GRADUATION DAY

Kuna High School’s graduation ceremony is 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the Ford Idaho Center, 16200 N. Idaho Center Boulevard, Nampa. Initial Point High School will hold its graduation ceremony 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 24 at the Kuna Performing Arts Center at Kuna High School, 637 E. Deer Flat Road. Melba students will graduate 7 p.m. Friday, May 24 in the high school gym, 6870 Stokes Ave.

Memorial Day

The Kuna Cemetery will be having its annual Memorial Day program Monday, May 27, at 2:30 p.m. at the Cemetery Pavilion — 1321 W. Boise Street. The guest speaker will be Kuna’s own MG Gary Sayler, retired. There will also be music, words from the Kuna Mayor, a wreath ceremony honoring veterans and refreshments; Kuna’s own Don Carlock as will emcee.

OUT & ABOUT

Indian Creek Winery invites residents to celebrate the life of William Neville Stowe. Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26 at the winery, 1000 N. McDerMott Road, and light apps & drinks will be available afterwards. Let’s cheers to Mr. Bill, who we loved, as we celebrate in the shangri-la gardens that he and Mui created. Those who wish may share any written stories about their relationship with Bill.

Residents are invited to attend a dedication ceremony of the Greenbelt to former Mayor Greg Nelson, 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Kuna City Hall, 751 W. Fourth St. Nelson served 24 years as Kuna’s mayor, and it was during his time in office that the Greenbelt project really got steam behind it. What was once shrubs, dirt, concrete slabs and rodeo grounds for chariot racing is now a paved walkway hosting walkers and runners, a good fishing spot, a frisbee golf course and sitting area, among other things.

Sunday Supper is an opportunity for residents to gather at Kuna United Methodist Church for a free, hot meal, beverage and dessert. All are welcome to this event the last Sunday of every month at 260 W. Fourth St.

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, June 8.

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.

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

ENTERTAINMENT

The City of Kuna is putting on a summer concert series starting in June. The Almost Dangerous Band will kick off the series the evening of June 8 on the Greenbelt behind City Hall, 751 W. Fourth St. For information on Almost Dangerous check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/almost.dangerous/. 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.

FUNDRAISING

The Kuna Fire District will be raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy research during the annual Fill the Boot Campaign. Firefighters will be at the intersection of Deer Flat and Linder roads 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 31. The following day firefighters will be at the intersection of Main Street and Avenue D 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1. More information on this nationwide fundraiser is available at https://firefighters.mda.org/.

Dress ‘um Cute is hosting a free summer clothing event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8. It is currently accepting donations. Dress ‘um Cute operates in partnership with Kuna Nazarene Church, 1281 W. Avalon St. The clothing closet is also open year-round. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/dressumcute/ or call 208-697-5859.

The Super ‘C’ Store is collecting donations for Type 1 Diabetes research and awareness throughout May. Donations can be at the store, on Avenue D, at checkout. More information can be found at https://www.jdrf.org/.

 

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