November 2021 Calendar

By Les Tanner

Northern Idaho

6         Craft Show: This show will have Fine Art, Fine Craft, Crafts and Commercial/Retail exhibitors, but no food booths. Admission tickets are $1 – $2. Post Falls High School, Post Falls

9         Northwest Wind Quintet: Featuring Javier Rodriguez, Shawn Copeland, Teodora Proud, Jason Johnston and Leonard Garrison.

           7:30 – 8:30 PM, Haddock Performance Hall, U of Idaho Campus. Tickets available at the door, $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. Moscow

10      Well-Read Morning Book Club: 2 – 3:30 PM, Well-Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene

10-11 Gathering of the Bands: This free concert features the Gathering Band, full of local middle school students, a Percussion Ensemble, and the North Idaho College Wind Symphony directed by Bryan Hannaford. Wed, 7 PM – Thu, 8:30 PM, Schuler Performing Arts Center, Boswell Hall, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene

12-13 Holiday Vintage Market: Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

12-13 Christmas Art & Craft Sale: Washington County Fairgrounds, Cambridge           

13      Fall/Winter Market: 6 PM, Rathdrum

14      Ponderay Market: Live music, food vendors, and more! Free and open to the public. 10 AM to 3 PM, Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay

20-21 Lewiston Gun Show: Nez Perce Fair Pavilion, Lewiston

20-21 A Merry Little Christmas: Get a head start on your Christmas shopping by supporting over 90 local vintage and craft artisans. Great food and music with an appearance from the jolly old Elf himself. Greyhound Park And Event Center, Post Falls

20-21 Christmas Fair: Roving Performers, Music, Arts and Crafts, Food booths, Exhibitors display contest and more. Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint

Southwestern Idaho

1-30   World-class exhibition, Exquisite Creatures: An artistic experience that unravels humanity’s intimate relationship with the natural world. Artist, naturalist and New York Times bestselling author Christopher Marley reveals the obscure beauty in nature through his three-dimensional work with animal, mineral and plant specimens. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 W Myrtle St., Boise

4         Albertson’s Turkey Roundup: We will be collecting turkeys and other food items needed to provide Thanksgiving meals for our hungry nighbors. 10 AM – 5 PM, Albertsons Market Street, Meridian

4         First Thursday at the Boise Art Museum: 10 AM – 7 PM There is no set admission fee, please pay what you can. Boise Art Museum, Boise

5-6     Craft & Chocolate Affaire: This event caters to chocolate lovers and those who love to attend bazaars. This long time beloved event kicks off the holiday season. Civic Center, Nampa

5-6     Harvest Dinner and Country Christmas Bazaar: 11 AM, Greenleaf Friends Academy, Greenleaf

6         Veterans Day Parade: 2 PM, Idaho St., Boise

6         Chili/Dutch Oven Cookoff: 10 AM – 4 PM, Camp River Run, Boise

6         Hollapalooza: Kick off the holiday season with a fun family friendly shopping event! Shop for your holiday gifts and décor by supporting your local businesses, and crafters! Admission: free. Meridian Senior Center, Meridian

6         WalkAbout Boise: Historic Walking Tour, 4 – 5:30 PM, 611 W Grove St., Boise

6         Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome (8:00 AM). Lunchtime seminar (bring your own lunch): Dr. Sean Farley, Research Associate, Mammals, Alaska Dept. of F&G, “Wildlife in Alaska’s Largest City: Urban Bear Behavior and Courting Moose.” Noon to 1 PM, O. J. Smith Museum of Natural History, College of Idaho. [NOTE: Masks required in campus buildings.] Caldwell

6         Lowell Scott MS Holiday Bazaar, Lowell Scott School, Boise

6-7     Boise Gun Show: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

7         Downtown Boise Litter Cleanup: Anyone is welcome to attend our pickups and we will provide all volunteers with trash bags, gloves, trash grabbers, and hand sanitizer. Sponsored by IDTrash Club, a Boise based nonprofit with the mission of keeping the Treasure Valley litter-free. 1 – 2:30 PM, The Grove Plaza, Boise

7         Veterans Breakfast: 8 AM – Noon, Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

7         Sensory Friendly Sunday: An event specifically designed for children with autism and special needs to enjoy time at the park without loud music, flashing lights- and to have a lot of fun! Only $12.99 per child. 10 AM – 12 PM, Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park, 3876 E Lanark St., Meridian

9         WAKE UP! & Smell the Coffee! Join us for lively conversation about politics, and updates from D15 and the rest of the Treasure Valley. BYOC. 10 AM – Noon, Boise Co-op in the Village, Meridian

