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Signing/Readings, Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
"Will I live here when I grow up"
Artist-in-Resident Clare Johnson has been developing this writing over the course of a decade. "Will I live here when I grow up" is composed of many small, interwoven pieces of prose and poetry, mixing current life with themes of historical westward migration and family histories—the stories and experiences but also their gaps and collisions, what goes unsaid, with different times and generations overlapping or collapsing. Ms. Johnson's grandparents who lived in Idaho, now passed on, inspired many parts of the work. Johnson is fascinated by family histories and finds the gaps between what is recorded and what is never explained to be particularly interesting. She has a personal interest in these gaps. As an LGBTQ artist, she longs for history that includes identities like her own. Her writing has often been a way for her to try to unearth traces of her homosexuality from a past where no one spoke of that. "Stories told in my family never include gay people, even where there’s no record of any marriage or children," says Johnson. "Histories from similar pioneer eras sometimes suggest queerness to me, but in a time when it was rare to even have a name for it, individuals’ private feelings are lost." Johnson's writing also struggles against being—and in many cases refuses to be—only one person, in only one place and time at once. She often includes multiple voices within one verbal narrative, at times suggesting a dialogue, while constructing something more fragile and complex at others, more reminiscent of memory or internal lines of thought. Throughout, the work explores the overlaps and disconnects between where we’ve been, where we are and where we’d like to be. Ms. Johnson is also a visual artist and will have paintings on exhibit in the gallery and available for purchase.
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Animals, Fair/Festival, Benefit/Fundraiser, Walking
12th Annual Pooch Party Stroll & Splash
Join us for the 12th annual Pooch Party at Lakeview Park and enjoy Nampa's largest dog festival! Bring your dog(s) and family members to participate in a scenic one mile walk around Lakeview Park. After the walk, Lakeview Water Park will open and the dogs will have the opportunity to splash around in the swimming pool. Enjoy contests, raffles, a canine cake walk and pet friendly vendor booths as you support a great cause because all proceeds from this event go toward the continued development of Nampa’s Amity Dog Park as well as start to fund a second dog park in Nampa. For more information and to register visit our website at or call 468-5858. Saturday, August 24, 2019 9am-1pm Walk starts promptly at 10am, Pool opens at 11am Fee: $25* per dog (includes adult t-shirt, doggie gift, walk and swim admission for one dog) $10 each additional dog (includes doggie gift, walk and swim admission for one dog) *$30 after August 20th
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Food/Tasting, Fair/Festival
13th Annual Eagle Food & Wine Festival
WHO?: The Eagle Food and Wine Festival, located in beautiful Eagle, Idaho, is a family-owned and operated business. WHAT?: The Eagle Food and Wine Festival partners select Idaho wineries with premier local chefs to create the perfect tasting pair. WHY?: We want to highlight the best that Idaho has to offer in food, wine, beer, and more! This is all in an effort to help promote Idaho’s distinctive culinary identity and celebrating what makes our community unique! Live music enhances the evening. WHY ELSE?: The Eagle Food and Wine Festival is privileged to benefit local charities. A portion of event proceeds are donated each year to worthwhile local organizations, ensuring that our event causes positive ripples throughout the community. This year's event will benefit Idaho2Fly (supporting men with cancer) and the Eagle Community Foodbank. WHEN?: Saturday, September 21st, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Now in its thirteenth year, the event is a mainstay of the Eagle calendar and is eagerly anticipated by the public each year. Come join your friends and neighbors at one of the region’s most popular events!
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Community Event, Food/Tasting
14th Annual Recovery Day Breakfast
In recognition of National Recovery Awareness Month MADC has held an annual Recovery Day Breakfast since 2006. During this event we honor all the people in our community currently navigating their personal road to recovery and all those who support these efforts. Guest speakers share their personal journey and Mayor Tammy, along with other city officials, share in this celebration. All are welcome at this event however we do ask that you RSVP to Cheryl Mulvihill at 208-846-7395.
