You know…if a person worked it right, they could eat their way for free clear through Saturday with hot dogs, Easter egg candy, and the like. Below are a list of places to play, all week (and all weekend) long.

Throw in a bike ride, hike, or walk (we just had National Walking Day), a couple of bouts with the Frisbee and some ultimate kite flying, and you won’t even have to contemplate calories.

For more free, family-friendly suggestions, visit the Appetite for Idaho page on Facebook.


BOSCO Small Works Opening Reception
Fri., April 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Surel's Place 212 E. 33rd St., Garden City
Who needs big art, when eight inches will do? Works by 24 members of the Boise Open Studios Collective Organization. Exhibit runs through April 5. FREE

Albertsons Library 50th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition
April 3-May 3
Albertsons Library 1910 University Dr., Boise
Way back when it was Boise Junior College, that college had a library, but it wouldn’t be named the Albertsons Library (as in Joe of Albertsons stores) until 1995. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of what’s known as the Albertsons Library (since ’95), with a FREE art exhibition, featuring more than 30 artworks by 27 artists including Heather Bauer, Katherine Bajenova Grimmet and Carl Rowe. Awards will be announced at an opening reception from 4-8 p.m. April 2.

Central Bench Neighborhood Association Spring Event
Sat., April 4, 10 a.m.
Wright Congregational Church 4821 W. Franklin Road, Boise Bench
It’s Spring! Rejoice about it with the Central Bench Neighborhood Association. Easter egg hunts by age groups, crafts and light refreshments. FREE

Eggstravagant Walk with Jesus
Sat., April 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cathedral of the Rockies Amity Campus 4464 S. Maple Grove Road, Boise
Children of all ages are welcome to the festivities. Activities include egg scramble, craft stations and cellphone photo booth.

Sat., April 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Boise First Baptist Church 607 N. 13th St., Boise
Family-friendly and FREE! Egg hunts every 30 minutes (BYOB= bring your own basket), with multiple age groups. Food, prizes, games, inflatables and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.

Sat., April 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Karcher Church of the Nazarene 2515 W. Karcher Road, Nampa
It’s an annual thing; train rides, beverages, bounce houses, face painting, popcorn, carnival games, pictures with the Easter bunny, arts and crafts, a food truck and even an egg hunt. Other free Easter events include Good Friday Communion at 7 p.m. and Easter Brunch at 9:30 a.m. Easter Service 10:30am FREE

Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 4, 2-3:30 p.m.
Silver Sage Baptist Church 5858 S. Maple Grove Road, Boise
Easter Egg Hunt followed by FREE hot dogs. Everyone is welcome. FREE

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Sat., April 4, 8-9:30 p.m.
Nampa Recreation Center 131 Constitution Way, Nampa
Nampa Parks and Rec present their Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, with music, live entertainment, and a hunt in the dark. (Flashlight recommended). For ages 13-17. $3 per person.

Gardening Classes
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through April 18
Madeline George Garden Design Nursery 10550 W. Hill Road, Boise
First and foremost, whoever came up with the term “herban” is a genius. Seriously.
Check out these Saturday gardening classes:
Planting & Irrigation 101, April 4. Crucial things to know when planting and providing irrigation to the garden.
"Herban" Gardening 101, April 11. Incorporating herbs into urban gardens.
Let it Grow, April 18. Focusing on care-free perennials requiring little maintenance that look great in gardens. FREE

Reading at the Refuge
Mon., April 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mon., April 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa
Preschoolers, kindergartners, and families can visit to enjoy a wildlife-related story, the making of a craft, and exploring the visitor center. First and third Monday at 10 a.m., repeating at 2 p.m. Craft supplies are provided. FREE
*Psst…P.S. While you’re there, take one or two of the trails around the Visitor’s Center and soak in the nature.

Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial Tours
Tuesdays, 12:15-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 27
Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial 777 S. Eighth St., Boise
Ever wondered about the extra-sacred Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial? Take a FREE 45-minute guided tour on Tuesdays. Meet at the Statue of Anne Frank in the memorial. FREE

National Robotics Week Open House!

Tue., April 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
PCS Edventures Lab Eagle 94 N. Fisher Park Way, Eagle
It’s National Robotics Week! What better way to celebrate than with a hands-on STEAM activity featuring the Sumo-Bot Competition and Oculus Rift. Robotics going on everywhere you look, and it’s all FREE.

Art Endeavor
First Tuesday of every month, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Continues through May 5
Nampa Public Library 215 12th Ave. S., Nampa
Are you an art lover or artist? Want to create more? The Library has some terrific projects for ages 8-15, but really ALL ages are welcome. First Tuesday of every month. FREE

BPL Spring Book Sale
Wed., April 8, 4-7 p.m., Thu., April 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri., April 10, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., April 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., April 12, 12-5 p.m.
Boise Public Library Warehouse 762 River St., across from main branch, Boise
Know what’s even better than reading? Reading on the cheap. Broaden your home book display by attending the BPL’s annual Spring Book Sale, hosted by Friends of the BPL. Paperbacks and hard bound books for all ages. Most paperbacks 50 cents, most hard bounds $1, or $9 for all-you-can-stuff bags. Five-day event begins Wednesday, April 8, with preview sale for Friends members; new members may join at the door. The event wraps up with bargains all over the place on half-price Sunday, April 12. FREE admission

Finding Your Ancestors Genealogy Series
Wed., April 8, 7 p.m.
Boise Public Library 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise
State Archive reference archivist Steve Barrett shows you how to track down your ancestors through probate and estate records. All researcher skill levels welcome. FREE