March 2019 Calendar

By Les 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.

Northern Idaho

2 Mother-Sons Game Night: This is an opportunity for mothers and their sons to enjoy an evening full of friendly competition! Staff-led games will include variations of basketball, dodgeball, team-building games and more. 5:30-8:30 PM, Hamilton Indoor Rec Center, Moscow

2 Winter Market: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 1912 Center, Moscow

4 3rd Annual Job Fair: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Clearwater Casino Event Center, Lewiston

5 Young Readers Book Club: For kids 6-10 years old. 4:00-5:00 PM, Book People bookstore, Moscow

5 Bonner Mall Seniors Day: Come walk the Mall and enjoy a featured speaker or entertainment, free refreshments, games and a drawing. 9 a.m. to noon, Ponderay

8-10 Home & Garden Show: Admission: $6.00. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

9-10 Spring Gun Show: Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, Lewiston

12 Middle-Grade Readers Book Club: For kids 9-14 years old. 4:00-5:00 PM, Book People bookstore, Moscow

15-17 Home and Garden Show and Sale: Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, Lewiston

15-17 Idaho State Gymnastics Championships: Admission, $10. University of Idaho Memorial Gym, Moscow

16-17 “Artisan Madness” Art Show and Sale: An event hosted by Salmon River Art Guild, White Bird

22 Kids’ Night Out: A night out for kids and their parents. Kids get to enjoy games, movies, snacks and fun while parents enjoy a few hours doing whatever they want! 6:00-9:00 PM, Eggan Youth Center, 1515 E. D St., Moscow

22-23 Rebel Junk Vintage Market: Crafts and Antiques/Collectibles, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

Southern Idaho

2/28-3/3 Idaho Sportsman’s Show, Expo Idaho,

Garden City

3/2-6/2 Crow’s Shadow: This exhibition features seventy-five original prints, chronicling the history of the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, a nationally recognized printmaking studio, located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton, Oregon. Boise Art Museum, Boise

2/28-3/3 MAMMA MIA! Popular Musical, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

2 Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; 8:00AM; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Speaker: Nathan E. Carpenter, “Tertiary Tectonics and Damage Patterns in the Northwest”. Locations: Workday in the O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History; Seminar in Room 116. Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

2 3rd Annual Jammie Day! All ages. Come in your jammies and enjoy treats, stories and activities! 10:30am – 12:00pm, Public Library, Nampa

2 Pokemon Club: For ages 7-18. Learn the trading-card game and test your skill against others. If you don’t have a deck to bring, a few decks will be available to borrow. 2:00-3:30 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

4 Family History Night: Drop in and learn more about genealogical research. Bring basic questions about yourself and family, plus “how-to” questions. If you have a laptop or tablet, bring it as well. 5:30-7:30 PM, Public Library, Nampa

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

6 Boise Birding Series: “Spring Migration.” Free program for experienced and novice birders alike. 9:00-10:00 AM, Foothills Learning Center, Boise

6 Just for Tweens: Crafts, games, board games, and fun activities for ages 9-12. 4:30 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

7-28 AARP Tax-Aide Tax Preparation Service: THURSDAYS. Free tax preparation service to the Caldwell community. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Train Depot, Caldwell

8-9 Quaker Village Auction: A family-oriented weekend event to help raise funds for the ongoing educational needs of Greenleaf Friends Academy. Greenleaf

8-10 Roadster Show: Hot rods, cool customs, trick trucks, impressive street machines, fine restoreds, motorcycles and tons more. Expo Idaho, Garden City

9 Family Movie: 2:00 PM. Family-friendly (ages 4+); free popcorn. Community Room, Public Library, Caldwell

9 Sing Along with Don Ritchey: 12:30 PM, Meridian Library at Cherry Lane, Meridian

9 Pioneer Party: For all ages. Celebrate the early pioneers in an activity-packed program of crafts, music and creating. Light refreshments. 11:00-1:00 PM, Public library, Caldwell

9 Foothills Family Day-Birds of Prey Day: Falcons, Hawks, Owls, and Eagles! Come learn about Idaho’s birds of prey, discover your wingspan equivalent, and dress up like an owl. Guided birding hikes will start every hour with local experts. There will also be crafts and owl pellet dissections. Free. 10:00-1:00 PM, Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, Boise

