ENTERTAINMENT

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 5, catch a movie on the Greenbelt behind City Hall. This week, the movie is “Small Foot,” 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.

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.

OUT & ABOUT

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 Rd, Kuna, Idaho 83634.

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.

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.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

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 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.

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, Idaho 83634. There are clothing items, food, school supplies and more.

 

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