Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Dogwood Festival in Lewiston

Dogwoods, those stately and picturesque trees, bear clean white blossoms that herald the arrival of spring. In celebration of these beloved trees, the whole of the Lewis and Clark Valley comes together for community, art, food and music events throughout the month of April.

Here are some of the fun events taking place this month:

Confluence Grape and Grain. At 415 Main St. Lewiston April 19 from 6 - 9 p.m.
This is the 23rd annual confluence grape and grain, a beer and wine tasting and silent auction benefiting the Center for Arts & History and the Business Student Organization Scholarship Fund of Lewis-Clark State College. Enjoy wine and beer, hors d' oeuvres, souvenir stem-less wine glass and a Silent Auction! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at the LCSC Center for Arts & History, LCSC Business Division, Basalt Cellars, Riverport Brewing Company and Inland Cellular. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age as required by law.

Art Under the Elms. At the Lewis-Clark State College Campus April 26-28.
Shop and browse for fine, hand-crafted art and artisan work, featuring over 100 artists. Munch at the international food court with over 20 gourmet food vendors. With your family? Stop by the Family Fun Fair for tea with the Dogwood Fairies! All of this along with a community art mural and live entertainment. See all the festival info at the Art Under the Elms website.

Dogwood Concert: Shambala (Three Dog Night Tribute Band). At  Boomers' Garden (301 Second Ave., Lewsiton) April 27 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Buy online at

See the rest of the Dogwood Festival events on their website.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Salmon River Idaho Jetboat Races

The mother of all jet boat races returns to Riggins Idaho the third weekend in April, from the 19-21, 2013.

Get ready for big horsepower, amazing drivers and navigators, spectacular boats and engines, and lots of fun in the small town of Riggins! On Idaho's Salmon River, no one puts on a better jet boat show than Riggins - this is their 29th year!

This is an event that lets you in on the fun and thrill of race boating. There is speed, adventure, risk and a lot of challenge involved.

Watch for free from the river bank in Riggins as jet boat racers from Canada, Mexico, New Zealand & the U.S.A. compete in the final legs of the 2012 U.S.A. World Jet Boat Championship! Don't miss the action as jet boats race up to 140 mph on one of Idaho's most thrilling whitewater rivers!

Other than the jet boat races, there are also boat shows, raffles, classic cars and BBQ. Attend the races if you are not participating and get some memorabilia.

Start out the fun at the Show and Shine boat Show at Salmon Rapids Lodge on Friday.

Racers Preliminary Runs: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Boats will be doing some preliminary runs on the river before the show for your entertainment.

Boat Technical Inspection: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Beside the Salmon Rapids Lodge in parking area

Welcome outdoor Bar-B-Q: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Outside Salmon Rapids Lodge. Adults $10, Children $5

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