April 2020 Calendar

By Les Tanner

Please be aware that cancellations or changes in many of these events are likely to occur because of concerns about the coronavirus disease Covid-19. Double-checking with 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

Northern Idaho

1,6,8 ENL (English as a New Language) All skill levels are welcome to attend and practice English language skills. 10:15 – 11:15 AM, Public Library, Moscow

2 Well Read Evening Book Club: New members are always welcome. 6 – 7:30 PM at the Well Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene

4 Chamber of Commerce Annual Auction: Kamiah

4 Free Boating Safety Class: 8 AM to 3 PM at

the County Waterways Building. Register at

(208) 267-3151, Bonners Ferry

6 Community Coffee Hour: MONDAYS. A weekly coffee hour for the public, with treats and friendly conversation. 10:30 AM. Community Library, Bovill

7 Hungry Heroes Breakfast: Complimentary Veterans Breakfast, 8 AM, Garden Plaza, Post Falls

11 Easter Egg Hunt: River Front Park, Kamiah

17-19 Salmon River Jet Boat Races: Friday, Show & Shine & BBQ; Saturday, racing and fireworks; Sunday morning racing, afternoon awards, Riggins

18 Free Boating Safety Class: 8 AM to 4 PM at the Kootenai County Volunteer Search & Rescue Building. Register at [email protected] , Hayden

18-19 Latah County Quilt Show: Come explore more than 200 quilts on display. Latah County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Building, Moscow

19-26 Earth Day Celebration: Lapwai

21 “On Site for Seniors” Breakfast: Fundraiser to support medical services for frail, disabled seniors in their homes. Free breakfast; Donations requested. 7:30 AM , Best Western, Coeur d’Alene

23 “Coffee with a Cop”: Come and enjoy coffee with the local law enforcement. 10 – 11 AM, CHAS Latah Medical Clinic, Moscow

23-25 First Annual Moscow Comedy Fest: Get ready to laugh: There will be 20 comics competing for the title of champion. moscowcomedy.com . Kenworthy Theatre, Moscow

24-26 Art Under the Elms : Enjoy performances by local musicians and performance artists. , Lewis-Clark State College Campus, Library Lawn, Lewiston

25 Long Camp Farmer’s Market: Kamiah

25 Courageous Kids Climbing: Rock climbing for “kids” three and one-hundred-three with special needs, physical or developmental. Email [email protected]. 10 AM to Noon, U of I Climbing Center, Moscow

25-5/3 K&K Spring Fishing Derby: 49th annual spring fishing contest held by the Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club. Sandpoint

Southwestern Idaho

1 The Club!: For teens with disabilities. Music, crafts, games, and movies. 2 – 3 PM, Public Library, Nampa

1 Plaza Fountains & Splash Pads: Indian Creek Plaza will be turning on the fountains and splash pads. Come play in the water and enjoy a refreshing start to the Spring season. 9 AM – 7 PM, Caldwell

1-30 Land Art Exhibit: 9 AM – 5 PM, Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise

2-4 “Steel Magnolias”: Weiser Little Theater, Weiser

2-30 Skate Night: THURSDAYS, High School Commons, Cambridge

3-25 Star Gaze: FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS. 6:30 PM, Bruneau Dunes State Park Observatory, Mt. Home

4 Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; 8 AM; Lunchtime (bring your own lunch), Speaker, Richard Salisbury, “Marine Biology: Recent Discoveries Related to Gastropods”. O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

4 Free Boating Safety Class: 9 AM to 4 PM at the Gem County EMS Building. Register at (208) 477-2034, Emmett

4 Child Abuse Prevention Rally: 10 AM – Noon. Food trucks, Stella’s ice cream truck, magicians, face painting, bounce houses, and much more. Noon – 12:30 PM – rally begins on the Capitol steps, Boise

