February 2024 Calendar

By Les Tanner

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

Northern Idaho

1/26-2/3  North Idaho Boat Show: Tobler Marina, Hayden

1/26-2/4  Winter Lights: Downtown Coeur d’Alene

2     First Friday Book Club: Join us for a book discussion and a cup of coffee. This month: The Library Book by Susan Orlean. 10 – 11AM,  Public Library, Lewiston

2-4        “Go, Dog, Go!”: This is an exuberant and hilarious adventure that guarantees a wagging good time for the whole family as
it brings to life a whimsical world of dogs through colorful characters, catchy songs, and non-stop fun. Friday, 7 – 8:30 PM; Saturday 3 – 4:30 PM; Sun, 2:30 – 4 PM Hartung Theatre, Moscow

2-25     Toddler Time: FRIDAYS and SUNDAYS: Every Friday and Sunday from 9 -11 AM we have special jump time for ages 1-6 ONLY. Let your little one jump away without the big kids in their way for only $15 a child. Epic Air, Coeur d’Alene

3     Winterfest: Free fun for the whole family! Noon – 4 PM, Main Street, Moscow

3     Stay & Play Story Time: Combine play and learning, with age appropriate educational toys and activities, along with a short story time. 11 AM – Noon, Public Library, Lewiston

3-4        U.S. Pacific Coast Championship Sled Dog Races: US Forest Service Air Strip-32202 Hwy 57. Info at www.iesda.org, Priest Lake

9-18     Monty Python’s Spamalot: Aspire Community Theatre, Coeur d’Alene

10   The Chocolate Affair: Wander through downtown businesses and indulge in an assortment of locally hand crafted sweet and savory treats as they become pop-up chocolate shops. 3 – 7 PM, Downtown Coeur d’Alene

17   Cars and Coffee at Killer Burger: A killer hotrod and classic cruise-in, Noon – 3 PM, 85 W Prairie Shopping Center, Hayden

17-18   Vintage Snowmobile Races: West Coast Ice Oval Championships. US Forest Service Air Strip-32202 Hwy 57, Priest Lake

24   Winterfest: Snowshoe Volleyball starts at
10 AM. Have Breakfast or Lunch and enjoy a fun game filled day with championship games in the evening. Hill’s Resort, Priest Lake

Southwestern Idaho

1/29-2/3  “Cold As Winter Hot As Summer”: Caldwell Fine Arts event. A cantankerous prince, a
melancholy jester, and an aspiring chef with no rhythm to speak of learn about the true power of friendship…with a sweet ending. Feb. 2: 7 PM, Feb. 3: 1 PM. $12/$10 Adult $10/$8 Child. Caldwell High
School, Caldwell

1     Art Endeavor–DIY Valentines: Youth (ages 8-16) are inspired to make their own art creation! Children, youth and their caregivers are welcome to attend. 4 – 5 PM, Public Library, Nampa

1-29     MASH (Meridian After School Hangout): SCHOOL DAYS. Join the library staff after school to eat a snack, use Wi-Fi on your device, play games and socialize with friends. 3 – 5 PM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

2-4        Canyon County Home and Garden Show: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

3     Museum Work Day: 8 AM. Volunteers Welcome. Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Speaker/Topic Dr. Jim Ryan, OJSMNH, “Anthropods and Human Health”.. O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

3     Spanish English Storytime: 10:30 – 11 AM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

3     Fiddler On The Roof: 1:30 – 4:30 PM, Civic Center, Nampa

5     Storytime and Art: Join us for a storytime followed by a craft project! Ideal for ages 2-5. 10:30 – 11:30 AM Meridian Library -Silverstone Branch, 3531 E Overland Rd, Meridian

6     Kilroy Coffee Klatch: Meets at 10 AM the first Tuesday of every month and is FREE to any and all veterans! Coffee and breakfast treats. The general public is welcome, but admission rates do apply. Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

7-9        Boise Golf and Travel Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City

8     Animals and Art: A family event. 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Dr. Boise

10   Daddy Daughter Date Night: This is a magical night where every girl can dress up, go to the ball, and have a great time with her daddy. Rec center members:$11.25/person; non-members, $13.75/person. 7:30 – 9:30 PM, Harward Recreation Center, Nampa

10   Pause, Look, & Listen: Come join Golden Eagle Audubon for a different kind of birding experience. Free. 9 – 10 AM. Idaho Shakespeare Festival Grounds, 5657 E Warm Springs Ave., Boise

10   Fish Hatchery Tour: Learn about the McCall Fish Hatchery. Free 10 AM. 300 Mather Rd, McCall

10-11   Winter Concert, “Bach to the Future”: 75 minute concert featuring the Boise Baroque Orchestra; 7:30 PM Feb. 10, 3:15 PM, Feb. 11., First Presbyterian Church, 950 W State St. Boise

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

14   Shaina Martinez: Shaina Martinez’s “piercing, muscular soprano” (Washington Post) delights and amazes critics and audience members alike. $15, $20, $30 Adult | $8, $10, $15 Child. 7 PM, Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

15-17   Girls State Basketball Championship: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

23-24   Dance and Cheer State Championships: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

23-25   McCall Winter Carnival: McCall

24   Kids Fair: Sat, 3 – 7 PM Expo Idaho, 5610 N Glenwood St, Garden City

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

27   Treasure Valley Buses: Informative session about the local bus services. 4 -7 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

29-3/2 Boys State basketball Championships: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

29-3/3 Idaho Sportsman Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City Southern Idaho

Central Idaho

2     Afternoon Art; This is a free drop-in opportunity for community members of all ages to explore concepts from the Museum’s current exhibition and create works of art. Families and friends are encouraged to communicate, reflect, and produce as artists together. Perfect for art lovers, curious minds, and anyone seeking inspiration. 1:30 – 4:30 PM, Sun Valley Museum of Art, Ketchum

7-28     Community Knitting & Needlepoint: WEDNESDAYS, Join us from 2 – 5 PM with your needlepoint, knitting or crochet work in progress & enjoy an afternoon of stitching. Free–and all skill levels welcome. Knit+Needle, 370 Walnut Ave, , Ketchum

18   Pancake Breakfast: 8 – 10 AM. Hosted and Prepared by the Challis American Legion Post 109. Legion Hall, Challis

Eastern Idaho

2     First Friday Art Walk: 5 – 8 PM, Historic Downtown Pocatello, 435 W Center St., Pocatello

2-3        Fire & Ice Winterfest: Lava Hot Springs

17   Idaho State-Civic Symphony–Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet: 2:30 – 5 PM, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, Pocatello

17   Pebble Creek Torchlight Parade: The pparade is a unique and memorable experience! The skiers will wind down from the Sunshine lift just after 7 PM Spectators can come up and watch while listening to some live music.
5 – 9 PM, Pebble Creek Ski Area, Inkom

22          10th annual Art á la Carte Silent Auction: This event raises money for student scholarships and the visiting artist program. It includes a silent auction, which will auction off art made by students, faculty, and alumni. The event will also include a free children’s art activity.
5 – 8 PM, Idaho State University, 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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