November 2016 Calendar

By Ruby Tanner

Family-oriented and “affordable” Idaho events get a free line in our calendar, and each month we choose several to highlight. Here’s how to submit:

Deadline:  The first of each month.
Lead time:  Two issues.
Next deadline: November 1 for the  January issue.
Send details to:  ruby@idahomagazine.com

1     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

1-3     Idaho Power Centennial Exhibit: Idaho Museum of Natural History, ISU Campus, Pocatello

1-7     Wild Adventure Corn Maze: This great maze has acres of family fun; Barrel train rides, shooting the corn cannon, paintball matches and Mexican Crazy Corn; 135 West 450 North, Blackfoot

1-25     “America’s Revolution: Rebels with a Cause”: Exhibit; Experience 1776 when a group of American rebels joined ranks and declared Sovereignty; includes artifacts from our Founding Fathers, some of which have never before appeared in public; Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls

1-12/31     “Exposed: Never Before Seen Wonders”: This exhibit celebrates 82 years of the IMNH’s existence and the amazing, the weird, and the extra-large objects in its collections; includes objects collected by United States presidents; shrunken heads from South America; the first writing system; a moon rock; Rufus, the mammoth excavated near American Falls, Idaho; and much, much more; Idaho Museum of Natural History, ISU Campus, Pocatello

2     First Wednesday, Emmett

2-30     Pre-School Story Hour: WEDNESDAYS, Stories with a guest reader, plus a snack; 10:00AM, Public Library, Salmon

3     Understanding and Managing Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), Saint Alphonsus McCleary Auditorium, Boise

3     Science After Hours: Explore the wonderful world of science with an open mind in a casual atmosphere; sponsored by Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute; free; 7:00PM-8:30PM, downtown Moscow

3-24     Riverstone Summer Concerts: THURSDAYS; Enjoy free professional concerts from a variety of genres; High quality audio sound provided by Two Reeds; 6:00-8:00PM, Riverstone Park, Coeur d’Alene

3-24     TNT Youth Program: THURSDAYS; video games for ages 10 and up, Public Library, Hailey

4     First Friday Art Walk, 5:00-8:00PM, Old Town Pocatello

4     Artisan’s Market: Annual holiday season show & sale by Challis Arts Council, Challis

4     Inner-Tube Water Polo: Come hop in our inner-tubes for a fun game of inner-tube water polo; ages 8-14; Children must be able to pass the swim test before participating; free with Rec Center admission fee, Rec Center, Nampa

4     Farm Bureau Salute to Idaho Veterans: This is a free event honoring local Veterans and current Armed Services personnel, featuring a meet and greet, flag ceremony, Posting of the Colors, a guest speaker, luncheon, slide show, free portrait photos for the Veterans, and a complimentary gift; 10:30AM-1:00PM; 275 Tierra Vista Drive, Pocatello

4     Holly Fair: Craft and Product show, Legacy Center, Lewiston

4,5     “The Secret Life of Pets”: Family movie; Bengal Theater, ISU Campus, Pocatello

4-6     Holiday Book Sale: Sponsored by Friends of the Boise Public Library; held at the warehouse at 762 River Street, Boise

4,12     Rake Up Boise: Volunteers rake and winterize homes of seniors and disabled community members (information: 208-258-6222), Boise

5     Horszowski Trio: Pianist, violinist, cellist; (208-459-7583 HYPERLINK http://www.caldwellfinearts.org for prices); 7:00PM, Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

5     Drive Away Hunger Raffle, Hayden

5     Free Admission Day, Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls

5     Winter Swap: Net proceeds go to support local NSP Volunteer Ski Patrols; Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

5     Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; 8:00AM; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Teresa Tarifa: “The Andean hairy armadillo: Current knowledge, cultural importance, and conservation challenges”; The O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

5     Jump Creek Hike: Join the Nampa Recreation Department as we explore Jump Creek Canyon–an easy ¼ mile hike to the waterfall, then a hike to the top of the ridge; dress for the weather and pack your own lunch; $10; depart and return, 9:00AM-1:00PM; Rec Center, Nampa

