You might have heard of docents leading tours in art museums. Docents leading tours in public parks is rarer, but its happening at Julia Davis.
On First Thursdays now through October (Aug. 2, Sept. 6 and Oct. 4) visitors can choose one of three ways to tour the green attraction that draws a million visitors a year:
a self-guided walking tour using the free, downloadable Quest for the Golden Apple smartphone application.
a bike tour of the parks original Davis family apple orchards (bring your own bike).
a walking tour guided by a knowledgeable docent.
Participants for all tours should meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sacajawea monument beside the Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive. Each tour takes about an hour.
For more about the program, contact Kathleen Barrett at 338-9108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANCER PATIENTS NEED SCARVES
The American Cancer Society is collecting scarves for cancer patients. Drop them from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the American Cancer Society office, 2676 S. Vista Ave.
The scarves will be given to patients
visiting the societys wig room. For more, contact Peggy Schultz, American Cancer Society quality of life manager, at 422-0846.
WHERE WILL YOU BE ON NATIONAL NIGHT OUT?
Neighborhoods across the Treasure Valley are celebrating National Night out on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
The mission: Encouraging residents, law enforcement, civic groups and businesses, to come together to discourage crime and prevent drug use not to mention build neighborhood spirit.
Neighborhoods (probably yours) are celebrating with a variety of events and activities, including block parties and cookouts.
Connect with neighborhoods in Boise, Nampa and Caldwell. Find links at idahostatesman.com, or call for more: Nena Vigil in Nampa at 488-5571 or Charlene Miller in Boise at 570-6070.
In Boise, the night corresponds with an effort to collect nominations for National Good Neighbor Day, which will be celebrated in September. Boise residents are invited to nominate the unsung heroes in their neighborhoods the men, women and kids who make things better on the block. Nominations are due by Sept. 18.
Find a nomination form online, link at idahostatesman.com.
A couple related notes:
The Boise Public Library is hosting a series of neighborhood events at branches throughout the city. The first is from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 3, at Hillcrest Library, 5246 W. Overland Road. Fun stuff: snow cones, lemonade stand, tastings from a Boise Bench host restaurant.
The citys community centers host free neighborhood block parties in August. The parties are from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays. Children and adults are invited to participate in a water balloon toss, foosball, capture the flag, dodgeball and other field games coordinated by Mobile Recreation Van staff. KHITS will provide music and prizes.
Boise Parks & Recreation will serve fruit and other healthy snacks.
Aug. 3: Morley Nelson Community Center, 7701 W. Northview St., 854-4917.
Aug. 10: Grace Jordan Community Center, 6411 W. Fairfield Ave., 854-4910.
Aug. 17: Whitney Community Center, 1609 Owyhee St., 854-6625.
BOISE ROCK SCHOOL CAMP FOR AT-RISK KIDS
Twenty-four lucky kids will get the chance to participate in a free music program hosted by Boise Rock School. The program is targeting at-risk youth, refugees and others who would not be able to afford camp. Students ages 6 to 18 are eligible.
The camp will take place at the Boise Rock School Downtown location, 1404 W. Idaho St., 1 to 3:30 p.m., Aug. 6-10.
Rock School staffers will choose students through a nomination process. If you know a child who would benefit from the program, contact Boise Rock School at email@example.com. Write Free Camp in the subject line. Include students' name, age and instrument choice and a brief description of why the student should attend.
For more: Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org or 559-0065.
KUDOS TO THREE GOLF COURSE HEROS
Nampa Mayor Tom Dale recently presented certificates to three people, Stacy Lenz, Michael Torres and Elizabeth McPartlan, who acted quickly and used their First Aid skills to save golfer Jim Kimballs life.
On June 9, Jim and Janet Kimball were golfing at Centennial Golf Course in Nampa when Jim Kimball collapsed in a cardiac arrest.
Lenz happened to be nearby. Janet Kimball flagged Lenz down for help. Lenz began CPR, called 911 and the clubhouse. Torres and McPartlan, the two employees on duty in the pro shop, immediately flew into action, said city officials, assisting Lenz with a defibrillator and CPT until an ambulance arrived. Jim Kimball lived, thanks to their efforts.
Anna Webb: 377-6431