ART & EXHIBITS
NOV. 30 A Different Kind of Junkyard, works in scrap metal by Dave Coyle, Neill Public Library, 210 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. NOV. 30-DEC. 16 A Palettes Journey to the Palouse, an acrylic collage, oil and watercolor exhibit featuring the work of three artists living in the Palouse area, Bank Left Gallery, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse. Exhibiting artists are Nancy Rothwell of Colfax, and Cindy Connelly and Teri Newsome, both of Moscow. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Three exhibits, Artisans at the Center, Idaho Watercolor Society and Idaho Watercolor Society North Region Showcase, Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, 415 Main St., Lewiston. Artisans at the Center features the work of 21 resident artists at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown. The 38th annual Idaho Watercolor Society juried membership exhibition is a collection of 20 award-winning paintings by Idaho watercolor artists from across the state. The IWS North Region Showcase features artists from the Inland Northwest. Watercolor exhibits run through Dec. 2. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. NOV. 30-DEC. 23 Exhibit of plein air paintings by Leo E. Ames, Prichard Art Gallery, 414/416 S. Main St., Moscow. For many years, Ames was director of Creative Services at UI. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. NOV. 30-DEC. 27 Holiday Memories Show, Blue Mountain Artists Guild Art Center, 745 Main St., Pomeroy. Featured artists: J.D. Brown of Pomeroy. Featured junior artists: Pomeroy Elementary School students. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. NOV. 30-DEC. 31 Watercolor works by Bobbi Kelly of Moscow, State Farm Insurance, 318 Main St., Moscow. Kelly is a member of the Palouse Watercolor Socius and the Idaho Watercolor Society. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Nevertheless She Persisted, exhibit by members of the Palouse Women Artists, 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow. Hours: available online at www.1912center.org/ Exhibit of small watercolor paintings by Jill Hosmer of Clarkston, Blue Lantern Coffeehouse, 326 Main St., Lewiston. Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. NOV. 30-JAN. 28 Twenty oil paintings by Jill Hosmer of Clarkston, Colters Creek Winery, 308 Main St., Juliaetta. Hours: 4-9 p.m. Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday. DEC. 1-30 Annual Miniatures Show, Valley Art Center, 842 Sixth St., Clarkston. The exhibit will feature 43 works by 16 artists. Reception: 4-7 p.m. Dec. 1. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. DEC. 1-31 Festival of Trees and Art, the Center, Whitman County Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Features a tree-decorating contest as well as works of art and photography by Vickie Broeckel, Ken Carper, Greg Kessler, Bob Krikac, Nancy Rothwell, Rob Smith, Henry Stinson and Carrie Vielle. Proceeds from sales will go toward a new roof for the Center. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 20. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. DEC. 2 Hand-Made Christmas Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bank Left Gallery, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse.
