Wednesday, Nov. 4
Bogus Basin SnowSchool Volunteer Leader Orientation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at REI Boise, 8300 W. Emerald St., Boise. Join Bogus Basin for a slide show presentation to learn what it takes to become a volunteer leader with SnowSchool, a Winter Wildlands Alliance program. rei.com.
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 6-8
Ski Swap: 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St. $3 admission, free for children younger than 12. Free admission Sunday with a canned food donation for the Boise Rescue Mission. bbsef.org.
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Saturday, Nov. 7
Auction for the Rivers: 6 to 10 p.m. at the Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise. Appetizers and cash bar. $15 admission, $10 for Idaho Rivers United members. Become a member at the door and enter for free. idahorivers.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Conservation History of Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds: 7 to 8 p.m. at Idaho Outdoor Association, 3401 Brazil St., Boise. This presentation by Craig Gehrke, director, Idaho Office of The Wilderness Society, will recount the early efforts at protecting the Boulder-White Clouds from the threat of an open pit mine. Free. idahooutdoorassn.org.
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 12-14
Warren Miller Film Festival “Chasing Shadows”: 7 p.m. Nov. 12-13, and 4:30 and 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Benefits Bogus Basin Ski Club, the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation, Bogus Basin Ski Patrol, the College of Idaho ski and snowboard team and Recreation Unlimited. $15 per evening, $13 matinee. egyptiantheatre.net.
▪ Premiere Film Party, 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at Zee’s Rooftop Cafe, 250 S. 5th St., Suite 900, Boise. Food, movie and free parking. $35. bogusbasinskiclub.org.
Saturday, Nov. 14
Appreciation Pancake Cookout: 10 a.m. to noon at Idaho Shu’s Running Company, 1758 W. State St., Boise. Answer questions about events, memberships, and opportunities with the Idaho Trails Association, as well as free pancakes, sausage and coffee.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 19-20
Backcountry Film Festival: 7 p.m. at Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $10 at Outdoor Exchange or at the door. winterwildlands.org.
Friday, Nov. 27
Pray for Snow: 6 to 9 p.m. at The Activity Barn, 141 Moonridge Drive, McCall. Music by Bread & Circus, raffle, bonfire, rail jam (conditions permitting) and beer from Salmon River Brewery. $10 general, $5 children 5-17, free for ages 4 and younger. 634-3298, brundage.com/event/pray-for-snow-party.
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