March 2020 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. Details about many of the following events can be found at

Northern Idaho

2 Diabetes Education & Support Group: BGH Pharmacist presents, “Diabetes Medication Update” 10 AM, Bonner General Health, Sandpoint

2-25 ENL (English as a New Language) Conversation Hour: MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS. All skill levelsnwelcome to practice English language skills. 10:15 – 11:15 AM, Public Library, Moscow

2-30 Community Coffee Hour: MONDAYS. A weekly coffee hour for the public, with treats and friendly conversation. 10:30 AM. Community Library, Bovill

4 “Hear My Voice”: The story of Jessie, a young woman introduced to the American suffrage movement by her great-aunt and their battle for their right to vote as World War I consumes their country. 7 PM, The Heartwood Center, Sandpoint

7 Winter Market: Over 30 different artisan vendors Lunch by Sushi Man and tour the upper floors of 1912 Center. 10 AM to 2 PM, 1912 Center, Moscow

12 Wild and Scenic Film Festival: Kootenai Environmental Alliance celebrates 18 years of inspiring activism through film and art. Admission: $10 per individual; All students get in free with student ID. 6 – 9 PM, Schuler Auditorium, North Idaho College , Coeur d’Alene

27 Baked Potato Bar Dinner: 4:30 – 6 PM, Lake City Center, Coeur d’Alene

29 “Ties To The Land “ Workshop: This planning workshop precedes the Idaho Forest Owners Association Annual Conference (following event). It is for families who own forests, to help them understand how individuals view their land. 9 AM to 5 PM, University Inn Best Western, Moscow

30-31 Idaho Forest Owners Association Conference: Open to forest landowners – from someone with only five acres to landowners with thousands of acres – and consulting foresters, loggers, industry representatives and state and federal agencies – who support them. The IFOA is a non-profit group dedicated to family owned forests. Visit Begins at 9 AM, University Inn Best Western, Moscow

Southwestern Idaho

2/29-3/1 Lookout Junction Train Show: A huge operating model railroad layout display, free. Library at Bown Crossing. Sponsored by the Boise Public Library and the Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers. Hours: Saturday, Noon – 5 PM, Sunday, 1- 3:30 PM, Boise

2 Teen Iron Chef Challenge: Do you have some mad cooking skills? Join us for this fun Teen Iron Chef. We’ll break into teams and put you to a grilled cheese challenge! (Ages 12 – 18). 4:30-5:30 PM, Ada Community Library, Victory Branch, Boise

3 Kilroy Coffee Klatch: 10 AM – Nooon, Warhawk Air Museum; FREE for ALL veterans and ALL veterans are welcome; Coffee and breakfast treats are no charge. No RSVP required – just show up; Nampa

3 The Buzz on Native Bees: 6:30 PM, Ada Community Library – Victory Branch, Boise

4 All Ages Video Games: Open play on Wii, X-Box, and Nintendo Switch consoles. 4:30 – 5:30 PM, Ada Community Library – Victory Branch, Boise

4 Wildflower Hike–Hulls Gulch: 9 AM – Noon. Meet at the junction of Red Cliffs and Lower Hulls Gulch trails (¼ mile east of the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Rd). To register: (208) 608-7680. Boise

5 Tree Pruning Techniques: Tips and techniques of proper pruning cuts and manage your trees for optimal health and beauty. Free. 6 – 8 PM, City Hall, Nampa

5 First Thursday: 5 PM, Downtown Boise

5-8 Idaho Sportsman Show: Seminars, guides and outfitters, RV’s, boats, ATV’s, shed, hunting, fishing, calling, big horn trophy contests and more. Adults $5, seniors (62 and older) $4, children 12 and under free. Hours: Thu-Fri 5 – 9 PM, Sat 11 AM – 9 PM, Sun 11 AM – 5 PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

5-26 Skate Night: THURSDAYS. 6 PM – 7 PM, Cambridge High School, Cambridge

5-26 Children’s Story Time: THURSDAYS: 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Public Library, McCall

7 POKEMON Club: Learn the trading card game. Ages 7-18. 2 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

7 Spring Sports Madness for Moms & Sons: 7:30 PM, Nampa Recreation Center, Nampa

7 Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; 8 AM; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch), Speaker, Nate Carpenter: “Update on the Geochronology of Neogene Aquatic Biota of the Pacific Northwestern United States”. O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