BOOKS & AUTHORS
DEC. 1-2 Friends of the Library book sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2, Lewiston City Library, 411 D St. DEC. 2 Daniel R. Vertrees of Bovill, author of John: The Making of a Long Hunter, noon-2 p.m., signing, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown. The novel of historical fiction is one in The Man of Kentucky Series featuring John, a man living through the American War of Independence. John B. Herrington, author of childrens book Mission to Space, reading and signing, 1-3 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown. Herrington is a retired astronaut who flew to the International Space Station in 2002 aboard the shuttle Endeavour. DEC. 6 Steven Branting of Lewiston, author of Our Fruitful Dreams: the Orchards as it Once Was, signing, 4-8 p.m., the Owl Southway, 720 16th Ave., Lewiston. Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate, poetry reading to kick off open mic, 6-7 p.m., Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, 405 S.E. Spokane St., Pullman. Idaho launch of Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence, featuring readings by Alexandra Teague and Robert Wrigley, 7:30 p.m., BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St. Teague and Wrigley have work in the anthology and Teague is one of its editors. Others also will give readings and speak about the topic. DEC. 7 26th annual Washington State University Press Holiday Book Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Terrell Library Atrium, Pullman. Features book signing by Rodney Frey, author of Carry Forth the Stories, DEC. 8 Coffee and Books, discussion of Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple, 10 a.m., Lewiston City Library, 411 D St. DEC. 16 Cheri Clark of Lewiston, author of A Love Story That Knows No End, and Sharon Hoseley of Clarkston, author of A Bridge Named Susan, 1-4 p.m., His Story Christian Gift Center, 1702 21st St., Lewiston. JAN. 17 Sara Zaske of Moscow, author of Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children, reading, Q&A and signing, 7 p.m., BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
DEC. 2 Bingo sponsored by Eagles Nez Perce Aerie No. 631, noon, Eagles Lodge basement, 1304 Main St., Lewiston. Refreshments available for purchase.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
DEC. 1 Pierce Gem Team Festival of Trees, 5-8 p.m., Pierce Community Center. Annual fundraiser for Pierce improvement projects features live auction; childrens crafts and games; appetizers; and music. DEC. 1-3 Community Christmas Festival, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2600 W. A St., Moscow. Includes 11th annual Nativities Around the World, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, featuring a display of hundreds of nativity sets. Daily events include: Dec. 1 Christmas Carol Sing-along, 7 p.m. Dec. 2 How Far to Bethlehem, live nativity with a narrated portrayal of the original Christmas story, repeating every half hour from 2-8:30 p.m. Dec. 3 Fifth annual Community Christmas Concert featuring a bell choir, harp music and barbershop chorus, 7-8:30 p.m. DEC. 2 Pullmans Holiday Fest. Schedule includes: 7 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Pullman 59th annual Pancake Breakfast and Music Fest, Lincoln Middle School, 315 S.E. Crestview St., Pullman. Includes live auction and music. Menu: pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, fruit, beverages. Cost: $7/adults, $3/ages 3-12. 9 a.m. 12th annual Palouse Cares Food Drive, beginning at Zeppoz. 11 a.m. 11th annual Palouse Cares fundraising silent and live auction and lunch, Zeppoz. Live auction begins at 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. YMCA Jingle Bell Fun Run, YMCA. 4 p.m. Holiday Fest, Pine Street Plaza, downtown Pullman. 4:15 p.m. tree lighting ceremony; 5 p.m. Santa Claus arrives; 6 p.m. marshmallow roast. 21st annual Beadwork Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nez Perce National Historical Park, 39063 U.S. Highway 95, Spalding. Annual Patchwork Bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Orofino Junior-Senior High School. Also features a used book sale by Friends of the Library, health screenings, authors and food for sale. Donations are accepted for the food bank. 38th annual Associated Students of Lewis-Clark State College Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., LCSC Activity Center, 602 Ninth Ave., Lewiston. DEC. 2, 9, FEB. 3, MARCH 3 Winter Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow. Features more than 30 vendors outside and indoors. DEC. 9 Third annual Alternative Giving Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, 415 Main St., Lewiston. Event benefits area charities and nonprofit organizations, and also features live music, photos with Santa, photo booth and refreshments. DEC. 9-10 Eighth annual Christina Clarks Christmas Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Nez Perce County Fair Pavilion, 1229 Burrell Ave., Lewiston. Admission: $4. DEC. 16 Annual Holiday Bazaar, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Clearwater River Casino event center, 17500 Nez Perce Road, Lewiston.
FOOD & DRINK
DEC. 1 Annual Holiday Delights, 6-9 p.m., University Inn-Best Western Plus, 1516 W. Pullman Road, Moscow. This Gritman Medical Center Auxiliary event features wine tasting, hors doeuvres and silent and live auctions. Proceeds support special projects at Gritman including scholarships and medical equipment. DEC. 5 Idaho Fish and Game December chili dinner cook-off meeting, 5:30 p.m., regional office, 3316 16th St., Lewiston. Attendees may bring a pot of chili, soup or stew to compete. Dinner will be served at no charge while supply lasts. DEC. 6 Soup and sandwich benefit lunch, 11:30 a.m., Lewiston Eagles, 1310 Main St. Cost: $5. Proceeds go to the Nez Perce Recovery and Resource Center in Lewiston.
