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October is boo-min’ with haunts, hockey and harvest festivals

The five-day Trailing of the Sheep Festival features a Big Sheep Parade on Sunday, Oct. 14, with 1,500 sheep hoofing it down Main Street in Ketchum.
The five-day Trailing of the Sheep Festival features a Big Sheep Parade on Sunday, Oct. 14, with 1,500 sheep hoofing it down Main Street in Ketchum. Carol Waller

October sure did creep up on us. But that’s okay.

It’s a great month to bust out the leggings, sweaters and boots — basically all things comfy and cozy — because even though the weather is getting cooler, there is still much fun to be had outdoors.

Round up the family for a trip to The Farmstead or Linder Farms to wander the corn maze, pick out a pumpkin, take a hayride and other activities.

You’ll want to check out this year’s theme at The Farmstead, which is spudtastic!

There’s a few haunted attractions for those who enjoy a good scare.

The infamous Haunted World and the multi-floor Requiem Haunted House should get the heart racing.

Step aboard the Haunted Halloween Trolley Tour for some ghost stories, or brave the haunted cell house at Frightened Felons X.

Not down with the really scary stuff? Skip it and go for the Halloween Classic at the Firebird Raceway, where kids can trick-or-treat the race trailers in the pit area.

Other family-friendly options include Boo at the Zoo and Creepy Critter Encounters.

For those not into all the Halloween hoopla, Boise State has a couple of home games and the Idaho Steelheads season starts up.

Or make a point to pencil in a road trip to the Sun Valley area to feast your eyes on the breath-taking scenery that comes with the Trailing of the Sheep Festival.

Halloween/Mazes

The Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival: 4 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, through Nov. 3, 1020 S. Rackham Way, Meridian. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, food, games, pig races, farm pond fishing, more. $8.49 Monday-Thursday, $12.26 Friday-Saturday, in advance or at the gate. 208-922-5678, farmsteadfestival.com.

Field of Screams haunted experience, Fridays-Saturdays in October. $18.87.

Halloween Land: 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, through Nov. 6, Twin Oaks Farms, 3250 N. Eagle Road, Eagle. Corn maze, hayrides, bunny hill, farm animals, cow train, pioneer cemetery, campfires, more. $8 Monday-Thursday, $11 Friday-Sunday, free for ages 3 and younger. 208-939-6373, halloweenlandidaho.com.

Nyah’s Haunted Woods, 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, and 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 25-26. $20, includes Halloween Land admission.

Linder Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze: 5 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, through Oct. 31, 7165 S. Linder Road, Meridian. Boise State corn maze, pumpkin patch, food, petting zoo, pony rides, more. Farm admission only, required: $5 Friday-Saturday, $4 Monday-Thursday, free for ages 3 and younger. Corn maze add-on: $7 general, $4 children 4-11. Half price for military. 208-371-0222, linderfarms.com.

The Haunted World: Dusk to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and dusk to midnight Friday-Saturday, Oct. 1-31, Northside Boulevard and Idaho 20/26, four miles north of the Nampa sugar factory. Features a 35-acre outdoor haunt, a hostel asylum gone wrong (Skullvania) and a 15-acre corn maze. $24 general, $29 for fast-track pass, free for ages 5 and younger. hauntedworld.org.

Requiem Haunted House: 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, and Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 30-31, 801 Main St., Caldwell. Indoor multi-floor experience with more than 10,000 square feet of terror. Partners with “Don’t Be A Monster,” an anti-bullying campaign for schools. $15 general, $10 ages 12 and younger, $20 includes coffin ride. Group rates available. 208-989-9179, requiemhaunt.com.

Halloween Classic: Gates open at 8 a.m. Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 10-14, Firebird Raceway, 8551 Idaho 16, Eagle. $15 general (includes pit-side access), $5 children 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. 208-938-8986, firebirdonline.com.

Oct. 13: Halloween events for children begin with games from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a costume contest and hayrides. At 7:15 p.m., trick-or-treat the race trailers throughout the pit area. An adult costume party begins at 9 p.m.

Spooktacular: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Oct. 12-13 and 19-20; 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 14 and 21, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Halloween displays, entertainment, activities and a few animal encounters all designed for families. Regular admission applies: $10 general, $8 seniors, $7 children 3-11. Free for ages 2 and younger and annual passholders. 208-608-7760, zooboise.org.

