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NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER 30TH – GOSSNER CHEESE – BOOTS FOR YOUTH BOOT DRIVE

Gossnr's Magic Valley Chalet is doing a kids boot drive for the whole month of November. They are asking for donations of new or gently used snow boots in child sizes. All donations will be distributed to schools in the Mini-Cassia area. Donations can be dropped off between 10am and 6pm at: 
Gossner's Magic Valley Chalet
1360 7th St.
Heyburn, Id 83336

 

 

NOVEMBER 20TH – 23rd – THE CASSIA FESTIVAL OF TREES “WINTER WONDERLAND”

November 20th through the 23rd is the Holiday Kick Off with the Cassia Festival of Tree’s “Winter Wonderland” this year at Oregon Trail Rec District Gyms in Burley! The Gala event will be held on Wednesday, November 20th with a delicious dinner and live and silent auctions; tickets are $15 RSVP. November 21st – 23rd are the festival days, admission is $1 or one canned food item and make sure you take your kiddo’s so they can have their picture taken with Santa! All proceeds raised go to support healthcare scholarships and grants. For more information contact Alisha at 208-300-0523

 

NOVEMBER 22ND – COATS FOR KIDS

Join Lee Family Broadcasting (Kat Kountry 106, Hot 100 FM, BUCK 94.7 FM, Latin X, La Perrona, La Patrona and KBAR) along with the Jerome Fire Department, Idaho Central Credit Union and Farmer’s Bank for our annual Coats For Kids coat drive benefiting Southern Idaho children in need.  Join our stations as they broadcast live from Idaho Central Credit Union and Farmer’s Bank on Friday, November 22nd from 8 ‘til noon with your cash donation, or, simply make your donation at ANY ICCU or Farmer’s Bank brand throughout South Central Idaho.  Coats will be distributed to children in need at Christmas In Jerome on Saturday, December 7th.

 

NOVEMBER 22ND – CASSIA FESTIVAL OF TREES STORY TIME WITH SANTA

Friday (November 22) at 8:30pm  Cassia Festival of Trees will have "Stories with Santa" at the Oregon Trail Rec District. Bring your children in their jammies (if they want) and a blanket and let Santa read to them as they lay under all the beautifully lit and decorated trees. Cookies and Milk will be provided. Let the magic of the holidays begin with this fun, new tradition! Admission will be one of the following NEW Items to donate to the "Joy of Giving". (NEW blankets, lotions, flashlights, winter hats and gloves, unwrapped toy or game, slippers, wrapping paper, small tool set, etc).

 

NOVEMBER 22ND – MAGIC VALLEY FESTIVAL OF GIVING GALA EVENT

The Magic Valley Festival of Giving kicks off of the 4-day Festival event in style with their premier event, the Gala of Giving on Friday, November 22nd at 6pm at Fleur de Lis Ranch.. If you haven’t attended this event, you are missing out! A Gala ticket gains you access to an evening of fabulous food, beverage and the chance to bid on both live and silent auction items. All proceeds to benefit over 30 different local charities. For more information and for tickets go to www.magicvalleyfestivalofgiving.com

 

NOVEMBER 23RD – MAGIC VALLEY FESTIVAL OF GIVING – BBQ – BREWS & BIDS

Saturday, November 23, The Magic Valley Festival of Giving cranks up the fun factor at 7 PM with BBQ, Brews and Bids. This is a high energy night of live music, great barbecue, local spirits and fundraising. They’ve invited the best local talent, Big Fatty’s BBQ and Koto Brewery, Holesinsky Winery with more to come! Get ready to throw that bid number in the air with a live auction and silent auctions in support of 30+ local charities! For more information and to get tickets, go to www.magicvalleyfestivalofgiving.com

 

NOVEMBER 23RD – 4H CROCKPOT CONTEST @ MINIDOKA CO. FAIRGROUNDS

The Baa Hops 4-H club is hosting a Crock Pot Cooking Contest on Saturday, November 23 beginning at 5pm at the Minidoka County Fairgrounds. There is no cost to enter; so gather your best recipe(s) and enter as many categories as you like. Both youth and adults are encouraged to show off their cooking skills. Bring your completed dish by 4:30pm. From 5:00pm-7:00pm or until the food runs out, anyone can come eat and vote for their favorite dishes. The cost is $5.00 for 12 and older and $2.50 for 11 years and under. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds will support the Baa Hops 4-H club in Minidoka County.

