April 26, 2019
Good Morning Everyone! I had a great time visiting with Steve Shannon at KQFC this morning. The beautiful weather has me anxious for adventuring...you also I'm sure! Let the adventuring begin because this is looking like a FUN weekend!
First of all, its no secret what a BIG supporter I am of everything Idaho. Between my HomeGrown Country Music Festival and this BucketList, I get the pleasure of dealing with some fantastic Idaho businesses, artists and people. For us Idaho supporters there is a perfect event tomorrow...
1. From 9 to 5, Saturday, at the Expo Idaho they are holding an Experience Idaho Expo. Its a great opportunity to explore local businesses, people, and products that make Idaho a great place to call home. There will be new ideas for summer recreation, entertainment and home projects. You can shop local goods and celebrate Idaho by supporting local vendors. It's also FREE...you can't beat that!
2. I'm sure you have heard all about the Avengers Endgame movie premiering this weekend (I saw it last night...GREAT FILM!). If you are like me and love your super heroes, I have a great way to continue the super hero theme outside the movie theatre. Did you know that Sunday, April 29th is Super Hero Day?
To celebrate, Moon Joggers is having their 2nd Annual Super Heroes Day Virtual Run. A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. You can sign up at the Moon Joggers website, pick where you want to run, complete your run, submit your time and win a medal. Get the whole family out and don those super hero costumes. 15% of all proceeds go to IRUN4 (a nonprofit that matches together runners and buddies with special needs). Let your inner SUPER HERO out!
3. GREAT SCOTT EVERYONE! Saturday night brings us movie night at the Old Idaho State Penn. They are showing BACK TO THE FUTURE. This is hosted by National History Day in Idaho and doors open at 630. There will be a scavenger hunt and self-guided tour opportunities. Make sure you are there by no later than 8 because that is when your tour of the past shifts to the future and the movie begins.
Tickets are $8 for all ages. Proceeds go to benefit students and teachers participating in National History Day in Idaho. Concessions are available. Bring cushions and blankets so those seats are a little more comfortable, sit back and enjoy the show! A taste of the future brought to you by the past....
4. For something more on the "creative" side of things, and to start your Saturday morning off fabulously, head over to Whole Foods Market on Broadway. They invite you to their Flowers and Bubbly Event. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine while their floral expert teaches you how to build a beautiful bouquet. the fun starts at 1030 tomorrow morning and you get to take your bouquet home! For $25 you can sip and create the morning away.
5. Last, but definitely not least on my adventure list for this week is the Spring Wildlife Celebration at the MK Nature Center Saturday from 9 to 4. There will be various education stations to learn about Idaho wildlife and wildlife recreation. To top it off, you can see a live peregrine falcon, visit the bear station and learn about bear safety, watch retrieving dog demonstrations and enjoy fun activities like making plaster casts of animal tracks, feather painting and more. The cost is only $3 and goes to benefit the Nature Center. Fun for the whole family...and a great learning experience!
*** BucketList Adventures this Week ***
I have something special for the BucketList...this week you can attend an event and turn it right into a BucketList Adventure! Are you game?
Did you know the movie Napoleon Dynomite was filmed in Idaho? It was filmed in Preston, Idaho, a small town about 4 1/2 hours outside of Boise. Well Friday night (Tonight) they are showing this Idaho Classic at the Egyptian Theatre here in Boise.
It's a all ages show and you can go watch Uncle Rico, Pedro and Napoleon in all their splender, then this weekend take a road trip down to Preston and visit Napolean's home on North Road, Preston High School where he played tether ball...even the chicken farm! Stop and spend time bowling at Pop N Pins Bowling Alley to really get in that Dynamite mindset.
You can get a map of all the movie set locations from the Preston Citizen Newspaper office as well as shirts and other memorialibilia. Even Pedro's house is on the map! If you can't get down there this weekend, rent the movie and make an adventure trip to visit anytime.
Napoleon Dynomite was created and directed by Preston High graduate Jared Hess and put the little town of Preston on the map.
Celebrate an Idaho artist, check out the Idaho film that grossed 46 million dollars 15 years ago and is STILL a cult favorite, enjoy a road trip, and check another FANTASTIC Idaho adventure off your BucketList!