Upcoming events in Pullman and Moscow

From staff reports

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More movies, now concerts staged in Reaney Park

A concert series in Reaney Park will begin July 9 with a performance by the Community Band of the Palouse, which plays a range of genres from show tunes to Dixieland.

Meanwhile, the outdoor movie series in the park is scheduled to continue July 11 with a screening of Disney’s “Frozen.”

Food will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the bands will perform from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first two dates of the concert series.

More information is available from Pullman Parks & Recreation, which has coordinated both series, at 509-338-3227.

Ice Age floods expert to explain Palouse landscape

An expert on the Lake Missoula Floods will explain how the Ice Age events shaped the terrain of eastern Washington July 9 at the Regional Theatre of the Palouse.

Rick Thompson, the president of the Lower Columbia Chapter of the Ice Age Flood Institute, will use maps, photos and other illustrations to reveal how 500 cubic miles of water, ice and mud swept across the Pacific Northwest thousands of years ago.

The presentation, titled “A Bird’s-Eye View of the Lake Missoula Floods,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. It is part of the adult summer reading program coordinated by the Neill Public Library.

The theater is located at 122 N Grand Ave. in Pullman.

Firefighters to read kids’ books at public library

Firefighters from the Pullman Fire Department will read kids’ books, talk about their jobs and show off equipment July 10 at the Neill Public Library.

The reading will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. as part of the library’s summer reading program. It is free and open to young children and their families or caregivers.

“Gone Feral” author to visit Moscow bookstore

Californian author Novella Carpenter – formerly a bug handler, book editor, projectionist, hamster egg cell collector, and most recently, journalist – will read and sign copies of her latest book July 10 at BookPeople of Moscow.

“Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild” tells the story of Carpenter’s hippie parents and her own journey to become a parent. The signing will begin at 7:30 p.m., and refreshments will be provided.

Carpenter grew up in rural parts of Idaho and Washington. She studied biology and English at the University of Washington and graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied with author Michael Pollan.

Her most popular book is the 2009 memoir “Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer.”

BookPeople is located at 521 S Main St. in Moscow.

Bollywood dancers to support local food banks

Dance enthusiasts will support local food banks July 12 with a Bollywood-inspired Zumba marathon.

The Bollywood Zumbathon will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gladish Community Center gym. Zumba instructors from the area will lead the party.

Two nonperishable food bank items are required for entry. Organizers say their goal is to collect 1,000 pounds of food.

Bollywood is the informal name of the Mumbai-based film industry in India. The dances combine traditional Indian styles with some influence of jazz, hip-hop and modern dance.

More information can be found on the Bollywood Zumbathon Facebook page.

Traveling storyteller tweaks classic fairy tales

Louisiana native Justin Cooley is known for telling classic fairy tales with Cajun twists, and on July 15 he’ll visit the Neill Public Library to engage an audience of all ages.

Cooley, who has read in schools and libraries for years, will ask the audience to participate in a bout of toe-tapping “crawfish shuffling.”

The performance will begin at 1 p.m. in the Heritage Addition of the library. It is free and open to the public.

Moscow event boasts artists, food, music

Artists from across the Palouse will show off their work July 16 at a community event in Moscow.

An Art Affair will feature various forms of art, including interactive photography. Additionally there will be a band, a no-host bar from One World Café, and pizza from the mobile parlor PRLR.

The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Moscow. It is free and open to the public.

More information can be found on the Facebook page for the event.

Hikers wanted for northern Idaho trek

Backpacking enthusiasts will soon embark on a weekend trek through northern Idaho wilderness with University Recreation’s Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC).

From the morning of July 26 to the evening of July 27, the ORC will lead hikers through the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Sights will include the expansive Bitterroot Range and the lakes of Steven’s Peak.

The trip costs $95 for Student Recreation Center members and $125 for non-members. The ORC will provide backpacking equipment, transportation and an adventure facilitator.

The deadline to register is July 20, and no experience is required. A pre-trip meeting will be held at 6 p.m. July 23 at the ORC.

The registration form and more information can be found on the UREC website.

Pullman hosts art walk of its own

A self-guided public art show will be held July 18 in downtown Pullman.

The fifth annual ArtWalk will feature a variety of art that includes photography, paintings and drawings, mixed media and yarn-bombing.

An artist reception will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and feature free refreshments. The band Monsterbirdle will play music beginning at 5 p.m. in Pine Street Plaza.

Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson will present the mayor’s award to artist Patrick Silar at 5:30 p.m. for his work on the mural in the plaza. Free cake will be available to the public.

The YMCA at WSU will provide chalk for children at a booth in High Street Plaza.

Entertainment continues in East City Park

Moscow’s Entertainment in the Park series will continue July 11 with activities, performances and live music in East City Park.

Science Magic with Jeff Evans will feature unique demonstrations of scientific principles, such as air pressure and center of mass, at 6 p.m. The Moscow Arts Commission Band featuring Dance With Me! will follow from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

More information can be found by calling the Latah County Library at (208) 882-3925.