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This week:

Mass Food Distribution Wednesday

Community partners are hosting a mass food distribution drive-thru 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or until food runs out) at the Ford Idaho Center, 16114 N. Idaho Center Blvd., in Nampa. Everyone is welcome. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up signup.com/go/AGDaeBN.

Eric Church tickets on sale Friday

CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church is scheduled to perform his “The Gather Again Tour” at Boise State’s ExtraMile Arena April 29, 2022. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 7 through ericchurch.com.

Cycle For Independence returns virtually Saturday

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May 18 is the Cycle for Independence. Check-in for the event starts at 7 a.m. The event is at 6801 Gary Lane in Boise.

The Cycle for Independence is a major annual fundraiser for the Treasure Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, “our way of having fun while helping ensure that blind and visually impaired Idahoans can live the life they want,” event organizers stated.

Participants may complete their rides on the event’s established routes, or anywhere of their choosing May 8-22. Registration and more information is available at cycleforindependence.org or by contacting Allan Schneider: aaschneider@hotmail.com or 208-870-4831. Cycle For Independence is described as a great festival for the whole family.

Indian Creek Plaza to host Mothers Day Vintage Market Sunday

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The sign for Indian Creek Plaza stands prominently in downtown Caldwel.

Caldwell’s Indian Creek Plaza will “transform into a bountiful outdoor flea market” with vendors selling jewelry, gifts, antiques and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information is at indiancreekplaza.com.

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Bloom: A Reading Series is at the Idaho Botanical Garden

In partnership with Storyfort, the event will feature podcasts and creatieve written fiction and nonfiction work from local poets, playwrights, and others. The season continues 5:30–7:30 in the Meditation Garden the second Monday of the month. Gates open 5 p.m. Cost is $10 for non-members. The full schedule of creative presenters, and ticket reservations, are available at idahobotanicalgarden.org/event/bloom-a-reading-series-april-12/.

Dinosaurs are coming to Ford Idaho Center May 14

More than 70 photorealistic dinosaurs are featured in what is described as the nation’s largest touring dinosaur exhibit that is coming to the Ford Idaho Center May 14-23. The Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru will transform the outdoor parking area into an interactive drive-thru experience, event organizers stated in a recent press release, and Jurassic Quest works in collaboration with leading paleontologists to ensure each dinosaur is replicated in every detail. Tickets are $49 per vehicle of eight people or less and are available now through jurassicquest.com.

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