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Eat, Drink and Support the Lewiston Civic Theatre

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6-9:00 p.m. Come enjoy the great wine, food and atmosphere of the Lindsay Creek Vineyards and support the Lewiston Civic Theatre. LCV donates a portion of the evening’s profits to the theatre!

Where & when
3107 Powers Ave., Lewiston, Idaho
Jan. 30, 2020, 6-9:00 p.m.

Contact
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2020-01-05T23:57:00-08:00Announcement|

Elk River Backcountry Byway

This is a low-key, off-the-beaten path adventure, stretching 57 miles along back roads replete with forests, wildlife and access to backcountry adventure.

The byway connects Orofino to Boville via Elk River. It’s mostly gravel from Elk River to Orofino. From Orofino: Wells Bench road from Idaho 7, cross the North Fork of the Clearwater at Dent Bridge, then to Elk River where it joins Idaho 8 to Bovill.

Allow two hours for this drive, which is maintained year round, but isn’t recommended for a winter drive! Be sure to stop in Elk River for a burger, cold drink or huckleberry ice cream cone. Take advantage of plentiful camping, boating and fishing in season. During the winter, take advantage of trails for snowmobiling and skiing along the route.

Choose your campsite in the forest lands along the byway are open to unimproved camping. Remember to “Pack it in, Pack it out.”

See our video!

2020-01-30T20:01:57-08:00Scenic Byways|

Gold Rush Historic Byway

Immerse yourself in scenery, history and wildlife on this 43-mile route from Greer to Weippe and Pierce. This is a wonderful detour from U.S. Highway 12’s Northwest Passage Scenic Byway.

From the junction with U.S. 12, cross the Clearwater River at Greer and follow Idaho 11 up a steep grade to Weippe and Pierce. Take in panoramic views of the Clearwater Valley along the way.

Allow 2 1/2 hours or more for stops at scenic turnouts and visits to local businesses and historical sites in Pierce (where Idaho’s gold was first discovered) and Weippe, where native camus roots, prized food for Native Americans, still flower in the spring. 

Camping, fishing, riding and hiking are on tap in summer. During winter, ski and snowmobile on 350 miles of groomed and open trails. The byway can be icy during the winter months.

See our video!

2020-01-30T20:28:07-08:00Scenic Byways|

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art – Washington State University

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU increases arts access for the Inland Northwest region, inviting visitors to experience the vitality of art in six galleries exhibiting preeminent artists from around the globe. Visitors can find the museum on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium on the WSU Pullman campus. Visit the Museum website for a schedule of free exhibitions and events.

Where & When
1535 NE Wilson Road, Pullman, WA 99164-7301 – on Terrell Mall, across from Martin Stadium
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. -4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday

Contact
509.335.6282
debby_stinson@wsu.edu
museum.wsu.edu
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Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway

Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway traverses an area where the lakes, mountains, and beautiful summer weather have made it one of the most famous summer playgrounds and resort destinations in the Pacific Northwest. It’s also home to a variety of wildlife, including moose, deer, elk, bear and several bird species.

The byway begins at the junction of Interstate 90 and Idaho 97 and follows Idaho 97 south and east along Lake Coeur d’Alene to Idaho 3. Take your time to explore along this two-lane, paved winding road.

Great for year-round visits, even in December and January when the eagles congregate between Wolf Lodge Bay and Beauty Bay. Wildlife is diverse throughout the year, and Lake Coeur d’Alene is home to the largest population of nesting osprey in the Western states. Summer attractions include camping, boating, water sports, cycling, bird watching, and fishing. During the fall you can enjoy the leaves changing colors along the lake.

Allow 1 1/2 hours for this 36-mile drive. You’ll want more time to explore the outdoors and a mid-way stop at the town of Harrison for huckleberry ice cream and a dose of Idaho history. Take a break and stretch your legs on the Mineral Ridge Trail, which offers panoramic views of the lake, as well as several learning stations describing the area’s botany and animal life.

