October 2019

Birch Tree in Fall

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 website 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.

October – 2019

20th Annual Fall Lecture Series Cottonwood

St. Gertrude’s Monastery has announced this October’s presenters for the 20th annual lecture series. Lectures are held on Thursdays during the month of October at the Spirit Center at the Monastery. Presentations begin at 7 p.m. and end around 8:30 p.m. There is a Q & A session after each talk. Providing information about the history of this region, the lectures for this October are:

October 3, “Intermediary: Willaim Craig Among the Nez Perce” by Lin Tull Cannell
October 10, “Salmon River Story” by Cort Conley
October 17, “Chinese in Idaho: by Lyle Wirtanen; two presentations, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
October 24,  “Straight Lines and Squiggles: How Idaho Got that Weird Shape” by Keith Petersen

For detailed information about each of these lectures, click here.

 Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, October 3, 12:00 PM, at the school. Call Leah Harvey, Calendar clipart day 3 of month839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


Calendar clipart day 5 of monthCalendar clipart day 6 of monthSalmon River Art Guild – Fall Art Show & Sale – October 5 and 6

This great show is on Saturday, October 5, from 8-5 p.m. (MDT) and on Sunday, October 6, from 8-3 p.m. (MDT). The event judge for the show is Laurel Lake-McGuire of McCall, Idaho.   Lake-McGuire is a watercolorist. She paints a wide range of subjects but her favorites are florals and still lifes. She has a BFA in illustration from Syracuse University in 1984. She is represented by Art Source Gallery in Boise, Idaho and Gallery Fifty Five in McCall, Idaho. Phone Sharon,  208.315.0534, or Joyce, 208.628.3765, for additional information.

Calendar clipart day 18 of monthCalendar clipart day 19 of monthCalendar clipart day 20 of monthHells Canyon 53th Annual Gem Show

Gem Show at the Nez Perce County Fair Grounds. October 18-19 (10-6) and October 20 (10-5). Displays, demonstrations, dealers, kids’ corner, silent auction, door prizes every hour, grand prize Sunday; contact Mary Lou Northrup, (208) 743-6944. Admission adults/$3; children under 12/free.

Calendar clipart day 26 of monthAnnual Halloween Party – IOOF Hall, October 26

Games, Prizes, Refreshments…The IOOF Hall is the place to be on Saturday, October 26, 6-8 PM. Dress up for the Costume Contest (by age groups). Enjoy the popular Cake Walk, the Fish Pond, and other games. Bring your pumpkins, carved or stenciled for the Pumpkin Contest. Scarecrow contest. Contact Darla Brumley, 208.839.2205, for information or to volunteer.

White Bird Bar & Grill Halloween Party

Come join the fun. Costume contest with great prizes. Karaoke. Call 208.839.2626 for more information.

The Pinehurst Quilters’ Auction/Craft Event, Riggins

Annual Show, Saturday, October 26, at the Riggins Community Center. Quilts and other handmade items and crafts.  Start your Christmas shopping early. Very nice gifts for any occasion. Doors open at noon for preview of items and our bargain table opens at that time also. Auction begins at 1 p.m. (Remember Riggins is on Mountain Time!)