DOWNTOWN EVENTS Week of June 13 2012 - Idaho Falls ...

DOWNTOWN EVENTS Week of June 13 2012 - Idaho Falls ...


Week of June 13 th 2012

Thank you to all the hanging flower basket sponsors - Aladdin's Floral, ARTI,

Arts Council, Bank of Idaho, Beverly Art Studio & Handmade Gallery, Bonneville County

Commissioners, Channel Blend, Chesbro Music Co., C&D Properties, EIEDC

Foundation, EIRMC, Idaho Falls Civitans, Falls Printing, Farris Family, Galusha Higgins

& Galusha, Ginkel & Bean, Great Harvest, Hopkins Roden Crockett Hansen & Hoopes,

Idaho Falls Public Library, Idaho Mountain Trading, Il Castello, Ingrams, JF Bell,

Jimmy’s All Season Angler, Juan & Kelly Alvarez, Kevin Cutler, Keybank, Kingston &

Associates Marketing, Kingston Properties, Lemon Meringue, Lew & Les Huddleston,

Marcellar’s, Mark Young, Max’s Gun, Melaleuca, ML Technologies, Musicare, Nelson,

Hall Parry & Tucker, North Wind, Pachangas, Pandora’s Baubles & Beads, Park Ave

Antique, City of Idaho Falls Park & Rec, Roger’s Building, Sandpiper, Ann Riedesel &

Shirley Chastain, SnakeBite, Steve & Lori Boyce, Stucki Law Office, US Bank, Vino

Rosso, Waddell & Reed, Washington Federal, and The Yarn Connection. Eagle Rock

Nursery did an amazing job putting them together. We appreciate your support to

help make the downtown so beautiful. They will be enjoyed all summer by


Museum of Idaho (200 Eastern Ave) Begins this Friday, June 15 th – ‘King Tut:

Treasures of the Tomb’

The Museum of Idaho's summer Rocky Mountain Adventure science camps are now

open for registration! Programs for youth ages 7 – 14, as well as educators and adults

really put the fun in learning! These exciting summer camps Combine learning,

adventure and fun as campers explore a variety of ecosystems and habitats throughout

eastern Idaho. Teachers can use these camps to earn continuing education credits.

• Junior Camp is June 18-21 for ages 7-9: This camp makes science fun!

Learn about bugs, soil, the sun and more using the museum and Idaho Falls


• Original Camp is June 11-15 for ages 9-11: Introducing kids to outdoor

experiences, this camp teaches about ecosystems by going to a different

location every day such as Market Lake, the southeast Idaho desert and


• High Adventure is June 25-28 for ages 11-14: For kids who are

comfortable outside and ready for a fun and challenging experience, this

camp takes students to incredible locations like Wolverine Canyon, a lava

hiking trail and many others. We’ll explore a different topic each day

including paleontology, ecology, and much more.


We even have summer camps for adults! In July, we offer several fun and

adventurous programs designed for teachers to earn continuing education credits,

but are open to all adults. Experience your world through whitewater rafting,

mountain hiking, and more while learning great ways to engage students. For more

information on the adult programs, go to

New This Year! One Day Classes for Ages 2-12 With 16 different one-day

adventures for ages 2-12, there is a one-day class for every child. Choose classes

about flowers, robots, pharaohs and the Old West. Go to

Questions? Call MOI’s Education Director Sunny Katseanes at 522-1400 ext. 3002.

ERIMC Snake River Concerts – Held every Tuesday night from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

in the gazebo next to the Art Museum of Idaho (300 S Capital) Bring a chair or

blanket, a picnic, family and friends and enjoy a free concert. First concert June


June 19 – ‘Jake Ballentine’ Contemporary folk singer/song writer Jake Ballentine

delivers clear vocals; wailing, bluesy harmonica riffs; and well written relatable songs.

His influences range from folk, rock, and country; to reggae, blues, and Jazz. He has

been compared to Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper,

and Cat Stevens and his performances transcend generational tastes.

