Foothills School Downtown Rummage Sale 

There's only one place in Boise this weekend where you can hear African drumming while munching on pancakes and perusing for that perfect pair of salt and pepper shakers. Foothills School of Arts and Sciences is hosting its Family Fair and Downtown Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 22. Since its inception in 1992, the Treasure Valley's oldest independent school has served children from preschool through ninth grade.

"This event is an important fund-raising opportunity for the school," said Shawn Ann Shepherd, head of the school. The rummage sale features a pancake breakfast and barbecue lunch from Tapia Family Catering and entertainment from Boise Rock School and the Balance Dance Company. Kids can also participate in a number of games. "The games are a return to all of those great experiences of old-fashioned fairs and festivals," said Shepherd.

Adults have the chance to relax with a chair massage station and a beer garden after sifting through wares from 150 past and present Foothills school families.

"We know that times are tight for everyone right now. And being able to have a giant rummage sale is a great way for all of us to reduce, reuse and recycle while bringing some important support to our school," Shepherd said.

Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., FREE, Foothills School, 618 Eighth St., 208-331-9260,

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