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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

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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          

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  • 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

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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

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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, May 7th and 8th.  Show starts at 1:30 PM MT.  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.


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).
Email Cindy or call her 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 discounted 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 or click for your entry form; please enter by June 12th
  • White Bird rodeo queen, Bella Klapprich; click here for more information about Bella
  • Grand Marshals Dick and Susie Brust; read an informative article about the Brusts here
  • 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 $25 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 (PT)
  • Saturday afternoon rodeo starts at 5:00 pm (PT)
  • 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.

18th/19th

Kamiah Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA) Rodeo, June 18th and 19th

The “Biggest Little Rodeo in Idaho” with the “Spurs & Spokes Parade” on June 18th.  Visit Kamiah’s website for detailed information.

 


July 2016

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Grangeville Farmers’ (GFM) Market; Saturdays from 9-1, July 2 through September 24th.
Local, fresh, produce at Pioneer Park on Main Street.  Also holding market during the four, Thursday, “Music in the Park”, concerts.

 

 

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GranGrangeville rodeogeville Border Days – July 1st thru 4th

Rodeos July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
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July 2nd (at 2 pm), 3rd (at 2 pm), and 4th (at 11 am)

Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo since 1912.  This is the 105th year.  For more, detailed information, click here.

  • Parades all three days; “Home Sweet Home” theme
  • Royalty:  Queen Maggie Chmelik and Princess Hailey Russell
  • Grand Marshal, local rancher, Wayne James
  • Cowboy breakfast
  • Street sports
  • Toy scramble
  • Camas Prairie Cruisers Car Show on Sunday, July 3rd
  • Firecracker Fun Run
  • Walking tacos; strawberry shortcake
  • Art in the Park
  • Hole in the Wall Art Show sponsored by Central Idaho Art Association
  • Fireworks

Winchester Days Celebration and Rodeo

Celebration begins July 1st at 6 PM.  Rodeos at 2 PM on July 2nd & 3rd at the Rodeo Grounds on Benedict Rd.,  “Arena in the Pines”.
Cowboy breakfast and Cowboy Church on July 2nd.  Fireworks over the lake and music at the rodeo grounds.  Great family event…
You can call this number for specifics, 208.924.5767

7th

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, July 7th, 12:30 PM, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

8th/9th

Nezperce 34th Annual Prairie Days, Friday, July 8th, and Saturday, July 9th

“Let’s Celebrate in the Park”  (for a complete schedule of events, visit the Nezperce webpage)
Breakfast, Pulled Pork Dinner, Ice Cream Social, Fun Run/Walk, Kiddies’ Parade, Kids’ Races & Games, Side Walk Chalk Art Contest
Prairie Day Parade, Bingo, Fireman Challenge, Co-ed Softball Tournament, Live Music, Street Dance, and more…

“Music in the Park”, Grangeville City Park

At 6 PM, Thursday evenings, in the City Park; bring your chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and enjoy the evening.
This year features local area artists.

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Concerts are FREE, but a donation will help pay for entertainment costs.

July 14, 21, 28; August 4th – In conjunction with Grangeville Arts, these musical groups will perform in this Summer Concert Series.

July 14th – Chad Bramlet Band from Lewiston (country); July 21st – Vintage Youth from Grangeville (“little bit of everything band”); July 28th – Phoenix 99 from Moscow (blues); August 4th – Josh Crosby from Kooskia (country)

9th/10th

Stites Days Celebration, Saturday, July 9th, and Sunday, July 10th

Parade, Pancake Breakfast, Bar-B-Q lunch, Tacos, Fun Run, Horseshoe Competition, Raft Race, Live Music.
Benefit Auction, Benefit Raffle, Kids’ Games, Duck Races.  Non-food vendor and game booths.   Sunday events include two church services.
Fun for the whole family.

15th/16th

   13th Annual Show and Shine; Orofino’s Premier Old Fashioned Car Show!purple muscle car

Friday, July 15th, and Saturday, July 16th, at the Orofino City Park; billed as the “Hottest Little Show in Idaho”.
Visit this site for more information.

 

 16th/17th

Clearwater-Elk City Wagon Road Celebration (25th year), Saturday, July 16th, and Sunday, July 17thwagon wooden cart

The Clearwater to Elk City Wagon Road Celebration is a historical trip down the wagon road where supplies were hauled to the gold fields in the Elk City area beginning in 1895.   Activities include a parade, museum, quilt show, vendors, lunch, raffles, historical presentation, old-time gospel hour.  Parade entrants and vendors contact Susanne Smith, 926-4278.  (The Wagon Road Museum is located in Clearwater in the Grange Hall.  It tells the story of the early pioneers in this area and how the supplies were hauled to the Elk City area gold mines.  The museum will be open all weekend!)  Click here for a very interesting article about this famous wagon road by the Department of Agriculture.

