January 2024 Calendar

By Les Tanner

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

Northern Idaho

4-7        Insanity Fab Winter Challenge. North Idaho Mud and Crawl invites you to join the best off-road race in the PNW. 4X4 and SXS welcome. This will be the first round of the 2024 Northwest Unlimited series and will be held at 3096 Highland Flats Rd. in Naples

6     Free Idaho Park N’ Ski Day: 10 AM – 2 PM.
314 Indian Creek Park Rd, Coolin

6     MET Live in HD–”Nabucco”: Ancient Babylon comes to life in this classic Met staging of biblical proportions. 9:55 AM, The Kenworthy, 508 S. Main St., Moscow

10   Well~Read Morning Book Club: 10 – 11:30 AM, Well-Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene

10-11   Team Scavenger Hunt Adventure: 420 E Front Ave, Coeur d’Alene

12   19th Annual Backcountry Film Festival: Helps raise essential funding for the local SnowSchool. Panida Theater, Sandpoint

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

13-14   55th Annual Snowshoe Softball Tournament.

20-21   3 Weekends of Snowshoe Softball (also Feb. 3-4). Games start at 9 AM. and last roughly 90 minutes. Priest Lake

26-2/4 Winter Lights: An illuminated outdoor art experience for all ages, every evening. Downtown Coeur d’Alene

27   Storytime Adventures, A Family Concert: CDA Symphony, 7:30 PM, Schuler Performing Arts Center, IC Boswell Hall, Coeur d’Alene

27   George Hill Memorial Snowshoe Volleyball Tournament: 10 AM – 10 PM, 4777 W Lakeshore Rd, Priest Lake

27-28   Vintage Snowmobile Races: US Forest Service Air Strip-32202 Hwy 57, Priest Lake

Southwestern Idaho

2     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

3     Meadows Valley After School Program: 9 – 10:30 AM, 520 Virginia St., New Meadows

4-5        Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo: Expo Idaho, 5610 N Glenwood St. Garden City

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

6-7        Great Train Show Boise: Expo Idaho, Garden City

6-27     Story Time: SATURDAYS. Come to the Children’s department and enjoy stories of your favorite characters, followed by a craft. 11 AM, Barnes and Noble, Boise

7     Tree City Chamber Players “The Harmonious Horn”: 3 – 4:30 PM, St Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral, 518 N 8th St, Boise

8     Healthcare Meridian Virtual Job Fair :
11 AM – 2 PM, Meridian

10   Home-School Family Day: The museum is reserved from 10 AM – 1 PM for home-school families or small groups to explore the museum. Registration required. (208-465-6446 or [email protected]). Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

10   Readers to Leaders: 4:30 – 5:30 PM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

15-27   “Hot as Summer, Cold as Winter”:  A play written for Caldwell Fine Arts, which will involve over 100 local children.  Information at www.caldwellfinearts.org/hot-as-summer-cold-as-winter/.  Performance January 26 – 27,  High School, Caldwell

18   Field to Fork Festival: 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, Boise

18   Needles, Hooks, and Books: 3 – 5 PM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

23-24   Western Idaho Ag Show: Caldwell Events Center, 2207 Blaine St, Caldwell

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

Southern Idaho

18   The Peking Acrobats: 2:30 PM. College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls

19   Denver and the Mile High Orchestra: 7:30 – 9 PM, King Fine Arts Center, 2100 Parke Ave., Burley

Central Idaho

13   Valley Traditional Music Jams: An open gathering of acoustic musicians of many levels coming together to play traditional tunes of the Celtic, Canadian, Western and many other genres. Free community event. 3 – 5 PM, The Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave, Ketchum

26-28   Sawtooth Outdoor Bonspiel: Three day curling tournament, Stanley

Eastern Idaho

5-6        Ice Skating: Friday,4 – 7 PM, Saturday,1 – 7 PM. Free, plus free ice-skate rentals. Downtown Idaho Falls

5-6        Southeast Idaho Bridal Fair: Snake River Event Center, 780 Lindsay Blvd, Idaho Falls

6     ICCU Ski for Free Day: Join us for our season kickoff event.! Both trail passes and ski and snowshoe rentals are available. East Mink Creek Nordic Center, Pocatello

6     AMVETS Post 1 Pancake Breakfast: 8 – 11 AM, Bannock County Veterans Memorial Association, 300 N Johnson Ave., Pocatello

20   International Academic Competitions: The 2024 Idaho Falls History Bee and Bowl will be taking place at Thunder Ridge High School in Idaho Falls

31-2/1 Billy McGuigan-Pop Rock Orchestra: 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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