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April Poetry Relay

Mark your calendars for the upcoming April Poetry Relay, coming to a computer screen near you, April 15 at 7 p.m.
Join us for a digital evening of poetry, featuring original creations from area poets Ron McFarland, Ed Flathers, D’Wayne Hodgins, and current Moscow Poet Laureate Susan Hodgins. The event will be hosted by poet and University of Idaho professor, Michael McGriff. The evening will also feature music from the Palouse Jazz Project, a faculty sextet at the Lionel Hampton School of Music.
To reserve your free ticket, visit https://bit.ly/2021aprilpoetryrelay.
For more information about the participating poets, the April Poetry Relay, and the Moscow Poet Laureate program, visit: https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/217/Poet-Laureate.

Colfax Fish Fence

The “fish fence” project beautifies the chain link barrier fence along the South Fork of the Palouse River that runs through Colfax, Washington. 3,700 fish were created by students and citizens throughout Whitman County. WSU Students put the fish on the fence along the river downtown.


Along the river behind the US Bank branch (101 N. Main St.) and the Whitman County Library (102 S. Main St.) Colfax, WA 99111

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Deep Roots Farm

Deep Roots Farm is owned and operated by Greg Freistadt and Marci Miller. They have been growing on the Palouse since 2009 using methods that promote biodiversity. Certified Naturally Grown (https://certified.naturallygrown.org/).

Deep Roots’ farming philosophy: “We seek to regenerate the soil that enables our growing while respecting its natural processes. We do not use Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). We support the propagation of heirloom varieties whenever we can. Our management practices build vigorous, complex communities of plants, animals, microorganisms, insects, and people without chemicals.”

Where and When
The farm stand at 225 E Henley St Moscow is open 7 days a week 9am- dusk in season,
Moscow Farmers Market when in season and through their CSA program

Email deeproots.csa@gmail.com
Find them on Facebook and Instagram

Ed Corkill Memorial Trail

Ed Corkill Memorial Trail is a 10.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Juliaetta, Idaho that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Essential Art Gallery

Located on uptown Main Street Moscow, Essential Art Gallery is the premier gallery in Moscow. Featuring over 100 artists from the United States and Canada, including many local and Pacific Northwest artists. Each item in the store is hand-picked for quality by  Michael McCoy; a full-time artist since 1995 and Essential Art Gallery curator for over 15 years. There is a story behind every piece and every artist, and no two pieces are alike. Specializing in affordable art, award winning chocolate from Boise, ID, playfully elegant gifts for every occasion, there is always something new at the Essential Art Gallery. Check out our virtual tour on our website. Call to verify inventory.

Where and When
203 S Main Street Moscow, ID
Tuesday – Saturday – 10:30am-5:00pm

Call 208.571.5654
Email essartgallery@gmail.com
Find us on Facebook and Instagram

Goose House Bakery

Goose House Bakery is an online bakery providing the local community with seriously scrumptious works of art – each handmade with love. The website menus feature a range of jaw-dropping specialty cakes, specialty desserts such as seasonal tarts, pies, bars, and minis using fresh, local ingredients, as well as custom wedding cakes for your special day, and pantry items. Goose House offers free Moscow delivery or curbside pick-up appointments for online orders 7 days a week.

Where and When
Get in touch via the website at any time, 24/7. Goose House offers free Moscow delivery or curbside pick-up appointments for online orders 7 days a week.*

*Orders are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and often book-up quickly; please inquire about whether your date is available through the ‘Contact/Order’ page on the website.

In addition to the full range of menu items available for order at goosehousebakery.com, select Goose House Bakery items can be found daily at downtown Moscow’s One World Cafe. Goose House also participates in the Winter Market, held November through March at the 1912 Center, Moscow.

Find them on Facebook and Instagram

John Wayne Pioneer Trail: Ewan to Tekoa

John Wayne Pioneer Trail: Ewan to Tekoa is a 47.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Saint John, Washington that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This trail is in the process of being renamed the Palouse to Cascade Trail.

Kindred Spirits Arts

Artist owned gift shop that supports local vendors as well. This little shop is stocked full of a variety of great items with various price ranges for everyone. Glass, pottery, Gourds, fabric items, water and oil paintings, photography, hand made Idaho souvenirs, and much more. New items added daily.

Where and When
105 S Coeur d’ Alene Avenue Harrison, ID 83833
Thursday through Sunday 11 to 5

Call 208.582.1683
Email dgregoire57@gmail.com
Find them on Facebook

Libey Gallery in downtown Colfax reopens to the public

Art enthusiasts can once enjoy the photography, painting and sculptural exhibits at Libey Gallery in downtown Colfax. Located in the Bettie Steiger Community Center, adjacent the Colfax Library, the gallery is now open to the public Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday and Friday 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays 1-5 p.m.


Entry to the Gallery is offered via the library front door at 102 S. Main Street.  Artists currently showing and selling their works in the gallery are Gabriella Ball, Vicki Broeckel, Ken Carper, Dan Codd, Bob Krikac, Sharon Lindsay, Tom Mohr, Molly Rice, Marla Robbins, Russ Robbins, Nancy Rothwell and Carrie Vielle.


Due to Coronavirus and related mandates, a number of safety measures are in place in the gallery. Guests are required to wear facemasks, browsing time is limited to 15 minutes when busy and social distancing is being enforced. A maximum of 10 people are allowed in the Gallery at any one time while classes, community programs and facility rental are not permitted at this time.


