October 2021 Calendar

By Les 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 fifteenth of each month.

LEAD TIME:            Two issues.

Next deadline:          October 15 for the December 2021 issue.

Send details to:       [email protected]

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

Northern Idaho

9/30-10/3 Fall for History Festival: A gala celebration of Wallace’s history and its designation as being entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Speakers, historic home and museum tours, live theater re-enactments and more. Wallace

1-2     The Follies: Angels Over Sandpoint’s annual wild ‘n’ wacky fundraiser at the Panida moves to autumn this year, with proceeds benefitting the charity’s good deeds in the community. Sandpoint

1-3     Salmon River Art Guild Show and Sale: Friday, Noon to 5 PM; Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM; Sunday, 9 AM – 3 PM. Admission is free. Community Center, Riggins

2         First Saturday at the Museum. Enjoy free admission to the Bonner County History Museum, 10 AM – 2 PM, Sandpoint

2-3     Panhandle Preparedness Expo:
Two days of preparedness, demonstrations, presentations and vendors to help the community to prepare for any kind of man-made or natural disaster. Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint

2-30   Long Camp Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS, Kamiah/Kooskia

5         Auditorium Chamber Music Series:
The Goldstein-Peled-Feterstein Trio. 7:30 – 8:30 PM, Auditorium, Administration Building, U of Idaho, Moscow

6         Fall Career Fair: Hundreds of employers will be on campus to network with, interview, and hire U of I students and alumni. 2 – 6 PM, Kibbie Dome, Moscow

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

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

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

14      Concert Band & Wind Ensemble: 7:30 – 9 PM, Auditorium, Administration Building. $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens.
U of Idaho Campus, Moscow

16      Harvest Fest. Sandpoint Farmers Market closes out the season with entertainment, food booths, activities, displays at Farmin Park, Sandpoint.

19      Piano Concert: Pianist Roger McVey performing the music of Franz Liszt.
7:30 – 8:30 PM, Haddock Performance Hall, U of Idaho Campus. $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. Moscow

23-24 North Idaho Birth & Baby Fair: This event highlights Kootenai County’s birth & baby businesses. There will be discussions, panels, and demonstrations from local professionals. 10 AM – 5 PM, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

25-27 Idaho Bach Festival: 7:30 – 8:30 PM, Auditorium, Administration Building, U of Idaho Campus. $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. Moscow

31      Tubaween: Tuba and Euphonium Concert.
4 – 5 PM, Haddock Performance Hall, U of Idaho Campus. Donations will be accepted
at the door, with proceeds going toward future tuba/euphonium events and guest artists. Moscow

Southwestern Idaho

1-3     Canyon County Fall Show: Visit with local experts, including the Canyon County Master Gardeners who will be on hand all weekend to answer your lawn and garden questions. Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

2         Taste of Caldwell Harvest Festival: Fresh picked corn, tomatoes, pumpkins and much more. Experience all the great things Fall Harvest in Caldwell has to offer, including a nighttime celebration. 5 – 8 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

2         Workday Seminar: (Seminars virtual until further notice.) Richard Salisbury, “New Discoveries in Marine Biology”. Noon to 1 PM, O.J. Smith Museum of Natural History, College of Idaho, Caldwell

2         Kuna Fall Flea Market: SW Corner of Deer Flat & Linder Rd, Kuna

2         Eagle Saturday Market: 9 AM – 2 PM, Heritage Park, Eagle

2         Boat Races & Fireworks–Auto racing: Speed Tour Modifieds, Pro Late Model Series, Street Stocks and more. Gates Open: 4:45 PM, Racing Starts: 6:30 PM. Meridian Speedway,
S. Main St., Meridian

5         Kilroy Coffee Klatch: The Coffee Klatch meets at 10 AM and is FREE to any and all veterans! The general public is also welcome; regular admission charges will apply. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. No RSVP required. We hope you will join us! Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

7         Parenting with Love and Logic: This class provides a great opportunity for parents to learn simple and easy-to-use techniques that will help them have more fun and feel less stress while raising responsible kids. The class is free but registration is required.
6 – 8 PM, Public Library, Nampa

9         Kids Discovery Expo: Sat, 10 AM – 4 PM, Expo Idaho, 5610 N Glenwood St., Garden City

9         Eagle Harvest Fest: Handmade items, produce, and prepared food vendors only.
9 AM – 2 PM, Heritage Park, Eagle

9-10   Idaho Renaissance Fair: The Idaho Renaissance Faire revives after the Covid-19 pandemic! Come prepared for fun! Kuna Greenbelt, 301 W 2nd St, Kuna

12      Music History with Eric Collett: Eric Collett, CEO of A Mind For All Seasons, brings music history to life each month with narrative descriptions, musical samples, humor and a wealth of little known facts and tidbits. 4 – 5 PM, Salmon Creek Gracious Retirement Living, 4890 N Cloverdale Rd, Boise

22-24 Famous Motel Cowboys Reunion: Visual Arts Collective (VAC), 3638 Osage St.,Garden City

22-24 Boise Fall Home Show: This annual event features hundreds of beautiful displays, plus professional tips, remodeling ideas, landscaping, new products, expert advice and more. Expo Idaho, Garden City

29-31 Gem Fair: Expo Idaho, Garden City

31-11/1 Eat Pant Fest: Settlers Park, Meridian

Southern Idaho

1-2     Vintage Vixens Market/Idaho Market Days: This Vintage-Inspired shopping event features three LARGE buildings packed full of One-of-a-Kind Vintage Goods, Antiques, Re-Purposed, Up-Cycled, Re-Cycled Finds and almost everything else. Live Music, Food Trucks, Homemade Goodies and
more, too. Friday 10 AM – 7 PM, Saturday
10 AM – 5 PM. Twin Falls County Fair Grounds, Filer

Central Idaho

2         Community Farmers Market: City Park, Challis

6-10   Trailing of the Sheep Festival, Hailey

Eastern Idaho

1         Pocatello Fall Friday Art Walk, Downtown Pocatello

2         Car Wash Party: Firehose Car Wash’s One Year Anniversary, with free washes and other good stuff. Come and help us celebrate. 2 – 4 PM, 1269 E 17th St., Idaho Falls

2         The Great Pumpkin Festival and the Farmers Market Fall Festival: From 9 AM – 2 PM enjoy everything Fall! Decor, pumpkins, harvest produce, vendors with all types of items
for the holiday season and more. Downtown Pocatello

9         10th Annual Rock, Gem and Jewelry Sale: 9 AM – 5 PM, Bonneville County Fairgrounds Idaho, Falls

15      Bach Festival: 3 – 7 PM, Riverside Studios, Rexburg

21      Open Gym and Preschool Open Gym: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Flip & Twist Family Agility Training Centers, Ammon

23      Courageous Kids Climbing: This activity provides the opportunity for the participants aged 3 to 103 to enjoy an hour or two of rock climbing. For people with special needs, rock wall climbing has helped enhance focusing, refine problem-solving skills and improve coordination and
builds confidence while lessening the fear of heights. 10 AM – Noon, Teton Rock Gym, Driggs

28      Boo at the Zoo: 5 PM, Tautphaus Park,
Idaho Falls

30      Halloween Carnival: Come enjoy live music, great food, fun activities, and local product vendors. There will be raffles, a treasure hunt for all ages and more. 11 AM – 9 PM, Krupp Scout Hollow, Rigby

30        Zoo Boo: 10 AM – 3 PM, Zoo Idaho, Pocatello

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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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