KIDS & FAMILIES
NOV. 30-JAN. 5 Annual Winter Spirit holiday light display, Locomotive Park, bottom of 21st Street, Lewiston. Light hours: 4:30 p.m.-midnight daily. Fireplace hours: 5:30-8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 5:30-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Christmas Day and New Years Day. DEC. 1 Orofino Old Fashioned Light Parade, 6 p.m., Michigan Avenue. Theme: Rockin Around the Christmas Tree; following the parade, pictures with Santa in the gazebo, lighting of the city park, Christmas ornament craft, cookies and hot cocoa in Orofino City Park. DEC. 2 31st annual Lighted Christmas Parade, 4:30 p.m., Sixth Street, downtown Clarkston. Theme: Backcountry Christmas. Lighting ceremony in Vernon Park along Sixth Street follows the parade. Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center Holiday Open House, 10 a.m.-noon, 2720 Pullman Road, Moscow. Santa Claus will make an appearance with his appaloosa. Also features museum tours, cookies, apple cider and music. DEC. 7 Light Up the Night Parade and Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting, Friendship Square, 400 S. Main St., Moscow. Cookies and cocoa will be served beginning at 6:15 p.m. in Friendship Square with tree lighting at 7 p.m. Parade will follow on Main Street in downtown Moscow. DEC. 9 Latah County Historical Society Victorian Christmas Party, 1-4 p.m., McConnell Mansion, 110 S. Adams St., Moscow. Event features treats, hot wassail, childrens crafts and performances by the Palouse Chorale Societys Chamber Choir.
DEC. 1 The Helpless 5:30 p.m., Todd Hall auditorium, Washington State University, Pullman. This Korean film is part of the International Film Showcase Series. DEC. 4 Soul Surfer (PG-2011), 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. Donations accepted to go toward purchase of a portable stage lift for helping the Kenworthy and other staged events in the community achieve ADA compliance. Sponsored by the Disability Action Center NW.
NOV. 30 Garrett Snedeker, student piano recital, 8 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall, Washington State University, Pullman. Live salsa music, 9 p.m., ricos, 200 E. Main St., Pullman. Jazz jam, 8 p.m., Bucers Coffeehouse Pub, 201 S. Main St., Moscow. NOV. 30 AND DEC. 2 Heustis Kountry Band, dance music, 7-10 p.m., Sixth Street Senior Center, 832 Sixth St., Clarkston. Cost: $5. DEC. 1 University of Idaho Jazz Bands and Choirs, 6:30 p.m., UI Administration Building auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. Cost: $5/regular price, $3/students and seniors. Christmas with the Nelsons, featuring twin brothers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, 7 p.m., Coeur dAlene Casino, 37914 S. Nukwalqw Road, Worley, Idaho. The brothers are the grandsons of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, stars of the 1952-1966 TV sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and sons of Ricky Nelson, actor, teen idol and musician/recording artist. Cost: $35/reserved, $25/general admission. Tickets: www.cdacasino.com or (800) 523-2565. BlackHawk, country duo featuring Henry Paul and Dave Robbins, 7 p.m., Boomtown, 516 Main St., Lewiston. Cost: $20/advance, $30/door. Tickets: Rosauers, Lewiston GNC, 21st Street Chevron Dyna Mart, Thain Chevron Dyna Mart and Southway Liberty Dnya Mart. Sol Seed, five-member band from Eugene, 9:30 p.m., 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow. Samuel Dickison, folk, 8 p.m., Bucers Coffeehouse Pub, 201 S. Main St., Moscow. DEC. 1-2 Odd Bird Blues, five-member blue and rock band, 9:45 p.m., Ricos, 200 E. Main St., Pullman. DEC. 1 AND 3 Around the World At Christmas, Palouse Choral Societys Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 