February 2017 Calendar

By Ruby Tanner

Please note that cancellations or changes because of 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 idahocalendar.com

1      Peking Acrobats, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

1            Birding Series–“What is the overall state of birds worldwide?”: Presented by Terry Rich, local ornithologist; free; 9:00-10:00 AM, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise

1      Therapy Dogs on Campus: Drop-in between 10:00am-11:30am to visit with the therapy dogs from Palouse Paws; Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons, U of I campus, Moscow

1-5     Winter Carnival, McCall

1-22     Pre-School Story Hour: WEDNESDAYS; Story with a guest reader, plus a snack; 10:00AM, Public Library, Salmon

1-22     Happier Hour Storytime: WEDNESDAYS; 4:30 at The Well~Read Moose,

             Coeur d’Alene

1-22     Parent Play Date: WEDNESDAYS; A special art class designed for parents to do with their preschool-aged child; there will be a new theme each month and a new project each week; $6 for parent and child, $3 for each additional child; 11am-Noon, ARTitorium on Broadway, Idaho Falls

1-24     Adult Tutoring: WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS; Free; times vary; (208)756.1551; Salmon Valley Business and Innovation Center, Salmon

1-28     Young Artist Show: Annual juried exhibit for artists from the ages of 12 to 24; MadDog Gallery, Main Street, Challis

1-3/11     “Women With Bait” Fishing Tournament: Annual women’s steelhead fishing tournament; all you will need is your valid Idaho Fishing license, steelhead permit, lunch and drinks, then join us on the evening of March 11th for the Fish Dance; info at (208-628-3320); Riggins

1-3/12 Eagle Rock Art Guild Exhibition, Hall Gallery, Idaho Falls

2      Science After Hours: Geared primarily towards adults and teens and anyone with a curious mind; the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute’s monthly series aims to provide the community with innovative perspectives on our natural world; 7:00-8:00PM, downtown Moscow

2            How to Explain Something in Writing: Learn how to write an explanation for something through this weekly class; 6:30-8:00PM, Latah Recovery Center, 531 S. Main St. #B; Free, but please RSVP to 208-883-1045, Moscow

2            First Thursday, 5:00-9:00PM, Downtown Boise

3            World Music Celebration: Artists TBA; Tickets are only available at the door, $8 for adults, $5 for students & senior citizens; 7:30 – 9:30pm, Haddock Performance Hall, U of Idaho Campus, Moscow

3-4     Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinics: Free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course; Register at   www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/recreation-safety-class-sign ; Grangeville and Pocatello

3-4     Invitational Wrestling Tournament, Challis High School Gymnasium, Challis

3-4     Family Fun Fair: Over 100 local and national exhibitors; Smaller children can enjoy old-fashioned carnival games and win prizes and the entire family can play all of the larger-than-life adventure games; Fri, Noon-8pm; Sat, 9am-5pm; Pinecrest Event Center, Idaho Falls

3-5     Fire and Ice Winterfest, Lava Hot Springs

3-6     Winter Festival, Pierce

3-24     Game Zone: FRIDAYS; for kids ages 8-17; 4:00-6:00PM, Public Library, Moscow

4            Western Idaho Scholastic Chess League Tournament, 8:30-2:00PM, Lowell Scott Middle School, Boise

4            Winter Market: Shop from over thirty local artisan, craft, and produce vendors, 10:00AM-2:00PM, 1912 Center, Moscow

4            Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; 8:00AM; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Dr. Roger Long, C of I, “Effects of Grazing and Agriculture on Native Plant Communities in the Sagebrush Sea”; The O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

4            Cabin Fever Reliever, Karcher Mall, Nampa

4-5     U.S. Pacific Coast Championship Sled Dog Races, Priest Lake

4-25     Open Gym Rock Climbing: SATURDAYS; experience indoor climbing; over 20 top rope stations, including a rope ladder, cargo net, tires, and ladder wall; A great date night idea; The staff takes care of equipment and training; no experience necessary; $10 per person; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Wings Center, Boise

