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What Will Be Will Be

On First Thursday at Lisk Gallery, what will be is some new work by local metalsmith/jewelry maker Kay Seurat. Seurat's jewelry blends natural, organic shapes and delicate metal work to create one-of-a-kind pieces that are truly wearable art. Seurat has created a new series of bracelets, necklaces, pendants and rings that prove, in the hands of an artist, even rocks can be beautiful. Using pebbles, river rocks, semi-precious and man-made stones in conjunction with brass, copper and sterling silver, she takes the rocks out of the realm of the mundane and makes us look at them with a completely different eye.

5-9 p.m., Lisk Gallery, 850 W. Main St., 208-342-3773.

"Knock, knock." "Who's there?" "Dinner."

Across the country, dinner co-ops are in vogue as folks discover that this shared process is a perfect solution for people on the go who don't want their meals that way.

These co-ops can work in a number of ways, but they generally follow a plan in which one member of the co-op cooks a meal and either hosts or delivers the meal to the other co-op members. The next night, it's a different member's turn and so on. Even in a co-op of just three members, you're guaranteed a delicious dinner three nights of the week, only one of which you have to cook. In their book, Dinner at Your Door, local authors Alex Davis, Diana Ellis and Andy Remeis offer information on how to get a co-op going as well as a fine selection of recipes such as lamb chops with mint-orange crust, tangy spinach salad with dried pears and blue cheese, and vegetarian main dishes like a spinach, lavender and goat cheese strata. The gorgeous photographs in the book were taken by local photographer Deborah Hardee. All three authors will be on hand to sign copies and answer questions on First Thursday at Flying M Coffeehouse in downtown Boise.

5-9 p.m., Flying M Coffeehouse, 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320.

More Idaho authors

Idaho is rife with talented people including many accomplished authors and on First Thursday, the Idaho State Historical Museum hosts a number of these fiction and non-fiction writers for an evening of book signings and an opportunity to meet and talk with them.

Authors will include Katherine Aiken, Elaine Ambrose, Max Delgado, Rachel Johnstone, Linda Morton-Keithley, Diane Mykelgard, Diane Ronayne, Todd Shallat, Susan Stacy and Joy Steiner.

5-7 p.m. (the museum will be open until 9 p.m.), Idaho State Historical Museum, 610 Julia Davis Dr., 208-334-2120.

Ho, Ho, Hello there

Instead of working up a sweat digging through big-box store bargain bins looking for a unique gift at an affordable price this year, stop by Foxtrot Style for Living on First Thursday.

While there, you can have your picture taken with good ol' Santa or you can pose with one or more of the 12 hot professional firefighters who were a part of this year's annual Professional Firefighters' calendar. They'll be on hand selling and signing their new calendar and proceeds of the sales go back into the community. Cookies and cocktails will be available and musical entertainment will be provided by the Vinyl Preservation Society.

6-10 p.m., Foxtrot Style for Living, 1419 W. Grove St., 208-344-0979.

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