January 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   The Great Polar Bear Challenge: Celebrate the New Year at Make-A-Wish Idaho’s 14th Annual Great Polar Bear Challenge at Lucky Peak; there will Moxie Java coffee or hot chocolate, and heated changing tents; there will also be a costume contest, Spring Shores Marina, Lucky Peak Reservoir, Boise

1   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

1-21   Water/Ways: This traveling Smithsonian exhibit brings the pop-up “Museum on Main Street” experience to Moscow, exploring a series of five water-related themes: Water is Life; Flow; Source; Quench; and Water is Eternal; designed for small and rural audiences; City Hall, Moscow

2,16   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

2   Souper Supper: Hot meal served for free; open to all; 5:30-6:30PM, St Charles Church, Hailey

2   Xmas Tree Collection: Recycle your decoration-free trees; 8:00AM-4:00PM, Moscow Recycling or Waste Transfer Station Compost, Moscow

3   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

3,10   Winter Market: Shop from over thirty local artisan craft and produce vendors, 10:00AM-2:00PM, 1912 Center, Moscow

4   Birding Series–“Who’s Here Now?”: This free birding program is great for experienced and novice birders alike; Terry Rich, local ornithologist, will talk about where you can go to see birds that are year-round residents and overwintering populations, and tips on birds in the Boise area and beyond; Bird books and binoculars are available to borrow; 9:00-10:00 AM, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise

4-27   Tutoring for Adults: WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS; For those needing help preparing for an important test, struggling in a college class, or just wanting a review of academic skills; FREE weekly tutoring; times vary; (208) 756.1551; Salmon

5   Job and Career Fair, Riverside Hotel, Boise

5   Evening Book Club: 6:00pm to 7:30pm at The Well-Read Moose; free; new members always welcome; check the web site wellreadmoose.com to see the book selection; Coeur d’Alene

6-27   Friday Game Zone: FRIDAYS; For kids ages 8-17; 4:00-6:00PM, Public Library, Moscow

6-7   Rollie Lane Wrestling Tournament, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

6-7   Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinics: Free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course; Register at   www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/recreation-safety-class-sign ; Sandpoint and Preston

6-27   “Happier Today, Happier Tomorrow” Workshops: FRIDAYS; Free; Based on the science of positivity founded by Martin Seligman; 10:00-11:00AM, Public Library, Eagle

7   Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; 8:00AM; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Dr. Barbara Ertter, OJSMNH – “Western Canada Transect: Prairies to the Pacific”; held at The O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

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

7   Learn to Ski and Snowboard: FREE; Pomerelle Ski Area, Malta

7   Winter Trails Day: Enjoy free access to Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s Nordic trails plus cross-country and skate ski lessons and equipment rentals, Sandpoint

7   Free Park ‘n’ Ski Day: Free Lessons, Guided Snowshoe hike; Indian Creek Unit, Priest Lake State Park, Priest Lake

7   Depot Open House; Old Caldwell train depot, 12:00Noon to 4:00PM, Caldwell

7,10   Christmas Tree Recycle Program: Trees must be free of stands, lights, and all ornamentation; Trees will be turned into mulch and used throughout Nampa parks and pathways; 7:00PM, Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa

9   “Living with Fire”: This newest exhibit explores fires in Idaho; it shows 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

10   Story Trail Adventure–“Stranger in the Woods”: For pre-schoolers, ages 3-1/2 to 6; register at (208) 608-7680; 10:00-11:00 AM, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise

11   Morning Book Club: 10:00 to 11:30pm at The Well-Read Moose; free; check the web site wellreadmoose.com to see the book selections; Coeur d’Alene

11   Sunset Lecture Series: “Avian Adventures Abroad–Brazil” with Terry Rich, 7:00-8:30PM, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise

12-15   Idaho Laugh Fest: Information at idaholaughfest.com , Boise

13   Music Walk: Downtown Coeur d’Alene

13   Cathedral Concert Series, Cathedral of the Rockies, Boise

13   Christmas Tree Bonfire: An ‘out with the old and in with the new’ campfire style event with cocoa; a community event, held at the Land of the Yankee Fork Interpretive Center, south of Challis

13   “Rayguns, Robots & Drones” Exhibit: Free opening celebration, 5:00-7:00PM, presented by Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley

13   Kids Kayak: Kids, come out and get wet while you play on kayaks; It’s free, supervised and a lot of fun; for ages 6-14 (must be able to pass swim test); 6:30pm; Free with NRC admission, Nampa Rec Center, Nampa

13-14   Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic: Free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course; Register   parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/recreation-safety-class-sign ; Boise

13-14   Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo, Expo Idaho, Garden City

