Community Events

Moscow Farmers Market 2016 Poster Contest

The City of Moscow and the Farmers Market Commission are pleased to announce the Moscow Farmers Market 2016 Poster Contest. This call to artists is open to everyone regardless of age or experience.

The deadline for submissions is Monday March 28, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. The artist of the winning entry will be awarded $100. The winning entry will be selected in April 2016. Only one (1) entry per individual will be accepted Contest submittals will be restricted to a 200 mile radius of Moscow, Idaho. Exemptions will be made for University of Idaho and Washington State University students. Incomplete entries will not be considered; see the Rules and Instructions for details. Application forms and the contest rules are available for pick-up at Moscow City Hall (206 East Third Street) or can be downloaded online at:

The jury will select the finalists from all submissions to be considered for the Moscow Farmers Market 2016 Poster. These entries will be posted on the City of Moscow’s webpage and the public will vote to select their favorite poster entry. The posted entry with the most votes will be declared the winner of the Moscow Farmers Market 2016 Poster Contest.

Finding your next step to owning a home

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 p.m. to 9 p.m., and childcare will be available.

The Moscow Affordable Housing Trust is a non-profit with a mission to create homeownership opportunities in Latah County, with an emphasis on Moscow. The meeting will provide an opportunity to find your next step to homeownership. 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.

The Housing Trust involvement provides an opportunity to own a home with only a $500 down payment and with additional mortgage assistance that can lower monthly payments. Purchasing a house from the Housing Trust is similar to a standard real estate transaction. Buyers must qualify for a mortgage from a lender of their choice who works with the Idaho Housing and Finance Association. The Housing Trust serves households earning between 50 - 80 percent of the Area Median Income. The qualifying income varies with household size, and represents many of the workforce incomes in the area.

For example, a family of four qualifies with a household income between approximately $30,000 - $48,000 per year. A complete table of qualifying incomes and other information about the program can be found on the website

Palouse Prairie Charter School Lottery and Tours

Palouse Prairie Charter School offers hands-on learning expeditions; a rigorous, in-depth education; adventure programming; character development; and low class sizes. Palouse Prairie School will be holding its annual enrollment lottery on Friday, March 25, at 10 a.m. For more information and lottery applications go to Enrollment lottery applications must be received by 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 24. A school tour will be held for prospective families on Friday, March 4, from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. The tour 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.

Palouse Choral Society Presents Carmina Burana

Carl Orff’s cantata “Carmina Burana” will be performed by the Palouse Choral Society and the University of Idaho Vandaleers in mid-April. This exciting choral work was written in the 1930s by German composer Carl Orff. It is based on a collection of medieval poems, the most famous of which is “O Fortuna,” often used in movies, TV commercials, and sporting events because of its explosive and exuberant qualities.

This spring concert will be presented Friday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 17, at 4 p.m. Both performances will be held in the University of Idaho Administration Building Auditorium. Dr. Michael Murphy, Artistic and Music Director of the Choral Society, will conduct the hour-long piece, with piano and percussion accompaniment. Featured soloists will be Lynette Pfund, soprano; Christopher Pfund, tenor; and Richard Zeller, bass. Tickets are available at:


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 or visit us on Facebook,


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