Showing posts from December, 2017


If you have grandkids visiting this winter break, you won’t want to miss the special programs offered at ARTitorium on Broadway! From now through January 6 th , “Let It Snow!” provides special activities focused on kids from 0-12 years old. They’ll enjoy projects, movies, and other age-appropriate fun. Kids will love adding “fur” to the larger-than-life Abominable Snowman. They’ll also use magical puffy paint to animate snowmen, snow storms, and winter activities in a fun craft project. You’ll need to supervise this one, grown-ups! The fun continues as kids design custom snow globes and mitten patterns. They’ll be challenged to make the objects their own, whether they choose funky or fancy! And if you bring them on Friday, they can make cookies into art! Kids and grandparents can have fun adding frosting, sprinkles, and candies to sugar cookies in the MC Theater. Frosting Friday happens December 22 nd and 29 th and January 5 th . You’ll have a blast, and we’ll deal with the


Looking for a unique event to get into the holiday spirit? The Museum of Idaho is hosting its Olde Fashioned Christmas and Winter Festivals event. Celebrate the traditions of Christmas and view displays on Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and winter festivals from around the world. Compare Santa figurines and hundreds of nativity scenes to choose your favorite. You’ll marvel at the beautifully decorated trees and homemade gingerbread houses on display. There will also be a special event on Saturday the 16 th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can join the Northwest Living History Association for a special exhibit. The group will be making Christmas crafts from the 18 th and 19 th century. Don’t forget to check out the calendar here to find the artist’s performing live music each day. You won’t want to miss all the fun! The event runs through December 30. Admission is free thanks to Chesbro Music Co, the Interfaith Council, and several generous donors. For more details, visit the website h


Many of us have Christmas decorations that have been passed down to us or that we purchased when our kids were young. Because of that, decorating for the season brings wonderful memories and reminders of our traditions. But updating your Christmas d├ęcor can be fun as well. You don’t have to be a crafting expert or spend a bunch of money to change things up! Painted letters are a fun and inexpensive way to bring Christmas into your home. You can pick up wood letters at any craft store and spell out “Joy” or “Santa”. The letters can stand alone on a mantle nestled among a garland. You can hot glue them to a painted wood plaque and hang it on the wall or a door. Use acrylic paint to paint your letters in traditional red and green. You can even use colorful, tightly-wrapped yarn if you don’t want to paint them. Picking a different color scheme for your decorating can spice up the holidays as well. If your default is red and green, try another festive combination! Blue and silver