10 Beaver Chew: Our largest rodent, beavers have some neat features that help them survive. Come learn about beavers and build a beaver dam of your own! Free (donations encouraged). 1-4:00 PM, MK Nature Center, 600 South Walnut, Boise

13 Home School Day: Intro to Raptors. Sessions 10:30-12:00, and 1:30-3:00. Interpretive Center open house 12-1:00 and 3:00-4:00. Cost $3 per person. Members and children under 4 admitted free. Pre-registration required: 208-362-8260. The World Center for Birds of Prey, Boise

13 Federal Lands 101: Lecture by Dennis McLane on protecting resources. Intended for adults. Free and open to the public. 6:30-8:00 PM, MK Nature Center, 600 South Walnut, Boise

13,15,16 High School Musical, 7:00 PM, Weiser

14-17 Boise Spring Home Show, Expo Idaho, Garden City

16-17 Idaho Cat Show: The purr-fect place and time to show off the fantastic nature of felines, with ribbons and rosettes going to winners in categories like championship, premiership, household pets, veterans, and even kittens. Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Adults $6, seniors and children $4, children under 5 are free. Meow. Expo Idaho, Garden City

16 Food Truck Rally Goes to the Dogs: Grab your family, friends, and your dogs and come out for some good food, live music and green beer. All proceeds support dog parks in Nampa. 2-6pm, Lloyd Square Park, Nampa

16 Scholastic K-12 Chess Tournament: 8:30 AM, Lowell Scott Middle School, Boise

16 World Water Day Celebration: Free food and music will entertain you as you explore City of Boise booths, a Pop-Up Library and participate in a community art project to create a water poetry mural. 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, Boise WaterShed, Boise

16-17 Idaho Artistry in Wood and Gourd Show: JUMP (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place), Boise

18-29 Spring Break Program: (WEEKDAYS). Parents, preschool teachers and the community will become more knowledgeable about the importance of early math and science learning by way of BLOCK Fest®. This novel research program was developed to provide an interactive block-building experience for young children ages 8 months to 8 years and their parents. FREE. 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon, Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

19 Adult Board Games: Bring your favorite game or play one of ours! Clue, Life, PayDay, Apples to Apples, and more! Ages 18+. 6:30-8 pm, Flying M, Caldwell

19 Idaho Gem Club: Monthly general meeting, 7:30 pm at the Mountain View Church of the Brethren, 2823 N. Cole Road. Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. Boise

21 Hyatt Hidden Lake Reserve Tour: Pre-registration required, (208) 345-6933 Ext.16. 5:30-6:30 PM. Hyatt Hidden Lakes, 5301 N Maple Grove Rd, Boise

22 Youth Symphony Concert, Weiser

22 Stuffed Animal Slumber Party: Ages 2+. Would your stuffed animal like to sleep over at the library? Activities and snacks on Friday afternoon, then kids go home at 6:00, while the animals enjoy the library at night! Pick up your animal friends on Saturday. 4:30-6 pm, Public Library, Caldwell

22-24 Flower & Garden Show: The perfect kick off to Spring with everything you need to make your garden beautiful! Boise Centre, Boise

23 Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Run: Bring the whole family down for the “who shines the brightest” contest (categories include youth, adult, and group). 1-mile and 2-mile run options. Registration ($10-$15) at 7:00 PM, heats begin at 8:00. Guerber Park, Eagle

23-24 Treasure Valley Flea Market: Expo Idaho, Garden City

26 A Thriving Future for Boise–and the World: Lecture by Bas Hargrove of The Nature Conservancy. Intended for adults. Free and open to the public. 6:30-8:00 PM, MK Nature Center, 600 South Walnut, Boise

28 Nature Explorers Program: Hands-on activities for preschoolers (3-5), using their natural curiosity to investigate nature. Come with an adult and be ready to be outside. Free. 10:30 AM, Deer Flat NWR Visitors center, Lake Lowell, Nampa

