Buried Bones: Week of June 11-17

June 11

COLFAX — Educator Peter Haug will give a free presentation titled “Climate Change: Whom Should You Trust” at noon today at the Colfax United Methodist Church.

Haug’s career in environmental impact analysis spans nearly 30 years, including experience using computer models to analyze ecological systems, according to a news release. Haug will share tips for distinguishing fact from opinion, and share his own perspectives, research and conclusions. His topics will include: The science is settled or is it? What are the implications of change throughout the societies of the world? What’s being done and how can we adapt to change, mitigate and sustain a positive approach to an evolving global civilization?

The presentation is sponsored by Whitman County Library in partnership with Colfax Rotary. The church is at 109 S. Mill St.

June 13

UNIONTOWN — The annual fundraising tea Saturday at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn here will feature a theme of “Return to Downton Abbey.”

Check-in begins at 10:15 in the barn’s new addition, and the tea begins at 11 a.m. on the second floor of the Hay Loft Hall.

click to enlarge Carrie Vielle (left), the resident artist who emceed the 2014 annual fundraising tea for Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, and the 2014 costume contest winner, Mary Ann Boehmke.
Carrie Vielle (left), the resident artist who emceed the 2014 annual fundraising tea for Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, and the 2014 costume contest winner, Mary Ann Boehmke.

The event features both silent and live auctions with Bruce Bradberry, recently retired from Northwest Public Radio in Pullman, as the auctioneer. This event celebrates the building of the barn’s commercial teaching kitchen with special auction items from the barn’s artists.

Those attending may come dressed in clothing in the style of “Downton Abbey” to enter the costume contest. Junette Dahmen, donor of the barn, will judge the contest.

A display of period garments will be shown on mannequins and tours of the new space will be given.

The menu includes Swiss roll, and cucumber and watercress sandwiches; savory cream horns with chicken salad filling; fruit scones; cheese straws; watermelon mint julep salad; mini cheesecakes with fruit topping; chocolate iced chocolate cookies; almond and rose petal squares; marzipan.

Tickets are $20 and advance purchase is required by calling (509) 229-3414.

June 13

MOSCOW — The seventh annual Intolerista Wingding is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the 1912 Center here, 412 E. Third St.

Admission is free, with food and beverages by D. Willy’s Blues Brews and Barbecue available for purchase.

Roy Zimmerman will once again headline the evening with comedy and music as part of his “The Faucet’s on Fire” tour.

Jeanne McHale and the Threat Level Purple Singers will open the show with new and original songs.

June 14

MOSCOW — “Trinket or Treasure?” a benefit antique appraisal fair, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the 1912 Center great room, 412 E. Third St.

Money raised will go to the Latah County Historical Society. The event will feature appraisals by Russ Wheelhouse, owner of Antiques by Russ in Moscow, along with other regional appraisers, who will appraise any object attendees can bring in.

The cost is $5 per item, with a limit of three items per person. Pie and cake will be available for purchase by the slice, along with walking tacos and beverages.

More information is available by contacting lchslibrary@latah.id.us or (208) 882-1004.

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