7 Les Bois Film Festival: Sponsored by Land Trust of the Treasure Valley. Shows at 1 and 7 PM (different films at each session). Egyptian Theater, Boise

7 Safe Sitter® Class: Nationally recognized program designed for kids ages 11-13. Learn how to have fun, prevent problem behaviors, recognize a medical emergency and take appropriate action, perform CPR on a child and infant, and learn the business side of babysitting. Sponsored by St. Luke’s and Friends of the Ada Community Libraries. Registration required (208) 332-4613. 10 AM – 5 PM, Ada Community Library, Boise

9 Homeschool Makeiteers: Hands-on projects that encompass science, technology, engineering, and math topics (STEM). (Ages 8-12). Ada Community Library, Victory Branch, Boise

11 The Explorers Club: Ages 18+. This club serves adults with a wide range of intellectual and physical disabilities and skill levels, focusing on group activities such as creating art, playing games and exploring the library. The club supports and nurtures independence, health, safety, socialization and community inclusion—all while having fun! 11:30 AM, Ada Community Library – Victory Branch, Boise

12 Crafting with Beeswax: Sponsored by D&B Supply. All ages. 6:30 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

12 Perennials for Season Long Color: 6 PM, City Hall, Nampa

14 Proud Sound Marching Band & Color Guard—Percussion Parade: Annual Fundraiser Dinner, 4 to 6 PM and 6:30 to 9 PM, Vendome Event Center, 309 State St, Weiser

14 Boise Contra Dance: Great band, caller, and the funnest, friendliest folks to dance with anywhere. All ages, and experience levels. Come give dance a chance. Adults: $8, Students and those under 18: $4. 7:30 – 10:30 PM, Broadway Dance Studio, Boise

14 Food Truck Rally: Join the Nampa Dog Park Committee and, maybe even some Leprechauns, for some good food, live music and green beer. All proceeds support dog parks in Nampa. Grab your family, friends, and your dogs and come out and experience a truly unique setting for a great cause. 2 – 6 PM, Lloyd Square Park, downtown, Nampa

14 Mine a Pot ‘o Gold: Step into the shoes of an Idaho gold miner and try your luck at taking home a pot o’ gold through our hands-on gold panning activity. Families are encouraged to drop in to create and learn together. Noon – 3 PM, Idaho State Museum, Julia Davis Park, Boise

14 Exhibit Opening: The opening for a major new Land Art Exhibit. This is a free event. 2 – 4 PM, Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise

3/14-4/30 Land Art Exhibit: This unique exhibit features works using natural materials such as clay, leaves, seeds, stones, wood, and wool. Due to the nature of these natural art pieces, the display will decay and decompose over time. Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise

18 Home School Day: “Snow School”. 10 – 11:30 AM. Boise WaterShed, Boise

19 2nd Annual Teen Mario Kart Tournament: Ages 13-18. Do you have what it takes to win a trophy? 11 AM, Public Library, Caldwell

19-22 Spring Home Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City

21 Family Afternoon Movie: All ages; free popcorn. 2 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

21-22 Artistry in Wood Show: Competitors from all skill levels will submit their wood carving, turning, scroll work, fine wood working, gourd art and pyrography displays and judging. J.U.M.P., Boise

23 Black Out Poetry: Work with what you have and make something meaningful. Examine discarded book pages and bring into focus the words that matter to you. Black out all the rest and you have a poem. Ages 12 – 18. 4:30 – 5:30 PM, Ada Community Library, Victory Branch, Boise

23-27 Spring Break Drop-In BLOCK fest®: Hands-on block experience to boost early learning, and introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education. Five block stations of non-interlocking blocks. Free. 10 AM- Noon, Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

25 ”Intro to Raptors”: Home school event. Live birds of prey. Emphases on Adaptations, Habitat, and Wildlife Conservation. Morning session 10:30 AM – Noon, Open house Noon – 1 PM; Afternoon session 1:30 – 3 PM, Open house 3 – 4 PM. Cost $3 per person. Pre-register at [email protected]. World Center for Birds of Prey, Boise

