June 2018 Calendar

By Les 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.

1 Registration is open for the Southeast Idaho Senior Games, scheduled for July 6-14.    https://southeastidahoseniorgames.nsga.com/portal_registration.asp?id=807.  Registration Closes June 29, 2018 at 11:59pm.

1-2 Kamiah KOA “ISBA Bluegrass Super Jam” , Kamiah

1-3 Port-Neuf Mountain Man Rendezvous: Be carried back to a time of fur trapping, mountain men and black powder. Bring your Muzzleloaders, both flint and cap. Rifle and Pistol trail walk, Knife and Hawk Throwing, Primitive Archery, and other fun rendezvous activities. Dress in Mountain Man Clothing if you have it. McCammon

1-7/23 Fiber Arts Show–Quilts; Mad Dog Gallery, Challis

1,8 Movie Night: IT’S FREE!  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and favorite movie dates and enjoy the fresh summer air in Settlers Park!  All movies start at dusk.  Meridian

1-29 Tai Chi: FRIDAYS. Low impact exercise.  Ages 16 and over. 10:00-11:15 AM, Public Library, Caldwell

1-7/31 Summer Reading: For all ages. Read, log your time spent reading and win prizes.  Public Library, Caldwell

2 Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; 8:00AM; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Howard Emry, OJSMNH–“Fossil Hunting in the Green River Formation, A lifetime Adventure”; The O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

2 Teton Dam Marathon, Rexburg

2 Idaho Fish & Game’s “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 10:00-2:00PM, Mill Pond, Horseshoe Bend

2 Show and Shine Car Show, Challis

2 Summer SPLASHtacular: Kick off the 2018 Summer swim season at Lakeview Water Park or Lincoln Pool. Enjoy FREE entry all afternoon; 1:00-4:45PM, Nampa

2 Idaho Fish & Game’s “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 9:00AM-1:00PM, Edson Fichter Park, Pocatello

2 21st Annual “Big Water Blowout River Festival” Whitewater Event,  Riggins

2 Spank Martiny Memorial Broncs & Bulls: North Custer Rodeo Grounds, Challis

2 Classic Car & Bike Show: This event is open to all year custom and restored vehicles.  Free spectator admission. Poker Run (Free) Cruise around the Malad Valley enjoying the scenic views while stopping at 5 designated locations. At each stop you will select a poker card from a full deck. Rock & Roll Radio with J.C. Hackett. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Malad

2 Idaho Fish & Game’s “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 9:30AM-1:30PM, Hordemann Pond, Moscow

2 Idaho Fish & Game’s “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 11:00AM-4:00PM, Hauser Lake, Coeur d’Alene

2 Cruisin’ Hidden Springs Car Show, Hidden Springs Community, Boise

2,16,30 Raceway Races: Enjoy car racing at the Pocatello Raceway. Each race night has a different theme, Pocatello

2-3 38th “Oldies But Goodies” Drags, Firebird Raceway, Eagle

2-30 Summer Saturdays: SATURDAYS: Learn about your watershed through hands-on exhibits, public art and the most unique water feature in town – a simulated Boise River! Individuals and families may drop in to explore the free exhibit hall and exterior River Campus during business hours without reservation.  Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

2-30 Long Camp Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS; Kamiah/Kooskia

2,9 Farmers’ Market, Challis

5 Kilroy Coffee Klatch: 10:00-12:00 at Nampa’s Warhawk Air Museum; FREE for ALL veterans and ALL veterans are welcome; Coffee and breakfast treats are served at no charge.; No RSVP required – just show up; Nampa

5 Wellness Festival: Nourish your body, mind, and spirit.  No cost to attend. 8:00AM-5:00PM, Community Center, Lava Hot Springs

5 Young Readers:  Book club for young readers (6-10).  Book discussions and activities. 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Book People, Moscow

5-26 FREE public tours of the West Boise Water Renewal Facility: TUESDAYS, 7:00-8:00PM, Boise WaterShed, Boise

6 Birding Series: Bird Identification II,.8-9:00AM,, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise

6 Idaho Fish & Game’s “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 10:00AM-1:00PM, Mann Lake, Lewiston

6 Kids Rock!: Boise Rock School will show us how it’s done.  11:00 AM (pre-school) and 1:00 PM (school age.  Public Library, Caldwell

6 Alive After Five Summer Concerts, 5:00 PM, Downtown Boise

7 Music in the Park; Concerts start at 7:00 PM, Challis

7 Fishing Opener Event, Driggs

7-28 Teen Thursday: THURSDAYS. For kids entering grades 6-12.  Creating, building, and tinkering.  4:00-5:00 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

