The colors on the trees are changing, and so are the Treasure Valley activities. Tons to do both indoors and outdoors, like the Wilder Oktoberfest on Saturday, Fall Dollar Book Sale, huge 100-vendor consignment sale, Gardenpalooza, Art Festival, Bishop’s House 125th Birthday Party, and it’s the Greenbelt’s (45th) birthday celebration, too.

Appetite for Idaho adventures continue, with new things to do each weekday. To see “Two Days at the Village”, where I skipped work and was the Village at Meridian’s guest, click here.
Enjoy the crisp, gorgeous Fall weather and have a FUN week!


Wilder Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 27th 7am-6pm
Starting with a pancake breakfast at 7am. There’ll be a car show, bounce house, face painting, and games for the kids, plus live music and entertainment, and raffles and prizes all day long. They’ll of course, also be showcasing Wilder’s top crop. The event is a fundraiser for the new Wilder Public Library, which will one day in the future be located in the remodeled fire station. A little trivia on that: Wilder’s former fire station once had a fire in it, and the fire truck parked in it had something go wrong with the battery, started itself up, and rolled itself out of the station, crashing right through the building’s doors.

2014 Oktoberfest
Fri., Sept. 26, 5-10 p.m.
Nampa Civic Center Calliope Garden 311 Third St. S., Nampa
Brats, Bavarians, and beverages at the Civic Center’s big German party. Live entertainment by Wolfie and the Bavarians. $5

Fall Dollar Book Sale
Fri., Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Mon., Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Garden City Library 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City
Buy a book and do a good deed, in supporting the Friends of the Garden City Library. All books are only a dollar. FREE admission

Teen Takeover
Fri., Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m.
Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise
You know they’ve been planning to take over the world for years, anyway. The Ada County Community Library’s letting them have that chance, on a smaller scale (for practice, maybe). Different fun stuff for teens to do each month, so stop by and check it out. For ages 12-18. FREE

Kids Consignment Sale
Sat., Sept. 27, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church 717 N. 11th St., Boise
Boise Kidsignment and over 100 consignors pack the area with quality items on the cheap. Kids’ clothing, toys, books, strollers, baby stuff, and tons more to stroll and sort through. Like the ultimate yard sale.

FrameWorks Fall Art Fesival
Sat., Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
FrameWorks Picture Framing 10487 W. Overland Road-Five Mile Plaza, Boise
Feed your Boise-centric need for lots of art in your life at FrameWorks’ fall artwork exhibit. FREE

Boise Fire History Walking Tours
Sat., Sept. 27, 12 p.m.
Arts and History Sesqui-Shop 1008 Main St., Boise
Stop, drop, and roll on over to the Sesqui-Shop to learn about how fires influenced the way our city was shaped. FREE

Gardenpalooza Fall Event
Sat., Sept. 27, 12-5 p.m.
Madeline George Garden Design Nursery 10550 W. Hill Road, Boise
Take a tour of the garden, enjoy live music, local product, discounts on plant material, and a special guest speaker talking about fall gardening. RSVP by phone or or email FREE

The Bishops' House 125th Birthday Party
Sat., Sept. 27, 1-4 p.m.
Bishops' House 2420 E. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise
Tour the house, see the old-time displays, quilts, cars, enjoy the music and get yourself some birthday cake. Info at $1.50-$3

Author Ron Tatum: Confessions of a Horseshoer
Wed., Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise
How many confessions could a horseshoer possibly have? Enough to fill up an evening with laughter, depth, and a little reflective philosophy. Author Ron Tatum, professional ferrier and professor, tells all. FREE

Greenbelt 45th Anniversary Celebration
Thu., Oct. 2, 5-8 p.m.
Arts and History Sesqui-Shop 1008 Main St., Boise
There’s no doubt about it; Boiseans love their Greenbelt. Celebrate it with the pin-it timeline, “Greenbelt through the Years,” by local graphic designer Carissa DeGuzman. To see a complete schedule of activities, visit FREE

Light the Night Walk
Thursday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m.
Ann Morrison Park 1000 N Americana Boulevard, Boise
Honor those who’ve survived leukemia and lymphoma, as well as those we’ve lost, and help raise funds to fight the disease. Get more info and register at FREE