March 2017 Calendar

By Ruby Tanner

Please note that cancellations or changes because of 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      Boise Birding Series– Spring Migration: No registration necessary; 9:00 – 10:00 AM, Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

1-6     Paintings Exhibit: The exhibit includes works by Alf Dunn, Malcolm Renfrew, and Kay Montgomery who were recognized as eminent regional and national artists during their lifetimes; hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Chamber of Commerce, Moscow

1-12     Eagle Rock Art Guild Exhibition, Hall Gallery, Idaho Falls

1-12     A Knobel Endeavor: Works from the private collection of LeRoy Knobel; on display and free to the public; Carr Gallery, Idaho Falls

1-17     Preschool Story Time: WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS; Preschool Story times are filled with stories, music and activities; Aimed at children 3-6 years old; Story times last 45 minutes and no prior sign-up is required; Younger siblings & friends are welcome to attend; FREE; 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM, Public Library, Nampa

1-31     Steelhead Derby, Challis

1-31     “Tree Houses”: Get out of your house and into the trees at the IMNH’s newest exhibit, which includes fun, hands-on ways to explore the important roles that trees play in providing homes for all sorts of wild things (including people); This popular exhibit engages forest explorers of all ages in indoor nature explorations and the ecology of sustainable harvesting of this important natural resource; Idaho Museum of Natural History, ISU Campus, Pocatello

2      First Thursday, 5:00-9:00PM, Downtown Boise

2      The Well~Read Evening Book Club: 6:00pm to 7:30pm at The Well-Read Moose; New members are always welcome; see the book selection at HYPERLINK www.wellreadmoose.comwww.wellreadmoose.com; Coeur d’Alene

2-4     Boys State Basketball Tournament: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

2-5     Idaho Sportsman Show, Expo Idaho, Garden City

2-16     Baby & Toddler Story Time: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS; Focuses on children ages 0-3, and it includes direct interaction between the children and their caregivers; No prior sign-up is required; 10:15 – 11:00AM , Public Library, Nampa

3-5     North Idaho Home & Garden Show:$6 admission, children 12 and under free (receive $1 off if you bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the local food bank); North Idaho Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

3-31     BINGO: FRIDAYS; must be 18 or older to play; 6:00 PM, Senior Center, Meridian

3-31     Game Zone: FRIDAYS, for kids ages 8-17; 4:00-6:00PM, Public Library, Moscow

3-4/3     Retrospective–John Winegarner: MadDog Gallery, Challis

4      Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; 8:00AM; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Dr. Gerald R. Smith and Nathan Carpenter, “The Yellowstone Hotspot Track and Miocene Fish Distributions”; The O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

4      To Die For Chocolate Festival: 5:30-8:30PM, Senior Center in Meridian (Kleiner Park), Meridian

4      Fight For Air Climb: Make a difference for Idahoans with lung disease–raise funds and climb 32, 64, 96 or 128 flights of the US Bank Plaza to support the mission of the American Lung Association in Idaho, Boise

4      Star Party: Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge invites families to embrace the season and come out for an evening with the stars; activities for the whole family, including story-time (in both English and Spanish) and the College of Idaho’s StarLab; 5:30-8:30PM, Deer Flat NWR Visitor Center, Upper Dam, Lake Lowell, Nampa

4      Western Idaho Scholastic Chess League Tournament, 8:30-2:00PM, Lowell Scott Middle School, Boise

4      Idaho Bridal Fair 2017: Red Lion Hotel, Pocatello

4      Sing Along with Don Ritchey: Don will bring his guitar and sing family favorites you can sing along to; free, and all ages welcome; 12:30-1:00PM, Meridian Library District on Cherry Lane, Meridian

4      Winter Market: Shop from over thirty local artisan, craft, and produce vendors, 10:00AM-2:00PM, 1912 Center, Moscow

4      Free Family Day: “Rayguns, Robots, Drones”; presented by Sun Valley Center for the Arts; 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Ketchum

4      Sports Cards & Collectibles Show: This is the perfect event for all sports and entertainment fans, and admission is FREE for the entire family, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Powderhaus Brewery, Garden City

4-25            Open Gym Rock Climbing: SATURDAYS; Experience indoor climbing the Wings way;. rope stations, a rope ladder, cargo net, tires, and ladder wall—No experience necessary; A great date night idea; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; $10 per person, Wings Center, Boise

5      Annual Sausage Breakfast Feed, Reubens

7      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

7      Initial Point Gallery Reception: Join us as we honor the monthly artist featured in our gallery; 4:30-6:30 PM; third floor of Meridian City Hall, Meridian

7      Project Linus: A local group that makes blankets and quilts for children in crisis in the Pocatello area; 1:00-4:00PM, First Presbyterian Church, Pocatello

8      Derik Nelson & Family: Their signature sound features velvety three-part vocal harmonies only a family can deliver; they’ve toured over 40 locations across the West Coast and the U.S. to raise money for music education; $15 for adults and $10 for students; King Fine Arts Center, Burley

9      Pushing the Limits: A reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation; Arctic Drift, by Clive Cussler; 4:00PM, Public Library, Hailey

10      American Legion Ribeye Steak Dinner: Open to the public; $14; (questions: woody@americanlegionpost4.com); Bannock County Memorial Building, Pocatello

10      Sun Valley Gallery Association Gallery Walks; Free; 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Ketchum

10      Music Walk: 5:00pm – 8:00pm; Downtown Coeur d’Alene

10-11     East Idaho Home and Garden Show: Tons of free prizes, giveaways, and activities for the whole family; Admission is $3 per person; Kingston Plaza, Idaho Falls