Haunted Halloween Trolley Tour: 8 p.m. nightly Oct. 12-31 (special tours Oct. 26-27 start at 7 p.m.), Joe’s Crab Shack, 2288 N. Garden St., Boise. Learn about Boise ghosts aboard a Halloween decorated vintage trolley. $18 most nights, $38 for Oct. 26 and $40 for Oct. 27 (includes tickets to Frightened Felons at Old Pen), $28 for Oct. 31. Ages 13 and older. Oct. 27 and 31 are ages 21 and older. 208-433-0849, boisetrolleytours.com.

Trunk or Treat with Garden City Police: 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Boys and Girls Club, 610 E. 42nd St., Garden City. Free.

Frightened Felons X: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27 (last admission 9:30 p.m.), Old Idaho Penitentiary, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Haunted cell house with actors portraying inmates of the past, “Thrill the World” performance, costume contest, food trucks, music, costume contests, scavenger hunt, more. 208-334-2844, history.idaho.gov/old-idaho-penitentiary-events.

All Ages Night, Oct. 26. $20 general, $15 children 13 and younger. Brown Paper Tickets.

Adult Night (18 and up), Oct. 27. Beer and wine available. $20. Brown Paper Tickets.

Boo at the Zoo: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 (last admission at 4:30 p.m.), Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Costumed characters passing out candy, costume contests, games, photo ops, face painting, special Halloween-themed animal enrichment, and the zoo. $7 general, $4.50 seniors, $4.25 children 3-11, free for ages 2 and younger and Friends of Zoo Boise members. 208-608-7760, zooboise.org.

Creepy Critter Encounters: 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct 27 (rain or shine) Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa. Learn about creatures of the refuge on a spooky hike, see live animals, hear spooky stories, and create Halloween crafts. Come in costume for a special treat. Free. (208) 467-9278, fws.gov/refuge/deer_flat.

Blacklight Halloween Party: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise. Games, activities, and scary haunted library stacks — all lit by blacklight. Costumes encouraged. Free. 208-362-0181.

Haunted Hannah’s Howl-O-Ween Parties: Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise.

Zombie Prom, 7 p.m. to close Saturday, Oct. 27. Costume contest for cash/prizes, games, specialty drinks, zombie photo ‘shoot’ booth, The Rocci Johnson band from 9 p.m. to close. $5 cover.

Exotic Erotica Ball, 7 p.m to close Wednesday, Oct. 31. Costume contests for cash/prizes, games, specialty drinks, souvenir photos on the Blood Red Carpet, The Rocci Johnson band from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

Halloween Party: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Helina Marie’s Wine Bar, 11053 W. State St., Star. Costume contest with prizes, specialty drinks, dancing, more. $5. 208-286-7960, helinamaries.com.

Grateful Halloween Show: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. Boise-based Grateful Dead tribute band. Costume contest. $15 at grateful4.eventbrite.com, $20 at the door.

Festivals/Fairs

Harvest Festival Street Fair: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Downtown Emmett. Arts and crafts, food, entertainment. Local orchards are available for picking too. Free. emmettidaho.com.

Death Rattle Writers Festival: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7, Downtown Nampa. Brings local and area writers together in a celebration of the art of the word in its many forms, be it poetry, music, non-fiction or short story. For the schedule, go to deathrattlewritersfestival.org.

Idaho City Days: Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 6-7, Idaho City. Fun run, beer garden, street dance, food, arts and crafts, vendors, family activities, more. idahocitychamber.org.

Idaho Health and Fitness Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Boise. Visit with doctors, dentists and health care professionals along with fitness and nutrition and beauty experts. Get your flu shot and select from health screenings all in one visit. Free. ibleventsinc.com.

River Through Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Gem Island Sports Complex, Washington and Canal Street, Emmett. Zoom back in time with the Civil War reenactors. There will be cowboys with a chuck wagon, pioneers on the Oregon Trail in camp, miners panning for gold, and mountain men showing off their trappings. Free. 208-365-9530.

Fall Harvest Festival: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 6-7, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Music, kids arts and crafts, local artisans, a corn maze, food vendors, wine, beer, cider, more. $10 general, $7 seniors and IBG members, $5 children, free for ages 4 and younger. 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Adult Night, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Music by Underhill Family Orchestra, free photo booth, silent disco, virtual reality tours, food vendors, wine, beer, cider, Scarecrow Stroll exhibit, more. $10 general, $7 seniors and members.

