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NOW – FEBRUARY 28TH – CROSS COUNTRY SKIING/SNOW SHOWING @ CRATERS OF THE MOON

Mid-December thru February (depending on snow conditions). The 7 mile loop road will be groomed for skiing as snow pack allows and there are no entry or user fees. Most of the Winter Trail follows relatively level terrain and can be completed in 2-4 hours. There are also excellent opportunities for snowshoeing throughout the park including our 1.5 mile Snowshoe Loop Trail. Please note that pets are not permitted on any trails. Visit the website for maps and current conditions: http://www.nps.gov/crmo/planyourvisit/winter-activities.htm

 

JANUARY 19TH & 20TH – COMEDY NIGHT AT THE HISTORIC WILSON THEATRE

The Wilson Theatre is thrilled to welcome three hilarious comedy headliners to Rupert for two nights only, January 19 and 20! Alex Velluto, Andrew Hobbs, and Jordan Makin star in their own VidAngel original comedy "Dry Bar Comedy" and are regulars and favorites on the Wiseguys Comedy Club stage in Salt Lake City. Tickets are $12 or 2/$20, so grab a friend and get to the theatre 

 

JANUARY 19TH – MINICO STUDENT COUCIL TOY TOSS @ MINICO-BURLEY BOYS BASKETBALL GAME

Coming up this Friday during the Minico/Burley boys basketball game at Minico, the Minico Student Council will be holding at Toy Toss to benefit the Minidoka Memorial at St. Luke’s Hospitals.  They’re encouraging student, faculty and guests to bring small toys, balls or stuffed animals too donate.  If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, you can drop off  your donations at the Minico High School Office.

 

JANUARY 19TH – BYU BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS SWING N’ SASSY AT THE KING FINE ARTS CENTER

Brigham Young University Ballroom Dance Company, along with Mount Harrison Heritage Foundation presents “Swing n’ Sassy! It’s a creative, artsy and innovative show that you don’t want to miss!  The show will be January 19th at 7:30pm at the King Fine Arts Center in Burley!  Tickets are available now online at www.kingfineartscenter.com

 

JANUARY 20TH – TWIN FALLS WRESTLING TEAM FUNDRAISER

Show your team spirit and support Twin Falls Wrestling Team! Stop into Chipotle at 687 Blue Lakes Blvd. North in Twin Falls on Saturday, January 20th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Click on the link below, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Twin Falls Wrestling Team.

http://socialportal.chipotle.com/fundraiser/social/public/portal/hePmo6UGZlkyyVixaYR9qOiIkC2tu86zXt3JJB0owLzT7hjFeB92TMkXaVPZsyPvQyqW5A6W2YY2Zqf2733Xz2FXVoJomJJk6xhkJzpZ4NOB3KmHKHhcEXVnw3QFwh6g

 

JANUARY 30TH – MARCH 27TH – CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – CASSIA REGIONAL HOSPTIAL

Cancer Support Group. Held consecutive Tuesdays starting January 30th until March 27th in the Boardroom at Cassia Regional Hospital from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. If you are living with cancer, you are not alone. There is a whole community of support behind you. This group focuses on education and emotional support for individuals and their families who are being treated for, or have completed treatment for cancer. We discuss topics in a safe, confidential environment. This program is free to participants and they may start any time. A light lunch will be served.

 

FEBRUARY 1ST – 25TH ANNUAL MINI-CASSIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INSTALLATION BANQUET

On Thursday, February 1st the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce will hold their 25th Annual Chamber Installation Banquet at the Burley Best Western.  Doors open at 6pm, and the dinner will be at 7pm.  Tickets are available now and are $25 each for chamber members, and $35 for non-members.  Nominate your favorite person now for the annual Chamber Awards!  For more information and tickets, contact the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce at 208-679-4793

 

FEBRUARY 1st – TWIN FALLS ROTARY – DEATH BY CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER

Save the Date..Eat chocolate for charity at Rotary’s 13th annual Death by Chocolate fundraiser. Sample Chocolate treats made by local chefs and vote on the best in each category. Enjoy live music by the Jason Lugo band, raffle prizes, silent auction and a no host bar. All proceeds go to local charities, Rotary and its local projects. Thursday, February 1st at the Canyon Crest Event Center in Twin Falls. Tickets are just $15 in advance at twinfallsrotary.org and Kurt’s Pharmacy or $20 at the door.

