TODAY
    Friday Dec 15 @ 7:30 PM
Solitary Band: The Neil Diamond Experience (12/15/17)
The Riverside Hotel - Boise – Are you ready to relive the magic of classic Neil Diamond songs played LIVE and see him as you would have in 1976? Come celebrate with us as Solitary Band: The Neil Diamond Experience, returns to Boise on Thursday, December 14th and Friday, December 15th for TWO unforgettable nights of music, stories and fun. And, for the holidays, we’ll sing songs from Acoustic Christmas to make your days merry and bright! Join us for an intimate evening of his amazing songs, featuring these all-time greatest hits: Cherry Cherry, Holly Holy, Cracklin Rosie, I am…I said, Sweet Caroline and more. Please note: Thursday night’s proceeds benefit Foothills School of Arts and Sciences a progressive education school located in downtown Boise. Each evenings show is a very special event that any Neil Diamond fan will NOT want to miss - bring your friends and we’ll see you there! Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm $15 general, $20 preferred ($20/$25 at the door) New ticket prices include fees! Many tables in the Sapphire Room are at bar height. Those requiring lower or ADA accessible seating will be most comfortable at the following tables: 25, 28, 33, 35, 36, 41, 60, or at the bar. For questions about accessible seating, please call 208-331-4930 or email music@riversideboise.com. 100% refunds are available until 48 hours before the event. Refunds cannot be processed after the event occurs for any reason. Boise's best kept secret! The Sapphire Room at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd. Garden City, Idaho 83714. --- Need assistance? WE CAN HELP! Please call 208-331-4930 to order over the phone. Phone orders are available from 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. If you need help after-hours or on weekends, please email music@riversideboise.com (fastest) or leave a voicemail at 208-331-4930 and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you for supporting local live music!
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Dec 16 @ 10:00 AM
Boise State Fall 2017 Commencement
Boise State College of Engineering – Celebrate the graduating class of December 2017! Congratulations to all the College of Engineering graduates! https://coen.boisestate.edu/mbe/faqs/graduation/
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Dec 16 @ 10:00 AM
Winter 2017 Commencement
Boise State University College of Education – Congratulations Class of 2017! More than 1,000 students and their guests are expected to participate in Boise State University’s 101st Commencement ceremony. The ceremony will include the processional and recessional of candidates as well as individual recognition of each person and hooding of the doctoral candidates. Tickets are not required. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Open seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. Graduate and guest details and information at commencement.boisestate.edu.
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Dec 16 @ 2:00 PM
Gift Wrapping and Ornament Making
Boise Public Library – Bring your holiday gifts and wrap them at the Library! While you are here you can also create an ornament to take home with you. Wrapping and ornament making supplies will be provided.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
Winter Solstice Meditation
Boise Public Library – We're celebrating the change of seasons with a special community meditation session! Join us for cocoa, tea, and light snacks. Instructor Ashalome Lynne will lead a meditation session to welcome Winter with open hearts and open minds. Bring a friend! All participants (ages 16+) are welcome, including first-time meditators.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Dec 18 @ 6:30 PM
Game Night for Adults
Boise Public Library – Are you interested in getting together for an evening of games? Come to the Library! at Cole and Ustick on the third Tuesday of each month to play Dominoes, Cards, Yahtzee and more! Adults only, please.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Dec 18 @ 7:00 PM
Books & Brews at Bier:Thirty
Boise Public Library – Books & Brews is not your usual book club. Join us at Bier:Thirty on the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. to enjoy a relaxed chat about books. Guests can come and talk about what they're reading and hear about what others are enjoying. Facilitated by library staff.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Dec 19 @ 4:00 PM
Rated Teen: Kindness Rocks
Boise Public Library – Teens are invited to the Library! at Collister on Tuesdays for fun activities. From Virtual Reality and robots to art and crafts, there will be something different every week. Snacks and drinks provided!
