August 2017 Calendar

By Ruby Tanner

In spite of our efforts to ascertain that events listed in our calendar are described accurately, cancellations or changes due to 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

1     Kilroy Coffee Klatch: 10:00-12:00 at the 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

1,15     “Reptile Revue”: Learn about the reptile residents of the Herrett Center for Arts and Science in this adventuresome interactive program, CSI Campus, Twin Falls

1-5     Caribou County Fair and Rodeo, Grace

1-17     Summer Concerts: All day concerts at the Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley

1-29     Ketch’em Alive: TUESDAYS; Free concerts from 7:00-9:00PM, Forest Service Park, Ketchum

1-29     Farmers Market: TUESDAYS, 2:00-6:00PM, Ketchum

2-30     Farmers Market: WEDNESDAYS, 3:00-6:00PM, downtown Caldwell

2-30     Alive After Five: WEDNESDAYS, 5:00-8:00PM, Grove Plaza, Boise

3-13     Festival at Sandpoint, Sandpoint

3-31     Great Garden Escape: THURSDAYS, 6:30PM; Enjoying live music in the Idaho Botanical Garden on summer nights has become a local tradition, Boise

3-31     Farmers’ Market: THURSDAYS, 2:00-6:00PM, Hailey

4     Silver Screen on the Green – “Sing”: Come out to Optimist Park and enjoy a free movie; Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family and friends; concessions, activities and fun for the whole family; 8:30 PM – 11:30pm; Movie begins at dusk; Nampa

4     Friday Game Zone; For kids ages 8-17, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Public Library, Moscow

4-5     PRCA Rodeo: Evening action at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint

4-6     13th Annual Buhl Bunch Car Club Car Show & Burnout Competition, Jeans Park, Castleford

4-6     Art on the Green: Arts and crafts outdoor festival, Coeur d’Alene

4-6     Kooskia Days, Kooskia

4-6     Harmonica Festival, Yellow Pine

4-6     1860 Days, Pierce

4-25     Movie Night: FRIDAYS, Settlers Park, Meridian

4-25     Family Story Time: FRIDAYS; Listen to stories, learn fingerplays and create a craft; 10:30AM, City Library, Lewiston

5     American Falls Day, American Falls

5     Farmer’s Market: 10th & Grove, Boise

5     Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; 8:00AM; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Dr. Pat Fields, Olivet College: “The Scientific Method–A Quick Look at How Science Really Works”; The O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

5     Kids Fest 2017, Kleiner Park, Meridian

5     Friendship Day, Deary

5     Don Ritchie at the Cherry Lane Library: Come sing along with Don Ritchie as he plays his guitar and sings family favorite songs; Free, and all ages welcome; Meridian

5     Long Bridge Swim: Hundreds compete in a 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille during this 23rd annual event, Sandpoint

5-6     Auto Cross: West Parking Lot, Expo Idaho, Garden City

5-6     Oneida County Horse Races, Oneida County Fairgrounds, Malad

5-6     Dixie Days, Dixie

5-8, 21     Ten-digit phone dialing goes into effect, Statewide

5-26     Youth Farmers Market: SATURDAYS, 9:00AM-Noon, Meridian

5-26     Long Camp Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS; Kamiah/Kooskia

5,12     Summer Saturdays: Explore the exhibit hall or take a journey through the new River Campus to learn about our watershed through public art, landscaping, nature play and water features; 10:00AM-3:00PM, the Boise WaterShed, Boise

5,12,26     Raceway Races, Pocatello

5-26     WaterShed Wednesday: WEDNESDAYS; themed activities, crafts, and scientific demonstrations in the exhibit hall for families; 10:00-Noon; No registration required for individuals and families, Boise WaterShed, West Joplin Road, Boise

6     St. Gertrude Historical Museum Raspberry Festival, Cottonwood

7     Guided Canoe Float of Silver Creek: Free, but space is limited to 10, so RSVP to [email protected] ; 10:00 AM, Silver Creek Visitor Center, Bellevue/Picabo

7-12     Bannock County Fair and Rodeo, Downey

7-12     Blaine County Fair, Fairgrounds, Carey

8     Crochet & Knitting Class: Free, beginners welcome (ages 12 and older); (208)468-5813 for information; Public Library, Nampa

8-12     Jerome County Fair, Jerome

8-12     Bonner County Fair: Old-fashioned country event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, concluding with a Demolition Derby on Saturday night (Aug. 12) to round out the fun, Sandpoint

9-12     Madison County Fair, Rexburg

9-12     Payette County Fair, New Plymouth

10     Boise Depot Free Evening Open House: Spend an evening at the historic Boise Train Depot with FREE Music and Historic Tour; 5:30-8:30PM, Boise

10-12     Chubbuck Days Festival and Parade, Chubbuck

10-13     Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival, Fort Hall

11     Challenge of Champions: Annual bull riding and barrel racing contest at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint

11,25     “Be The Dinosaur” Exhibit: 9:00AM-5:00PM, Idaho Museum of Natural History, ISU Campus, Pocatello

11-13     49th Annual Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival: A three-day outdoor exhibition of 130 artists from around the country; free; Atkinson Park, Ketchum

