Einstein’s 4th Annual Food & Fundraising Drive

 There’s just a month left to get $12 off your oil change or other service when you bring in 4 food items for the Idaho Food Bank. Einstein’s is also collecting monetary donations for the Food Bank which we are matching 100% to double the impact of every gift! Together we can help provide a happy holiday season for needy families in our community! 

Christmas In Meridian Festivities This Weekend

  The Christmas Season is here and Meridian will be bustling with activity! Join the party for a variety of Christmas events for the whole family this weekend! The  weekend kicks off Friday evening, Novemer 30th, with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Generations Plaza (804 N. Main Street, Meridian). The event will begin at 6:00 pm with a showing of the animated “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.”  Then at 6:30 pm, City Council President Brad Hoaglun and Carolyn Holly of KTVB Idaho”s News Channel 7 will host a magical evening that will include FREE donuts from Krispy Kreme, FREE hot chocolate and coffee from Starbucks, performances from local school choirs, FREE carriage rides, and a visit from Santa!  The Marines Toys for Tots will also be in attendance so don”t forget your unwrapped gift to donate.

  The following morning on Saturday, December 1st, the party will move to Meridian City Hall with the Children”s Winterland Festival from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.  Participation is FREE with a food donation for the Meridian Food Bank!  Activities will include a FREE picture with Santa, cookie decorating (and eating!), trolley rides, face painting, wooden toy building, several Christmas crafts and games, letters to Santa, prizes, and more!

 Plus, NEW IN 2012, there will be a Gingerbread House Contest sponsored by the Meridian Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America during the Children’s Winterland Festival!  Cash and other prizes will be given, all to collect more food for the Meridian Food Bank.  Download the contest flyer and rules here.  Make sure you bring plenty of food for the Meridian Food Bank because you”ll use those non-perishable items to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award!  Click here to view the Meridian Food Bank Shopping Lists.

 The celebration conclude later in the evening on December 1st as the Meridian Symphony Orchestra presents their annual Christmas Concert at the Centennial High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.  The family-oriented performance includes a variety of Christmas favorites and a sing-a-long.  Visit the Meridian Symphony Orchestra website for ticket information.

 For more information about any of the Christmas in Meridian activities, please contact the Meridian Parks and Recreation Department at 888-3579 or recreation@meridiancity.org.  Happy Holidays!

 

 

Einstein’s Customer Quotables

 “Thank you so much for your speed of service and EXCELLENT, SERIOUSLY EXCELLENT, CUSTOMER SERVICE! You guys are awesome!” 

-Tiare via Facebook-

Help Hungry Idahoans This Holiday Season!

 Please help us and the Idaho Food Bank eliminate hunger over the holidays for thousands of Idaho residents in need. Now through Christmas, bring 4 non perishable food items to any Einstein’s Oilery location and get $12 off any service! We are also accepting cash donations which Einstein’s will match dollar for dollar to double the impact of every gift! Together we brought in 10,000 pounds of food last year, and with your help  we want to double that this year!

 
 

2012 Hymns of Thanksgiving Boise

 Every holiday season for the last ten years, a community choir and orchestra of 350 musicians is organized to present this Thanksgiving event for the Treasure Valley.  FREE to the public, this year’s celebration will be held November 18th at 7:30 at Century Link Arena.  Doors open at 6:30. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Idaho Food Bank. Come enjoy a free night of outstanding music for the entire family! The program for the evening follows:

HYMNS OF THANKSGIVING 2012

November 18, 2012
7:30 p.m.
CenturyLink (formerly Qwest) Arena
(Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.)

“The Star Spangled Banner”

“I Sing the Greatness of Our God” – Words by Isaac Watts – Music by Fred Bock

INVOCATION

“Rejoice, the Lord is King”– Words by Charles Wesley – Music by Malcolm Archer

“Laudate Dominum” — W. Mozart – Anna-Marie Vargas – Violin

“The Lord’s Prayer” – Albert Hay Malotte – Arrangement by Carl Deis

“How Lovely are the Messengers”– Felix Mendelssohn – Edited by Jerold Ottley

“Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit” — Wind Quintet

“America, the Dream Goes On” – Words by Alan and Marilyn Bergman – Music by John Williams

“George Gershwin in Concert” — Hymns of Thanksgiving Orchestra

“Take Time to Be Holy” – Words by W.D. Longstaff – Traditional Irish Melody – Arrangement by John Longhurst

“What a Wonderful World” – Words and Music by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele – Arrangement by Mark Hayes

“Bless This House” – Words by H. Taylor – Music by M.H. Brahe – Arrangement by Nathan Hofheins

“Hush, Little Baby” – American Lullaby – Arrangement by Mack Wilberg

“Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, 2nd Movement — Del Parkinson, Piano

“Hallelujah” (from “Mount of Olives”) – Ludwig van Beethoven

“May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You” – Words and Music by Meredith Willson – Arrangement by Mack Wilberg

BENEDICTION

“Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” –Words by Charles Wesley –  Music by Rowland Prichard – Arrangement by Mack Wilberg

For more information visit: http://www.hymnsofthanks.com/

Einstein’s Customer Quotables

“These guys always do an awesome job! We take all our cars there to be serviced regularly and the customer service just can’t be beat!”

