CHF Dog Food Drive

Commercial Home Furnishings is holding its annual Pet Food Drive during the month of October. Bring in a five pound or larger bag of dried dog or cat food to any Home Furnishings location during the month of October and receive a $50 discount off of your purchase of $499 or above.

104 S Orchard St., Boise, ID

Ririe Woodbury Dance Company

West Ada School District has written a grant to bring the professional dance company, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, from Salt Lake City, Utah, to teach dance literacy to the five art schools of choice. This concert is not only a special treat for the Boise area to build dance literacy in the community, but is also a fundraiser to help pay for the RW artists in residency. The Company pursues this overall vision through: Performing innovative original works and commissioning choreographers of exceptional talent, providing dance education for all levels and outcomes, touring regionally, nationally, and internationally, training artists as performers, educators, and choreographers, developing dance audiences.

Ririe Woodbury Dance Company is committed to furthering contemporary dance as an accessible and valued art form through performance and dance education that raise the standards, deepen the understanding and promote personal connections with dance.

October 15, 2015
Thursday   7 – 9 p.m.
Centennial High School
12400 West McMillan Rd.
Boise, Idaho 83713

Eagle Coffee House Works Hard for Social Justice

In a continuing effort to be socially and environmentally responsible, Rembrandt’s Coffee House in Eagle is partnering with and committed to purchasing only Full Circle Exchange “Sustainable Coffee” from around the world. Through their commitment to “sustainability,” farmers receive a fair price for their product, safe working conditions, adequate housing, sustainable farming practices, ongoing education for children and other socially responsible programs for coffee-growing communities.

Full Circle Exchange is a non-profit social enterprise brand dedicated to empowering women and whole communities to rise above poverty through design partnerships, innovative products and sustainable economic opportunities. Rather than creating dependency on aid, Full Circle Exchange takes a market-based approach to alleviate poverty by advancing entrepreneurial solutions rooted in the dignity and creative capacity of the individual. By focusing on poverty reduction through design training, job creation, improved incomes, education and access to global markets, they believe that, when equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty.

As Americans become increasingly concerned about the state of the world and look for opportunities to use their power in the marketplace to make a positive difference, Full Circle Exchange seeks to provide an avenue for consumers to vote with their dollar. By purchasing Full Circle Exchange products you can become part of the ongoing story to empower women to live up to their fullest potential. For more info visit Full Circle Exchange online.

BOSCO Open Studios Weekend

Boise Open Studios hosts their open studios weekend the second week of October every year. This year’s event will take place October 9-11, 2015. This event gives the public an opportunity to watch artists at work and see where they create. It’s a great opportunity to meet a diverse group of local artists working in their chosen media whether it be paint, metal, fiber, glass, photography, assemblage etc.

Step through the door into an artist’s private studio and you will see that artist’s mind at work.  It’s an incredible once-a-year opportunity for avid collectors and anyone who is curious about the art-making process.

A glance around a studio is enormously informative. You will see what tools the artist reaches for. You may see swatches that have been chosen for a fiber arts project; the latest experimental combination of color and texture; even older work tucked away in a dusty corner.

BOSCO artists are happy to share stories about their work and the unexpected directions their artistic journey has taken them in.  Things you might never learn about during a gallery visit or by reading an artist’s biography.

Most BOSCO artists work in studios located in or close to their homes. Be it in the heart of downtown or around the bend and up the hill, each studio is a bright spot of inspiration and productivity, a thoroughly intriguing place to visit. We look forward to welcoming you to our favorite places, our studios.

BOSCO is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the visual arts. They were established to promote and foster greater understanding of the creative process between artists and the general public.

Their goals include providing a forum for professional artists to share ideas and concepts that enhance creative endeavors and give artistic and intellectual support and serving as a bridge between artists, collectors and the public.

Holiday Break

School Break Mini Camps/Grades K-5 – Looking for something for your children to do on school breaks? Send them to mini camp! Children in grades K-5 will enjoy a fun-filled day with crafts, games, field trips and other activities.

Eagle Elementary of the Arts Cafeteria
Thur., Fri.,Oct. 1-2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Boise Lifestyle magazine is excited to welcome Jana Good as the new editor of our magazine. Jana has considerable skills and experience and we are thrilled to have her as part of our team.

Jana studied mass communication/journalism at Boise State University and her background includes work in publishing, television production, marketing and public relations. As a freelance writer, she has been published in numerous regional magazines writing primarily about food, wine, gardening and travel. Her professional editing experience includes working for two different book publishers, as well as freelance editing for a variety of organizations. She has edited everything from novels to magazine articles to video scripts to blog posts to children’s books.

In her spare time she likes to feed people, grow herbs, take photos of pretty things and explore new trails.


Boise Lifestyle magazine is excited to welcome Don Johnson as a contributing photographer to our magazine. Don has considerable skills and experience and we are thrilled to have him as part of our team.

Don grew up with cameras and darkrooms in the film era and embraced the transition to digital technology shortly after its advent. He received formal photography training at BSU and Brooks Institute of Photography before embarking on an entirely different career path which led him across the USA and around the world before returning to his first love, the camera. His work has earned national and local awards and can be found gracing the walls and websites of many local businesses.

Don provides portrait, commercial, and product services through Arrowrock Photography, event coverage and skills training with Sawtooth Photo Pros, DSLR and creativity classes through Boise Community Education, and was president of the Camera Club of Eagle from 2010 to 2012. He invites photographers of all abilities to join his “Photo Assignment” group on Facebook.

You can view his work at

A Note From the Editor

In our August issue, we mistakenly gave Jim Price a byline credit for the article Fram Oil Filters and Dentistry. The article was actually written by Dr. Jim Pierce. We apologize to Dr. Pierce for the error. Dr. Pierce has been in dentistry since he was 14 years old, working for his father, and has been licensed for 26 years. He also serves on the Delta Dental of Idaho board.

Delta Dental of Idaho is the leading dental benefits carrier in the state, providing quality, affordable dental plans for both companies and individuals. They are a non-profit organization seeking to improve the dental health of all Idahoans through their community outreach programs. Nationally, Delta Dental member companies provide coverage to more than 60 million Americans. For more information, visit their website at