6     Autocross Racing, Garden City

6-27     Sunday Market: SUNDAYS; Enjoy a variety of local crafters, artists, delicious food, produce and live music; Come out and support the northwest artisans; 1-3PM, Garden Plaza, Post Falls

7,21     Reading at the Refuge: Preschoolers (and their parents!) are invited to listen to wildlife-related stories and do a related craft activity; at 10 AM and at 2 PM, Deer Flat NWR, Visitors Center, Upper Dam, Lake Lowell, Nampa

8     Leslie Gulch Driving Tour: The Nampa Recreation Department and Tom Bicak from Canyon County Parks conduct a driving tour to this remote region of towering cliffs painted in desert hues and honeycombed rock formations sculpted over millions of years; include chances to view wildlife such as big horn sheep and raptors; Bring your camera, binoculars, and a lunch; $15; 9am-2:30pm; depart & return at Rec Center, Nampa

8     Reading Tails: Read books to furry friends (trained therapy dogs with their owners) waiting to hear your favorite stories; all ages are welcome; bring a beloved book to share; 3:30-4:30 PM, Public Library, Nampa

9     Peregrine Fund Homeschool Day: Open to homeschoolers of all ages; Topics will include habitat, adaptations, and endangered species conservation; Morning session 10:30 -12 Noon; Afternoon session 1:30-3:00; cost $3 per person (including students and parents); registration required (208-362-8259); World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W Flying Hawk Ln, Boise

9     Parent Play Date: For parents and 4- and 5-year-olds; ARTitorium, Idaho Falls

11     Slash ‘n’ Dash: Rec Center, Nampa

11     Veterans Day Ceremony, 12:00-1:00PM, Rexburg

11     Annual Harvest Dinner: Hope’s Memorial Community Center hosts traditional turkey meal with trimmings; 208-264-5481; Sandpoint

11     Veterans Day at Lava Hot Springs: The World Famous Hot Pools offers all Veterans FREE ENTRY All Day ; we want to our veterans for their service; Lava Hot Springs

11     Vintage Market: Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

11     Cathedral Concert Series: “Contemporary Broadway Concert”; (information:lthomson@boisefumc.org), Cathedral of the Rockies, Boise

11-12     Art & Craft Sale: Fairgrounds, Cambridge

11-12     Christmas Market: Huge variety of local crafts and handmade items including baby items, jewelry, hats, handbags, art, and specialty food; 4950 N Bradley Street, Garden City

11-13     Harvest Time Festival: Expo Center, CSI campus, Twin Falls

11-13     Young Nations Youth Pow Wow, Lapwai

12     “Pete’s Dragon”: Family movie; Bengal Theater, ISU Campus, Pocatello

12     Senior Cinnamon Roll Sale: 10:00AM-2:00PM, Senior Center, Salmon

12     Fall Bazaar Craft Fair: One of the longest running craft fairs in the area, with thousands of handcrafted and one-of-a-kind items available; free admission and parking; Bonneville High School, Idaho Falls

12-13     Lewis & Clark Boise/Nampa Gun Show: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

12-13     Treasure Valley Flea Market: Expo Idaho, Garden City

14     Family Fun Night: Work together as a family to complete an art project; ARTitorium, Idaho Falls

17     Board Game Night: Drop in and play a game or two; Challenge your friends to one of our games or introduce yourself and a favorite game to us—We have games for all ages and skill levels and a quarterly prize drawing; 6:00PM, Hillcrest Library Branch, Boise

17     Arts on Tour–Los Angeles Cello Quartet: 7:30PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

17     Coffee & Coloring Event, Barnes & Noble, Twin Falls

17     SOUPort the End of Homelessness: Best booth contests, raffles, best soup around; $10; 11:00AM-1:30PM, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

18     Kids Kayak: Kids, come out and get wet while you play on kayaks; It’s free, supervised and a lot of fun; Ages 8-14, Rec Center, Nampa

