Community Briefs

GEMS PTA scholarship available to GHS seniors

GRANGEVILLE — Applications are being accepted for the GEMS (Grangeville Elementary Middle School) Parent Teacher Association Scholarship through May 1. Applicants must be graduating seniors from Grangeville High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA, seeking a degree in the field of education. Applications are available at the GHS.

Sale set to benefit ARF

GRANGEVILLE — Kaitlyn Forsyth is having a garage sale as part of her high school senior project in support of the Animal Rescue Foundation. It is set for this Saturday, April 30, 8 a.m. to noon at the storage unit behind White Horse Business Center.

‘Dessert at the Museum’ is set for May 14

CLEARWATER — The friends of the Clearwater-Elk City Wagon Road are hosting a “Dessert at the Museum” Saturday, May 14, 1-4 pm. All are welcome. The museum will be open and coffee, tea, and desserts will be served. The Wagon Road museum is a step into the past which was opened three years ago in the Clearwater Grange hall in downtown Clearwater.

The Wagon Road was built in 1894-95 to haul supplies from rail lines in Stites and Harpster to the mining camps around Elk City. The road is 53 miles long. The museum celebrates this era and history of the Clearwater area. There are many displays of pictures and items of the past.

Contact Carol, 926-7465, Suzanne 926-4278, or Linda 926-4606.

Fiddlers to be at Hoot’s this weekend

WHITE BIRD — Hoot’s Café will be the host for the State Old Time Fiddlers Convention Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30.

Jam sessions will be held throughout both days and guitar and fiddle classes will be available Saturday, free to the public.

Each night will offer dancing and stage shows and food is available for purchase. Saturday night, 5 p.m., a buffet will be available for $12 per person.

Dance to be held in Stites

STITES — The monthly dance is set for the Country Center one-quarter mile south of Stites on Highway 13, 1-4 p.m. The main dish is provided; bring a dish to share. Cost is 5 per person.

Call Pidge Jenkins at 926-0914.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for May 4

CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, May 4, noon. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. The cook said chicken Alfredo, salad and dessert will be served this day. All are welcome. Call 926-7776.

May Fiesta dinner set for White Bird May 1

WHITE BIRD — Rebekah ‘May Fiesta’ Dinner (formerly known as the “Cinco de Mayo Dinner”) is set for Sunday, May 1, at the IOOF Hall, downtown. This starts at noon, and lasts until the home-cooked enchiladas, chili rellenos, Mexican lasagna, rice, beans and flan are gone.

This annual fund-raiser supports the local Rebekahs; all proceeds and donations this year will go the “chair fund” to replace old and worn chairs. The community uses the IOOF Hall throughout the year for events and activities, both public and private, so the chairs are well-used.

Mental health panel on tap for May 12

GRANGEVILLE — May is Mental Health Month. On May 12, five regional professionals will discuss the many facets of community mental health during a Growing Our Understanding public forum. This event will be at the Grangeville Senior Citizen’s Center from 6 to 8 p.m. The panelists will be Dean Allen, John Bradbury, Jessica Chilcott, Jennifer Griffis and Dan Schmidt. Call 983-2821 or 983-3763.

Stefani to be honored at GHS’s May 4 concert GRANGEVILLE — The community is invited to attend the Grangeville High School spring concert Wednesday, May 4, 6:30 p.m., at GHS. This spring awards concert will feature Varsity Blue, Concert Choir, GHS Band, guitar class and Jazz Band. In addition, the Grangeville Community Foundation (GCF) will award director Kathy Stefani as the 2016 recipient of the Orrin and Eleanora Webb Community Giving Award. This third annual award recognizes “those who demonstrate the spirit of philanthropy in our community,” the GCF certificate reads. A brief award presentation will take place just prior to the concert. The following night, Thursday, May 5, 6:30 p.m., the Grangeville Elementary Middle School Concert will be held.

Notes and Floats set for Nazarene church April 30

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Church of the Nazarene will host a “Notes and Floats” event Saturday, April 30, 7 p.m., at the church, 515 W. N. 2nd Street.

The evening will include a music concert followed by dessert. The concert will feature Mark Newman of Grangeville, the Grangeville High School Jazz Band and the Cornerstone Kids. Tickets are a $10 donation with those 4 and younger getting in at no cost.

All proceeds will benefit Cornerstone Christian Learning Center which is an outreach ministry of the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene.

GCL seeking volunteers for summer program; Art in the Park applications available

GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville Centennial Library is seeking volunteers for this year’s summer reading program which runs May 27- July 30. Volunteers will assist with registration, activities and crafts and must be 12 or older. Applications can be picked up at the library, 215 W. North Street.

In addition, applications for Art in the Park are now being accepted. This event is on July 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $35 for a 10x10 booth area. Contact Grangeville Centennial Library for applications. All applications and entry fees must be sent to the library at 215 W. North Street Grangeville, ID 83530.

National Park Service event set in Kamiah April 29

KAMIAH — The National Park Service will sponsor “Tim’neepkinix” or “From the Heart” Friday, April 29, at Heart of the Monster throughout the day. Included will be teepee storytelling, cultural displays, a fun run, drumming, a mini pow wow, flute playing and an art contest. This is open to the public.

ICARE barn dance is April 30

KAMIAH — An ICARE “Barn Dance” cancer benefit featuring Coltrain is set for Saturday, April 30, at the American Legion Hall.

The night will feature music and dancing with chili, pie, contests, auction and raffles. Door open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 per person and proceeds go toward helping those locally who have cancer. Call 476-5971.

Kooskia blood drive is May 12

KOOSKIA — An American Red Cross Blood Drive is set for Kooskia May 12, noon to 5:45 p.m., Valley Bible Church, 319 N Main Street.

GEMS Family Literacy Night set for tonight

GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville Elementary Middle School Spring Book Fair will take place during the last week of April, running April 25-29. The theme for this year is “Groovy,” reflecting all the “fun of the ’60s.” Book fair hours will be Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27, is Family Literacy Night from 4 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a ’60s theme costume contest with prizes during the evening, as well as literacy game tables and ideas to help children retain literacy skills over the summer. Snacks and prizes, including books, will be available during the evening hours.

Preschool Spring Fling set for April 29

GRANGEVILLE — The Camas Prairie Preschool Spring Fling Dinner and Auction is set for Friday, April 29, 6:30 p.m., at The Gallery. Tickets are $35 each and no-host wine and beer will be available. For tickets call 507-1740 or 941-0798.

Dessert, Bingo fund-raiser on tap for Riggins April 30

RIGGINS — A dessert and Bingo fund-raiser is set for Saturday, April 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center.

The evening’s activities are appropriate for ages 16 and older. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of an additional transit vehicle for Salmon River Transit (Salmon River Senior Center).

The grand prize for Bingo Blackout is a one-half day float trip for four and a prize basket. Cost is $5 per person and includes two Bingo cards with extra Bingo cards at 50 cents apiece. Free beverages and snacks provided. Call 628-2394 or 628-3780.

Grangeville ‘Little Britches’ screening set for May 18

GRANGEVILLE — The Little Britches Spring Developmental Screening will be taking place Wednesday, May 18, for children ages birth to 5 years. The screener will help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding development. This is free and will take approximately an hour to complete. The screening will be held at the Grangeville Elementary School in the Head Start classroom between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check in at the main office upon arrival. Call 983-1671 to schedule an appointment.

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