The fall turkey season for four of Idaho's regions opened September 15. End of the season varies by region with the Southwest area season closing October 4, October 9 in the Clearwater region and until October 31 in both the Panhandle and Southeast regions.

For more information, visit http://fishandgame.idaho.gov or call Idaho Fish and Game headquarters at 334-3700.



Boise State University kinesiology professors Lynda Ransdell and Linda Petlichkoff edited Ensuring the Health of Active and Athletic Girls and Women, a new textbook about the physical and psychological factors affecting girls' and women's participation in sports. More than 20 experts in fields that cover topics such as nutrition, bone density and exercise, exercise and pregnancy, body image and eating disorders have contributed to the textbook that will serve as a comprehensive source for students, coaches, athletes and educators. The book is available through the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, the cost is $50 and can be purchased by calling 1-800-321-0789.


There are still openings for pavement pounders grades 6-9 interested in joining the new sister program to Girls on the Run. The 10-week program is focused on self-respect, healthy choices, teamwork and giving back to the community. For more information or to register for the 10-week program, contact revans05@cableone.net. Find information on local chapters of Girls on the Run at http://girlsontherun.org or call 388-4687.


Albertsons Boise Open began last Monday at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise. Pros will be make their way down the fairways for the first round on September 22. The fourth and final round takes place Sunday, September 25, with the winners taking center stage at the 4 p.m. awards ceremony. Fifteen organizations have been named as beneficiaries of the tournament's charity donations for their commitment to improving the quality of life for children in Boise. Among the donation recipients are the Boise Public School Education Foundation, Girls on the Run, Log Cabin Literary Center and the Women and Children's Alliance. Albertsons Boise Open has donated more than $4 million to various organizations since its inception in 1990. For more information, visit www.albertsonsboiseopen.com.

St. Luke's Women's Fitness Celebration kicks off September 22, with the Women's Show at Boise Centre on the Grove. The show is free and open to the public from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Celebration race participants can pick up race packets at the show and all attendees are invited to enjoy live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and deals from retailers all over the city. Thursday's show features guest speaker and humor expert Leigh Ann Jasheway presenting "Good Morning, Let the Stress Begin" at 7 p.m. The entrance fee for Jasheway's speech is $10. The Women's Show continues on September 23, with a full day on the main stage. The KeyBank Excellence Award will be presented to an individual who embodies the spirit of the Celebration; founder of Girls on the Run International, Molly Barker, will speak at 5:30 p.m.; and kids' entertainer and fitness advocate T-Bone returns for his second year. Celebration Saturday features the most well-known event of the Women's Fitness Celebration: the 5k race. The first wave takes off at 8:45 a.m. with a party at the finish line for participants and supporters. Race day registration is available for the non-competitive run or walk, and the family, stroller, all wheels-division wave. Individual adult fees are $25 or $10 for children under age 18. For more information, visit www.celebrateall.org.

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