We are happy to announce the start of leather classes at ‘Leather Works’; leather

stamping, leather tooling, knife making, moccasins, holster making plus tons of other

classes. We are starting classes the 3rd week of June. We also offer leather stamping

classes for children and families. Please contact us for more information. Leather Works

is located at 312 Park Ave (right across from Royal Shoe shop). Call or email us at or 208-529-2731. Our store hours are Tuesday-Friday

10am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Closed on Sunday & Monday. Let us help you to create

a treasure that will last a lifetime.

For the month of June, “History of the Working Decoy” is on exhibit at the Idaho

Falls Public Library on Broadway. The exhibit is a “scholarly” display of handmade

working decoys along with historical research of the when, why, and how of this unique

art form that began as a means to put food on the table of immigrants along the coast of

North America During construction, access to the library is assisted by continuousrunning

shuttle service from the parking lot to the front door.

Alive After 5 (at the Civitan Plaza corner of Park Ave & B Street) every Wednesday

thru Sept 12 th -

JUNE 13 Food Vendor: ‘Castello Ristorante’ Band: ‘Happyville’ Sponsor:

Salon Chique

JUNE 20 Food Vendor: ‘Bikini Dog’ Band: ‘40 Somethin’ Sponsor: Key Bank

June 1 - June 23 ARTI Dinner Theatre (257 W. Broadway) – ‘Red, White and

Tuna’ Come watch the eccentric residents of Tuna, TX (the third smallest town in the

state) prepare for their annual 4th of July high school reunion. Laughs are plentiful as

the ladies (and maybe some men) compete for the coveted title of reunion queen.

Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, & Ed Howard Time: 6:30pm Cost: $30.00

(Dinner and Show)

June 11 - June 22 – ‘Operation Facelift’ Operation Facelift is a 12 day community

wide project to spruce up downtown areas throughout southeastern Idaho. Join Grow

Idaho Falls, Inc. and the Operation Facelift Team in painting, cleaning up and repairing

3 building facades in the downtown area – 261 A Street ‘Work It Scrubz’; 840 Park Ave

‘City of Refuge’; 347 Constitution Way ‘Joshua D Smith Foundation’ and north facing

wall. If you would like to be a volunteer, donate supplies or money to purchase

materials, please contact: Lori Priest 526-9154 or 705-8401 or Tami

Sherwood 208-522-2014

The 6 th annual Allan Butler Twilight Criterium bike races will be held downtown

Saturday, July 7 th starting at @ 5:00pm with the kids rides! We are working with

Eagle Rock Cycling, a local Idaho Falls bike club, to make this a bigger and better

event!!! This event is in memory of Allan Butler, an Idaho Falls native who rose through

the cycling ranks to become a national caliber rider and winner of the 2005 Utah Cycling

Association race series in the elite class. Allan was struck and killed by an automobile

in the fall of 2005 while attending the annual bicycling industry trade show in Las

Vegas. Criterium races, particularly twilight events like the one we have, are extremely

popular with both riders and spectators. A criterium is a road race in which riders race

multiple laps on a closed-circuit to complete the highest number of laps in a set time.

Competitor’s race in a tight pack only inches from each other at speeds of up to 35

miles per hour!

Entry Fee: Juniors: $15. All others: $35 for pre-reg. 2nd Race: $10. $10 late fee on

race day. Free T-Shirt to first 100 riders.

Register Online: Checks payable to Idaho Falls Historic Downtown

Foundation (IFHDF). For more Information contact Nathan Starnes: 208-534-8095 or, Eagle Rock Cycling: This event

is a great opportunity not only for experienced riders, but also for all ages and levels of

bicyclers, including a kid’s ride. Registration for the kids ride will be available at the 4 th

of July Liberty Fest and the day of the races. There will be a Beer Garden in the Civitan

Plaza which is a great place to watch the races.

