February 2023 Calendar

By Les Tanner

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

Northern Idaho

1-22           Book Babies: WEDNESDAYS. Join us for a story time created especially for the babies in your life. Geared towards ages 0-2. 10:30 AM – 11 AM, Post Falls Library, Post Falls                      

1-22           Free Soup Kitchen: WEDNESDAYS. 11 AM – 1 PM, Gardenia Center, 400 Church St., Sandpoint

1-6             Coeur d’Alene Boat Expo: Hagadone Marine Group, Coeur d’Alene

3-28           1912 Center Community Show: 1912 Center, Moscow

4                 Polar Plunge, Special Olympics Idaho:
8 AM – 11 AM, Hagadone Event Center, Coeur d’Alene

5                 Silverthorne Chamber Series–Brahms and Friends: 3 PM – 5 PM, Silverthorne Theatre, Lewiston

12              Free Meal/ Lunch: Noon – 1 PM VFW Post, 1325 Pine St, Sandpoint

12-26         Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka”: Christian Youth Theater, Salvation Army Kroc Center, Coeur d’Alene

19              “They Shall Not Grow Old”: Film. 2:30 PM, Panida Theatre, Sandpoint

Southwestern Idaho

1/27-2/5   McCall Winter Carnival, Shore Lodge, McCall

1                 Red Cross Blood Drive: Zion Lutheran Church (10 AM – 3 PM) and Real Life Community Church (12:30 PM – 5:30 PM), Nampa

2                 Fred Riggers Disabilities Awareness Day: The public is invited to stop by to learn more about issues concerning people with disabilities.
9 AM – 1 PM, Award Ceremony at Noon. 
First floor Capitol Rotunda, Boise

2                 Red Cross Blood Drive: Nampa Rec Center
(10 AM – 3 PM) and First Christian Church
(9 AM – 2 PM), Nampa

2-23           School Age Fun: THURSDAYS. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Library! at Hillcrest, Boise

3-24           Meridian After School Hangout (MASH): FRIDAYS. Students in grades 6th up to 12th are invited to join library staff after school to eat a snack, use Wi-Fi on your device, play games and socialize with friends, 3 PM – 5 PM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

3-21           Spanish English Storytime: TUESDAYS.
10 AM – 10:30 AM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

3-5             Canyon County Spring Home Show: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

4                 Museum Work Day: 8 AM.  Volunteers Welcome.  Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Speaker and Topic TBD.  O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

4                 Silly Song and Dance with Miss Nikki: A storytime focused on music, singing, and dancing.  Ideal for ages 2-5. 10 AM – 10:30 AM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

4                 Depot Open House: 5 PM – 9 PM, Train Depot, 701 Main St, Caldwell

6-27           After School Hangout: FRIDAYS. Students in grades 7th up to 12th are invited to join library staff to eat a snack, use Wi-Fi on your device, play games and socialize with friends.
3 PM – 5 PM, Meridian Library District,
1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

6-27           Brick Club: FRIDAYS. Want to learn the basics of chess? You can play for fun or learn how to participate in tournament chess as part of Meridian Knights prize-winning chess team. Geared towards all levels K-12., 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Meridian Library District, Meridian

7                 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

7-28           Teen Hangout: TUESDAYS. 3:30 PM – 5 PM, Library! at Cole & Ustick, Boise

8-11           Boise Golf and Travel Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City

9-12           Ballet Idaho–Anthology: Features works by Daniel Ojeda, Jonathan Fredrickson, Danielle Rowe, and Christopher Stowell. Boise State University, Boise

14              Used Book Sale: Friends of Meridian Library District, 10 AM – 3 PM, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

16              Red Cross Blood Drive: Best Western Inn
(10 AM – 4 PM) and Canyon County Paramedics, 6116 Graye Ln (1 PM – 7 PM), Caldwell

21              Celebrate Science Home School Day:
1 PM – 3 PM, Boise WaterShed, 11818 Joplin Rd, Boise

21              Health & Wellness Dinner: Tue, 3 PM – 6:30 PM, Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition – Food Distribution Center, Emmett

22              Idaho Job Fair: 10 AM – 2 PM, Nampa Civic Center, Nampa

22-25         “She Loves Me” play: Rocky Mountain High School, Meridian

25              Boise Sky Lantern Festival: 4 PM – 9 PM, Boise

26              Snake River Concert: 3 PM – 5:30 PM, Givens Hot Springs, Melba

28              Red Cross Blood Drive: Trinity Lutheran Church (10 AM – 3 PM), Nampa

Southern Idaho

6-8             Western Region U16 Speed Project: Soldier Mountain, Fairfield

9                 Jerome Speaks: Noon – 1 PM, Senior Citizens Center, Jerome

Central Idaho

1-22           Storytime: WEDNESDAYS. 11 AM – 11:30 AM, Public Library, Hailey

1-5             Sun Valley Nordic Festival/Boulder Mountain Tour: Galena Lodge, Ketchum

10-12         Hockey Tournament: Salmon Hockey Rink, Salmon

Eastern Idaho

3-25           “A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder”: Westside Players, 1009 S 2nd Ave. Pocatello

4                 East Idaho Preschool Fair: 1 PM – 3 PM, Public Library, Idaho Falls

6-11           “Little Shop of Horrors” (Broadway Version): High School, Shelley

11-12         Symphony for Our World: Experience a Full-Length National Geographic Film with Live Orchestra, Thomas Heuser, Conductor. Civic Center for the Performing Arts, Idaho Falls

16              ISU Wind Ensemble/Concert Band Performance: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, Pocatello

16              Open Gym and Preschool Open Gym:
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Flip & Twist, Ammon,

18              “Little Mermaid Jr.” Auditions: 10 AM – Noon, Nuart Theater, Blackfoot Community Players, Blackfoot

21-24         Disney’s “The Jungle Book Kids”: Falls Valley Elementary School, Idaho Falls

24-25         2023 Finale: Boys and Girls Basketball tournaments. Mountain View Event Center, Pocatello

25              Eastern Bowling Regionals, Special Olympics Idaho: 9 AM – 2:30 PM, Fat Cats Rexburg,
475 N 2nd E St, Rexburg

26              Idaho State-Civic Symphony Concert–Brooklyn Bridge: 2:30 PM, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, Pocatello


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Les Tanner

About Les Tanner

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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