This week has everything. Ice cream, music, rugby, stories, history, comic books, bouncy houses, petting zoos, climbing walls, and Dart Zone. And… someone’s going to win themselves a sweet Mustang at the Ford Idaho Center.

Boise Music Week School Night Concert
Fri., May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Taco Bell Arena 1910 University Drive, Boise State campus, Boise
The 96th annual event that hosts Boise school musicians, with a them of “Music, the Colors of Life.” FREE
208-426-1900

Goldilocks and the Three Hares
Fri., May 2, 10:30 a.m. and Sat., May 3, 2 p.m.
Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise
The story you know, just tweaked a little with a few new plot twists. Amusing fun for both parents and kids. FREE
208-384-4076

Redeemer’s Spring Fling
Fri., May 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sat., May 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Redeemer Lutheran Church 2920 Cassia St., Boise
Eat stuff, make stuff, plant stuff (plants available) and buy stuff at this fun fundraising yard sale event. FREE
208-344-6758

Nampa Boys and Girls Club Community Day

Sat., May 3, 10 a.m.
It’s the big Boys and Girls Club FREE Community Day, starting at 10 a.m at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. There’ll be bouncy houses, walls to climb, pony rides, and Dart Zone’s going to be there, too. They’re also going to be giving away one very sweet 1960s Mustang. Every year, I think I’m going to win the Community Day Car, and every year I try to be cool about not winning. But I’m not cool about it…I want that Mustang.
468-1000

Experience Idaho Expo, Family Fun Pet Expo, and Kids Fun Fest,
all going on at the Expo Idaho building. Sat., May 3, 9am-6pm.
Find out about the fun activities, products and services our Gem State has to offer, watch a pet contest, see some unique animals, and have your kids visit the play zone, climbing wall, petting zoo, and bouncy house. It’s free for kids 6 and under, and $3 for the rest of us.
If you need more information, you can call 287-5650

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Sat., May 3, 1 p.m.
Library at Hillcrest 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise
I scream, you scream…okay…whoa, whoa, whoa. No screaming necessary. Just ice cream, being social, and turning the crank on one of those nifty old-time ice cream makers.
For school student aged kids and their families. Ice cream recipes sent home with you as an added bonus. FREE.
562-4996

Historic Bown House Tour
Sat., May 3, 1-4 p.m.
Bown House Riverside Elementary Campus, 2100 E. Victory Road, Boise
Joseph and Temperance raised seven children in the home they built in 1879. When the local school burned down, Temperance held school there, too. Diaries of those who walked the Oregon Trail mention the elegant home with its widow’s walk and over 200 acres of ranchland. Experience history as only one could through an old, restored dwelling, with docents in costume telling the stories. FREE
377-4725, ext 5

Snake River Rugby Playoffs

Sat., May 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Willow Lane Sports Complex 4623 W. Willow Lane, Boise
Rugby=fun to watch. Cheer on the Snake River Rugby Club as they meet up with the Sacramento Blackhawks, Northern California’s champ, in the playoff match, vying for the Elite Eight of USA Rugby’s Men’s National Championship slot. FREE

Celebrate National Comic Book Day at the Library
Sat., May 3, 10 a.m.
Boise Public Library 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise
Did someone say National Comic Book Day? Yup. Freebies while they have them to give. SpongeBob, Teen Titans, Guardians of the Galaxy. Something to appeal to everyone. One per person, so no getting grabby. FREE.
384-4076

Also happening at:

12 p.m.
Library at Collister 4724 W. State St., Boise
562-4995

12 p.m.
Library at Cole and Ustick 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise
570-6900

12 p.m.
208-562-4996
Library at Hillcrest 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise
562-4996

Idaho Songwriters Celebration Concert

Tue., May 6, 6 p.m.
Village at Meridian 3600 E. Fairview Ave. at North Eagle Road, Meridian
A lot of great songwriters in the Gem state. Hear a few of them perform at the Village this Tuesday at a free outdoor spring concert at that gorgeous Village fountain. Low back chairs are a good idea, so you can sit friendly, and an extra layer or two for when the sun goes down. FREE
888-1701

*If you're looking for even more to do, visit the Appetite for Idaho page on Facebook, where I'm always posting about fun people, places, and things, and watch for the Appetite for Idaho book, due out in June.

~Amy