10-12     Boise Roadster Show, Expo Idaho, Garden City

11      Cure for Cabin Fever: Boise Foothills Hike, Rec Center, Nampa

11      Springtime Craft Fair: 10:00 AM, Bonneville High School, Idaho Falls

11      Spring Sports Madness for Moms & Sons: Spend some time with your sons (ages 3-13);. A great opportunity to take part in several different competitions and make lasting memories; 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Nampa Rec Center, Nampa

11      Free Boating Safety Class: Hosted by the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation; 9:00AM-4:00PM, Capital Sports Sales, Boise

11-12            Magic Valley Gem Club Show: Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, Filer

13      Living with Fire: Exhibit, 9:00AM-5:00PM, Idaho Museum of Natural History, Pocatello

13      “Beaver Biology and Ecology”: Lecture by Dirk Anderson, M.S. Natural Resources and current AmeriCorps Member; free; 6:30-8:00PM, MK Nature Center, Boise

13,27            Afterschool Sensory Storytime: This 45 minute storytime is intended to be a full-family opportunity for caregivers and/or therapists of patrons with special needs; free; 3:45-4:30PM, Public Library, Nampa

14      Lecture and Skills Workshop: Two free presentations hosted by the Idaho Native Plant Society; “Bee City USA” lecture by Judy Snow; and a workshop by Dr. Charles Peterson, focusing on using the iNaturalist website and app for citizen scientists to inventory Idaho’s plants and animals; 7:00PM, MK Nature Center, Boise

14      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; free; 3:30-4:30, Public Library, Nampa

14      PI Day: The mathematical constant PI, accurate to 2 decimal places, is 3.14, so March 14th (3/14) is designated as PI Day; Statewide

16      “Rayguns, Robots, Drones”: Free evening exhibition tour & talk with WRHS Robotics Team; presented by Sun Valley Center for the Arts; 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Ketchum

16      Tour of the Reserves, a Hiking Series: Camel’s Back Reserve; Pre-registration required, Please call (208) 345-6933 Ext 16; All hikes are no more than 3 miles, free, and family friendly; 4:30 – 6:30 PM, Camel’s Back Park, Boise

17      Native American Awareness Week Pow Wow, Lapwai

17-18     Chrome in the Dome: Southeast Idaho’s Premier Car show of over 150 classic cars, hot rods, trucks and motorcycles; entrants enter their vehicles hoping to win a trophy made by students in the College of Technology; ISU Holt Arena, Pocatello

17-18     State Dance/Cheer competitions, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

18      “Right on Target”: This free storytime is intended to be a full-family opportunity for caregivers and/or therapists of patrons with special needs; focuses on cognitive levels of pre-school through second grade with stories, songs and activities; 10:30-12:30, Public Library, Nampa

18      Pebble Creek Monster Dummy Jump: Cruise your dummies mounted on skis or snowboard down a the hill with a jump at the end; Judging will be based on style, big air, staying on course, staying intact and closeness to a target; Pebble Creek Ski Area, Inkom

18      Food Truck Rally Goes to the Dogs: This isn’t your typical food truck rally—this one is going to the dogs; good food, live music; grab your family, friends, and dogs and come out to experience a truly unique setting for a great cause; 2-6pm, Lloyd Square Park – Downtown Nampa

18      Free Boat Safety Course: Hosted by the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office;8:30am to 4:30pm, Hayden

18      Watershed Weekend – a Walk to the Rookery: 10:00 a.m. and again at 11:00a.m., we’ll be venturing on a ½ mile walk to the largest heron rookery in Boise; Crafts and activities will be in the exhibit hall from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and a public wastewater tour will be at 11:30 a.m. weather permitting; Closed toes shoes required for the tour; No strollers please; Boise WaterShed, 11818 West Joplin Road, Boise

18-19            Idaho Cat Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City

19      Vintage Motorcycle Show: 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM, O’Connor Field House, Caldwell

20      Pre-Tween Activities: Come and join us for themed activities focusing on patrons between the ages of 5 and 7; Free; Caretakers must be present with their children during the activities; 4:00-5:00PM, public Library, Nampa

22-26     Treefort Music Fest: Downtown Boise

23-25     Spring Fair: ATVs, recreation equipment, home improvement ideas and products, landscape ideas, lawn and garden equipment; Holt Arena, ISU campus, Pocatello

24      Kids Night Out: This is a night out for kids ages 3-10 and their parents; games, movies, snacks, and fun for the kids while parents can enjoy a few hours doing whatever they want; All kids will be supervised by the Youth Center Staff; Register by Wednesday, March 22 (208-883-7084); Admission: $7 per Child, 6:00-9:00PM, Eggan Youth Center, Moscow

24-25     Rebel Junk Vintage Market: Hand selected vendors sell their best junk, craft and vintage wares, plus some of the best flea market finds; Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

24-26     Boise Flower & Garden Show: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Boise Centre, Boise

25      Paradise Market: East Idaho’s biggest spring craft fair; giveaways every 30 minutes, live music, fun games and vendors; 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Hillcrest High School, Idaho Falls

25-26     Treasure Valley Flea Market: Expo Idaho, Garden City

28     Afternoon in the Alley: Spring break Bowling Event; Score a great time with friends during this fun day of bowling—Only $10 per student, includes 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, and a soda; Open to ages 4 – 17 years, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Caldwell Bowl, 2121 Blaine St, Caldwell

29-30     Ice Breaker Fishing Camp: Two day camp; Day 1 participants will learn a variety of fishing knots, different types of equipment, casting techniques, and much more; Day 2 will be a fishing day spent at Rotary Pond— All equipment and supplies provided; ages 9 – 15 years. Fee: $15; Limited to 12 students; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Caldwell Parks & Recreation Office, 618 Irving St, Caldwell

30                  Book Discussion: City of Thieves, by David Benioff; 6:30PM, Bridge Street Grill, Stanley

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