Inversion much?
INversion means it’s a good idea to stay indoors and not take in the ick. Even if the air quality’s low, our activity level can be high with all of the free, family-friendly stuff going on this week.
Need more ideas? Don’t forget to check out the Appetite for Idaho Facebook page, with ideas on what to do, where to eat, and where to go.

Have a FUN week,

Four Rivers Classic Car Show
Sat., Jan. 24, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum 676 S.W. Fifth Ave., Ontario
Road trip to Ontario? Why the heck not.
Get to see around 65 s-weet rides within the comfort and warmth of the Cultural Center, plus talk to classic car owners to compare notes or find out how to become a part of the culture.

Winter Wellness Event
Sat., Jan. 24, 12-5 p.m.
Boise Co-op 888 W. Fort St., Boise
We’re right smack in the middle of inversion season, so it’s the perfect time for a free, family-friendly Winter Wellness Event over at the Boise CoOp, from 12-5. There’ll be demos and sampling all over the store of everything from raw foods to skin care to help you keep those New Year’s resolutions or maintain your already healthy lifestyle. I talked to my new friend Christa at the CoOp, and she says there will be twice as many giveaways for members as there was last year. $500 REI gift certificates, and even a cruiser bike. They’ll also be sampling out smoothies and chocolate, and Christa said this is a good opportunity to “get to know your goji berries”.

Saturday Musical Matinee
Sat., Jan. 24, 1:30 p.m.
Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise
Hit the Lake Hazel Library at 1:30 for their Saturday Musical Matinee. Just a few years ago, one of my kids told me, “MOM, why didn’t you ever introduce us to the world of musicals?” I guess I didn’t know that as a parent, that was required. (Although my mom made us watch “Sound of Music” repeatedly. Gotta love those von Trapps). Don’t let this happen to you. Go to the Lake Hazel Library and watch “Pirates of Penzance” this weekend. The movie is for all ages, and it’s FREE.

Nampa Nerds Unite Comedy Show
Sat., Jan. 24, 2-4 p.m.
Artistblue Gallery Karcher Mall, 1509 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa
Yeah, they’re nerds. It’s undeniable. They’ll even tell you themselves. Find out what happens when a bunch of them put their nerdy brains together with an event hosted by Kyle Letner, featuring Brett Badostain, Dylan Cole, and Aaron Farnsworth. As if that wasn’t enough to make the nerdy mind reel, there’ll be a hilarious abridgement of Star Wars, combining all six movies in a mere 30 minutes. Admission: $3

Teen Anime Club
Mon., Jan. 26, 4:30 p.m.
Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise
Is your teen totally into anime? (And how long did it take you to learn to pronounce that word? I know. Me, too.)
Anime movies, TV series, fellow fans, as well as discussions over manga and anime titles. Bring your anime art and compare notes with others. For ages 12-18. FREE

Book Club for Adults
Tue., Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
Library at Collister 4724 W. State St., Boise
Heard of Herman Koch’s “The Dinner”? Talk about this controversial story of two families making one of the biggest life decisions over dinner. FREE.

Writing Reading
Tue., Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
Boise Public Library 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise
Love your local authors and writers? Are you one yourself? Step up to the mic, then, for the Writing Reading event. Fiction (flash fiction, short story, novel excerpt), nonfiction (micro-memoir, personal essay, memoir excerpt), and poetry welcome. Everyone signed up will get around 7 minutes of a reading in. How cool is that?!? Bring your writing stuff, and share it. Don’t forget to get there between 6:30-7 p.m. if you want to add your name to the list of readers. FREE