Trailing of the Sheep Festival: Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 10-14, Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley. History, arts, culinary events and classes, a Sheep Folklife Fair, a Wool Fest with classes and workshops, music, dance, storytelling, championship sheepdog trials, and the Big Sheep Parade. 208-720-0585, trailingofthesheep.org.

Idaho State Museum Grand Re-Opening Weekend: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 (ribbon cutting 9 to 11 a.m.); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 610 N. Julia Davis Drive, Boise. Food trucks, hands-on activities for children, potato sack races, gold panning, cultural performances, photo booth, more. $10 general, $8 students, seniors, veterans, $5 children, at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Free for members. 208-334-2120, history.idaho.gov.

Idaho Gourd Society Festival: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Clubhouse Event Center, 7311 Potomac Drive, Boise. Gourd art competition, silent auction, demonstrations, holiday gift items, vendors, make-and-take activities, more. $4 admission, free for children 9 and younger. idahogourdsociety.org/2018-festival.

Movies

Idaho Horror Film Festival: Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 11-14, Downtown Boise. Three days of screenings across 10-plus venues. Films will be screened in five categories: feature length, animated, shorts, foreign and the “locals only” classification of Spud and Guts. Also, panels, parties, more. $25-$100 early bird passes at eventbrite.com. idahohorrorfilmfestival.org.

Performance Arts

Boise Phil Bernstein at 100: 208-344-7849, boisephil.org.

Friday, Oct. 5: 7:30 p.m., Brandt Center, Northwest Nazarene University, 707 Fern St., Nampa. $23-$50, $10 students.

Saturday, Oct. 6: 7:30 p.m., Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $25-$72, $12 students.

Mad Hot for Ballroom: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Boise Square and Round Dance Hall, 6534 W. Diamond St. Featuring two-time National and World Rising Star finalists pro-am instructors Enzo Zappia and Stephanie Betts. Catered dinner, a community showcase of local professionals and ballroom enthusiasts, silent auction, and an evening of social dancing. $25 general, $40 premium, at usadanceboise.tix.com. $35 and $50 at the door.

Workshops, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Idaho Ballroom Dance Center, 943 W. Overland Road, Meridian. $5 per session. 208-898-9425.

Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival: Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 17-21, Ketchum and Sun Valley areas. sunvalleyjazz.com.

Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. $30 general, $25 seniors, $10 students, free for children with paid adult. boisebaroque.org.

Opera Idaho “Don Giovanni”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $24-$72 general, $22-$65 seniors, $18-$56 students and children 3-13. operaidaho.org.

Specialty Shows

“Paint the Parks! Idaho”: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, The Alaska Center, 1020 W. Main St., Boise. An exhibit of plein air paintings of Idaho’s city, state and national parks by the Plein Air Painters of Idaho. pleinairpaintersofidaho.com.

Boise Beauty Expo: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Boise. All the needs and interests of women under one roof with products and services including skincare, beauty, health, nutrition, fitness, leisure, travel, education, more. Free. ibleventsinc.com.

Idaho Dream Wedding Expo: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Boise. Meet face to face with wedding professionals and view over 75 exhibits filled with wedding ideas, products, more. $6 admission, free for children 12 and younger. ibleventsinc.com.

Gala of The Royal Horses: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 19-20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Canyon County Fairgrounds, 111 S. 22nd Ave., Caldwell. Performances feature the Lipizzaner Stallions, the Spanish Andalusian, Friesian, and the majestic Arabian breeds, as well as the recently added Quarter horse. $40 general, $30 seniors, $15 children 4-12, in advance at 800-626-8497, monumentaltix.com, or at the door. Limited VIP tickets are $50 general, $20 children 4-12. galaoftheroyalhorses.com.

WICON: Women Ignite Conference and Trade Show: Registration at 7 a.m. and conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Main stage and workshop speakers on professional development and personal growth topics, more than 50 businesses in the ICCU Power Networking Center, Friday night beauty and fashion show (8:30 p.m.), Saturdays night WIComedy Show (7 p.m.). $200. womenigniteinternational.com/wicon.html.

Spectator Sports

Boise State Broncos football: Albertsons Stadium, 1400 W. Bronco Lane, Boise. $33-$65 general, $31-$63 seniors, $19-$35 juniors. North End Zone tickets are $19. Oct. 6 game: $54-$89 general, $52-$87 seniors, $37-$49 juniors, $35 North End Zone. 208-426-4737, broncosports.com.

