Compass Points: week of Aug. 17-23

Aug. 17

CLARKSTON — The third annual Asotin County Heritage Day will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Asotin County Library here.

Attendees will explore Asotin County’s history through the Asotin County Heritage Collection, and library employees will demonstrate how to use the collection.

They also ask members of the public to bring their historical photos and other documents pertaining to Asotin County which will be digitized and added to the collection.

The library is at 417 Sycamore St.

Aug. 18-20

KAMIAH — The 41st annual Chief Looking Glass Pow Wow is Aug. 18-20 at the Wa-a’yas Community Center here.

Kamiah is along U.S. Highway 12 on the Nez Perce Indian (Nimiipuu) Reservation.

Events Aug. 18 include an 11:30 a.m. memorial dinner, a 1:30 p.m. empty chair ceremony, memorials and name-giving ceremonies and the first Grand Entry at 7 p.m.

The events Aug. 19 include:

7-10 a.m. — Chief Looking Glass Pow-wow Huckleberry Pancake Breakfast 8:30 a.m. — Alex Cross Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball tournament 11:30 a.m. — Friendship Feast 1 p.m. — Grand Entry with children’s dance contest 6 p.m. — Chief Looking Glass Pow Wow Parade, begins at Seventh and Main streets 7 p.m. — Grand Entry with teen and adult dance contests

The final Grand Entry of the weekend will begin at 1 p.m. Aug. 20 followed by dance finals and announcement of winners.

Aug. 19

LEWISTON — Ranger Greg Hodapp will lay down the beat of the next Junior Ranger program, “The Music of the Lewis and Clark Expedition,” from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 19 at Hells Gate State Park here.

The program will feature the musicians of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, their music and the different things music and songs were used for during that time period, according to a news release.

Attendees should meet Hodapp inside the park’s Discovery Center, 511 Hells Gate Road. The program is free, but there is a $5 vehicle entrance fee for those without an annual parks pass.

Aug. 19

UNIONTOWN — The Sesistshaya Marimba Band, based in Moscow, will give an outdoor concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19 at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn here.

click to enlarge Sesistshaya Marimba Band
Sesistshaya Marimba Band

Cost is $15 at the gate beginning at 6:15 p.m. Chairs will be provided for the outdoor concert.

The Sesitshaya Marimba Band, which began in 2003, plays traditional and contemporary songs from sub-Saharan Africa and shares the lively rhythmic sounds of the sonorous Kwanongoma marimbas of Zimbabwe, according to a news release. The nonprofit group plays throughout the Pacific Northwest and members include Sue Byrne, Kathy Dawes, Mary Donohoe, JoAnn Evans, Kirstin Malm, Elinor Michel, Molly Pannkuk, Mimi Pengilly, Gail Smallwood and Diane Walker, all of Moscow.

The barn is at 419 N. Park Way.

Aug. 23

GRANGEVILLE — Six free lunchtime lectures about Idaho County history begin Aug. 23 and continue weekly at the Bicentennial Historical Museum here.

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch and listen to free lectures about Idaho County people and places. The sessions are from noon to 1 p.m. in the basement of the museum, 305 N. College St.

The lecture schedule includes: Aug. 23 — “Scattered Idaho County Graves” by Max Pelham Aug. 30 — “Turn of the Century Homes in Grangeville” by Annelle Urbahn Sept. 6 — “31 Years on the Upper North Fork of the Clearwater River” by Tom Keller Sept. 13 — “Nature” by Janice and Roger Inghram Sept. 20 — “Tough Enough: 25 Years in Hells Canyon” by Virginia Woods Meyer Sept. 27 — “Kirkwood” by Erin Duden

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