Spring weather finally has arrived. I haven’t seen frost in a while now, except when I open the freezer that’s in desperate need of defrosting. Let the sun shine in.May 11
Country music band Diamond Rio will play a concert beginning at 8 p.m. May 11 at the Clearwater River Casino event center east of Lewiston.
This concert has been rescheduled from March 9, and tickets from that date will be accepted May 11.
Founded in 1982, the band has consisted of the same six members since 1989: Marty Roe (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Gene Johnson (mandolin, guitar, fiddle, tenor vocals), Jimmy Olander (lead guitar, Dobro, banjo), Brian Prout (drums), Dan Truman (keyboards, organ, synthesizer) and Dana Williams (bass guitar, baritone vocals).
Cost is $20 to $50, and tickets may be purchased online at TicketsWest.com or at the casino box office.
The casino is at 17500 Nez Perce Road.
A variety of musical groups from the University of Idaho in Moscow will play their annual Swing into Summer concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. May 11 in the Haddock Performance Hall on the UI campus.
The free concert will feature performances by Jazz IV Swing Band, Chamber Jazz Choir and the Hamptones.
The hall is at 1010 Blake Ave.
Author Steven Branting of Lewiston will sign copies of his latest book about the history of the Lewiston Orchards from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 at the Lewiston Rosauers.
The retired Lewiston High School teacher writes about Lewiston history and his latest book is titled “Our Fruitful Dreams: The Orchards as it Once Was.”
Rosauers is at 332 Thain Road.
You can buy plants and ask questions about them — or any other vegetation — at the Pullman Community Gardens Spring Fair, Plant Sale and Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at Koppel Farm/Pullman Community Garden.
Bedding and vegetable plants will be for sale, and gardening advice will be available from Latah County Master Gardeners and Washington State University Plant Diagnostic Clinic.
Community groups planning to attend include the WSU Entomology Club, WSU Raptor Club, Pullman Civic Trust, the Palouse Audubon Society, Palouse Astronomy Club and the Palouse Conservation District.
The Old Time Fiddlers and Ukulele Players will provide live entertainment, and gardening supplies and gift certificates will be given away in a drawing.
The farm is at the corner of Derby Street and Professional Mall Boulevard in Pullman.
The 30th annual Classic Car Show will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12 at Chipman & Taylor Chevy Co. in Pullman.
In addition to a whole bunch of cool cars, Bare Wires will provide live music.
Chipman & Taylor is at 250 S.E. Bishop Blvd.
“A Wonderful World” is the theme of the annual Holy Family Catholic School Auction, which begins at 4 p.m. May 12 in the school gym in Clarkston.
The silent auction begins at 4 p.m. and the live auction begins at 7 p.m. Live music by Dylan Pearson will follow the auction.
Food by Jose’s Tacos and beverages will be available for purchase.
Proceeds raised will benefit the school.
Charlene Purtee will give a talk about cemeteries in Troy and the souls who call them home beginning at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at the Troy Historical Society Museum.
Purtee’s talk, titled “Who’s Who in the Troy Cemeteries,” will run about two hours, will feature information about the formation of the cemeteries as well as noteworthy burials, according to a news release.
The museum is at 421 S. Main St.