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An old-fashioned Parade, Celebration, and hometown Rodeo during White Bird Days on Father’s Day weekend in mid-June is always wildly popular. Other fun, family events range from a Sausage Feed in March, to Art Shows & Sales, Chili Cook-Offs, and more.  Check this page for contact information about our events and family festivals occurring throughout the year in White Bird, Idaho.

Community events and festivals occur frequently in White Bird, Idaho and in addition to the annual Festival & Parade in mid June, range from trap shoots, to  Easter Egg Hunts, bike rides, a Halloween youth party, the Rebekah Turkey Dinner, and Christmas programs….there’s a lot going on in this small town in north central Idaho.

 

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JANUARY – 2016

8th

White Bird Area Recreation District

•  Jahttp://www.newcastleunitedchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/GameNight.pngnuary 8th Friday Game Night (the First One)
•  At the school from 6-9 PM.  (WBARD)
•  Card and board games.  Call Brenda Heckman, 839.2303 for more information.
•  Water provided.  Bring your own snacks and/or some to share.
•  A wonderful opportunity for some good, wholesome, family fun.
•  Continue with all the fun on these January Fridays: 15th, 22nd, and 29th.

10th    

White Bird Gun Club – 10 Week Winter Shoot Begins January 10th                 

Sunday January 10th.  Camas Prairie telephonic Shoot.  Shooting begins at approximately 9:30 AM.
PraRelated imagectice times at the gun club are every Saturday, about 9:30 AM.
Junior shooters are most welcome!
Call President, Stan Wilson, for more information: 208.839.2841

31st

January 31st, Community Breakfast Potluck, 7:30-9:30 AM

Bring a dish to share and join your friends and neighbors for a delicious breakfast at the school.  If you can’t bring a dish, you are still more than welcome, but a donation would be much appreciated.  (White Bird Area Recreation District).  Be sure to check out the WBARD’s new website, whitebirdrecdistrict.org.


FEBRUARY – 2016

4th

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, February 4th, 12:30 PM, at the school.

5th

•  February http://www.newcastleunitedchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/GameNight.png 5th Friday Game Night
•  At the school from 6-9 PM.  (White Bird Area Recreation District)
•  Card and board games.  Call Brenda Heckman, 839.2303 for more information.
•  Water provided.  Bring your own snacks and/or some to share.
•  A wonderful opportunity for some good, wholesome, family fun.
•  Continue with all the fun on these February Fridays: 12th, 19th, and 26th.

13th

Volunteer Fireman’s Ball & Auction

Saturday, February 13th

Fundraiser for regional volunteer fire departments: White Bird City, Riggins City, Salmon River Rural Fire Dept., and, Grangeville Fire Dept.

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Location: Hoots Café, Hwy 95, White Bird
Special Valentines’ Dinner from 5 to 7 PM: Baby Back Ribs, Prime Rib, NY Steak
Door Prizes
Dance & Auctions begin at 7 pm (Pacific Time)
Music provided by Dave Dixon, Joaquin and Verna Lowe
Cost:  $10/couple or $5/individual; Dinner is a separate cost
Roses Available for Purchase and Complimentary Cupcakes
Sweetheart Basket Drawings by Rebekah Lodge 13

 

Live & Silent Auction (funds raised to be split between the 4 volunteer fire departments).  Auction item donations very much appreciated (839.2444).Image result for clip art auction

Due to the generosity of the patrons of last year’s event,  $1,500.00 went to each of the volunteer firImage result for clip art auctione departments listed above.  Thank you all for your attendance and support.

 

20th

Old-Time Fiddlers at Hoot’s Café, February 20th

Suffering from Cabin Fever!!!  Head on over to Hoot’s to enjoy a jam session with the Old-Time Fiddlers.  Playing starts around 10 AM and goes on into the evening.  A lunch buffet will be offered at noon ($12/person).  Public invited.  Bring your instrument and join in the fun.

21st

Idaho Pathfinders ATV Ride, February 21st, to Pittsburg Landing

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This ride is open to the public. Riders leave from the old mill site across the river at their own time.  Hamburgers will be cooked from 11 AM until 1 PM at the Landing campground.  The cost is usually about $5.00/person for a hamburger and treats. You are asked to bring your own drinks. Some of the riders go over and come right back. Others go on up to Big Canyon. The choice is up to the rider.  More information about the Pathfinders is available on their website, idahopathfinders.org.  Interested in joining the Pathfinders?  Contact Brenda Heckman, 839.2303.

