June 14

Clarkston’s monthly summertime Alive After Five community festival is back from 5 to 8 p.m. June 14.

Sixth Street in downtown Clarkston will be closed for the event and filled with vendor booths, food for sale, live music and children’s activities.

The other two dates for this summer’s Alive After Five in Clarkston are July 12 and Aug. 9.

June 15-16

A cowboy breakfast, parade, an art show and mutton busting are on the agenda for the annual White Bird Days community celebration and 29th annual White Bird Rodeo June 15-16.

The cowboy breakfast begins at 7:10 a.m. June 15 at the I.O.O.F. Hall and the parade, with the theme of “Mardi Gras Celebrating 40 years of White Bird Days,” begins at 11 a.m.

The Salmon River Art Art Guild Show and Sale will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16 in the I.O.O.F. Hall.

Rodeo action begins at 6:30 p.m. June 15 and 5 p.m. June 16. A stick horse race and mutton busting action begin at 3 p.m. Admission is $8 regular price, $6 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger. A complete schedule for both events may be found in the calendar.

June 15

Couples, singles and families will take the dance floor at the monthly community contra dance the evening of June 15 sponsored by the Palouse Folklore Society at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse south of Moscow.

Nora Scott will be caller while the band InTentCity will provide the dance tunes.

A covered-dish meal begins at 6:30 p.m., free dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. and the dance is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $8 regular price, $6 for Palouse Folklore Society members and $5 for first-timers.

The schoolhouse is at the corner of Eid and Blaine roads, eight miles south of Moscow.

June 16-17

The possibility of finding treasures abound at the city of Asotin’s flea market planned for June 16-17 at Chief Looking Glass Park.

The two-day sale runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the park along the Snake River.

June 16

The Run for the Sun 5K Run or Walk is June 16 beginning and ending at the gazebo in Kiwanis Park along Snake River Avenue in Lewiston.

Walkers will start at 9 a.m. while runners will take off for 9:30 a.m. in this celebration of the summer solstice.

The run is open to all ages, but is held in conjunction with the Lewis-Clark Summer Games. Participants younger than 40 (or those not registered for the Lewis-Clark Summer Games) are eligible for first, second and third place ribbons for men and women in five-year age categories.

Participants who are 40 or older who are registered for the Lewis-Clark Summer Games 5K Run or Walk event are eligible for gold, silver or bronze medals.

Registrations will be accepted until one hour prior to race time at the park. Cost is $17.

Proceeds from this event support volunteerism in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley, according to the race website.

June 17

The Cordelia Lutheran Church southeast of Moscow is the site for the annual Swedish Midsummer Festival June 17 featuring live music, treats and a maypole dance.

click to enlarge The tiny Cordelia Luthern Church south of Moscow, built in 1883, is the site for the annual Swedish Midsummer Festival June 17. -- Barry Kough photo
The tiny Cordelia Luthern Church south of Moscow, built in 1883, is the site for the annual Swedish Midsummer Festival June 17. -- Barry Kough photo

The annual event begins at 1 p.m. with the decoration of the “midsommar” pole, and dancing to traditional music. The duo Nordic Spirit, featuring Jeff and Jane Anderson, will play Scandinavian dance music beginning at 2 p.m. Swedish cookies and other treats will be shared after the concert.

The church is about eight miles southeast of Moscow. Directions are available at www.cordeliachurch.org/Home/map-directions.

June 20

A historical presentation about the Troy School District begins at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at the Troy Museum.

David Purtee of the Troy Historical Society will give a two-hour presentation titled “The Good, the Bad, and the Remarkable History of the Troy School District.”

The museum is at 421 S. Main St.

June 20

Dan Faller, a Lewiston guitarist and vocalist, will perform his brand of Americana in the lunchtime 2018 Summer Concert Series June 20 on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.

Faller will play from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. outdoors on the campus Centennial Mall near the fountain.

LCSC is at 500 Eighth Ave.

Food will be available for purchase.

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