At Idaho 3, the byway meets up with the White Pine Scenic Byway.

See our video!

 

2020-01-30T18:42:20-08:00Scenic Byways|

Northwest Passage Scenic Byway

Follow 202 miles of the Lewis and Clark and Nez Perce National Historic Trails through the ancestral homeland of the Nez Perce people on this National Scenic Byway and All American Road—and Northern Rockies Top 10 Scenic Drive (see www.drivethetop10.com).

The drive takes travelers from Lewiston, Idaho, to Lolo Pass on U.S. Highway 12. At Kooskia the byway splits with one segment heading south on Idaho Highway 13 toward the Camas Prairie and the town of Grangeville. The other segment of this national treasure continues east on US 12 following the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River, and the Lochsa Wild and Scenic River, through a magnificent wilderness to the Lolo Pass Visitor Center where Idaho and Montana meet.

Allow four hours for this drive, but make sure to add time to take in the heritage sites, wildlife viewing, and river recreation along the way.

See our video!

www.nwpassagescenicbyway.org

2020-01-30T20:17:14-08:00Uncategorized|

Palouse Scenic Byway

Ramble all day on this 208-mile scenic drive that criss-crosses southeastern Washington. Of all byways in the Two Degrees NW region, this is the longest because its network of roads cross each other.

Rolling hills abundant with wheat, pea, lentil, mustard seed and canola crops paint this land in shifting colors each season (early to mid summer is best for bright yellows and deep greens). The Palouse’s hilly farmlands (drive backroads linking Rosalia, Oaksdale, Palouse, Colfax or Tekoa) and channeled scablands (east on 26) were all carved some 13,000 years ago when Lake Missoula glaciers dissolved into floods raging up to 20 miles wide and 600 feet deep! Whitman county activists won Washington scenic byway designation for these roads following Indian and wagon trails in 2003 and now aim for federal status.

Watch our video!

See map, and more information at www.palousescenicbyway.com

2020-01-30T19:41:06-08:00Scenic Byways|

SBDC Offers Workshops for Idaho Small Business Owners

The North Central Idaho SBDC is part of a nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers providing no-cost consulting to improve the success of small businesses. One way to get started: a slate of low-cost workshops covering topics ranging from business set-up to bookkeeping to marketing and social media. Download the Spring/Summer 2020 schedule or view it online.

Where & when
Various dates, January through May 2020
406 Main St, Lewiston, ID 83501

Contact

lcsc.edu/sbdc

St. Joe River Scenic Byway

St. Joe River Scenic Byway follows the course of the beautiful St. Joe River, the world’s highest navigable river. Enjoy picturesque mountain landscapes and watch for bald eagles and osprey overhead, and deer, moose, elk and bear along the river’s edge.

The byway follows 47 miles of paved Forest Highway 50 from its junction with Idaho 3 in St. Maries to Avery. Between May and November (depending on snow) the byway extends another 42 miles of gravel road to the Idaho-Montana border. East along the St. Joe River, watch for bald eagles and osprey. At first deep and still, at St. Joe City, the river becomes shallower with more rapids. You’ll see (lr catch) Dolly Vardins, rainbow, cutthroat and other species of trout.

Allow 2 1/2 to 3 hours, one way, for this drive along a two-lane road with numerous pullouts and points of interest. Full services available in St. Maries and Avery; partial services in Calder. Enjoy the many recreation opportunities along the St. Joe Wild and Scenic River and in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.

See our video!

2020-01-30T19:13:55-08:00Scenic Byways|

White Pine Scenic Byway

From Cataldo Mission, Idaho’s oldest standing building, to the picturesque town of St. Maries and Potlatch, the 83 miles of the White Pine Scenic Byway passes lush forests, farm land, mountains, lakes and marshlands to the St. Maries and St. Joe rivers. The largest stand of white pine in the country lies along Idaho 6 in the St. Joe National Forest. And Potlatch was once site of the largest white pine lumber mill in the world.

