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September Activities around Boise

September

Now that school has started, some of you may have a little more time on your hands.  Fortunately, the Treasure Valley has some interesting and exciting things you can do to fill that time.  Use some of that time for yourself and enjoy some new experiences or reconnect with some old ones that you’d like to take up again.  Here are a few ideas of activities and events that might interest you.

Japan Day

Monday, September 3:  12:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Basque Center, 601 W Grove St.  Boise, Idaho 83702

If you’ve ever wanted to experience Japanese culture then this is the activity for you.  This will be a fascinating immersion into true Japanese culture. There will be booths which will include information on anime, a flea market, and karate booth.  You will be able to stroll through the booths to the sounds of authentic Japanese music such as Koto music and Taiko which is traditional Japanese drumming. There will be performances demonstrating Japanese dancing, specifically the Lion Dance.  Come see a calligraphy demonstration and taste the delights of Japanese cuisine.

Give a “Hoot” for STEM Education at our Nocturne Auction

Thursday, September 6, 2018  :  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5668 W Flying Hawk Lane, Boise ID  83709

The Nocturne Auction is for guests 21 and over.

You will want to “flock” to this event benefiting the World Center Birds of Prey.   Come join this evening event while enjoying delicious food, and drinks.  Meet the raptor ambassadors, view the amazing raptor art done by local artists.  Join the bidding on new and original work done by the artists. There will also be a number of Raptor Experiences that will be available for bidding on.  The proceeds of this event go to support STEM educational programs, to help take care of our bird buddies and to maintain the facilities. This event will be well worth your time and money.

Scentsy’s Rock-a-Thon and Fireworks Show

Friday, September 7:  8:00 am to 9:30 pm

Scentsy

2901 E Pine Ave

Meridian, ID 83642

This all-day event by Scentsy is in support of The Women’s and Children’s Alliance.  This organization works tirelessly to help victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.  Volunteers will sit along Eagle road in rocking chairs to raise money for this organization.  The day’s events will culminate at 9:00 pm with a dazzling fireworks show. Come help Scentsy celebrate their 14th anniversary with this special Rock-a-Thon.

Albertsons Boise Open 2018 Golf Tournament

Thursday – Saturday, September 13-16:  7:40 am Tee Times

Hillcrest Country Club, Boise, Idaho

For 29 years Albertsons has been hosting the Boise Open.  There have been some exciting changes to the fan experience.  Friday, after golfing is done for the day, the popular rock band Cheap Trick will be entertaining golf enthusiasts starting at 7:15 pm.  With the new addition of the Fan Zone, golf spectators will be able to enjoy local foods and beer.  Another new addition is Michelob Ultra Beers FORE Birdies venue on the 16th green. The cost of attending this new venue is included in the price of the ticket.  There are no cover charges or upgrading of tickets necessary to enjoy this new fan experience.

Idaho Rally 2018

Friday, September 14 – 16:  8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Boise County Roads, Idaho City, Idaho 83631

Since its inception in 2007, Idaho Rally has entertained folks from around the world.  There are a few different ways you can enjoy this event, as a participant, a volunteer, or as a spectator.  Idaho Rally has it all for you, whether you want to tear up the roads in the Boise National Forest with the staging area in Idaho City.  Having gained national attention, this year’s event is promised to be the biggest yet.

Crater Crawl- Run Around the Rings

Saturday, September 15:  10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Crater Rings National Natural Landmark, Main Cinder Butte Road, Mountain Home, Idaho 83647

Have you ever wanted the challenge of facing a volcano?  Well, if you have, then this is your opportunity. This 10K (6.2 miles) course of rugged terrain at The Crater Rings National Natural Landmark, is sure to challenge participants.  The race goes to the top of the volcano, then down around the crater rings. The course can be run or walked and for those who don’t want that much of a challenge, there is a 2.9-mile course that leads to a breathtaking overlook of the craters.  

September is a wonderful time for new beginnings.  A time to reset and start anew. You could find your inner adventurer or take on a new challenge.  

 

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Brundage Mountain and McCall Winter Carnival

Do you want to play in the snow this week-end?  Brundage Mountain just got over five feet of snow and 100% of their runs are open.  This is a great ski mountain with wide runs and excellent snow.  Head North on Hwy 55 just 8 miles past McCall.

http://www.brundage.com/

If you decide to go North this week-end, you can ski/snowboard/cross country ski/snowshoe in some great snow PLUS enjoy the McCall Winter Carnival.  The carnival runs from January 27 to February 5, 2012.  It’s loaded with events to see and participate in. Whether you would like to see a parade, hear live music, snowshoe golf, snow tube, see plays or see hockey, there is something for everyone.  The sculptures are always incredible too.  Here is a schedule of events:

http://mccallchamber.org/carnival_events.html

This could be a fun day trip or head there for the week-end!

 

Day Trip to Gold Fork Hot Springs

Gold Fork Hot Springs

If you are looking to get away and enjoy a beautiful drive with a unique destination in sight, you should consider Gold Forks Hot Springs located in Donnelly, ID.   It’s an awesome place to soak your weary bones.

We go to Gold Forks Hot Springs a few times a year.  It’s clean and has several pools with varying temperatures.  Kids and adults enjoy soaking and playing in the hot pools any time of year.  It’s especially gratifying if you have been working outside shoveling or chopping wood OR if you have been playing outside skiing, hiking, snowmobiling.

It’s located off Hwy 55 just before you get to Donnelly, ID.  Here is a link:

http://www.goldforkhotsprings.com/