March 2023 Calendar

By Les Tanner

Double-checking with event coordinators about the following locations, dates, and times is recommended.

Northern Idaho

3-5  Home & Garden Show: Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

4     Moscow Winter Saturday Market: 1912 Center, Moscow

5     25th Annual Cruise the World: Food, culture and entertainment from around the world will take center stage. Attendees can enjoy tasting delicious foods and drinks from around the world and watch cultural performances including song, dance, martial arts and more from different cultures. Admission is free; food can be purchased (cash only). Noon – 4 PM, Bruce M. Pitman Center: International Ballroom & Vandal Ballroom.  U of I, Moscow

7-28      Messy Hands Preschool Art Class and Playtime: TUESDAYS. A fun introduction to art with your favorite littler person. All supplies are included. Ages: 2-5. Fee is $2 per kid.10 AM – 10:30 AM Lewiston Community Center, Lewiston

10-11    PLT for Elementary Teachers: Experience place based hands-on activities, both indoors and out, that are designed specifically for use with elementary youth.  9 AM – 3:30 PM each day. Kamiah

17   St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 4 PM, Yellow Pine

18   Spring Craft Fair : Crafters, farmers, fresh eggs, honey, medicinal teas, jewelry, arts, candles, goat soaps, food, and much more. Hours: 10 AM – 3 PM Rathdrum Lions Club, Rathdrum

24-25    Northern Idaho Flute Festival: 110 Main St., Sandpoint

26   Silverthorne Chamber Series: WIS Jazz, 3 PM – 5 PM, Silverthorne Theatre, 500 8th Ave, Lewiston

31-4/2   Blues Festival: The Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene

Southwestern Idaho

1     Red Cross Blood Drive: Real Life Community Church. 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Nampa

1     Boise Birding: Free class–”Spring Migration! Waterfowl and Shorebirds”, a birding presentation by Terry Rich. Pre-registration is required
(208-608-7680). 9 AM – 10 AM, Foothills
Learning Center; 3188 Sunset Peak Rd., Boise

1-29      Guitar for Beginners: WEDNESDAYS. Interested in learning to play the guitar? Join volunteer David Johnson from 6 PM – 7pm.  The class is designed for ages 13 and older.  Bring your own guitar and learn some guitar basics. Public Library, Nampa

2     Boise Art Museum: Extended hours 10 AM – 7 PM. There is no set admission fee, please pay what you can.  Boise Art Museum, Boise

2     “Air Heart” by Dwayne Blackaller: Presentation by Idaho Theater for Youth.  Recommended for K- 6th grade students, but all ages are welcome. 6 PM – 7 PM, Public Library, Nampa

2–5 The Idaho Sportsman Show: Guides, outfitters, and sportsmen of all stripes converge here for a gear-filled good time. With tips on fishing, hunting, elk calling, and more, there’s plenty to do for those who chase the call of the wild. There’s even stuff for the kids with an archery shoot, live trout pond, and other fun things to hunt out. Adults $7, seniors 62+ $6, children 12 and under are free. Hours: Thurs. & Fri. 5 PM – 9 PM, Sat. 11 AM – 9 PM, Sun. 11AM – 4 PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

2-30      School Age Fun: THURS. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Library! at Hillcrest, 5246 W Overland Rd, Boise

2-30      Meridian After School Hangout (MASH): THURS:
3 PM – 5 PM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W
Cherry Ln. Meridian

3     Treasure Valley Indie Book Fair: Join us as we highlight our community’s own writers, illustrators and publishers! This event will feature a wide variety of work such as fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, comix, zines and more. 11 AM – 3 PM, Public Library, Nampa

3-31      Baby Storytime: FRI. Rhymes, songs, stories, and open play time. 10:30 AM – 11 AM, Library! at Hillcrest, Boise

4     Museum Work Day: 8 AM.  Volunteers Welcome.  Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Speaker and Topic TBD.  O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

4     Silly Song and Dance with Miss Nikki: A storytime focused on music, singing, and dancing.  Ideal for ages 2-5. 10 AM – 10:30 AM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

6-27      Brick Club: MON. Want to learn the basics of chess? Play for fun or learn how to participate in tournament chess.  Geared towards all levels K-12. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

7     Kilroy Coffee Klatch: FREE to any and all veterans! The general public is also welcome; regular admission charges will apply. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. 10 AM, Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

8     MC Presents National Geographic Live – “Nature Roars Back: 7 PM – 11 PM, Morrison Center, Boise

9     Kindergarten All-Stars: Kindergarten readiness class for 4-5-year-olds. 10 AM -11 AM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

9     Farmway Afterschool Program: Enjoy a new program each month for school-aged kids and teens.
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, 22730 Farmway Rd, Caldwell

10   Story Trail Adventure: We invite you and your preschooler to walk our ¼ mile trail and read a story together. Afterwards each child can get creative with our story-related craft. Pre-registration is required (208-608-7680). 12:30 PM, Foothills Learning Center; 3188 Sunset Peak Rd., Boise

10-12    50th Boise Roadster Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City

