Thanks to The Happy Money Saver for this list of fun family-themed events to do in the Boise area in the month of February.
1st – McCall Winter Carnival- family fun. Continues through Feb. 6; for a complete schedule call (208) 634-7631, www.mccallwintercarnival.com
4th -Puppet Show- Fun for all ages. 10:30am, Boise Public Library,www.boisepubliclibrary.org, 384-4200. (Fridays)
5th -Laura Ingalls Wilder Celebration – preschool–elementary ages. 1–2:30pm, Eagle Public Library,www.eaglepubliclibrary.org, 939-6814 ext. 7.
5th – Chinese New Year Celebration-. 1–3pm, Library! at Hillcrest, www.boisepubliclibrary.org, 562-4996.
5th – Historic Bown House Tour. – 1–4pm, located on the campus of Riverside Elementary School, 2121 E. ParkCenter Blvd., boise.assistanceleague.org. (First Saturday of each month.)
8th – Family Game Night. -6pm, Garden City Library, www.notaquietlibrary.org, 472-2944.
9th – Become a Mad Scientist. For ages 6–12. 4pm, Library! at Collister, 562-4995,www.boisepubliclibrary.org.
9th – Girls Only, Try Hockey for Free Clinic. – age 5–13. 7–8pm, Idaho IceWorld, registration is required, www.idahoiceworld.com, 331-0044.
10th – Pirate & Princess Ball- 5:30pm, Garden City Library, www.notaquietlibrary.org, 472-2944.
10th – Jr. Librarians- Ages 6–11, 4:15pm, Meridian Library, www.www.mld 888-4451.
11th – Family Game Night- 6:30pm, Ada Community Library, www.adalib.org, 362-0181.
12th -Second Saturday Programs- 10am-2pm All ages welcome! Foothills Learning Center 3188 Sunset Peak Rd Boise, ID 83702
12th – Read to a Therapy Dog.- 1pm, Library! at Cole & Ustick, www.boisepubliclibrary.org, 570-6900. I had a friend use this as a way for her daughter to feel more comfortable around dogs.
12th – Big Read: Orienteering Adventure. Individuals or teams of all ages are invited to participate in a special Call of the Wild orienteering meet. Navigate with map and compass to find the answers to a series of questions. Bring a compass and good shoes. For more information visit ctoc-boise.blogspot.com. 10am, Boise Public Library, 384-4200
15th -Chamber Orchestra Concert. An evening of classical music that will spark your children’s interest in the arts. See ArtsWest students perform along with professional musicians. 7:30pm, Holy Trinity Church, 201 E. Carlton, Meridian, www.artswestschool.org, 938-5410
17th -Stuffed Animal Storytime and Sleepover- After a lively Family Storytime, tuck the animals in and say goodnight. Come back the next day between 10am and 6pm to pick them up and find out what mischief they got into during the night. 6:15pm, Nampa Public Library,www.nampalibrary.org, 468-5803.
19th -Family Field Trip at World Center for Birds of Prey- Live bird presentations at 10:45, 12:15, 1:30, and 3:15. Tour the Archives of Falconry from 11am–3pm. Family-oriented scavenger hunt and 2011 Birds of Prey Calendar. 10am–4pm, www.peregrinefund.org, 362-3716
19th -Overstock Book Sale- Stock up on adult and children’s books, DVDs, music CDs, and audio books. 9am–3pm, Eagle Public Library, www.eaglepubliclibrary.org, 939-6814 ext. 3
26th -Free Family Concert!- 1pm, Egyptian Theatre. www.jimgill.com For more information, call the Main Library children’s department at 384-4200.
26th – Family Art Saturday. Featuring family tours, demonstrations, and a hands-on studio project related to the exhibitions. Recommended for ages 12 and under with an adult. Noon–3pm, Boise Art Museum, www.boiseartmuseum.org, 345-8330.
26th -Kids’ Fair. Petting zoo, pony rides, magicians, stage entertainment, face painting, air jumps, carnival games, obstacle course, prizes, food, and more. 10am–6pm, Expo Idaho,www.kidsfairboise.com.
26th – Our Troops, Our Families. Idaho IceWorld Military Family Day, offering free admission and free skate use for military families with valid IDs. 1:30–4:30pm, Idaho IceWorld,www.idahoiceworld.com, 331-0044.
26th – Noisy in Boise, with Jim Gill. – 1pm, Egyptian Theater, boisepubliclibrary.org. 570-6900