April 2022 Calendar

By Les Tanner

Double-checking with event coordinators about the following locations, dates, and times is recommended.

Northern Idaho

2                 Swheat Farm Vintique & Gift Market: Antiques, shabby chic, vintage finds, repurposed treasures, retro and unique artisans.  9 AM – 3 PM, Latah County Fair Office, Moscow

3                 Breakfast: 7 AM – Noon, Eagle’s Hall, Grangeville

3                 Hauser Lake 5K/10K Icebreaker Run:  3 – 9 PM, Hauser

3                 Cruise the World!: Culture and entertainment from around the world take center stage in this free annual event.  Food and drinks will be sold at over thirty international food booths, and there will be spectacular performances by International students and community members.  11 AM – 4 PM, Pitman Center, Moscow

4-25           Teen Hangout in Pinehurst: MONDAYS.  Open to ages 11-18.   Looking for a place to spend time with your friends?  Stop by the Library for games, crafts, snacks, and a good time. 3:30 PM – 5 PM, Community Library Network, Pinehurst

7                 Well~Read Evening Book Club: 6 PM – 7:30 PM, Coeur d’Alene

7-10           Sandpoint Chamber Music Festival: Music Conservatory, Sandpoint

8                 Art Walk: 5 PM – 8 PM.  Join the community in this great tradition of strolling the streets of downtown Coeur d’Alene

8-10           U of I Parent and Family Weekend: This bi-annual campus tradition brings Vandal families to the Palouse to visit their students at their home away from home. 875 Perimeter Dr., Moscow

13              Well~Read Morning Book Club: 10 AM – 11:30 AM, The Well Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene

15-17         Salmon River Jet Boat Races: Powerful jet boats, piloted by experts, race from Island Bar on the Middle Fork down the main Salmon to Lightning Creek and back. Riggins

15-17         “Play In Your Moccasins” Basketball Tournament: Lapwai

16              Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt: River Front Park, Kamiah

16              Community Easter Egg Hunt: Free event. Age Groups: 3 & Under, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.  Start Time is 11 AM, Sharp.  Arrive early, parking is limited!  Special Appearance By The Easter Bunny, Majestic Park, Rathdrum

16-17         Gun Show: Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

17-23         Earthday Celebration: Week-long event, Lapwai

21              Art Walk: This monthly event features visual, culinary, performing, and literary arts in host locations throughout the community. Moscow

23              Missoula Children’s Theatre–”Rumpelstiltskin”: 1 PM, Panida Theatre, Sandpoint

23-24         2nd Annual Spring Fling Craft Fair & Farmers Market: 11590 N Idaho Rd, Rathdrum

26              Community Business Fair 2022:  Free to the public.  4 PM – 7 PM, Real Life Ministries, Post Falls

29              Adult Coloring and Coffee:  Coffee and coloring supplies will be provided for patrons to socialize and get creative together.  1 PM – 3 PM, Community Library, Hayden Lake

30              Long Camp Farmers Market: Kamiah

30              Family Fun Fair:  11 AM – 4 PM, Silver Lake Mall, Coeur d’Alene

30-5/1       Moscow Renaissance Fair: East City Park, Moscow

Southwestern Idaho

2                 Museum Work Day: 8 AM, Volunteers welcome;; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Barbara Ertter, “New Discoveries and What’s Going on in the Boise Front.” The O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

2-3             Idaho Artistry in Wood and Gourds Show, Boise

2-3             Autocross: SRRSCCA  Events 1 and 2. Expo Idaho, Garden City

2-30           Farmers Market: SATURDAYS. 9 AM – 1 PM, Lloyd Square – 13th &, Front St., Nampa

5                 Kilroy Coffee Klatch: FREE to any and all veterans! The general public is welcome, but admission rates do apply. 10 AM – Noon, Warhawk Air Museum, v

5-27           Game Programming: TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS.  University of Idaho Extension, Washington County, invites youth ages 8-12 to join us for an exciting 4H after-school program series. The cost is $35 per youth attendee, which covers supplies and refreshments for all eight sessions. Schedule (4 PM – 5:15 PM each session): April 5-6, History of the computer and how it works; 12-13, Building a computer & and learning about gaming;  19-20, Learning more about gaming and what goes into creating computer games;  26-27, Learning the basics of Unreal Engine (3D Creation Tool) for game design. University of Idaho Extension, Weiser

7                 Four County Art Guild: 12-1:00PM, Public Library, Weiser

8                 Sasami + Jigsaw Youth: All ages. 7:30 PM doors / 8:30-11:30 PM show. $15 adv / $15 door.  The Shredder (music venue), 430 S 10th St., Boise

8-10           Horse Expo: Among the many activities, shows and exhibits is a group of amazing 4-H youth mustang trainers who will have on display mustangs that they trained.  Horse Park,  Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

9                 Spring Swap Meet & Warm-up:  9 AM – 5 PM, Firebird Raceway, 8551 ID-16, Eagle

9                 Gem State Comic Con 2022: 10 AM – 5 PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

9                 Field of Dreams Scholarship Softball Tournament: The Meridian C of C is hosting 8 softball teams, vendors and a BBQ pit. This event is open to everyone,.so come down to cheer & jeer as our Chamber members revive their youth in a rousing game of softball.  All proceeds benefit the Meridian Chamber Scholarships. 9:30 AM – 5 PM, Storey Park baseball diamonds, Meridian

