Thursday, May 12
Little Ladies’ Night Out: 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Cabela’s, 8109 W. Franklin Rd., Boise. Bring the family and participate at the inflatable archery range, kid’s casting game, lawn games, or learn some firearms safety tips at the kid’s firearm safety station. All participants will receive employee pricing and the chance to win prizes. Free. 672-7900, cabelas.com/boise.
Southwestern Idaho Birders Association: 7 p.m. at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd., Nampa. “Computer Aided Training (CAT) for Birding” presented by Harold Ward.
Saturday, May 14
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Panning for Gold in Grimes Creek: Register at 7:30 a.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, for an 8 a.m. departure. All-day field trip led by Don Dorman and the Idaho Gold Panners. Bring lunch and water. $15 general, $10 museum members. 853-1678, idahomuseum.org.
Alpenglow Boat and Used Gear Swap: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2314 Bogus Basin Rd., Boise. Seller check-in begins at 8 a.m. alpenglowidaho.com.
Montour Wildlife Management Area and Sagehen Reservoir Bluebird Trail: Leaving at 9 a.m. from the Triangle Restaurant parking lot, 8770 N. Idaho 52, Sweet. Bring food, water and lawn chair; all day trip. Sponsored by Golden Eagle Audubon Society. For carpool details, contact Alex Takasugi at email@example.com, 484-9132.
Sheep in the Foothills: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Rd., Boise. Arts and crafts, music, sheep dog demonstrations, children’s activities, a lamb lunch, more. Free. 344-2271, idahowool.org.
Migration Celebration: 2 to 5 p.m. at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Rd., Nampa. Activity stations to learn about butterflies and other migrators. Free. 467-9278, fws.gov/refuge/deer_flat.
Saturday-Sunday, May 14-15
Ladies’ Day Out: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Cabela’s, 8109 W. Franklin Rd., Boise. Special guests, seminars and activities like an inflatable archery range, Dutch oven cooking, fly casting, “glamping” tips, and tips on responsible gun ownership. All participants will receive employee pricing and the chance to win prizes. Free. 672-7900, cabelas.com/boise.
Sunday, May 15
Family Bird Walk: 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve. Participants may borrow binoculars and field guides. Sponsored by Golden Eagle Audubon Society. Alex, firstname.lastname@example.org, 484-9132; Kristin, email@example.com, 860-3658.
Friday-Sunday, May 20-22
Preparedness Rendezvous: Curtis Park, 14281 Channel Rd., Caldwell. Games, learning opportunities, practical experience stations, bonfires and more. Classes start Friday evening and continue all day Saturday and Sunday. Classes include: canning, advanced fires, navigation and map reading, cheese and yogurt making, goat care and milking, firearm use and safety, more. Camp on site or come each day. $20 individual three-day pass, $40 family three-day pass, $5 on-site camping. eventbrite.com.
Saturday, May 21
Cycle for Independence: Metric century starts at 8 a.m., 25-mile at 9 a.m. and 10-mile at 9:30 a.m. at Riverglen Junior High School, 6801 N. Gary Ln., Boise. Fundraiser for the National Federation of the Blind of Idaho. $20-$40. Register at tvcblindidaho.org. Volunteers needed: 336-5333.
Peeking under the Surface: How Seismologists See Inside the Earth: 10 a.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise. Workshop for grades 4 and up. Taught by Michael Morison, PhD. $10. Register: 571-5720 by May 16. idahomuseum.org.
Sunday, May 29
Boise River Greenbelt Bird Watching and Litter Patrol: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Tavern at Bown Crossing (east end of ParkCenter Boulevard), Boise. Walk the Bethine Church Nature Trail going downriver (birding along the way), then pick up litter on the way back. Sponsored by Golden Eagle Audubon Society. Alex, firstname.lastname@example.org, 484-9132.
Saturday, June 4
Hells Canyon Days Farm Toy Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cambridge High School gym, 40 N. 4th St. (541) 447-7585, (208) 549-1150.
LIMBitless Challenge: 10 a.m. at Table Rock. Opportunity for the adaptive and wounded veteran communities to engage in a physical experience. $10. 495-5642, limbitlesslife.org.
Sunday, June 12
Premier Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise. Idaho Fish and Game officers will be holding a trap awareness seminar as part of the day’s events. Training is $50 for preregistered dogs, trap awareness seminar is free. Register: 463-2304, snakeavoidance.org.
Saturday, June 18
Boise Ridge to Hawley Mountain: Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, for an 8 a.m. departure. Don Adair PG will lead an updated road tour along the Boise Ridge on the western margin of the Boise Basin from Bogus Basin to Hawley Mountain Lookout. Return to Boise by 5 p.m. Bring lunch and water. $10 IMMG members, $15 nonmembers. No registration needed. 853-1678, idahomuseum.org.
Sunday, June 19
Idaho’s Gold Mining History: 1 p.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise. Historian Troy Lambert, IMMG Advisory Board, will talk about the history of gold mining in Idaho; gold panning to follow. Free for IMMG members, $5 nonmembers. 571-5720, idahomuseum.org.
Saturday, June 25
Rock to Products youth workshop: 10 a.m. to noon at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise. Grades 4 and up can explore the journey from raw material to rock-based end products. Includes hands-on activities such as volcano making, fossil digging and gold panning. $10. Registration required by June 20. 571-5720, idahomuseum.org.
Tamarack Bike Park Opening Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tamarack Resort, 311 Village Dr. Offering lift service to mountain bikers Saturdays and Sunday from June 25 to Sept. 4. Season passes for the bike park are currently on sale for $99 plus tax if purchased before June 20. (208) 325-1000, tamarackidaho.com/event/bike-park-opening-day.
Sunday, Sept. 11
Jordan’s Ride: Late registration at 7 a.m. with start of first ride at 7:30 a.m. at Eagle Sports Complex, 12000 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Garden City. Distances include 10, 30, 50, 100 and 105 miles. Benefit bicycle ride to raise funds for Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation and The SUDC Foundation. $35 individual, $25 children 15 and younger. jordansride.org.
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