Saturday, Oct. 6: vs. San Diego State, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN Networks)

Friday, Oct. 19: vs. Colorado State, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Idaho Steelheads hockey vs. Utah Grizzlies: 7:10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 19-20, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. 208-331-8497, idahosteelheads.com.

Professional Bull Riders: 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $32-$378. ICTickets, 208-442-3232.

Theater

“Murder at the Juice Joint”: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 4-6, Playhouse Boise, 8001 Faiview Ave. Speakeasy murder mystery. $25. Couples, group and dinner/show pricing available. 208-779-0092, playhouseboise.com.

Stage Coach Theatre’s “The Rocky Horror Show”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 11, 18, 25; midnight showings Saturdays, Oct. 13, 20, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $20. 208-342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.

“Gargirls”: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 12-13, The Balcony, 150 N. 8th St., Boise. Presented by LipsInc!, Idaho’s professional female impersonation troupe. $20. Reservations: 208-368-0405.

Boise Contemporary Theater’s “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”: 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Oct. 17-Nov. 10; 2 p.m. matinees Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, 854 Fulton St. $35 Fridays-Saturdays, $25 Wednesdays-Thursdays and matinees, $10 Wednesday preview (Oct. 17), $20 Thursday-Friday preview (Oct. 18-19), $16 all student tickets. 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.

Disney’s “The Lion King”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; 8 p.m. Oct. 19; 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 20; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-25; 8 p.m. Oct. 26; 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 27; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 1; 8 p.m. Nov. 2; 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 3; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $30-$145. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1110.

The Kitchen Witches: 7 p.m. Oct. 18-20, 23, 25-27, Weiser Little Theater, 405 E. 2nd St., Weiser. $25 for dinner/show, $15 dessert-only nights Oct. 18 and 23. weiserlittletheater.org.

Boise Little Theater’s “The Marvelous Wonderettes”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Oct. 19-20, 26-27, Nov. 2-3; 7:30 p.m. Thursays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1; 2 p.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 3, 100 E. Fort St. $21 general, $19 seniors, students and children 17 and younger, in advance. All tickets are $23 at the door. 208-342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.

“Polter-Heist”: Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Oct. 25-27, 31, Nov. 1-3 and 8-10, Playhouse Boise, 8001 Faiview Ave. Audience participation haunted inn murder mystery. $52.95 for dinner and show. 208-779-0092, playhouseboise.com.

Music Theatre of Idaho’s “Oliver!”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 25-27; 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $22 general, $20 seniors, $18 students. 208-468-2385, broadwaynampa.org.

Farmers Markets

Moscow Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 27, Main Street and Friendship Square, Moscow. 208-883-7132, ci.moscow.id.us/197/Farmers-Market.

Boise Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 22, Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove streets, Boise. 208-345-9287, theboisefarmersmarket.com.

Capital City Public Market: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 15, 8th and Idaho streets, Boise. 208-345-3499, capitalcitypublicmarket.com.

Emmett Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 31, Blaser Park, N. Washington Avenue and W. Park Street, Emmett. 208-550-4459, emmettfarmersmarket.com.

Nampa Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 27, Lloyd Square Park, 13th and Front streets. 208-461-3814, nampafarmersmarket.com.

Eagle Saturday Market: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 13, Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. 208-489-8763, facebook.com/eaglesaturdaymarket.

DAILY CALENDAR

Oct. 2

Fall Out Boy: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. Opening: Machine Gun Kelly. $30.50, $50.50 and $70.50. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1766.

Too Many Zooz: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. $15. eventbrite.com.

Steve Earle & The Dukes: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, Whiskey Jacques, 251 N. Main St., Ketchum. $30 advance, $35 at the door. 208-726-5297, whiskeyjacques.com.

Oct. 4

Vandal Voices: 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 10 Barrel Brewing Company, 826 W. Bannock St., Boise. University of Idaho professor of law Stephen R. Miller will provide a framework for effectively influencing local government and planning commissions in the Treasure Valley. Free. vandalvoices_local_advocacy.eventbrite.com.

Fettuccine Forum: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd. Public forum featuring Rebecca Scofield, assistant professor of American History at the University of Idaho, on women’s activism in the 1970s-1980s with a focus on politically conservative leaders. Free. boiseartsandhistory.org.

Screaming Females: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: Kitten Forever, The French Tips. $12. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $15 at the door.

