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FEBRUARY 25TH – 2ND AMENDMENT RALLY FOR FREEDOM AT THE SQUARE NEXT TO TWIN FALLS CITY HALL

Washington Street Pawn and Lenny Denton are hosting a gathering at the square downtown next to Twin Falls City Hall on Thursday, February 25th from 6:30 to 7:30pm to gather as citizens in support of our 2nd amendment. They are asking you to show support and encourage our elected representatives to pass initiatives to protect to our constitutional freedoms. This is a community event and everyone is encouraged to respectfully attend. Dress appropriately and be kind and courteous.

 

MARCH 6TH – FREE BOATER SAFETY CLASS

The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and Idaho Water Sports , will be offering a FREE boater safety class on Saturday, March 6th from 9am to 4pm. The 6 hour class will educate new boat owners, paddlers and the general public on all aspects of safe boat operations, navigation rules, water survival and legal requirements for operating a boat on Idaho waterways. Graduates will receive a proof of completion card. Pre-registration is required. Students who complete the class will receive a $50 Gift certificate from Idaho Water Sports. To register please contact Sgt. Taylor at 208-878-9358

 

MARCH 6TH- FRIENDS OF THE DEMARY MEMORIAL LIBRARY FIRST SATURDAY BOOK SALE

The Friends of DeMary Memorial Library invite you to their First Saturday of the Month Book Sale on Saturday, March 6th from 9 am to 5 pm at Book Central, 630 5th St., in Rupert. Fill a grocery bag for ONLY $2 dollars. You can fill as many bags as you desire. Be sure to browse the cookbook, biography, and religious sections and the children’s room as well. We even have books on tape for you travelers and great DVD’s for you movie lovers!

 

MARCH 18TH – MINIDOKA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING

Thursday, March 18th at 6:30pm the Minidoka County Historical Society member meeting will be a presentation about immigration tied in with St. Patrick’s Day. Doug Pease will be presenting. Come with an appetite for green cider. This event will be in conjunction with their elections. President Jim Grisenti, and directors Anne Schenk, Tom Goodman and Mike Christensen are up for reelection. If anyone would like to run for office please call the Minidoka County Historical Society at 208-436-0336.

 

MARCH 20TH – BOYS AND GIRLS SCOUT TROOP 139 & 1139 ST. PATRICKS DAY DINNER FUNDRAISER

The Boys and Girl Scout Troops 139 and 1139 in Jerome will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser at the Jerome County Fairgrounds beginning at 4pm in the Messersmith Building. Bring the whole family!  They’ll be serving up corned beef and cabbage, and for the kiddos hot dogs and chips! Plus they’ll have a coloring station and a photo booth for some family fun. The cost is $10 for adults and $7.50 for kids 12 and under.  

 

MARCH 27TH – THE BOOK BUILDERS PROJECT – BOOK DRIVE IN JEROME

The Book Builders Project will be hosting their FIRST EVER book drive on Saturday, March 27th at the parking lot across from Con Paulos in Jerome from 11am to 4pm! They will be collecting new and used book donations. The Book Builders Project’s aim is to get books in the hands of children in need at no cost to the parent or daycare facility. We are open for donations of pre-loved books which we will in turn donate to child care facilities, hospitals, and schools around the country!

 

APRIL 3RD – FREE BOATER SAFETY CLASS

The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and Idaho Water Sports , will be offering a FREE boater safety class on Saturday, April 3rd from 9am to 4pm. The 6 hour class will educate new boat owners, paddlers and the general public on all aspects of safe boat operations, navigation rules, water survival and legal requirements for operating a boat on Idaho waterways. Graduates will receive a proof of completion card. Pre-registration is required. Students who complete the class will receive a $50 Gift certificate from Idaho Water Sports. To register please contact Sgt. Taylor at 208-878-9358

 

APRIL 10TH – MOM PROM – A LADIES NIGHT FOR A CAUSE @ THE BEST WESTERN BURLEY INN

Ladies, save the date of Saturday April 10th for Mom Prom – A Ladies Night Out for a Cause, at the Best Western Burley Inn! Tickets are $25 each and the evening begins at 7pm! Mom Prom is a ladies night out for charity in which women wear their old prom gowns, bridesmaids dresses, wedding gowns, or formals and dance the night away for a worthy cause. It is a real prom with a DJ, a Tackiest Dress Contest, an Aqua Net Contest for “best hair”, and a game to crown the new queen. For ALL women, not just moms! This is a wonderful, hilarious night in which women can dance the night away, have fun with friends, and help a charity. For more information and for tickets, check out the Best Western Burley Inn Facebook page.

