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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Ruby Tanner

About Ruby Tanner

A treasured friend and our long-time calendar editor, Ruby Reynolds Tanner, succumbed to a devastating stroke in September 2017. Ruby was the honorary sister of our publisher, Kitty Fleischman, and will be missed especially for her sweetness and kindness. Our deepest sympathies go to her husband of more than sixty years, Dr. Leslie Tanner (shown with her) and their children, Michelle (Miki) Tanner-Bendickson, and Michael Tanner. Ruby loved rodeos and farmers’ markets, and toured many an antique store with Kitty. She loved eating lunches out, and had a kind word for everyone she met. Aptly named, Ruby was a jewel in every sense.