Thursday, April 28, 2016

May 2016

Upcoming Events:

DHSA Closing Social, Thursday May 5th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  at Tully Park, 2500 N. Linder Rd. in Meridian. Join us for a big ol’ playdate and time to visit with other homeschool families! Bring a favorite potluck dish/finger food to share!

DHSA  Election/Volunteer MeetingThursday, May 12th at 7 p.m. at Macy Huberty’s house, 1500 N. Black Cat Rd. in Meridian.

We will be celebrating "I survived the homeschooling year!" for the moms! Whether you follow the traditional school year, or do school year round, homeschool moms work hard and we want to celebrate YOU! Come for fun, recognition of your job well done, goodies, chocolate, and an opportunity to get involved with our board for the 2016/2017 school year!

Our “election” meeting is not so much a traditional election as an opportunity for those who want to get involved with educational, social, and moral support for homeschooling families to do so!

If you feel inspired to help with an event or two, create or assist with field trips throughout the year, run a game or activity at one of our parties, host a Mothers’  or Parent Meeting, start a playgroup or co-op, host a one-time class, or find a way for your teens to connect with other homeschooling teens---WE WANT YOU!

Many thanks for your continuing support of DHSA and donations of Box Tops for Education! You can bring your Box Tops to any DHSA activity and hand them to a member of the board.

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Classes, Co-ops, and Learning Opportunities:

May is full of great events in the Treasure Valley. There is something for every interest and age group! Here is a round up of family friendly, free (unless otherwise noted) events:

Treasure Valley Commonwealth, a local homeschool co-op, is excited to present Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

Friday, May 20, 7pm

Saturday, May 21, 2pm

Borah Little Theater

6001 W Cassia Street

Boise, ID 83709

Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by contacting Nancy Georgeson at


Rhythm Dancers: The Colorguard Experience

This quick, one week commitment is perfect for those that want to try learning flags.
Perform in a parade at the end of the experience!
For girls ages 6-18. Register today to reserve your spot.

MTWTF June 20th-24th

Times: 10am-12pm

Parade: The evening of June 24th

Total cost, including t-shirt and participation in the parade: $50
Contact Melissa Wolfe or 208-991-3966 for registration packet or questions.

Boise Music Week: Friday, May 6, through Saturday, May 14, Boise. No tickets required unless noted. Ticket vouchers at Open seating 10 minutes before curtain.

▪  Friday, May 6: International Dance Night, 7 p.m., Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave. Tickets required.

▪  Saturday, May 7: Music in the Park, 11:30 a.m., Gene Harris Bandshell, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd.

▪  Saturday, May 7: “All That’s Jazz,” 6:45 p.m. May 2, Morrison Center, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane. Featuring Boise State Vocal Jazz Ensemble, 25th Idaho National Army Jazz Band, West Side Redux. Tickets required.

▪  Sunday, May 8: Church Night, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St.

▪  Monday-Thursday, May 9-12: Organ recitals, 12:15 p.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral, 518 N. 8th St.

▪  Monday, May 9: Showcase, 7 p.m., Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave. Tickets required.

▪  Tuesday, May 10: School Night, 7 p.m., Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle.

▪  Wednesday-Saturday, May 11-14: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” 7:30 p.m. May 11-14, 2 p.m. May 14, Morrison Center, 2201 W. Cesar Chavez Lane. Tickets required.

▪  Friday, May 13: Organ recital and silent film, noon, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St.

Russian Food Festival: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 14, St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church, 872 N. 29th St., Boise. Authentic homemade Russian dishes, desserts, music.

Friends of the Eagle Public Library Spring Book Sale: 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 13, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 100 N. Stierman Drive, Eagle. Bag of books $7, two bags $12, three bags $15. Everything is half price from 2 to 3 p.m. May 14.

Pickin’ Boise Antique Show and Artisan Market: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $6 admission (good for both days), free for children younger than 12.

Farmers’ Markets:

Boise Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, Republic parking lot, 10th and Grove streets, Boise. 345-9287,

Canyon County Co-op Summer Community Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, 1415 1st St. S., Nampa.

Kuna Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May 7 through Sept. 24, Kuna City Park (Col. Bernard Fisher Veterans Memorial Park), 201 W. Main St. No market Aug. 6 during Kuna Days. 922-5929,

Nampa Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, Longbranch parking lot, 13th and Front streets. 461-4807,

Capital City Public Market: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 29, 8th Street — Main to State streets, Boise. 345-3499,

Eagle Saturday Market: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 15, Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. 489-8763,

West Boise Saturday Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 22, Cole and Ustick roads, next to the library. Sponsored by Art Zone 208. 322-9464.

Caldwell Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, May 11 through Sept. 21, Arthur Street between Kimball Street and 7th Avenue. 571-3474,

Seven Arrows Powwow: Grand entry at noon Sunday, May 1, Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. Showcasing the customs of Native Americans in full regalia with dancers, drummers, demonstrations, storytelling, vendors selling traditional crafts and original artwork. $6 general, $4 children younger than 12, free for Boise State students. Non-perishable food donations taken at the door for the Native American Council of Boise.


Idaho Gives Arts Block Party: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy parking lot, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. Youth-oriented entertainment and performance samplings from organizations, music by Boise Rock School and Rock on Wheels, bounce house, food, beer and wine. Free.

National Public Gardens Day: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. 10th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden festivities begin at 2 p.m. featuring a visit with Meriwether Lewis, a slide show depicting the history and development of the garden, and guided tours of the site. Also, food trucks and Dutch Bros. Coffee on site. Free admission. 343-8649,

Dig Into Rocks Museum Open House: Noon to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Geology hikes, museum tours, free minerals for kids, lecture by David Wilkins at 7 p.m. on “Terroir: The Dirt on Dirt.” Free. 571-5720,

Wilder Cinco de Mayo Festival: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Wilder City Park. Food, vendors, car show, music, dancers, children’s activities, more. Free. 482-6204.

Sports Card Show: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Wyndham Garden Hotel, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise. Sports and entertainment cards, memorabilia, vintage items. Free. 338-3828.

Archaeology Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Old Assay Office, 210 Main St., Boise. Learn about Idaho archaeology, history and historic preservation with grinding and rock art stations, and other hands-on activities and demonstrations. Free. 334-3847.

Sheep in the Foothills: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise. Arts and crafts, music, sheep dog demonstrations, children’s activities, a lamb lunch, more. Free. 344-2271,

Caldwell Model Railroad Club Train Day Open House: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, Caldwell Model Railroad Club and Historical Society, 809 Dearborn St. Special trains for children on display and running, as well as a scavenger hunt, and drinks and snacks. Free. 342-8695.

Grand Opening of Krishna Cultural Center: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2470 W. Boise Ave., Boise. Dances, music, balloons for children, face painting, complimentary vegetarian food. Free.

Art Song Recital Series: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. Opera Idaho’s Resident Company singers perform recitals dedicated to the form of under-produced music called art songs: non-staged songs often incorporated with well-known poems and seasonal themes with complex music and piano. Free.

Author appearance: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, will read and sign copies of her new book, “The Hero Two Doors Down.” Free.

Community Progressive: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Local food, music, activism and activities. Learn about the work of Idaho nonprofits, attend workshops and find ways to get involved in local communities. Free.