Community Events

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Rendezvous in Moscow Showcase Event

By Scott V. Fedale, Rendezvous in the Park Board of Directors

Rendezvous in Moscow is currently accepting applications for regional musical acts for the upcoming Showcase Event on Saturday, April 23, at the Kenworthy Theatre in downtown Moscow. Six bands will be selected to compete for three opening slots at this summer’s Rendezvous in the Park Music and Arts Festival, July 14-16 at East City Park.

This is a great opportunity for regional musical talent to experience a live performance at a professional music venue. Rendezvous in Moscow strongly encourages local and regional musical artists to submit an application for review and consideration for the April 23 Showcase Event.

The deadline for entries is March 7, and the application can be found at www.rendezvousinthepark.com. The application contains the terms and conditions to be met by acts submitting applications. Original music is encouraged. Rendezvous in Moscow thanks the local community for its support.

Palouse Prairie Charter School Lottery and Tours

By Patricia Gardner, Palouse Prairie School Office

Palouse Prairie Charter School offers hands-on learning expeditions; a rigorous, in-depth education; adventure programming; character development; and low class sizes.

Palouse Prairie will be holding its annual enrollment lottery on Friday, March 25, at 10 a.m. For more information and lottery applications go to www.palouseprairieschool.org.

Enrollment lottery applications must be received by 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 24. School tours will be held for prospective families on the following dates: Friday, February 12; Friday, February 19; and Friday, March 4. All tours will be from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. and will include a short presentation, a school tour, and a Q&A session with a school director, a member of the Board of Directors, and a student. Palouse Prairie School is located at 1500 Levick Street in Moscow. Please call (208) 882-3684 for more information.

Finding your next step to owning a home

By Nils Peterson, Executive Director Moscow Affordable Housing Trust

On March 10, 2016, the public is invited to a free public meeting, “Celebration of Home Ownership,” at the 1912 Center for families interested in owning a home. The meeting runs 7-9PM, and childcare is available.

Using a format similar to last year's event, the meeting will provide an opportunity to find your next step to homeownership.

It can be hard to find a quality home to buy at an affordable price in Moscow. The Moscow Affordable Housing Trust is a non-profit with a mission to create homeownership opportunities in Latah County, with an emphasis on Moscow.

In 2015, the Housing Trust purchased and rehabilitated a 3 bedroom house which is pending sale for $143,000. In January 2016, the Idaho Housing and Finance Association awarded the Housing Trust $390,000 for construction of two new houses in Moscow this year.

Participating organizations in the March 10th event will include Palouse Habitat for Humanity and Whitman County Community Action Center, as well as real estate and lending professionals. Thanks to support from the Moscow Food Co-op and Dime in Time donors last year, the Housing Trust helped 40 people find their next step to ownership, and in one case, a family discovered what they needed to purchase a house within a few months. Co-op co-sponsorship helped make the inaugural event memorable.

Moscow Community Garden Plots Available to Rent

By Tim Cavileer, Chair, Moscow Community Garden Advisory Board

Looking for a place to garden organically? Plots are available to rent at the Moscow Community Garden, located at 1050 West C Street.

The Moscow Community Garden is a place where both permanent and temporary residents of the area can come together to enjoy a shared love of gardening, a sense of community, and a beautiful view of the Palouse. The garden is available to anyone who would like to grow flowers or food organically.

Growing at the Moscow Community Garden gives you an opportunity to share with other gardeners your love of gardening, your knowledge and your produce. You can learn from others, too. Gardeners with a range of skills and techniques grow at our community garden. We have first-time and expert gardeners growing side-by-side, sharing insights and tips.

All plot fees are applied to water bills and other garden maintenance charges. Rental fees are as follows: a large plot (~20’X20’) is $70.00; a medium plot (~10’X20’) is $50.00; a small plot (~10’X10’) is $40.00; and accessible raised plots are $20.00.

No deposit is required. Leases must be signed and payment received by April 16. Contact us to reserve your spot! For more information, email moscowcommunitygarden@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/moscowcommunitygarden/