9         Storytime Club: Storytime Club is for Toddlers and Preschool children. Join us for great stories, activities, and an added STEAM component that will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. 11 AM – Noon, Public Library, Mountain Home

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

11      Veterans Day WOD: 5:30 AM – 7:30 PM, Fruitland      

13      Pause, Look & Listen: Join Golden Eagle Audubon Society for a different kind of birding experience. This is an opportunity to connect with nature in a small-group setting that encourages personal observation and reflection. 9:30 – 10:30 AM, Shakespeare Festival Grounds, Boise

13      Vets That Ride 2021: 10 AM, VFW, Capitol City Post 63, Boise

13-14 Treasure Valley Flea Market: Expo Idaho, Garden City

13-14 Holiday Bazaar: Eagle High School, Eagle

15-20 Miller’s Mission: KIDO Radio Host Kevin Miller hosts his 10th Annual drive to collect food for Thanksgiving meals for the homeless men, women, and children. Mon, Nov 15, 6 AM through Sat, Nov 20, 6 PM, Walmart Supercenter, E Franklin Rd, Nampa

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

16      Half-Century Society Luncheon: The College of Idaho, Caldwell

18      “Let’s Talk about It”: A Home below Hells Canyon, by Grace Jordan. 7 PM, Boise Basin Library, Idaho City

19-20 Idaho Snowmobile Show: 3 – 9 PM, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

19-23 Canyon County Christmas Show: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

20      Boise Holiday Parade: 3 PM, 1118 W Idaho St, Boise

20      Community Days Open House: All are welcome to explore and connect with the plants, critters, and people who live and work with us, and learn more about how to be involved with our garden community. All ages, cost free. 11 AM – 1 PM, Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS), 2995 N Five Mile Rd, Boise

20      THRIVE Kids’ Day Out: 1 – 4:30 PM, Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA, Meridian

20-21 Dino Stroll: Expo Idaho, Garden City

24      Birding at Wilson Springs Ponds: Join the Wednesday Morning Birders and the Golden Eagle Audubon Society for some slow birding (9 AM – Noon) at Wilson Springs Ponds, 3209-3507 S Powerline Rd, Nampa

26-29 Canyon County Festival of Trees: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

Southern Idaho

4-7     CSI Harvest Festival: The College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls

5-7     Auditions for Beauty and the Beast: This is a public casting call for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast production, which is to be held on the stage at the King Fine Arts Center in February and March, 2022. King Fine Arts Center, Burley

6-7     Filer Gun Show: Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, Filer

20      Magic Valley Kid Holiday Market: The MV Kid Market is a vendor market designed for kids (ages 5-16) with an entrepreneurial spirit. They get to create a business, then sell to the public. This particular market is HOLIDAY themed! So, get into your gift shopping spirit and let the creations begin! 10 AM – 1 PM at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, Filer

20      Craft and Gift Fair: Arts, crafts, flea market, commercial/retail, homegrown products, crop information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and more. Jerome High School, Jerome

Central Idaho

3,5     Hailey Public Library Storytime: 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Public Library, Hailey

28      American Legion Breakfast: 7:30 – 11 AM, American Legion, Salmon

Eastern Idaho

2  Turkey Bingo: 5:30 – 8:30 PM MDT, Center Street Clubhouse, Pocatello

4  Red Cross Blood Drive: 9 AM – 3 PM,
BYU-Idaho Center, BYU-Idaho, Rexburg

5  2021 Pocatello Holiday Art Walk: Downtown Pocatello

5-6     Idaho Winter Tip-Off Classic: Kids Basketball Tournament. All teams • Boys & Girls: 12th, 11th, 10th, 9th, 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd. Mountain View Event Center, Pocatello

6  Paddington Bear’s First Concert, Idaho Falls Symphony: 2 – 3 PM, Civic Center for the Performing Arts, Idaho Falls

6  3rd Annual Bar J Wranglers Teton County 4-H Fundraiser: Baked Potato Bar opens at 5:30 PM, Doors for auditorium open at 6:15 PM, Show starts at 7 PM. Teton High School, Driggs

11      Veterans Day: Lava Hot Springs Foundation, Lava Hot Springs

12-16 Oliver!: Idaho Falls Youth Arts Centre,
Idaho Falls

13      Bonneville High School Fall Bazaar: Bonneville High School, Idaho Falls

13      Thunder Ridge Harvest Market and Craft Fair: Enjoy a day out as you support Local Artisans and Vendors. 4941 1st St., Idaho Falls

20-23   The Fall Concert for the Anam Cara Choir: Arbor Event Center, 665 John Adams Pkwy, Idaho Falls

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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.