3, St. Boniface Catholic Church, Uniontown. Program covers Christmas music traditions of Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean; and features Stephen Hatfields Christmas medley, In Europam Natus Est. Cost: $20/adults, $8/students, free/children ages 6-12. Tickets: palousechoralsociety.org. Orofino Community Christmas Concerts, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3, St. Theresas Catholic Church, 446 Brown Ave., Orofino. Features performances by the adult choir and childrens choir, and an audience Christmas carol singalong. DEC. 2 Joy to the World, biannual presentation of traditional holiday favorites, world music and dance, 7:30 p.m., Administration Building auditorium, University of Idaho, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. Cost: $16/adults, $14/students, $10/ages 15 and younger. Proceeds benefit the Festival Dance Scholarship Fund. Tickets: Festival Dance office, (208) 883-3267. Joy to the World: a Global Holiday, Washington State University School of Musics holiday concert, 2 p.m., Bryan Hall Theatre, Pullman. Features performances by the Treble Choir, Tenor/Bass Choir, Concert Choir, Madrigal/Chamber Singers, Symphony Orchestra. Cost: $15/regular price, $10/seniors and students, free/ages 12 and younger. Paradox, rock/country, 7 p.m., Ricos, 200 E. Main St., Pullman. Six-member cover band includes Jill Freuden (lead vocals, guitar, banjo, ukulele), Tom Preston (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ray Wallace (lead vocals, lead guitar, ukulele, trumpet), Chris McIntosh (bass), Matthew Shirey (drums) and Suzie Hood Davis (percussion). Kappes and Carter, Christmas music, 8 p.m., Bucers Coffeehouse Pub, 201 S. Main St., Moscow. DEC. 3 University of Idaho Orchestra, 4 p.m., Administration Building auditorium, 851 Campus Drive, Moscow. Cost: $5/regular price, $3/students and seniors. DEC. 5 University of Idaho Choirs, 7:30 p.m., Haddock Performance Hall, Blake and West Sweet avenues, Moscow. Features the Vandaleers, Womens Chorus and Mens Chorus. Cost: $5/regular price, $3/students and seniors. Gold Voices, Lewiston High School vocal group, 6:30 p.m., second floor meeting room, Lewiston City Library, 411 D St. Features holiday music and hot cider. Them Coulee Boys of Wisconsin, alt-folk, 9:30 p.m., 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow. Members include Soren Staff, Beau Janke, Jens Staff and Neil Krause. Open mic, 8:30 p.m., Mystic Cafe, 1303 Main St., Lewiston. Sign-ups start at 8 p.m. DEC. 7 Sonos Handbell Ensemble Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre, Daggy Hall, Washington State University, Pullman. Cost: $18/regular price, $15/ages 60 and older, $9/non-WSU students and youth, free/WSU students with ID. Tickets: TicketsWest.com, (800) 325-7328, TicketsWest outlets, including Beasley Coliseum ticket office and Rosauers. DEC. 8 University of Idaho Jazz Choirs annual holiday concert, 7 p.m., ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, Moscow. Joining the UI choirs will be nearly 1,000 elementary, junior high and high school students from around the region. Admission: donations to benefit Lionel Hampton School of Music student scholarships. DEC. 9 Hells Belles, all-woman AC/DC tribute band, 8 p.m., Clearwater River Casino event center, 17500 Nez Perce Road, Lewiston. Tickets: TicketsWest.com or casino box office. The Glorious Story of Christmas, cantata, 5:30 p.m., Clarkston United Methodist Church, 1242 Highland Ave. Performed by 35 choir members from around the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and directed by James Payne. Tunesmith Night featuring performances by songwriters Erisy Watt, Joseph Hein and Bart Budwig, 7 p.m., Gold Room, Jennings Hotel, 100 