17th/24th

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SummerFest 2016,  Classical & Pops Music Festival

A week-long festival of classical chamber music and pops concerts held at several venues, presented by McCall Music Society.  Let your eyes take in the beautiful scenery on your drive down to McCall, and then let your ears enjoy the wonderful music!!!  More information here, or call 208.315.0905.

22nd/23rd

HSN!, Hot Summer Nights,  Riggins, Idaho;  Fri., July 22, 4-11 p.m. and Sat., July 23, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.  

  • Great entertainment; Family Fun
  • Famous Talent Show; car show;  50’s/60’s/70’s dance; live music with the Chancellors on Saturday night, the 23rd, from 9 PM to midnight.
  • Sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce
  • Joaquin & Verna Lowe & Dave playing from 7:00 to 8:30 on Saturday night 
  • Water slide, games, Face Painting, Beer Garden & Food Booth
  • For specific details, visit this webpage.

31st

WBARD (White Bird Area Recreation District) Community Breakfast Potluck discontinued until Fall; watch for dates/times to be posted.

Be sure to check out the WBARD’s new website, whitebirdrecdistrict.org.


August 2016

4th

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, August 4th, 12:30 PM, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

5th/6th/7th

63rd Annual Kooskia Days Celebration, August 5th, 6th, and 7th

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast ~ Fun Run ~ Parade ~ Kiddie Activities ~ 3 on 3 Basketball ~ Show & Shine
~ Beer Garden ~ Street Dance with The Crawford Graham Band
FREE VENDOR BOOTHS!!!  Artisans, craftsmen, vendors, and organizations are welcome to set up for FREE during Kooskia Days.
For more information, visit the Greater Kooskia Chamber Facebook page or call 208.553.2106 or 208.935.5680.  For vendor information, click here.

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24th Raspberry Festival at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Sunday, August 7th, 9 am to 4 pm

A fun filled day for the entire family, this annual event is for the benefit of the Historical Museum.

  • The food menu includes a pancake breakfast, grilled hamburgers, BBQ beef sandwiches, raspberry shortcake (and other yummy raspberry items)
  • Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Fun Run & Walk
  • Art Show (new this year!)
  • Car Show
  • Chapel tours and Museum visits
  • Live music and a kids’ carnival
  • For additional information, call 208.962.5053 or 208.962.5052
  • For a complete event schedule, click here

17th-20th

Idaho County Fair, Cottonwood Fairgrounds, Wednesday, August 17th, through Saturday, August 20th
Come to the Fair

“There’s No Place Like Home”.  Bring the family to this fun-filled event.
Enjoy the animals, the displays, and share the day with friends.
More specific information for each day will be available soon at the Idaho County Fair website.

 


September 2016

1st

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, September 1st, noon, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

2nd, 3rd, 4th

80th annual Kamiah Barbecue Days, Labor Day Weekend, September 2, 3, and 4

Head on over to Kamiah for Barbecue Days.  A nice way to celebrate this holiday weekend.
Enjoy the Grand Main Street Parade.  Vendors, arts and crafts show.  Auction…Fine food.
BBQ Fun Run, Walk and Roll (proceeds from this event support the Kamiah Marshal Drug Dog training).
Applications for the parade and for vendors are available here.

In conjunction with Kamiah BBQ Days, the CIAA (Central Idaho Art Association) Art Walk will have displays throughout the town from Monday, August 29th to Saturday, September 3rd.  Featured artists include White Bird’s own Kathryn Van Acker!!

10th-11th

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Gun Show, Saturday and Sunday, September 10th and 11th, Hoot’s Café!

Lots to see at this fine gun show.  Hoot’s Café.   Saturday, 9-5 and Sunday, 9-3.  Admission $4 at the door.  For further details, call 509-595-7468 or email cliffsguns@gmail.com.

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Bake Sale/Fundraiser
on Saturday only (during the Gun Show) from 8 AM – Noon.  You’ll have an opportunity to purchase and taste delicious baked goods from the White Bird Library Volunteers.  Please support the library and buy a baked item.  Pies, cakes, muffins, cookies; all delightful.

