July 2016 Calendar

By Ruby Tanner

In spite of our efforts to ascertain that events listed in our calendar are described accurately, cancellations or changes due to 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

1-2      “Sounds of Freedom”: 6:00-9:00PM, City Park, Rupert

1-2      Rodeo: Madison County Fairgrounds, Rexburg

1-2      Blackfoot Pride Days: Car & Bike Show, Carnival, Free Breakfast & Free Potato Feed, Airplane Rides, Free Swim, Free Fishing, Snow-machine Races, Blackfoot

1-3      Grangeville Border Days, Grangeville

1-3      Winchester Days: Play (“The Paper Bag Bandit”), Silent Auction, Cowboy Breakfast, Parade, Arts & Crafts, Children’s activities, Fireworks, Rodeo; Winchester

1-4      Highway 21 Flea Market: Tom’s Service Parking Lot, Idaho City

1-4      Hailey Antique Market: Open all day, every day, Hailey

1-29    Movie Night in Meridian: FRIDAYS, Settlers Park, Meridian

1-30    Star Gaze: FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, Bruneau Dunes State Park Observatory; 7:30-Midnight; information mailto:[email protected]@idpr.idaho.gov, Bruneau Dunes State Park

1,8       Farmer’s Market, Rexburg

2          Foam in the Park, Soda Springs

2          Roseberry Arts and Crafts Fair: 9:00-5:00, Historic Roseberry Museum, Donnelly

2    Summerfest Fireworks Show, Blackfoot

2-4      Days of the Old West Rodeo: This is the 68th annual version of this rodeo, which takes place in the new Hailey Rodeo Park, Hailey

2-4      Bayview Daze: Street Parade Saturday 11:00 am, lighted boat parade and firework display on Sunday, then finish off your weekend with the annual red, white & blue pancake breakfast on Monday from 8:00 to 10:30; Bayview

2-4,9,10   Horse Races: Minidoka Fairgrounds, Rupert

2-30    Lemhi County Farmers’ Market: SATURDAYS, 9:00AM-1:00PM, Salmon

2-30    Canyon County Co-op Summer Community Market: SATURDAYS, 9:00AM-3:00PM, Canyon County Co-op, Nampa

2-31    “Hungry Planet—What the World Eats”: A new photo exhibition depicting families from around the world and exploring human kind’s oldest social activity: eating; Every day but Mondays, Idaho Museum of Natural History, Idaho State University, Pocatello

3    “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 9:30AM-1:30PM, Winchester Lake, Winchester

3    Farmer’s Market in the Garden: 1:00-3:00PM, Post Falls

3-4      Buhl Sagebrush Days, Downtown Buhl

3-31    Jazz in the Park: SUNDAYS, 6:00PM-8:00PM, Ketchum

4    Independence Day Celebration: Booths, Food, Games, Spray park, Fun for all; 9:00AM-2:00PM, Porter Park, Rexburg

4    4th of July fireworks: Held at dusk at the Desert Canyon Golf Course; the fourth largest publicly funded display in Idaho; great music and a fantastic display, Mountain Home

4    Music in the Park: Free Admission and Ice Cream Social at Tower Park, Cambridge

4    Fireworks, Lava Hot Springs

4    Independence Day Celebration: Parade, food, entertainment, car show, sun, fun, pie eating contest, most patriotic bike contest; 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, Memorial Park, Caldwell

4    Bring Back the BANG: Independence Day celebration with Army obstacle course, face painting, a train ride, dunk tank, live music and fireworks, American Falls

5    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

5-26    Ketch’em Alive: TUESDAYS, 7:00PM-9:00PM, free concerts at Forest Service Park, Ketchum

5-28    Wood River Farmers’ Markets: TUESDAYS, Ketchum, and THURSDAYS, Hailey

6    Island Park Wildflower Walk: Rose Lehman, United States Forest Service botanist, will lead a search for Island Park’s diverse native plants and wildflowers; 9:00-12:00 Noon;  RSVP to  mailto:[email protected]@tetonlandtrust.org, Bob Wilkens Ranch, Island Park

6    First Wednesday: A great opportunity to give businesses in Emmett a chance to shine and  attract more community involvement & create more prosperity in Gem County, Emmett