28th

February 28th, Community Breakfast Potluck, 7:30-9:30 AM

Bring a dish to share and join your friends and neighbors for a delicious breakfast at the school.  If you can’t bring a dish, you are still more than welcome, but a donation would be much appreciated.  (White Bird Area Recreation District).  Be sure to check out the WBARD’s new website, whitebirdrecdistrict.org.

29th

  Grangeville High School winter concert, Monday, February 29th, 6:30 PM.
Winter concert for band and choir.  All are invited!!  Enjoy an evening of beautiful music!


MARCH 2016

2nd

Movie “The War Room” presented by Pleasant View Baptist Church, Wednesday the 2nd at 7 PM.

film reelCome on over to the Church and enjoy this movie about which Netflix said, “From the creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes WAR ROOM, a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer can have on every area of our lives”.  Open to the public.  Admission is free; popcorn and refreshments provided.  Call 839.2220 with any questions.

3rd

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, March 3rd, 12:30 PM, at the school.

4th

•  Marchhttp://www.newcastleunitedchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/GameNight.png 4th Friday Game Night
•  At the school from 6-9 PM.  (White Bird Area Recreation District)
•  Card and board games.  Call Brenda Heckman, 839.2303 for more information.
•  Water provided.  Bring your own snacks and/or some to share.
•  A wonderful opportunity for some good, wholesome, family fun.
•  Continue with all the fun on these March Fridays: 11th, 18th, and 25th.

12th

Art Show & Sale “March Miniature Madness”

Saturday, March 12th
The Salmon River Art Guild is presenting a collection of miniature (nothing larger than 11 x 14) art pieces; all are priced at $50 or less.
Held at Hoot’s Café from 8 AM to 3 PM (PST).  Come out for lunch, meet the artists, and enjoy the spectacular art work.
(Art Guild Flyer for this event.)

White Bird Community Library Bake Sale, also on March 12th

The library volunteers will have delicious baked goods for sale just inside Hoot’s from 8-12. The volunteers would like to thank the SRAG for “sharing” their time with us—and also thank Hootie for providing a spot in her restaurant!  The library needs your support to continue being your local resource center.  Stop by the library to see the great selection of books.  Wi-Fi, 24/7.  There is a computer for public use.  Printing, fax, and copy services are also available.

13th          

 Public Domain Clip Art – Shamrocks – St. Patrick’s DayJoe Wilson St. Paddy’s Day White Bird Sausage Feed (9th Annual)

  • Sunday, March 13th at the IOOF Hall, downtown White Bird, 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • $8/plate; youngsters, $4 (toddlers to age 7)
  • A portion of the proceeds to the White Bird Area Recreation District in memory of Joe and Ada Wilson
  • Entertainment:  Old Time Fiddlers
  • Delicious sausage prepared by Mt. View Meats in Riggins
  • A Community Event sponsored by the White Bird Chamber of Commerce

19th/20th

White Bird Rodeo Queen Tryouts

Saturday, March 19th at 1 PM (PST) – visit the White Bird Rodeo website to learn more details
The White BirdImage result for rodeo queen clipart Rodeo is celebrating their 27th Anniversary this year!  Young women, 14-18 years of age living in Idaho, Lewis, Adams, Nezperce, Clearwater, or Valley Counties are eligible for the tryouts to be held at the White Bird Rodeo Arena south of town on Hwy 95.    The 2016 Queen Announcement will be held at the IOOF Hall following the tryouts.  To sign up, call Kami Fogleman (208) 983-1726 or (208) 983-8779.

►►►Congratulations to Bella Klapprich, a freshman at Grangeville High School.  Bella was chosen 2016 White Bird Rodeo Queen.  We’ll be seeing her at the Rodeo on June 17th and 18th.


Turkey Shoot at the White Bird Gun Club

Saturday, March 19th.  Sight-in at 8 AM (PT); shoot begins at 9 AM (PT).
Entry fee is $1.00 for each event.  There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd!!!  Hamburgers and soft drinks will be available.  Call Dave, 623.3759 for further details.  Good shooting everyone!!!

Canyon House 13th Anniversary Sale, March 19th and 20th; a “Fun Store in a Small Town”       

Sale in 3D by vijayrajeshStop by and help celebrate with Joaquin, Verna, and Nicole.  Enjoy a free cup of their “in-house” coffee and homemade cookies.  For this special sale, all gift items will be 10-75% off; all jewelry and scares will be 35% off.  You might be a lucky door prize winner.

