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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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.