11-13     Accordion Jamboree: Accordion players convene for three days of jams, parades and concerts, Wallace

11-17     Power County Fair, American Falls

12     Athol Daze, Athol

12     Techno-Teens: Teens ages 13-18 are invited to meet to discover and explore techie gadgets; 2:00PM, City Library, Lewiston

12     Noodle Mania: Come play and float as we toss all our foam floatable noodles into the pool; 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Lakeview Water Park, Nampa

12     31st Festival of the Arts, Lakeview Park, Nampa

12     Summer Farmers’ Market, 9:00-1:00, City Park, Rathdrum

12     Lava Lions Bulls Only Rodeo, Lava Hot Springs

12     Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-In Regional pilots fly into Sandpoint Airport, or Dover Bay for seaplanes; features a breakfast and aircraft display; Sandpoint

12     Eastern Idaho Scottish Games: Cotant Park, Chubbuck

12,25     Concerts on Broadway, 7:00PM, Meridian

12-13     Festival of the Arts: Free 2-day community event; Lakeview Park, Nampa

12-19     Cassia County Fair, Burley

13     Backwoods Promotions End-of-the-Summer Blast: Bring the family for a fun day playing at the park, visiting our vendors, enjoying good food and entertainment; 11:00-4:00, Settler’s Park, Meridian

13     Concert and Bazaar, Star Barn Friends and Community Center, Star

14-19     Franklin County Fair, Preston

14-19     Bear Lake County Fair, Montpelier

15     Idaho Job & Career Fair, Riverside Hotel, Boise

15-19     Caldwell Night Rodeo: Rodeo Grounds, Caldwell

16-19     Boundary County Fair, Bonners Ferry

17     Music on the Terrace: Dan Costello and Kayleigh Jack; 6:30-8:30, Third floor, Public Library, Nampa

18     The Community Library 2017 LitWalk: Celebrating a community that reads, writes, creates, and connects; Ketchum

18     Silver Screen on the Green, “Pete’s Dragon”: 8:30PM, Optimist Park, Nampa

18-19     Council Mountain Music Festival, Council

18-19     Huckleberry Festival: A celebration of all things Huckleberry; Live music, dancing in the streets, raffles, Huckleberry pancake breakfasts, street vendors, kid’s games on the Depot lawn, a dunk tank, plus a 5k Walk & Run; Northern Pacific Railway Depot Grounds, Downtown Wallace

18-20     Kamiah KOA “Old Time Fiddlers Campout, Kamiah

18-20     Wild Weippe Rodeo, Weippe

18-21     Solar Eclipse Festivals and related activities; Check the site   for specific venues and times; State-wide

18-26     Western Idaho Fair: Expo Idaho, Garden City

19     Ice Cream Zoofari: Spend a hot summer evening with an ice cream cone or sundae at the Zoo; Family-friendly entertainment, zoo animals and all you can eat ice cream; Zoo Idaho, Pocatello

19     WaterShed Weekend–Farm to Table: Come learn about the benefits of knowing where your food comes from and to get a taste of agriculture and its importance in the Treasure Valley; 10:00-1:00PM, Boise WaterShed, Boise

19     Joe Mama’s Car Show: Sports and show cars, antique cars, trucks; Jerome

19     Portneuf Greenway’s Riverfest, Ross Park, Pocatello

21     Total Solar Eclipse: For specific times and locations in Idaho, visit the site

23-27     North Idaho State Fair, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

24     Summerfest: A block party 5:00PM, with food, music, local art, and family activities; St. Anthony

25-26     Sawtooth Salmon Festival: The salmon are returning and it is time to celebrate; Live music, food, and vendors will be awaiting your arrival; Stanley

25-26     Canyon Acoustic Music Festival: Free admission, Memorial Park, Caldwell

26     Anything Can Happen with Paige Moore: Meridian Library on Cherry Lane presents Paige Moore as she delivers fun and engaging music and movement programs for children 0-12 years old; free; 10:30 AM; Meridian

26     10th annual Pooch Party: Nampa’s largest dog festival; bring your dog(s) and family members to participate in a scenic one mile walk around Lakeview Park; after the walk, the Water Park will open and the dogs will have the opportunity to splash around in the swimming pool; contests, raffles, and pet friendly vendor booths;.9:00am – 1:00pm, Lakeview Water Park, Nampa

26     Latino Fest 2017: Never in Boise’s history there has been a festival which offers live music, dance, food, workshops, contests and painting performances, all dedicated to the Latin culture; 4:00PM-11:00PM, Basque Block, Boise

26     Paul Palooza: A centennial celebration, with entertainment, games, food, City Park, Paul

26-27     Sagebrush Arts Fest: Features artists and craftspeople from Southeast Idaho and the Intermountain West, plus extensive children’s art activities; Idaho State University, Pocatello

26-27     War Bird Roundup: Our special guest speaker will be Bob Cardin, excavation leader in the recovery of the P-38 Glacier Girl in 199; Glacier Girl was lost in southeastern Greenland in 1942 and buried under 268 feet of ice; Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

31-9/4     Wagon Days, Ketchum


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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.

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