Oct. 4

Clutch: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Opening: Sevendust, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown. $32.50. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $35 day of show. Note: new date and venue, previously Oct. 5 at Knitting Factory

Oct. 5

Sip 2 Give: 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, Telaya Wine Company, 240 E. 32nd St., Garden City. Food truck, wine tasting, music by Willison Roos (5:15 to 7:15 p.m.), contest for Guess How Many Corks, purchase a “Mystery in a Wine Bottle.” Fundraiser for Brain Injury Alliance of Idaho. Free.

Freak-Out Fundraiser: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, Freak Alley Gallery, 210 N. 9th St., Boise. Art, vendors, food, entertainment from VR1 Arcade and The Back 9 Indoor Golf, raffle, video presentation that tells the story of the gallery’s roots.

Cartoonists Take Over The Village: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, Fountain Square, The Village at Meridian, N. Eagle Road and E. Fairview Avenue. Get a cartoon drawn by a world-renown cartoonist for a $20 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit the wounded veterans of the Wyakin program.

First Friday: Live Work Create District: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, Garden City area. Features more than 20 venues and artists from the Riverside Hotel to 38th Street. The Riverside Hotel and Urban Land Development are sponsoring a free shuttle from 6 to 9 p.m. which will run in a continuous circuit to all the different venues. Free. Check Facebook for venues.

The Buttertones: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, The Shredder, 430 S. 10th St., Boise. Opening: Prettiest Eyes. $12. eventbrite.com. $14 at the door.

Kidz Bop: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50. centurylinkarenaboise.com.

Oct. 6

Don’t Take it for Granite: Meet at Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 for an 8 a.m. departure. Coyote Short P.G. will take folks north on Idaho 55 to point out the differing mineral compositions and crystal structures that have contributed to the Batholith. Rest stop in Horseshoe Bend. Dress for the weather; bring lunch and water. Easy walking. No signup required. $15 general, $10 IMMG members. Steve, 208-853-1678; idahomuseum.org.

See Spot Walk: Run begins at 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. 5k fun run and one-mile dog walk, plus dog contests, vendors, demonstrations, food trucks, beer garden, more. Benefits the Idaho Humane Society. $15-$30. Day-of registration: $35 general. seespotwalk.org.

Tails on Trails: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Brundage Mountain, 3890 Goose Lake Road, McCall. Dog-friendly 5k trail running event benefits MCPAWS. $35 general, $25 ages 20 and younger. mcpaws.org/news-events/tails-on-trails.html.

Community Day: Steppin’ Up for Our Kids: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, The Cornerstone, 1023 S. Curtis Road, Boise. Joining 48 churches coming together for a family fun day highlighting the children’s resources provided by Love Inc. Boise. Donate a new pair of children’s shoes at the event and receive double tickets for the cupcake walk, jump house, games and more.

MDA Muscle Walk: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Scentsy Commons, 2901 E. Pine Ave., Meridian. Register at musclewalkmda.org/boise.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Registration at 10 a.m., ceremony at 11 a.m. and walk at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. 208-206-0041, ext. 8199, act.alz.org.

Hoptober Freshtival: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Boise Brewing, 521 W. Broad St., Boise. More than 30 breweries (including gluten-free), cideries and kombucha; food trucks; music. $30 in advance or at the door, includes 10 drink tickets and mug. hoptoberfreshtival.com. $15 at the door option available, includes 5 drink tickets and mug.

Oktoberfest: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Alpine Village, 616 N. 3rd St., McCall. Local brews, food, music, dancing, costume contest, raffle, craft vendors, more. Fundraiser for MCPAWS. $10, includes a few beer coupons and a souvenir drink koozie. Free for ages 20 and younger. mcpaws.org/news-events/oktoberfest.html.

Shrinky Dinks Auction: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Surel’s Place, 212 E. 33rd St., Garden City. Day Dreamers ukulele concert, raffle, food trucks, Cinder wine and local beer, and a silent auction featuring original works of Shrinky Dinks® art made by many of Boise and Garden City’s most collected artists and jewelry makers. Fundraiser for Surel’s Place programming. $5 suggested donation. surelsplace.org/shrinkydinksauction.

The Elvis & Johnny Cash Show: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. Starring Joseph Hall as Elvis Presley and Paul Eve as Johnny Cash. $23.75-$34.75. ICTickets, 208-442-3232.

Black Tiger Sex Machine: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $23.50. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $25 day of show. Opening: Subtronics, Lektrique. Note: new venue, moved from Knitting Factory

Cut Worms: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, The Funky Taco. Opening: Michael Rault, Luke Messimer. $12 at theduckclub.com, The Record Exchange, or at the door.

