April 2017 Calendar

By Ruby Tanner

Cancellations or changes because of weather, illness of performers, and other such things, although rare, are bound to occur. Double-checking with the event coordinators about locations, dates and times is always a good idea. Details about many of the following events can be found at idahocalendar.com

1-26     Rome: Military Genius & Mighty Machines Exhibition: Various days; check HYPERLINK https://museumofidaho.org/https://museumofidaho.org/ for specifics, Idaho Falls

1     IDAHO magazine 2017 Fiction Contest Awards, Boise Public Library downtown branch, Gates Room, 2:00-4:00PM, Boise.

1     State of Idaho Pond Skimming Championship: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Tamarack Resort, Donnelly

1     Idaway Kids Wrestling Tournament, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

1     Boise Birding Series–What is the overall state of birds worldwide?: No registration necessary; 9:00 – 10:00 AM, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

1     Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; 8:00AM; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Dr. Craig Baird, “Bees of the Northwest with an Update of the Bee Collection”; The O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

1     Sing Along with Don Ritchey: Don will bring his guitar and sing family favorites you can sing along to; free, and all ages welcome; 12:30-1:00PM, Meridian Library District on Cherry Lane, Meridian

1     Monster Truck Grand Nationals, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, ISU Holt Arena, Pocatello

1     Student Art Show: Last day is today; 8:00 PM; BYU-I Spori Art Gallery, Rexburg

2     Hauser Lake Icebreaker 10K Run:10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Hauser

4     Kilroy Coffee Klatch: Held on the first Tuesday of every month for coffee and conversation at the Warhawk Air Museum, this event is FREE for ALL veterans and ALL veterans are welcome; 10:00 AM-12:00 noon; Nampa

4     Birding Tour at Lake Halverson: A walking bird tour along the Snake River in Celebration Park, as well as seeing the raptors at the Morley Nelson National Conservation Area (NCA); $15; Transportation, guided tour and lunch are provided, 9am-2pm; Depart & Return, Rec Center, Nampa

4,18     Reptile Revue: Learn about the reptile residents of the Herrett Center for Arts and Science in this adventuresome interactive program; free; 6:00PM, CSI Campus, Twin Falls

4-6     Pocatello Safety Fest: Safety Fest is an annual training event that offers free safety and health training to workers, supervisors, and managers of all levels; http://safetyfest-pocatello.org/; Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, Pocatello

5     Boise Birding Series–Bird Song: No registration necessary; 9:00 – 10:00 AM, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

5-26     Tot Time: WEDNESDAYS; Toddlers 18 mos – 3 yrs develop social and communication skills in a group of peers; free; 10am; Meridian Library

6     Dave Stamey Concert: Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called Dave Stamey “the Charley Russell of Western Music”, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Blackfoot Performing Arts, Blackfoot

6     Mobile Food Bank: 12:00 Noon, White Bird School, White Bird

6-9     Idaho FFA Association 85th State Leadership Conference; CSI, Twin Falls

7     Spring Concert – Magic Philharmonic Orchestra: Guest Conductor – Deana Christensen; 7:30pm – 9pm, King Fine Arts Center, Burley

7     ISU Jazz Bands Concert: 7:30-9:00PM, Jensen Grand Concert Hall – Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU Campus, Pocatello

7     Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., All Saints Catholic Church, Lewiston

7-28     Friday Game Zone: FRIDAYS; The Moscow Public Library presents the Friday Game Zone every Friday from 4:00-6:00PM; for kids ages 8-17, Moscow

8     Foothills Family Day: Join us for our monthly nature program on a variety of topics; we have experts speak, crafts, activities, interpretive stations, and our backyard is always open to explore; Bring your family and play while you learn about this month’s topic – spring birds; 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

8     Lake Lowell Marathon, Nampa

8     Second Saturday: Bring the family and join us for a fun afternoon of crafts; free; 1:00PM, LCSC Center for Arts & History, 415 Main Street, Lewiston

8     Walk MS 2017: Walk MS is a charity event that raises money for groundbreaking research; 1 mile and 3 mile; 8:00-Noon; Julia Davis Park, Boise

8     Eagle Trail EGGStravaganza: This alternative to the traditional egg scramble will have your kids searching for eggs along the paths and trails of Eagle; Kids will have fun hunting for eggs, have the chance to win some prizes and participate in free kids activities and games; Start times will be staggered every 20 minutes, so feel free to drop in anytime between 10 am-12 pm, Island State Park, Eagle

8-9     Palouse Patchers’ Blue Bayou Quilt Show: Latah County Fairgrounds, Moscow

9     10,000 Easter Egg Hunt; A free event– includes an egg hunt, train rides, bounce houses, a balloon man, and a petting zoo, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Amazing Grace Fellowship, Twin Falls

