Saturday, February 11, 2012

Need Something To Do Saturday?

Posted By on Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 6:00 AM

So you say there's nothing to do in the City of Trees? Obviously you haven't had a look around. Today, there's a plethora of unique, strange and interesting happenings around (and slightly outside of) town. And all of these events will give you an awesome answer to your co-workers' inquiries about your weekend activities come Monday.

Today, why not take your offspring to learn mosaic techniques? From noon-2:30 p.m., adults and children can craft one large mosaic stepping stone or two smaller works for $20 to $35 at Sage International School. Learn something new, spend some quality time and ensure that you don't get another pasta-on-a-string necklace for Mother's/Father's Day.

Or, if you'd rather see exotic critters, head to the Nampa Civic Center for Repticon. You can check out a crazy collection of all things reptile—from animals to cages to feeders to merchandise to unique reptile enthusiasts. Go see it today or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and FREE for children 4 and younger.

If iguanas and reptiles aren't your bag, put on a fedora and head to Helina Marie's for Port and Cigar night. Taste ruby, tawny and rose ports paired with exquisite chocolates while puffing on a cigar around a fire on the patio. Port tasting is $15 per person and cigars range from $6 to $15 each. The fun gets going at 7 p.m. and local taxi services are available if you enjoy the decadent pairings a little too much.

Still don't know what to do? How about going snowshoeing at night to help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Starlight Snowshoe Benefit takes place at the Bogus Basin Nordic Lodge from 4-9 p.m. For $16 for adults, $11 for children and students or $53 for the whole family, you can enjoy food, music, a raffle, beverages and a trek across the snow with really cool-looking footwear. Tickets are available at Greenwood's Ski Haus or online.

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