January 2022 Calendar

By Les Tanner

Northern Idaho

1       First Day Hike at Farragut State Park: Get the New Year started right with a First Day Hike at Farragut State Park. Meet at the Visitor Center at 10 AM for a guided hike (or snowshoe, depending on the weather). The hike will be led by a park ranger and will feature information about the history and environment of the area. The hike will last about an hour, also weather dependent. All ages are welcome! Please bring appropriate gear for the weather. Athol

1-2   Eagle Watching Cruises: Lake Coeur d’Alene, Harrison

6       Evening Book Club: 6:00pm to 7:30 PM
at The Well Read Moose Bookstore,
Coeur d’Alene

7       Coffee & Books: Book discussions over coffee; 10 AM, Lewiston City Library, Lewiston

8       Free Idaho Park n’ Ski Day: 9 AM – 3 PM, Indian Creek State Park, Priest Lake

12     Morning Book Club: 10:00am to 11:30 AM at The Well Read Moose Bookstore,
Coeur d’Alene

15-16   Fifth Annual Mac & Cheese Festival:
This unusual event celebrates your favorite childhood dish by featuring variations carefully prepared by local cooks. Coeur d’Alene

15-30 53rd Annual Snowshoe Softball Tournament: Saturdays and Sundays: Priest Lake

26-2/5 Coeur d’Alene Boat Expo:
1000 S Marina Dr, Coeur d’Alene

29     Vintage Snowmobile Races: 9 AM – 3 PM, Hwy 57 USFS Airstrip, Priest Lake

31-2/4 Student Winter Recitals: Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, Sandpoint

Southwestern Idaho

3       Legacy Day: Tour and hands-on experience at the Simplot Potato Processing Facility. 9 AM – 1 PM. Free event, but pre-registration is required. Check this site for more information: happeningnext.com/event/legacy-day-slt-flt-ablt-simplot-family-eid4snsn9xrpg1 Caldwell

6       First Thursday: Treat yourself to a fun night with your favorite downtown retailers, services, watering holes and restaurants. Make a plan to enjoy the places that make Downtown Boise the special place that it is. 5 – 9 PM, Boise

7-8   Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo: Expo Idaho, Garden City

8       Workday Seminar: Noon to 1 PM. Rob Plotnikoff, “Mouthpart deformaties in Chironomid larvae as indicators of metals contamination in mining”; O.J. Smith Museum of Natural History, College of Idaho, Caldwell

8-9   Treasure Valley Flea Market: Expo Idaho, Garden City

8-9   Boys Varsity Wrestling: 9 AM, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

15-16  City of Trees Invitational: Gymnastics competition. Idaho Central Arena, Boise

19-20 Idaho Horticulture Expo: Boise Centre, Boise

21     Boise’s Chinatown–A Hidden History: Explore the rich history of Boise’s former Chinatown with historical photographs and information, then work with local artist Autumn Henderson to create your own Chinese-inspired watercolor scroll. Pre-Registration is required, $15 per person. Register early at (208)608-7680. Boise WaterShed, Boise

22     Canyon County Kids Expo 2022: 10 AM – 6 PM, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

25     Elmore County Mobile Pantry: 5 – 7 PM, Glenns Ferry

25-26  Western Idaho Ag Show: O’Connor Field House, Caldwell

28     Farmway Village Mobile Pantry: Fri, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, 22730 Farmway Rd, Caldwell

29     McCall IceClimbers: FREE opportunity for up to 20 people with special needs to spend an hour ice-skating with the Boise State University ice hockey team. 10 – 11 AM, Manchester Ice Rink & Events Center, McCall

29     Frozen Chosen Garand Match: This event is open to the public. Noon – 2 PM, Nampa Rod and Gun (Outdoor Range), 7990 Bennett Rd., Nampa

29     Fit1st Fitness Expo: 9 AM – 2 PM, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

29-30   Idaho Remodeling & Design Show: Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday,
11AM – 4 PM / Boise Centre, Boise

28-2/6 Winter Carnival: McCall

Southern Idaho

7 Community Blood Drive: 9 AM – 3 PM, Jazzercise, Gooding

Central Idaho

5,7    Library Storytimes: 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Public Library, Hailey

14-16 Salmon Rapids Mite Jamboree: Hockey tournaments for U6 and U8 Mites. Salmon Hockey Rink, Salmon

15-16 Pond Hockey Classic: Christina Potters Outdoor Ice Rink, Ketchum

16     Community Breakfast: 8 – 10 AM at the Phillip Kirk Post #109 American Legion Hall, Challis

Eastern Idaho

6-29 Open Gym and Preschool Open Gym: THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS. Open gym fun in our gymnastics/ninja warrior gym. $5 per child per hour. Flip & Twist, 3019 S. 25th E., Idaho Falls

6-27 iJump Wee Jump: THURSDAYS,
10 AM – 1 PM, iJump Trampoline Park,
Idaho Falls

7-8   Southeast Idaho Bridal Fair: Snake River Event Center, Idaho Falls

7-8   New Year’s Tip Off: Kids basketball; Mountain View Event Center, Pocatello

18-20   Eastern Idaho Ag Expo: Holt Arena, Pocatello

19     Golden Dragon Acrobats: Stephens Event Center, ISU campus, Pocatello

21-23   Squirt Hockey Tournament: Youth Hockey, Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena,
Idaho Falls

28-30 Youth Basketball Tournament: Mountain View Event Center, Pocatello

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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.