Slap on that oversized belt buckle, throw on that cowboy hat and lasso up some companions for The Cabin's 2009 celebration of words. For this year's fundraiser, Ex Libris Happy Trails, The Cabin will set up camp at the new Boise State Stueckle Sky Center. Perched high above the famous blue turf, the evening promises all sorts of Western-themed revelry--from a campfire dinner with a table-top candle campfire centerpiece to a beautiful Western sunset. Cowboy poet Sam Mattise will be on hand to share his hearty blend of Western music and cowboy poetry, as well as perform the auctioneering duties for the live auction. Though tickets are hold-up-a-bank steep at $100 a pop, The Cabin is still shooting for a down-to-earth feel, with the real campfire and even s'mores. To fully round out the complete Western theme, The Cabin is encouraging all diners to go dressed in cowpoke attire--chaps optional.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m., $100, $800 for a table, Stueckle Sky Center, 1910 University Dr., 208-331-8000, firstname.lastname@example.org.