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Education, History/Science, Tour
$1 Day at the Old Idaho Penitentiary
December 14 marks the 44th anniversary of the Old Idaho Penitentiary being open to the public as a historic site and museum! Join us between Noon and 5:00pm (last admission at 4:15pm) for $1 admission, presentations and guided tours or self-guided exploration through 101 years of Idaho and prison history. The prison first housed inmates in 1872 when it served the Idaho Territory. It became the Idaho State Penitentiary after Idaho’s statehood in 1890. 13,000 inmates called the penitentiary home at one time or another, including over 200 women, and inmates as young as ten and eleven years old. Today their stories are told through a wide variety of special exhibits and preserved cell house structures that allow guests to experience a taste of mid-century life as an inmate. The site also includes the J. Curtis Earl Memorial Exhibit, a world class collection of historic arms and armament dating back to the Bronze Age and featuring brand new exhibits on the war efforts of Idahoans during World War I.
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A cappella, Choral, Holiday Music, Family/Child
“Holiday Harmony” Christmas Concert and Bake Sale
Holiday carols will ring from the rafters at Capital City Sound’s annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 16th, at the Cathedral of the Rockies. “Holiday Harmony” begins at 2:00 p.m. and features traditional favorites as well as novelty songs. Come listen to vibrant, lively a cappella arrangements of Christmas songs sung in delightful four-part harmony. Capital City Sound Chorus delivers the ringing, rich chords that give barbershop its unique sound. The show will also feature 4th Dimension, the very talented men’s quartet from the Boise Chordsmen, as well as wonderful quartets from Capital City Sound members. New and old Christmas Chorus members come from Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Eagle Caldwell, Homedale, Huntington, Kuna, and Twin Falls. As an added bonus, the afternoon includes a fantastically huge Cookie Walk that begins when the doors open at 1:00 p.m. and remains open after the show. Patrons fill plastic boxes from a vast assortment of fancy cookies and delicious baked goods and then pay by weight. Your choices from the array of delicious baked goods will cost much less than coffee house prices. You’ll want to fill additional boxes to give as gifts! This show is family-friendly and guaranteed to fill you with holiday cheer. For more information about the chorus, go to
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Community Event
17th Annual Fiction 101 Readings
Boise Weekly's Annual Fiction 101 contest brings out the funny, the touching, the absurd, the creepy, the odd, and the poignant... in exactly 101 words. The winning entries will be published in the January 2 edition of Boise Weekly and you can listen to them read aloud by the authors the following evening at Rediscovered Books.
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Running, Holiday, Benefit/Fundraiser
2018 Canyon Track Club Ugly Sweater 5K
Come share your Christmas spirit with us by wearing your Ugly Sweater and joining us for a run/walk celebrating Christmas. Enjoy the Ugly Sweater contest, which will occur at 9:30am, and the raffle drawings, food, refreshments, and awards which will follow the race!!! You must be present to win contest or raffles. Whittenberger Park is a dog-friendly park. Well-behaved canines and their responsible owners are invited to join us for the Ugly Sweater 5K! Ugly Sweater 5K is presented by Canyon Track Club, which strives to serve the people of Canyon County, Idaho and the surrounding areas of the Treasure Valley, promoting physical fitness among people of all ages through running and walking exercise. Coaches for CTC particularly encourage and teach children and youth to enjoy physical fitness through running and field events at an early age. Proceeds from Ugly Sweater 5K help fund the development of youth athletes for Junior Olympics, Nike NXN, and FootLocker cross country events, as well as New Balance-Idaho and Simplot Games indoor winter track events.
