If you plan to go get scared out of your wits in Palouse this weekend, consider coming back down to earth with a nice concert or rocks or talks.Oct. 19-20
A scary autumn tradition, the 17th annual Haunted Palouse, benefiting seven different nonprofit entities in town, opens Oct. 19 for its four-night run over the next two weekends.
The annual Halloween-season tour of fright continues Oct. 20 and again Oct. 26 and 27 in Palouse. The annual event is limited to those 12 years and older.
Tickets will admit those brave enough to visit, a tour of the two haunted buildings — the Newspaper and Printing Museum and the Old City Fire Station — and a trip on the haunted hay ride. Cost is $20.
The haunted buildings are open beginning at 7 p.m. and ticket sales close at 10 p.m. The buildings will remain open until all those with tickets have been through.
Vendors will be present with food items for sale, and fortunetelling also will be available. Attendees should bring cash for admission and food because credit cards are not accepted. Tickets are not sold in advance, but are available each performance night in the drive-through area of the Palouse Branch of Banner Bank at 150 N. Bridge St.
Three bands will perform at the Valley Bluegrass Stage beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Clarkston High School auditorium.
Taking the stage for the two-hour concert will be the Potlatch Junior Jammers, Diamond Joe and Wanigan.
Admission is $5 regular price and free for those ages 14 and younger.
The Nez Perce County Fair Pavilion in Lewiston is going to be (wait for it) rockin’ for the 52nd annual Hells Canyon Gem Club Gem and Mineral Show Oct. 20-21.
Hours of the show will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 20 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the fair building, 1229 Burrell Ave.
The show features displays, demonstrations, children’s activities, silent auction, door prizes, drawings and food available for purchase. A variety of vendors will feature a range of wares from rough rock to fine jewelry.
Admission is $3 regular price, and free for students and children ages 12 and younger accompanied by an adult.
The Washington Idaho Symphony’s 47th season continues with “Romantic Favorites” presented Oct. 20 in Pullman and Oct. 21 in Clarkston.
The concert will be under the musical direction of guest conductor Dahn Pham and will feature “Capriccio Espagnol” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2” by Sergei Prokofiev and “Sleeping Beauty Suite” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
The concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Pullman High School auditorium, and at 3 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Clarkston High School auditorium.
Tickets are $25 regular price, $15 for students and free for children ages 12 and younger with a paying adult.
Historian and author Steven Branting of Lewiston will talk about the early days of the Normal Hill area of Lewiston twice Oct. 24.
Branting’s lecture is titled “The Days Before the Elms,” and he will deliver it from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and again from 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 115 of Sacajawea Hall on the Lewiston campus of Lewis-Clark State College.
Branting is a retired Lewiston teacher who has written five books about Lewiston’s history. His most recent is 2016’s “Our Fruitful Dreams: The Orchards as It Once Was.”