For more information about the reopening of Libey Gallery or Whitman County Libraries, call (509) 397-4366; visit the library’s website at www.whitco.lib.wa.us or like us on Facebook.




Merry Cellars

Through gentle treatment in all phases of the winemaking process, we craft wines that you will enjoy time and time again – wines that we are proud to put our family’s name on. Our grapes are hand picked and hand sorted. With gentle crushing, restrained pressing, and minimal filtration, we create wines that are age-worthy, yet approachable.

Where & When
Open Monday-Saturday 12pm-6pm
1300 NE Henley Ct. Pullman, WA | (509) 338-4699

Visit their website: merrycellars.com
Find them on Facebook and Instagram

Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association (MAMBA)

MAMBA (Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association) is a group of like-minded volunteers and landowners working to provide a network of trails on Moscow Mtn and offer a variety of recreational opportunities for bikers, hikers, runners, and horseback riders. Continual access depends on the responsible & respectful use of this private land. We invite you to join our group in supporting, building and maintaining MAMBA’s trails.

Find more information at mambatrails.org


Moscow Brewing Company

The proprietors of Moscow Brewing Company are devoted to exceptional craft beers, all brewed in house on a 3BBL system, with local malt and hops showcasing the amazing growing region they call home. When you walk in the door at Moscow Brewing Company you will find the beer cold and the atmosphere warm. Spend an afternoon in their small tap room in North Moscow and find yourself among friends! Moscow Brewing Company is a haven for beer lovers!

Where & When
630 N. Almon St Ste. 130 Moscow, ID 83843
Open Monday – Thursday 4 – 8pm, Friday & Saturday 4 – 9pm

Call (208) 596-4058
Email info@moscowbrewing.com
Find them on Facebook and Instagram!

Moscow Farmers Market Ranked 15th in the Nation

The American Farmland Trust Farmers Market Celebration voting period closed on Sun. Sept. 20, 2020. Final standings were announced last week, recognizing leading markets based on the number and type of endorsements each received. More than 1,250 markets participated in the celebration. The results from this year’s celebration ranked the Moscow Farmers Market as the 11th best farmers market nationwide, third in the Pacific Region, and second in Idaho.

The Moscow Farmers Market has placed in the top 20 farmers markets nationwide since 2015, and this year marks its highest national ranking yet.

The City of Moscow thanks the many individuals that voted in this year’s American Farmland Trust Farmers Market Celebration. Mark your calendars for next year’s celebration which will open mid-June 2021.

The Moscow Farmers Market, and its contactless option, the Motor-In Moscow Farmers Market, will end the 2020 season on Oct. 31.

For regular updates about the Moscow Farmers Market and its vendors, find us on Facebook @MoscowFarmersMarket or visit www.ci.moscow.id.us/197/Farmers-Market.


Promotion and Preservation: Best Practices in Rural Destination Management Webinar

Building community resilience through rural innovation entrepreneurship from Penn State Extension. Free webinar for anyone to view.



Shuttered Venue Operations Grant

Are you a theatrical producer, talent representative, venue promoter or do you operate a live venue, live performing arts organization, movie house or cultural institution and have been impacted by COVID-19? Register for SBA’s webinar on Thursday, January 14, at 3 p.m. ET, for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program included in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act. Eligible organizations with a reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to receive up to a $10 million grant under the program.

About this Event

Join this webinar for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program included in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. Eligible organizations with a reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to receive up to a $10 million grant under the program. In total, the Economic Aid Act allocates $15 billion for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants. This webinar will provide introductory information about the grants, who can apply, how potential organizations can prepare, and other detail re: eligibility and applications.
This webinar will provide introductory information about the grants, who can apply, how potential organizations can prepare, and additional details re: eligibility and applications. 

This webinar is at Thursday, January 14, at 1 p.m MST. . You can register HERE. 


SWALE is an online shop, downtown storefront, and small-batch work/print shop, located in Palouse, Washington. We carry a curated collection of thoughtfully-produced goods that feature our rich rural cultural scene–including original screen-printed goods, pottery, art, accessories, and more. SWALE is woman-owned, progressive, and committed to radical neighboring. Purchase items and gift cards online or in-store.

When & Where
125 E Main St Palouse, WA 99161
Thursday – Saturday 10am-5pm

Call 360.441.1918
Find Swale on Instagram


Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes – Plummer Trailhead

The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is one of the most spectacular trails in the western United States.  It was named one of the 25 top trails in the nation in 2010 by the Rails to Trails Conservancy. The trail runs for 73 miles on smooth asphalt that is perfect for bicycles, in-line skaters, walkers and wheelchairs, winter Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, birding, and wildlife viewing.

The Trail of the Coeur d’ Alenes is a 73-mile paved trail spanning the Idaho panhandle between Mullan and Plummer. It was created through a unique partnership between the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Union Pacific Railroad, the U. S. Government, and the State of Idaho. The trail meanders through the historic Silver Valley, along the Coeur d’Alene River past scenic Lake Coeur d’Alene and through rolling farmlands to Plummer. Twenty developed trailheads provide entry points, and there are twenty scenic waysides along the route with tables to stop for a picnic or a short rest…

See more info on the Idaho Parks & Recreation website


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