March 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

TBA    Chrome In The Dome Car and Bike Show: ISU’s Holt Arena, Pocatello

TBA    Wild Hare Vintage Flea Market: Don Aslett’s Museum of Clean Event Center, Pocatello

TBA    PMXP Motocross Race: Pocatello Motocross Park, Pocatello

TBA   E PEH TES Pow Wow, Lapwai

1   Orchestra Concert: 7:30 pm, Auditorium, Main Campus, University of Idaho, Moscow

1   Kilroy Coffee Klatch: Join us 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

1   Story Trail Book of the Month-“A Seed Is Sleepy”: Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center; (208)493-2530, 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

1   Bookmobile: 10:30am – 12:00pm, Bayview Community Center, Bayview

1   Project Linus: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, First Presbyterian Church, corner of 7th and Lewis Streets, Pocatello

1-4   Cayucos: Steven Dayton Art Show; BYU-I Spori Art Gallery, Rexburg

1-22   GED Classes: TUESDAYS; 9:00am, Lapwai

2   Tree Biology with Gary Moen, Arborist: 6:00-8:00, Boise Public Library, Boise

2-30   Inland Northwest Blood Drive: WEDNESDAYS; INBC Donation Center, Gritman Medical Center, Moscow

2-30   Family Volleyball at the WaAYas: WEDNESDAYS; 6:00pm, Kamiah

3   First Thursday in Downtown Boise, Boise

3   Annual Awards Night and Talent Show: Hosted by the Latah County Youth Advocacy Council; 6:00-8:00 PM, Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, Moscow

3-31   Blaine County Chess Club: THURSDAYS; 5:30 PM at the Community Campus, Hailey

3   Birding Series with Terry Rich–“Migration”: 9:00 to 10:00 am, Free; Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, Center3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

3   First Thursday, Moscow

3-31   TNT Thursdays: TNT for Teens happens every Thursday from 4-5 PM; here kids 10 and up meet to play video games; includes a craft section; Hailey Public Library, Hailey

2,9   Pre-School Story Hour: 10AM, Public Library, Salmon

3   Boise Art Museum First Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Boise Art Museum, Boise

3-5   “Guys & Dolls”: Live performance at the ISU Theatre, ISU campus, Pocatello

3-5   Boys State Basketball: Ford Arena, Nampa

3-6   Idaho Sportsman Show: Western Idaho Fairgrounds/Expo Idaho, Garden City

3-19   “Something’s Afoot”: A zany, entertaining musical that takes a satirical poke at Agatha Christie mysteries and musical styles of the English music hall of the ‘30s; repeats every day, 7:30pm – 9pm, Oakley Valley Playhouse, HYPERLINK Oakley

3-24   GED Classes: THURSDAYS; 9:00am , Kamiah

3-31   Meridian Senior Bridge: Thursdays and Fridays at the American Legion Hall Post 113, 12:00 noon until 3:30, Meridian

4   The 23rd Annual Spaghetti Feed, Raffle & Auction: ISU campus, Pocatello

4   Clifford, the Big Red Dog; Morrison Center, 7:00PM, Boise

4,11   Superstruct: This educational and engaging exhibit will entertain children and adults with design, mechanical and engineering construction interactive displays; Monday – Saturday, 9:30am – 5pm, Sunday Noon – 5pm, Discovery Center, Boise

4,18   Lego Club: A fun filled time for those ages 8-12; 10:30AM, Public Library, Soda Springs

4-6   Home & Garden Show: Friday Noon to 6 pm; Saturday 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday 10 am to 4 pm; $5 admission; Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

4   Hailey Public Library Storytime: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM; Young Children’s Story Hour program; All ages are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian; free; Public Library, Hailey

5   Idaho’s Premier Bridal Fair: 4:00pm, Red Lion Hotel, Pocatello

5   Busy B’s Market, Hagerman

5   Driggs Winter Farmers Market, Driggs

5   Cure for Cabin Fever—Halverson Lake Day Hike: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM; $10; 208-468-5858; Nampa Rec Center, Nampa