6-27    Hikin’ Buddies: WEDNESDAYS; 9:30 -1:00 pm; all are welcome to take a Shelter dog for a hike, or hang out and socialize with some of the smaller dogs and puppies;  bring your family and friends to have a good time with some dogs that would love to meet you, too; Adam’s Gulch trail head, Ketchum

6-27    Pork Peddler Trivia: WEDNESDAYS; Grab a group of friends and join the Pork Peddler every Wednesday night for Trivia; Playing is free; Salmon

6-27    Farmer’s Market: WEDNESDAYS, 3:00PM, downtown Caldwell

6-27    Family Night at Idaho Ice World: WEDNESDAYS, 6:30 PM, Boise

7    Responsible Riders OHV Safety Class 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Mackay

7    Hang Eleven at Kleiner Park, Live Summer Concert Series: 5:30 PM , Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, Meridian

7-28    Jammin’ In The Park: THURSDAYS, Craigmont

7-28    12th Avenue Farmer’s Market: THURSDAYS, 2:00-7:00PM, Buhl

7-28    TNT for Teens; THURSDAYS, 4-5 PM; kids 10 and up meet to play video games, Hailey Public Library, Hailey

8    Lawn Mower Drag Races: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT, Post Falls

8    “Minions”: Silver Screen on the Green, Free movie; 8:00-10:00 PM; Optimist Park, Nampa

8-9      Weavers Teaching Weavers: Nez Perce Gathering, 9:00am at the CRC Event Center, Lewiston

8-9      Marsh Valley Pioneer Days Rodeo: 7:00PM each night, McCammon

8-9      Classic Boat Festival: Wooden boats, water-themed activities, contests and more along Sand Creek; sponsored by Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society, Sandpoint

8-10    Post Falls Days, Post Falls

8-10    Lapwai Days: An annual three-day community event that celebrates the Lapwai Valley’s community, history and culture; City Park, Lapwai

8-10    Ketchum Arts Festival, Ketchum

8-16    Southeast Idaho Senior Games, Pocatello

9    Mud Run: 12:00 noon, Westside Lake, Rexburg

9    Senior Center Cinnamon Roll Sale: 1:00AM-2:00PM, City Hall, Salmon

9    “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 9:30AM-1:30PM, Spring Valley Reservoir, Troy

9    Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Dr. Paul Castrovillo: “Selected Topics on Idaho Butterflies”; Identification session for the July 10 Butterfly Count follows the seminar; The O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

9    Band-a-Mania: 12:00 Noon-5:00 PM; bands everywhere, Rexburg

9    “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 8:00-Noon, Rock Creek Park, Twin Falls

9    Rigby Hot Classic Nights: Premier Car Show, Drag Races and Tractor Pull, 10:00 AM, City Park, Rigby

9    Crafter’s Saturday: Bring your projects of any type to the library and work on them in the company of like-minded crafters; 10:30AM-12:30PM, Garden City Public Library, Garden City

9    “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 9:00AM-1:00PM, Mackay Reservoir, Mackay

9    Custer Day: 9:00AM – 4:00PM, Land of the Yankee Fork State Park, 24424 Highway 75, Custer/Challis

9-10    Lavender Merchant’s Lavender Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kuna

9-30    Meridian Youth Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS; Locally grown produce, homemade goodies and handmade arts and crafts are available for purchase from 9am – 12pm; the Youth Farmer’s Market gives kids an opportunity to profit from their hobbies, projects and passions, Meridian

10  Boise Front Butterfly Count: Boise and Boise foothills; amateurs and pros welcome; call (208)332.8627 for details, Boise

10,24,31          Line Dance Classes for All Ages: All ages and abilities welcome; each 2-hour class will cost $5;  4:30 – 6:30, Idaho Athletic Club, 1450 E Fairview Ave, Meridian; you do not have to be a member of IAC; Meridian

11  “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 5:00-8:00PM, Jim Moore Pond, Roberts

11  Idaho International Summerfest Street Festival: 5:00-9:00PM; booths, music, dancers, Rexburg

12  Responsible Riders OHV Safety Class 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Twin Falls

12  Youth Culture Workshop: An opportunity for youth to meet with the dancers taking part in the Idaho International Summerfest; Free activities for young people, ages 6-16, with the opportunity to mingle with the dancers and learn dance steps, their music, the meaning of their costumes, and the cultures of various countries, Rigby

