October 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:  [email protected]

9/29-10/2     Lewis County Fair, “Biggest Little Show On Earth”, Nezperce

9/30-10/1     Pro-West Finals: Cowboys are the world’s finest rodeo athletes, and this event matches these athletes against some of the best and toughest rodeo livestock in the world; Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

1     See Spot Walk: Idaho Humane Society Dog Walk and Festival, Julia Davis Park, Boise

1     Farmers’ Market and Harvest Festival: This marks the end of the season for the Bonners Ferry Farmers’ Market; Enjoy the freshest and best produce, music and other seasonal activities; 8:00AM-1:00PM, Bonners Ferry

1     Free Admission Day, Museum Of Eastern Idaho: 10:00AM-5:00PM, Idaho Falls

1     Story Trail Book-of-the-Month, “Owl Moon”: Stories are geared towards preschoolers and early elementary ages; The story is posted on ten child-height reading platforms along a ¼ mile self-guided trail; No registration required; 12:00 Noon; Foothills Learning Center; 188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise

1     JAM Human Foosball Tourney: 11:00 AM, Storey Park Baseball Field, Meridian

1     Watershed Watch: From 10:00AM– 12:00 Noon, you can be a water quality scientist for a day and diagnose the health of the Boise River; no experience needed; participants are assigned locations from Lucky Peak to Caldwell, and a trained expert will lead the group in monitoring activities; All ages are welcome; Registration will open August 31st; Visit the Boise WaterShed web site for more information, Boise

1     White Spring Ranch Harvest Festival: Free, though donations are welcome ($5 suggested donation/$4 with can of food for Genesee Food bank); Excellent Classic Country Vocalist/Guitar, Shiloh Sharrard, Blues/Classic Vocalist/Piano Jeanne McHale, Vocalist/dulcimer John Elwood and wife Sally Burkhart; Re-enactors; Hog Heaven Muzzle Loaders; WSU Raptor Club; Tours of the National Historic Farmhouse and Log cabins; Portrait Drawings, Children’s activities—plus Chili dogs, Baked Potato Bar and Apple Cider; 1:00-4:00PM, White Springs Ranch Museum, Genessee

1     Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Professor Eric Yensen, The College of Idaho, on some topic involving ground squirrels; The O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

1     Farmers’ Market, 9:00-1:00, Jerome

1     Eagle Saturday Market, 9:00-2:00, Heritage Park, Eagle

1,8     Long Camp Farmers Market, Kamiah/Kooskia

1-2     Autumn Photo Safari: Better than a photography class, the Autumn Photo Safari will be your ticket to the best secret locales for scenery and fall foliage photography; Beginners welcome; Learn from semi-professional photographers with decades of experience;. Follow park rangers to the hotspots for color; This event is free (Yes, free), but pre-registration is required (208-824-5901) and limited to 15 people; Castle Rocks State Park, Almo

1-2     Salmon River Art Show: Sponsored by the Salmon River Art Guild; Community Center, Riggins

1-2     Idaho City Days: A Weekend of Fun, Celebrating Community Past, Present and Future; Idaho City

1-22     West Boise Saturday Market: SATURDAYS, 10:00AM – 2:00PM; Come see many vendors and artisans and enjoy the day viewing many new hand made items, food, art, gifts, 3113 North Cole Road, Boise

1-22     Boise Farmer’s Market; SATURDAYS, 9:00-1:00, Boise Farmers’ Market, Boise

1-22     Kootenai County Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS, 9:00-1:30, Hayden

1-29     Idaho Falls Farmers Market: SATURDAYS, 9:00-1:00, Keybank Parking Lot, Idaho Falls

1-29     Farmers’ Market: SATURDAYS; 10:00-2:00, Parma

1-29     Nampa Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS, 9:00; Historic Downtown Nampa

1-29     Capital City Public Market: SATURDAYS, 9:30-1:30, Boise

1-29     Farmers Market: SATURDAYS; 8:00-1:00; located downtown on Main Street and in Friendship Square next to the Moscow Hotel, Moscow

1-29     Twin Falls Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS: 9:00-1:00, North College Road, Twin Falls

1-29     Walk About Boise: SATURDAYS; 1.5-hour guided walking tour through 150 years of history and architecture; $10; 11:00AM, Basque Block, Boise

1-29     Portneuf Valley Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS, 9:00-1:00, Pocatello

