Ever feel like spring is taunting us? Me too. “April showers bring May flowers,” they say. But April 360s also bring lots of stuff to do.April 13
A speaker series complementing a gallery exhibit focusing on the history of the Appaloosa Horse Club will begin with a talk at 5:30 p.m. April 13 in the Moscow City Council chambers in city hall.
Steve Taylor, chief executive officer of the Moscow-based horse club, will give a one-hour presentation on the club’s history.
The exhibit currently showing in city hall’s Third Street Gallery is titled “A Palouse Horse; Celebrating 80 Years of the Appaloosa Horse Club.”
A no-host beer and wine bar will be available, and light fare will be offered at the event.
The exhibit features items from the collections of the Appaloosa Horse Museum and Heritage Center, and the Appaloosa Horse Club. It continues through April 24, and exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Third Street Gallery is on the second and third floors of Moscow City Hall, 206 E. Third St.
Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Mark Stadsklev will give a slide presentation and talk at 6 p.m. April 13 at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown.
Stadsklev is author of a coffee table photography book titled “Alaskan Air; Nature’s Artwork on the Alaskan Landscape.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the presentation for $49.95 plus tax.
The barn is at 419 N. Park Way.
Auditions for “Willy Wonka Jr.” a summer production of the Lewiston Civic Theatre’s Acting Out! Youth Company, will be held April 14 at the theater’s office in downtown Lewiston.
Auditions will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and children ages 5 to 16 will audition in two-hour blocks based on their last name.
The event will be a teaching audition, according to a news release, and children should come with shoes, clothes they can move in and a water bottle. If cast in the play, the fee to participate in the production is $150 per child.
The theater office is at 832 Main St.
Audition times by last name are: A-F, 10 a.m.-noon; G–L, noon-2 p.m.; M–R, 2-4 p.m.; and S–Z, 4-6 p.m.
Amy Canfield of Lewiston will give a talk titled “Interpreting Varied Histories: Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail” at 1 p.m. April 14 at the Nez Perce National Historical Park visitor center in Spalding.
Her talk will cover the history of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and what it reveals about changing interpretations of history, according to a news release.
Canfield is an associate professor of history at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. Her presentation is sponsored by the National Park Service, the Idaho Chapter of the Lewis & Clark Heritage Trail Foundation and the Idaho Humanities Council.
The Silverthorne Theater Group will open “The Secret in the Wings” by Mary Zimmerman at 7:30 p.m. April 18 on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College here.
The production will be staged for its four-night run in the Silverthorne Theater in the Administration Building.
The play, a collection of adult fairy tales of horror, will continue at the same time next Thursday through April 21.
Cost is $10 for regular price, $5 for seniors and members of the military and free for LCSC students.
The production is directed by Jeffrey J. Petersen, an adjunct faculty
member at LCSC, and members of the LCSC directing class.
Zachary X. Wnek of Moscow, curator of the Latah County Historical Society museum, will give a talk titled “WWI Oral Histories” beginning at 5:30 p.m. April 18 at the American Legion Cabin in Moscow.
The informal, two-hour talk is one in a series titled Cabin Conversations.
Wnek has been museum curator for four years, and graduated in 2006 from the University of Oregon in Eugene with a bachelor’s degree history.
The cabin is at 317 S. Howard St.
Earl Bennett of Genesee will give a history presentation at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the Troy Historical Society. Bennett’s talk is titled “Story of the Spokane & Palouse Railroad Through Huff’s Gulch.”
Bennett retired in 2002 from the University of Idaho in Moscow where he was dean of the College of Mines and Earth Resources and the College of Science. He is a member of both the Nez Perce and Latah county historical societies, and is a board member for the Idaho State Historical Society.
The society is at 421 Main St.