Kuna Days fireworks

Second Street, particularly near the Kuna Senior Center and the skate park, is a good place to see the Kuna Days fireworks. This photo was taken at Kuna Days 2018. This year’s Kuna Days is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3.

ENTERTAINMENT

The 104th Snake River Stampede Rodeo takes place July 16-20 at the Ford Idaho Center (16114 Idaho Center Blvd, Nampa). There will be bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping and ladies’ barrel racing, mutton busting for the kids and the Snake River Stampeders Night Light Drill Team.

The city of Kuna has started its summer concert series. Concerts are on Saturdays on the Greenbelt behind City Hall, 751 W. Fourth St. More details about the Second Saturday Summer Concert Series events are available on the city’s website (kunacity.id.gov) and Facebook page. “Come for a relaxing evening of classic rock along with other favorites on the Greenbelt.”

On Friday, July 19, catch a movie on the Greenbelt behind City Hall. This week, the movie is “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” a family-friendly film rated PG. The movie will start at 10 p.m. and all are welcome.

Kuna Days (Aug. 2-3) will feature a “Through the Decades” parade theme this year. On Friday, Aug. 2, residents can check out food and ware vendors, then watch “Back to the Future.” The parade starts 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Other activities, such as a classic car show, will take place later in the day. The event ends with a fireworks show at dusk. More details are coming.

On Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Kuna Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the annual Down ‘N’ Dirty Youth Mud Run. The run will take place on Second Street between the ball fields and skate park, and kids of all ages — and parents — are welcome to run.

OUT & ABOUT

Every Saturday, the Willows Edge Farm hosts a morning farm walk starting at 8:30 a.m. The farm walk is an educational tour where guests can visit animals in person. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Book and a Bite takes place every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Reed Elementary School. The program has STEM activity stations, free books, craft projects, read-aloud stations, free lunch and raffle prizes. Reed Elementary School is located at 1670 N Linder Road, Kuna.

Now in its third year the K-Town Flea Market hosts nearly 30 vendors selling local homemade items like honey and jewelry, popular houseware products, hair care, and other sought-after finds like antiques. The K-Town Flea Market now pops up 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month on the southwest corner of Deer Flat and Linder roads. The next opening is Saturday, Aug. 3.

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Kuna’s Swan Falls Dam museum is now open to the public for the summer. The dam’s historic powerhouse museum, located on South Swan Falls Road, is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through the end of August. The Swan Falls project also includes boat launches above and below the dam, as well as free sites for overnight camping.

Melba Valley Museum has turned 100 this year, has added a few new exhibits and is now open for the season. It is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday now through October. Find it at 314 Carrie Rex Road.

The Market at Linder Farms is open for business and takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. It is located at 7165 S. Linder Road and hosts a multitude of vendors, including food, home goods, self-care products, hand-made products and more. The Market is free and open to the public, and the next opening will be Saturday, July 20.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

On Aug. 3, join local Treasure Valley bakers for the first annual Cookies for a Cause, a bake sale benefiting Idaho-based charity Corwyns Cause. The event will take place at Linder Farms during the weekly Saturday Market. 100% of sales will go to the nonprofit Corwyns Cause, which supports medically fragile children and their families. To learn more about the cause, search this link: corwynscause.org/about-us

On Thursday, Aug. 1, Mayor Joe Stear welcomes scouts working on their badges, as well as any interested youth, to attend a question and answer session where they can ask questions about their local government and community. It will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kuna City Hall Council Chambers, located at 751 W. Fourth Street. Questions can be referred to the city clerk’s office, at 208-387-7726.

Children and teens can eat free through the Idaho Summer Food Service Program at Reed Elementary School, 1670 N. Linder Road. The program runs June 10 to Aug. 9. Breakfast is 7:45-8:15 a.m. and lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More information is available by calling 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine.

Kids ages 18 and under can eat for free at Melba’s City Park from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday. The free lunches are made available by a team of volunteers with help from Buck’s Saloon and Steakhouse, and will be available until Aug. 9.

The Community Resource Center is open on Thursdays from 9 a.m until 1 p.m. It is located at Ross Elementary School, 610 N. School Ave., Kuna. There are clothing items, food, school supplies and more.

 

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