Friday to Friday
Spring Break is HERE, and conversely, that means there’s not a ton of community stuff scheduled, since the community knows we’ll be trying to spend time with family and friends. Treasure Valley Parks, Idaho campgrounds, and the favorite fishing spots are all welcoming us back. Should you be having a staycation (like what we’re doing at our house, with a generous sprinkling of day trips), there’s still some fun things going on:
If you like books (and you know I do), it’s the Friends of Meridian Public Library Book Sale at the Meridian Library’s Silverstone Branch on Overland Road, with proceeds benefiting the Meridian Library.
The one day sale goes from 10 am- 3:30 pm and features fifty-cent paperbacks, hardcovers for one dollar, and lots of other special bargains.
One of the gifts I like to randomly give to friends and family are books, new or used, they read the same. I’ll stick one into a birthday gift bag, send one with a friend who visits my house, and often write a personal message to them inside. If you know me, at some point in time, you’re probably going to get a book. So I guess what I’m saying is that I should get down there tomorrow.
For more information, you can go to mld.org
Spring Break with Birds of Prey
March 25-30, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Special activities and discounted admission make a family and friends’ field trip to the Birds of Prey a Spring Break favorite. Crafts, live bird presentations, bird films, tours of the Archives of Falconry and prizes for the scavenger hunt.
$3-$5, FREE to members
World Center for Birds of Prey 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise
Kid's Club: Inspired by Mondrian
Sat., March 29, 10-11:30 a.m.
Want to paint like Mondrian?
Piet Mondrian, born in 1872, was a Dutch artist whose style morphed into the abstract, using only basic shapes and colors. If you squint your eyes, you can paint like Mondrian, too, making details disappear. He later used only geometric shapes and the colors red, yellow, and blue, and his method made him famous. This activity for ages 3 and up. See your local Michaels store for details. $2 each.
Michaels 8633 Franklin Road, Boise
Spring Book Sale
Thu., April 3, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri., April 4, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., April 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., April 6, 12-4 p.m.
Books and more books! Paperbacks, hard bounds, books of all sizes and colors. Prices start at .50 cents, or you can stuff a bag for only $9.
Boise Public Library Warehouse 762 River St., Boise
Walk to Work Day
Fri., April 4, 7:30 a.m.
Get to know your fellow commuters a little better with Walk to Work Day. Everyone’s meeting at Java in Hyde Park, where you can get a little morning inspiration in the form of a beverage, then will head downtown at about 8 am.
If you live near the North End and work Downtown, Walk to Work welcomes you on the approximately 30-minute walk. Hosts are the Idaho Pedestrian and Bicycle Alliance. FREE.
Java 1612 N. 13th St., Boise
*For more seriously fun Treasure Valley things to eat, see, and do, visit my Appetite for Idaho Facebook page, and watch for the Appetite for Idaho: Volume One book that's due to hit bookstores and eateries this summer.