It’s highly possible to get cabin fever with the weather that’s going on out there. If you do happen to venture out, there’s still a lot to do in the Treasure Valley. Grab some hot chocolate, a crazy winter hat, and the long underwear and enjoy a Boise-style winter wonderland.
For more ideas on things to do in the area, check out the Appetite for Idaho page on Facebook.
Have a FUN week,


African Culinary Heritage Conference
Fri., Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Boise State Student Union Simplot Grand Ballroom 1910 University Drive, Boise
Learn about different cultures, with a focus on the refugee/ immigrant community through FOOD. Free to attend, check it right out. For more info, visit

Camp Rainbow Gold Annual Holiday Bazaar
Fri., Nov. 14, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Boise Plaza Building 1111 W. Jefferson St., Boise
Help out Camp Rainbow Gold while crossing ‘to get’ items off your gift shopping list.

Family Fun Night
Fri., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise
Bring the fam for games, snacks, and a new-release movie! FREE

Bruneau Cowboy Christmas Gift Show

Sat., Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bruneau Legion Hall and Elementary School hold vendors from the Northwest for two full days of shopping bliss. Entrance by donation of a nonperishable item to help those in need within the community.

Junior Chefs Thankgiving Helper: Decorating Pies

Sat., Nov. 15, 10 a.m.
Williams-Sonoma 350 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 1077, Boise
Like PIE? Lattice-tops, cut-outs, and sugar crystal finishing touches, all taught at this fun pie-making class. For ages 5-13. FREE

WaterShed Weekend: Map Mania
Sat., Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Boise WaterShed 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise
GIS user? Celebrate GIS Day with some treasure map making of your own neighborhood, participate in some fun map games and get nifty prizes, then make…and completely devour…a cookie map. Young Geographer station for the kids. Brought to you by the Southwest Idaho GIS Users Group. FREE

International Games Day
Sat., Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Boise Public Library 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise
Bugs in the Kitchen, Castellan, Munchkin, Revolution!, Enchanted Forest, Illuminati and other tabletop games? Try them all out as staff from All About Games answers questions. For all ages. FREE

North End Expo 2014
Sat., Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Boise Senior Center 690 Robbins Road, Boise
One of a kind gifts, vintage-style items, natural soaps and lotions, sculptures, fudge, fused glass and more. Don’t forget to grab a cup of yummy hot complimentary cider. For more info, visit FREE

Live Raptor Program
Sat., Nov. 15, 2 p.m.
Library at Cole and Ustick 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise
Learn about owls, hawks and other raptors from Barb Forderhase, Environmental Education Specialist for the BLM’s Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, and meet some live birds. Not suitable for children younger than 8 years old. FREE

Boise State Health Fair
Wed., Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Boise State Student Union Jordan Ballroom 1910 University Drive, Boise
Interactive event featuring 50 exhibitors with tons of health info, and health screenings available. Prizes, giveaways, and music, too. FREE

Bloch Cancer Survivor Plaza Dedication Ceremony
Thu., Nov. 20, 11 a.m.
Julia Davis Park 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise
Help Boise Mayor David H. Bieter and the Boise Parks & Recreation Department dedicate the Bloch Cancer Survivor Plaza in the east end of Julia Davis Park. FREE

Art Endeavor
Thu., Nov. 20, 4:30-6 p.m.
Nampa Public Library 101 11th Ave. S., Nampa
It’s Idaho Family Reading Week! That means a fun project at the Library, creating your own house, castle, library, whatever, using several different materials provided. Geared towards ages 8-16, but everyone’s welcome!. FREE.

Puppet Show
Thu., Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m.
Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise
If you like laughing and you like puppet shows, visit the Library for puppet versions of popular children’s stories. For all ages. FREE