9                 Spongebob Squarepants the Musical: 2 PM – 7 PM, Morrison Center, Boise

15-17         State Horse Show: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

16              Race to Robie Creek Half Marathon:  With the help of hundreds of volunteers, this is a fun, slightly irreverent, quality—and grueling—race.   Info @ www.robiecreek.com . 6 AM – 11 PM, 110 Scout Lane, Boise

16              Spring Eggstravaganza: Spring into action at downtown Caldwell’s Spring EGGstravaganza! Children will enjoy hunting for over 20,000 eggs, meeting the Easter bunny, participating in the ‘cutest chick’ contest, and other children’s activities. The whole family will enjoy our spring market with local crafts and yummy treats 11 AM – 3 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

16              Idaway 2022 State Wrestling Tournament: 10 AM, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

16              Pause, Look & Listen: Join Golden Eagle Audubon for a different kind of birding experience.   8:30 AM – 9:30 AM , Shakespeare Festival Grounds, 5657 E Warm Springs Ave, Boise

22-23         Idaho Pinners Conference: This fun-filled lifestyle event brings inspiration to life with hundred of shops and hands-on calsses. 9 AM – 7 PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

23              Rugged Idaho Expo:  Whether it’s mountain biking, rafting, racing, hunting, or fishing you’ll find everything you need for your next adventure. Come and check out the best gear, guides, and grub in Idaho.10 AM – 3 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

23              Boise River Clean Up 2022: 10 AM – 1 PM, Idaho Rivers United, 3380 W Americana Terrace STE 140, Boise

23-24         Autocross: SRRSCCA  Events 3 and 4. Expo Idaho, Garden City

28-5/1       Idaho Barrel Futurity: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

30-5/1       Idaho Renaissance Faire: Kuna Greenbelt, Kuna

Southern Idaho

2                 10th Annual Spring Fling: 4 PM – 10 PM, 215 Eastland Dr., Twin Falls

2                 Free Boat Safety Course: 9 AM – 5 PM, Cassia County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Building, Burley

2-3             Magic Valley Chorale Concert: Music will include John Rutter’s Requiem, Part 3 of Handel’s Messiah, and patriotic selections. 7:30 PM Saturday, 2:30 PM Sunday.  Fine Arts Theatre , CSI, Twin Falls

2-3             Gun Show: Jerome County Fairgrounds, Jerome

7-8             ARC: A Sci-Fi Musical Adventure: This futuristic story follows young Danilo Zeta, who has been abducted and finds himself in the middle of a universe-altering disaster. The performance will feature many of CSI’s talented students, faculty, and community members.  The music and story were written by faculty member Ben Britton.  All ages. 7:30 PM – 9 PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

12              Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame Banquet: Prime rib dinner: $30 (reservations at 208-320-5679).  6:30 PM, The Turf Club, 734 Falls Avenue, Twin Falls

19              District IV Large Group Music Festival: Noon –  6 PM, King Fine Arts Center, Burley

22              Magic Valley Symphony Pops Concert:  Romeo & Juliet Live! 7:30 PM,  CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

27-30         The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged: Herrett Center, 315 Falls Ave, Twin Falls

29-5/1       AKC Scent Work Trials: Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, Filer

Central Idaho

3-31           14th Annual Young Artist Show 2022: Opening is Thursday, March 3, 4 PM – 6 PM at the MadDog Gallery, Challis

6                 StoryTime: A free program for young children ages 2-4 years old. Books and take-home crafts will be available. All ages are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian, 11AM – 11:30 AM, Public Library, Hailey

17              Breakfast at the Legion Hall: 8 AM – 10 AM, American Legion Hall, Challis

Eastern Idaho

1-30           Photography Exhibit: “My World in Black & White” by Roger Boe.  Free.  Eli M. Oboler Library, 850 South 9th, Pocatello

1-2             Boys/Girls Basketball Tournament: Information: 503-803-4432. Mountain View Event Center, Pocatello

2                 Idaho TECH Mars Rover Challenge: 8 AM – 5 PM, Idaho State University Student Union Building, Pocatello

6                 Red Cross Blood drive: 1PM – 6 PM, Pine Ridge Mall, Chubbuck

9                 Easter Egg Hunts: 10 AM – 4 PM, Lava Hot Springs Swimming Complex, Lava Hot Springs 

9-10           Idaho Falls Gem & Mineral Show: Recreation Center, Idaho Falls

14              Open Gym and Preschool Open Gym: $5. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Flip & Twist, Ammon

15              ISU Jazz Ensembles Concert: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU Campus, Pocatello

16              Spitfire Ultra Trail Challenge:  Menan Butte vs You! Who will win?  6 AM – 11 PM, 1098 N 3600 E, Menan

16              ISU Spring Choirs Concert:: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU Campus, Pocatello

22              Teton Valley Earth Day Celebration:  4 PM – 7 PM,  City Hall,  Driggs

23              Hello Spring Craft Fair:  9 AM, Shilo Inns, Idaho Falls

23              Menopause, the Musical: Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats and more.  This hilarious musical parody, set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU campus, Pocatello

30-5/1       Idaho Falls Gun Show: Bonneville County Fairgrounds, 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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