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Food Fundraisers - Marly's


Get Out Your Wallet

Community dinner fundraisers abound this time of the year. This week, Canyon County Habitat for Humanity hosts its fifth-annual Spaghetti Feed to top off their coffers for two projects already in the works, located at 315 and 317 15th Ave. N. in Nampa. The Golden Corral provides the grub, Thursday, November 8, a DJ provides the music and—perhaps this element of fun is the highlight since the valley's most popular game hall has closed—there will be BINGO.

Thursday, November 8, 5:30 p.m., $10 per person, $12 per couple, $15 family of four. Treasure Valley Christian Faith Lutheran Church, 2915 S Montana Ave., Caldwell. Reservations and tickets purchases at 208-453-4968 by Oct. 31.

Then on Saturday, November 10, Bishop Kelly High School hosts a Harvest Ceili Dinner. At a loss on "ceili"? No worries, it's not an unidentifiable organ meat. It's the Gaelic term for "festival." Sponsored by the Tiernan Irish Dancers of Boise, revelers dish up pasta for dinner with a coffee bar and dessert. Bid on auction items, learn to ceili dance and watch a performance by the dancers.

Saturday, November 10, 5:30 p.m., $8 adults, $5 children. Kids 5 and under FREE, $40 family. Bishop Kelly High School, 7009 W. Franklin Rd. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 208-466-5516.

The string tied around your finger is for ...

In last week's "Food News," we jumped way ahead of ourselves—and no doubt, way ahead of your own schedule—to drum up support for two foodie events happening this weekend.

Cookies and Dreams, the second-annual fundraiser held by the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council is this Friday, November 2. Area chefs, including Dustin Williams of 8th Street Wine Co., John Berryhill of Berryhill and Co., Andrea Maricich of The MilkyWay, and Tina Gosselin from Willow Creek Grill each get a Girl Scout cookie and go to task making it the featured item in a gourmet dessert. As if those little bites could possibly be better. BW's Sally Freeman sits on the judges' panel. Tickets are on sale now. 6:30-10:30 p.m., $50, Albertsons/SUPERVALU Headquarters, 250 Parkcenter Blvd. Information at

And raw foodie wannabes can get a quick lesson in the pros and cons of going au natural. Saturday, November 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $35 (includes lunch). Odd Fellows Hall, 600 N. Curtis Rd., 208-331-2231 or

Fare Thee Well

We say good bye to Marly's, Philly steakhouse and purveyor of fresh fries. For several weeks, the State Street restaurant has been shut down and the building for lease. Unable to get a final confirmation on the exact nature of its demise—whether it be for good or for relocation purposes—we say farewell for now.