MOPS fair is today
GRANGEVILLE — Local moms are invited to a Mom Fair today, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to noon, at Real Life Grangeville, 1005 Highway 13. The event is sponsored by Camas Prairie MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and will feature local business resources as well as a variety of other booths representing the area. Camas Prairie MOPS meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, September through May, at Real Life in Grangeville, 9 to 11 a.m. Moms are invited to bring their kids (ages birth through kindergarten) and activities will be provided for them separately.
Author to sign book at local libraries
Author Michelle Hayes, of Kamiah, will be signing copies of her book “Glimpses of an El Dorado Rose” at the Grangeville Centennial Library Aug. 26. “Glimpses of an El Dorado Rose” is a granddaughter’s memoir of the woman who gave unconditional love to those around her. It shares special memories between grandmother and granddaughter, and portraits of childhood summer visits to Gramma’s house. Hayes will be at GCL, 215 W. North Street in Grangeville, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26. She also will be at the Kooskia Community Library, 26 Main Street, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, and the Kamiah Community Library, 505 Main Street, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24. El Dorado Rose is a prestigious honor bestowed upon ladies who have given selflessly of themselves to their community. Contact (405) 310-1533 or Michelle Whitman at MICHELLE@KEYMGC.COM.
Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for today
CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Meal Center’s luncheon is set for today, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 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. All are welcome. Call 926-7776.
Idaho County Fair ongoing this week
COTTONWOOD – The Idaho County Fair is ongoing this week, from today, Wednesday, Aug. 17, through Saturday, Aug. 20. There is no admission and the public is encouraged to attend. See this week’s Free Press for a special fair insert.
Kamiah Barbecue Days set for Sept. 2-4
KAMIAH — Time to start planning for the 80th annual Kamiah Barbecue Days to be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2, 3 and 4. The Kamiah Chamber is now accepting applications for vendors at Saturday’s arts and crafts show and the Grand Main Street Parade. Applications can be printed from the Chamber website, WWW.KAMIAHCHAMBER.COM (go to the” Free BBQ” page) and are available at the Kamiah Chamber Welcome Center. Kamiah Community Partners Coalition, the Kamiah Marshal’s Office and Kamiah Emergency Services will be sponsoring the BBQ Days Fun Run, Walk and Roll. Proceeds from this event will go toward the Kamiah Marshal Drug Dog training. Preregistration is recommended. Registration forms can be printed from the Chamber website or picked up at the Chamber Welcome Center. Chamber volunteers will soon be asking for donations for the Barbecue Days auction. Funds from the auction support the free dinner and many other chamber activities and events throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to help with the auction, beer garden, and several other events during the weekend. Call 935-2290.
Cornerstone Christian accepting applications
GRANGEVILLE — Cornerstone Christian Learning Center, an outreach of the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene, is now accepting registration for preschool and kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year. School starts Tuesday, Sept. 6. For information call Mary Bales at 899- 2962 or 983-0029. Registration packets can also be picked up at the church, 515 W. N. 2nd Street.
Mystery Night on tap at Summit Academy Oct. 8
GREENCREEK — Join Summit Academy for a night that’s “Out of This World” at this year’s Mystery Night Fund-raiser to be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Greencreek Hall. The stars will align for one ticket holder to be the grand prize winner of $10,000, redeemable at any of the sponsors: Lindsley’s Home Furnishings, Sonnen Meats, Les Schwab Tire-Grangeville, B&A Performance Auto, Intermountain Feed and Mercantile, Hoene Hardware, Chesky Woodworking and Cottonwood Foods.
In addition to the prize-packed elimination raffle, a live and silent auction will take place throughout the evening. Visit Summit’s website for details: WWW.SUMMITACADEMYID.COM/MYSTERYNIGHT
Admission for two is $125 and includes dinner and a one-in-350 chance to win the grand prize. One in eight ticket holders will win a smaller prize through the night. Tickets are available from any Summit family or from the school office at 962-5650.