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Birthstone for February: Amethyst
Flowers for February: Primrose or Violet
Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are visible before sunrise in February.
Monday Feb 1 thru Feb 7 McCall Idaho Winter Carnival.
Tuesday Feb 2 Candlemas. Groundhog Day.
Monday Feb 8 New Moon. Planting by the Moon: during the Moon’s first quarter, plant leaf vegetables like lettuce and other vegetables growing above ground that have seeds that are not eaten.
Friday Feb 12 Lincoln’s Birthday.
Friday Feb 12 thru Feb 21 Winter Carnival in Sandpoint.
Saturday Feb 14 Valentine’s Day. “To St. Valentine, the spring is a neighbor.”
Monday Feb 15 First Quarter. Presidents’ Day. The Moon is ending its first quarter. It is waxing. Planting by the Moon: during the Moon’s second quarter, plant vegetables in which the seeds can be eaten: beans, tomatoes, peppers and squash.
Wednesday Feb 10 Ash Wednesday. Beginning of Lent.
Thursday Feb 18 thru Feb 20 Idaho State Girls’ High School Basketball Tournament (see IDHSAA website for locations). Simplot Games indoor track and field event at Idaho State University, Pocatello.
Saturday Feb 20 Rock and Worship Roadshow at Taco Bell Arena, BSU campus, Boise.
Monday Feb 22 Full “Hunger” Moon. Planting by the Moon: during the Moon’s third quarter, plant root crops like turnips, potatoes, beets and carrots.
Wednesday Feb 24 thru Feb 27 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, University of Idaho, Moscow.
Monday Feb 29 Leap Year Day.

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