13,20   Toddler Tales: For children from 6 months to 2 years old, with an adult; rhymes, songs, and a story, 10:00AM-10:30AM, Grangeville Centennial Library, Grangeville

14  Responsible Riders OHV Safety Class: 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Idaho Falls

14  Coloring and Zentangle Night for Adults: Color all your cares away; Find artistic Zen in transforming a plain piece of paper into a work of art;  Coloring supplies will be provided; 6:00PM-7:00PM, Public Library, Garden City

14-16  Summer Music Festival at Roseberry, Donnelly

15-16  Dragon Fyre Medieval & Renaissance Faire: A whimsical, family friendly, renaissance faire at Hooper Springs Park, Soda Springs

15-17  Rathdrum Days: Lakeland High School, Rathdrum

16  Twilight Criterium: Top-notch bike racing through downtown; 12:00 Noon- 10:00PM, Boise

16  “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 9:00AM-1:00PM, Johnson Reservoir, Preston

16  Baby Palooza: A family-friendly event for new, expectant and hopeful parents; 9:00AM-3:00PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

16  Show ‘N’ Shine: One of the largest car shows in Idaho–last year’s event drew 994 registered cars; 6:00AM-3:00PM, City Park, Emmett

16  Sprint Boat Races: This is a high speed event where 1000-hp boats race in a 4 foot deep channel dug in land; it is something you will never forget; Adults $15, Children $10; 9:00AM – 4:00PM, 9999 Simplot Road, Burley

16-17  Mountain Mama’s Art Fair, Stanley

18-23  Magic Valley Folk Festival, Rupert/Twin Falls/Burley

19-23  Snake River Stampede, Nampa

20        Kimberly Research & Extension Center Twilight Tour: This event is focused entirely on the agriculture industry and includes a tour of the Kimberly Research and Extension Center fields and work areas; Sponsors and vendors from all over the valley will have fun interactive displays, promoting industry information and their services; there is no admission or registration, and a free meal is provided; (208-736-3605); 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Kimberly Research & Extension Center, 3806 N 3600 E, Kimberly

20-23  Elmore County Fair: Fairgrounds, Glenns Ferry

22  Fourth Friday: 6:00PM, downtown Nampa

22-23  Hot Summer Nights, Riggins

23  “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 9:00AM-1:00PM, Kids’ Fish Pond, Harriman State Park

23  Founders Day Parade: 6:00PM, Lava Hot Springs

23  Children’s Orchestra Concert: FREE; Intended for an audience of all ages; Children are invited to stay after the concert to meet the musicians and their instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo; Presented by The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation; 11:00AM, Mountain Life Church, 14180 Highway 55, McCall

23  Round Valley Horse Show, Challis

23-30  Lincoln County Fair: Fairgrounds, Shoshone

25-31  Chaos 20: LARPing event (Live Acting Role Playing); Evenings, Lake Walcott State Park, Rupert

26  Responsible Riders OHV Safety Class: 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Mt. Home

27  Using Digital Photographs: Learn how to utilize online tools such as Shutterfly to organize photos and turn them into beautiful displays and gifts; 6:00-7:00PM, Public Library, Garden City

28  Responsible Riders OHV Safety Class: 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Blackfoot

28-31         POW*MIA Awareness Rally: Live Bands, Car Show, Food, Motorcycle Events & Competitions; Bannock County Events Center, Pocatello

30  Enrichment Day, Pocatello Zoo, Pocatello

30  Crazy Days: Downtown merchants offer big deals in annual sidewalk sale, Sandpoint

30  Responsible Riders OHV Safety Class: 9:00AM, Lewiston

30  Clayton Heritage Day, Clayton

30  Timber Days: This is a community-wide celebration to honor our town’s heritage; this celebration has something to offer every member of your family; City Park/Main Street, Priest River

30  6th Annual Meridian Automotive Show N’ Shine Car Show: This event includes raffles and food, with proceeds benefitting Operation Homefront, which supports Treasure Valley veterans and their families; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Meridian

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Ruby Tanner

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.

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