November 2020 Calendar

By Les Tanner

Many cancellations or changes in these events are likely to occur because of concerns about COVID-19. We nevertheless show them here, because one goal of the magazine, including the Calendar, is to show what life in Idaho is about. Double-checking with event coordinators about the following locations, dates, and times is highly recommended. Details about many of the following events can be found at


1 Daylight Saving Time ends, 2 AM

3 Election Day

Northern Idaho

4 29th Annual Craft Fair: Harpster

5 The Well~Read Evening Book Club: 6 to 7:30 PM,

The Well Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene

21 Community Center Holiday Bazaar; Pierce

21-29 K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby: Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club’s fishing contest, Sandpoint

27 Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival: Tree lighting ceremony at Jeff Jones Town Square and Santa visit opens the holiday season. Sandpoint

28 Farmer’s Market Christmas Bazaar and Tree Lighting; Kooskia

28 Silver Valley Christmas Lighting Festival: Enjoy a day of merriment. Stroll the Historic Uptown. Visit Santa at the Shoshone County Mining & Smelting Museum. Lighted parade followed by the tree lighting ceremony at Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg

Southwestern Idaho

5 Foothills Homeschool Day- Animal Adaptations: Times: 10 – 11:30 AM, Ages: 3-6, 7-12. Cost: $3. Foothills Learning Center 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

6-8 Ski & Snowboard Swap: South and Center Expo Buildings, Expo Idaho, Garden City

7-28 WalkAbout Boise Historic Walking Tour: SATURDAYS. 11 AM, Meet at the Bench in front of Basque Museum, Boise

14 Foothills Family Day- Animals in Winter: 10 AM – 1 PM. All ages, and Free. Foothills Learning Center 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

14 Kids Discovery Expo: Explore, Create, Discover. Activities for ages 0-12. FREE for Veterans, Active Military and their families. Single Ticket $5 Family Pass $25 (2 Adults and up to 4 Kids). 9 AM – 3 PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

14-15 Idaho Dream Wedding Expo: 10 AM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

14-15 Treasure Valley Flea Market: South Expo, Expo Idaho, Garden City

16 Homeschool Day-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Make recycled art and learn about the city’s recycling programs. Ages:10 & up. 1 – 2:30 PM. Pre-register at least a week in advance by calling (208) 608-7300. Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

18 Experience the Mission–A Virtual Open House: Join us online to learn about the impact the Red Cross has made in the community, and how you can help.  6 – 6:30 PM, Boise

19 Downtown Get Down: Fun for the whole family. 6 – 9 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

20 13th Annual Winter Wonderland Festival: Downtown Caldwell decorated with over a million lights. Family-friendly, fun-filled, FREE event. 6 – 9 PM, Caldwell

20-21 Idaho Snowmobile Show: South and Center Expo Buildings, Expo Idaho, Garden City

21 WaterShed Weekend–Map Mania: Learn about maps and layers and more! Two sessions – 10 – 11:30 AM or 11:30 AM – 1 PM.

Limited to 35 participants per session. Sign up for free tickets on Facebook: @BoiseWS two weeks prior to this event. Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

Central Idaho

15 Community Breakfast: 8 – 10 AM, American Legion Hall, Challis

19-21 Holiday Open House: Artists, cottage crafters and home based entrepreneurs collectively host a holiday event to start the Christmas shopping and gift giving season. Luncheon served daily. American Legion Hall, Challis

Southern Idaho

3-24 Art After School: TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS. A series featuring fine art and craft classes including painting, printmaking, and mixed media worthy of hanging. Tuesdays, 4 – 5 PM for students 1st – 3rd, and Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM for students 4th – 6th. Twin Falls Center for the Arts. Cost: $6 per class for Magic Valley Arts Council Members, $8 for Not-Yet Members. To register, call the Magic Valley Arts Council at (208) 734-2787. Twin Falls

Eastern Idaho

11 Thank You Veterans:  Thanks to all Veterans who have served our country to protect our freedom! FREE admission to both the World Famous Hot Springs at 430 E. Main from 9 AM – 10 PM and the Indoor Aquatic Center at 195 N. Center from Noon – 8 PM. Thank You for your service! Lava Hot Springs

27-8 Christmas Festival and Parade: Old Town Pocatello

27-8 Light Up Downey, Downey

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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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