N. Main St., Joseph, Ore. Cost: $10. DEC. 10 Christmas Music Concert, free, 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ninth Street and Preston Avenue, Lewiston. Concert will feature choirs, instrumental ensembles and small singing groups. DEC. 12 Twas the Night Before Christmas, barbershop harmony by Inland Harmony Chorus and Palouse Harmony Chorus, 7 p.m., Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main St., Moscow. Event is fundraiser for Sojourners Alliance and LC Valley Meals on Wheels. Holiday Concert, Community Band of the Palouse, 7 p.m., Domey Auditorium, Gladish Cultural & Community Center, 115 N.W. State St., Pullman. Jacob Ward will be the featured clarinet soloist. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. DEC. 17 Ultimate Christmas Concert and Singalong, annual fundraiser to benefit Interlink, 3:30 p.m., Clarkston High School auditorium, 401 Chestnut St. Cost: $10. Concert will feature performances by Chad Bramlet, Amy Baker-Stout, Nancy McIntosh, Becci Tank, Kelly Riddle, Shania, Clearwater Pipes and Drums, Jeanene Sander, Frances Hasenoehrl, Patricia Brinegar, the Dave Marran Family Singers, Isaiah Trembley and Elle Uhling. Wallowa Valley Music Alliance Community Christmas Concert, 4 p.m., Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, 403, N. Main St., Joseph, Ore. Performers include Janis Carper, Bruce Coutant, Rebecca Lenahan (and students), Harmony Rising, the Hobbs Family, Randy Morgan and Jesse Borgerding, Shannon McNerney, Heidi Muller and Bob Webb, Nick Porter and Gail Swart. Admission: $10 donation. DEC. 21 Palouse-Two Rivers Beer Choir, 7 p.m., Slice and Biscuit, 125 E. Second St. DEC. 23 Mark OConnors Appalachian Christmas, bluegrass, 8 p.m., Clearwater River Casino event center, 17500 Nez Perce Road, Lewiston. Tickets: TicketsWest.com or casino box office. DEC. 31 C.D. Woodbury Trio, 8 p.m., Kamiah Hotel Bar and Steakhouse, 501 Fourth St., Kamiah. JAN. 12 Carol Padgham Albrecht, oboe, accompanied by Catherine Anderson, piano, faculty recital, 7:30 p.m., Haddock Performance Hall, Blake and West Sweet avenues, University of Idaho, Moscow. Cost: $5/regular price, $3/students and seniors. JAN. 18 Night Ranger, rock, 7:30 p.m., Pend Oreille Pavilion, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights, Wash. Cost: $35/$45/$65. Tickets: (877) 871-6772. JAN. 24 Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss, country, 7:30 p.m., Pend Oreille Pavilion, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights, Wash. Cost: $45/$55/$65. Tickets: (877) 871-6772. JAN. 26 Three Dog Night, rock, 7:30 p.m., Pend Oreille Pavilion, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights, Wash. Cost: $35/$45/$65. Tickets: (877) 871-6772. Original member Danny Hutton is lead vocalist, while other members include Michael Allsup (guitar), Paul Kingery (bass/vocals), Pat Bautz (drums), Howard Laravea (keyboards), and David Morgan (vocals). FEB. 3 Eddie Money, rock, 8 p.m., Clearwater River Casino event center, 17500 Nez Perce Road, Lewiston. Tickets: TicketsWest.com or casino box office. FEB. 9 Sara Evans, acoustic country, 7:30 p.m., Pend Oreille Pavilion, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights, Wash. Cost: $45/$55/$75. Tickets: (877) 871-6772. FEB. 11 The Pointer Sisters, R&B, 7:30 p.m., Pend Oreille Pavilion, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights, Wash. Cost: $45/$55/$75. Tickets: (877) 871-6772. Currently, the group features original member Ruth Pointer, her daughter, Issa Pointer; and her granddaughter, Sadako Pointer. MARCH 1 Queensryche, heavy metal, 7:30 p.m., Pend Oreille Pavilion, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights, Wash. Cost: $35/$45/$65. Tickets: (877) 871-6772.