14   Cinnamon Roll Sale: 10:00AM-2:00PM, Senior Center, Salmon

14   Foothills Family Day: “Winter’s Wild Animals”, presented by Brian Lawless; 10:00AM-1:00PM, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise

14   Northern Lights at Schweitzer: Fireworks and a torchlight parade , Sandpoint

14-15   Treasure Valley Flea Market, Expo Idaho, Garden City

14-15   10th Annual Idaho Pond Hockey Classic: 4 on 4 double elimination tournament, no goalies; 6-person teams; Beginner and Intermediate players (Saturday) and Advanced players (Sunday); hefty price to play (208-726-7820), but no charge to watch; 9:00AM at Christina Potters Ice Rink at Atkinson Park, weather permitting; Ketchum

14-15, 21-22, 28-29   Snowshoe Softball Tournaments, Priest Lake

15   Vintage Snowmobile Races: 12:00PM, USFS Airstrip, Nordman

15   American Legion Hall Breakfast: Features their famous Sourdough Pancakes and Buttermilk Syrup and so much more; at Main and Third Street, Challis

16   “Art for Human Rights” Reception: Free; 5:30-7:00PM, Pend Oreille Arts Council Gallery, Sandpoint

17   Living Legends Concert, Performing Arts Center, Blackfoot

19   “Inside Earth, Wind, and Fire”: This Stage Door presentation features Jeff Fox and supporting artists in a multi-media presentation of live radio examining the evocative power of voice and recorded music; CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

19   Hillside to Hollow Reserve Tour: A hiking tour, no more than 3 miles, free, and family friendly; pre-registration required–call 208-345-6933, Ext 16; N. Mountain Ln, Boise

19-21   Banff Mountain Film Festival, Panida Theater, Sandpoint

19-22   35th Annual Idaho RV Super Show, Expo Idaho, Garden City

19-22   6th Annual Teton Valley Great Snow Fest, Driggs

19-3/25 Sara Joyce Art Exhibit: The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls

20   BYU Young Ambassadors: 7:00 PM, Marsh Valley High School, Arimo

20-21   Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic: Free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course; Register   parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/recreation-safety-class-sign ; Idaho Falls

20-22   12th Annual Wild West WinterFest, Island Park

21   Family Story Time: 11:00-12:00 Noon, Moscow Public Library at the Palouse Mall, Moscow

21   Free boat safety course: Information– rbjelland@kcgov.usrbjelland@kcgov.us or (208) 446.2250, Hayden

21   BYU Young Ambassadors: 7:00 PM, Gem Valley Performing Arts Center, Grace

24   Youth Hoop Shoot: Free Throw Competition, Registration deadline January 23, Fee: $5; Call Recreation Office 208-455-3060 for more information; 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Lewis & Clark Elementary School, Caldwell

24   German Sausage Supper: Served Family Style, All You Can Eat, Free Will Offering, Congregational Church, Paul

24-25   Western Idaho Ag Expo, Caldwell

26   “Rayguns, Robots & Drones” Exhibit: Free evening exhibition tour, 5:00-7:00PM, presented by Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley

27   Splash ‘n’ Dash, Rec Center, Nampa

27-28   Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinics: Free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course; Register at   www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/recreation-safety-class-sign ; Coeur d’Alene and Cascade

27-28   Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Treasure Island”: An original adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel; 7:00PM Friday, 1:00PM Saturday, Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

27-29   Sawtooth Outdoor Bonspiel: Curling competitions, Stanley

28   Ice Fishing Derby, Winchester Lake State Park, Winchester

28-29   Teen Workshop: Creating theater props; 12:00-3:00PM; $10 pre-registration fee; (208) 726.9491; presented by Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley

28-29   Remodeling and Design Show, Boise Centre, Boise

28-29            “Klim the Mine”: This is the second annual Hill Climb sponsored by the Sawtooth Snowmobile Club; race starts at 8:00AM; $5.00 per person entry fee; Minnie Moore Mine, 350 Broadford Road, Bellevue

February 2017

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

1,3,8,10     Adult Tutoring; 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

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

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 CHS Gymnasium, Norse Way, Challis

3-5     Fire and Ice Winterfest, Lava Hot Springs

3-6     Winter Festival, Pierce

3,10     Friday Game Zone: 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): Seminar: Dr. Roger Long, Biology Dept., 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

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

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

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

8   Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas Concert: Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s finest fiddler, and the sizzingly-talented young California cellist Haas, unleash their dazzling teamwork and shared passion for the infectious melodies and grooves of Scottish music; 7:00PM, Panida Theater, Sandpoint

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; for the whole family; King Fine Arts Center, Burley

10     Inner Tube Water Polo, Rec Center, Nampa

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 Show, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

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

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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.