8 Club Challenge Series-3; Firebird Raceway, Eagle

8 Family Day in the Park & Fancy Flea Market: Noon to 8:00PM, City Park, Coeur d’Alene

8-29 Farmers Market: FRIDAYS, 9:00AM-1:00PM, Driggs Plaza, Driggs

9 Idaho Fish & Game’s “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 9:00AM-Noon, Spring Valley Reservoir, Troy

9 Family Fun Day:  Lots to do: Kids fishing derby, hot dog lunch, obstacle course, chalk art contest, archery, nature nook, and more! This is a great family event, and everything is FREE!  Whittenberger Park (west end of Chicago Street), Caldwell

9 City Creek Pedal Fest, A family friendly race, with beginner, sport, expert and pro races, City Creek Trailhead, Pocatello

9 Idaho Fish & Game’s “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 8:00AM-Noon, City Park, Rathdrum

9 Free Fishing Day, Statewide

9 Fort Hall Casino Car Show: 9:00AM-3:00PM, Shoshone-Bannock Hotel Parking Lot. All cars welcome! Free Entry and Free Admission. Fort Hall

9 Edible Book Contest: Make a cake or dessert of your favorite book.  All ages (but amateurs only). 2-4:00 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

9 Noodle Mania,; Come play and float as we toss all our foam floatable noodles into the pool at Lakeview Water Park, Nampa

9 Art in the Park: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Homedale

9 Family Fun Day: Idaho State Journal’s FREE Family event. Vendors and activities.  The Operation Lifesaver train will be there giving attendees rides and the Portneuf Air Rescue helicopter will make a landing.  A pie eating contest, too.  11 a.m. through 3 p.m., Portneuf Wellness Complex, 2375 Olympus Dr.  Pocatello

9 Saturday in the Park Car Show: 10:00 AM 3:00 PM, Kleiner Park, Meridian

9 Sing Along With Don Ritchey: 12:30 PM, Library District, Meridian

9 Kids Free Fishing Derby, 8:00AM to Noon, Golf Course, Priest lake

9 Foothills Family Day: Free, family-friendly program with activities, crafts, and interpretive stations. Come and go as you please. You are even welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy our backyard! 10:00-1:00PM, Foothills Learning Center, Boise

9 Oldies Rod Custom Car Show: Rods, Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles welcome.  Restored vintage cars along with food, music, raffle, pancake breakfast and much more.  Admission is free. 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM, OK Ward Park, Pocatello

9-10 Artists’ Studio Tour: See the creative process as local artists open their studios and share their creative talents. 10:00AM-4:00PM, Coeur d’Alene

10 Summer Event: Bring the family for a fun day playing at the park, visiting wonderful vendors. enjoying good food and entertainment. Hours: 11am-4pm, Settlers Park, Meridian

10-16 Idaho High School Rodeo State Finals, Bannock County Fairgrounds, Pocatello

11 CSI Music Fest: CSI Fine Arts Auditorium,

Twin Falls

11-28 Traveling Playground: Enjoy free, organized activities such as soccer, football, basketball, jump rope activities, volleyball, tag games & much more.  See the schedule at  HYPERLINK http://www.namparecreation.org.www.namparecreation.org.  Various parks throughout the city, Nampa

12 Middle-Grade Readers:  Book club for readers 9-14.  Book discussions and activities. 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Book People, Moscow

12-30 Priest Lake Museum: Open Tuesday through Sunday through Labor Day, Priest Lake

14 Food Trucks on Flag Day: Celebrate Flag Day with Food Trucks and Family Fun! This event will include family-friendly carnival-style games and activities, entertainment, vendor booths, and, of course, fabulous food trucks. All proceeds support the Nampa Recreation Center Scholarship Fund, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Rec Center Backyard, Nampa

15 “Art of Building a Community”, Karcher Mall, Nampa

15 “Day for Kids”: Come enjoy a day of free family fun! Games, prizes, food, bounce houses and a movie in McEuen park. Everyone welcome!  3:00-10:00PM, Coeur d’Alene

15-16 Car d’Lane, car show, Coeur d’Alene

15-17 41st.Annual Chief Joseph Warrior Memorial Pow Wow, Lapwai

15-29 Silver Screen on the Green: FRIDAYS, Free family movies, 8:30-11:30 PM, Optimist Park, Nampa

16 Idaho Fish & Game’s “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 9:00AM-1:00PM, Jim Moore Pond, Roberts

16 Farmers Market, Idaho Falls

16 Spinderella Bike Ride: Spinderella is Idaho’s premier ladies-only bicycle ride that boasts 5 scenic distances, catering to beginners and accomplished riders alike. The fun starts at Lower Ross Park in Pocatello

16 Idaho Fish & Game’s “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 10:00AM-4:00PM, Post Falls Park, Post Falls

