The Ada County Bicycle Count takes place in May and September. It enlists volunteers to gather data about how cyclists use local roads and pathways with the end goal of helping agencies and nonprofits increase their bike promoting efforts throughout the county.
This years count takes place Sept. 11-13. Project organizers need volunteers to monitor cyclist traffic at various sites. Theres a particular need for counters in Meridian, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna and Star, along with Boise to create an accurate snapshot.
Volunteers will attend a brief training session, then sign up for a specific location within a certain time frame.
This falls count will also provide data to the Idaho Transportation Department, ACHD and Garden City for future bike routes. Sign up online at idahostatesman.com.
IDAHO HUMANITIES COUNCIL GRANTS
The council is inviting people to apply for various grants available for organizations and individuals.
The deadline for grant proposals is Sept. 15. The IHC staff strongly encourages prospective applicants to contact them before the deadline to talk about project ideas before beginning a proposal.
Teacher incentive grants are limited to $1,000 and are awarded to K-12 teachers to enhance the way they teach the humanities in the classroom.
Research fellowships are given to scholars to support research in any field of the humanities. They are limited to $3,500.
Mini grants (under $2,000) and major grants (over $2,000) have supported a range of projects in the past: museum and library exhibits, oral history projects, heritage tourism projects, literary events, special lectures, the preservation of historical photo archives, Chautauqua programs, community-wide reading programs, humanities-focused conferences and a variety of projects and programs that inspire community dialogue in the humanities.
Find guidelines and the new online application at idahostatesman.com.
Note, the council is also seeking academic and public board members from Southeast and Southwest Idaho.
An academic member is defined as either a scholar in the humanities or an administrator of an educational or cultural institution.
A public member is anyone who has a strong belief that the humanities enhance our quality of life, are essential for an informed citizenry, and contribute to lifelong learning. The deadline for applications is Sept. 15.
For more information, prospective applicants should contact IHC Executive Director Rick Ardinger at (208) 345-5346, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to the Idaho Humanities Council, 217 W. State St., Boise, Idaho 83702.
CANYON COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GROUNDBREAKING
The organization celebrates another local family the Fuentes family moving into a new home. The celebration is at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 827 W. Odessa Loop in Nampa.
For more information or to RSVP call 459-3344.
The home was built in partnership with the Idaho Center for Advanced Technology department at the Nampa school district.
Anna Webb: 377-6431