26th

 #Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 26th, 10 AM  at the School

#    Fun for toddlers through 6th grade.  The Easter Bunny will be there!!!
#    Our thanks to organizers Cody and Renee Farmer!  Donations accepted; volunteers needed.  Call the Farmers, 839.2395 for more information–or to volunteer.
#  Donation cans at Canyon House, Silver Dollar, and Red’s River Café; help support this wonderful activity.  (You can also mail checks to the Farmers at P.O. Box 90.)

On your way to the Easter Egg Hunt, stop by the IOOF Hall where the Rebekahs will offer pies, cakes, cookies, and more at their annual Bake Sale.

27th

 Easter “Sonrise” Service at the Battlefield Overlook, March 27th at 7 AM

Join this very special, Easter service at the Overlook.  Breakfast follows at Pleasant View Baptist Church at 8 AM, followed by Worship at 9 AM.

No Community Breakfast Potluck this Sunday as we celebrate Easter.


April 2016

1st

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WBARD…Friday night Board Games discontinued until Fall at White Bird Area Recreation District.  Updated information will be posted here when available.


7th

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, April 7th, 12:30 PM, at the school.

CIAA (Central Idaho Art Association) Show and Sale in Grangeville

The 49th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale will be April 7th, 8th, and 9th in Grangeville.  The show is hosted by the Bicentennial Historical Museum.  Show judge will be Vikki Wayne, artist and instructor.  For more detailed information, contact Marlene O’Neill at marleneo52@hotmail.com or phone 926.8820.

15th/16th/17th

32nd Annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races in Riggins, IdahoPhoto provided by Salmon River Photos

Feel the “Need for Speed”?  Head south to Riggins to enjoy the exciting jet boat races on Friday, April 15th; Saturday, April 16th; and Sunday, April 17th.  Thrill to the speed of the jet boats as they thunder along the River of No Return.  Race teams from the United States and Canada will compete for cash prizes.  More detailed information is available on the Salmon River website.  (Photo courtesy of Salmon River Photos.)

23rd

Priscilla Shirer Simulcast at Pleasant View Baptist Church, Saturday, April 23rd

PVBC will host a women’s ministry simulcast by Priscilla Shirer.  The conference is $20 and includes lunch at the church.  Preregistration is encouraged.
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.  Call Kathy Stefani at 839.2220 for further information.  Priscilla is a speaker, author, and actress (“The War Room”).  To learn more about her, click here.

23rd/24th

Gun Show, Saturday and Sunday, April 23rd and 24th; Hoot’s Café!

Lots to see at this fine gun show.  Hoot’s Café.  Small admission charge.  Starts about 9 AM.  Call 839.2265 for details.

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Another Great, Bake Sale by the White Bird Community Library Volunteers, also on April 23rd

After a successful sale in March, the library volunteers decided to hold another fundraiser  to help with general operating expenses.  There will be delicious baked goods for sale just inside Hoot’s from 8-12.  Another big “thank you” to Hootie for providing a spot in her restaurant!  The library needs your support to continue being your local resource center.  A great selection of books.  Wi-Fi, 24/7.  A computer for public use.  Print, fax, scan, and copy services also available.  Last chance to purchase a raffle ticket for that beautiful knife crafted by Rance Moore.

29th, 30th

Old Time Fiddlers!!! Two whole days…Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th.  Hoot’s Café.  Image result for free clipart of fiddles

Enjoy this annual event.  Come on over to Hoot’s Café and listen and toe tap, or bring along an instrument and join in!!!  Jam sessions will be held each day.   Guitar and fiddle classes will be available on Saturday, free to the public.  Each night will offer dancing and stage shows and food is available for purchase. A buffet will be offered on Saturday night at 5 PM for $12 per person.  Call 208.839.2265 for more detailed information.

24th

April 24th, Community Breakfast Potluck, 7:30-9:30 AM

Bring a dish to share and join your friends and neighbors for a delicious breakfast at the school.  If you can’t bring a dish, you are still more than welcome, but a donation would be much appreciated.  (White Bird Area Recreation District).  Be sure to check out the WBARD’s new website, whitebirdrecdistrict.org.



May 2016

1st

Rebekahs’ Cinco de Mayo Dinner.  IOOF Hall.  12 PM – 5 PM (or until food runs out).

Ole!  Enjoy tasty, home-cooked, Mexican food.  This annual event is always a treat.  Lots of great food (enchiladas, chili rellenos, Mexican lasagna, rice, beans, and flan for dessert!

 

5th

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, May 5th, 12:30 PM, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

6th

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WBARD…Friday night Board Games discontinued until Fall at White Bird Area Recreation District.  Updated information will be posted here when available.