1-30     Fall Flights: The Peregrine Fund will be hosting their popular Fall Flights every weekend in October (Oct 1 – Oct 30), weather permitting; A host of raptors will be showcased including the Eurasian Eagle Owl and a Peregrine Falcon; flights begin at 3:00 sharp; World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W Flying Hawk Ln, Boise

1-31     Swore Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Pocatello

1-11/7     Wild Adventure Corn Maze, Blackfoot

4     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

5     Story Time: Books and crafts designated for children ages of 2- 4 will be available during this time; all ages are welcome; 10:30AM-12:30PM, Hailey Public Library , Hailey

6     Idaho Falls Gallery Walk: Enjoy works by artists from around the region and around the globe at ten community galleries and museums; free; no registration required; 5:00-8:00PM, downtown Idaho Falls

6     Julia Davis Park Docent Tours: Free, but registration is required (208-338-9108); 4:00 PM, Julia Davis Park, Boise

6,13     Twelfth Ave. Farmer’s Market, 2:00-7:00PM, Buhl

6-27     Blaine County Chess Club: THURSDAYS after school; 5:30 PM at the Community Campus, Hailey

6-27     TNT for Teens: every Thursday from 4-5 PM at the Public Library; Here kids 10 and up meet to play video games, Hailey

7     Lewiston Public Market/Lewiston Art Walk: 5:00-8:00PM, downtown Lewiston

7     Brake for Breakfast: This event promotes breast cancer awareness; people drive through and receive free breakfast, a gift and educational information from a Susan G Komen representative without leaving their cars; 7:00-9:00AM, Minidoka Memorial Hospital Parking Lot (this hospital is one of the 14 in Idaho to host the event at the same time and date), Rupert

7     Teton Valley Farmers’ Market, 9:00-1:30, Driggs

7-8     Professional Bull Riders, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

7-9     Fall For History: A gala celebration of Wallace’s history and designation as the only city in America entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places; Speakers; historic home, cemetery and museum tours; live theater re-enactments make-your-own-history workshops; and more, Wallace

8     Kids Discovery Day: Free admission, 1:00AM-5:00PM, South Expo Building, Expo Idaho, Garden City

8     Dirty Dash, Avimor, Garden City

8     Harvest Festival: Live music, bounce house, fresh produce, games, caramel apples, photo ops, silent auction, prizes and food, pumpkins, hot dog roast; 9:00-1:00, Mountain View Barn, Jerome

8     Canyon County Dash ($20?), “Y”, Caldwell

8-9     3rd Annual Highland Games and World Festival: This year the festival includes the Light Weight Highland Games World Championships; Free, 9:00AM-6:00PM, Carl Miller Park, Mountain Home

8-9     Crafts in the Country: Proceeds from the booth sales go to the Helping Kid’s Fund; Saturday 9:00 – 5:00, Sunday 10:00 – 4:00; Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, Filer

8-9     Renaissance Faire: Entertainment, Performances, Jousting, Activities and Demonstrations, Games For Kids and Adults, Vendors and Merchants, Fun Run and Walk, and more; 11am-6pm, Gem Island Sports Complex, Emmett

8-9     Idaho Health Fitness Fair: For healthier lifestyle options for you and your family, find the answers at the FREE Health & Fitness Fair; visit with doctors, dentists and health care professionals; get practical, take-home solutions for better nutrition and physical activities–and get your flu shot and select from health screenings all in one visit; bring the entire family; 10AM Saturday to 4:00PM Sunday; Expo Idaho, Garden City

9     City of Trees Marathon, ParkCenter Park, Boise

10     Dog-A-Palooza: Lava Heat Aquatics and

the Lava Hot Springs Foundation invite dogs and dog-lovers to Lava Hot Springs for this doggie-oriented fun day; Dogs are allowed to swim in the outdoor pool—although their humans need to stay on the deck—and play in the fully fenced lawn area; Open Swim

for Dogs noon-4:00pm; (208)776-5500;

Lava Hot Springs

11     Story Trail Book: “Owl Moon”: we invite you and your preschooler to join us as we walk the quarter-mile trail and read the book, then head into the Learning Center to do a story-related craft; for children between 3-1/2 and 6 years old and an adult companion;. $3.00 fee per student; to reserve a spot, call (208)608-768;10:00-11:00AM, Foothills Learning Center, Boise

13-15     Friends of the Marshall Public Library Book Sale: 9:00 AM, Marshall Library, Pocatello

