Summer Sundays and Mondays (and a Saturday) 

Summer sweetness

Until recently, if you wanted to get together with friends, browse the newest bestsellers or access any of the educational or entertainment amenities at the Main Boise Public Library, you couldn't do it on a Sunday. That changed earlier this month; and, now, the Main Library is open seven days a week, including Sundays noon-5 p.m.

Speaking of Sundays, every Sunday during the summer for a decade, Redfish Lake Lodge has served as a beautiful backdrop for the popular Music From Stanley series, now in its 10th year. Each Sunday from June 15 to Aug. 31, 5-7 p.m., Redfish Lake Lodge is home to live performances by some stellar musicians; and the series kicks off with rootsy bluesman Bret Mosley. In the fall, local musician Doug Cameron will host a radio series on KBSU, KBSW and KISU, featuring the concerts, as well as interviews with the artists. Visit for a full MFS series schedule.

Speaking of books and Sundays, Claire Vaye Watkins will be at The Cabin for a reading Sunday, June 22. Watkins is the author of award-winning short story collection Battleborn, an assistant professor at Princeton University, and the co-director of the Mojave School, which offers free creative writing workshops to teens in rural Nevada. Watkins' reading is sponsored by the Idaho Commission on the Arts and is free and open to the public.

If you're looking for something literary on Mondays this summer, Modern Campfire Stories kicks off at The Modern Hotel Monday, June 16, 8-10 p.m. on the patio. The free series runs the second Monday of each month through September and features readings from local authors like Matthew R.K. Haynes and J. Reuben Appelman.

Looking further ahead to a summer Saturday, Duck Club and Crooked Fence Brewing announced they have teamed up for The Summer Lawn Bash Saturday, July 19, at Crooked Flats in Eagle. The all-ages shindig is also all-day: It runs 1-10 p.m. and will feature CFB brews, food, lawn games, wakeskating and performances from "emerging" touring and local bands, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Desert Noises, Hollow Wood, Virgil and Edmond Dantes. Tickets are $10 and are available at

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