February 15, 2019
I hope everyone had a fantastic Valentine's Day! Steve Shannon at KQFC and I had a great time this morning discussing all the fun things there are to do this weekend all around Idaho. Look at what I uncovered!
1. Tomorrow near the roaring fireplace at Barber Park local chefs will be bringing the Boise Community a delicious mid-winter meal. Join them for the 1st Annual Boise Farmers Market Full Moon Dinner. Dinner starts at 7 pm and there will be 4 locally sourced courses paired with Idaho cocktails. Tickets are available at the Boise Farmers Market website and proceeds go to benefit the Boise Farmers Market Community. Its a great opportunity to engage with the community and enjoy some great local food.
2. You can also join Zoo Boise in an Animal Painted Rock Hunt. Over 2 dozen rocks have been painted with fun animal themes and hidden around the zoo. Enjoy the day with family, see your favorite animals and maybe take home a special rock!
3. Another fun event Saturday Night is also the Treasure Valley Roller Derby Season opener. Doors open at 5 and the All Stars take on Lava City at 6 followed by the Boise River Rollers vs. Watsche. Tickets are $5 to $15. A great price for taking the whole family out for a night of roller fun!
4. Rocks and Derby not your thing? Take the whole family down to the Treasure Valley Model Train Show sponsored by the Boise Public Library. Four operating model railroad layouts with hands on childrens displays, vintage trains, and hobby information. This is a FREE event at the library at Cole and Ustick Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1 pm.
5. Now if you want to get out of town before the snow hits next week head over to Idaho City for their Annual Chili Cookoff. Its a lot of fun and you can sample all kinds of the best chili in the Boise Basin. Its an all day event Saturday with live music and a killer raffle. So bundle up and warm up your chili lover insides!
6. If you are jonesing for summer...check out the 2019 Flyfishing Film Tour at the Egyptian Theater Saturday night. Shows start at 4 pm and 8 pm. Tickets are $18. Soak up films from around the world to feed your fishing dreams with top notch stories and imagery that will make you anxious for summer and fishing weather!
7. Sunday don't miss the King for a Day Musical at the Morrison Center. The hugely popular Daniel Tigers Neighborhood Live will be on stage delighting all ages with live characters, sing-a-longs, and magical moments. Tickets are $22.50 to $75. The kids will learn valuable lessons of kindness and empathy while parents will love the show!
*** BucketList Adventure this week ***
Want to get out of town and check off something on your BucketList? Head south to Blackfoot and visit the Idaho Potato Museum. Now, its Idaho so you can't be surprised that there is a potato museum....with a HUGE POTATO out front! Check out my visit here. The museum captures the essence of what the potato has meant to Idaho. Learn the history behind the first potatoes planted here by Reverend Henry Spaulding before he was forced to leave Idaho in 1850 due to the Whitman Massacre....then how they returned with pioneers shortly after in 1860 and the potato industry was established. There are fantastic exhibits and fun activities for the kids. There is even the Potato Station Cafe next door with a potato bar, potato bread and even potato desserts all locally made. A fun adventure for the whole family. Be sure to get your potato keychain...I have 3!
Have a great week my friends! Steve Shannon is out of town next week so I will see you in 2 weeks! Keep adventuring!