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Football, Food/Tasting
2018 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast
THE FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES BREAKFAST KEY NOTE SPEAKER – TIM BROWN MOUNTAIN WEST & MAC PLAYERS TO SHARE FAITH Boise, Idaho, December 20, 2018 The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Bowl Breakfast, scheduled for 7:30 am on Thursday, December 20th at the Boise Centre. Registration is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at: The breakfast, hosted by FCA, one of the nation's largest sports ministries, will include players and coaches from both teams, as well as featured speaker NFL Hall of Famer & Heisman Trophy recipient, Tim Brown! Tim has a strong message to share and below are highlights from his College & NFL careeer! • Wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders & Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Notre Dame University • 1094 receptions with 14,934 yards averaging 13.7 yards per reception with 100 receiving touchdowns! • 9-time Pro Bowl Player! • 2015 inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame! • 1987 Heisman Trophy winner; 1st wide receiver to win the award! • Successful post- NFL career! The leading outreach organization for student-athletes and coaches, FCA focuses on impacting the world for Christ through its Coaches, Camps, Campus and Community ministries. It provides an alternative to the pressures prevalent in today’s schools through student-led “Huddles”, Leadership & Sports Camps and the nationally recognized Fields of Faith and One Way 2 Play—Drug Free program. Approximately 420,000 students participate in FCA nationwide in more than 7,900 Huddles. One of many bowl breakfasts hosted by FCA throughout December and January, the FCA Breakfast at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is open to the public. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the FCA Idaho office at (208) 697-1051 or visit: for on-line registration. Tickets and Table Sponsorships must be purchased in advance by Friday, December 14th. COST: $400 per table (seats 10)
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Art Show, Ceramics/Pottery, Painting, Installations
2018 Vivid Showcase Opening Reception
The Gem Center for the Arts celebrates the diverse talents of the artists who have taken residency in its VIVID Studios this past year with the “2018 Vivid Showcase” exhibition. With works ranging from video installations, to immense oil paintings, to ceramic sculpture and more, this show celebrates the broad spectrum of creatives based in and around Boise. The showcase, which runs from December 17th to January 4th, will have an opening reception on Thursday December 20th from 6-9pm. Admission and parking are FREE.
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Classes/Clinics, Swimming, Bicycling, Running, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
22nd Annual Indoor Triathlon
Join the Nampa Rec Center for this annual indoor triathlon. This event features a ½ mile swim, 10-mile ride on an upright, stationary bike and 4 mile run on the indoor track. Space is limited so register early. Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable after January 25th. Minimum age 13 years. Register by January 25 at 7pm
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Craft Show, Expo/Trade Show, Fair/Festival, Farmers' Market, Food/Tasting, For the Family, General, Holiday
2nd Annual Procrastinators Dream Christmas Event at Kleiner Park
Come by & Enjoy a Fun Family Holiday Event while finishing up your Christmas Shopping with a wide range of handmade crafts & goods, custom arts & jewelry, decor for both inside & outdoors, boutiques & accessories for all ages, handmade lotions, soaps, wood working, Santa to meet with the kids, Food Trucks on site, Door prize Turkey drawing & More! Saturday December 15th Location: Center at the Park/Meridian Senior Center 1920 N. Records Way Meridian, ID 83642 9AM-3PM More TBA at:
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Dance Club, Holiday, Social Event
90s New Years Eve 2019 BASH w/ DJ Zuz at the KickBack Bar
Join us for our 2ND Annual 90's New Years Eve Bash at the KickBack Bar and Celebrate 2019 like it's 1999! Experience a New Year’s Eve 2019 event like no other. Imagine getting decked out and hitting the town to celebrate, but there is a twist, join us as we get down to tunes from our favorite decade - the 90's! Think Jay-Z, Biggie, Britney, Christina, Ace of Base, Sisqo, Nirvana, Backstreet Boys, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, Beastie Boys, and so many more of your past & current favorites! Countdown the minutes to midnight and party like it’s 1999! Featuring Music By DJ Zuz from 9pm - Close, No Cover, Drink Specials, & Free Parking KickBack Bar 3116 Garrity Blvd Suite 145 Nampa, Idaho 83687 21+ w/ Valid ID Management Reserves All Rights
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AIDA by Opera Idaho
One of the most popular operas of all time, Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida has never before received a fully-staged performance in Idaho. Current Boise Baroque music director Dan Stern led a concert performance with The Boise Philharmonic at Capital High School in 1981. Set in Egypt, Aida was commissioned by and first performed at Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House on 24 December 1871. Appropriately staged in The Egyptian Theatre which provides the perfect background and size (the opera house in Cairo seated only around 850) for Verdi’s opera.
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