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Community Event, Film, Green/Environmental, Benefit/Fundraiser, Winter Sports
15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival
Winter Wildlands Alliance presents the World Premiere for the 15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival! Temperatures are dropping, seasons are changing, wood needs stacking—it's ski movie time. Celebrating the winter human-powered experience, the Backcountry Film Festival is a chance for snow lovers to gather and share their anticipation for the upcoming season.
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For the Family, Religious, Convention, Education
2019 "Love Never Fails!" Regional Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses
One of the largest global conventions in 2019, spanning six continents and over 200 countries and presented in over 400 languages, is coming to the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. Two conventions will be held in Nampa, one in English and one in Spanish. Delegates attending will be arriving from Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. This marks the first time in over 20 years that a Spanish-speaking convention will be held in Idaho. The theme of this year’s program, “Love Never Fails!” will focus on how love can help you cope with adversity, unite your family, find supportive friends, become a better person, and draw close to God. The multimedia program will include talks, audio dramas, interviews, and videos. “These conventions will highlight the positive influence love can have in uniting people from diverse backgrounds,” states Erik Larson, a local representative for Jehovah’s Witnesses.“ Jehovah’s Witnesses from three states look forward to association with fellow Witnesses and visitors in Nampa. They also appreciate the warm welcome they receive from the many Nampa cafés, restaurants, hotels, and popular tourist destinations that they frequent throughout the two weekends they’re here.” Admission is free and no collections are taken.
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Community Event, Politics
2019 Candidates Forum - Boise Mayor & City Council
SAVE THE DATE! You are invited to attend the FIRST scheduled forum for the important offices of Boise City Mayor and City Council. We expect this election season to be an especially important one, with many heated races. This is your chance to meet the candidates, see what they're about, and ask the questions that matter most to you as a Boisean. Join us! 2019 Candidates Forum is organized by the North End Neighborhood Association and co-hosted by fellow neighborhood associations, including East End NA, and West Downtown NA, North West NA.
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Comedy/Drama, Fair/Festival
2nd Annual 10x10 Festival
10 playwrights, 10 directors, and countless young actors will have the opportunity to showcase themselves in a unique festival designed to promote the eclectic nature of the Boise Community and Opal Theatre Company. Three key values in Opal Theatre Company’s core values are Innovation, Inclusion, and Local Cultivation. The 10x10 festival gives local members of the community an opportunity to participate in the creation process of Boise’s newest non-profit theatre. This is a Free Event Beer and Food Available for Purchase
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3 on 3 Outdoor Basketball Tournament
Come play in our 3 on 3 tournament at Creech’s court, across from the Lakeview Water Park. This tournament will provide an opportunity for players to come together and challenge each other in a fast paced and unique version of basketball. There will be Men’s and Coed divisions available. Games will be to 20pts or highest score after 25min. Games will be self-officiated. This tournament will be double elimination starting on Saturday morning at 11am.
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Community Event, Benefit/Fundraiser, For the Family, Walking, Running
35th Annual Harvest Classic
The Harvest Classic Fun Run features an 8K run or wheelchair race, 2-mile run or walk, 1-mile non-competitive race, food, prizes, entertainment, vendor booths and a school competition. All participants receive a t-shirt, free admission to the Nampa Rec Center on race day and a chance to win fantastic prizes in the post-race drawings. Prizes are also awarded for top race finishers. Proceeds benefit youth through the purchase of P.E. equipment for local schools and Nampa Parks and Recreation Department Scholarship Fund. This fund provides scholarships for youth, families and individuals to access recreational activities. For more information call the Nampa Recreation Department at 468-5858 or visit our website at Saturday, September 14, 2019 8am-11:30am (Races start at 9am) Fee: $10 for 1-mile non-competitive race ($15 after September 10) $20 for 2-mile run, walk, or 8K run ($25 after September 10) $102 group of 6 for 2-mile run, walk, or 8K ($132 after September 10)
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