16 Story Time: Join the Moscow Public Library, 11:00-12:00 Noon, at the Palouse Mall for family story time, Moscow

16-17 White Bird Days and Rodeo, White Bird

17 Father’s Day at the Zoo, Zoo Idaho, Pocatello

19 eARThworks, “Tracking the Elusive Wolverine”: FREE art projects with artist Helen Grainger Wilson. Ages 5-10, 9:30AM-12:30 PM; 1:30-4:00 PM, Ages 11 and up.  Pre-registration required: call 208-608-7300 or email:  HYPERLINK mailto:[email protected]@cityofboise.org. Location: Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

21 Gordy’s Highway 30 Music Fest, Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, Filer

21 Catalog Scavenger Hunt: Learn about the libraries catalog and how to search.  All ages, Public Library, Caldwell

21 “What Are You Reading?”: Share current and favorite reads, swap suggestions, and share your love for reading in a casual book club experience.  Open to all adults. 7:00-8:00PM, One World Café, Moscow

21 eARThworks, “Drama on the Sage-Steppe”: FREE art projects with artist Cassandra Shiffler. Ages 5-10, 9:30AM-12:30 PM; Ages 11 and up, 1:30-4:00 PM.  Pre-registration required: call 208-608-7300 or email:  HYPERLINK mailto:[email protected]@cityofboise.org. Location: Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

22 High School and Alumni Racing: A variety of students racing for both large and small high schools are welcome to compete. Classes will be offered in Alumni #1 and #2, Junior Dragster, Outlaw Street, Street Bike, Street Truck, Super Shifter, Factory Muscle and Jr. Street.  2:00-9:30 PM, Firebird Raceway, Eagle

22-23 “Return of the Red Caboose”: The Nampa Train Depot will be unveiling the newly restored Union Pacific 1942 Caboose!  Festivities begin at 6:00 PM Friday, with the grand opening of the restored caboose at 11:00 AM Saturday. Free. Downtown Nampa

22-23 Daniel Dopps Memorial PRCA Rodeo, Optimist Park Arena, Mountain Home

23 Lolo Pass Visitor Center “Mountain-to-Meadow Half Marathon”, Powell

23 June Picnic, Craigmont

23 Winchester Lake State Park Fishing Derby, Winchester

23 Idaho Fish & Game’s “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 9:00AM-1:00PM, Blacktail at Ririe Reservoir, Ririe

23 Annual Wildflower Concert. Nestle your lawn chairs and blankets in the wild flowers on the slopes. The hillside provides a perfect view of both the bands and the sunset. Ride the lift and take a wild flower hike before the concert! Pebble Creek Ski Area, Inkom

24 Sweet Serenade Summer Concert: This is the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint’s annual Teachers Concert and Chocolate Extravaganza.  5:00 PM, The Heartwood Center, Sandpoint

26 Idaho Fish & Game’s “Take Me Fishing” Trailer:5:00-8:00PM, Jensen Grove Park Pond, Blackfoot

27 Summer Reading Program begins, Library, Winchester

27 Idaho Fish & Game’s “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 10:00AM-1:00PM, Winchester State Park, Winchester

28 eARThworks, “Cavity Nesting Birds”: FREE art projects with artist Renda Palmer. Ages 5-10, 9:30AM-12:30 PM;  Ages 11 and up, 1:30-4:00 PM, Pre-registration required: call 208-608-7300 or email:  HYPERLINK mailto:[email protected]@cityofboise.org. Location: Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

28 Yappy Hour: Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit.  4:00-7:00 PM, Greasy Fingers Bikes, Sandpoint

29-7/1 The Great Northwest Outdoor Expo, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

29-7/1 Teton Valley Balloon Rally: Morning flights (weather permitting) at the Teton Valley Fairgrounds. Parking $5 per vehicle. Bicycles and pedestrians free of charge. Overnight RV parking available. Hot breakfast available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Teton Valley Senior Center.  Scheduled sponsor rides June 29-30.  Rides available to the public on a first come, first serve basis.  Driggs

29-7/1 Malad Valley Welsh Festival, Malad

30 Idaho Days: Idaho Days is a celebration of IDAHO, held in Franklin, Idaho’s oldest town! Fun Run, Breakfast, Parade, History, Candy Cannon, Music, Entertainment and Fireworks.  Franklin

30 Idaho Fish & Game’s “Take Me Fishing” Trailer: 9:00AM-1:00PM, Becker Pond at Ryder Park, Idaho Falls

30 Teton Valley Balloon Rally Community Picnic: Honors pilots, event sponsors and volunteers, Driggs

30-7/1 World Famous Winchester Rodeo: Floyd Wellborn Arena in the Pines, Winchester

30-7/1 Neil Alan Fine Jewelry Motorfest: It’s more than a car show. It’s a motor event. Expo Idaho, Garden City

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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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