Oct
19
Fri
Zoo Boise Spooktacular @ Zoo Boise
Oct 19 all-day

Zoo Boise’s Spooktacular will run the evenings of October 12-14 and October 19-21. Spooktacular is a merry-not-scary fun time for the whole family and an opportunity to visit the zoo at night. There will be Halloween displays, activities, special entertainment, and animal encounters all designed for families. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, go to zooboise.org.

Oct
20
Sat
WaterShed Weekend Fall Festival Program @ Boise WaterShed
Oct 20 all-day

Join the Boise WaterShed every third Saturday of the month for nature and art activities the whole family can enjoy. Activities take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is required. The program on October 20 is Fall Festival. Come celebrate beautiful fall colors, create fall-themed arts and crafts, enjoy pumpkin painting, explore the exhibit hall, take a harvest photo, and meet some live reptiles with “Reptile Adventures.” Then, take a hay ride tour on the outskirts of the water renewal facility. (Tours are set for 10:15, 11, 11:45 and 12:30; tours are limited to 25 people, weather-permitting.) For more information, go to www.BoiseEnvironmentalEducation.org.

Zoo Boise Spooktacular @ Zoo Boise
Oct 20 all-day

Zoo Boise’s Spooktacular will run the evenings of October 12-14 and October 19-21. Spooktacular is a merry-not-scary fun time for the whole family and an opportunity to visit the zoo at night. There will be Halloween displays, activities, special entertainment, and animal encounters all designed for families. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, go to zooboise.org.

Boo Bash: Family Yoga Costume Party @ Jack's Urban Meeting Place
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am

Grab the whole family, get dressed up in “spooktacular” costumes, and enjoy some playful yoga at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place in downtown Boise at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 20. All ages are welcome with a parent. To register, go to register.jumpboise.org.

Funtober Fest @ Nampa Rec Center
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come have some harvest fun at the Nampa Rec Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 20, at Funtober Fest. This outdoor, carnival-style event will include face painting, dancing, storytelling, a costume contest, games and more. There will be something for everyone, and everyone is invited. For more information, go to nampaparksandrecreation.org.

Oct
21
Sun
Zoo Boise Spooktacular @ Zoo Boise
Oct 21 all-day

Zoo Boise’s Spooktacular will run the evenings of October 12-14 and October 19-21. Spooktacular is a merry-not-scary fun time for the whole family and an opportunity to visit the zoo at night. There will be Halloween displays, activities, special entertainment, and animal encounters all designed for families. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, go to zooboise.org.

Oct
22
Mon
Foster/adoption meetings @ Caldwell Public Library
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The first step in finding out more about being a foster or adoptive parent in the State of Idaho is by attending an information or orientation meeting. Meetings are set for  6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 22, in the Idaho Room of Caldwell Public Library, 1010 Dearborn St., and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 6, at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, 823 Park Centre Way, Room 173, Boise. For more information, contact Monique Layton, recruitment coordinator, at 208-249-0180 or mlayton4@ewu.edu, or visit www.fosteringidaho.org.

Oct
25
Thu
“Oliver” at Nampa Civic Center @ Nampa Civic Center
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

Music Theatre of Idaho will present the renowned musical “Oliver” at the Nampa Civic Center, with evening and matinee performances October 25-27. This family-friendly production is about an English orphan’s adventures. Tickets are available online at mtionline.org or by calling 208-468-2385. For more information, go to nampaciviccenter.com.

Trunk or Treat and Dance to the Beat @ Downtown Meridian
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Downtown Meridian becomes a festival of costumes as more than 100 businesses create “mini-other worlds” and hand out treats to kids from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, October 25. DJ Gomez spins the tunes, getting people of all ages moving their feet to the beat. Ballet Folklorico performs Day of the Dance in full regalia, just before a public costume parade. Participation is free, but cash and food donations are encouraged and go to the Meridian Food Bank.

Oct
26
Fri
Frightened Felons (All Ages Night) @ Old Idaho Penitentiary
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Old Idaho Penitentiary will host its 10th Annual Frightened Felons event from 7 to 11 p.m. (last admission, 9:30 p.m.) on Friday, October 26. Visitors may tour the site at night and — if they dare — may enter the only haunted cell house in Boise. There will be special performances of the Zombie “Thriller” Dance, costume contests with cash prizes, actors portraying inmates of the past, an undertaker and historic hearse, music, presentations, prizes, a scavenger hunt, food trucks, coffee and hot cocoa. Tickets are on sale at BrownPaperTickets.com.

Idaho Family Magazine