It looks like a good week to get outside, or at least to get moving. When you need to rest up, there’s some music on the menu.May 19
A family friendly Culture Day aimed at celebrating Nez Perce traditions kicks off with a welcoming ceremony at 10 a.m. May 19 at the Nez Perce National Historical Park in Spalding.
The free event in the Spalding Park picnic area below the visitor center will feature vendors, cultural demonstrators, children’s activities, tepees, traditional dancing, drumming and singing.
Nez Perce elders of the year will be recognized in a program that begins at 10:30 a.m. with dancing and drumming beginning at noon. Food will be available for purchase. The event wraps up at 3 p.m.
The visitor center is 12 miles east of Lewiston at 39063 U.S. Highway 95.
The Community Band of the Palouse’s annual Family Concert and “Instrument Petting Zoo” will begin at 11 a.m. May 19 in the View Room at the Gladish Community and Cultural Center in Pullman.
The band will perform marches, polkas and musical theater pieces by composers Johann Strauss, Irving Berlin and Gustav Holst. The Welling Family Orchestra will be guest performers.
Following the concert, the “petting zoo” will feature a variety of instruments provided by Keeney Brothers Music which allows children to see, hear and play band instruments.
The center is at 115 N.W. State St.
Do you have a handle on this whole 3D printing revolution? If you have to see it to believe it, the Family Science Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 in Pullman is perfect for you.
“Experience 3D Printing” is the title of the hands-on program at the Palouse Discovery Science Center, 950 N.E. Nelson Court.
Visitors will learn about how 3D printing works through a series of interactive booths and activities, including 3D printing pens, 3D printing software and making materials for 3D printing through interactive booths and activities, according to a news release.
Admission is $7.50 regular price, $6.50 for seniors ages 65 and older and $6 for children ages 2-15.
In addition to the PDSC staff, the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University will participate.
“Peter Pan,” a dance recital presented by Main Street Dance Studio, will be staged at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 19 in the Lewiston High School auditorium.
Dance styles will include tap, ballet, Irish, jazz, cheer and ballroom dancing.
Cost is $7 regular price, $5 for ages 3 to 11 and free for ages 2 and younger.
A contra dance aimed at couples, singles and families will begin at 8 p.m. May 19 at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse south of Moscow.
Under the Wire will provide live music for the traditional folk dance.
A covered-dish meal begins at 6:30 p.m., and free dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m.
Cost is $8 regular price, $6 for Palouse Folklore Society members and $5 for first-time dancers.
The schoolhouse is at the corner of Eid and Blaine roads, eight miles south of Moscow.
Auditions for “Audition for Murder,” staged by the Moscow Community Theatre, will be 6 to 9 p.m. May 21 and 22 at the 1912 Center in Moscow.
Those auditioning will be asked to perform a prepared comedic monologue and/or a provided cold read. Memorization is not required.
Two of the characters from last summer’s “Murder Inn” return in this sequel penned by authors Keith McGregor and Howard Voland, according to a news release.
Performances are scheduled the first two weekends in August at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow.
Three recently repaired pioneer tombstones and a new tombstone for Madame LeFrancois will be dedicated at a ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. May 22 at Lewiston’s Normal Hill Cemetery.
LeFrancois built and ran the Hotel DeFrance in Lewiston beginning in 1861 until she died in 1897.
The dedication will be in the KP section along 15th Avenue.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moscow plans a free organ concert and rededication ceremony for its historic stained glass windows at 7 p.m. May 23.
The concert will feature Christoph Bull, an organ professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, playing the church’s new Verdin Exaltation Series organ.
The church’s stained glass windows, which were created and installed in 1939 by Albert Gerlach of W.P. Fuller of Portland, were cleaned and repaired, and new protective exterior covers were installed.
Bull, UCLA professor since 2002, has performed organ concerts around the world, and has recorded the pipe organ parts for the latest “Ghostbusters” and “Transformers” movies.
The concert will be followed by a reception at the parish center. The church is at the corner of First and Polk streets.