Every Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Flying M Coffeegarage at 1314 2nd St. S. in Nampa offers challenges and prizes to teams of two to eight people who show up for a live Trivia contest, run by the national Trivia Company.
According to Lisa Myers, co-owner of the coffee shop with husband Kevin, the turnout has been amazing and the evening is “super fun,” with questions from pop culture to literature and much more. Players write their answers down and winners get Flying M gift cards. The contest sessions are free with the purchase of a coffee or other drink in the shop, manager Caleb McKim said.
Flying M offers fresh, in-shop-made pastries every day, and it is now serving beer and wine in addition to its coffees, espressos and even organically grown coffees when available.
Myers said the shop has hosted many concerts and play readings, and will be presenting “Death Rattle” by the Spill group at 8 p.m. on Jan. 21. The group promotes writing and will offer “Kindle: Stories of Starting Fires.” Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Myerses began the Flying M Coffee Shop in Boise in 1992 and sold it to their manager four years ago. They opened the Nampa shop in a former garage in 2006 and are planning their 10th anniversary celebration this year. They offer a wide variety of cards, gifts, crafts, artwork and many surprising items. For more information, contact email@example.com.
NAMPA MUSICALE PLANS FESTIVE LUNCHEON, CONCERT
All music teachers, students and music lovers are invited to help celebrate the 57th anniversary of the Nampa Musicale, with a fabulous French-themed luncheon, a ceremony honoring the founders and past presidents of the organization, and an original concert designed by Boise pianist Paul Schiller.
The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, in Northwest Nazarene University’s Brandt Center lobby. Tickets will cost $10 and may be purchased at Dunkley Music Store in the Marketplace shopping area, Dorsey Music Store near Karcher Mall, or reserved by calling Musicale President Cheryl Beymer at 466-6359 or Vice President Aline Nielsen at 989-4743.
After the meal, the public is invited to the adjacent Brandt Auditorium at 1 p.m., where a free “French-style” concert will be performed by Schiller, the chief Steinway technician at Dunkley’s Music; Lisa Larimore on the alto saxophone; and mezzo soprano Dena Holland from the New York City Lyric Opera.
The concert will be enhanced by two projectors and lasers programmed to the music and projected on a stage-wide screen. During the selections “Land of Might-Have Been” by Ivor Novello; a piano concerto and “Ondine” by Ravel; “Where Is Your Heart” from “Moulin Rouge”; Debussy’s “Isle of Joy”; and “Under Paris Skies” by Giraud, the screen will fill with twinkling stars, dancing shapes, storms, strange birds, a space ship from “Star Trek” and even an alien.
This unique and breathtaking program will take about 30 to 40 minutes and will be a fitting tribute to the Musicale’s contributions to the education of the community’s children.
MTI RETURNS TO NAMPA WITH ‘FIDDLER ON ROOF’
Director Jean Andrews will bring the Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof” to the Nampa Civic Center for the fourth time, as the popular Music Theatre of Idaho leaves its 2015 Caldwell location at the College of Idaho.
MTI will offer three performances, beginning Friday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 30, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
According to staff member Trina Rhoades, reservations may be made by calling 468-2385 or going online to mtionline.org.
She reported that a real-life husband and wife team will play the leads Tevye and Golda: Erick and Liz Pew. The five daughters will be portrayed by Elizabeth Williams, Sydney Jones, Samantha Baran, Madeline Welsh and Emily Johnson.
Barbara Brand will be the choreographer and there will be a live orchestra.
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.