Melba Mustangs appear in Melba Olde Tyme 4th of July Parade

The Melba Mustangs make an appearance in the 2017 Melba Olde Tyme 4th of July parade.

ENTERTAINMENT

El Korah Shrine Circus is coming to the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa June 21-23. Show times and ticket information is available at http://www.fordidahocenter.com/events/el-korah-shrine-circus-1.

The City of Kuna has started its summer concert series. Concerts are held 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.”

Melba Olde Tyme 4th of July is Thursday, July 4. The event features a morning parade, food and ware vendors and a fireworks show in the evening. More details to come.

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.

From July 11-13, Music Theatre of Idaho will be preforming “Matilda, the Musical” at the Nampa Civic Center. Shows start at 7:30 p.m., with an additional matinee taking place on July 13 at 1:30 p.m. Individual tickets are on sale now, and start at $24. More information can be found at www.BroadwayNampa.org.

Music on the Greenbelt is back with live music, food, drinks, retail vendors, local artists, a cornhole tournament and an archery tag tournament. The event, which will take place on Saturday, June 29, is free and family friendly. It will be held at 751 W. Fourth St.

Johnny Boy Kunk will be preforming at Big Mic’s on June 15 from 8-11 p.m. More information is available on Big Mic’s Facebook page.

OUT & ABOUT

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 such as for 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, July 6.

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The Lavender Merchant in Kuna will host the annual lavender festival on the farm July 6-7. The farm will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and parking is free on an off-road field nearby. You can pick your own lavender in the fields or choose from lavender products and a variety of lavender plants. Other vendors will also be there. While you’re there, enjoy lavender desserts and lavender lemonade. There will be other make and take lavender activities, and lunch catered by Sophie’s Choice Designs. The farm is at 2871 Stroebel Road, Kuna.

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, and on the 4th of July. Find it at 314 Carrie Rex Road.

Kuna PAL will be co-sponsoring a three-day camp with Kuna-based Rise Above Performance and Nutrition Training. From June 17-19, kids are invited to partake in an hour and a half of sports-specific exercises. Ages 6-16 are welcome, and the camp costs $60. Register at kunapal.org.

The second annual cornhole tournament will take place on Saturday, June 29 from 4-10 p.m. during Music on the Greenbelt. This year there will be kids and adults two-person teams. For kids, pre-registration is $5, and day-of registration is $10. For adults, pre-registration is $10, and day-of registration is $15.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Children and teens can eat free through the Idaho Summer Food Service Program held at Reed Elementary School, 1670 N. Linder Road. The program runs June 10 to Aug. 9 and does not operate July 4 and 5. 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.

A community yard sale is being held to benefit the Kuna American Legion Junior Shooters Program on June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at the Kuna Community Hall, next to the post office. Items will include clothing, toys, books, dishes, tools and more.

ClarifEye Family Eyecare and the Kuna High School cheerleaders will be hosting a Maui Jim trunk show on Saturday, June 22. They will be cooking Hawaiian hotdogs and playing games, as well as holding raffles and giving discounts and gifts with the purchase of Maui Jim products. The event will take place from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. at 762 E. Wythe Creek Court, Suite 102

 

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