Il Castello (445 A Street) Month of June ‘Sunday Brunch’ open from 10:30 through

3:00 pm on Sundays - Poached Eggs with Prosciutto and Pesto Risotto; Lemon Ricotta

cakes with strawberries and coconut milk cream; salmon frittata with cucumbers and

Dill; Goat Cheese tart with arugula salad; Sea food Manicotti ; Sausages Egg and

pepper calzone

New hours: Villa Coffeehouse is now open evenings. Sunday 9 am - 4 pm; Monday

and Tuesday 7:30 am - 5 pm; Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 am - 8 pm; Friday and

Saturday 7:30 am - 9 pm

Beverly Art Studio & Handmade Gallery “Jewelry Swap” 365 B Street 208-220-

8162 Swap your old jewelry for new or custom, have it repaired or made-over for a

fresh for junk jewelry, or make fair swap. One person's junk is another's

treasure! Don't miss the fun...admission is free, so is the swapping! Email Beverly: for more info.

Idaho Falls Farmers Market Every Saturday thru October 27 - Time: 9 a.m. to 1

p.m. The market is a great tradition in Idaho Falls. Our weekly event is located next to

the beautiful Snake River Greenbelt in the Key Bank parking lot, downtown. Try a fresh

taste of Idaho every Saturday, rain or shine! Location: Key Bank parking lot, 501 W.

Broadway Contact: 208-339-3230

Art Museum of Eastern Idaho 300 N Capital - open Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00am

to 5:00pm Cost: $4 Adults; $2 Youth ages 6-18 and college students with student ID;

Children 5 and under are Free; $10 Family

Family Day July 7th, Saturday 11 am – 3 pm Bring your family and enjoy a day of

art. Admission is always free the first Saturday of each month.

FREE Senior July 3rd, Tuesday 11 am – 5 pm Admission is always free the first

Tuesday of each month for senior citizens 65+.

April 19 – June 16 ‘Collective Whimsy’ A glimpse into the ever colorful

imaginations of Idaho artists Kort Duce, Sir Chesley and Joseph Cowman. From brightly

colored chicken-themed pop art to intricately weaved telephone wire sculptures, this

exhibit is sure to leave you with a smile. Time: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Cost: $4 Adults, $2

Youth, $2 Students, 5 & Under Free Event

June 11 - June 14 ‘Art Camp’ The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, 300 S. Capital

Ave This four-day camp introduces students to work of exciting traditional and

contemporary American art forms and artists. Time: 10 am - 2 pm Cost: $$75

members, $90 non-members Contact: 208-524-7777

Idaho Falls Arts Council - 450 A Street Call 522-0471 for tickets (for more info go to

June 15 – Friday ‘Craig Green and Dave King Duo’ Eastern Idaho Jazz Society

presents guitarist, Craig Green, and pianist/drummer, Dave King, of the international

jazz trio, Bad Plus. This duo has earned their reputations as leaders in the area of

contemporary jazz improvisation. They have both traveled and performed extensively

around the world. Performance includes appetizer platters at each table with water,

coffee, or tea. A no-host wine and beer bar will also be available. Time: 7:30 doors

open 7pm Cost: $25 EIJS member $30 general public Location: Carr Gallery 498 A


June 22 – Friday Mayhem Dance Productions presents "Beautiful Life" Mayhem

Dance Productions' end-of-season show is dedicated to suicide prevention, taking the

audience from a "heavy" place to a joyous feeling of hope. Part of the proceeds will be

donated to the East Idaho Chapter of SPAN Idaho (Suicide Prevention Action Network

of Idaho).

Time: 7:00 p.m. Cost: $8

July 14 – Saturday SCOOP JAM! 2012 Join us for the 4th annual Idaho Falls

Magazine Scoop Jam!, an all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. Ticket proceeds to benefit

the Snake River Roaring Youth Jam. TICKETS ARE LIMITED!! Time: Noon to 4

p.m. Cost: $7 advance; $10 gate Location: Snake River Landing Contact: (208)


May 4 - June 30 Carr Gallery, 450 A St., Idaho Falls - ‘BAG’ is photographic

installation exploring the duality between the way people characterize themselves in

public and the private contents of their handbags. After being approached by the artist,

individual members of the public allowed the artist to take their portrait and photograph

the contents of their bags. In many cases, the subjects surrendered a portion of their

bag’s contents for inclusion in the exhibition. Sponsored by: Paul W. Arnodt, Bruce &

Nancy Baumgart, Nancy Caldwell, and Virginia Willard Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free Admission

