mend these shorts for me when you have a minute? Thanks, Ma.)
PULLMAN — The eight annual Pullman ArtWalk features exhibits, workshops and performances from 31 artists at 21 downtown merchant venues.
The family-friendly event features pop-up projects, activities for kids and adults and innovative displays designed to promote and celebrate the arts in our region. Friday at 5:30 p.m. the Mayor’s Art Award ceremony will be held at the Regiontal Theatre of the Palouse, 122 N. Grand Ave., followed at 6 by a live musical cabaret review and a meet-and-greet with the artists at 6:30 p.m.
Rajeswari Soundararajan, artistic director of Sudiksha Center for Classical Arts of India in Pullman, will receive the award. She teaches an ancient classical dance of India called Bharatanatyam, and has raised more than $6,000 through donations from her dance concerts for non-profit charitable organizations on the Palouse.
Saturday’s events include a kids’ art studio from 4 to 6 p.m. at Neill Public Library and events downtown from 4 to 8 p.m.
FRIDAYLEWISTON – Juan Williams, Fox News contributor and best-selling author, will deliver the commencement address at Lewis-Clark State College’s graduation ceremony at the LCSC Activity Center.
Williams has worked as a reporter for NPR and The Washington Post and since 1997 has been a political analyst for several Fox News programs. He has also visited Lewiston before, having given L-C’s commencement address in 1994.
He is the author of “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965” (1987), and has written a biography on Thurgood Marshall, the first black to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Another book, “Enough” (2006), deals with his critique of black leaders in America and what he calls the “culture of failure.”
Born in 1954 in Colon, Panama, Williams attended Haverford College in Pennsylvania and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1976.
Before his address, Williams will sign copies of his newest book “Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate” from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Williams Conference Center lobby. He will also conduct a news conference at 2 in the Student Union Building lounge.
Commencement begins at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m. Seating is open and tickets are not required for admission. For details and access to the live video stream, visit http://www.lcsc.edu/graduation.
LEWISTON — Jog for the Jugs, a 5-mile fun run to raise awareness of breast cancer, will kick off this morning at Kiwanis Park, along Snake River Avenue.
Entry is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Check in and late registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the run set to start at 9.
For more information or to register, visit http://gqfoundation.org/.
If identity theft, computer viruses and other Web attacks keep you up at night, Certified Ethical Hacker Michael J. McCully has some advice for you.
McCully will present “Cybersecurity Essentials for Work and Home” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the TEK Center at the Colfax Library. The talk will present practical advice about identity theft and phishing defenses, preventing Malware, common Web attacks, safely browsing the Internet, making secure purchases, recognizing an exploited computer, securing social media, hacking yourself first and more.
Besides being a Certified Ethical Hacker, McCully is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Information Systems Security Officer at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.enefit the University of Idaho Arboretum.