December 2022 Calendar

By Les Tanner

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

Northern Idaho

2                 Community Christmas Light Parade: Kamiah

2                 Kamiah Valley Historical Museum “Christmas Fundraiser”: Kamiah

2-3             Outdoor Christmas Market: McIntire Family Park, Hayden

2-3,9-11    Wallace Hometown Holidays Festival: Wallace

3                 “The Patchwork Bazaar”: A homemade/handmade craft show. 10 AM – 2:30 PM. Junior Senior High School. Orofino

3                 Riverfront Park Christmas Lighting: Kamiah

3,10           Winter Market: Vendors selling original works or locally grown or produced artisan items. 9 AM – 1 PM. 1912 Center, Moscow

10              Festival of Trees & Holiday Gala: 10 AM – 1 PM, Priest River Event Center, Priest River

10-11         Sounds of Christmas: Schuler Performing Arts Center, Boswell Hall, NIC, Coeur d’Alene

19-20         Holiday Joy Recital & Concert: Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene, 627 N Government Way, Coeur d’Alene

28              Gardenia Center’s Rainbow Free Soup Kitchen: 11 AM – 1 PM, Gardenia Center, 400 Church St. Sandpoint

Southwestern Idaho

1                 First Thursday: 5 PM – 9 PM, downtown Boise

1-29           School Age Fun: THURSDAYS.  Kids explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) topics with hands-on activities in this program.  4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Library! at Hillcrest, Boise

1-4             Vintage Market Days: Ford Idaho Sports Center, Nampa

1-4             Christmas Show: Expo Idaho,  Garden City

2                 Winter Lights Parade: 7 PM in historic downtown Meridian

2-3             Winter Bird Seed Sale:  Come and stock up on food for your favorite backyard birds.  Proceeds from this event benefit educational programs. 9 AM – 5 PM, MK Nautre Center, Boise

3                 Santa’s Workshop Fair: 9 AM – 3 PM, Senior Center/Center at the Park, Meridian

3                 Museum Work Day: 8 AM.  Volunteers Welcome.  Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Gipson Scholar Presentations.  O.J. Smith Museum of Natural History, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

3                 Breakfast with Santa: 8 AM – 9:30 AM,
Chick-fil-A, 2012 N Eagle Rd., Meridian

3                 Eagle Country Christmas: 4:30 PM – 6 PM, Heritage Park, Eagle

3                 Marvelous Meridian Playdate at Tiny Library: Join us for a fun time with early literacy and play! Explore activity stations for ages 0-5  10 AM – Noon (drop by any time between 10 AM and Noon. No need to sign up). 5159 S. Hillsdale Ave. Meridian

3                 Treasure Valley Night Light Parade–”Christmas at the Movies”: 6 PM, downtown Caldwell

3                 Holiday Parade: 10 AM – Noon, downtown Boise

3-31           Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS. 3:30 PM – 5 PM, Alpha Nursery & Garden Center, Cascade

4                 NNU Noel Christmas Concert: 3 PM – 5:30 PM, Brandt Center, 707 Fern St, Nampa

4                 Txoko Ona Christmas Party: Noon – 6 PM,
Txoko Ona, Homedale

8                 Art Endeavor: All ages are invited to get inspired and make their own art creation. Geared toward ages 8-16, but all are welcome to attend. 4 PM – 5 PM.  Public Library, Nampa

6                 Kilroy Coffee Klatch: FREE to any and all veterans! The general public is also welcome; regular admission charges will apply. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. 10 AM, Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

6-27           Teen Hangout: TUESDAYS. After school activities like gaming, art, anime club, and more! Ages 12-17. 3:30 PM – 5 PM, Library!
at Cole & Ustick, Boise

6-27           Tech Tuesday: TUESDAYS. Dedicated time for 3D printing—and play board games with us while you wait for your time to print!  Ages 7 and up. 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Public Library, McCall

