Who wouldn’t appreciate an opportunity to get off your feet for half an hour, sit in a chair and rock yourself to a state of bliss?
As if that much-needed break wouldn’t be glorious enough, you’d also be helping Scentsy’s mission to donate $210,000 to The Salvation Army.
The Scentsy Rock-a-Thon runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Scentsy Commons, 2901 E. Pine Ave., Meridian.
Scentsy will line the sidewalk on Eagle Road between Pine Avenue and Commercial Street in Meridian with 70 rocking chairs to raise awareness and money for The Salvation Army, with all funds going to the new Booth Marian Pritchett School for pregnant and parenting teens.
So park your fanny in a chair and get to rocking. It doesn’t get much easier than that. Scentsy will donate $250 per chair, per hour, for 12 hours as long as the chairs are in motion.
The community is also encouraged to donate additional money to meet Scentsy’s community goal of $40,000.
Don’t forgot to wear red and rally together for the cause.
Food trucks will be on site, and a fireworks show will cap off the day of fundraising at 8:45 p.m. Those who rock or make a monetary donation will earn a parking pass to the fireworks show.
So come out and fill a 30-minute shift (or whatever time increment your busy schedule allows). Secure a spot at scentsyrockathon.com.
The power of purple
Join a community of survivors, impacted families and advocates and walk to end pancreatic cancer at PurpleStride Boise at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m.
The 5k fun run and family-friendly walk benefits Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, which is dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
Registration is $25 general, $10 youth, at purplestride.org/boise or at packet pickup from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at Legends, 7609 W. Overland Road, Boise. Event-day pricing is $30 and $15. Free for survivors and volunteers.
People helping people — Hurricane Harvey relief
Shu’s Idaho Running Company has partnered with its sock vendors to provide some much needed socks to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.
For every two pairs of socks you purchase at Shu’s through Saturday, Sept. 16, one pair will be sent to those in need.
Also, accepting new or clean gently used socks to be delivered to those that have been effected by the hurricane.
Shu’s is located at 1758 W. State St., Boise. Call 208-344-6604 with questions.
Library offers free legal clinics for startups, nonprofits
Nonprofits and business startups are invited to the Boise Public Library for free legal advice, and help with paperwork and creating their initial business plans.
A legal clinic is from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the main library’s Marion Bingham Room, 715 S. Capitol Blvd.
They are designed to give individuals and organizations a chance to discuss their initiatives, the legal-related considerations and decisions to make, and when to seek formal counsel.
No prior registration is required. For more information, call 208-972-8255 or go to boisepubliclibrary.org/calendar.
Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451