BOSCO, Boise Open Studios, is this weekend! This is a once-a-year opportunity to see artists at their studios. There are tons of fantastic artists in the West End and beyond. Come out and support our creative community members! Hours are Friday 4-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm unless otherwise noted. More info
Veteran’s Park Neighborhood Association, Boise Public Schools Education Foundation, and Boise Parks & Rec present Annie (2014) at Veterans Park. This fun-filled family “Movie Under the Stars” evening begins at 7:00 pm, with free fun and games for kids provided by the Boise Parks & Rec Mobile Recreation Van and food vendors!
Capture the flag and dodgeball are favorite activities for kids of all ages! At dusk, Annie (2014) will be shown on a huge 30′ inflatable movie screen.
Your VPNA board will be on hand to chit chat and discuss neighborhood happenings. We will also be hosting a raffle (see images) before the movie starts! Raffle tickets are $1 each. Thanks to Betsie Richardson Studio, Frazier Images, Stewart’s Gem Shop, Matt, and Tyler for their donations.
Warm weather means event season is really heating up. I’ve added a bunch of events to the VPNA calendar. In our hood there are bike rides, food festivals, roadway open houses, mobile recreation times, VPNA board meetings, and the VPNA movie night! What did I miss? Please email us at let us know of other events in and around the VPNA and I will add them to the calendar.
Tonight’s VPNA annual meeting was a hit! Thank you to our speakers: Jason LaBrado from Neighborhood Housing Services, Wendy Larimore from Boise Parks and Rec, and Jay Story from Boise West End. Thank you also to everyone who contributed their voice to the meeting. We are so excited for all the new board members!
Now on to Spring Fling, it’s just a couple days away!
NHS is partnering with the Boise Bicycle Project for a bike giveaway and rodeo for Davis Park Apartments’ residents. There will also be other activities and a potluck! All are welcome to attend.
If you bring a dish please bring a copy of the recipe in case anyone wants to make it on their own. We plan on having some other activities including face painting, yarn crafts, how many m&m’s are in this jar, bag toss, etc. One more thing we are also doing a house wares drive so if you have any old items (forks, spoons, bowls, plates etc.) that you are looking to rid yourself of during your spring cleaning please bring them for repurposing or simply pick up a new shampoo, soap, detergent to donate. All of these are optional of course as we only truly care about your presence.
Did you get your
postcard last week? The Veterans Park Neighborhood Association annual meeting is Monday, April 20! It will be at 6 pm at the First Congregational United Church of Christ at 23rd and Woodlawn.
Save the date: VPNA’s annual meeting will be Monday, April 20
Are you doing spring cleaning? Do you have items that you no longer need that you want to donate? Please consider giving them to residents of the Davis Park Apartments. Many families are also in need of bathroom supplies. New toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, shampoo, detergent, deodorant, loufa, floss, etc.
Donations can be brought to the VPNA annual meeting. Jason LaBrado from Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) will be there to collect them, talk about upcoming events, and answer any questions. Items can also be brought to the NHS office (3380 W. Americana Terrace Suite 120, Boise). Large items (like furniture) should be brought directly to the Spring Fling event (April 23 at Davis Park Apartments, more details to follow).
Whittier Art Boundary Project – Volunteer Requests
1) January 29/30 – Call for Artists to assist students January 29th and 30th, Thursday/Friday, as students draw concepts for the art project at Whittier Elementary
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM – artist volunteers may come at times convenient for them, 1 hour, 2 hours or more
Artists are asked to contact Kathleen Lacey firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. This is a great opportunity for artists to donate just a bit of time to assist students whose concepts will inform the final art boundary project.
2) February – ART PARTY! at Whittier Elementary – Date to be determined,
Parents, neighbors, friends are invited to help students as they draw their favorite concept on large mural panels.
We seek musicians to enliven the hours the students will be painting and help create a great celebration!