It’s cold out, and it’s tempting to stay home, snuggle up with a comforter and a mug on the couch and hibernate. Getting out a couple of times a week with the kids (or without), and doing something new and meeting new friends is still good for the soul, though.

If you don’t want to venture out in person, you can venture mentally with the Appetite for Idaho book, available at places like Flatbread Pizza in downtown Boise, Café de Coco in Nampa, and the Orchard House in Marsing. Or, you can order a book to be sent right to your door by sending $18 to:

Amy Larson
119 S. Valley Drive, Suite A #218
Nampa, ID. 83686

Have a FUN week!

Family Fun Night
Fri., Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise
Grab the fam and head to the library for a new release feature film screening each and every month, plus games and snacks, too. It’s for all ages, and it’s FREE!

Teen Takeover

Fri., Jan. 9, 4:30 p.m.
Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise
We knew it was bound to happen sooner or later. The teens are taking over during a hangout just for teens, 12-18, with a different game or project every month, and it’s FREE.

Cathedral Concert Series: Chicken Dinner Road Fri., Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Cathedral of the Rockies, First United Methodist Church 717 N. 11th St., Boise
The Cathedral of the Rockies on N. 11th in Boise offers the Cathedral Concert Series, presenting the band Chicken Dinner Road. They’re bluegrass/ acoustic with a unique sound that’s a mix of rock and roll, blues, and country. They’ve got six albums out, full of original, heartfelt songs that stem from life experiences. Admission to this concert is by donation.

Second Saturday: Life Under the Snow
Sat., Jan. 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center 3188 Sunset Peak Road, Boise
So… don’t you ever wonder exactly what the heck happens under the snow during the winter? Let’s get to the bottom of this with field biologist, botanist and eductor Ray Vizgirdas. He’ll tell us all about the animals and organism that actually need the cold winter snow to thrive within the winter’s ecosystem. FREE

Family Fun Saturday: Quest for The Golden Apple
Sat., Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Nampa Public Library 101 11th Ave. S., Nampa
What do you know about Boise’s gorgeous Julia Davis Park? Discover historical facts you never knew before from guest speaker and a fun interactive trek called “Quest for the Golden Apple”. It’s FREE!

Family Dance
Sat., Jan. 10, 7-11 p.m.
Boise Square Dance Center 6534 Diamond St., Boise South Boise (map)
Tomorrow night from 7-11, there’s a family dance at the Boise Square Dance Center at 6534 Diamond Street in Boise. You can dance some old school dances, and learn some new dances, too. They say it’ll be mostly country music, and that neither experience nor partner is required. By donation.

Friends of the Historical Museum Brown Bag Lecture Series

Tue., Jan. 13, 12 p.m.
Washington Group Plaza 720 Park Blvd., Boise
Author and media historian Art Gregory walks us through early history of Idaho radio and television broadcasting. FREE

After-School Fun: Mobius Madness
Wed., Jan. 14, 4 p.m.
Library at Collister 4724 W. State St., Boise
Make. A. Mobius.
See how many Mobius (es?) you can put together, and experiment with your Mobius material preferences during an afternoon of Mobius fun. For ages 6-12. FREE

Scrabble Tournament
Thu., Jan. 15, 4 p.m.
Rediscovered Books 180 N. Eighth St., Boise
Got mad skillz? Go head to head in as many games as you can fit in, with first, second, and third place prizes up for grabs. FREE

Mad Science
Thu., Jan. 15, 4:30 p.m.
Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise
Got a little scientist in you? Think you’re up to a scientific challenge? Discover new things and get in on creative experiments. For ages 6-12. FREE