14     Places and Faces Art show, Twin Falls

14     “Molly in the Mineshaft”: Sensory-friendly/Special Needs Concert; This continues the tradition of presenting a casual, 45-minute concert which allows patrons who may need accommodations to enjoy a live performance; participants can make a musical instrument before the program, and Dorsey Music will offer a hands-on musical instrument “petting zoo” before and after the concert; $6.00 admission for everyone, 12:00 noon, Langroise Recital Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

14     Progressive Dinner, Challis Arts Council Fundraiser, Challis

14     “Can You Believe It”: Community talent show, National Oregon/California Trail Center, Montpelier

14     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

15     WaterShed Weekend Fall Festival: Our slithery, slimy friends are coming back; Come meet some live reptiles in the theater with Reptile Adventure; Create festive Fall-themed arts and crafts, Pumpkin painting, try to catch an apple on string with your teeth, explore the exhibit hall and take a silly harvest photo; Free, no registration is required; Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center, 11818 West Joplin Road, Boise

15     OHV Safety Class, Athol

15     “Molly in the Mineshaft”: This “Newgrass” group will wow the audience with their upbeat take on traditional favorites from around the world, roots-inspired original compositions, and toe-tapping solos from remarkable players, including three-time national twin-fiddle champions from the Weiser Fiddle Festival; (208)459-7583 HYPERLINK http://www.caldwellfinearts.org for prices; 6:15/7:00PM, Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

15-16     Autocross Racing, Garden City

20     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

20     A Tribute to Dr. Ralph Stanley Feat the Clinch Mountain Boys: 7:30 PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

21-22     What Today’s Women Want: This expo brings together a unique mix of shopping, entertainment and new experiences for a fun event you won’t forget; enjoy the event with friends and family; 9:00-5:00, Kingston Plaza, Idaho Falls

21-23     Hiitem’Waq’iswit “Dance For Life” Powwow, Clearwater River Casino and Lodge, Lewiston

22     Funtober Fest: Come have some harvest fun at this outdoor, carnival-style event; includes face painting, crafts, dancing, storytelling, a costume contest, games and more–something for everyone; Rec Center member $4, non-member $5, adults free;1:00-4:00PM, Rec Center, Nampa

22-23     Idaho Gourd Society Show and Sale: This festival features original gourd art on display and for purchase, a gourd art competition, gourd art supplies and demonstrations, holiday gift items, Make and Take activities for kids and adults, silent auction and much more; Saturday 9 – 5 & Sunday 9 – 4, Wyndham Garden Boise Airport, Boise

23     Pumpkin Carving; River Front Park, Kamiah

23     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; 7:15PM-9:00PM, Rec Center, Nampa

24     Scarecrow Festival, Lava Hot Springs

28     Piano Passport, A Musical Journey: Join the Brava Piano Duo – pianists Sue Miller and Allison Bangerter – in a musical journey without having to get your passport renewed; 7:30-9:00PM, CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

28-30     Gem Faire: Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more; Expo Idaho, Garden City

29     Mini-Cassia Craft Fair: This fair is one of the biggest in southeast Idaho and has been held for over 25 years; 8:00AM-4:00PM, Minico High School, Rupert

29     OHV Safety Class, Lewiston

29     Railroad History Exhibit: “Ties to the Past: Railroad History in the Coeur d’Alene Region” explores the development of railroads in the Coeur d’Alene Region; 11:00AM-5:00PM, Museum of North Idaho, Coeur d’Alene

29     Pumpkin Palooza, Lewiston

29     ZooBoo, Zoo Idaho, Pocatello

29-30     Pickin Treasure Valley Antique Show & Artisan Market: This event showcases products like hand painted primitives, old quilts, pottery, wooden wares, tinware, heirloom crafts, hand painted signs, jewelry, soaps, candles , Home Decor, Bags & Accessories, and so on in the Antiques & Philately industry, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

31     Kamiah Chamber of Commerce Halloween Costume Contest, Kamiah

31     Trunk-or-Treat: This is a big deal and fun for the whole family: Costume Parade, 5:45, Trunk or Treating, 6:00; prizes will be awarded for best decorated trunks, so get your trunk registered for a ghoulish night; Ashton

31     Trick-or-Treat Old Town Streets, Pocatello

31     ISU Costume Fun Run, Pocatello

31                  Downata Hot Springs Halloween Party, Downey

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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.

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