July 2017 Calendar

By Ruby Tanner

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        Celebrate Blackfoot, Blackfoot

1,8     Meridian Youth Farmers’ Market, Meridian

1-2     Malad Valley Welsh Festival, Malad

1-2     Winchester Days, Winchester

1-4     Arts & Crafts Fair, Victor

1-4     Biggest Show in Idaho Music Festival, Pocatello

1-4     Teton Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally, Driggs

1-18     “American Barns” Art Exhibit: BYU-Idaho Spori Gallery, Rexburg

1-29     Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS, 10th & Grove, Boise

2-4     July 4th 2017 Celebration: Your favorite events will be back, including the Sprit n’ Motion Children’s Carnival and the Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast; After the Parade on July 4th, join the Wood River Land Trust for RiverFest with food, beverages, and live music; there will be Antique Markets and the Days of the Old West Rodeo on July 2nd, 3rd and 4th; and our annual Fireworks Show at dusk on the 4th will top it all off, Hailey

2-4     Border Days: Fourth of July Celebration, Grangeville

3     Toddler Wednesday: Children ages 2-3 with an adult are invited to explore art media related to BAM’s exhibitions; Dress for mess and bring a container if you would like something in which to carry home your artwork; Free with the price of admission ($0-$6), BAM Members FREE, 10:00AM-Noon, Boise Art Museum, Boise

3-31     Traveling Playground: The Nampa Recreation Department is bringing fun to your community park all summer long; Enjoy free, organized activities such as soccer, football, basketball, jump rope activities, volleyball, tag games and much more; The Traveling Playground operates in conjunction with the Oasis summer feeding program; Check Nampa Recreation Department web site for dates and locations, Nampa

4     Independence Day Celebrations: Ashton; Silverwood Theme Park, Athol; Meridian; Rupert

4     Wood River Farmers Market: 2:00-6:00PM, Ketchum

4     Summer Concert: The City of Ketchum presents the Ketch’em Alive concerts at Forest Service Park; 7:00-9:00PM; Free; Ketchum

4     July 4 Celebration and Mutt Strut: It starts with the Presentation of Colors, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence; then the celebration goes to the dogs as Moscow’s pooches get decked out in their most patriotic red, white and blue and strut their stuff; free; 12:00-1:00PM, Friendship Square, Moscow

4     Sagebrush Days, Buhl

5-26     Farmer’s Market, WEDNESDAYS, Rigby

5-26     Farmers’ Market: WEDNESDAYS, 3:00-7:00, Caldwell

6-27     TNT for Teens: THURSDAYS; Here kids 10 and up meet to play video games; from 4-5 PM , Public Library, Hailey

6-27     Great Garden Escape: THURSDAYS, 6:30-9:30PM, Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise

6     Wood River Farmers Market: 2:00-6:00PM, Hailey

7     Silver Screen on the Green – “Storks”: Come out to Optimist Park and enjoy a free movie; Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family and friends; concessions, activities and fun for the whole family; 8:30 PM – 11:30pm; Movie begins at dusk; Nampa

7,28     “Be the Dinosaur”: Exhibit at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, ISU campus, Pocatello

7-28     Friday Game Zone; FRIDAYS; For kids ages 8-17, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Public Library, Moscow

7-8     “Prairie Days”, Nezperce

7-8     Egle Fun Days, Eagle

7-9     Treasure Valley Comic-Con, Civic Center, Nampa

7-8     Post Falls Festival, Post Falls

7-9     Lapwai Days, Lapwai

7-15     Southeast Idaho Senior Games, Pocatello

7-28     Family Story Time: FRIDAYS; Listen to stories, learn finger-plays and create a craft; Free; 10:30AM, City Library, Lewiston

7-28     First Time Fishing Adventure: Kids, join a park ranger for three hours every Friday for First Time Fishing at Castle Rocks State Park; Ages 5-12 years old are welcome; Call ahead (208-824-5916) or register at the event; meet at the fish pond at 9 a.m. Wear a hat and bring sunscreen, snacks and drinks; Fishing poles and bait will be furnished; Castle Rocks State Park, Almo

8     Pickleball Competition, Southeast Idaho Senior Games, Mountain View Event Center, Pocatello

8     Salmon BBQ: This is an annual fundraiser for the Power County Search & Rescue; they fly salmon in fresh from Alaska for this BBQ and also conduct a silent auction—this is a great cause and great food; City Park, American Falls

8     Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; 8:00AM; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Dr. Paul Castrovillo, “ID and Biology of Idaho’s Swallowtail Butterflies”; also following the seminar there will be an ID training session for the 2017 — 4J (Fourth of July) Butterfly Count; The O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

8     Lincoln Olympics: Join us for our very own Olympic games at Lincoln Pool; Events include diving competitions, swimming competitions, water polo and much more; Divisions offered for all ages, and medals will be awarded (Ages 7 & up); 1:00PM, Nampa

