December 2015 Calendar

By Ruby Tanner

1   Kilroy Koffee Klatch: FREE for ALL veterans and ALL veterans are welcome; 10:00-Noon, Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

1   Free Senior Day at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, TAM, Idaho Falls

1-20   Winterspirit: Ignite with spirit of the holidays with Winter Spirit! Featured on A&E, the community lights up with interactive displays and dancing trees; 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Locomotive Park, Lewiston

2   Storytime: 10:00AM, Patricia Romanko Public Library, Parma

2   First Wednesday: A great opportunity for businesses in Emmett to shine; 12:00 PM, all over town, Emmett

2   Idaho Alpine Club Monthly Meeting: 7:00 PM, 555 West 25th St, Idaho Falls

2,9   Family Night at Idaho Ice World: 6:30 PM; Idaho Ice World, Boise

3   Boise Art Museum First Thursday: 10:00 AM, Boise

3   First Thursday in Downtown Boise: 5:00 PM, Boise

3-5   Festival of Trees, Sandpoint

4-5   Yuletide Lighting Festival, Wallace

4-6   Boise Christmas Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City

4-25   BINGO: FRIDAYS, 6:00PM, Meridian Senior Center, Meridian

5   Chicken Dinner Road “Bluegrass & Beyond”: 7:00 PM, Gem Valley Performing Arts Center, Grace

5   Night Light Parade, Caldwell

5   Santa’s Workshop: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Rexburg

5   Christmas Bazaar & Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Sale: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Murphy

5   Free First Saturday at the Museum: All are welcome to visit the museum free of charge; 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Bonner County History Museum, Sandpoint

5   Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; The O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

5   Community Christmas Tree Lighting, Riggins

5   Homedale Farmers’ Market & Holiday Markets: 9:00AM, High School, Homedale

6   Boise State Music Department Annual Family Holiday Concert: 7:30 PM, Morrison Center, Boise

6-7   Christmas Concert: 7:30pm – 9pm, Oakley Valley Playhouse, Oakley

7   Mini-Cassia Merchants Association Christmas Light Parade: Activities in the park at 6:00 pm with the parade starting at 7:00, Centennial Park, Burley

9    Lava Hot Springs Customer Appreciation Day: Free Admittance for everyone; Lava Hot Springs

10-23   Traditions of Christmas: 7:00PM, Kroc Center, Coeur d’Alene

11   Splash ‘N’ Dash: 5:45PM. Rec Center, Nampa

12   Free Star Party: 6:00PM, Herrett Center for Arts and Science, CSI Campus, Twin Falls

12   Family Dance: 7:00PM, Boise Square and Round Dance Center, Boise

12   Boise Contra Dance: 8:00PM, Broadway Dance Center, Boise

12   Century High School Baseball Christmas Expo: 9:00AM-3:00PM; Free admission; Special guest, former baseball player Christian Colonel; Pocatello

12   Malad Winter Festival: Crafts, artists, food, entertainment, and auction; Malad

14   Dance for Parkinson’s Idaho: 1:00PM, Ballet Idaho, Boise

15   Boise Chordsmen Christmas Concert: 7:00PM, Parkview Christian Church, Meridian

17   Co-Labor Ringing: 7:30PM, CSI Fina Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

18   Bar J Wranglers Christmas: Two shows; Oregon/California Trail Center (866-847-3800), Montpelier

18,19   Christmas Light Tour: 5:45PM, Rec Centre, Nampa

19   Swing Dance: 7:30PM, Boise Square and Round Dance Center, Boise

19   Free Boat Safety Course: Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Search;8:00AM, Hayden

19   Behind the Scenes Tours at the Idaho Museum of Natural History: Hear directly from the museum’s researchers and curators as they walk you through collections not on view to the public, and update you on their latest research; ISU Campus, Pocatello

29  So You Think You Can Dance: 7:00PM, Taco Bell Arena, 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.

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