-Beth via Facebook-

7 Car Care Tips for the College Student

 College student s have a lot on their minds and taking good care of their cars is not a top priority. They’re notorious for missing oil changes, forgetting tire rotations, and letting their cars get filthy. What many don’t know is that neglecting your car during college can cause unnecessary damage and decrease its resale value over time. If you’re mature enough to have a car in college, then you should be capable of taking care of it too. A little TLC can go a long way, even when you’re a broke college student. Here are seven car care tips for the college student.

  1. Check tire pressure and tread at least once a month:

    College students, like so many of us, forget to check their tire tread and pressure. Neglecting your tires and letting them become under inflated can lead to tire failure and other issues. At least once a month, make a point to check the pressure in all of your tires using a tire gauge. If your tires need more air, fill them up to the correct psi for your vehicle. If you don’t know your vehicle’s psi, you can find this number on the tire’s information label located on the driver’s side doorjamb or in your owner’s manual.

  2. Get your oil changed every 3,000 miles:

    You’ve probably heard a few differing opinions on how often your vehicle’s oil should be changed, and although you may be able to get away with one or two oil changes a year, it’s not a bad idea to stick to the recommended oil change every 3,000 miles or every three months. This is especially important if you drive in stop-and-go city traffic, take long road trips, or drive in dusty conditions. Hot and cold weather can affect the severity of service, as well.

  3. Change your air filter annually:

    The next time you get your oil changed and the mechanic asks if you’d like a new air filter, don’t just brush him off and assume you don’t need one. If it’s been more than a year or past the 15,000-mile mark since you had your air filter replaced, then it’s time to get a new one. Driving around with a dirty air filter restricts airflow and causes poor fuel economy and performance.

  4. Rotate your tires every 5,000 to 10,000 miles:

    Rotating your tires is the key to maintaining even wear. As a rule of thumb, tire rotations should be done every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, unless otherwise noted in your car’s owner’s manual. Not only will this extend the life of your tires and give you a smooth ride, but it will also keep you safe on the road and save you money.

  5. Keep it clean:

    College students are notorious for being downright filthy. Much like their dorm rooms, college students’ cars are covered in dust, dirt, and remnants of last week’s dinner. And that’s only referring to the inside. Many college kids don’t even bother to get their car washed either. They let the grime, tree sap, and bird poop coat their cars for several months and expect it to come out sparkling after one trip to the $5 gas station car wash. Even if you think your car is a piece, it still deserves a good cleaning once a month. Neglecting to wash your car could result in chipped paint, corrosion, and a lowered resale value.

  6. Multitask at the gas pump:

    The next time you’re filling up at the gas station, don’t just stand there daydreaming about your class crush; take this opportunity to give your car a quick look-over. Clean the windshield with a squeegee to wipe away dead bugs, tar, and smudges that may be obstructing your view of the road. Next, check your tire pressure and tread as mentioned above. If your tires are low, fill them up at the air station. While you’re waiting, give your car a full circle inspection, and take note of any missing parts and new dings or scratches.

  7. Use common sense:

    You don’t have to be a car guru to take good care of your car in college. Simply using common sense can help you avoid mechanical problems or damage to your vehicle. In addition to getting regular oil changes and annual inspections, you should also keep your eyes and ears open for anything that looks, sounds, or feels different with your car. If you think something is wrong with your car, stop and ask a mechanic. You may not have to repair the problem right away, but at least now you’ll know what the issue is if it happens again.

    The above article was written by Zelda Robbins of http://www.christiancolleges.com. Check out their website for a plethora  of helpful information for the Christian college student. 

Maintaining Visibility For Winter Driving

 Einstein’s window washer fluid offers sub zero freeze protection to ensure you never have frozen fluid when it you need it most in adverse weather conditions. Plus, with Einstein’s Extended Courtesy you can have your washer fluid (and your other fluids such as oil and antifreeze) checked and filled FREE of charge between oil changes to keep your vehicle ready for winter’s worst! Let Einstein’s help keep that windshield clean and your family safe this winter!  

Einstein’s 4th Annual Food & Fundraising Drive Is Underway!

 In an effort to help provide a happy holiday season to Idaho’s hungry (26% of which are children), Einstein’s Oilery is sponsoring its fourth annual holiday food and fundraising drive. This event has grown every year with the result that in 2011 the drive brought in 10,000 pounds of food! The goal for 2012 is to provide 15,000 pounds of food for hungry Idahoans. From November 1st through Christmas, receive $12 off a ‘Nobel’ Full Service Oil Change when you bring 4 non-perishable food items for the Idaho Food Bank. Additionally, monetary donations will be collected which Einstein’s will match dollar for dollar to double the impact of every gift. This means that every dollar donated will provide 7.78 pounds of food for the Food Bank! Together we can make a difference for the needy in our community!