11   Vegetable Gardening in the Treasure Valley: 11:00am – 12:00pm, Cherry Lane Branch, Meridian Library, Meridian

11   Courageous Kids Climbing: Children with physical and developmental disabilities are invited to learn how to climb climbing walls. FREE but space is limited.  Email: [email protected] to reserve a spot.  10:00AM to Noon at Vertical View, 1334 E. Bird Dog Drive, Meridian

11   Idaho Open: Teen bowling qualifier for 2023 Nationals. Amateurs 19 and younger.  Sign up at .1:00 PM, Meridian Bowling Lanes, 324 S Meridian Rd, Meridian

11-12    Kim’s Taekwondo Tournament: Competitions for forms, sparring and braking. Regist:10 AM – 11 AM, Eliminations: 11AM – 6 PM.  Boys and Girls Club, 610 E. 42nd Street, Garden City

13   Home School Day–Snow School: Snowshoe at Bogus Basin with SnowSchool and WaterShed staff. Ages 5 and up only.  $6 per person.  Register: 10 AM – 2 PM,  Bogus Basin Ski Resort, Boise

13   MK Lecture–Firewise Landscaping: Learn ways to garden and landscape around your home that will reduce the risk of fire damage, use less water, and be beautiful.  Speaker: Bret Van Paepeghem.
6:30 PM – 8 PM. MK Nature Center, Boise

13-18    “The Addams Family Young@Part”: Weiser High School, Weiser

16-19    Boise Spring Home Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City

18   Food Truck Rally Goes to the Dogs: This food truck rally is going to the dogs! Join the Nampa Dog Park Committee for some good food, live music, vendors and beer at Lloyd Square Park in downtown Nampa. All proceeds support the continued development of Nampa’s Dog Parks. Bring your dogs. 2 PM – 6 PM, Lloyd Square Park, Nampa

18   WaterShed Weekend – Blockfest: Free family fun! Go with the flow to the WaterShed for fun activities the whole family can enjoy! No pre-registration required. 10 AM – 1 PM, the WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

20-24    Spring Break Drop-in Program: Free STEM activities at BLOCK Fest™ building stations around the exhibit hall for children of all ages. 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, WaterShed Education Center, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

22-26    Treefort Music Fest: Downtown Boise

24-26    Boise Flower & Garden Show: Boise Centre, Boise

25-26    Treasure Valley Flea Market: A variety of vendors, food offerings, entertainment and much more. Admission: $3; Seniors, $2; Children 12 and under, free. Hours: SAT 9 AM – 5 PM, SUN
10 AM – 4 PM.  Expo Idaho, Garden City

26   Snake River Concert: Free event featuring outstanding Idaho musicians. 3 PM – 5:30 PM, Givens Hot Springs, Melba

Southern Idaho

7     Yamato-The Drummers of Japan: Yamato travels the world with Japan’s traditional Wadaiko drums, stirring the hearts of audiences everywhere. $38/adults; $14/students high school or under. 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

10   Cello-Piano Concert: Cellist Juliette Herlin debuts on CSI’s Piano Celebration Series in collaboration with pianist Kevin Ahfat who returns to Twin Falls. Musical scenes from many genres. 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

13-17    Disney’s “The Lion King Jr”: East Minico Middle School, Rupert

Central Idaho

1-29      Library Storytime: WED. 11 AM – 11:30 AM, Public Library, Hailey

15-17    Sun Valley Music Festival: Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”, free concert at the Argyros Performing Arts Center, beginning at 7 PM each night. Ketchum

19   Community Breakfast: 8 AM – 10 AM, American Legion Hall, 221 E Main, Challis

29-4/2   Sun Valley Film Festival 2023: Ketchum

Eastern Idaho

1     Harlem Globetrotters: Mountain America Center, Idaho Falls

2-30      Flip & Twist and Preschool Open Gym: THURS: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Flip & Twist, Ammon

3-4  ISU Choirs Mid-Winter Concert: 7:30 – 9:30 AM, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, Pocatello

4     Ride On Dads Scavenger Hunt: 9 AM – 4 PM, Pebble Creek Ski Area, Inkom

11   SRD’s Kids Spring Festival: 10 AM – 3 PM, Bannock County Event Center, 10588 Fairground Dr, Pocatello

18   Pebble Creek Monster Dummy Jump: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Pebble Creek Ski Area, Inkom

25   Idaho Falls Bully Meet & Greet: This event brings in some of the best dogs in our side of the state and surrounding states. 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM, Tautphaus Park, Idaho Falls

23-25    Pocatello Spring Fair: Over 200 vendors of hot tubs, vehicle accessories, artwork, cookware, clothing, cabinets, jewelry, and more. Hours: THUR: Noon – 9 PM, FRI: Noon -10 PM, SAT: 10 AM – 7 PM. ISU Holt Arena, Pocatello

25-26    SE Idaho Gem & Mineral Society Show: Bannock County Event Center, 10588 Fairground Dr, Pocatello

30   Brass Concert: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU Campus, 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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