Spaghetti and meatballs are the foodstuffs that bring communities together. Whether it's the spaghetti dinner that sets families rushing to tables everywhere, or spaghetti feasts that benefit institutions like nonprofits and schools, red sauce, fried lumps of ground pork and oodles of noodles, when combined, are America's great uniter.
It's fitting that SNIP's spay and neuter programs are using a spaghetti dinner as a fundraiser. Entitled, aptly enough, "Spay" Ghetti No Balls, this event is Boise's chance to rally around an excellent cause—spaying and neutering domestic animals so, you know, they don't overrun your hometown or come to bear responsibility for the extinction of native species.
Here's the deal: Head down to the Boise State Student Union's Simplot Grand Ballroom at 5 p.m., pay $35, eat as much spaghetti as you can fit in your stomach, stick around for a live auction, and know that you've done your good deed for the day.