As of Tuesday, April 17, 2018
CLEARWATER VALLEY On Friday, I’ll be in downtown Kamiah for a spring festival for Earth Day, April 20, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. It’s a good variety of free activities geared for youth, but open to all ranging from recycling to forestry to yoga, water use, wildlife, culture and art. Hoping for nice weather, but will be mostly under tents if not. It’s a great opportunity to bring a mix of people and activities downtown, for the first outdoor event of the season.
If you’re hungry after hitting the Earth Day event, head down to the Kamiah Community Presbyterian Church (7th and Hill Streets) for a spaghetti feed. It’s only $6 for adults, $3 for children and $20 for a family, a bargain for dinner, and you don’t have to do the dishes! The dinner runs from 3 to 7 p.m. The money raised goes to benefit the emergency feeding outreach, which provides supplemental food for many local people.
Don’t forget the Kooskia Library book sale on Saturday, April 21. Doors open at 8 a.m. Used books of all kinds along with CDs and DVDs will be sold. Prices are only 50 cents for hardbacks and 25 cents for paperbacks. The $1 per bag sale begins at 11. All proceeds benefit Kooskia Community Library.
Next week is Money Smart Week with both the Kooskia and Kamiah libraries hosting free workshops for seniors on Tuesday, April 24th. Representatives from Senior Medicare Patrol, Adult Protective Services and Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition will be there to answer questions about identity theft, fraud and related financial concerns. The Kooskia session is from 9-11 a.m. and the Kamiah one from 3-5 p.m.
The town of Clearwater is waking up from its post-Groundhog Day slumber. If you live in the Clearwater area, your neighbors would love to see you come help clean up the main roads of “town” on Saturday, April 21. Meet at the Grange Hall at 9 a.m. Come dressed for spring weather and bring your own beverages to stay hydrated. Garbage bags will be provided. While you’re in the spring cleaning mode, the Clearwater Grange is hosting a Community Yard Sale on June 9. All Clearwater area residents are encouraged to participate. You can rent a table at the grange hall for $10 or set up on your own property. If you sign up by May 15, you can be included on the community yard sale map and increase visibility of your stuff and take advantage of the coordinated advertising. To be included on the map, call Carol at 208-926-7465. Carol and Suzanne (208-926-4278) can both answer questions about the event.