10     Living with Fire: Exhibit, 9:00AM-5:00PM, Idaho Museum of Natural History, Pocatello

10,24     Afterschool Sensory Storytime: This 45 minute storytime is intended to be a full-family opportunity for caregivers and/or therapists of patrons with special needs; free; 3:45-4:30PM, Public Library, Nampa

10-14     United Way Children’s Book Drive: The drive collects books for children to read this summer, helping to prevent learning loss over the summer months; We want to engage as many people, companies, churches and civic clubs as possible in giving, collecting, and distributing these books to school-age children, especially children from low-income families; various locations, Statewide

11     Reading Tails: Come read a book to a furry friend; We’ll have trained therapy dogs (with their owners) waiting to hear your favorite story; All ages are welcome to bring a beloved book to share with this attentive audience; free; 3:30-4:30, Public Library, Nampa

11     Craft Happy Hour: Come join us for a night of fun crafts–FREE–We will be making vase bottles; 5:30PM, LCSC Center for Arts & History, Lewiston

12     Sunset Lecture Series: This month’s topic is Idaho back country rescues; free; 7:00-8:30 PM, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

14     Inner Tube Water Polo, 6:30PM, Rec Center, Nampa

14-15     4th District High School Rodeo: Bannock County Civic Center, Pocatello

14-15     30th Annual Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering: South Fremont High School, St. Anthony

14-15     Fiddlers of Idaho State Championship: Whether you’re a fiddler and plan to compete, just love fiddling or have never really listened, these events are a must for all; Join us for the fiddling events on Friday night and come back Saturday to enjoy the Championship Contest; information at   HYPERLINK http://www.FiddlersOfIdaho.orgwww.FiddlersOfIdaho.org ; Community Campus, Hailey

14-16     Play In Your Moccasins” Basketball Tournament, Lapwai

14-17     33rd Annual Jet Boat Races, Riggins

14-29     Art & Soul of the Magic Valley: Various venues, Twin Falls

15     “Right on Target”: This free storytime is intended to be a full-family opportunity for caregivers and/or therapists of patrons with special needs; focuses on cognitive levels of pre-school through second grade with stories, songs and activities; 10:30-12:30, Public Library, Nampa

15     Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt: The Nampa Parks & Recreation Department has added a twist to your traditional egg hunt:.hunting in the DARK; Join us for our annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt; Bring your own flashlight and search for every last egg; Ages 13-17, $3.00/person; 8-9:30pm, Nampa Rec Center, Nampa

15     Easter Egg Hunt: 10 AM at the White Bird School; Fun for toddlers through 6th grade– The Easter Bunny will be there, too; White Bird

15     Logger’s Day: Events Start at Noon; Cross Cut – Axe Throw – Chain Saw – Pole Walk Tug-o-war; Priest Lake

15     Easter Egg Hunts: Several Southeast Idaho cities hold Easter Egg Hunts, including Montpelier Easter Egg Hunt noon – 2 pm at Adams Park; Lava Hot Springs Bunnyland USA Easter Celebration at Lava Elementary; Malad Easter Egg Hunt and Easter breakfast at the City Park; Preston Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 am at the City Park; Blackfoot Easter Egg Hunt at 10 am at Jensen Grove

15     Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair: Bring your friends and family and enjoy dozens of hands-on activities, pick up green goodies, listen to great live music, and enjoy a free Idaho baked potato, hot dog, or freeze-dried ice cream; Learn about small steps you can take at home, work, school, and on the road to improve our local environment; Caldwell Park, Pocatello

15     Easter Egg Swim: Come enjoy a new way of hunting Easter Eggs while you swim; we will have sinkable and floatable eggs; our kayaks will be out for use and the diving well will be open for play time; 1:00-3:00PM, Rec Center, Nampa

15     Lions’ Easter Egg Hunt, River Front Park, Kamiah

16-22     Earth Day Celebration, Lapwai

17     Pre-Tween Activities: Come and join us for some STEAM or themed activities; caretakers must be present with their children during the activities; free; Ages 5-7, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Public Library, Nampa

20     Earth Day: Celebrate the Earth and all it’s natural resources with food, beverages, live entertainment, games, activities and much more brought to you by Lewis-Clark Recyclers and its partners; Bring the whole family for a fun and educational experience at the regions largest Earth Day Celebration–Free; 4:00PM, Lewis-Clark Recyclers, 3rd and Capital streets, Lewiston

20     The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies: Percussion concert; All noise contains pure tone; CSI faculty member Scott Farkas performs John Luther Adams’ foundational work for solo percussion; 7:30 PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

20     The Ghostly Language of the Ancient Earth–The Idea of Nature in Deep Time: Lecture by Scott Ashley, Lecturer in Medieval History, Newcastle University, U.K.; free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception; 6:00 PM, Boise State Student Union Building, Boise