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Dec 19 @ 7:00 PM
RADIO BOISE Tuesday: WEEED with Ealdor Bealu and Love-Lace
Radio Boise KRBX 89.9 FM – $7 tickets at Neurolux, The Record Exchange and www.ticketweb.com or $7 door ++ With featured Radio Boise DJ Sage of Smoke and Mirrors spinning when doors open at 7pm and in between sets, plus drink specials! ++ 20% of drinks sales benefit KRBX 89.9 FM, community radio for Boise and beyond! ****** WEEED is having quite the transformative year—and no, I’m not talking about the recently legalized medicinal herb, although that industry’s not doing too bad, either. I’m following the smoke trails of Bainbridge Island’s homegrown stoner rock band, WEEED, as they blaze through Seattle’s music scene after nearly a decade of grounding their sound in various garages and barns and dimly lit venues along the west coast.The band’s origin story is like many others: two middle school-aged neighbors (Mitch Fosnaugh and Gabrieal Seaver) develop a deep friendship over their passion for exploring the depths of music. But, unlike most middle school bands that sprout and whither, their story doesn’t end there. Beneath the tall trees and low-lying clouds of Bainbridge Island, a patchwork band of young rockers formed, with the addition of Charlie Powers (former bassist) and John Goodhue (drums), and with it grew the island’s signature music scene, with deep roots that have spread as far north as Bellingham and on south to Portland and San Francisco.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Dec 20 @ 7:00 PM
Comics & Manga Club
Boise Public Library – Adults and teens are invited to join us every third Wednesday of the month to discuss a variety of comics, manga, graphic novels and more! This month we'll be talking about manga we've enjoyed.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Dec 21 @ 12:30 PM
Holiday Tales
Boise Public Library – Join us at the Library! at Bown Crossing for holiday short stories! Bring your lunch and relax by our cozy fireplace as you get into the festive spirit!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Dec 21 @ 6:30 PM
Threadbenders
Boise Public Library – Individuals with an interest in the fiber arts are welcome to join other Threadbenders each month for an evening of fun and sharing. Bring one of your projects to work on. Have a cup of tea and enjoy the company!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Dec 21 @ 7:00 PM
Collister Writes: Research and Author Panel
Boise Public Library – Join us for the final Collister Writes session of 2017, with guests from the Idaho Writer's Guild! From 7-8 pm, author Rick Just will speak about researching the novel. Then, from 8-9 pm, he'll join fellow authors Sherry Briscoe, Cristen Iris, Elaine Ambrose, and Joann Pence for a panel discussion about writing as a profession. We'll also have information about the 2018 Collister Writes schedule, with new topics and speakers!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Dec 29 @ 12:00 PM
Teacher Training in Nicaragua 2018
Hollywood Market Yoga and Spa – Teacher Training in Nicaragua 12.29.17 - 1.13.18 Deposit $500 to secure space ( non-refundable) Includes unlimited yoga membership Hollywood Market Yoga and Spa once tuition has been paid in full. Membership valid through end of training. Single Occupancy: $4,500 Double Occupancy: $4,000 Triple Occupancy: $3,800 Check out the retreat center here! http://www.solidsurfadventure.com/ Early Bird is $200 off if paid in full by September 30th Includes 3 meals per day at the center with snacks, fruit, cold breakfast options and coffee 1 group surf lesson per person (Group will be split into 3 separate groups) Add-ons available for activities and massage -Mock daily schedule; 7am- Morning coffee or tea and silent meditation. 7:30am- Practice with extended savasana 8:45am- cold breakfast, tea and coffee 9:00am- lecture and discussion 10:00am- Asana lab 12:30- lunch! 1:00-3:00 Free Time! 3:15- 4:30- Teaching lab 4:30-6:30-The art of hands on assists 7:00- dinner (Some nights you will have free time after dinner and others we will grab a margarita (or tea) and have a discussion on yoga history, philosophy and etiquette, or sometimes an evening yin class). - This training is led by Megan and Christina. The topics covered will include ; Yoga philosophy, Anatomy and energetic Anatomy, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin, mindful sequencing, finding your teaching voice, the art of hands on assists, yoga etiquette and the business of yoga. - you can expect to train about 10 hours per day with some self study time. We really encourage you to sign up for training ahead of time as this way you will start receiving free membership at the studio and begin to bulk up on your training hours! - Spaces are starting to fill up fast, once you submit your $500 deposit your spot will be secure. You can fill out your application at yogateachertrainingnicaragua.com Call or come in! Hollywood Market Yoga 1319 N 8th St Boise, Id 208-391-4878
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 6 - Jan 7 @ 12:00 PM
Return of the Great Board Game Swap Meet
Phoenix Fire Games – The holidays are over, and you added a ton of games to your personal library. Well, here’s a chance to clear up some shelf space! Bring down your games (new or used, just make sure they are complete) to swap for some new games or in-store credit! Here are the rules: If you sell a game of yours, they pay the store the amount and you get store credit. It's that easy!!! We will also have a large selection of our demo games on sale at a deep discount to make room for the never ending new demos. More you ask?!? Fine! We will also be running sales throughout the day on new games. If you bring your games down in a box ahead of time we will put them out for sale. Have a note for each game with the following information: -Your Name (First and Last) -Price -Any pertinent information (missing pieces, etc...) Also leave your phone number for the store to add to your account when your games sell. Any unsold games must be picked up by the end of day Monday, January 8th or they will be donated to your local game convention library or the Idaho Youth Ranch.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 6 - Jan 27 @ 6:30 PM
HeartMath Skills for Personal Effectiveness
