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Boise pub trivia draws crowds

A national company called Geeks Who Drink has created a community of trivia fans in Boise. After two years at Edge Brewing Company, the event now brings in hundreds of competitors each week.

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Boba Fett, ‘Star Wars’ actors invade Ontario on Tuesday

“Star Wars Invades the Treasure Valley,” presented by Treasure Valley Community College, will return for the fourth year to Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 SW 5th Ave., in Ontario, Oregon. The free presentation is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. The headlining speaker is Jeremy Bulloch, who played bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy.

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Eww! Kids, adults to eat bugs Saturday at Idaho Botanical Garden

There’s plenty on the menu — including edible insects — during the Idaho Botanical Garden’s annual Bug Day. Various stations at the Garden will offer everything from insect tattoos to the latest buzz from the Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club. You’ll be able to catch live bugs, participate in an Insect Olympics, earn a ‘Certificate in Bugology,’ play bug bingo, or even hear arachnid anecdotes from entomology experts. If you’re hungry, purchase some food — including from a “Pestaurant” serving chocolate-covered scorpions, superworms and other bug-ingredient treats. If it doesn’t taste good at first, remember: Patience, grasshopper.

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Matt Damon brings 'Jason Bourne' to Meridian

Actor Matt Damon and "Jason Bourne" producer Frank Marshall walk the red carpet as shouting fans ask for selfies Wednesday July 20, 2016 at The Village in Meridian. The duo brought the fifith film in the black-ops thriller series to Meridian for an advance screening and to help raise money for the Treasure Valley YMCA's new South Meridian Family YMCA.

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Idaho pro-gun group protests actor Matt Damon at film screening

Members of the Idaho Second Ammendment Alliance protest a visit by actor Matt Damon for the advanced screening of his latest film "Jason Bourne" Wednesday July 20, 2016. The group waved pro 2nd ammendment signs for passersby honking their car horns at the corner of Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue, near The Village theaters where Damon was making a red carpet appearance. Damon recently expressed support for tough gun-control laws enacted in Australia. The local gun-rights group was protesting Damon's sold-out screening for promoting a film that uses the same guns he wants the government to control.

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Sweet! Emmett Cherry Festival is next week

If you enjoy cherries, you’ll find plenty to love at the 82nd annual Emmett Cherry Festival. The community celebration pays tribute to the fruit with tons of activities including outdoor concerts, pageants, a quilt show, an art show, parades and a huge weekend train display featuring several model railroad clubs. There’s also a carnival; all-day wristbands are $30 in advance until noon June 15 at area businesses or online. Everything is family-friendly and plenty of activities are free. The party peaks on the final day, June 18, with a Cherry Pit Spit (12:30 p.m.), Cherry Pie Eating Contest (2 p.m.) and the Cherry Festival Parade (6 p.m.)

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Boise pub trivia draws crowds

A national company called Geeks Who Drink has created a community of trivia fans in Boise. After two years at Edge Brewing Company, the event now brings in hundreds of competitors each week.
Travis Meier tmeier@idahostatesman.com
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