20-22     The Friends of the Marshall Public Library Spring Used Book Sale: Marshall Library, 113 South Garfield Street, Pocatello

20-22     Boise Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival, Expo Idaho, Garden City

20-23     Camping World RV Sale and Show, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

21-23     Just Between Friends North Idaho Sales Event: Tons of gently used infant-juniors clothing, shoes, layette, maternity, books, games, bedroom decor, baby gear, strollers, and tons of toys; Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

21-23     Idaho Horse Expo, Horse Park Center, Nampa

22     60th Annual Turtle Derby: The Phi Delta Theta Alpha Chapter hosts the largest and longest-running Greek philanthropy on campus at the University of Idaho; Local sororities face off in a series of turtle races before the climatic final race of our own turtle “Killer”; 1:00-3:00PM; Phi Delta Theta house, 804 Elm Street, Moscow

22     American Legion Auxiliary Unit 113 Annual Garage Sale, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, American Legion, Meridian

22     Rendezvous in the Park 13th Annual Showcase, 7:00PM, Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, Moscow

22     Week of the Young Child Celebration: A free outdoor event with something for the whole family; fun for the kids (birth – 8 years) and valuable community resources for parents; Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise

22     Earth Work Day 2017: Celebrate Earth Day by removing litter or noxious weeds or participating in other projects to improve wildlife habitat at the Lake Lowell Unit of the Refuge; 9 AM – noon ; Meet at the Visitor Center at 9 AM for orientation; Please pre-register at HYPERLINK mailto:deerflat@fws.gov?subject=EDWD volunteeringdeerflat@fws.gov or by phone (208)467-9278; Bring work gloves and water; wear clothes appropriate for the weather and close-toed shoes; Deer Flat NWR, Visitor Center, Upper Dam, Lake Lowell, Nampa

23     Wood River Orchestra’s Spring Concert: 4:00 PM, Wood River High School Performing Arts Auditorium at the Community Campus, Hailey

23     Treasure Valley Roller Derby, 6:00 PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

23     12th Annual Sweet-Ola Ride/Auction and BBQ presented by Boise Valley POW/MIA Corporation; All money raised will go to support the National League of POW/MIA Families to continue the fight to bring home our unreturned Veterans; Ride Staging at 9:30-11:00 at Fred Meyer 1400 West Chinden; takes place at the Triangle in Sweet

26     Community Business Fair, 4:00-7:00PM, Greyhound Park & Events Center, Post Falls

26     Guest Recital: The Lionel Hampton School of Music presents guest artist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport, violin; 7:30PM, UI Admin Auditorium, U of Idaho Campus, Moscow

27-5/9 K&K Spring Fishing Derby, Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint

27     Clearwater Builders’ Supply “Ladies Night Out”, Kamiah

28     Palouse Choral Society presents “Sing Into Spring”: 7:30PM, First Presbyterian Church, Moscow

28     Magic Valley Symphony Pops Concert, 7:00 PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

28     Eagle YAPPY Hour: Socialize with citizens and their dogs in a dog-friendly environment; free; 5:00-7:00PM at the dog park at Reid Merrill Park, Eagle

28     Brown Bag Lecture: Jan Mittleider,“Changing the Way We Age”; Twin Falls Center for the Arts, Twin Falls

28-30     Dogwood Festival and Art Under the Elms, Lewiston

29     11th Annual Experience Idaho Expo: Introduces newcomers and native Idahoans to the best products, services and activities that they can experience in their own state; 9:00AM-5:00PM; Admission $6 Adults. Children 6 & under Free; Expo Idaho, Garden City

29     Family Pet Expo: Family event that features pet products, pet services, pet contests, traditional family pets as well as a variety of rare and beautiful animals; Admission $6 Adults, Children 6 & under Free; 9:00-5:00 Expo Idaho, Garden City

29     Girls Day Out: 100 plus exhibits offering a vast array of products and services including fashion, beauty, health, nutrition, fitness, education, travel, financial planning and much more; Admission $5 Adults, Children 6 & under Free; 9:00-5:00PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

29     Missoula Children’s Theatre “Gulliver’ Travels”: 2:00PM and 6:00PM, Panida Theater, Sandpoint

29     Long Camp Saturday Farmers’ Market, Kamiah/Kooskia

29     Treasure Valley Kite Festival: Kite flying and kite building; 9:00AM-1:00PM, Kleiner Park, Meridian

29     Kids Fun Fest, Expo Idaho, Garden City

29     6th Annual Heart & Sole of Rigby: 5k/10k & Kids’ Traverse, Rigby

30     Palouse Choral Society presents “Sing Into Spring”: 4:00PM, Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Lewiston

30     3rd Annual Pooch Pageant: Beauty Pageant for dogs, Wyndham Garden Conference Center, Boise

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