May 2022 Calendar

By Les Tanner

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

Northern Idaho

3, 10, 17    Storytime: Seasonal stories, a letter of the day, songs, flannel boards, and lots of interactive activities specially designed to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten. Geared to ages 3-5. 11:15 AM,
Post Falls

4/30-5/1   Moscow Renaissance Fair: East City Park, 900 E 3rd St, Moscow

5                 Well~Read Evening Book Club: 6 PM – 7:30 PM, The Well Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene

5-26           Storytime: THURSDAYS. 10:30 AM – 11 AM, Community Library Network, Rathdrum

6-7             “A Storybook Adventure”, Live on Stage: 5 PM
on Friday, 8 PM on Saturday.  Kroc Center,
Coeur d’Alene

7                 Community-Wide Yard Sale: Kamiah

7                 The Art of Wisescaping: This event includes a wide variety of opportunities to learn more about native planting, xeriscaping, and water saving techniques.  Includes a tour of the U of I Arboretum’s xeriscape garden.  Noon – 3 PM, University of Idaho Arboretum, Moscow

7                 Depot Day:  Celebrate the anniversary of the Depot’s 1986 move with the Depot Day Classic Car Show.  Classic cars, unique food booths and eclectic vendors, plus live music, kids activities and more. 9 AM – 5 PM, Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum, Wallace

7                 Elk City Wagon Road Museum “Dessert at the Museum”: Clearwater

7                 Lolo Trail Muzzleloader Club Spring Fling:
10 AM – 3 PM, Orofino

7-8             Riggins Annual Rodeo: The rodeo starts at 1:30 PM both days, and on Sunday, there will be a Cowboy Breakfast from 6 AM to 10 AM at the Riggins Community Center, followed at 11AM by the traditional parade down Main Street, and a Stick Horse Race at 12:30 PM, to the delight of all ages. Riggins

7-28           Long Camp Farmers Market: SATURDAYS.  Kamiah

7-28           Sandpoint Farmers Market: SATURDAYS and WEDNESDAYS.. Shop for fresh produce and artisan goods.  Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM ; Wednesday,
3 PM – 5:30 PM  Farmin Park, downtown Sandpoint

11              Well~Read Morning Book Club: 10 AM – 11:30 AM, The Well Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene

14              American Legion “Save The Hall” Benefit Auction; Kamiah

28              Opening Day: General fishing season, Statewide

28-29         Priest Lake Spring Festival: Parade floats, autos, contraptions, and good humor out for all to enjoy.  Local artisans display their arts & crafts, and runners enjoy the competition and fun of Sunday’s  “Priest Lake Race”.  Coolin

Southwestern Idaho

1-22           Contemporary Cuban Art Exhibit: History, Identity, and Materiality. Boise Art Museum, Boise

1-31           Live bird presentations: Every day but Monday.  Four 20-minute bird presentations are conducted daily at 10:30 AM, Noon, 2 PM, and 3:30 PM. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the presentation.  Species you may encounter include: American Kestrel, Aplomado Falcon, Harris’s Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Swainson’s Hawk, Verreaux’s Eagle-owl, or Western Screech-owl.  World Center for Birds of Prey, Boise

3                 Kilroy Coffee Klatch: FREE to any and all veterans! The general public is welcome, but admission rates do apply. 10 AM – Noon, Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

3                 Bilingual Storytime: 10:30 AM – 11AM, Public Library, Mountain Home

3                 Art Endeavor: All ages are invited to get inspired
and make their own art creation. 4 PM – 5:30 PM, Public Library, Nampa

4/30-5/1   Idaho Renaissance Faire: Kuna Greenbelt, Kuna

5                 First Thursday: 5 PM – 9 PM,  Downtown Boise

5                 Cinco de Mayo: Spicy food, energetic dancing, a burro, and bands – expect one of those fast-paced events that will have your sombrero flying off in a frenzy.  Food, entertainment, and a taco taste-off competition. 
5 PM – 10 PM, Indian Creek Plaza,  Caldwell

7                 Museum Work Day: 8 AM. Volunteers welcome; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Archaeology Month, Program TBD.  The O.J. Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

7                 Experience Idaho Expo: Native Idahoans and Idaho Enthusiasts can shop local goods including Idaho apparel, arts and crafts, food and everything in between.  Free. 10 AM – 4 PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

7                 Community Days at BUGS: Welcome spring at the Boise Urban Garden School.  The FREE event will bring you resources for the whole family, get you prepped for planting, and excited to embrace the growing season. This is a drop-in activity. Registration is not required. 11 AM -1 PM, 2995 N Five Mile Rd. Boise

7                 Farmers Market: 9 AM – 1 PM, Lloyd Square – 13th &, Front St., Nampa

7                 Girls Day Out Expo: Grab your mom, daughters, friends and coworkers, and join us.   You’ll enjoy a unique, intimate and festive shopping experience where you can sip, browse and shop for hours.  Unwind and treat yourself at this FREE event. 10 AM – 5 PM,  Expo Idaho,  Garden City

7                 The Plaza – A Shopping Experience: 9 AM – 3 PM, Emmett

7-8             Autocross: SRRSCCA Events 5 and 6. Expo Idaho, Garden City

10              Music History with Eric Collett: 4 PM – 5 PM, Salmon Creek Gracious Retirement Living, Boise

12              The Squad: A group function for adults with disabilities. Join us for music, crafts, games and more.  This program is held in the Multipurpose Room A from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Public Library, Nampa

12-14         Rusty Barn Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival: Expo Idaho, Garden City

12-14         Apple Blossom Festival: Free concerts in Central Park and a variety of family friendly activities, including one of the largest carnivals in the area, a parade on Saturday and fireworks Saturday at dusk.  Payette Apple Blossom Festival, 1500 6th Ave S, Payette