Allow two hours for this 83 mile drive, plus time to wet a fishing line, take a hike, strap on cross-country skis, or explore the towns along the way. Begin at the junction of Interstate 90 and Idaho 3, south on Idaho 3 to Idaho 6, then southwest to U.S. 95 at Potlatch.

The White Pine Byway (Idaho 3) runs through the St. Joe National Forest and the entrance to the St. Joe Scenic Byway, intersecting with the Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway (Idaho 97). Then follows along the Coeur d’Alene River until it intersects with Interstate 90.

Full services in St. Maries.

See our video!

2020-01-30T19:30:01-08:00Scenic Byways|

Cozy Up with Fiber Arts Exhibition

The Third Street Gallery is staying warm this winter season with Cozy, an invitational exhibition featuring fiber artists of the region. The show will be on display at Moscow City Hall December 9, 2019 – January 31, 2020.

This is a time of year for turning inward, for becoming cozy in the warm spaces and textures of the home. It is also, somewhat paradoxically, a time when people reach out for connections with others in celebration of the season’s many holidays.

The fiber arts, with their warmth and reliance on patterns of connection, are a perfect metaphor for winter’s balance of social flurries and domestic comforts.

Cozy highlights each maker’s personal relationship with materials and processes while revealing how the fiber arts connect the region’s artists.

Third Street Gallery is located on the second and third floors of Moscow City Hall at 206 East Third Street Moscow, ID. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2019-12-07T09:31:21-08:00Announcement|

Prichard Art Gallery Benefit Auction

Feb. 8, 2020, 7 p.m. Bid on over 60 original works from regional and national artists at the 16th Biennial Prichard Art Gallery Benefit Auction. Your purchase supports the exhibitions program of the gallery. Join us for the live auction on Saturday February 8th at 7:00pm. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a special selection of premium wines provided by Nectar. Tickets are available at the gallery for $25 and includes a complementary glass of champagne or sparkling water. Auction Preview is Thursday February 6th at 5:30. You can bid from the website, by phone, or through a proxy bidder. www.uidaho.edu/prichard-auction . The Auction Exhibition is on view December 20th to February 8th.

When & where
Auction: February 8, 7 p.m.
Preview: February 6, 5:30 p.m.
Auction exhibition: December 20-February 8
414 S. Main St., Moscow, ID 83843

Contact
Call 208.885.3586
Email pagallery@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/prichard-auction

2019-12-31T11:59:54-08:00Announcement|

Idaho Author’s WWII Historical Book Available on Audiobook

Traveling over the holidays? Here’s some entertaining and thought-provoking listening.

E.M. (Lizzie) Sloan’s captivating historical nonfiction book, When Songbirds Returned to Paris (Fawkes Press 2016), is now available as an audiobook on most audio platforms. This riveting WWII story is revealed as a conversation between Lizzie and Cecily Lefort, her relative and Special Operation Executives secret agent in France. The innovative exchange revives the life of a spy in animated narration by three professional actors: Kelly Quinnett, Gabi Plumm, and David Harlan.

Listen to a sneak preview of When Songbirds Returned to Paris

Follow E.M. Sloan on Facebook.

Wild at Art

Wild at Art is a contemporary, paint-your-own-pottery studio located in Moscow, Idaho. Whether you are painting pottery or canvas or glass, we offer a variety of media for you to express your creative side. Our studio is open to the public on a drop-in basis during regular studio hours and is also available as a venue for your next personalized group event or private party by arrangement. We are always announcing new events and artistic activities, so be sure to like our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay in touch. If you are looking for a great way to spend time in Moscow, come in, grab some paint, and explore the artist within!

Where & when
118 East 3rd Street, Moscow, ID 83843

Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-7:00 p.m.
Sunday 12-5 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, closed

Contact
(208) 669-2425
gettingwilderatart@gmail.com
moscowwildatart.com
Find us on FacebookInstagram.