4 Spring Eggstravaganza: 11 AM to 2 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

4-5 i9 Sports Spring Leagues: First weekend of a program offering Flag Football, Soccer, and T-ball/Baseball for boys and girls starting at age 3. Information at i9sports.com. Meridian

6 Pinterest Craft: 6:30 PM, Ada Community Library – Victory Branch, Boise

6-27 Music & Movement: MONDAYS: Learn rhythm, coordination and other skills while moving to music. Ages 2-6 and parents. 10 AM, Ada Community Library – Victory Branch, Boise

7 Kilroy Coffee Klatch: 10 AM – Noon at Nampa’s Warhawk Air Museum; FREE for ALL veterans and ALL veterans are welcome; Coffee and breakfast treats are served at no charge. No RSVP required – just show up; Nampa

8 The Explorers Club: Ages 18+. For people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Create art, play games and explore the library. 11:30 AM, Ada Community Library – Victory Branch, Boise

9 We Art Women: Benefit for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Juried exhibition of local art, silent and live auctions of donated art. Live music The Divas of Boise. Rebecca Scott & Debbie Sager. Tickets: $10 at the door. Art Source Gallery, Boise

9-10 Choir Festival, Weiser

10-12 2020 Idaho Horse Expo: Idaho Horse Park, Nampa

11 Family Second Saturday: Jammin’ to Jazz. Noon – 3 PM , Idaho State Museum, Boise

11 Easter Egg Swim: 1 PM, Nampa Rec Center Nampa

11 Family Pinewood Derby: 1 PM, Ada Community Library – Victory Branch, Boise

11 Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt: 8 PM, Nampa Recreation Center Backyard, Nampa

15 Wildflower Hike–Polecat Loop: Free. Register at (208) 608-7680. Meet at 6:30 PM at the Polecat Gulch trailhead on Cartwright Rd, between Pierce Park Lane and Bogus Basin Road, Boise

16 Game Night Live: Your entire family will enjoy participating in games. It’s just like TV, but live.

6 – 9 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

17-18 Boise Vintage Show and Artisan Market: Expo Idaho, Garden City

18 Watershed Weekend– “Extreme Weather”:

10 AM – 1 PM. Local meteorologist Scott Dorval will give a presentation about weather and climate change. Weather demonstrations, experiments, create a mini tornado. Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Rd., Boise

18 Trebelle Piano Trio Concert: Violinist Jennifer Dunn, cellist Heidi Nagel, and pianist Robyn Wells, Trebelle. 7 PM, Jewett Auditorium, C of I, Caldwell

18-19 Treasure Valley Orchid Society 38th Show and Sale: Theme is “Orchid Fever!” Catch it or cure it at the Hilton Garden Inn, 7699 W. Spectrum, Boise

24 City Nature Challenge: Use iNaturalist as you make observations in the 2-acre River Campus. All ages welcome. A few iPads available for use. 2 – 5 PM, Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

25 Experience Idaho Expo: Ideas for outdoor activities, summer recreation and home projects, backpacking adventures, crafts, jewelry, rafting, tasty food and much more. Free admission. Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM. Expo Idaho, Garden City

25 Family Pet Expo: Bring well-behaved feline, reptile, canine or flying companions. Enjoy activities and shop. 9 AM – 5 PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

Southern Idaho

3 Kobie Watkins Grouptet: 7:30 PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

4 Free Boating Safety Class: 9 AM to 4 PM at the Cassia County Law Enforcement Building Classroom. Register at (208) 878-1136. Burley

15 Yamato – The Drummers of Japan: 7:30 – 9:30 PM, Fine Arts Auditorium, CSI Campus, Twin Falls

23 My Favorite Poem Project: Live recitations of favorite poems by CSI faculty, staff, student, and community members. Free. All Ages. 7 – 9 PM, CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall, Twin Falls

24 Magic Valley Symphony and Chorale Concert: All Ages. $10/adults, $8/seniors, or $6/students. 7:30 – 9 PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