 

NOVEMBER 23RD – IDAHO DUCKS UNLIMITED MINI-CASSIA FALL DINNER

Join Idaho Ducks Unlimited on Saturday, November 23rd at the Burley Best Western Convention Center for a fun event with lots of fun games, raffles, prizes and good food, all for a great cause supporting Ducks Unlimited wetlands and water conservation projects.  Buy early and save.  Early Bird discount pricing is offered for tickets purchased by November 16th.  New Attendees - If you did not attend this event last year, or bring a friend who did not attend last year, both you AND your friend will be entered into a drawing for a camo DU Mossberg 930 12 ga shotgun.  Easy chance to win a gun! Just bring your friend(s).  For more information and for tickets call Tab Smith at 208-431-5227

 

NOVEMBER 24TH – 8TH ANNUAL ROCK CREEK  RESTAURANT WINE TASTING EVENT TO BENEFIT BILL’S PLACE

Do you want to have a little fun this Sunday afternoon AND help out a great cause all at the same time? Come to this wine tasting at Rock Creek Restaurant to Benefit Bills Place this Sunday from 3p to 5p. The cost is $25 per person and includes a souvenir wine glass, wine tasting and hors d’ oeuvres. Entertainment will be provided, and beverages provided by local distributors and will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.  For details contact Rock Creek Restaurant at 208-733-4154.

 

NOVEMBER 27TH – GOLDEN HERTIAGE SENIOR CENTER IN BURLEY FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER

Golden Heritage Senior Center in Burley will be hosting a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, November 27th from 4pm to 7:30p at the senior center located at 2421 Overland Ave in Burley.  Free will offerings are appreciated to help with the Meals on Wheels programs.  Clothing, blankets and coats will be offered free of charge to anyone in need. For more information contact Jack Zarybnisky at 208-678-2811

 

NOVEMBER 27TH – DECEMBER 2ND – COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

NOVEMBER 28TH – 14TH ANNUAL MINI-CASSIA TURKEY TROT 5K FUN RUN/WALK

If you have not yet made the Mini-Cassia Turkey Trot part of your Thanksgiving holiday tradition, sign up now. To those who have been trotting with us for years - welcome back! Whatever the weather, this event will enhance your holiday traditions. The Mini-Cassia Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving Day 5k held at West Minico Middle School in Paul and designed to accommodate all fitness levels! For more information and for pre-registration get online and go to www.minicassiaturkeytrot.com

 

 

NOVEMBER 28TH – COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO TURKEY TROT

The beloved Turkey Trot 5K run and walk is back at the CSI Expo parking lot Thanksgiving Day, November 28th. Registration is available at: https://recreation.csi.edu/forms/turkeytrot.asp Or starting at 8:00 am on site, thanksgiving day morning. Cost: $20 Per Person or $60 for a family of four!

 

 

NOVEMBER 28TH – RUPERT ELKS LODGE ANNUAL FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER

The Rupert Elks Lodge #2106 will be hosting their Annual Free Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 28th from 11am to 3pm at the Elks Lodge in Rupert. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a delicious traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings, the dinner is free but at will donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to local charities. Delivery will be available for those who are home bound or are physically unable to make it within the Mini-Cassia area only, delivery sign ups must be received by November 18th. Call the lodge and talk to Kristina to sign up at 208-436-6852

 

 

NOVEMBER 28TH – CROWDED TABLE: THANKSGIVING LUNCH @ TRUE NORTH VALLEY IN ALBION

True North Valley Venue in Albion is providing a Thanksgiving lunch for friends around the community that don't have family or friends to eat with this year. We are a new venue and want to emphasize and practice the true meaning of community. If you want to donate, sponsor, or participate in the event, call 208-670-5618.

 

NOVEMBER 29TH – RUPERT CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CHILI FEED

Support the hard work of the Rupert Christmas Lighting Committee by enjoying a bowl of chili, a cinnamon roll, and a hot cocoa on the Square! This annual Chili feed is a long-time tradition that helps Rupert light up the Square for the holidays. Be there on November 29th for chili beginning at 5:30PM -- the night that Santa rides into the Square and turns on the Christmas lights. The whole evening is magical! Have fun, have a great meal, support a good cause and kick off a great Christmas season!

