September 2019 Calendar

By Les Tanner

In spite of our efforts to ascertain that events listed in our calendar are described accurately, cancellations or changes due to weather, illness of performers, and other such things, although rare, are bound to occur. Double checking with the event coordinators about locations, dates and times is always a good idea. Details about many of the following events can be found at

Northern Idaho

1 Senior Center Spaghetti Feed, Kamiah

1 Wooden Boat Show: Priest Lake

3-24 Baby Tme Summer Sessions: TUESDAYS.  Interactive caregiver-baby storytimes. 10:30 AM, Public Library, Moscow

5 Well-Read Evening Book Club: 6:00-7:30 PM, Well Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene

5-6 Car Show and Blackberry Festival, Juliaetta

7 “Powered by the Past” Injectors Car Show: 9 a.m. until 3 pm, downtown Sandpoint.

7-28 Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS.  8:00 AM-1:00 PM, Downtown Moscow

7-28 Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS, Kamiah/Kooskia

8-9 Country Jam, Kamiah

12-15 Latah County Fair: Fairgrounds, Moscow

14 Classic Car Show ‘n’ Shine: This annual car show takes place in Harrison City Park from 8 to11 a.m.  Live music starts at 11 a.m. Awards at 2:30 p.m., Harrison

14 Mudgy and Millie Birthday Party: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Public Library Community Room.  Coeur d’Alene

19-22 Clearwater County Fair & Lumber Jack Days, Orofino

24-29 Lewis County Fair, Nezperce

27-29 Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta: Rowing clubs from all over the Northwest and Canada gather at “The Mudhole”, a recreational park and campground located in Priest River Idaho, to compete.  Priest River

Southwestern Idaho

1 Labor Day Bash, Ladies Night: Ladies free,4:45 PM, Meridian Speedway, Meridian

1 ICHA Futurity: (Last day) Idaho Horse Park, Nampa

1-29 Sunday Dances: Married couples and singles over 21 years of age are welcome. Sundays, 7:30-10:30 pm, Eagles Lodge, Nampa

3 Art Endeavor: Do you enjoy art? Are you interested in learning and doing more? All ages welcome! 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Public Library, Nampa

4-25 Music and Movement: WEDNESDAYS.  For ages 2-5.  Sing, dance, use instruments.  11:15 AM, Public Library, Caldwell

5 Great Garden Escape: 6:30-9:00 PM, Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise

5 First Thursday: 5:00 PM, Downtown Boise

5 Four County Art Guild of Weiser: Noon to 1:00 Pm, Public Library, Weiser

5-26 Children’s Story Time: THURSDAYS. 10:30-11:30 AM, Public Library, McCall

5-26 Teen Thursday: THURSDAYS.  Crafts, games, and fun.  Ages 13-18.  4:00 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

6 Kilroy Koffee Klatch: 10:00-12:00 at Nampa’s Warhawk Air Museum; FREE for ALL veterans and ALL veterans are welcome; Coffee and breakfast treats are served at no charge.  No RSVP required – just show up; Nampa

6 Club Challenge Series #6: Auto racing.  6:30 PM, Firebird Raceway, Meridian

6-8 Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park: 10:00 AM, Julia Davis Park, Boise

7 Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; 8:00AM; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Speaker: Dr. Luc Leblanc, “Revisiting the Pacific Two Decades Later: Fruit Fly Surveys in the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.”  O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

7 Community Block Party: A full day event that features a huge variety of vendors from the local community.  10 am – 5 pm, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, Meridian

7,14,28 Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead Tours: 12:30 PM, Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead, Boise

7-28 Saturday Market: SATURDAYS, 9:00 AM, Eagle

10,14 Adulting 101: Workshops focused on the skills and resources for successful adulthood.  September Topic: Job skills. For teens 15+. 6:30 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

