Friday to Friday
It’s Autumn for sure, with the Trailing of the Sheep in Ketchum, Tree Walk at Julia Davis Park, Fall Home Show, bird-watching, Kuna family bike ride, Renaissance Faire, another fun Oktoberfest, and even a Zombie Walk. (Have you got your Halloween costume picked out yet, ‘cause that’s coming right up, too.)
Want more Idaho fun? Visit the Appetite for Idaho Facebook page, and A4I is happy to announce two new “Appetite for Idaho” book locations: Ashley Inn in Cascade, and Buffalo Gal in Donnelly.
Trailing of the Sheep Festival
Ketchum downtown, Ketchum
It’s sheep, sure as shootin’. Lots and lots of them during this four-day festival of the wild and wooly.
Complete list of events at trailingofthesheep.org.
Julia Davis Tree Walk
Fri., Oct. 10, 12 p.m.
Julia Davis Park 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise
How many different trees does Julia Davis Park have? Find out when you meet at the Broadway Bridge (at east end of park), view the changing colors of the foliage, and take the tour. FREE
Canyon County Fall Home Show
Fri., Oct. 10, 5-9 p.m., Sat., Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ford Idaho Center 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa
What do want in your home? Sometimes you won’t know till you see it. Find out what your home’s been missing, all wonderfulness under on big roof. For more info, visit canyoncountyfallhomeshow.com. FREE
Family Fun Night
Fri., Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise
Bring the fam to the Library, where there’ll be games and snacks and a new-release film for your viewing pleasure. New films each month. FREE
The Big Sit
Sat., Oct. 11, 7 a.m.
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa
Birding across from the east end of the upper embankment, all day long! Meet a 9 a.m. for programs and activities that start out close to the Visitor’s Center. Identify the species that are here in the Treasure Valley during the month of October. FREE
Kuna Family Bike Ride
Sat., Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Bernard Fisher Memorial Park Swan Falls Road and Avalon St., Kuna
Grab a map and take in the Kuna Greenbelt before riding through town at your own pace. After the ride, there’ll be some fun family stuff for bikes. Hosted by the city of Kuna with support from Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health High Five. FREE
Idaho Renaissance Faire
Sat., Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Gem Island Sports Complex Canal Street, Emmett
Live jousting, music, swordsmanship, Vikings, pirates, jesters, re-enactments, kids’ games, food vendors and merchants, comedy, and even more! Info at idahorenfaire.org/Home.html. FREE
Sat., Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Risen Christ Catholic Community 11511 Lake Hazel Road, Boise
Bring your family and friends to the fest! Activities, live entertainment, and authentic German food. FREE
Sat., Oct. 11, 1-2:30 p.m.
Library at Hillcrest 5246 W. Overland Road, Boise
Watch the short film of “Caine’s Arcade” about the kid who makes his own arcade entirely from cardboard. Then…design your own! The Library’s got the cardboard, and you’ve got the creativity! All ages. FREE.
Boise Zombie Walk: Dark Carnival
Sat., Oct. 11, 4 p.m.
Capitol Park 601 W. Jefferson, Boise
Is there a zombie within? Join into the costume contest that’s got prizes and raffles and more, with proceeds to benefit Genesis Services Dogs. Walk will begin at 6 p.m. FREE
Creatures of the Night
Sat., Oct. 11, 6 p.m.
Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise
What do you know about nocturnal animals? Learn all about them with Adare Evans, wildlife educator with the Dept. of Fish and Game, at this family-friendly program. You can even take a guided night walk and see how the Gulch comes alive after dark.For more info, visit http://bee.cityofboise.org FREE
Eagle Saturday Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 11
Heritage Park 185 E. State St., Eagle
Right in Eagle’s cozy downtown, fresh produce, specialty foods, and fine arts and crafts. Enjoy live local music, kids' activities and culinary demonstrations. Saturdays through Oct. 11. FREE
Capital High School Orchestra Concert
Tue., Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
Capital High School Auditorium 8055 Goddard Road, Boise
Nancy Wilson, cellist and retired CHS Orchestra teacher will be featured in this free concert.
Idaho Media Professionals Monthly Speaker Series
Wed., Oct. 15, 11 a.m.
Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta-Parkcenter 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise
Christl Colven, make up artist, shares insights of the art of make-up (the good, bad, and the ugly) for the camera. FREE-$5
Author Amber Beierle: The Old Idaho Penitentiary
Wed., Oct. 15, 1 p.m.
Idaho State Archives 2205 N. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise
Inmates, guards, and answers to questions about The Old Idaho Penitentiary book, from co-author Amber Beierle. FREE