8     Custer Day: Custer, Land of the Yankee Fork State Park, Challis

8     Solar Eclipse Presentation: 7:00PM; free, but limited space, so RSVP to mward@tnc.org ; Flat Ranch Preserve Visitors Center, 20 miles north of Island Park

8     Classic Boat Festival, Sandpoint

8     Walking Through Time Presentation: Learn about the geology that makes Silver Creek such a unique place; free, but limited space, so RSVP to shealey@tnc.org ; 10:00 AM, Silver Creek Visitor Center, Bellevue/Picabo

8     Declo Days, Declo

8     Draft Horse Day, Victor

8     Don Ritchie at the Cherry Lane Library: Come sing along with Don Ritchie as he plays his guitar and sings family favorite songs; Free, and all ages welcome; Meridian

8,22,29     Bird Banding on the Boise River: Join the Intermountain Bird Observatory crew for a morning of songbird banding at our beautiful Boise River site, catching, banding, and releasing wild songbirds all morning as part of our standardized breeding season monitoring;   www.eventbrite.com/   for details; Boise

8-9     Stites Days, Stites

8-9     Historic Skills Fair, Cataldo

8-9     Arts in the Park, Shoshone

8-9     Lavender Merchant’s Lavender Festival, Kuna

8-9     Marsh Valley Pioneer Days Rodeo, McCammon

9     4J (Fourth of July) Butterfly Count. Boise Foothills, Boise

10     “Living With Fire”, Exhibit, Idaho Museum of Natural History, Pocatello

11     Crochet & Knitting Class: Free, beginners welcome (ages 12 and older); (208)468-5813 for information; Public Library, Nampa

12     “Climate Change in the Henrys Fork Watershed” Presentation: 7:00PM; free, but limited space, so RSVP to mward@tnc.org ; Flat Ranch Preserve Visitors Center, 20 miles north of Island Park

13     Festival at Sandpoint Art Unveiling: Dover Bay, Sandpoint

14     Silver Screen on the Green – “Finding Dory”: Come out to Optimist Park and enjoy a free movie; Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family and friends; concessions, activities and fun for the whole family; 8:30 PM – 11:30pm; Movie begins at dusk; Nampa

14-15     Stampede Community Festival, Downtown Nampa

14-15     Clearwater Christmas Affair–Christmas in July, Kamiah

14-16     Rathdrum Days, Lakeland High School, Rathdrum

14-16     Atomic Days, Arco

15     Show and Shine: City Park, Emmett

15     WaterShed Weekend: Join us from 10:00 – 1:00 to learn about the importance of water for our bodies and the Treasure Valley; Boise WaterShed, West Joplin Road, Boise

15     Kiwanis Annual Steak Fry: Downtown Nampa

15     Beavers, Bugs, and Streams: Learn about beavers, bugs, stream restoration, sage-grouse, and beavers; Outdoor learning for all, so bring the whole family and camp chairs; Closed-toe shoes, long pants, jackets, and hats recommended; free, no RSVP required; All participants receive Nature Journals, too; 9:00-11:30AM; meet at the Corrals, Rock Creek Ranch, Hailey:

15     Sprint Boat Races, Burley

15,29     Concerts on Broadway: 7:00PM, Meridian

15-16     Sawtooth Mountain Mama Arts & Crafts Fair, Stanley

16-17     Elk City Wagon Road Days Celebration, Clearwater

17-22     Magic Valley Folk Festival, King Fine Arts Center, Burley

19     Art Affair: Artists will transform lodging space at the Fairfield Inn and Suites into a gallery or performance venue for one night at this free, all-ages event; 5:00-9:00PM, Moscow

21     Silver Screen on the Green – “Lego Batman”: Come out to Optimist Park and enjoy a free movie; Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family and friends; concessions, activities and fun for the whole family; 8:30 PM – 11:30pm; Movie begins at dusk; Nampa

21-22     Pioneer Days, Oakley

22     Antique Car Show: Rescue Mission, Nampa

22     “Baby Palooza”: Show for new and expectant parents; Free; 9:00-3:00, Expo Idaho. Garden City

22     Lava Days Founders Parade, Lava Hot Springs

22     Treasure Valley Roller Derby: 6:00PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

22-23     The Blue Angels, Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show, Idaho Falls

23     National Drowning Prevention Day: Bring the family for a fun day playing at the park, visiting our vendors, enjoying good food and entertainment; 11:00-4:00, Settlers Park, Meridian

23-29     6th Annual Driggs Digs Plein Air Festival: City Gallery, Driggs

24     Bancroft Pioneer Days and Rodeo, Bancroft

27-29     Preston Night Rodeo, Franklin County Fairgrounds, Preston

27-30     Canyon County Fair, Fairgrounds, Caldwell

28     Silver Screen on the Green – “Moana”: Come out to Optimist Park and enjoy a free movie; Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family and friends; concessions, activities and fun for the whole family; 8:30 PM – 11:30pm; Movie begins at dusk; Nampa

28-29     Hot Summer Nights, Riggins    

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

31-8/5    Caribou County Fair and Rodeo, Grace

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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.