Saturday, Sept. 5
Table Rock Challenge: 9 a.m. at Fort Boise Park. Nine-mile race open to runners or walkers. Proceeds benefit fire prevention education in the Treasure Valley. $25 in advance, $30 day of the race. Active firefighters and military personnel get a $5 discount. Register at bluecirclesports.com.
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 5-6
Rebecca’s Private Idaho: Lifestyle, mountain bike and outdoor festival in Ketchum. The cornerstone of the two-day event is a 94-mile (or 56-mile option) Gravel Grinder mountain bike race and ride in the Pioneer Mountains with champion cyclist Rebecca Rusch. rebeccasprivateidaho.com.
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Monday, Sept. 7
Rare Earth Elements: Modern Uses and Geology: 1 to 2 p.m. at Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Presented by Virginia Gillerman. Free for museum members, $5 nonmembers.
Saturday, Sept. 12
Cascade Gravel Grinder Challenge: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 60, 105 E. Mill St., Cascade. Options: 35, 57 and 76 mile rides. Both mountain and cross bikes are acceptable. $76 through Sept. 8. 4summitchallenge.com/gravelgrinder.
Cascade Lake 4H Camp 50 Years of Camping Adventures Fundraiser: 5 to 8 p.m. at Mallard Park, 15203 S. 10th Ave., Caldwell. Children’s activities, pulled pork barbecue dinner, silent and dessert auctions, music by Wooly Buggers. $15 per person or $45 for family. cascadelake4hcamp.com.
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 12-13
Traditional and Tactical Knife Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 12 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at Courtyard by Marriott, 1789 S. Eagle Road, Meridian. Hundreds of traditional hunting, utility and collectible knives from local and world famous makers. Also, tactical, military and law enforcement grade knives, gear and supplies. $5 admission, $12 per family. idahoknife.com.
Saturday, Sept. 19
Sinker Butte – Explosive History of Southwest Idaho: Meet at the WinCo parking lot on Meridian Road off I-84 (Exit 44) at 7:30 a.m. for an 8 a.m. departure. Bring lunch and water and dress for the weather. Return to Boise by 5 p.m. Brittany Brand, professor of geology at BSU, will lead the trip. Sponsored by Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology. $10 museum members, $15 nonmembers. idahomuseum.org.
Sunday, Sept. 20
Rock Party: Noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Hillside geology hikes, gold panning, museum mini-tours and activity stations for kids covering Idaho mining history, fossils and geology. Each child takes home a certificate and a free rock. $4 general, $2 children 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger and museum members. 283-3186, idahomuseum.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Dog training seminar: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 495 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Maureen Backman, founder of the Muzzle Up! Project and owner of Mutt About Town, discusses safety and education on muzzle training, the importance of the muzzle, bonding with your dog through muzzle training and more. $115 until Aug. 31, then $125. helpingidahodogs.org.
TWAW (The Well Armed Woman) Nampa Shooting Chapter: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nampa Rod and Gun Club indoor range, 222 W. Railroad St. Women interested in learning more can contact Sarah Carling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Sept. 26
Castle Rock: Mysteries of the Past: Meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, for an 11 a.m. departure. During a moderate hike to Castle Rock, the hillside point near the Old Penitentiary, Todd Shallat, BSU, will entertain and educate people of all ages with stories of the area. Free for museum members, $5 nonmembers. 283-3186, idahomuseum.org.
Sunday, Oct. 4
Southern Comfort Gaited Horse Club Poker Ride: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Eagle Island State Park, 4000 W. Hatchery Road. Benefit for Idaho Horse Therapy, Friends of Sound Horses and The Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program. $20 registration, includes first hand, lunch and raffle tickets. $5 park entry fee required. 870-2201, gaitedhorseclub.com.
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