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Get your rakes ready

published19 days ago
4 min read

Rake Up Boise is Saturday

The 36th annual Rake Up Boise is this Saturday. This event is where volunteers go around town and rake all the leaves in people's yards who aren't able to do so. So far there have been 19,328 yards raked and 436,159 leaf bags filled. WOW!

For more info on how to volunteer and/or how to get your yard raked, click here.

Fun fact: this was my first internship. I was supposedly the marketing intern but really all I did was answer phones and talk to people who needed their yards raked. Typical internship lol. But honestly it was such a fun experience and I can say from first-hand knowledge that there is a lot of people who need help cleaning up their yard. So if you haven't already, please consider signing up to rake! It's really fun.

More holiday shopping

Tuesday's newsletter was all about where to shop local for the holidays. Some of you told me about a few more (thank you!) and I also found out about a few more markets. So I'm adding to it here:

  • Here is the original list
  • Flying M in downtown Boise is a good one for awesome quirky gifts and funny socks. Good cards too.
  • Nov 13: Enchanting Objects on State Street is having its 15th Annual Holiday Event from 11am-5pm.
  • Nov 12-13: LA Junk is having a 9th Anniversary and Holiday Open House on Friday & Saturday from 11am-5pm.
  • Nov 12-13: Caldwell Holiday Bazaar is happening 10am-6pm at O'Conner Field House.
  • Nov 13-14 & 20-21: Bohemian Bloom & Herb Farm is having a Holiday Antique Bazaar from 10am-5pm.
  • Dec 4: Flying M Garage in Nampa is having its 15th Annual Hip Holiday Craft Market. This is one of the best & I can't believe I missed it the first time ugh.

Tunes & shows

How about that first lineup announcement from Treefort Music Fest?! Holy smokes! Just a few that I am really excited about: Osees (listen), Men I Trust (listen), Goth Babe (listen), W.I.T.C.H. (listen), Ata Kak (listen), Vanishing Twin (listen), Jackie Venson (listen), Tropa Magica (listen) & Sunny War (listen).

The shows this weekend + next weekend are HAWT y'all. You should go check them out. See all upcoming shows at

See all upcoming shows at

Food finds & things to drink

  • Bear Island Brewing has free pints for active duty and veteran military members today.
  • Nov 12: Craft Brewers of Boise has free wine tasting from 5-7pm. Help them decide which wines to carry in store!
  • Nov 13: Boise Bicycle Project is having its Annual Appreciation Party at Lost Grove. 14 years of BBP - wow! Lots of fun events happening at this partay.
  • Nov 13: Alpine Pizza is having its 1 year anniversary party with food & drink specials, fire pit with s'mores, live music, AND a pizza eating contest.
  • Nov 14: Meriwether Cider is having 2nd Sunday Board Games Brunch at the Chinden taproom.
Alpine Pizza! YUM. Credit: Alpine Pizza Boise.

Things to do

  • TONIGHT: Go on a Macabre History of Boise Tour and learn about all the dark and mysterious happenings of Boise's past. Starts at 6:30 and goes for about 2 hours.
  • TONIGHT: Saving Private Ryan is screening at The Egyptian. Starts at 7:30pm and tix are $10. Bring your tissues.
  • TONIGHT: Conspiracy comedian Sam Tripoli is doing a 7pm & a 9pm stand up set at Lounge at the End of the Universe.
  • TONIGHT: Learn to swing dance at Ochos. Beginner lesson at 8pm then open dance at 9pm. This is a vaxxed event and 21+.
  • Nov 12: Go check out the BOSCO Small Works Show at Surel's Place. The exhibit feature all tiny works from dozens of local artists. Looks really awesome. 5:30-8:30pm.
  • Nov 12: Go on a November Night Tour at the Old Pen. Go anytime between 6-10pm, last admission is 9pm. Tix are $10/adult of 2 for $15.
  • Nov 12: Go do some Music Bingo at Crooked Fence Brewing.
  • Nov 12: True North Yoga is having an event to learn about Yin Yoga, Aromatherapy & the Chakras from 7-9pm.
  • Nov 13: Idaho State Museum is having Family Second Saturday on Native American Heritage Month.
  • Nov 13-14: Treasure Valley Flea Market is happening at Expo Idaho from 9am-5pm.

Just trust me...

... check out the new mural by Sector Seventeen on Garden Street on the Greenbelt/off the freeway. Gorgeous! Also that person's garden is off the charts.

Thanks for reading!

With love from Boise,


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