Oct. 7

The Outdoor Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, The Antique World Mall and The Annex, 4544 Overland Road, Boise. Partnering with Fostering Idaho, One Church One Child, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to collect diapers and new socks and underwear for children in foster care. antiqueworldmall.com.

Project Kids Quest Charity Golf Tournament: 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Eagle Hills Golf Course, 605 N. Edgewood Lane. Four-person scramble benefits disadvantaged and foster children in the Treasure Valley. $100 per player. 208-917-2101, projectkidsquest.com.

Preservation Idaho’s Heritage Homes Tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Roosevelt Elementary School, 908 E. Jefferson St., Boise (registration desk). Self-guided tour of six private homes on Warm Springs Avenue. $30 general, $25 members. 208-424-5111, preservationidaho.org/heritage-homes-tour.

Harvest the Sun: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Hells Canyon Winery and Zhoo Zhoo Wines, 18835 Symms Road, Caldwell. Celebrate the winery going solar with wine tasting, food by Kanak Attack, donuts, more info on going solar from Revolusun. $10 general, $5 wine club or designated drivers, at evenbrite.com. hellscanyonwine.com.

Old Time Farm Days: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead, 5006 W. Farm Court, Boise. Demonstrations by the Idaho Woodcarvers Guild, Dry Creek Quilters and Idaho Civil War Volunteers; historical characters; gold panning, yard games, silent and dessert auctions, music, food, more. $5 per person or $20 per family, free for children younger than 3. drycreekhistory.org.

SueB 5k/10k Run/Walk: 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Supports services at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, as well as raises awareness surrounding the prevalence of domestic and sexual abuse in our community. $25 and $35. wcaboise.org, register.chronotrack.com/r/38511.

Owl City: 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $22.50. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $25 day of show. Opening: Matthew Thiessen and The Earthquakes. Note: new venue, moved from Knitting Factory

The Steel Wheels: 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. Opening: The Hollering Pines. $12. eventbrite.com.

Tiger’s Jaw: 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: The Sidekicks, Cherry. $15. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624, or at the door.

Oct. 8

This is My Brave: The Show: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, Special Events Center, Boise State University. Features Boise-area community members sharing true stories about their personal challenges with mental illness and health, in hopes of opening a dialogue and creating new opportunities for participants and audiences to thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health. $20 general, $15 students. bit.ly/TIMBBOISE.

Oct. 9

Shinedown/Godsmack: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1766.

Readings & Conversations w/Matthew Desmond: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Author of four books, including “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” (2016), which won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Carnegie Medal, and PEN / John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction. $22.50-$32. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1110.

Seven Lions: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $20 general ($25 door), $35 VIP. Ticketfly, 877-435-9849.

Oct. 10

Senior Health Fair: 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 10, Dick Eardley Boise Senior Center, 690 Robbins Road. Flu shots, blood pressure checks, foot clinic, hearing and vision screenings, chair massage, caregiver resources, emergency resources, utility information, accessibility resources, and more for ages 55 and older. Free. 208-608-7580.

Adult: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. Opening: Plack Blague. $12. eventbrite.com.

Dale Watson: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: Wayne the Train Hancock. $16. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $18 at the door.

Oct. 11

Boise Rock School 10th Anniversary Party: 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11, Boise Rock School, 1404 W. Idaho St. Music by Boise Rock School bands and local bands (including Seatopians), food trucks, free beer with ID, free sodas for the kids. Free. 208-572-5055.

Terra Nativa Winery tasting: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, DaVinci’s Restaurant, 190 E. State St., Eagle. Hosted by Winery Seekers Wine Tours. Free.

Casting Crowns: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. Opening: I Am They. $13-$77.50. Ticketmaster, 208-426-1766.

Esme Patterson: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. Opening: With Child, Ana Lete. $12. eventbrite.com.

Larry Fuller: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. $32 general, $37 preferred. eventbrite.com.

Mystic Braves: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. Opening: The Creation Factory. $12. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624, or at the door.

Oct. 12

American Legion Post 2 Oktoberfest Halibut Dinner: 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Boise Elks Lodge, 6608 W. Fairview Ave. Halibut chucks, fries, cole slaw and dessert. Also, entertainment by The Spud Man, a silent auction and quilt raffle. $14 at the door or call 208-861-7392.