12 City of Eagle Gazebo Concert: Jeff Engelbert Band.  6:30 PM, Heritage Park, Eagle

12 Night at the Museum:  Come explore the history of Caldwell and Canyon County!  First tour begins at 6:00 pm; second tour begins at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served, Gift Store items will be available, and don’t forget about the RAFFLE  BASKET DRAWING! 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Caldwell Train Depot, Caldwell

13-14 Idaho Vintage Market: A fun fall weekend shopping for one-of-a-kind treasures that have been lovingly and carefully collected and hand-crafted. 5:00-8:00 Friday, 10:00-5:00 Saturday.  South Expo, Expo Idaho, Garden City

13-15 Hyde Park Street Fair: Celebrating 40 Years! Camel’s Back Park, 1200 Heron St., Boise

14 Southwest Idaho All British Field Meet: All British cars. Also featuring Irish Dance Idaho.  11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Depot Park, McCall

14 Military & Veterans Appreciation Fair: Free.  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, VA Medical Center, 500 W. Fort Street, Boise

14 35th Annual Harvest Classic: 8:00 AM, Nampa Recreation Center, Nampa

15 Southwest Idaho All British Field Meet: All the vehicles will look straight out of Sherlock Holmes and are ready to be inspected. Walk down the automobile lined aisles and pick out your favorites.  Also featuring West Abbey Road (Beatles Tribute band) and Scottish bagpipers.  10:00 AM-4:00 PM, The Village, Meridian

17 Adult Board Games: 6:30 PM, Flying M, Caldwell

19-21 Indian Creek Festival, Caldwell

21 Pancake Breakfast: $6.00.  8:00-10:30 AM, Senior Center, Weiser

21 Quilt Show & Cookies! Free. 10 am-2 pm, New Covenant Baptist Church, 624 Lake Lowell Ave, Nampa

21 “Chalk the Block” Contest:  Sponsored by Caldwell Fine Arts. 10:00 AM-1:30 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

23 Book Club: 6:00-7:00 PM, Public Library, Glenns Ferry

26 Nature Explorers Pre-School Program:  Preschoolers (3-5) use their natural curiosity to investigate nature, using hands-on activities.  Come with an adult and be ready to be outside. Free! 10:30 AM, rain or shine, Deer Flat NWR, Nampa

26 Teen Science Café: Dr. Brian Jackson, BSU–Astrophysics.  Ages 13-18.  4:40 PM, Library, Caldwell

26-27 Healthy Living Expo: Free and open to the public!  You and your friends and family will find fun, engaging ways to learn about and participate in new recreation and wellness activities. JUMP, Boise

27 Ryan Hamilton’s Happy Face Comedy Show: 7:00 PM, Jewett Auditorium, C of I Campus, Caldwell

27-28 Boise Basin Quilt Show: Expo Idaho, Garden City

27-29 Gem Faire: This Idaho Gem-Jewelry-Bead Show will have commercial/retail and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5. Expo Idaho, Garden City

29 Jazz Mass Celebration: Sacred music, “A Jazz Prayer”, will be performed by Kevin Kirk, well-known Idaho pianist, and his ensemble.  All spiritual traditions are warmly invited to this free family event.  A dessert reception will follow the performance.  6:00 PM, St Mary’s Church, 2612 W. State Street, Boise

Central Idaho

1 10%-15% off sale at the Redfish Center and Gallery (Redfish Lake) and the Stanley Museum, Stanley

6 Scones and Scenery: 10:30 am–1 pm,  Redfish Center and Gallery, Redfish Lake, Stanley

10 Cat Cozy Club: 11am – 1pm. Christie’s Cat Café, Hailey

15 American Legion Breakfast, 8-10:00 AM, Challis

Southern Idaho

1,2 Twin Falls County Fair: (Last two days) County Fairgrounds, Filer

5 Bingo Night: 6:30-8:30 PM, Lincoln County Community Center, Shoshone

11-14 World Cup BASE Jumping Competition: BASE jumpers know Twin Falls and the Snake River Canyon as a year round destination for jumping.  BASE jumpers from around the world will converge on the city for a four day competition. This action packed event will be a great opportunity to show off skills, catch up with friends and take a chance at the championship title and cash prizes up to $3,000.  Free to spectators. Twin Falls

