June 29MOSCOW — Music will fill the air at East City Park here June 29 with two concerts.
First up is the Border Highlanders from 6 to 7 p.m. with a concert titled “Build a Better World,” the final program in the Children’s Entertainment Series.
The Border Highlanders formed in 1974, and have brought Scottish Highland music and dance to northern Idaho and the Palouse.
Approximately 24 pipers, drummers and dancers from the Quad Cities region will perform a range of music for pipe band and solo bagpipes and showcase Scottish Highland dance, according to a news release.
The second concert features the Moscow Arts Commission Band with their patriotic musical program titled “For America” from 7 to 8 p.m. It’s the final concert in the Entertainment in the Park series.
The park is at 900 E. Third St.
MOSCOW — The Scratchdog Stringband from Portland will bring their brand of Americana to John’s Alley beginning at 9:30 p.m. June 29.
The acoustic band has been touring since 2015 and features Andrew DeRossett on guitar, banjo and bass; James Rossi on fiddle, guitar and mandolin; and Maxwell Countryman Skews on banjo, mandolin and bass; and Stephen Eggers on guitar, bass and mandolin, according to the band’s social media account.
The band’s second full-length album, “Scratchdog Saloon,” was released in March.
John’s Alley is at 114 E. Sixth St. and admission is $5.
CLARKSTON — An evening of bunco begins at 6:30 p.m. June 30 at the Clarkston Eagles Clubhouse.
Cost for the evening of playing the popular dice game is $10, and the fundraiser is open to the public. Food will be available for purchase.
The event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Clarkston Eagles Auxiliary, and half the proceeds will go to the winners and half will go toward funding Eagles Auxiliary and Aerie projects.
The venue is at 505 Maple St.
UNIONTOWN — A Joseph, Ore., artist will attend the opening reception for his new exhibit from 1 to 3 p.m. July 2 at the Artisans at the Dahmen Barn here.
The exhibit of “realist” works by Sam Collett will continue at the barn through July 30.
“His expressive emphases are drawing and painting, with oils, pastels, watercolor and all major drawing materials as his (media),” according to a news release.
Collett earned a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, has taught drawing and painting for more than 25 years and has exhibited his work around the country. He plans to teach a two-day workshop in July.
The barn is at 419 N. Park Way.
MOSCOW — Useful Jenkins, a contemporary bluegrass band, will play at 9:30 p.m. July 4 at John’s Alley here.
The Mankato, Minn., band consists of Pat Forsyth, guitar and vocals; Travis Blunt, lead guitar; Chuck Boeke, mandolin and vocals; Karen Kozak, violin, viola and vocals; Olivia Quintanilla, cello; and Ryan Nielsen, bass. The band formed in 2007, and released its third album, “Forward Motion,” in April 2015.
The venue is at 114 E. Sixth St. and admission is $5.