 

12th

Clean Up Paint Up Fix Up Day, September 12th, White Bird City Hall

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Won’t you join in?  Volunteers from the American Legion Post 152 will be painting City Hall at 7:00 am.  (Thanks to Sherwin Williams in Lewiston for the paint donation.)  This is the start of a larger project entitled “Proud to Live in White Bird“, with various, continued improvements coming in the future.  Come on down on September 12th and help out.  The contribution of your time (or a donation) would be greatly appreciated.

15th-18th

69th Annual Clearwater County Fair and Lumberjack Days, Orofino, September 15-18

September 15 at 8:00 AM to September 18 at 11:00 AM in PDT. “It’s the Time of Your Life”. A great family event featuring a Carnival, Kiddie Parade, Main Parade, and a Lumberjack Competition.  For a full schedule of events, go to the Orofino Facebook page or click here.  Some of the events:

  • Skidding and Truck Driving Competition
  • Horse Pull Contest
  • OCI Auction (OCI=Orofino Celebrations Inc)
  • OCI Log Show & Contest

17th

American Legion Post 152 fundraiser, City Park, September 17th, 2 PM

American Flag Star by GDJA group of people is very interested in reestablishing Post #152.  There will be a fundraiser in City Park on September 17th at 2 PM.  Please come and get acquainted.  Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available.  (Donations are appreciated.)  After this initial get-together, there are plans to have follow-up meetings and breakfasts.  Contact Homer Brown, 839-2519, for more details.  This is from the Legion’s website: “The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans’ organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.”

Rattle the Canyon Music Festival, Riggins, September 17th

This is the first “Rattle the Canyon Music Festival”.  Featured artists: Ruff Kutt, Lucky Tongue, and Jeff Cosby and the Refugees. Held in the Riggins City Park, 12 PM – 11 PM (MT). For more information, contact the Salmon River Chamber.

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Canyon House Fall Clearance Sale, Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th

Burst Navy sale left navy clip artOut with the old, and in with the new!  Shop during regular store hours.  Featuring 10-60% off.  Be sure to check out their antiques and vintage furniture.  Stop and Shop and Save…

24th

White Bird Medical & Relief Fundraiser Cook-off, Saturday, September 24th

•  Raffle and Side Dish Cook-off
•  Location – Silver Dollar Bar
•  BBQ ribs provided
•  Contest for the best side dish in these categories: baked beans, potato salad, or pasta salad. There will be a first place prize for each of the 3 sub-divisions. You can make your dish at home! Judging at noon, and then it’s chow time.
•  Raffle tickets are available at Red’s, the Silver Dollar, Grangeville Flower, and B & B Bargain. 1st place is a Ruger 30.06 with Vortex scope and shoulder strap (can be seen at B & B). 2nd place is a Sportsman package. (The Sportsman package is for Idaho residents only; an out-of-state winner will receive a gift certificate.) Drawing for the lucky winner to take place at the rib feast…NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.

Congratulations to Cook-Off Winners:
Baked Beans:                        Dot McCulley
Potato Salad:                        Millie Robinett
Macaroni Salad:                    Faith Witzel
Ruger 30.06 Raffle Winner:   Randy Latimer
Idaho Sportsman Package:    Rosa Abbott Richards

Quilt Guild 10th Biennial Quilt Show, September 24th and 25th, GrangevilleImage result for clipart quilt patch

Attention quilters!!!  Guilt show at Grangeville Elementary Middle School cafeteria/old gym, Saturday the 24th (10 am – 5 pm), and Sunday the 25th (11 am – 4 pm).  Admission is $3.  There will be vendors, jar raffles, and a general store.  Lunch will be available for purchase as a 4-H fundraiser.  Home Grown Quilts and Quilt Treasures both have affle tickets ($1/one or $5/6) or entry forms.

30th

Flea and Free Market at Swiftwater RV Park

Place:  Swiftwater RV Park.  Time:  10 am until noon.  Stop on by Swiftwater to see the many, exciting items .  (The vintage trailers will be back.)  Call Anna, 839.2700, for more information or if you would like to set up a booth.



October 2016

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Salmon River Art Guild – Fall Art Show/Sale/Silent Auction – October 1st and 2nd

Art Guild Fall Show 2016

Join the Guild at the Community Center in Riggins on Saturday, October 1st, from 9-5 PM (MDT) and on Sunday, October 2nd, from 9-3 PM (MDT).  This is always a great show.  And this year’s judge is very popular artist, Valeria Yost.   New this year is a Gift Shop where smaller items may be purchased.  More information is available on the Guild’s Facebook page /SRAG.idaho or by clicking here.

