My inbox isn't as overflowing as A&E Editor Amy Atkin's, but I still get my share of announcements. I usually don't have the space in print each of them deserves, so here are a few standouts that deserve a little more attention.
Hike, Hike, Hike
While summer has the distinct feel of winding down, the Idaho Conservation League is fighting to keep it alive with two more hikes as part of its summer hiking series.
First, spend Labor Day weekend in the Trinity Mountains with a camp out on Friday, Sept. 4, at Anderson Lake Reservoir, and a long day hike to Trinity and Rainbow Lakes on Saturday, Sept. 5.
Then, head to McCall on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, for hiking along Lake Fork Creek to Maki and Snowslide lakes.
Events are free for members, and membership costs $15 per year. Preregistration is required. Call 208-345-6933 ext. 14 or visit idahoconservation.org.
Run, Run, Run
It’s been a long time since Title Nine was needed to guarantee girls would have equal access to school sports. Now, groups like Girls on the Run Idaho are dedicated to getting more girls to participate in athletics, and in the process, learn self confidence, a healthy body image and find some new mentors.
The organization is looking for volunteers to run its 10-week fall program at locations across the Treasure Valley. The after school program is open to girls in third through fifth grades. By the end of the program, participants will be able to complete a 5K run/walk.
Coaches don’t have to be runners, but they do have to be committed to the program and helping the girls. Volunteers must attend a one-time training and be on site for the two sessions each week, which meet for 60 to 90 minutes.
Sessions will be held a the Nampa Rec Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Trail Wind Elementary in East Boise on Mondays and Thursdays, Teed Elementary in Kuna on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Middleton Heights Elementary on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Days have yet to be announced for sessions at Washington Elementary in North Boise and Star Elementary.
Check out gotr.org for more info, or call Melissa Bixby at 208-388-4687 or firstname.lastname@example.org.