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Etcetera: April 18, 2019


April 18, 2019

Libraries plan for Earth Day

Samantha DeMars and Nicole De La Cruz will talk about the do's and don'ts of hiking Monday, April 22, at 6 p.m. at the Garfield Library. Discussion will include clothing, footwear, gear, safety and local favorite hiking spots.

Malden Library will host a town walk and clean-up day Monday, April 22 at 5 p.m. Families are invited to walk around town while picking up litter along the way. Gloves and bags will be provided.

The Endicott Library's annual town clean-up day will be Wednesday, April 24, at 2:30 p.m. as part of an after school event. Youngsters in grades kindergarten and up are invited to gather at the library to do litter patrol around town. Parents and teenagers are encouraged to attend and assist the younger ones. Supplies and snacks will be provided.

Backpacks are available for checkout from the library as part of the Bonnie Belle collection. The three outdoor-themed backpacks were developed as a way of encouraging participation in outdoor activities and were made possible by donations from Maribeth Kjack, the Whitman County Parks Department and the Tom Bihn Company.

For additional information, contact Sarah Anderson at the Garfield Library, Vanessa Place at the Malden Library and Tia Langston at the Endicott Library. http://www.whitco.lib. wa.us.

Easter sunrise service at Benge

Benge Community Church plans an Easter sunrise service April 21 at 7:30 a.m. above the Cow Creek Falls which is located on Mack Road approximately a mile north of its intersection with the Benge-Washtucna Road. Speaker will be rancher Jerry Snyder.

For more information call the Roy Clinesmiths residence: 887-2434.

Writers to appear for 'Indie' day

To observe Indie Bookstore Day, a national party at independent book stores across the country April 27, Palouse Writers Guild has teamed-up with BookPeople of Moscow to host a book signing by local authors.

Three groups of authors will be featured with Guy Worthey, Sanan Kolva, Katherine Sterling and Mark Rounds, 10 a.m. until noon; Annette Pimental, Al Halsey, Kolva and Worthey, noon to 2 p.m .; Rounds, Halsey, Pimental and SFCC-Pullman Creative Writing Club, 2 to 4 p.m.

Plants of the Wild talk set at Tekoa

Kathy Hutton with Plants of the Wild will visit the Tekoa Library Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. to present ideas for natural landscaping and answer questions about landscaping and gardening with plants that are native to our area.

Plants of the Wild located just outside of Tekoa started in 1979 with a goal of providing quality plant material for restoration and reclamation projects. They also have developed solutions for low-maintenance, water-conserving landscapes.

For more information, contact Shelly Ausmus at the Tekoa Library.

Tekoa Library is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 12 - 6 p.m.

'Captain Hellfire' begins U of I run

“The Three Keys of Captain Hellfire” will make its world premiere April 19-27 at the University of Idaho.

Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts, “Hellfire” dives into a world of sea-going rogues where everyone has a secret and wants to strike it rich. With sword fights, assorted scallywags and buried treasure, “Hellfire” packs action and song into a visually stunning production featuring alumni and students from U of I’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. April 19-20 and 25-27 and 2 p.m. April 20 and 27 at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow. Admission is free for U of I students and $5-15 for the public.

Tickets are available at BookPeople of Moscow, at Shoup Hall suite 201, by calling 208-885-6465 or at the door 60 minutes before curtain.

Playwright Ariana Burns of Moscow, who earned two degrees from U of I, developed “Hellfire.” She wrote the play while she worked two seasons of stage operations with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.



WSU Retirees

WSU’s Dan Nordquist will discuss research being done on cannabis at the WSU Retirees Association’s monthly meeting Tuesday, April 23, at 1:30 p.m. in the Pullman Senior Center at Pullman City Hall.

Nordquist, associate vice president for the office of research support and operations, will present four specific themes that have been identified to establish WSU as a global leader in cannabis research: (1) policy and outreach, (2) improving health and well-being, (3) public policy and safety and (4) economics and agricultural research.

Association meeting are open to the public and local residents are encouraged to attend. Dan Coonrad is president of the retirees association. Refreshments are served at each meeting.


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