6th

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, October 6th, noon, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

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Old Time Fiddlers at Hoot’s Café, October 7th and October 8th  

The fiddlers are back!!!  Friday and Saturday, October 7-8; all day, each day.  Are you musical?  Or do you enjoy listening to good music?  Or both? Stop on by and join the fun.

8th

Oktoberfest 2016, Grangeville, October 8th, 9 AM to 10 PM

The end of summer and the beginning of fall…Plans are in the making by the Merchants Association of Grangeville for an Oktofest Celebration on October 8th.  More information is forthcoming, but this will be a family-oriented event with lots of fun activities.  To sign up, call Nancy, 983-0583, or Melinda, 983.1544.  Some activities planned include:

  • Flamingo Fun Run
  • street dance featuring Vintage Youth performing in Heritage Square
  • races, including a unicycle race, tricycle race, pogo stick race
  • music and dancing
  • face painting, balloon animals
  • craft and food vendors
  • scavenger hunt and scarecrow contect
  • farmers’ market

22nd

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Quilt and Craft Fair, Riggins

The Pinehurst Quilters will hold their annual Craft & Quilt Auction on October 22nd.  Preview time is at noon, with the auction starting at 1 PM (MT).  Riggins Community Center.  For further information, contact Laurie Blackner, 628.3642.

29th

Halloween Party at IOOF Hall, October 29th, 6 PM; also Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Party at WBARD (earlier in the day)

The IOOF Hall is the place to be on October 29th for lots of fun activities.  There will be a Costume Contest (by age groups), the popular Cake Walk (donations gratefully accepted), and lots of games and prizes, and refreshments.  The time is 6 PM.  Contact Darla for information or to help with the proceedings, 839.2205.

Also on the 29th (in the afternoon) is the Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Party at the White Bird Area Recreation District.  Children have been growing pumpkins, and the final measurements will be made and the winners announced.  Then the fun begins with the Carving/Decorating contest.  The Carving/Decorating contest can be a pumpkin you buy, have grown yourself, or there will be a few on hand for the kids.  There will be several different judging categories; one by age of the child, and secondly, painted or carved.  Adults who like to carve?  Come and join us!  There will be a category for you as well.  Call Brenda Heckman, 839.2303, or Charlotte Sickels, 839-2653, to have any questions answered.

This same evening the White Bird Area Recreation District will host an Open House/Meet & Greet.  Board Members will be present to answer any questions you may have.  September marked the one year anniversary for the WBARD!!!  This evening is an opportunity to see what has been done and what is planned for the future.

17th Annual Fall Lecture Series, Historical Museum at St. Gertrude’s

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Each Thursday during October a lecture is presented on the history of our region and/or topics of interest to the local public.  Lectures begin at 7 PM in the Johanna Room at the Spirit Center, Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood.   (A more detailed description of each lecture can be found here.)  These lectures are free and light refreshments are provided. Contact:  208.962.2054.


October 6 
    Marc Entze: “Camas Prairie Railroad”
October 13    Ivar Nelson and Patricia Hart, “The CCC in Idaho: Building Our State/Supporting People in Hard Times”
October 20   Keith Petersen and Sr. Mary Marge Goeckner: “History of the Benedictine Sisters of Idaho” (two lectures, at 3 PM and 7 PM; note: held at the Museum)
October 27   Doug and Phyllis Tims: Merciless Eden — A History of Campbell’s Ferry Ranch

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November 2016

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Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, November 3rd, noon, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

6th

Daylight Saving Time Ends

DST ends on Sunday, November 6, at 2 AM.  Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour.

8th

Election 2016, Tuesday, November 8

Remember to exercise your right to vote.  See you at the polls!!!Vote icon
“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”      Larry J. Sabato, Pendulum Swing


11th

Veterans Day, November 11
Thank a Veteran for his/her service.

13th

Rebekah Thanksgiving Dinner – Sunday, November 13th

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Everyone looks forward to this yearly event. Good food, good company.  Turkey and all the trimmings.  Everything is delicious and at a very reasonable price!  Bingo starts at 10 AM; dinner begins at 12 PM.  Join the festivities at the IOOF Hall on November 13.

 

 

19th

 Rifle and Pistol Turkey Shoot, Saturday, November 19th#

Everyone is welcome on Saturday, November 19th, at the White Bird Gun Club.  Sight-in at 8 AM; competition at 9 AM.  (Times are PST).    Call Dave Cook, 628.3759, for more details.