4-25     Winter Farmers market: SATURDAYS, Driggs

5            IOOF & Rebekah “Groundhog Breakfast”, Clearwater

5            Clearwater Grange Annual Bazaar & Craft Fair, Clearwater

6            Reading at the Refuge: Preschoolers (and their parents!) are invited to listen to wildlife-related stories and do a related craft activity; at 10 AM and at 2 PM, Deer Flat NWR, Visitors Center, Upper Dam, Lake Lowell, Nampa

6-27            Family Fun Art Night: MONDAYS; Families can join in on a special art teacher-led project appropriate for all ages, with parental guidance; a new project will be featured each week; $16 admission for a family of four (plus $3 for each additional person); from 5-8:30pm, ARTitorium on Broadway, Idaho Falls

7            Kilroy Coffee Klatch: Held on the first Tuesday of every month for coffee and conversation at the Warhawk Air Museum, this event is FREE for ALL veterans and ALL veterans are welcome; 10:00 AM-12:00 noon; Nampa

7            Project Linus: A local group that makes blankets and quilts for children in crisis in the Pocatello area; 1:00-4:00PM, First Presbyterian Church, Pocatello

7-28     Co-op Kids: TUESDAYS; Children and their care-givers are welcome to participate in kids activities; all events are all free, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op; 9:00-10:00AM, 121 E. Fifth Street, Moscow

7-28     Time for Tots: TUESDAYS; A program for the littlest art adventurers, perfect for those 5 and under; special activities for pre-schoolers and toddlers; drop in at any time and play as long as you want; 10:00AM-Noon, ARTitorium on Broadway, Idaho Falls

8            Sunset Lecture Series: Winter Tracking–Reading Signatures in the Snow; Learn from Ray Vizgirdas how to investigate the scenes and signatures of animals in the snow; 7:00-8:30PM, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise

9-12            Treasure Valley Boat Show, Expo Idaho, Garden City

10            Music Walk: Downtown Coeur d’Alene

10            Cathedral Concert Series, Cathedral of the Rockies, Boise

10            Adam Trent Performance: An incredible magic show using state-of-the-art techniques; Bring the entire family; Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students; 7:00-9:00PM, King Fine Arts Center, Burley

10            Inner Tube Water Polo, Rec Center, Nampa

10            American Legion Ribeye Steak Dinner: Open to the public; $14; questions: woody@americanlegionpost4.com; Bannock County Memorial Building, Pocatello

10,11     Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinics: Free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course; Register at   www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/recreation-safety-class-sign; Moscow and Sun Valley

10-12     Canyon County Spring Home and Garden Show, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

10-12     Golf and Travel Show, Expo Idaho, Garden City

11            Introduction to Fly Fishing Seminar: Learn the different fly rod actions and types of fly line; the use of tapered leaders and fly line backing; tippet material and how to tie the essential knots, plus fly casting and fly tying demonstrations; Free, but registration is encouraged (208-468-5858); 9am-12:30pm, Rec Center, Nampa

11            Brady Goss Concert: Rock-a-billy piano man extraordinaire returns to rock the Grace stage with guest, Pocatello author/performer Kirby Jonas; 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Gem Valley Performing Arts Center, Grace

11            Foothills Family Day–“Bats and Moths”: The bats and moths may still be sleeping but we aren’t; Come listen to Dr. Jesse Barber of Boise State University talk about the complicated predator-prey interactions between bats and moths; 10 AM to 1 PM, Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

11            Cinnamon Roll Sale: Senior Center, Salmon

11-12            Gun Show: Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, Filer

13            Living With Fire: A new exhibit that looks at how Idahoans have dealt with this force of nature, from the Great Idaho Fire of 1910 to the Charlotte Fire in Pocatello a century later; Idaho Museum of Natural History, Pocatello

14            Story Trail Adventure, “Stars”: Pre-school Program (ages 3-1/2 to 6); We will walk the quarter-mile trail and read the story pages posted on our platforms together; afterwards each child can get creative with our story-related craft; Children should dress for the weather and be accompanied by an adult; Fee–$3; 10-11AM, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

