April 12

All of this wet, warmer weather is resulting in a barrage of color as daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, and all their flowery friends rise from a long winter sleep and stretch toward the sun. 

We humans often hunker down in the colder months as well, and this time of year sees us spending more time in the sunshine, too, enjoying hiking, biking, gardening, and other springtime activities. We sometimes forget, however, to exercise our gray matter, so here are three upcoming events that will help get your brain out of hibernation mode.

Cook, Eat, Connect
April 18, 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of collaborative cooking—and eating. You’ll learn how to create three spice blends for three dishes: Berbere beef, red lentils with kale, and roasted cauliflower cast-iron flatbread. For ages 18 and older. Click here to register.

Captivating Conversations
April 19, 6-8 p.m.
Old Idaho Penitentiary

As part of the Idaho State Historical Society’s new lecture series “Captivating Conversations,” hear from an inmate who served time at the Old Idaho Penitentiary in the late 1960s. Q&A session follows. For ages 13 and older. Click here for tickets.

TEDxBoise: “Take Flight”
April 20, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Hear people share their stories of discovery, enjoy live music and entertainment, and hang out with both speakers and other audience members at the after party. The event is free, but you need a ticket. Click here for more info and tickets.