26 Watering…How Much is Enough? Learn watering techniques to provide your plants or trees what they actually NEED. 6 PM, City Hall, Nampa

26 Nature Explorers: Preschoolers (3-5) investigate nature with hands-on activities. Free. Come with an adult and be ready to be outside. Rain or shine. Please leave pets at home (Service animals only). Deer Flat NWR Visitors Center, Upper Embankment Road, Nampa

27-29 Flower & Garden Show: Centre on the Grove, Boise

28-29    “Cradle for the Cure”  Youth Wrestling Tournament: J.A.Albertson Activity Center, C of I campus, Caldwell

28 Community Breakfast: 9 AM, Eagles Lodge, Nampa

28 Owyhee County Historical Society Bazaar: Craft vendors inside the museum, and outside the MRW (Murphy-Reynolds-Wilson) District Fire Rescue will be hosting their chili cook off. Free. Small fee for the chili. 10 AM to 4 PM at the OCHS Museum, Murphy AM, Public Library, Caldwell

Southern Idaho

3 BSU Trumpet Faculty Recital: Zach Buie and Derek Ganong. 7:30 – 9 PM, CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall, Twin Falls

4-7 “Rhinoceros”: Rhinoceroses start running loose on a Sunday afternoon in a small French town. If you are looking for some serious laughter, come to see this play, presented by the CSI Theatre, Music, and Dance Departments. 7:30 – 9:30 PM, Fine Arts Auditorium, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls

5-21 “Let’s Murder Marsha”: A terrific play for family audiences who like their comedy broad, fast, and nonstop. Information at . Howells Opera House, Oakley

7 Carlene Carter: All ages. $26/adults, $10/children HS & under. 7:30 – 9:30 PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

11 We Shall Overcome – Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: 7:30 PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

23-25 Safety and Business Fest: Free public workshops to learn how to make our community a safer place to work and live. 8 AM – 5 PM, CSI Applied Technology and Innovation Center, Twin Falls

Central Idaho

1-12 Young Artists Show: This show, which began on January 23, gives artists ages 12 to 25 the opportunity to display their work in a juried competition. Mad Dog Gallery, Challis

21 Cabin Fever Reliever: A fun-filled fundraiser that includes elegant dining, music for your dancing pleasure, a live auction and much more, presented by the. Challis Area Chamber of Commerce, Challis

30-4/4 “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, Missoula Children’s Theatre. 3/30, Auditions; 3/31-4/2, Rehearsal Workshop 4:30 to 9 PM; 4/3, Rehearsal Workshop 1 – 5 PM; and 4/4, Performances at 3 & 7 PM Hosted and sponsored by Challis Arts Council and Education Performing Arts. Middle School Auditorium, Challis

Eastern Idaho

6,21 Darwin & Dinosaurs, Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls

7 Pebble Creek Telemark Festival: 10:30 AM – 4 PM Pebble Creek Ski Area, Inkom

13-14 Spring Home Expo: Pinecrest Event Center, 560 E Anderson St, Idaho Falls

14 “Let’s Hear It for the Ladies”: The Idaho Falls Symphony features a concert of women composers. Idaho Falls

15 Cowboy Classic: A barrel rider is pulled by two skiers through gates and jumps. 1-5 PM, Pebble Creek, Inkom

19 Trombone Festival Concert: 7 – 9 PM, Fine Arts Building, ISU Campus, Pocatello

19 An Evening of Chamber Music: Concert by the Idaho Falls Symphony. 7 – 9 PM, Idaho Falls

20-21 Chrome in the Dome: Over 150 classic cars, hot rods, trucks and motorcycles. Nationwide entrants compete to win a trophy made by College of Technology students. ISU Holt Arena, Pocatello

21 Pebble Creek Montucky Pond Skim and Monster Dummy Jump: Pebble Creek Ski Area, Inkom

24 The Spinning Tales of Peter Pan & Cinderella on Ice: 7:30 – 10:30 PM, Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU, Pocatello

26-28 Spring Fair: ATVs, recreation equipment, home improvement, landscape ideas, lawn and garden equipment. ISU’s Holt Arena, Pocatello


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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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