Join us for the ‘First Thursday Gallery Walks’ from June-October! July 5, Aug 2,

Sept 6, and Oct 4 Don’t miss these free events on the first Thursday of each month,

June-October, from 5:00-8:00 pm. This is a social and cultural event that offers a visual

buffet of works by artists from around the region and around the globe, along with free

admission, refreshments, and live musicians performing in some of the locations. The

participating galleries offer a diverse look at contemporary, emerging, and established

artists working in a variety of mediums. Don’t miss free tours of the historic Colonial

Theater! Built in 1919, the theater is a gem that has a rich history. Tours start at

6:30pm, are about an hour long and will feature tidbits about the architecture, shows

and stories about the Colonial Theater and the people who made it great. To attend, just

meet the tour guide upstairs of the Willard Arts Center. At the end of the season, there

will be a chance to win great prizes from the galleries/artists involved with the gallery

walk! At each location is a bookmark with an entry form and a list of places. Attend an

art walk at each gallery/location and your name will be entered in a drawing to win

amazing items! Prizes are TBA as the season goes along.

Participating Galleries:

Gallery 12- 901 Pier View Dr, Snake River Landing.

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho- 300 S Capital Ave

Snake River Plein Air Painters- Various locations outside during the Gallery Walk

(weather permitting)

Willowtree Gallery- 210 Cliff St

Eastern Idaho Photographic Society- The Bookstore on Broadway, 351 W Broadway

Elegance in Art- Catmull’s Furniture, 367 W Broadway

The Villa Coffeehouse- 344 Park Ave

The Willard Arts Center- 450 A St

The WAC Artist Studios- 496 A St

Marcellar’s Vintage Wine & Brews- 431 Park Ave

Beverly Art Studio & Handmade Gallery- 365 B St

Weekly Road Bike Rides – join us at Dave’s Bike Shop – 341 Broadway (in the

parking lot behind) - on Monday for a beginner 12 to 15 mile ride and on Tuesday and

Thursday for a ride up to 20 miles. Meet at 6:00pm and the ride will start at

6:15 These group rides are free and open to the public For more information contact

Dave’s Bike Shop at 529-6886 or stop in, they are open 10:00 – 6:00 Mon – Fri and Sat

10 – 4:00.

June 15 – Friday Snake River Animal Shelter Annual 4 person Golf

Scramble Sponsor a team! Get a team of friends together! Sign up as an individual

player! Tournament Fee: $40/person plus green fees and cart fees Green Fees:/Cart

Fee: $33/person Continental breakfast and BBQ lunch included Win Prizes! Big Dog

Raffle—WIN a NEW GRILL from Intermountain Gas Poker Run, Contests, and Bucket

Raffles Sign up and pay online, or send in your registration form and payment to: Snake

River Animal Shelter PO Box 51741 Idaho Falls, ID 83405 Time: 8:00 am Location:

Pinecrest Golf Course, 701 E. Elva, Idaho Falls Contact:

Wednesday, July 4 th , 2012: The Military Affairs Committee will begin the day of

festivities with the Firecracker 5K fun run which will begin at 7:15 am at Tautphaus

Park. Registration forms can be found at

Parade starts the parade at 9:00 am. Riverbend Communications, Idaho Falls

Magazine and the Exchange Club will distribute Independence Day schedules and flags

beginning at 8:15 am.

The AT&T Liberty Festival on the Falls bridges the gap between the parade in the

morning and the fireworks display in the evening. Sponsored by Snake River Landing &

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and held next to the falls of the Snake River,

the festivities will be located on Memorial Drive between Broadway and E Street in

beautiful downtown Idaho Falls. Over 25 food vendors and 50 businesses, which

include arts and crafts vendors, will showcase their products and services during the

festival. Classic cars will line the center of Memorial Drive from noon until 4:30pm and

fair-like games and activities will amuse the whole family. There will be pie &

watermelon eating contests for children and adults, Play-N-Trade video game

competition, and Apple Athletic Club volleyball & basketball tournaments. Children will

enjoy the inflatable jumpers which will entertain them for hours. And finally, it wouldn’t

be a festival without live music by local bands including: Old Time Fiddlers, Happyville,

40 Something Band, Affection Collection and dance performances by Ballet Folklorico

del Sol.