Central Idaho

3/30-4/4     “The Emperor’s New Clothes”: Missoula Children’s Theatre. Schedule: March 30, Auditions; March 31-April 2, Rehearsal Workshop 4:30 to 9 PM; April 3, Rehearsal Workshop 1 to 5 PM; and April 4, Performances at 3 & 7 PM Hosted by the Challis Arts Council and Education Performing Arts Sponsors. Middle School Auditorium, Challis

1-29 Story Time: WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS. Books and crafts for children 2 – 4 with parent or guardian. Public Library, Hailey

1-2 Indoor Playground: Activities for children 2-6 and their parents to keep healthy and active. We supply the toys for active play, you provide the fun. 10:30 AM – Noon, Blaine County Recreation District Gymnasium, Hailey

3-4 Fiddlers of Idaho State Championship: Community Campus Performing Arts Theater, Hailey

Eastern Idaho

3-4 East Idaho Fly Tying Expo: Featured Guest– Pat Dorsey. 9 AM to 7 PM on Friday and 8 AM to 4 PM on Saturday. Snake River Events Center at the Shilo, Idaho Falls

4 Easter Egg Eggstravaganza: 15,000 Easter Eggs filled with fun items for the kids. The Easter Bunny will visit. Bring baskets to collect eggs. Walk shop to shop collecting eggs and great coupons from our merchants. 11 AM – 2 PM, Old Town Pocatello

4 Ammon Spring Extravaganza: Shop unique items and one-of-kind gifts for Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Hillcrest High School, Ammon

4 Flute Day Concert: Admission is free for all to attend. 5 PM, Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU Campus, Pocatello

4 Community BINGO: (Ages 18+) Help us fund our nutrition program for seniors confined to their homes. Senior Citizens Center, Idaho Falls

4 Monster Truck Grand Nationals: Featuring Ghost Ryder, Girl Power, Zilla, Black Gold, Evil Twizt, D’sturbed, Punisher, Ridetruck and more. 7 – 10 PM, ISU’s Holt Arena, Pocatello

10 Idaho State-Civic Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert: 7:30 PM, Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU Campus, Pocatello

13 Courageous Kids Climbing: Rock climbing for “kids” three and one-hundred-three with special needs, physical or developmental. Email [email protected] . 3 – 5 PM, The Rock Gym, Rexburg

16 Youth Symphony Spring Concert: 9:30 – 10:30 PM, Civic Center for the Performing Arts, Idaho Falls

16-18 Friends of the Marshall Public Library Used Book Sale: 9 AM . The Marshall Public Library, Pocatello

17-18 Cowboy Poetry Gathering: Poets, musicians and groups from Idaho, neighboring states and Canada entertain in the Western tradition. Each evening’s show is preceded by a flag ceremony and the Pledge of Allegiance. St. Anthony

18 The Duttons Concert: Classical pop, country, bluegrass, and gospel music. A true “family” feel involves grandpa and grandma performing alongside their children and grandchildren. 7:30 PM, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU Campus, Pocatello

24-26 Lava Hot Springs Folk Festival: Fundraiser for the Lava Hot Springs Elementary School Music program. Donations accepted. Friday: 2 – 9 PM, Saturday: 11 – 9 PM, Sunday: 10 – Noon. lavafolkfest.org, Downtown Lava Hot Springs

25 Grand Finale–Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: Features the most triumphant piece of music ever written, with an all-star cast of soloists and large choir. 7:30 – 9:30 PM. Civic Center for the Performing Arts, Idaho Falls

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Les Tanner

About Les Tanner

Les Tanner is shown here with his late wife, Ruby, to whom he was married for more than sixty years, and who also was on the staff of IDAHO magazine. When Les, a retired teacher, isn’t working on the magazine's calendar, proofreading, fishing, writing, playing pickleball, or pulling weeds, he’s out looking for Jimmy the cat.

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