 

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Idaho County Orchestra Christmas Concert

December 28, 2019, 2-3 p.m.

The Idaho County Orchestra, led by Jean Melching, will perform a free concert of popular and sacred Christmas music at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 28, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude chapel. Included in the program will be ensembles within the group. The title of the program is “A Musical Celebration.”

Violins include: Carletta Allen, Lana Claussen, Nathan Winder, and Ammon Pikus. Lori Graham plays viola; Barb Cleary plays cello; Bruce Graham plays string bass and guitar; Sr. Karen Martin, Mary Schwartz and Carlee Pikus play clarinet; Joan Haaland, Denise Winder and Hannah Schwartz play flute, Dr. Jared Pikus plays piano.

This concert is free and a reception will follow. The Monastery of St. Gertrude is located at 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood. For more information call 208-962-5065 or email creative@stgertrudes.org.

2019-12-31T12:03:29-08:00Announcement|

Bald Mountain Ski Area

Bald Mountain Ski Area is located in the Clearwater Mountains along the Gold Rush Historic Byway, just outside of Pierce, ID in North Central Idaho. Operated by the The Clearwater Ski Club, a volunteer driven not-for-profit, Bald Mountain offers your whole family affordable, winter fun.

Since establishment in 1959, this authentic ski hill remains true to the roots of skiing. With a Rope Tow and T-Bar, Bald Mountain Ski Area offers terrain for every level of skier and snowboarder.

Where & when
2358 Bald Mountain Road, Pierce, ID 83546
During winter we are open December 26 – January 2; then Weekends & Holiday through 2nd Saturday in March.

Contact
Call 208.464.2311
Email skibaldmtn@gmail.com
skibaldmountain.com
Find us on Facebook & Instagram

Colfax Arts Council Paints the Town

Through an ambitious volunteer-led project, the Colfax Arts Council is giving the eastern Washington town of Colfax a public-art makeover. At a community celebration on October 3, 2019, the town toasted four new public murals and an outdoor installation along the Concrete River featuring fish colorfully painted by school children and community residents.

Debby Stinson, the president of the Colfax Arts Council, described the project’s vision as public art that could attract visitors and also make the community feel good. “When you’re revitalizing a town and want people to know about it, if you create a wonderful backdrop for photos to be shared on social media the town gets more notice,” she said.

Established regional artists designed the murals with plenty of input from city officials, building owners and other stakeholders. The murals are on four downtown buildings:

  • Spokane artistMelissa Cole painted a landscape of native flowers and bees with recycled glass mosaic elements on the Dusty Attic building.
  • Pullman artistCori Dantini added whimsical wheat stalks, flowers and wildlife to the Bully For You building.
  • Colfax painter and art teacher Henry Stinson painted  a pair of American Gothic-style robots with a pitchfork on the side of Fonk’s Coffee House.
  • Spokane artist Yelena Yunin’s design features koi fish and lily pads at the Colfax City Pool facility.

The 3,744 hand-painted fish soon to be installed on the fence along the river have been painted by an untold number of established, aspiring, and occasional artists in school and at community fish-painting parties. When the installation is completed in the summer of 2020, Colfax (pop. 2,860) will realize Debby Stinson’s vision of having “more art than people.”

The project was so successful and brought together so much of the community that the Colfax Arts Council, which raised $32,000 and spearheaded this year’s effort, plans to apply for more grants to continue the projects next year.

 

2019-12-04T09:53:36-08:00Featured Story|

Camas Prairie Winery

North Idaho’s oldest winery, established in 1983. We are a production winery producing 20 different wines. Each vintage is handcrafted in-house from local grapes, fruits and honey. Our award-winning Meads are our signature, crafted with the lightest local honey for a crisp, light flavor.

We are located in the quaint little town of Bovill, Idaho, nestled in the foothills of the Bitterroot Mountains at the junction of Highway 8 and Highway 3. Our lovely tasting room is open seven days a week.