6-27           Homeschool LABrary: TUESDAYS. A special project every week for homeschoolers—explore science, technology, engineering, and  math.  Ages 6-12.  2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Meridian Library – Silverstone Branch, 3531 E Overland Rd, Meridian

9-11           “Jurassic Quest”: Amazing exhibit and show about dinosaurs and other prehistoric critters. Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

10              “A Tuba Christmas”: Free. Noon, Public Library, Nampa

10              Reading Buddies: Come read or tell a story to one of the Go Team therapy dogs. All ages are welcome! 11AM – Noon, Public Library, Nampa

12              Meridian Knights Chess Club: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

12              Winterland Festival; Meridian

13              Outdoor Harry Potter Christmas Market:
3:30 PM – 9:30 PM, The Castle Gardens,
2050 N Meridian Rd, Kuna

13              Music History with Eric Collett: 4 PM – 5 PM, Salmon Creek Gracious Retirement Living, Boise

16              Dinner W/ ESC: 9:30 AM  – Noon,
Senior Center, Eagle

17              Christmas Craft Fair: 9 AM – 3 PM, Meridian Senior Center, 1920 N Records Way, Meridian

17              Chess Tournament: Sponsored by the Idaho Chess Association. 10 AM – 5 PM,
Public Library, Nampa

19              Terry Reilly Mobile Clinic: 9 AM – 1 PM,
YMCA, Caldwell

20              Preschool Storytime with Ms. Gabby:
9 AM – 9:30 PM, 1326 West Cherry Ln, Meridian

20              Idaho Potato Bowl: 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Albertsons Stadium, Boise

21              School Age Fun: 4 PM – 5 PM, Library!
at Collister, Boise

21              Teen Hangout: 3:30 PM – 5 PM, Library!
at Hillcrest, Boise

23              Spanish English Storytime: 10 AM – 1 PM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln., Meridian

23              LEGO Club: 4 PM – 5 PM, Library! At Bown Crossing, Boise

28              Baby Stories & Play: 10:30 AM -11:30 AM, Library! at Collister, Boise

Southern Idaho

1-3             “Honk!”: This is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story “The Ugly Duckling”. .King Fine Arts Center, 2100 Parke Ave., Burley

7-10           “Almost, Maine”: The CSI Fine Arts Theater opens the holiday season with this play by John Cariani, a lovely, funny, and touching examination of love in a rural town in winter.  7:30 PM. CSI campus, Twin Falls

8                 Winter Jazz and Symphonic Band Concert:
7:30 PM – 9 PM. CSI Campus, Twin Falls

Central Idaho

3-4             Papoose Club Holiday Bazaar: Ernest Hemingway STEAM School, 111 8th St W, Ketchum

10              Sun Valley Christmas Tree Lighting:
10 AM – 7 PM, Sun Valley

11              Wood River Orchestra Concert:
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Blaine County School District Community Campus, Hailey

18              Breakfast: 8 AM – 10 AM,
American Legion Hall,  Challis

21              Storytime: 11AM – 11:30 AM, Hailey Public Library, Hailey

Eastern Idaho

2-3             Idaho State-Civic Symphony Concert–”Joy to the World”:  7:30 PM – 9:30 PM ,  L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU, Pocatello

3                 Santa’s Workshop: A great way to kick off the Christmas Season. Vendors will be offering a wide variety of unique handcrafted items. Free.
10 AM – 4 PM, The Shilo Inn Event Center, Idaho Falls

10              Toys For Tots Swim Event: Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the US Marine Corps Reserves’ Toy for Tots program (suggested value $5+) and get free admission to the Indoor Aquatic Center. Noon – 2 PM, Lava Hot Springs

10              Maker Faire:  Noon – 4 PM, Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls

10              Christmas Gift 5K: 6 AM – 11 PM, Idaho Falls

14              Customer Appreciation Day: 9 AM – 10 PM, Lava Hot Springs

17              “It’s the Most Wonderful Slime of the Year”: Science-related exhibit and activity; Noon – 4 PM, Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls


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Les Tanner

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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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