 

5th thru 8th

 4th Annual, Spring Rendezvous, Vintage Trailer, Camp Out at Swiftwater RV Park.

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New this year is a Silent Auction benefiting the White Bird EMTs on Friday, May 6th.
(More details about this event as they become available.

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7th

Book, Bake, and Yard Sale by the White Bird Community Library Volunteers.

Another great opportunity to support your community library…and to obtain some “treasures”.    Join the volunteers on Saturday, May 7th, beginning at 9 AM (until around 1 PM).  We’ll have great books for sale at amazing prices.  We’ll also offer some baked goods and lots of yard sale items.

7th/8th

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68th Annual Open Riggins Rodeo

Saturday and Sunday.  Show starts at 1:30 PM MST.  New Event:  Local Team Roping.  Enjoy a great rodeo experience with our neighbors to the south.
For additional information visit their website or call 208.628.4084


29th

May 29th, Community Breakfast Potluck, 7:30-9:30 AM

Bring a dish to share and join your friends and neighbors for a delicious breakfast at the school.  If you can’t bring a dish, you are still more than welcome, but a donation would be much appreciated.  (White Bird Area Recreation District).  Be sure to check out the WBARD’s new website, whitebirdrecdistrict.org.

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June 2016

2nd

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, June 2nd, 12:30 PM, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

3rd

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WBARD…Friday night Board Games discontinued until Fall at White Bird Area Recreation District.  Updated information will be posted here when available.

 

4th

Just For the Hill of It” Bike Challenge ~ A Benefit for Syringa Hospital Hospice

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Enjoy beautiful scenery as you face the challenging switchbacks of the Old White Bird Grade!
All ages welcome; picnic lunch will be provided at Hammer Creek Recreational Park (contributions accepted).
Contact Cindy at chiggins@syringahospital.org or at 208.983.8550; more information also available here.

 

 

“Big Water Blowout River Festival”, Riggins, Idaho
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A family fun event on the Salmon River.  Some Outfitters offering iscounted raft trips available from 9 AM to 4 PM.  A Dutch Oven Cook-Off Contest.  Food vendors and beer garden.  NO ADMISSION CHARGE.  For more details, click here.

 

 

17th/18th

White Bird Days Parade and Celebration – Saturday, June 18th
This 2016, family event is organized by the Medical & Relief Fund

  • Horse Pucky ticket sales, before the parade
  • Parade at 11 AM  “There’s No Place Like Home”; parade line-up 10 AM
  • Parade entrants contact Danielle, 208.839.2457; entry form available here; please enter by June 12th
  • Grand Marshals Dick and Susie Brust
  • Cowboy Breakfast, IOOF Hall, 7-10 AM; Hotcakes, Ham & Eggs w/drink
  • “Pie in the Park” in partnership with the Library Volunteers
  • Queen’s Luncheon, IOOF Hall following the parade
  • Annual Salmon River Art Guild Art Show & Sale, IOOF Hall, 8-3
  • Live music downtown on Friday evening and Saturday night, beginning around 8 PM, following the rodeo
  • Many street vendors
  • Kids’ Games at the new, recreation park, following the parade.  (Prizes sponsored by the Chamber and Medical & Relief.)
  • “Bouncy House” at Pleasant View Baptist Church
  • White Bird Antiques open for browsing; many new items; sale on selected items
  • Canyon House special sale: buy $20 worth of gift items and receive a free scarf;  summer hats; Akubra hats; and that delicious Huckleberry ice cream
  • Volunteers are needed for set up on Friday morning and take down on Sunday; please help

White Bird RodeoJune 17th & 18th – 27th Annual Rodeo

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  • Visit the Rodeo Website for additional information
  • White Bird Arena (US Hwy 95 at Twin Bridges)
  • Friday night rodeo starts at 6:30 pm (PST)
  • Saturday afternoon rodeo starts at 5:00 pm (PST)
  • And for more information, review this year’s rodeo flyer

Art Show and Sale – Saturday June 18th (During White Bird Days)  8-3 PDT

Celebrate with us at our annual White Bird Days Show & Sale in downtown White Bird at the historic IOOF Hall. We will have silent auction items and beautiful artwork on display, for enjoyment and purchasing. Raffle tickets will be available for an opportunity to win the “Round Robin” painting which will be painted over the course of the day by alternating artists demonstrating the process. Admission is freeTo access the Art Show Flyer for detailed information, click Art Show Flyer/June 18, 2016.