A delightful drop-in reception at a Nampa landmark building, the Hasbrouck House, recently celebrated the 40 1/2-year anniversary of Don and Judy Moore, with friends of all ages munching on delectable goodies, visiting and listening to delightful music. The Moores are currently the chaplains at the Sunny Ridge Rehabilitation and Retirement Center.
The violin and keyboard musicians included Cathy Durfey, Aaron Wenning, Elaine Wenning and Ginny Cowley. The genial master of ceremonies was youth minister and newspaper publisher of the Senior Gold Mine, Terry Smith.
Judy, a local real estate agent, was excited to share the news about her position as director of marketing and events for the elegant Hasbrouck House, which has been owned by Susan Montierth for about two years.
Judy has an impressive background in California and Seattle, arranging special events and Christmas shows, and she is bubbling with ideas. There are already weddings and bridal shows scheduled at the house, as well as baby and wedding showers, and she is hoping to sponsor special projects such as breakfasts with Santa and the Easter Bunny.
She said, We are open to anything, any ideas, mentioning dinner theater, murder games and art exhibits. There are three resident artists already giving classes on the third floor of the building, including Patricia Bess, Ginger Lantz and Connie Sales, who has her own studio on the second floor.
Our house will be your house, Judy emphasized, inviting anyone interested in sponsoring an event or suggesting a project to contact her at 463-9196, or 899-2547.
NAMPA MUSICALE TO HOLD FOUNDERS DAY LUNCHEON
The 54th annual Founders Day Luncheon is planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the historic Womans Century Clubhouse, 1624 2nd St. S., Nampa.
According to President Melissa Warnick, the musicale was organized and federated in 1959 and is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Idaho Federation of Music Clubs. The clubs goal is To make America truly musical, Melissa says, and it sponsors music festivals and Gold Cup recitals, and gives music awards and scholarships.
There is no charge for members at the luncheon, but they are asked to bring a salad or dessert. The main dish will be provided. There is a $5 charge for guests and the public is invited to attend. There will be musical entertainment, Melissa said.
Reservations should be made by Thursday by calling Shanl Parish at 475-4253.
WILDLIFE REFUGE TO HOLD WINTER DAY CAMP FEB. 9
Children from second through fourth grade are invited to attend a free full-day class at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. The hands-on event will explore how animals and plants survive the challenges of winter.
It will be an inside and outside session, so youngsters should dress warmly with mittens, instructor Kim Portwood said. Kim, from South Dakota, is an environmental education specialist in AmeriCorps, volunteering for a year at the refuge and living in Wilder. The visitor center is at the intersection of Roosevelt and Indiana in Nampa.
Registration is due by Jan. 31, by calling 467-9278, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim also reported that the national Junior Duck Stamp Design Competition is now under way for children from kindergarten through high school. The refuge will provide art supplies for those who need them. The entries are due March 15, and there will be cash prizes for winners. Call the refuge for details.
Marie D. Galyean is a journalist and freelance writer who has lived in Canyon County for more than 35 years. Do you have any news about West Treasure Valley people, events and other subjects of interest? Email your ideas and stories to email@example.com.