Where & when
207 Main Street, Bovill, ID 83806
Monday-Saturday 11-7 or later, Sunday noon-6:30

Contact
Call (208) 826-3222
Email jeremy@camasprairiewinery.com
camasprairiewinery.com
Find us on Facebook

2020-01-29T16:24:37-08:00Winery, Brewery|

Budding Rose Art Gallery & Clayworks

The Budding Rose Art Gallery and Clayworks is a non-profit gallery for kids. It opened in 1999 as an America’s Promise Discovery Project. The first show happened the 1st weekend in June, 1999, during an annual celebration in Rosalia with 178 multi-media art pieces displayed. To date, 20 years later, more than 4,000 youth-created artworks have been displayed and every student who submits their artwork for display also gets to sign their name on the gallery’s old wooden floor.

Where & when
510 South Whitman, Rosalia, WA 99170

Open by appointment and during following events:
Rosalia Annual Yard Sale — 1st Saturday in May, 10am-4pm
Rosalia Annual Battle Days featuring Student Art Show — 1st Saturday in June, 10am-4pm
Rosalia Annual Quilt Show — last Saturday in July, 10am-3pm
Rosalia Annual Halloween Festival — last Saturday in October, 3pm to evening before nighttime illuminated kids parade
Rosalia Lions Free Photos with Santa and Mrs Santa — 1st Saturday in December, 10am-1pm

Contact
Call (509) 523-4200
Email jcnebel2@aol.com

 

Third Street Gallery

The Third Street Gallery is a space for art in the heart of downtown Moscow. By featuring the work of established and emerging makers from the Palouse and the broader Inland Northwest, the Third Street Gallery celebrates the creative excellence of the region in a well-loved public space.

City of Moscow Arts Staff and members of the Moscow Arts Commission have worked together to create artistic direction for the Third Street Gallery since the gallery’s beginnings in 1998. The gallery features works in a wide range of media, subject matter, and content while presenting a curatorial vision open to all cultures and art forms.

The Third Street Gallery features artwork on the second and third floors inside Moscow City Hall. The building was designed by architect James Knox Taylor in 1911, and was formerly the Moscow Federal Building. Entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 as a Second Renaissance Revival brick building, the structure now houses City offices and meeting spaces such as the City Council Chambers. The Third Street Gallery is an essential part of this building, as it brings art into the center of civic life in the City of Moscow.

Where & when
206 East Third Street, Moscow, ID 83843
Monday – Friday at 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Keep up with us
ci.moscow.id.us/230/Third-Street-Gallery

Contact
Call (208) 883-7036
Email mcherry@ci.moscow.id.us

One World Cafe

Locally owned coffee shop featuring fair trade, organic coffee roasted in Troy, Idaho, locally made artisan pastries, Kombucha, draft beer, wine, in-house sandwiches, and more. Live events including music, readings and dance many nights a week. Rotating artwork throughout both levels. Free wifi and meeting room that can be reserved for up to two hours at no cost.

Where & when
533 S Main St Moscow, ID 83843
Open 7 days a week, 6:30 am -9:00 pm

Contact
Call 208.883.3537
Email owcmoscow@gmail.com
owc-moscow.com
Find us on Facebook & Instagram

2020-01-29T16:30:20-08:00Restaurant|

Libey Gallery in The Center at Colfax Library

Libey Gallery features local artists and photographers showing and selling their works. Adjacent to the Colfax Library, two large gallery rooms with custom lighting and sound provide a pleasing atmosphere for showcasing local talent. Libey Gallery also plays host to community events like December’s Festival of Trees and provides rental options for private functions.

Located at the second stoplight in Colfax, don’t miss the Libey Gallery – and while you are visiting, stroll around the adjacent Colfax Library to see the many historic exhibits and art pieces on display there!

Where & when
102 S. Main Street Colfax, WA 99111
Monday-Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday 1-5pm
Closed holidays

Contact
Call (509) 397-4366
Email kirkpatr@colfax.com
whitco.lib.wa.us