Thursday, Feb. 11
Winter Ranger Program: 1:30 p.m. at the J.R. Simplot Lodge, Bogus Basin, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Alpine tours (open to skiers and riders) will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours on gentle to moderate (intermediate) terrain. Free, but you will need to have a Bogus Basin mountain or Nordic/snowshoe pass. 587-7961.
Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 11-14
Treasure Valley Boat Show: Noon to 9 p.m. Feb. 11-12, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 13 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $5 admission, free for children 12 and younger.
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Friday-Sunday, Feb. 12-14
Hagerman Valley Bird Festival: Hagerman will host birders in celebration of the many bird species who spend the winter in spring-fed Hagerman Valley. There will be workshops, field trips, screenings and more. Full schedule and registration at hagermanbirdfestival.com.
Saturday, Feb. 13
Junior Duck Stamp Art Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa. Young artists are given the opportunity to create and submit their own masterpiece to the Idaho Junior Duck Stamp art contest. Drop in any time to learn about Idaho waterfowl and create a contest entry. Supplies will be provided. Artwork must be submitted by March 15. Other drop-in dates: Feb. 20, 27 and March 5. 467-9278, firstname.lastname@example.org or fws.gov/deerflat.
Friends of the Payette Avalanche Center Fundraiser: 6 to 9 p.m. at the Little Ski Hill, 3635 Idaho 55, McCall. Night skiing, food, beverages, silent auction and door prizes. Funds will be used to help maintain weather stations. $10 entry fee. (208) 634-2888, secesh.net/FPAC2016.htm.
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 13-14
Second Amendment Classic: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at Cabela’s, 8109 W. Franklin Road, Boise. Seminars on long distance shooting, 3-Gun, gun cleaning, reloading, and the Cabela’s “Safe Shooter” BB Gun Range. Local representatives from the NRA will be on hand to discuss the basics of firearms ownership and there will be a meet-and-greet with 3-Gun competition shooters Travis Gibson and True Pearce. Free. 672-7900, cabelas.com/boise.
Sunday, Feb. 14
Golden Eagle Audubon Society Family Birding Walk: 1 to 3 p.m. at Barber Park, 4049 S. Eckert Road, Boise. Walk the trails along the river looking for geese, ducks and herons on the water, as well as songbirds in the brush and check the trees in the parking lot for owls. Alex Takasugi, email@example.com or 484-9132.
Thursday, Feb. 18
Winter Ranger Program: 10:30 a.m. at the Frontier Point Nordic Lodge, Bogus Basin, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Nordic (cross country) ski tours will last approximately 2 hours on moderate terrain. Free, but you will need to have a Bogus Basin mountain or Nordic/snowshoe pass. 587-7961.
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 20-21
Magic Reservoir Ice Fishing Tournament: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. From Idaho 75 at mile marker 92, go west 10 miles to the door. Hosted by West Magic Rod and Gun Club. $7 entry per species (trout and perch) per day per person. Fish fry at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at West Magic Resort. Don, (208) 487-2571; or Stacy, (208) 720-1738.
Sunday, Feb. 21
Winter Ranger Program: 10:30 a.m. at the Frontier Point Nordic Lodge, Bogus Basin, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Nordic (cross country) ski tour and snowshoe tours will last approximately 2 hours on moderate terrain. Free, but you will need to have a Bogus Basin mountain or Nordic/snowshoe pass. 587-7961.
Saturday, Feb. 27
Starlight Snowshoe Benefit: 4 to 9 p.m. at Bogus Basin Nordic Lodge, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Snowshoe under the stars on a lit path, then come into the lodge for music, food, drinks. Benefit for JDRF. $16 general, $11 children younger than 12, or $53 per immediate family. www2.jdrf.org/starlightsnowshoe.
Saturday, March 5
Les Bois Film Festival: 6 p.m. at The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Features a diverse array of nature films from across the globe, as well as several local nature films shot in Idaho. $14 advance, $18 at the door, $5 students, free for children 13 and younger. lesboisfilmfestival.org.
Wednesday, March 9
Fish in the Foothills?: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise. Join Dr. Chris Walser, ichthyologist and professor at The College of Idaho, and Tim Breuer, Executive Director of the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, to learn about the Dry Creek redband trout. Free. 493-2530, bee.cityofboise.org.
Friday, March 11
Idaho Enduro Series Movie Party: 7 to 10 p.m. at The Pursuit, 2590 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise. A MTB film; IES will be unveiling the 2016 race season. $10 advance, $15 at the door, includes one free beer. 695-0816.
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