5   Winter Ecology: 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Harriman State Park: (208)558.7368, Island Park

5   Moscow Winter Market, Moscow

5   Midnight Madness Cabin Fever Art Class: 4:00pm, Autumn’s Loft, Priest Lake

5,6.12.13   Boise Schools Open Gyms Weekends: Various Boise Schools; (208) 608-7652 for information, Boise

5-6   Fourteenth Annual Sawtooth Ski Festival: Park Creek Ski Area, Alturas Lake Ski Area, and Community Building, Stanley

5-26   Organic Gardening Classes: SATURDAYS; Free and Open to the public; ( for information); University Place CHE Building, Room 211, Idaho Falls

7   Reading at the Refuge: Preschool Story Time; 10 AM and repeating at 2 PM; Preschoolers (and their parents) are invited to listen to wildlife-related stories and do a related craft or activity, no charge; Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge visitor center, Lake Lowell, Nampa

7   Lemhi Piecemakers quilt day: Anyone is welcome; 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the American Legion Hall next to Idaho Power, Salmon

7-28   Souper Supper: MONDAYS, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM; weekly hot meal served for free and open to all; St Charles Catholic Church, Hailey

7-28   Dance for Parkinson’s: MONDAYS; Free; 1:00-2:30PM, Ballet Idaho, Boise

7-28   Meet Me Mondays: MONDAYS; 5:15 p.m.: Check-In at Bandanna Running & Walking (5th & Main) and Run/Walk 1, 2, or 3 miles (or whatever you wish), Boise

8   Story Trail Adventure-“A Seed is Sleepy”: For children between 3-1/2 and 6 years old and an adult companion; we will walk the quarter mile trail and read the book, then head into the Learning Center to do a story-related craft; 10-11 AM the program will happen rain or shine; $3.00/$4.65 resident/non-resident fee per student; we can take 12 children with their companions; call (208)608-7680 to reserve your spot; Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

8   Reading Tails: Come read a book to a furry friend; We’ll have trained therapy dogs (with their owners) waiting to hear your favorite story; All ages are welcome to bring a beloved book to share with this attentive audience, 3:30-4:30, Public Library, Nampa

9   Sunset Series-“Fish in the Foothills?”: 7-8:30 PM; Fun, Free, Adult Education; Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

9   Chinese Movie Night — “Crossing Hennessy”: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM; Hosted by The University of Idaho Confucius Institute; free admission; Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, Moscow

9   Homeschool Day: Intro to Raptors, Emphasizing Wildlife Conservation; Open to homeschoolers of all ages; Morning session 10:30 -12pm, Afternoon session 1:30-3pm; Cost $3 per person, registration required; (208)362-8259; World Center for Birds of Prey, Boise

10   Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop: Free, but pre-registration is encouraged (208)468-5748; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Council Chambers at City Hall, Nampa

10   Concert: Features Lionel Hampton School of Music Students & Ensembles: free; 2:30pm, Haddock Performance Hall, Lionel Hampton School of Music; University of Idaho, Moscow

10-12   Extravadance: BYU-Idaho Kirkham Auditorium, Rexburg

11-13   44th Annual Roadster Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City

12   Second Saturday Series-Wiggly Worms and Sprouting Seeds: Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center; 10:00 – 1:00; Free, family-friendly, drop in–no pre-registration needed; Please – no pets; Boise

12   Spring Mini-Cassia Craft Fair: Minico High School, Rupert

12   Free Boating Safety Class: 9:00am – 4:00pm EMS Building, Emmett

12   Scout Saturday: Join the World Center for Birds of Prey to complete your badges by learning about the adaptations and habitats of birds of prey; Scout-specific scavenger hunts will be available for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts; Scouts and leaders in uniform will receive a $3 admission rate; Regular admission rates apply to non-uniformed attendees; 362-8259; World Center for Birds of Prey, Boise