 

FEBRUARY 2ND – MINIDOKA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT PRESCHOOL CHILD FIND PRESCREENING

On February 2nd – the Minidoka County School District will be conducting screenings for Preschool Child Find, the screenings are free for children ages 3 to 5 years old who may be experiencing difficulties with speech, physical, mental or socials skills.  It is very important to identify children who are having difficulties early so they have time to build these skills to be successful in kindergarten.  To make an screening appointment for your child, please contact the Minidoka Preschool center at 208-436-4727.

 

FEBRUARY 5TH – CASSIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT – PRE-SCHOOL SCREENING

The Cassia County School District is looking for preschool age children who may have special learning needs. If you’re a parent or guardian of a 3 to 4 year old who is experiencing speech, physical, mental or emotional difficulty, you’re encouraged to contact the Cassia Preschool Center and set up a screening for your child.  The next scheduled screening is February 5th, and appointments are required, to schedule one of your child please contact Jeannie Lierman at 208-878-6611 between 8am and 3pm. 

 

FEBRUARY 13TH – 2ND ANNUAL SWEETHEART BALL TO BENEFIT THE MINI-CASSIA SHELTER

Enjoy dinner, dancing, raffle prizes and an auction at the 2nd Annual Sweetheart Ball to benefit the Mini-Cassia Shelter (Advocates Against Violence) that will be held at J’s Dance Hall on S. Onieda in Rupert (next to J’s Bar) on February 13th from 6:30p to 11p. There will be items up for auction and purchase just in time for Valentine’s Day! The cost is $25 per person, or $40 per couple, to purchase your tickets contact the Mini-Cassia Shelter at 208-436-0987 or Mike at 208-430-0439

 

MARCH 3RD – BEANS, BINGO AND BREW AT ANNUAL FILER BEAN FESTIVL COOK-OFF

The Annual Filer Bean Festival and Cook-off is coming up on March 3rd in the Merchants Bldg #3 at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds!  Bring your best bean dish (appetizers, salads, main dish or desserts) and enter to win!  There will be prizes in all categories for the Adult and Youth divisons.  The Filer American Legion will be hosting bingo, and microbrews will be available with proper ID.  Plus raffles prizes and more!  The cost is $7 for adults, kids 12 and under $4 and $20 for a family, a chili lunch is included in the cost of admission.  For entry forms, call Vickie at 208-420-4017, Joe at 208-731-4318 or Cheryl at 208-312-8041. All proceeds to benefit Filer Fun Days!

 

APRIL 12TH – 2ND ANNUAL DESSERT FOR DOGS TO BENEFIT MINIDOKA JOINT POWERS ANIMAL CONTROL SHELTER

The 2nd Annual Dessert for Dogs event will offer the community a unique evening of sampling deliciously made desserts from our area’s top chefs and those with a flair for making sweet treats! Dessert for Dogs will be held at the Morey’s Steakhouse and Event Center on April 12th from 6:30p -8:30p. 

  • There will be delicious treats to sample, door prizes, raffle prizes, a silent auction and a no-host bar. Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door!  
  • If you make a signature dessert, then you are encouraged to enter the event! Registration forms can be picked up at Rupert City Hall or at the Animal Shelter in Rupert located at 200 S. 50 W.  Entry forms must be turned in by March 16th!
  • For more information, call the Minidoka Joint Powers Animal Control Shelter at 208-438-2200
  • All proceeds to benefit the Minidoka Joint Powers Animal Control Shelter.

 

NOW THROUGH MAY 1ST – MINIDOKA HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S NEW PROJECT

There is a new and exciting project at the Minidoka Museum! Get to their Facebook page and take a look at the family names, perhaps your own mother, grandmother, great-grandmother or other relatives may have been involved with this project. Help to honor their history through the legacy of this quilt.

 ON GOING EVENTS

 

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.

  

GOLDEN HERITAGE SENIOR CENTER MONTHLY BREAKFAST TO BENEFIT THE MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM

Golden Heritage 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