Events Roundup: Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie

Local Memorial Day weekend event options celebrate rural America

This Memorial Day weekend list, curated from the calendar, comprises a patriotic array of arts and culture opportunities.

The Avista NAIA World Series gets underway Friday and continues through next week at Lewis-Clark State College’s Harris Field, 909 Sixth St., Lewiston.

Teams from throughout the country will compete for the national championship, with the notable exception of LCSC, which failed to qualify for the tournament for the first time since 1998.

Tickets, $12-$25, are at or at the gate.

Gates open at 7:45 a.m. Friday, with the first game set to start at 8:35. The fourth and final game of the day is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., depending on how long each game goes (ah, baseball).

The four-game-a-day schedule continues Saturday and Monday, dropping to three games Tuesday, two games Wednesday and the championship game next Thursday, unless another game is need ed (depending on how teams move through the bracket) May 31.


A celebration of Western heritage is planned this weekend at Big Canyon Acres in Peck, with live music, vendors and kids’ activities.

Admission is free for Idaho Fest of the West, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 39754 Peanuts Lane.

Entertainment includes cowboy poetry, a hay ride and stick-horse races for children, according to a Big Canyon Acres news release.

Women artisans, retailers and entertainers will be showcased during Friday’s event, when all businesses will be women-owned.

More information is at


Weippe’s Heritage Days event also is this weekend, starting from noon to 4 p.m. Friday with the Hilltop Heritage Museum, 105 E. First St., opening for the season with new displays.

Activities continue at the museum with a 10 a.m. bake sale and 11 a.m. barbecue Saturday, followed by games, prizes and a mini sawmill demonstration. Another barbecue is set for noon Sunday; the cost for each is $7.

Raffle tickets, $1 each or six for $5, for a 2 p.m. Sunday drawing will be for sale throughout the event or by calling Sally Marks at the museum, (208) 435-4200. More than 50 items, from gift cards to oil changes to a hammock, are included; winners need not be present.


The eighth annual Theon Military Flag Ceremony is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at 84 Mill Creek Road, Asotin.

The free event includes live and silent auctions that benefit local veterans through the Idaho Veterans Assistance League. Hot dogs will be served, and community member Rod Sangster’s player piano will provide music.

Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs.