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Boise State students host bike donation drive for refugees

The 1st annual Refugee Bike Drive takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the International Rescue Committee office, 7188 Potomac Dr. in Boise. Needed items include bikes for children and adults, helmets and locks. Public

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week begins Saturday in Boise

Idaho Federatino of Families for Children’s Mental Health hosts this week-long event that includes a health fair, panel discussions and more. Everything begins Saturday morning, 10 a.m. with a holistic family health fair at the St. Luke’s Anderson Center, 100

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‘Buckle Up for Bobby’ promotes seatbelt use, hosts 5K run

Buckle Up for Bobby, a nonprofit, was established in 2012 after the deaths of Bobby Rogers, 16, and a classmate, Tiffany Walters, 17, in a car crash in the foothills near Boise. One other student was seriously injured in the

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Compass Public Charter raises money for classmate with leukemia

When Compass seventh-grader Clayton Buie was diagnosed with leukemia, his classmates at the public charter school, along with the school’s National Honor Society, organized an event, the “Keep Clay Running” walk-a-thon/jog-a-thon, bazaar and raffle. The purpose is to raise money to

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Chandler’s Mother’s Day meals will benefit Women’s and Children’s Alliance

If you haven’t made your special plans yet for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, consider this. Chandler’s in Boise is offering a Mother’s Day meal from 2 to 10 p.m. It’s a prix fixe menu with live music for entertainment.

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OATHS fundraiser in Boise; community garden blessing in Nampa

OATHS, or the Organization Assisting the Homeless Student, holds it 4th annual fundraiser at both Westside Drive-In locations on State Street and ParkCenter on Sunday, May 4. OATHS volunteers, mostly students from local high schools, will be on site, collecting

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Boise ‘Tip-A-Cop’ Fundraiser will benefit Special Olympics Idaho

Local law enforcement officers will trade in their handcuffs for serving trays at Dave and Buster’s from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. Officers and representatives from Special Olympics Idaho will collect tips from restaurant diners as donations

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New Idaho Youth Ranch store opens in Nampa

The new Idaho Youth Ranch store opens to the public, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at 5520 E. Franklin Rd. in Nampa. The grand opening continues on Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. with special promotions and

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5th Annual Artist for Kids event will raise money for Robert Manwill scholarship fund

The community of New Plymouth is remembering Robert Manwill, the 8-year-old boy who died from child abuse in 2009. This annual art auction, now in its 5th year, is raising money for a scholarship fund. The fund will go to

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Over 200 volunteers came out to mark Earth Day at Deer Flat Refuge

The spirit of community service was alive and well on Saturday at Deer Flat National Refuge in Canyon County. More than 200 volunteers worked on service projects to help celebrate Earth Day and improve sections of the Lake Lowell habitat.

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