Fireworks display presented as the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration which is

nationally renowned for being the largest fireworks display west of the Mississippi River.

See the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce web site at for a complete schedule of events.

August 7 – Tuesday 6:00-9:00pm ‘Community Night Out’ Location: Civitan Park,

Idaho Falls Get ready for a fun night for the whole family, when the Idaho Falls Police

Department hosts festivities that showcase a variety of safety stations aimed at

educating youth and families. Representatives from various community organizations

will be on hand as well to inform people about the resources they offer. Come join in this

free community event to learn more about promoting safety and crime prevention in our

community and homes! It's a block party you'll not want to miss.

August 11 – Saturday 22nd Annual Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck

Race Since 1991, this project has been raising money to help grow the Greenbelt

where the beautiful Snake River makes it's way through the heart of town. Thousands of

little yellow rubber ducks will be dumped into the river. The first duck over the falls, wins

a new vehicle for its "adoptive parent". The day is filled with various events including a

car show, military display, photo show and sale, craft and food vendors, motorcycle

show and more. Activities you can enjoy during the day: Huge classic car show

Speedboat races Ping pong drop with prizes for the kids vendor/food/craft booths Home

Depot building project for kids Lots more - come and enjoy the day! Time: 9 a.m.

activities; 4 p.m. duck race

August 11 – Saturday The HeART of Idaho Century Ride The Art Museum's third

annual HeART of Idaho Century Ride is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2011, in

Idaho Falls. 25, 62 and 100 mile options with fully stocked food stops, full SAG support,

and a post-ride barbecue that includes live music, a beer garden, massage therapists

and prize drawings. $40 ~ 25 mile ride, $65 ~ 62 and 100 mile rides. $5 early bird

discounts. Register now! Time: 7 am start time Cost: $40, $65 Contact: 208-524-


FYI: Beginning the first of June the City will be working on a project along

Broadway to install a liner inside the existing waterlines. The intersections of Capital,

Park and Shoup will all have work done. Water service to the businesses will not be

interrupted but may be supplied through a temporary line for some period. The work will

be accomplished at night to minimize traffic issues and no intersections will be closed

during the daytime hours. Work will be complete by June 30.

Advertising Opportunity – We have an opening on the tall Yellowstone sign that is

by the parking lot between A Street and B Street, on the west side of Yellowstone. The

4 th sign down spot is now open. This is a great place to put your business name as

hundreds of cars drive by every day! Call the IFDDC office for more details – 535-


Event posters – When you are having a special event in your Downtown business

and have a poster, please bring it to our office and we will display it in the kiosk bulletin

board on the greenbelt. (440 N Capital Ave)

Report Graffiti that you see anywhere downtown to the community projects coordinator

and public information officer, Joelyn Hansen, at 612-8655. They make every effort

to have it removed within 48 hours of being reported.

Recycling – You may have noticed the large city bin in the parking lot at the corner of

‘B’ Street and Yellowstone. This bin is specifically for CARD BOARD only. Please

smash all your boxes flat and recycle them into this bin. Newspaper, aluminum cans,

and tin cans can be recycled in the Post Office parking lot (on Capital Ave. – South East

corner) drop-off bin. If we all do a little, it helps a lot! FYI – a tin can lasts 50 years in a

land fill, milk jug indefinite number of years, aluminum cans 100 to 500 YEARS!

All Day Permit Parking – we currently have 6 parking permits available in the

parking lot on the corner of Yellowstone and A Street – cost is $32 per

month; The Savings Center parking lot is full - $15 per month. parking lot on B

Street is also full – $32 per month, we do have a waiting lists you can get on. Call

and reserve your spot today 535-0399

If you have an announcement, that pertains to the Downtown, that you would like

to have included in this info email please send it to me by noon on any

Tuesday. These emails go out Wednesday


If you do not wish to receive these info emails please contact our office. If you forward this email on to

others, please include your own contact information.

Mala Lyon

IFDDC office assistant

440 N Capital suite B

Idaho Falls ID 83402

(208) 535-0399


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