Sage Yoga & Wellness – HeartMath® Skills for Personal Effectiveness BUILDING PERSONAL RESILIENCE™ A Four Week Transformational Workshop with Lori Tindall Jan. 6-27th Saturdays 6:30-8pm Learn scientifically validated tools & strategies that encourage and support an effective and sustainable practice of energy-management. Increase the ability to better self-regulate, maintain composure and balance as you face day-to-day challenges in your personal, athletic, and professional life. Improve mental skills, intuition, emotional connection, health, and workout recovery (HRV). Become resilient from stress events and create mind/heart coherence. Build more energy and energy reserves to enhance all aspects of your life. Presented by Lori Tindall, MS, ERYT500, YACEP, Licensed HeartMath® Coach, and Yoga Teacher for 25 years. Course includes 1-to-1 video conference follow-up, course workbook, and discount on Inner Balance (bio-feedback equipment) purchase. Course fee: $175.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jan 9 @ 10:00 AM
Panda Express Dinner Night
Park Ridge Elementary PTA – Eat out at panda Express in Nampa (Garrity) and tell them you are with Park Ridge. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Park Ridge Elementary PTA
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 11 - Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Yoga for Depression - 4 Week Workshop
Muse Yoga - Boise – YOGA FOR DEPRESSION 4 Week Workshop Meeting Thursdays 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM Starting Jan 11th - Feb. 1st 2018 Meeting downtown Boise - private studio 8 student max. Very limited space. This workshop will be held in Naomi's private studio located at 14th and State street. This special yoga workshop will introduce postures, breathing exercises, awareness of thought and breaking through Self-limiting beliefs. Integrated approach to wellness in mind, body and spirit. Study insights from eastern philosophy as well as better understand western science explanation of depression to help alleviate symptoms such as fatigue, anger, sadness, lack of motivation and withdrawal. Yoga postures include Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra and Gentle Yoga. Great for beginners! Introduction to meditation based on Dharana (concentration). Learn how to see your life differently through internal awareness and compassion toward Self. Enjoy interacting with a community without judgment, based on growth, understanding and acceptance. 90 Minute sessions which include: 30 minute presentation/lecture on weekly topic, 60 minute yoga class including yoga nidra (long relaxation and guided mediation) $75.00 early bird discount available September 15th. $90.00 total price after. Naomi has been teaching Yoga for Depression and other therapeutic yoga workshops since 2013. She is the founder of Idaho Health and Yoga Awareness and teaches yoga in Boise, Idaho. Naomi has created The Women's Integrative Health and Wellness Summit in Boise and the statewide "Yoga Week June 3rd - 9th". Yoga has provided Naomi with a path back toward Self and further understanding about life's purpose. Please join her for this special 4 week series. Be prepared for change!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 11 @ 7:00 PM
Michael Di Martino : Rebel Genius
Rediscovered Bookshop – Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm In twelve-year-old Giacomo's Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. A few artists possess Geniuses, birdlike creatures that are the living embodiment of an artist's creative spirit. Those caught with one face a punishment akin to death, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he's in serious trouble. “Rebel Genius is a natural extension of Michael Dante DiMartino's work on Avatar: The Last Airbender: charming young heroes, magical creatures, an innovative magic system, and mysteries galore. There is so much to love about this book!” —Gene Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and author of American Born Chinese “DiMartino delivers a magical take on the power of art. With a cast that will charm you and an innovative new world to get lost in, Rebel Genius is a gift for fantasy lovers and a treasure for anyone who has ever tried to pick up a brush or a pen and make something new. A lively, thrilling spin on the struggle to create.” —Leigh Bardugo, author of the Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows series Michael Dante DiMartino is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the co-creator of the award-winning animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife. The Rebel Genius series is his debut prose work. Event address: 180 North 8th Street Boise, ID 83702
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 21 @ 1:00 PM
Yoga as Life Path with Marisa Weppner
Sage Yoga & Wellness – As a yoga teacher, yoga is a life path chosen for its healing benefits – body, mind and spirit. Becoming a thriving and successful teacher involves much more than having a love for teaching yoga, and often new teachers are lacking the business experience necessary to thrive in a full-time yoga career. In this module you will learn the entrepreneurial skills necessary to maximize your impact as a yoga teacher and achieve your career goals. This module is lead by Marisa Weppner, who has created two successful yoga studio, beginning in 2003, leads international yoga retreats, is invited to teach at yoga festivals, has authored the book Vinyasa Yoga Made Simple: A 27 day journey of self-discovery, has online yoga classes at udaya.com, and is the co-creator of Yogafort, a local yoga and music festival. Feel empowered as you step into your role as teacher and guide in offering the journey of yoga for health and healing. Topics to be covered: Finding your authentic voice Discovering your niche/branding The Yoga of money Getting the most out of Social Media and how to use effectively Facebook, Instagram, youtube, blogs, Twitter, etc Designing a website Tips for best photos How to conduct private classes Hosting workshops, special series and retreats Good business practices/professionalism How to run a successful yoga studio Marketing and networking 101 Writing a bio (for webpage, studio webpage & events flyers) Creating and writing a clear vision/mission Earning potential and what to charge The need for contracts Public relations/customer service Special Promotions: Groupon and other discounts Newsletters and email promotion What it means to be an Independent Contractor/Self-Employed Continuing education Creating your own products Benefits: Clarity of purpose and direction Take your professional yoga career to the next level Overcome self-doubt and blocks around money and abundanceLearn the basic of social media and creating an online presence Learn how to build a following Make informed choices and have a healthy transition from your current career to a full-time yoga teacher