12   Share a Little Luck, 5/10K Charity Run, Burley

12   IDAHO magazine Fiction Contest Awards, Boise Public Library downtown branch, second floor, 1 p.m. Free.

13   Joe Wilson Paddy’s Day Sausage Feed, White Bird

13   Courageous Kids Climbing: 10:00-noon, Wings Center, Boise

17   Home School Day: The Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center is offering home-schooled youth an opportunity to experience hands-on exhibits and engaging lessons in one amazing facility; attendees are divided into three age groups; $3.00 Resident/$4.65 Non-Resident per student fee; Pre-registration is required; (208)608-7680; Boise

17   Let’s Talk About It—We Are What We Eat: 6:00-8:00, Public Library, Hailey

17-20   Boise Spring Home Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City

18-20   Boise Flower and Garden Show: Boise Centre, Boise

19    Monster Dummy Race: Pebble Creek Ski Area, Inkom

19   Free Boat Safety Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Search and Rescue Building, Hayden

19   WaterShed Weekend: Calling all space explorers—Shuttle over to the Boise WaterShed from 10:00 – 1:00 to learn how scientists are searching for water in our solar system; Free; Boise WaterShed, Boise

19   Free Boating Safety Class: 9:00am – 4:00pm, Valley County Sheriff’s Office, Cascade

19-20   Idaho Cat Show: Saturday 9 am-4 pm, Sunday 9 am-3 pm; Adults $6.00, Senior Citizens & Children $4.00, Children 5 & under FREE; Expo Idaho, Garden City

20   Seasonal Wanderings Family Series–Spring Equinox Stretch: Celebrate the coming of spring with some family nature yoga and a hike to take in the sights, smells, and sounds of the swiftly approaching spring; REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ( HYPERLINK (;; all ages welcome; dress warmly and in clothes you can move around in easily; 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, PCEI Nature Center, 1040 Rodeo Drive, Moscow

21-25   Spring Break Drop-in Programs: Celebrate spring between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. with birding walks, talks and more; We’ll learn about Woodpeckers on Monday, Raptors on Tuesday, Owls on Wednesday, Hummingbirds on Thursday and Great Blue Herons on Friday; participate in hands-on activities like exploring a river model and create crafts in our exhibit hall; Free; Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center, Boise

22   Student Recital: Karen Hunt, soprano, Madison Teuscher, soprano, Nicholas Zollo, piano; Free & Open to the Public; Haddock Performance Hall, U of Idaho, Moscow

24-26    Pocatello Spring Fair: Home, garden and recreational vehicle showcase; ISU Holt Arena, Pocatello

25   A Musical Journey: Performing will be composer/pianist James Farmer, violinist Jamie Bartschi, and the musical talents of Neil, Shirley, and Makenzie Harris; $8 for adults and $6 for children; 7:30 pm, Allinger Community Theatre, Montpelier

25-26   Coeur d’Alene Vintage Spring Market: Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

26   Spring Bazaar: Historical Museum, Murphy

26    Downata Hot Springs Easter Egg Hunt & Activities: 3:00 pm; Free with paid admission to the swimming pool, Downey

26    Riverdale Resort Easter Egg Hunt: Free with paid admission, Preston

26    Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt: Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at 10:15, Adult’s Easter Egg Hunt starts at 11:15; OK Ward Park, Pocatello

26   8th Annual Meridian Firefighters Pipes and Drums Chili Cook Off, Meridian

26    Montpelier Easter Egg Hunt: Noon – 2 pm, Adams Park, Montpelier

26    Bunnyland USA Easter Celebration: Lava Elementary school, Lava Hot Springs

26    Easter Egg Hunt and Easter breakfast: City Park, Malad

26    Easter Egg Hunt: 10:30 am, City Park, Preston

26    Easter Egg Hunt: 10 am at Jensen Grove, Blackfoot

26    Easter Egg Hunt: 10:30 am at the City Park, Downey

26   Lion’s Easter Egg Hunt, Kamiah

30            Idaho Job & Career Fair: The Riverside Hotel, Garden City

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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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