click to enlarge EVENTS ROUNDUP: Summertime selections
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Kyle Pabll, of Lapwai, participates in a Pride parade there in 2021. This year’s event starts at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Lapwai Community Library.

Activities to check out this week include:

A guided nature walk from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, with self-described “nature docent” Michelle Schmidt, of Lewiston, who shared her knowledge of morel mushrooms in the May 16 issue of Inland 360.

The free tour of Chief Timothy Park, at 13766 U.S. Highway 12, west of Clarkston, is organized by the Asotin County Library. Along the way, Schmidt will point out diverse flora and fauna, share ecological insights and help participants foster a deeper connection to the natural world, according to a library news release.

“We’re going to focus on different techniques and resources for exploring nature so that people can do that in different places and seasons,” Schmidt said.


A Lewis Clark Animal Shelter adoption and fundraising event is set for 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Hogan’s, 906 Sixth St., Clarkston.

Adoptable dogs from the shelter — and maybe foster kittens — will be at the pub, according to shelter development director Becky Sturmer.

“We have just oodles of animals right now,” Sturmer said.

Hogan’s will give proceeds from a special cocktail menu to the shelter as part of a promotion by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which is donating $1,000 to the shelter.

The dog-themed cocktails, including the pawberry lemonade and ultimutt mule, have been available for a couple of weeks and will continue another week or so, Hogan’s owner Skate Pierce said.

Dog-themed prizes — and a chance for dinner for two at Hogan’s — will be raffled at the event, and Rogue Tattoo will be on hand with custom-designed dog tags.


“Butterfly” is the theme for Nimiipuu Health’s free Pride event from 3:45-7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in Lapwai, with a parade, drag performances, music, games and food.

The parade starts at 3:45 p.m. at Lapwai Community Library, 103 N. Main St., and continues to the Pi-Nee-Waus Community Center, 504 Main St., where the remaining activities will be held. Walkers, cyclists and dogs are welcome to join the environmentally friendly procession; no motor vehicles are allowed. (Dogs are not allowed inside the Pi-Nee-Waus.)

Two-spirit drag queen Cherri Bepsi will perform, and University of Idaho LGBTQA Office Director Julia Keleher will speak during the celebration.

First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded for best-dressed participants.
More Pride events can be found in the calendar.


The search begins Monday when Find Waldo on the Palouse returns for the month of July, with nearly 30 businesses participating.

Seekers can get a free stamp card at BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St., starting Monday, with the names of the Palouse-area businesses where they can spot Waldo and get their card stamped or signed.

Those who collect 15 or more stamps or signatures can return to BookPeople for a sticker and other prizes. Filling out the full card and returning it before 5 p.m. July 31 qualifies searchers for the grand prize drawing for a Waldo book and other Waldo merchandise.

The famous, fictional Waldo, with his signature red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed glasses, debuted in the late 1980s in books by Martin Handford, more than 80 million of which have been sold worldwide, according to a news release from BookPeople.