 

NOVEMBER 29TH – ELLIE MAE FUNDRAISER CONCERT

On Friday, November 29th, Ellie Mae along with Mountain Sage Wellness and Idaho Angels have teamed up to help the Community with a fundraising concert at Mountain Sage Wellness beginning at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and all the proceeds will go to help local people who need a little extra help. The non-perishable products will go to the Idaho Angel group to help people and families in crisis. We all know someone who has struggled at times. Help us, help them. For more information call 208-271-2237

 

NOVEMBER 29TH – MINIDOKA MEMORIAL CARING AND SHARING “WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN” GALA LUNCHEON

Friday, Nov. 29, 11am–2 pm is the kick off to Minidoka Memorial Caring and Sharing with this years theme “With Arms Wide Open”. Friday’s Festival Gala is the much anticipated opening event of the Caring and Sharing Christmas Festival. The Gala is attended by local business men and women, individuals, and friends of the foundation. Anyone interested in buying may attend and as always there is no charge. Those attending get first peek at the delights of the festival and first chance to purchase the special creations. Catered by Thomas Cuisine, the luncheon is a gourmet delight of hot and cold finger foods, fruits and vegetables, desserts and drinks. 

 

NOVEMBER 30 – MINIDOKA MEMORIAL CARING AND SHARING TEDDY BEAR BREAKFAST

Saturday, Nov. 30, 9:30 am-11:30 am Children in the community have an opportunity to spend a special morning with Santa and his elves! Admission to the event is a new teddy bear or toy to put under the ‘giving tree’ and donated to the Mini-Cassia Christmas Council. Children will be served a special breakfast treat by Santa’s helpers and have the opportunity for a little one-on-one with Santa and a picture souvenir to take home.

 

NOVEMBER 30TH – CENTURY CINEMA STADIUM 5 ANNUAL CANNED FOOD DRIVE

November 30th Century Stadium 5 Theaters present their Annual Canned Food Movie. Showtimes @ 9am & 11am. Choose from Abominable or Hobbs & Shaw. Admission is 2 cans of food per person. All food donations go to the Christmas Council. Concession proceeds go to Coats for Kids.

 

DECEMBER 2ND – BURLEY AREA MERCHANTS ASSN. ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE

On Monday, December 2nd is the Burley Area Merchants Assn. Annual Christmas Lights Parade. Line-up will be at Dworshak Elementary in Burley at 5:30 pm; at 6 pm Santa will arrive by fire truck escorted by a lighted parade. The parade will begin at Dworshack School and proceed down Overland to Centennial Park. At the park there will be entertainment, donuts, hot chocolate, carols and a live nativity. Santa will then proceed with the turning on of the lights.  BAMA is still looking for more parade entries. Families, churches, youth groups, ATV groups and businesses are all encouraged to enter. For more info please call Sonya at 208-670-2408

 

DECEMBER 6TH –  BURLEY VFW POST 3043 – ANNUAL SANTA’S HELPERS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Friday , December 6th from noon until 7pm & Saturday December 7th from 8a-3P,  The VFW Post 3043 Present their Annual Santa’s Helpers Christmas Bazaar. Great gifts for sale for the entire family & all your friends, The Snack Bar will be open too! If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Cindy Moreno at 208-431-8244. The post is located at 554 Hiland in Burley.

 

DECEMBER 6TH – 7TH – CHRISTMAS AT THE WILSON THEATER

Christmas at the Historic Wilson Theater on the Square in Rupert will be December 6th from 6a to 9p and 7th from 10a to 6p. Christmas at the Wilson is an interactive family event that includes a Christmas movie, ice skating, take and make kids craft, cookie and hot coco, horse and wagon ride around the square, and a visit with Santa. $10 per-person or $25 for a family of 5. tickets online at www.historicwilsontheatre.com

 

DECEMBER 7TH – GOODING HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

Saturday, December 7th – Head on over to North Valley Academy in Gooding between 9am and 4pm and check out the Gooding Holiday Craft Fair!  There is no admission fee, but please bring canned or non-perishable food items, or clean, gently used coats and blankets that will be donated to Helping Hands and Hearts! Gooding Middle School Cheerleaders will be offering childcare and fun activities for kids - donations appreciated! Gooding Chamber of Commerce Holiday Kick-off begins with the tree lighting at dark, followed by the lights parade!