15-16     Winter Carnival, Sandpoint

15,16,22,23     Oscar Shorts: Short Oscar-nominated films, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum

16-18     Girls State Basketball Tournament: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

17      Kids’ Night Out: The Eggan Youth Center offers a night out for kids and their parents – kids will get to enjoy games, movies, snacks, and fun while parents can enjoy a few hours doing whatever they want, so it’s a win for everyone; $7.00/child; Register by Wednesday, February 15 (208)883.7084; 1515 East D Street, Moscow

17,18     Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinics: Free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course; Register at www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/recreation-safety-class-sign; Driggs

17-19     Stanley-Sawtooth Winterfest, Free, Stanley

17-19     Southern Idaho Home and Garden Show,

             CSI Expo Center, Twin Falls

18      Free Boat Safety Course, Hayden

18-19     Treasure Valley Flea market, Expo Idaho,

             Garden City

18-19     Wood River Extreme Skijoring Races: Bellevue’s family-friendly weekend event features food booths, music, an auction and a dance at The Silver Dollar Saloon; Tailgaters are welcome at the races; there is a gate fee of $5 per person, but kids 10 and under are free; takes place at Quigley Canyon, Bellevue

19      American Legion Breakfast, 8:00-10:00 AM, Challis

19      Vintage Snowmobile Races, USFS Airstrip,

Priest Lake

20,23,27            Hunter Education: Instructors use videos, lectures, and hands-on demonstrations to teach hunting skills, outdoor survival, firearm safety, first aid, wildlife ecology, and animal identification; Children ages 9-10 years must be accompanied by a parent; pre-register by February 12 (208)883.7084; 6:30-8:30PM, Eggan Youth Center, Moscow

21      Idaho Business and Technology Show: 9:30-4:00, Riverside Hotel, Boise

22      “Dear Elizabeth”: Play, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

23      Free Evening Exhibition Tour & Artist Talk with Mahwish Chishty: “Rayguns, Robots, Drones”; presented by Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum

23      Tree Planting and Pruning Workshop: Free, but pre-registration is encouraged (468-5748); 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Council Chambers at City Hall, Nampa

23      Open House, 5:00-7:00PM, Pocatello Valley Montessori School, Pocatello

23-24      Big Sky Track&Field/Cross Country Championships, Idaho State University, Pocatello

24      Magic Valley Symphony Concert: Pocatello composer Colin Brien conducts the world premier of his newest work; 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Auditorium, CSI, Twin Falls

24      Idaho VEX Robotics Championships: This event is being hosted by Wood River High School to coincide with Sun Valley Center for the Arts BIG IDEA project “Rayguns, Robots, Drones”; the qualifying event for the World Championship held in Louisville, Kentucky in April; approximately 33 teams will be in attendance; Come out to support our local young roboticists, 10:00-11:00AM, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum

24-25     State Wrestling Tournament: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

24-25     Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinics: Free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course; Register at www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/recreation-safety-class-sign; Pine

24-26     Sled Dog Rendezvous, Stanley

25      Senior Citizens Chili Feed, Kamiah

25      Kids’ Fair: Admission is $5.00, 10 am to 6pm, Center and North Expo Buildings, Expo Idaho, Garden City

25-26     Idaho Artistry in Wood Show: Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel, Boise

25-26     Winterfest at Hill’s Resort, Priest Lake

25-26     Idaho Gem and Mineral Show: Hours are Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm; Admission is $4.00, Children 12 and under free; South Building, Expo Idaho, Garden City.

25-26     Post Falls Gun Show: Greyhound Park and Event Center, Post Falls

26      32nd Annual Paw ‘n Pole: Sponsored by the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley; Fun for the whole family with a “Bow Wow Boulder” 3k canine skijor race, family friendly snowshoe & X-C ski races; dress up for the themed costume contests–10:00AM, Sun Valley Gun Club, Sun Valley

27      “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, 7:00PM, Middle School Auditorium, Challis

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