The nonprofit group that volunteers to collect, organize and sell books to help the Middleton Library expand has been setting up shop in its new temporary space at the ALS building on Idaho 44, at 1103 W. Main St.
Member Jody Taylor and her husband, George, who have been helping with the shelving and cleaning, said the Friends of the Library is a growing organization and they enjoy working for such a good cause.
George is a noted local craftsman of beautiful wooden items, such as bowls, trays and vases.
According to President Karin Hunter, the group already has thousands of books for sale, including mysteries, romances, sci-fi, Westerns, cookbooks, textbooks, children’s books and games, movies, music CDs and more. The store opened in August and runs from noon to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Hunter said that during the Harvest Festival, a time for food and family fun planned on Sept. 26 in Foote Park, Middleton, the store may extend its hours but will at least be open from noon to 3 p.m. that day.
New members are welcome, and the dues are $5 per year. You can sign up at the book store or at the library. For more information call Hunter at 989-6740.
BIG DOINGS AT NAMPA CIVIC CENTER DURING OCTOBER
On Friday, Oct. 2, the 8th annual Oktoberfest, with its traditional German food and famous German beers, music, dancing and costumes, will be held in the Civic Center Garden from 5 to 10 p.m.
Events Coordinator James Brown reports that the Edelweiss Band will play for dancing, and Kris and Robert Bush will offer their distinctive music. Brown said admission to the event is $5, and there will be games and contests as usual, such as a brat-eating contest, beer steins holding and stacking contests, chicken dance and more.
Dress up in your best German duds along with the Boise Edelweiss Club, win prizes and feast on the brats, chicken, strudel and pretzels.
Senior Faire next month
The annual Senior Faire is planned from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Civic Center’s large banquet rooms. The event is free, and more than 50 vendors will be present to offer information for seniors on health, finance, recreation, insurance and more.
The event’s theme this year is Silver Screen of Hollywood, and everyone is invited to dress up as his or her favorite movie star. Adding to the fun, all the vendors’ booths will be decorated appropriately. Lunches may be purchased, and coffee, soft drinks and pastries will be available in the morning.
You can register for prizes, and there will be goodie bags for the free samples and gifts being given out.
NAMPA MUSICALE PLANS FALL LUNCHEON AND FESTIVAL PREVIEW
The Nampa Musicale, which accepts active and honorary members, will begin its 2015 season with a fall luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, in The Nampa First United Presbyterian Church, 400 Lake Lowell Ave.
Musicale President Cheryl Beymer said there will be a festival workshop at 11 a.m., hosted by festival co-chair Sadie Cole, a business meeting and introduction of officers at 11:30, and lunch at noon. At 12:45 there will be a festival music preview.
All music teachers and music lovers are invited. For more information or reservations, contact Beymer at 466-6359.
Marie D. Galyean is a journalist and freelance writer who has lived in Canyon County for more than 40 years. Do you have any news about West Treasure Valley people, events and other subjects of interest? Email your ideas and stories to: firstname.lastname@example.org.