The Boise Astronomical Society will set up telescopes in front of Bogus Basins Frontier Point Nordic Lodge from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, for the fall equinox Star Party.
People can see the sun, moon, nebulae, stars, star clusters, galaxies and other wonders that are invisible to the naked eye. Admission is a can of food for the Idaho Foodbank. Evening nature walks are also planned.
The event is sponsored by Idaho Camera, which also is giving away a Celestron telescope during the event.
Call 342-2100 if theres a possibility of a weather cancellation on the day of the event.
Cabelas will sponsor the Life is Better Fishing Derby from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Sept. 22, at J. M. Kleiner Park at 1900 N. Records Ave. in Meridian.
The event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada Countys outdoor outreach program. Grand prize is a $700 fishing package, and awards will go to the biggest fish and longest stringer of fish.
Entry fees are $10 per person, or $20 per family, and registration information is available at Cabelas at 8109 W. Franklin Road in Boise, or by calling 672-7900.
Proceeds will help create a fishing lending library where people can check out fishing gear.
Northwest Tactical Expo is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Revolution Center at 4983 Glenwood Garden City.
The event will showcase tactical weapons and gear from various vendors, including several from the Treasure Valley. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for police and military and children under age 12 are free.
The event features seminars, speakers and a gear auction to benefit the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, which provides college scholarships for wounded veterans. For details, go to northwesttacticalexpo.com.
A free program on fall hiking basics is planned at 7p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 at REI, 8300 Emerald St. in Boise.
Experts will share tips on where to see fall colors and talk about hiking equipment. Call 322-1141 to register.