January 2023 Calendar

By Les Tanner

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

Northern Idaho

2-30           Free Dinners: MONDAYS. Served every Monday from 4 PM – 6 PM at the Hoot Owl Café, Ponderay

7                 “Free Ski Day”: Free Lessons, Guided Snowshoe Hike. Skis, Boots, Poles are available or participants can bring their own. 10 AM – 2 PM, Indian Creek Unit of the Priest Lake State Park. 314 Indian Creek Park Road, Coolin

8                 Community Meal: 1 PM – 3 PM, Bonner Gospel Mission, Ponderay

14              Mac & Cheese Festival: Noon – 6 PM,
Downtown Coeur d’Alene

14-29         54th Annual Snowshoe Softball Tournament: This is a  three-weekend, double-elimination tournament. Priest Lake Golf Course,
Priest Lake

18              Rainbow Free Soup Kitchen: 11 AM – 1 PM, Gardenia Center, 400 Church St., Sandpoint

20              Open Gym: Looking for a place to practice your shot? This drop-in program is a great opportunity to improve your game in a supervised but unstructured setting. Parents must stay with their children. Fri, 6 PM – 9 PM, Seltice Elementary School, Post Falls

28              Science on Saturday!: A presentation by an engaging speaker in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.  10 AM, Panida Theatre, Sandpoint

31              National Honor Choir 2023 Audition: 9 PM, New Saint Andrews College, 405 S Main St., Moscow

Southwestern Idaho

2,9             Kundalini Yoga: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM, Community Hub, McCall


2-30           Brick Club: MONDAYS. Learn the basics of chess, play for fun or learn how to participate in tournament chess. Geared towards levels K-12.  4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln. Meridian

3-31           Unraveled, A Yarn Guild: TUESDAYS.
2:30 PM – 4 PM, Library! at Hillcrest, Boise

3-31           Teen Hangout: TUESDAYS. 3:30 PM – 5 PM, Library! at Cole & Ustick, Boise

3                 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

4-25           Pajama Storytime: WEDNESDSAYS. This program is ideal for ages 6-18 months, although younger and older siblings are welcome! Join Ms. Gabby for lap songs, fingerplays, and beginning stories with your little one. 10 AM – 10:30 AM, Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

5                 First Thursday: 5 PM – 9 PM, downtown Boise

5-26           School Age Fun: THURSDAYS.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Library! at Hillcrest, Boise

6-7             Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo: Expo Idaho, Garden City

7                 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

7-8             Great Train Show: This is the nation’s only coast-to-coast train show company. Our train shows are designed for the general public, modelers, hobbyists, families, and the just plain curious.  8 AM – 5 PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

7-8             Treasure Valley Flea Market: Expo Idaho, Garden City     

7-8             Willem Volkersz, The View From Here: Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise

7-28           Beekeeping 101: SATURDAYS.  Four two-hour sessions for ages 14 and older. $81 for the four sessions. Register at (208-608-7680).
10 AM – Noon, Boise Urban Garden School, 2995 N Five Mile Rd., Boise

10              WaterShed Tour: 9 AM – 10 AM, West Boise Water Renewal Facility, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

13              Story Trail Adventure: We invite you and your preschooler to join us to walk our ¼ mile trail and read a story together. Afterwards each child can get creative with our story-related craft. 12:30 PM – 2 PM, Foothills Learning Center,3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise

13-21         “Honk! Jr” Play: Wakefield Music and Performing Arts, 2155 Airbase Rd,
Mountain Home

12-13         Donnelly Food Pantry: 11 PM Thursday -1 AM Friday, The Grainery, Donnelly

12-16         Treasure Valley RV Dealers Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City

17,31         Lapidary Shop: 4 PM – 7 PM, MHAFB Outdoor Recreation, Mountain Home AFB,
Mountain Home

17-20         Idaho Horticulture Expo: Boise Centre, 850 W Front St, Boise

19              Field to Fork Festival: 9 AM – 10 PM,
Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, Boise

19-20         LABrary: 1326 W Cherry Ln., Meridian

19-21         Peter Pan Jr: Garden Valley High School, 1053 Banks Lowman Rd, Garden Valley

20              Dance Team @ Idaho Showcase Invite:
Owyhee High School, Meridian

20-22         McCall Mountaineers High School Hockey Tournament: Manchester Ice Rink & Events Center, McCall

21              WaterShed Weekend: Free family activities.
10 AM – 1 PM. Learn about ways to reduce climate impact, recycling, sample low emission food, learn about zero waste options and more! You can also create some beautiful eco-art, participate in a recycle relay and explore our Exhibit Hall. WaterShed, Boise           

21              McCall Public Library Presents “Meet the Mushers”: 2 PM – 4 PM, Ponderosa Center- The Ludwig Terrace, McCall

21              Sun Valley Tele – “Bogus Boogie”: 4 PM – 8 PM, Bogus Basin Ski Area, Boise

21              British Cars & Coffee: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Chow Public Market and Eatery, Boise

24              Cheng2 Duo: This Chinese-Canadian brother/sister duo captivates audiences with chemistry and artistry on the cello and piano. 7 PM, Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

24-25         Western Idaho Ag Show: Caldwell Events Center, Caldwell

27-29         Western Idaho Marine Dealers Boat Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City

27-2/5       McCall Winter Carnival: McCall

28              Remodeling & Design Show: 10 AM – 5 PM, Boise Centre, Boise

31              SheTech Explorer Day: A FREE, one-day career discovery day for high school students.  Explore STEM careers in hands-on workshops taught by STEM role models. 8 AM – 2 PM, The College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell

Southern Idaho

10-12         Southern Idaho Ag Expo: CSI Eldon Evans Expo Center, N College Rd, Twin Falls

12              Jerome Speaks: Do you want to become a better presenter? Come join this group that will teach how to give better presentations.
Noon – 1 PM, Senior Citizens Center, Jerome

20              Brava Piano Duo: 7:30 PM, College of Southern Idaho Fine Arts Building, Twin Falls

Central Idaho

4-25           Storytime: WEDNESDAYS. A free StoryTime program for young children ages 2-4 years old. Books and take-home crafts will be available. 11 AM – 11:30 AM, Public Library, Hailey

14-15         Annual Pond Hockey Classic: Christina Potters Outdoor Ice Rink, Ketchum

20-22         Western Region U16 Rotarun Project: Rotarun Ski Area, 25 Rodeo Dr., Hailey

21              Moose on the Loose Winter Triathlon: Noon, Harriman State Park, Island Park

21-28         Ancient Skiers Sun Valley Reunion: Sun Valley

Eastern Idaho

6-7             Southeast Idaho Bridal Fair: Snake River Event Center, Idaho Falls

6-8             High School/Midget Hockey Tournament: Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena, Idaho Falls

6-8             Mini Mites & Mites Jamboree: Kids Hockey Tournament, Teton Valley Foundation’s Kotler Ice Arena, Victor

12-28         Disney’s “High School Musical Jr: The Palace Theatre, Pocatello

15              Greater Idaho Trumpet Guild (GITG) Performance: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU campus, Pocatello

16-18         Eastern Idaho Ag Expo: Holt Arena, 550 Memorial Dr, Pocatello                 

19-28         Disney’s “Frozen Jr”: The Palace Theatre, 158 E Chubbuck Rd., Pocatello

20-22         Idaho Falls Youth Hockey Association Squirt Tournament:Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena, Idaho Falls

20-22         Peewee HockeyTournament: Teton Valley Foundation’s Kotler Arena, 380 S Agate Ave., Victor

21              Potato Cup 2023: 11 AM – 2 PM, East Fork Mink Creek Nordic 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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