29 The Wizard of Oz Interactive Movie: Audience participation is essential and everyone will receive an interactive kit included with admission. Use props from your kit to join in the show. Information at 208-442-3232. 6:00 PM, Nampa Civic Center, Nampa

30 Nature Exploration Toolkit: Nature Journaling: Targeted at 4th – 5th graders. Includes a scavenger hunt, investigating flowers, sound mapping and a friendly competition. FREE. All materials provided. Registration required at [email protected] . 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Whittenberger Park, Caldwell

30 Veterans Therapeutic Gardens Chili Cook-off: Food, music, raffles, silent auction. $5.00. 11:00 AM-2:30 PM. Lighthouse Rescue Mission, 304 16th Avenue N, Nampa

Central Idaho

2 Birds in Our Backyard: Meet in the Sun Room at the Hailey Public Library for Poo Wright-Pulliam’s presentation and birding walk about local winter birds.  There is a suggested donation of $10/ERC member and $20/non-member. Pre-registration is required, (208) 726-4333 or [email protected] .10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Hailey

2-3 Sawtooth Ski Festival: Come ski, play, feast, dance, shop and socialize, all while supporting Cross Country Skiing in Stanley Sawtooth Country! All events are donation-based. Stanley

Eastern Idaho

1-2 Home Show: Pinecrest Event Center, Idaho Falls

2 Free Admission: Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls

2 BINGO: Open to the public. Must be 18 years of age or older to play. Doors open at 5 PM. Games start at 6:30  VFW Post 3043, Burley

2 Swing Junction’s Big Dance: 8:00-11:00 PM, American Legion Hall, Idaho Falls

5 Free Senior Day: Free for 65+, Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls

7 Acoustic Musician’s Open Mic Night: An evening for all ages to promote and showcase their musical talents. 7:00 PM, Kool Beanz Café, Idaho Falls

8 Ezola/Olson Duo—An Evening of Piano Duos: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

8-9 East Idaho Home and Garden Show: Kingston Plaza, Idaho Falls

9 Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf: $25 Family Ticket admits 2 adults plus children from the household. 2:00 PM, Colonial Theatre, Idaho Falls

9 Williams and Ree, “The Indian and the White Guy”: A music and comedy team out of the Dakotas. 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU Campus, Pocatello

9-10 Star Party: CSI Centennial Observatory, Twin Falls

11 Telemark Festival: 10:30 AM, Pebble Creek, Inkom

15-16 Chrome in the Dome: Southeast Idaho’s Premier Car show, ISU Holt Arena, Pocatello

15-19 The Great Snake Shootout: High School Varsity and Junior Varsity boys lacrosse tournament. Sunway Soccer Complex, Twin Falls

17 Cowboy Classic: Watch or participate in the thrills and spills as a barrel rider (cowboy) is pulled by two skiers through gates and over jumps! 1:00-5:00 PM, Pebble Creek Ski Area, Inkom

21-23 Spring Fair: ATVs, recreation equipment, home improvement ideas and products, landscape ideas, lawn and garden equipment ISU’s Holt Arena, Pocatello

23 Monster Dummy Jump: Dummies mounted on skis or snowboard fly down a hill with a jump at the end! 1:00-5:00 PM, Pebble Creek Ski Area, Inkom

26 Underwater Bubble Show: 7:30-10:30, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, Pocatello

29-30 Quilt Fest: 23 quilt related classes that you can pre-register for, then on the day of your class bring your fabric and sewing machine for a hands-on learning experience. There will be 13 vendors, over 100 quilts on display, and a trunk show by one quilter each day. Blackfoot

30 Montucky Pond Skim: Be entertained by skiers and snowboarders attempting to skim across a pond in funny costumes. Lots of spills and chills! 1:00-5:00 PM, Pebble Creek Ski Area, Inkom

30 “Earth Hour” Telescope Viewing: For one hour on this night–8:30-9:30 PM–people all over the world are asked to turn off all unnecessary lights as a gesture of energy conservation. Why not come to the observatory and enjoy the dark skies? Mars, double stars, star clusters, and deep-sky targets. Free admission. CSI Centennial Observatory, Twin Falls

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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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