DECEMBER 7TH – IDAHO DUCKS UNLIMITED HAGERMAN VALLEY DINNER FUNDRAISER

Join Idaho Ducks Unlimited on Saturday, December 7th at Billingsley Creek State Park in Hagerman for a fun event with lots of fun games, raffles, prizes and good food, all for a great cause supporting Ducks Unlimited wetlands and water conservation projects.  Buy early and save.  Early Bird discount pricing is offered for tickets purchased by November 27th. For more information and for tickets call Amanda Kiger at 208-539 -0539

 

DECEMBER 7TH – THIS AWKWARD CHIRSTMAS IV

Once again it is the Annual This Awkward Christmas host by Southern Idaho Event Services! If you have never been to this event then this is the year! This is the fifth year and we are excited to be bringing it to Diamondz Event Center in Jerome on Saturday, December 7th. Every year we know families go without, and Christmas is a time that no child should wake up with no presents under the tree. Unfortunately, families fall on hard times and we believe that it is important for us to come together to help one another.

How can you help? Simply come to the show and pay the $5 donation. Feel free to give a $10 or $20 because 100% of the money goes to the families. In past years, we seem to be able to do three families, which is so awesome. A family usually costs around $300 to do. If you feel compelled to sponsor a family please contact Rocky Ferrenburg @ 208-421-1325.

 

DECEMBER 7TH – IDAHO WATER SPORTS PRESENTS TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH MOVIE “WINTERLAND”

TGR is returning to Idaho Water Sports for the winter kick-off party of the year. Join us for the premiere of Winterland at Idaho Water Sports on December 7th beginning at 6pm! Get hyped for winter with the premiere of TGR's new feature length ski and snowboard film, Winterland. The 1st 20 people through the door to donate $20 to the Pomerelle Ski Patrol will receive a swag bag with a free night pass to Pomerelle. Raffle tickets $10 each or 3 for $20There will be prize giveaways at the show, plus, everyone in attendance will have a shot at the tour grand prizes - including trips to Sierra Nevada’s beer camp in California, TGR's hometown Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and more. Don't miss your chance to see Winterland on the big screen - get your tickets now at Idaho Water Sports in Burley!

 

DECEMBER 7TH – SNAKE HARLEY DAVIDSON PHOTO’S WITH SANTA

Come get your picture taken with the BEST Santa in the Valley who rides a Harley-Davidson on Saturday December 7th, from 11am to 1pm at Snake Harley Davidson. You will get a FREE picture with Santa with a donation to their designated charities. Your photo will be sent to you via e-mail which makes it perfect for Christmas Cards, family photos, and that memory you can customize for all your favorite projects. Snake Harley Davidson will be collecting donations of unwrapped new toys for the Magic Valley Christmas for Kids/Toys for Tots program and pet food for the local Humane Society Pet Food Pantry.

 

DECEMBER 7TH – 6th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JEROME

The Jerome Chamber of Commerce is into the holiday spirit with their 6th Annual Christmas in Jerome  at the Idaho Central Credit Union Park from 3p to 6p. They’ll have Photos with Santa, Food, Music, Live Nativity, Petting Zoo, Hot Chocolate, Kids Crafts,  Parade of Lights kicks off at 5:30 and so much more! For more information contact the Chamber office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

DECEMBER 8TH – FRIENDS OF STRICKER CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

You are cordially invited to join the Friends of Stricker for a Victorian Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8th from 4p to 6p. For the first time ever the beautiful mansion will be open to the public to show their Christmas spirit. Live music from the Magicords, refreshments and even Father Christmas will be there to welcome you. This is a free event. Enjoy the lights and Christmas display and then view the lights in the south hills. This will be a Christmas you will never forget!

