Community Briefs: April 12, 2017

Morrison to be in concert April 25 at GEMS

GRANGEVILLE – Those interested in music or stories or both will want to mark their calendars for Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m., at Grangeville Elementary Middle School.

Singer, songwriter and storyteller Tracy Morrison of Boise will offer the program “Historical Idaho Women Stories and Folksongs.” The concert is free and open to all ages.

CVES to host family event April 18

KOOSKIA – In honor of being chosen as one of 54 distinguished schools in the nation, Clearwater Valley Elementary School will host a feast and family fun night Tuesday, April 18. 5:45 p.m. The CV PTSA will serve free walking tacos. RSVP by Friday, April 14, to Lara Smith or Lacy Myers at 926-4311.

Spring Fling raffle event drawing April 16

GRANGEVILLE – Camas Prairie Preschool is holding its Spring Fling raffle event. Tickets are five for $10 or $2 each; and 50/50 tickets are five for $20 or $5 each. Winners will be drawn on April 26.

For a list of prizes and sponsors, go online: www.camasprairiepreschool.com/fundraisers.html .

Purchase tickets by calling Shannon, 691-9577; Liz, 451-4296; or Ashley, 954-6865.

Kindergarten screening set for today at GEMS

GRANGEVILLE – Grangeville Elementary Middle School will hold its kindergarten screening today, Wednesday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the school for an appointment: 983-0400.

Auditions to be held for spring talent show

KOOSKIA – The Opera House cultural committee is searching for participants for the first Prairie River’s Got Talent event. All ages are welcome to show off their singing, dancing or comedy skills. Are you a magician or poet? Come share your talent.

Auditions will be held in Kooskia April 13 and 14 at the Clearwater Elementary gym from 4 to 7 p.m. They also will be held in the community room at the Grangeville Elementary/Middle School April 15 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Winners chosen will perform publicly at the Clearwater Valley High School Auditorium April 28. The audience will help decide the winner. Proceeds from this event will help fund the Old Opera House campaign.

Call Vicki at 926-7149 for more information.

Kindergarten screening set for Summit

COTTONWOOD — Kindergarten screening will take place at Summit Academy in Cottonwood, 122 Substation Road, Tuesday, April 25, and Thursday, April 27.

The private pre-K through 12 Catholic School is accredited by AdvancED and uses Spalding Language Arts and Saxon Math. There are weekly visits to the Atrium with the Catechesis of Good Shepherd program, and on-site daycare for before and after school is available.

Space is limited. Call 962-5650 or e-mail office@summitacademyid.com for an appointment.

Prayer and preparation meeting prior to National Day of Prayer

GRANGEVILLE — Interested pastors, individuals and community leaders are invited to the Soltman Center (across Main Street from the Syringa Hospital) at noon on Saturday, April 22, for a prayer and preparation meeting ahead of the National Day of Prayer May 4.

Free Community Soup Canteen set for April 13

KAMIAH — The Community Soup Canteen will be held April 13 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and will be served at the Presbyterian Church at 7th and Hill streets. Woodlands Friends Church will provide the meal and speakers will be from iCare and will inform the group about their program for cancer families in the area. The lunch is free and open to everyone.

2017 Royal Gem Rebekah Lodge No. 13 scholarships available

WHITE BIRD — The Royal Gem Rebekah Lodge No. 13 of White Bird is offering scholarships to its area seniors. The Rebekah organization takes pride in helping the community in many ways, one being education. This is open for high school and home school seniors who have a future plan in attending a technical school or university in the fall. The main stipulation is that the recipient live in the 83554 zip code area. Application deadline is Tuesday, April 25. For applications or information contact Beth Plagmann at 839-2433.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for April 19

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, April 19, 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.

Save the date for ‘Notes and Floats’

GRANGEVILLE – A musical variety show “Notes and Floats” will be held at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m.

The evening will feature a variety of local talent including the Grangeville High School Jazz Band directed by Phillip Golde, Marissa and Olivia Kennedy, Danny Schwartz, Makenna York and the Cornerstone Kids.

A choice of desserts will be served following the program, including ice-cream floats. A silent pie auction will also be held.

Children 4 and younger are free while the suggested donation for others is $10 apiece. All donations will benefit the Cornerstone Learning Center.

A Cinco de Mayo celebration is set for May 5

GRANGEVILLE – A Cinco de Mayo celebration is set for Friday, May 5, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Eagles Hall in Grangeville. The night will benefit the Chet and Ruth Prall Eagles No. 539 Scholarship Fund.

Dinner will be by Yolanda Stout. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger ($10 and $6, respectively, at the door).

Get tickets by calling Yolanda Stout at 451-5531 or Nita Musick at 983-7770.

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