It’s the time of year when spring hits you right in the face. And no matter how short the winter, we’re more than ready for it. Music, nature, hiking, art, bird watching, landscape design, and a party on the Blue Turf. All right here.
For more adventure, visit the Appetite for Idaho page on Facebook, with free local events, albums of cool Idaho places to visit, stories, humor, prizes, and more.
Have a FUN week!


Enso Opening Reception
Fri., March 20, 5-8 p.m.
Enso Artspace 120 E. 38th St., Ste. 105, Garden City
A party celebrating new artwork by collective members Chris Binion, Cate Brigden, Michael Cordell, Erin Cunningham, Andrea Merrell, Lisa Pisano, Christine Raymond and Pam Swenson. FREE

Jazz at the Riverside Jazz Jam
Fri., March 20, 9 p.m.
Riverside Hotel Sapphire Room 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City
Grab your instrument and get ready to jam with some of our area’s greatest local musicians. Are you a professional? Are you a student? All are welcome. FREE.

Sat., March 21, 9-11 a.m.
Barber Park Education and Event Center 4049 S. Eckert Road, Boise
Hit the Barber Park Even Center this weekend and listen some great country tunes from SoulPatch.

WaterShed Weekend: Spring Awakening
Sat., March 21, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Boise WaterShed 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise
Have you ever wondered what a Blue Heron Rookery is? Welcome Spring and find out when you take a one mile walk with members of the Golden Eagle Audubon Society to the Boise River to view one. When you get back to the exhibit hall, there’ll be crafts and activities, as well as Master Gardener Debbie Smith there to tell all about Idaho’s fascinating native plant life. FREE.

World Down Syndrome Day 2015 Dance Party on the Blue
Sat., March 21, 12-2 p.m.
Boise State Broncos Albertsons Stadium 1910 University Drive, Boise
It’s the 10th Annual celebration with a party on BSU’s Blue Turf! Music, dancing, refreshments, Xtreme Pulse Sweethearts’ performance, and a chance to have a lot of FUN with family and friends from our local Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association. Enter through the Allen Noble Sports Hall of Fame. FREE parking in the West Stadium Lot. (Rain location in the Caven Williams Sports Complex, next to Albertsons Stadium.) FREE

Quilting with Carmen & Carol
Sat., March 21, 2-4 p.m.
Ada Community Library 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise
Ever wonder what it might be like to quilt? So many people find it to be therapy. Here’s your chance to give it a try, courtesy of Carmen and Carol, your instructors! For adults and teens. FREE

Coffee with Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd
Tue., March 24, 8-9:30 a.m.
Mayor Tammy and I met a time or two at the same book club, and she’s an innovative, thinking outside-of-the-box person. Drop by to discuss issues or hear updates from Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd

FarWest Landscape Design Class

Wed., March 25, 6-7 p.m. and Wed., April 29, 6-7 p.m.
FarWest Garden Center 5728 W. State St., Boise
How do you envision your yard? Find out how to make your visions your reality with FarWest’s landscape designers. Bring photos and measurements of the areas of your yard you’d like to focus on, and get advice from the pros. RSVP by phone to save your seat. FREE