14 Monthly Star Party: 8:00 pm to Midnight, CSI Centennial Observatory, Twin Falls

19-20 Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering: Lincoln County Community Center, Shoshone

21 “Blast on the Grass” Car Show, Hagerman

21-22 Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts: Ritter Island State Park, Wendell

28 “Harvest Dayz” Farmer’s Market: Meet N Greet with our growers, Kids Scavenger hunt, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, fun for the whole family!  Fresh produce, live music, local eateries, handmade goods.  Bring the family down for all the fun.  9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Main Avenue, Twin Falls

Eastern Idaho

8/29-9/7 Eastern Idaho State Fair: Eastern Idaho Fairgrounds, Blackfoot

1 Western Tractor Pull Nationals: The best truck/tractor pulling vehicles from the western US! 7:30-9:30 PM, Eastern Idaho Fairgrounds, Blackfoot

1-26 Archimedes: Science & Innovations: This fully interactive exhibit celebrates the work and legacy of the Greek mathematician whose inventions revolutionized the ancient world. 10 a.m.—8 p.m. Mon; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue-Sat; 1-5 p.m. Sun, Museum of Idaho, 200 N Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls

2-3 Gem State Classic Pro Rodeo:  Eastern Idaho Fairgrounds, Blackfoot

3-24 Studio Night, Weaving, Spinning, and Fiber Arts Guild of Idaho Falls: TUESDAYS.  7:00-9:00 PM.  Free.  482 Constitution Way, Suite B-11, Idaho Falls

6-27 The Comedy Project: FRIDAYS.  TCP is an independent, professional improv team.  8:00 PM,  MP Dance Studio, 575 E. 2nd Street, Pocatello

7 DOG*A*POOL*OOZA: Open Swim For Dogs. 11AM, Lava Olympic Swimming Complex, Lava Hot Springs

7 Eagle Rock Outlaws Fast Draw Competition: Free for spectators.  10 a.m.-3 p.m. , Eagle Rock Outlaws Hideout, 10648 N. 25th E., Idaho Falls

7 Symphony in the Park: 4:0-7:30 PM, Freeman Park Bandshell, Idaho Falls

7,21 Car Races: Pocatello Raceway, Pocatello

7-28 Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS.  9:00-1:00, Downtown Idaho Falls

7-28 Portneuf Valley Farmers Market: SATURDAYS: Fresh produce, locally grown plants, trees and shrubs, hanging flower baskets, fresh baked goods, jams, jellies, honey and a variety of handmade arts and craft items.  9:00-1:00, Oldtown Pocatello

14 Walk to End Alzheimer’s: 8:00 AM, Snake River Landing, Idaho Falls

15 Sunday Symphony: Free concert by Idaho Falls Symphony.  All ages are welcome! Bring your own chairs, or blankets and refreshments & picnic. 4:00-6:00 PM, 60 South Main, Driggs

18 Miss Russet Pageant: 7:00 p.m., Hillcrest Auditorium, Ammon

20 Tater Trot: This is a race for kids 1 to 12 years old.  The participants run different distances depending on their age group. With parents and the x-country team cheering them on, it makes for a fun kid-friendly event!  3:30 PM, Shelley High School track, Shelley

20-21 Idaho Spud Day: From a Spud Run to parade to spud tug, this spud-tacular day has it all, including a free baked potato lunch and several potato-themed games and contests.  Shelley

21 Spud Day Demolition Derby: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Sandy Downs Rodeo Grounds, Idaho Falls

26 AMVETS of Pocatello Pancake Breakfast: Pancake breakfast with eggs, bacon and biscuits and gravy.  Open to everyone!! $5.00.  8:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, 300 North Johnson Avenue, Pocatello

27-30 Darwin & Dinosaurs: Featured Exhibit, Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls

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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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