SCHOOL & CAMPUS
DEC. 1 Cosmic Yoga, planetarium show, 7 p.m., Washington State University planetarium, Room 231, Sloan Hall, Pullman. ... An evening exploring the cosmos with gentle yoga, beautiful live music and images from the near and far universe. Features yoga instructor and live musicians providing ambient music. Cost: $15 (cash or check only). DEC. 3 Some Like it Hot, planetarium show, 5 p.m., Washington State University planetarium, Room 231, Sloan Hall, Pullman. Explore temperature in the universe, from the cryogenic outer reaches to the stellar nuclear furnaces. Cost: $5 (cash or check only). SPORTS & OUTDOORS DEC. 2 Santa Run, Swallows Park, Highway 129, Clarkston. Check-in and late registration is at 10 a.m.
DEC. 1-10 A Childs Christmas in Wales, a musical based on the Dylan Thomas short story, staged by University of Idaho Theatre Arts, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 7 and 9, 2 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 10, Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Cost: $5-$15. Tickets: BookPeople of Moscow, Shoup Hall Room 201, or (208) 885-6465. DEC. 1-3 AND 7-10 Babes in Toyland, staged by the Pullman Civic Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and 7-9, 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10, 1220 N.W. Nye St., Pullman. Cost: $10-$12. Tickets: online at pulmancivictheatre.org/tickets, (509) 332-8406 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org DEC. 2 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: the Story in Dance, staged by Footnotes Dance Studio, 1 and 3 p.m., Silverthorne Theater, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston. Cost: $5. DEC. 7, 9, 14-16 James and the Giant Peach: the Musical, staged by the Clarkston and Lewiston High School drama clubs, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 9, 14-16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16, CHS auditorium, 401 Chestnut St. Cost: $12/regular price, $10/students and seniors. DEC. 9 A Christmas Carol, staged by Main Street Dance Studio, 1 and 7 p.m., Lewiston High School auditorium, 1114 Ninth Ave. Features a variety of dance styles including ballet, Irish, tap, ballroom and dance team. Cost: $10/regular price (or $5 with a donation of two cans of food), $5/ages 4-11, free/ages 3 and younger. DEC. 21-23 A Cozy Christmas Cabaret, 7 p.m., Orchid Room, upstairs at Morgans Alley, 301 Main St., Lewiston. Event also will feature a specialty baked goods silent auction and proceeds will benefit the Lewiston Civic Theatre. Includes desserts and a no-host bar. Cost: $20/regular price, $12/ages 12 and younger when accompanied by an adult. Tickets: Lewiston Civic Theatre, 832 Main St., noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, (208) 746-3401, www.lctheatre.org. JAN. 5-21 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, staged by the Lewiston Civic Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20, 2 p.m. Jan. 7, 14 and 21, Silverthorne Theater, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston. Tickets: lctheatre.org. Cost: $19/regular price, $16/veterans and those age 60 and older, $14/students ages 13-college, $11/ages 12 and younger.
NOV. 30 An Evening of History: Colonial Medicine with Donal Wilkinson, 5:30 p.m., Moscow Public Library, 110 S. Jefferson St. Wilkinsons presentation will include medicine practiced during colonial times and artifacts, including a replica of the medical chest that Meriwether Lewis carried West. DEC. 7 Representatives from the Kelley Lab at Washington State University, Science After Hours presentation on evolutionary genomics and adaptations to extreme climates, 7 p.m., Last Frontier Pizza Co., 100 W. Fourth St., Moscow. DEC. 13 Single Payer Systems and American Healthcare, by John Rusche of Lewiston, League of Women Voters of Moscow forum, noon-1 p.m., 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow. Rusche is a retired physician who served six terms in the Idaho House of Representatives.