Newly built with a fleet of educational exhibits, the nonprofit Idaho Public Aquarium brims with underwater wildlife that scuttles, swims, and frolics, overseen by staff members and dedicated volunteers. Families peruse exhibits that give insight into a slice of aquatic life and emphasize its continuance, such as stingray touch tank and the shark nursery, where guests can witness baby sharks peeking out of their eggs while crooning peaceful lullabies or playing peekaboo. Added to the list are new exhibits, such as the 17,000-gallon sea turtle tank and the North Pacific cold water tank. Sea-resident enthusiasts can also participate in birthday parties with private tours and a nighttime animal feeding.
Hoisting championship trophies and high-stakes competition comes second nature to the Idaho Steelheads. Since joining the ECHL in 2003, the team has qualified for the playoffs every season, and in 2004 and 2007, the team conquered all opponents to take the ECHL Kelly Cup, the league's most prestigious cup other than that coffee mug Wayne Gretzky once touched. An affiliate of the NHL Dallas Stars, their players take to the ice at CenturyLink Arena, where fans routinely fill sections to cheer their team on against Western Conference foes.
What makes a chili recipe the best there is? The judges at this year's Chili & Salsa fest will have to figure that out for themselves as they award entries of chili—and salsa—in this year's competitions. At Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, the scents of fall food mingle in the air, making it tricky for patrons to decide whose wares to sample. And as evening comes on, so does the crowd, as the event shifts to watching college and NFL football on the big screen.
Wings Center caters to cartwheeling kids of all ages and experience levels, gracefully catapulting them through the air with team-building cheerleading classes or agility-cultivating gymnastics. Children bound through the nearly 10,000-square-foot facility with an array of gymnastics sessions, tailored to the budding somersaulter’s age and skill level. Newly walking toddlers are guided through Protons lessons by their parents who, taking cues from the instructors, teach them motor-development and spatial-awareness exercises. From ages 2–5, mini funambulists take age-specific classes during which they tumble on soft mats, leap through obstacle courses, bounce on trampolines, and challenge live kangaroos to games of hopscotch. Girls ages 5–18 foster their disparagement of gravity as they master the balance beams and uneven bars. Boys' Sic ‘n Twisted classes give pliable males ages 5–18 space to flip without worrying about getting footprints on the ceiling.
The clubhouse at Les Bois Park serves a roster of classic American noshables to patrons wagering on speedy-steed sprints. Diners can safely bet on snacks such as breaded jalapeño poppers deep-fried and crammed with cream cheese ($7). Or bide time pre-race by devouring a basket of beer-battered onion rings ($8) or by using them to engage in a wager-worthy bout of wrist hula-hooping. Beefeaters will find char-broiled satisfaction with a Back Stretch burger slathered with thousand-island dressing and swiss cheese ($9) or a rib-eye steak ($18) hand-cut, grilled to order, and served with a baked potato and a vegetable medley.
The Be Twice Inspired Wedding Sale is a seasonal event in which recent brides can consign and sell their new and gently used wedding items to new brides within your area.
This unique event gives the public the opportunity to save money on planning a wedding all in one location. Find dresses, decorations & more!