Don't miss: Great nonprofit events in September

Sept. 17:

The Boise Sunset Lions Club hosts its second annual Tin Cup Challenge for Sight Best Ball Golf Scramble.

Proceeds benefit the Sunset Lion’s Club efforts to help fight blindness.

The details:

— Sept. 17, at Pierce Park Greens (5812 N Pierce Park Lane), with a shotgun start at 6 p.m..

— This is a two person team best ball event; only two clubs per person allowed.

Help build a pavilion for childhood cancer survivors

Trevor Schaefer, a childhood cancer survivor, is now the head of the Trevor’s Trek Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money for cancer research. His interests have turned to architecture.

The foundation is trying to raise $40,000 to $50,000 to build  a Childhood Cancer Survivor Pavilion in Julia Davis Park with the help of Boise Parks and Recreation and others.

Defeat the "Mancession" through the National Suit Drive

From now until Sept. 30, Boise Rescue Mission is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse to help disadvantaged men seeking employment get a boost of self-confidence — and some good looking duds during the third annual National Suit Drive.

Donate (CLEAN and new or gently used) men's and women's suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts and shoes at the local Men’s Warehouse, 510 N. Milwaukee, Boise.

Nationally, Men’s Wearhouse hopes to collect more than 100,000 articles of clothing to benefit charities like Boise Rescue Mission. 

Yard sale road trip!

The Gem Lions Club of Emmett hosts the 5th annual Community Yard Sale Saturday, Sept. 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parking lot of the old Bill Buckner’s Auto Dealership, 2121 Service Ave, Emmett (corner of Serivce Ave and Hwy 16).

Organizers say space is limited, so if you want to reserve a booth, you should do so soon.

Booth space will be 10’X10’ for $10 for an individual, or $20.00 for commercial sellers. Pre -registration is required and must be accompanied by your payment and is non refundable. Please plan to bring your own tables.

New exhibition explores mental illness through art

"to be lost if it must be so"

The exhibition features work by Boise State graduate student Matt Bodett.

Friends of the Poor Walk is Sept. 26

Here are the details for this very important annual walk — now in its third year in Boise:

— Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk, noon-4 p.m., Sept. 26, Julia Davis Park Shelter 1. For more information contact Annie Fuller, program coordinator at 375-7011, or annie_fllr@yahoo.com. Register online.

Idahoan works to stem HIV in Africa

Idaho native Adam Lipus, a recent graduate from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, is about to begin a six-month internship in community health in the agricultural district of Jinja in Uganda.

He’s spreading the word about his project, which begins mid-September, and involves fulltime work as a volunteer to educate people about HIV prevention. Lipus is asking for donations from anyone who might be able to help.

Start training: 4th annual Sharon's Ride for Epilepsy is coming up

The Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho will hold its 4th annual Sharon's Ride/Run/Walk event Oct. 2 at Barber Park.

Saturday Garden City Chamber River Run will benefit Boys and Girls Clubs

Join fleet of foot runners and walkers this Saturday for a good (and fun) cause.

The annual run will benefit youth in need in our community. The event features a 5K Run/Walk and a youth 1 Mile Run/Walk — and a pancake breakfast with guest chef, Garden City Mayor John Evans afterward. Enjoy live entertainment and youth activities as well.

Here's what you need to know:

When:     Saturday, Aug. 21, 8-11 a.m.

Start a team, or join one: mental illness walk is coming up

The 2010 National Alliance on Mental Illness Boise Walk is fast approaching...it will be Oct. 2, when leaves are turning and there's a chill in the air — perfect for walking. Even though that seems like a ways a way, it isn't, if you're interested in putting together a team to walk for the cause.

Another option is joining an existing team.

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