 

DECEMVER 11TH – U OF I EXTENSTION - IDAHO AG OUTLOOK SEMINAR AT MOREY’S STEAKHOUSE

On December 11th from 8:30a to 4:30p the University of Idaho Extension is offering an Idaho Ag Outlook Seminar focused on the global and Idaho Ag outlook at Morey’s Steakhouse and Events Center. This is an all day seminar, the cost is $30/person which includes lunch and materials. RSVP by Dec. 4 at 208-847-0344 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

DECEMBER 17TH – ECLIPSE 6 CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT THE HISTORIC WILSON THEATRE

Merry Christmas from the Wilson Theatre and Eclipse 6! On December 17th celebrate the Holiday Spirit with Eclipse 6 and their Christmas concert at the Historic Wilson Theatre! There are two different ticket options to choose from, Dinner show tickets or General Admission. Eclipse 6 is an a cappella group that has preformed all across the globe including the Salt Lake City Olympics opening ceremonies! Get your tickets at the Historic Wilson Theatre or line at www.historicwilsontheatre.com

 

DECEMBER 21ST – NEVAEH GOEDART BENEFIT FUNDRAISER

Nevaeh Goedhart, 3, of Bliss, Idaho was attacked by the family dog September 30th. She's gone through two surgeries and is recovering very well. She walking, riding her tricycle and play like nothing ever happened. She still loves dogs and her favorite animal is cows. She so smart and loves Pepa Pig and paw patrol. There will be benefit fundraiser at Whiskey Creek Saloon and Grill in Twin Falls on December 21st, along with a raffle and silent auction. Tri Tip with baked beans and mac n cheese will be available for purchase. Quicksilver, All That Falls, One Second till Forever, Roy Wilson and Rule the Day are set to perform! For more information please contact Jenn Ramirez

 

JANUARY 18TH – COMEDY NIGHT AT THE HISTORIC WILSON THEATER

Everyone loves to laugh and Comedy Night is fun for everyone and the folks over at the Historic Wilson Theater know that!  So on January 18th at 7:30pm, the Wilson will be showing G rated “Lesson Plans to Late Night 2.0”! They are excited to welcome back Lucas Bohn a talented comedian from New York city that stepped out from the teaching field into comedy and has never looked back, a contestant on last comic standing, you won't be disappointed! Tickets are $20.00 and available online at www.historicwilsontheatre.com 

ON GOING EVENTS

 

HUNGRY HEROES BREAKFAST – EVERY TUESDAY MORNING IN TWIN FALLS

Every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:00 in the morning, Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls is offering a free breakfast for all vets! For more information, contact Bridgeview Estates, located 1828 Bridgeview Blvd in Twin Falls!

 

MINIDOKA CO. SENIOR CENTER MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM

The Minidoka Co. Senior Center delivers Meals on Wheels to the home-bound every day of the week (Monday-Friday).  For more information on how you can help, or to enroll, please call the senior center at 208-436-9107

 

PAUL AMERICAN LEGION POST 77

Paul American Legion Post 77 meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm and the Legion Hall located on West Wayne Street in Paul. The post is also looking for Riders, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion members.  If you would like to be a member and help the veterans in our area, please contact Wyatt Saunders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 208-679-1215 for more information.

 

FIT AND FALL PROOF CLASSES SPONSORED BY THE SOUTH CENTRAL PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT

The South Central Public Health District is pleased to announce that their Fit and Fall Proof Classes have resumed at Pomerelle Place Senior Living, located at 1301 Bennett in Burley.  The classes are free to attend and will be held every Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am. Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear and bring a water bottle.

 

VICTIM’S SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN IN BURLEY

Every Monday evening there is a free victim’s support group meeting held in Burley at 1321 Oakley Ave, Suite 22. The cost is free to attend. For more information, please contact Melinda Barbosa at 208-650-5913, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN BURLEY FREE COMMUNITY DINNER

The Zion Lutheran Church in Burley is hosting community dinners on the first Tuesday of each month. Everyone is invited to enjoy a delicious meal and fellowship with your neighbors in Burley. There is no charge for the dinner, and no sermon will be given during this time.  Please come and join us and share our meal.

 

SENIOR JUNCTION CENTER MONTHLY BREAKFAST TO BENEFIT THE MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM

Senior Junction Senior Center in Burley invites you to come enjoy breakfast every third Saturday of the month.  Breakfast consists of biscuits and gravy, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, coffee, milk and juice.  The cost is only $7 per person and all proceeds to benefit the Meals in Wheels program.  For more information please contact Catherine at 208-878-8646

 

MT VIEW CHURCH PANTRY IN BURLEY

The Mt. View Pantry in Burley will be open on Wednesdays from 5p to 7p beginning March 7th. The pantry will continue to be open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am to 11:30am.  They are located at 317 W. 27th Street in Burley right behind Mt. View School. For more information call 678-5460