14              Mustard Seed Spring Market & Vintage Car Show:
9 AM – 4 PM, 223 13th Ave S, Nampa

14              Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: Spring Concert, 2 PM, Morrison Center, Boise

14              Famous Idaho Potato Marathon & Fun Run:  6 AM, 250 E Parkcenter Blvd, Boise

14-16         Class X Motocross: Skyline MX Park and Event Center, Kuna

15              Courageous Kids Climbing: A group of rock climbers volunteer to teach children with special needs (developmental and physical) how to rock climb in area gyms. There is no charge. Everything is FREE!
1 AM to Noon. Wings Center, Boise

17-31         Farm to Fork Farmer’s Market: TUESDAYS. 5 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

20-6/11     Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 E Warm Springs Ave,  Boise

21              Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale:  7 AM – 5 PM,
Expo Idaho, Garden City

21              Courageous Kids Climbing: A group of rock climbers volunteer to teach children with special needs (developmental and physical) how to rock climb in area gyms. There is no charge. Everything is FREE! 1 AM to Noon.  Camp Pinewood, McCall

22              BOP Car Show: 6 AM – 2 PM, City Park, Emmett

22              Parent/Child Explore Nature: Ages 2-4. Join your child for an exploration in nature! We will go on a short hike and participate in a craft, game, or other activity at our outdoor facility. Children should dress for the weather and be accompanied by an adult. $7 fee includes child and parent/guardian. Register at 208-493-2530.  Location: Foothills Learning Center 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

27-31         “Sue”; The T-Rex Experience: SUE the T. rex is the most complete, best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. The Discovery Center of Idaho has partnered with the Micron Foundation to host this special exhibition. 10 AM – 4:30 PM.  Discovery Center of Idaho, Boise

28              Opening Day: General fishing season, Statewide

28-29         Syringa Goat Show: Livestock Barn & Sheep Ring, Expo Idaho, Garden City

30              HSB Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony:
11 AM, Horseshoe Bend

Southern Idaho

1                 CSI Jazz Ensemble & Symphonic Band Spring Concert: Both the jazz ensemble and the symphonic band will be joined by the virtuoso Ryan Neilsen on Trumpet. 7:30 PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

4                 The CSI Madrigal Ensemble presents MAD ABOUT 7:30 PM – 9 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, CSI Campus, Twin Falls

6                 Centre Stage–Spring Recital: 5:30 PM – 9 PM,  King Fine Arts Center, Burley

7                 ARC–A SCI-FI Musical Adventure:  The College of Southern Idaho’s newest ensemble, Sci-Fi Jazz, will present a show with an original sci-fi story, visuals, and live music. The script and music were written by faculty member Ben Britton for a mix of professional and talented student musicians.  7:30 PM,  CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

11              BJHS & BHS–String Orchestra Concert: 8 AM – 5 PM, King Fine Arts Center, Burley

14              Courageous Kids Climbing: A group of rock climbers volunteer to teach children with special needs (developmental and physical) how to rock climb in area gyms. There is no charge. Everything is FREE! 1 PM to 3 PM., Gemstone Climbing, Twin Falls

14              Motorbike Safety Class: 1 PM – 4 PM, Rupert Motorcross Park, Rupert

17              Meow Meow: This post-post-modern diva enthralls and draws the audience in with her magnificent vocal prowess and hilarious story telling. 7:30 PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

28              Opening Day: General fishing season, Statewide

Central Idaho

1-13           Art Show: Members of the Challis Arts Council showcase their talents at the MadDog Gallery.  Challis

3                 “Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You.”:  Hemingway Writer-In-Residence Ariel Delgado Dixon joins us to discuss her debut novel.  Free event.  6 PM – 7 PM, The Community Library, Ketchum

21              Wood River Orchestra Spring 2022 Concert: 1050 Fox Acres Rd, Hailey

28              Opening Day: General fishing season, Statewide

Eastern Idaho

1-29           Flat Track Horse Races: SUNDAYS.  Pocatello Downs, Bannock County Events Center, Pocatello

7                 Portneuf Valley Farmers Market: 9 AM – 1 PM,
420 N Main St., Pocatello

7                 Camping 101: This program, sponsored by the Department of Parks & Recreation, is designed for kids with little to no experience in camping.  Kids will learn about Leave No Trace, camping gear, tent set-up/take down, fire building, catching/cleaning/cooking fish.  Ages 5-10.  Program is FREE. Register by calling 208-824-5910. 10 AM – 2 PM, Castle Rocks State Park, Almo

20-21         Idaho Aviation Expo: Aero Mark Inc,
1940 International Way #2, Idaho Falls

21              Angler Experience – First Time Fishing:  Rangers will teach kids about gear, the basics of fishing, including catching and cleaning or catching and releasing.  Sponsored by the Department of Parks & Recreation.  All equipment provided.  Ages 5 – 17.   Event is FREE.  Group Size: 8 kids.  Call 208-824-5910 to register. 10 AM – 2 PM, Castle Rocks State Park, Almo

27              Fisherman’s Breakfast: St. Anthony

28              Life on the Trail–Living History:  Visit an emigrant camp along the California Trail. Learn about life in the 1850s while you stroll along the short trail at the Visitor Center. Demonstrations will include butter making, handkerchief dolls, gold panning, and candle making. This is a drop-in program. Noon – 4 PM,  City of Rocks/Castle Rocks, Almo

28              Swimming Pools Open: Outdoor swimming pools open in several communities, such as Lava Hot Springs, Pocatello, Bear River Hot Springs near Preston, Indian Springs Resort, Malad, and Downata  Hot Springs near Downey. Southeastern Idaho

28        Opening Day: General fishing season, Statewide  

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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.