Monday, November 29, 2010

Free day at the zoo this Saturday

I received this email from Amy Stahl over at Boise Parks and Recreation today.  It's an invitation to "Claus N Paws."  We've never been to this event before but I think it would be loads of fun.  I especially like that admission is free for everyone. 

"Join all of your favorite animals on Saturday, Dec. 4, for Claus N Paws, a fun-filled holiday gathering at Zoo Boise. Admission is free.  Enjoy musical entertainment throughout the day and watch some of the zoo's residents receive special holiday treats. Finish your holiday shopping with great discounts at the Zootique gift shop or Zoo Boise passes. Oh, and don't forget to have your picture taken with Santa Claus with a $3donation to the zoo! Santa will be here from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

"The City of Boise offers free admission to Claus N Paws as a thank you for all the support Zoo Boise has received this year from the community," said Liz Littman, Marketing & Development Associate.

Zoo Boise is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, a national organization that supports excellence in animal care, conservation, education and science. Located in Julia Davis Park, Zoo Boise is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year round. For more information, please see Or call (208) 384-4260.

There are many great events going on this weekend.  What are your plans?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Capital Tree Lighting Monday night

I don't know about you, but I'm scratching my head about what to do with my kids this week.  Typically we don't have the entire week of Thanksgiving off of school, so I can't go off of what we've done in the past.  We don't usually do anything this week but go to school and the eat like crazy on Thanksgiving day.  Now I have to figure out something to do for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  

Here's what I have planned for Monday evening,  a night at the Capital building for the Christmas tree lighting.  We've never done that before and it's free so I think we'll give it a try.  Of course, we'll have to bundle up because the weather is supposed to be cold that night.  We might wimp out if the wind is blowing.  We'll see.  What are you doing this week?

Warning:  Rafiki is temporarily closed.  Do not attempt a visit to Rafiki because you'll find everything gone.  Like everything.  We were totally bummed to drive all the way there last Friday and find them closed.  Since the place was completely empty of everything I assumed they had went out of business.  There wasn't a "we are moving" sign on the door or anything to indicate a change of venue.  We nearly shed tears on the way home.  However, when we got home I looked closely at their website and realized that they aren't out of business, they are just moving locations.  They will soon be located just a few miles from my house.  So we're cool with that.