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Have a go at outdoor activities without the outside temps

Kids can give archery a try as well as other recreational activities at the Cabin Fever Reliever Saturday, Feb. 3, inside the Karcher Mall.
Kids can give archery a try as well as other recreational activities at the Cabin Fever Reliever Saturday, Feb. 3, inside the Karcher Mall. Mike Nitzel Photography​

Sure the weather hasn’t been that terrible to totally keep families indoors, but the damp, muddy mess has most likely deterred you from those outdoor activities.

I bet it’s safe to say you and your kids are going a bit stir-crazy?

So let’s get outta the house and participate in outside fun, but yet remain inside.

Huh?

The Cabin Fever Reliever provides recreational activities for families, but in the comfort of an indoor venue.

Test your skills at fishing, casting, archery, water and/or hunter safety, etc. — but out of the elements — from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, inside the Karcher Mall, 1509 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa.

There will also be new vehicles on display and the opportunity to shop product and service vendors on-site.

A portion of the vendor proceeds will benefit Kids First Cast, which helps to build and sustain healthy communities by providing education, conservation and outdoor recreation in a safe, inviting environment for families while enjoying the sport of fishing.

And don’t worry about getting tickets or registering, it’s free to attend.

For more information, go to kidsfirstcast.org or find them on Facebook.

Idaho Gives registration is open

Registration for nonprofits is open for Idaho Gives, the state’s largest day of online giving.

Idaho Gives will take place this year on May 3, but it’s important for nonprofits to register early.

Nonprofits that register by March 15 will be entered to win a $500 cash prize. They’ll also have access to free resources, like toolkits and webinars, to guide them through building their Idaho Gives campaign.

In addition to the early registration incentive, the Idaho Nonprofit Center has eliminated their two percent fee from each donation.

Instead, nonprofits will pay a small registration fee when signing up to participate, which goes toward promotion and advertising of the event statewide. This means that Idaho charities will be able to keep even more of the funds raised during Idaho Gives.

For more information on Idaho Gives or to register your nonprofit, visit IdahoGives.org.

Idaho Nonprofit Center members receive additional benefits, like reduced registration fees. To become a member, visit inc.memberclicks.net.

Last year, Idaho Gives raised nearly $1.4 million for Idaho nonprofits statewide, far exceeding the $1.2 million goal. This year’s goal is set at $1.5 million.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451

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