18-19     Festival of Trees/Holiday Faire: 7th annual Festival of Trees Scholarship Fundraiser and Michael McLean’s “The Forgotten Carols”; enjoy the fine decorations, trees, festive gifts and auction items that will be on display both days; Items will be available for purchase or bid until 8:00 pm Saturday evening; the Festival is free to attend and monies raised help support the Marsh Valley Performing Arts & student scholarships, Arimo

18-20     Canyon County Christmas Show: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

19     Bonners Ferry Holiday Market: Celebrate the season by shopping from local artisans and businesses; This is a very popular community event so come out and have some fun, Bonners Ferry

19     VFW Community Breakfast: $5 donation (kids under 12, free); 8:00-11:00AM,  VFW Hall, Rexburg

19     Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 5:30 PM; free; Glenns Ferry

19     Fall Craft Fair: Rigby High School, Rigby

19     Turkey Shoot: Win a turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner; Teams consist of one adult and one child (age 6-13); each team member takes 10 free-throw shots and the team with the highest combined total in each age division takes home a turkey–come 30 minutes early to practice; advanced registration is recommended (208-468-5777); Members $5/team, Non-Members $7/team; 1:00 pm, Rec Center, Nampa

19     Ladies Only Swim: Ladies of all ages grab your sisters, daughters, mothers and gal pals and join us in the pools for a ladies only swim night; we will be opening the pools up after hours to women of all ages to enjoy the pool area in a female friendly environment (no males will be in the entire building); we will also have an optional water fitness class kick-off at 7:30 for a fun fitness opportunity; Member: Free, Non-Member $4; 7:15PM-9:00PM, Rec Center, Nampa

19     Unique Boutique Craft Fair: 9:00AM-5:00PM, Bonneville High School, Idaho Falls

19     Community Holiday Bazaar, Pierce

19-26     Snake/Clearwater Steelhead Derby, Lewiston

19-27     K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby: Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club’s annual fall fishing contest; 509-928-9245; Sandpoint

20     Music Conservatory of Sandpoint Fall Concert, Sandpoint

21-12/19     Letters to Santa: Drop letters to Santa off at the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center or on the first floor of City Hall–include a self-addressed stamped envelope in the letter and Santa will send a letter back; Moscow

24     Turkey Trot, Enaville

25     Night of 1000 Santas: Activities and free trolley rides; Old Town Pocatello

25     Annual Christmas Tree lighting: Kicks off Hometown Holidays; Jeff Jones Town Square, Sandpoint

25     Festival of Trees Opening Night: This is the first opportunity to view the Festival of Trees displays; bring your family and friends to enjoy entertainment by local artists while viewing the magnificent displays; Open to the public, donations accepted at the door; 5:00-8:00PM, Cd’A Resort, Coeur d’Alene

25-26     Oregon Trail Center Craft Show and Fair: National Oregon/California Trail Center, Montpelier

25-27     “‘Tis The Season” Arts and Crafts Show,

Priest Lake

26     Santa’s Workshop: 12:00-4:00PM; Santa Claus is coming to town, Rexburg

26     Holiday Faire at the Veteran’s Hall, Glenns Ferry

26     Light up Kellogg: Christmas celebration, parade and fireworks show, Kellogg

27     Festival of Trees Family Day: Enjoy viewing the tree displays, face-painting, crafts, photo with Santa, and holiday performances by local school groups; Open to the public, donations accepted at the door; 11:00AM-4:00PM, Cd’A Resort, Coeur d’Alene

30    Annual PCEI [Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute] Celebration, 5:30-8:30PM, Moscow

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Ruby Tanner

About Ruby Tanner

A treasured friend and our long-time calendar editor, Ruby Reynolds Tanner, succumbed to a devastating stroke in September 2017. Ruby was the honorary sister of our publisher, Kitty Fleischman, and will be missed especially for her sweetness and kindness. Our deepest sympathies go to her husband of more than sixty years, Dr. Leslie Tanner (shown with her) and their children, Michelle (Miki) Tanner-Bendickson, and Michael Tanner. Ruby loved rodeos and farmers’ markets, and toured many an antique store with Kitty. She loved eating lunches out, and had a kind word for everyone she met. Aptly named, Ruby was a jewel in every sense.