Auction of Arias: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, The Arid Club, 1137 W. River St., Boise. Features a silent auction, dinner with wine and a live auction, which allows guests the opportunity to bid on an aria or duet sung by artists from Opera Idaho’s production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” Fundraiser for Opera Idaho. $100. Late night tickets also available for $45 for those wanting to enjoy a glass of wine and the performance portion of the evening starting at 7:15 p.m. Final date to reserve tickets is Oct. 3. 208-345-3531, ext. 2; operaidaho.org.

Sparking Wine Spectacular Gala: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, JUMP, 1000 Myrtle St., Boise. Tapas, beer and wine, auction and stories of success. Benefits Life’s Kitchen. $80. 208-331-0199, lksws.maxgiving.com.

GWAR/Hatebreed: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $26.50. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $28 day of show. Opening: Miss May I, Ringworm. Note: new venue, moved from Knitting Factory

Oct. 13

Out of the Darkness Treasure Valley Area Walk: Checkin at 8:30 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. The route is just over three miles long and is wheelchair and stroller friendly. Fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Registration is free and available online until noon Oct. 12 at afsp.org/boise. Onsite registration is also available. Walk donations are accepted until Dec. 31.

Senior Faire: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. Health and wellness expo with information on insurance, healthy living, finances, home care, assisted living, future planning, travel, more, as well as vendors providing free massages, spinal and blood pressure checks. Also, entertainment, seminars, concessions. Free.

Eagle Harvest Festival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. Food, music and free children’s activities, such as pumpkin decorating, donut-on-a-string competition, miniature horses, balloon animals, more. Also, the last Eagle Saturday Market of the season. Free. cityofeagle.org/harvestfest.

Experience Garden City: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Waterfront District, 36th and N. Adams Street, along the Boise River, Garden City. Local wineries and breweries, food trucks, local art and children activities, including face painting, virtual reality, robots, martial arts demonstrations, more. Free. experiencegardencity.com.

Dig into Geology: Noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Explore Idaho’s fossils and geologic history with activity stations, lecture, more. Free. Eliza at 208-368-9876; idahomuseum.org.

Terra Nativa Vineyards Fall Event: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 100 N. Bene Posto Place, Boise. Hosted by Winery Seekers Wine Tours. $5 for tasting (refunded with bottle purchase). 208-863-5204.

Boise Team Hope Walk: Registration at 1 p.m. and one- to two-mile walk at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Veterans Memorial Park, 930 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise. Fundraiser for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. $10 registration, $5 for ages younger than 18. 208-629-9695, hdsa.donordrive.com.

40th Hannahversary: Doors at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise. Music starts at 4 p.m. with the mash-ups of GiggleBomb, followed by J.R. & The Stingrays at 7 p.m., then The Rocci Johnson Band will hit the stage from 9:15 p.m. to close. No cover.

Ballet Idaho’s Fall Gala: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, JUMP, 1000 Myrtle St., Boise. Cocktails, dinner, auction, and the first performance from Ballet Idaho dancers this season. $150. balletidaho.org.

St. Vincent de Paul International Dinner: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1122 W. Linden St., Caldwell. Basque, Mexican, Italian, Asian, Hawaiian, Irish, Greek, Austrian, French, German and American food will be available. Also, silent auction, entertainment. $15 general, $5 children younger than 12. 208-459-3653.

Oct. 14

Kyle: 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Canceled.

Max Frost: 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $15. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $17 at the door.

Oct. 15

Jonathan Davis (of Korn): 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $25. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $27 day of show. Opening: The Birthday Massacre, Julien-K. Note: new venue, moved from Knitting Factory

Oct. 16

Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation Fall Symposium: Registration at 8 a.m., workshop sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m., no-host cocktail and social hour at 5:30 p.m., dinner and keynote at 6:30 p.m. and book signing at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Provides in depth education about community needs and the opportunities for philanthropy and collaboration to positively impact the lives of people in southwestern Idaho. Keynote speakers is Pulitzer Prize winner and Oregon native Nicholas Kristof. Registration deadline Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. $75. 208-343-4923, idahowomenscharitablefoundation.org/2018-fall-symposium.

Rob Verdi & Saxophobia: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. Opening: VanPaepeghem Quintet. $23 general, $29 preferred. eventbrite.com. $31 and $37 at the door.

Tech N9ne: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Futuristic, Dizzy Wright, Krizz Kaliko. $32. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624.

Oct. 17

Orin Swift wines tasting: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Helina Marie’s Wine Bar, 11053 W. State St., Star. An exclusive event featuring wines rarely open for tastings and available at “event only” sale discount prices. $15, includes drawing for limited release bottle. Reservations: 208-286-7960, helinamaries.com.

Skizzy Mars: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Canceled.

Henry Rollins Travel Slideshow Tour: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Intimate evening with Henry as he shows many of his favorites from Baghdad to Pyongyang. $32.50-$42.50. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624.

Oct. 19

Rock the Vote State Democratic Party Fundraiser: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Playhouse Boise, 8001 Faiview Ave. Music by Steve Eaton and The Grateful Dudes, The Kevin Littrell Quarter, The Hoochie Coochie Men. Also, food and drinks. $25 general, $10 children. 208-859-9824.

Thomas Rhett: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Opening: Brett Young, Midland. $31.75, $56.75 and $76.75. ICTickets, 208-442-3232.

Oct. 20

Golden Years Expo: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Boise. Health, activity and planning expo for baby boomers and seniors. Free. ibleventsinc.com.

Funtober Fest: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way. Outdoor, carnival-style event with face painting, crafts, dancing, storytelling, a costume contest, games, more. $6 general, $5 NRC members. 208-468-5858.

Barktoberfest: 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Powderhaus Brewing Company, 9719 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Silent auction, music by Fall Creek String Band, Meshico food truck, dogs for adoption. Portion of beer sales benefit West Valley Humane Society. Dog-friendly event. Free. westvalleyhumanesociety.org.

Meridian Symphony presents “You Asked for It”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Centennial Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise. Featuring music by Rossini, Beethoven, Barber, Strauss and Dvorak, plus Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with pianist Del Parkinson. $11 general, $9 seniors, students, military, $4 children at meridiansymphony.org and at the door. 208-891-2721.

Oct. 21

Borgore: 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $20 general ($25 door), $35 VIP. Ticketfly, 877-435-9849.

Oct. 23

Boom Tic Boom: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, The Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $30 general, $40 preferred. spboom.eventbrite.com. $35 and $45 at the door.

Parker Millsap: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. $15. TicketWeb. $17 at the door.

Oct. 24

Witches Who Wine Benefit: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Helina Marie’s Wine Bar, 11053 W. State St., Star. Wine tasting, appetizer buffet, witch hat contest, silent auction. Benefit for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. $15. 208-286-7960, helinamaries.com.

Rod Stewart: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $39.50, $59.50, $89.50 and $129.50. ICTickets, 208-442-3232.

Oct. 25

Oktoberfest: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy, 960 Broadway Ave., Boise. Informational evening that includes food, beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and music. There will be a variety of short seminars throughout the evening on topics like low back pain and a unique treatment of FDM. Donations accepted to support the Wyakin Warrior Foundation. Free. 208-433-9211.

SOB X RBE: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Quando Rando. $21. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $23 day of show.

Oct. 26

Equus and Overture: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Pairs live orchestral music performed by members of the Boise Philharmonic with various equestrian performances. Also, dinner, cash bar, complimentary wine and commemorative glass. Fundraiser for the Idaho Horse Park Foundation. $100 per person or $93.75 each for table of 8. fordidahocenter.com/events/equus-and-overture.

Rice Brothers: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Four Rivers Cultural Center, Meyer McLean Performing Arts Theater, 676 S.W. 5th Ave., Ontario. $20 general, $10 students, at the door. 208-642-4997.

The Villalobos Brothers: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Jewett Auditorium, College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell. Mexican folk music. $10, $15 and $25 general, $5, $8 and $12 children. 208-459-5275, caldwellfinearts.org.

Lane 8: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $16. TicketWeb, 866-468-7624. $18 day of show.

Oct. 27

Free Shred and Rx Take Back: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, 7200 W. Barrister Drive, Boise. Bring up to five boxes or paper bags full of old documents, bank statements, medical records, and any other paperwork containing your personal information that needs to be shredded. Also a safe, convenient, and completely anonymous way to dispose of expired, unused, or unwanted medication.

Oct. 30

Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, Hampton Inn and Suites, 875 S. Allen St., Meridian. Individuals living with MBC will come together to learn about the latest research into cancer treatment, clinical trials and self-care. Cancer patients will hear from Huntsman Cancer Institute Research and Komen Scholar Alana Welm, Ph.D., about her research into how cancer metastasizes and the possible use of the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. Register at komenidahomontana.org/conference.

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