 

MAY 15TH – FRIENDS FUREVER ANIMAL RESCUE 3RD ANNUAL GOLF SCRAMBLE AT THE TWIN FALLS GOLF CLUB

Coming up on Saturday, May 15th the Friends Furever Animal Rescue will be hosting their 3rd Annual Golf Scramble Fund Raiser at the Twin Falls Golf Club!  The Scramble is limited to 20 teams and teams must sign up by May 3rd.  Registration is $75 per person and includes breakfast, green fees, and cart. They’ll have prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin; along with raffles and a silent auction.

 

JUNE 11TH – 13TH -  NORTH WEST JUNIOR LIVESTOCK EXPO AT THE TWIN FALLS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

The North West Junior Livestock Expo will be in full swing at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds June 11th – 13th! They are expecting it to be as amazing as before with great sponsors, # FULL shows for Cattle, Heifers, Market Lambs, Breeding Ewes, Market Goats, Does, Hogs & Gilts. There will be breed divisions as well. Mark Your Calendars and watch the North West Junior Livestock Expo FB Page about stalling requests and entries.

 

JUNE 11TH – 12TH – ATHS SNAKE RIVER CHAPTER TRUCK SHOW – AT IFARM IN JEROME

Mark your calendars for June 11th and 12th, as the ATHS Truck Show hopes to be as big as last year. You may come Friday afternoon and set up. The show is technically Saturday. This show goes along with the Idaho Farm and Ranch Museum's (IFARM) annual show. Events include: raffle, tractor pulls, civil war reenactment, pie auction, model rail road, petting zoo, hit and miss small engines,  horse-drawn wagon rides and fun for the whole family.

 

JULY 30TH – MAGIC VALLEY VANDALS 50TH ANNUAL VANDAL PIG OUT AT CLEAR LAKES COUNTRY CLUB

Friday, July 30th, the Magic Valley Vandals will be hosting the 50th Annual Vandal Pig Out at Clear Lakes Country Club! It’s an afternoon of golf, games, silent auction and raffle, and their traditional roast pig banquet. Help out with their goal this year to raise funds for a single “full cost of attendance” scholarship to UI – about $18,000. They’re inviting you to join with University of Idaho coaches and guests and about 150 alumni and scholastic supporters to be part of our traditional and memorable experience. Our event benefits the Vandal Scholarship Fund with all proceeds supporting student-athlete scholarships at the University of Idaho. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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.

 

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

 

MINI CASSIA VETERAN OF FOREIGN WARS PRESENTS BINGO EVERY SATURDAY

The Mini Cassia VFW hosts BINGO every Saturday night beginning at 4pm at 554 Highland Ave in Burley.  With the Jackpot at $600.  All proceeds to go support local veterans organizations.

 

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

 

 

 

Spring 2021 Community Ed Courses at the CSI Mini-Cassia Campus

*Early registration is strongly recommended for all classes. These classes will be held at the CSI Mini-Cassia Center in Burley. To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400.

   

Watercolors with Textures   

T    ●    Feb 16 - Apr 27    ●    4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

​MC Center A16    ●    Instructor: DeAnn Goodwin      

Fee: $65 + supplies  ●    Ages 16+

This class is for both beginners and artists who have some experience with watercolor. Come create and experiment with different watercolor techniques employing negative shapes. We will work on different techniques such as wet on wet, value studies, layering, mixing colors, void, painting on different surfaces, and what colors to include on your palate, and a brief overview of the qualities of water color paint such as transparent, semi -transparent and opaque.  We will explore different textures by using Halloween cobwebbing and saran wrap and yupo or plastic paper. A supply list will be provided at registration. To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400.

 

DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING WITH PROJECT LIFE APP

W    ●    Feb 17- Mar 3 ● 1 – 2 p.m.

MC Center A25    ●    Instructor: Kim Seely      

Fee: $25 +$5 for app purchase●    Ages 12+ 

Have you been taking lots of pictures on your digital device? Now what? Learn ways to document and record the digital pictures in your phone or tablet by creating simple and priceless scrapbook pages with the Project Life App!  This is a simpler and more satisfying way to stay caught up with your journaling and scrapbooking.  It’s so easy and pages can be created on the go! Take your pictures from your phone to a scrapbook page.  Pictures must be accessible on an iPhone 6 or newer, Android, or iPad ready to install with the Project Life app (in the iTunes app store or Google play) and have minimum $5 iTunes credit or other payment option.  For anyone 12 years of age and older.  To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400

 

 POTTERY WORKSHOP   

Th    ●    Feb 18 - Apr 29    ●    4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

​MC Center A16    ●    Instructor: DeAnn Goodwin      

Fee: $50 + supplies ($20/20lb. bag of clay) ●    Ages 16+

Come play with us in the clay! Learn basics of handling, molding, shaping and throwing clay. Explore an array of ceramic building and glazing techniques while developing your own personal style using clay as an expressive medium. From the raw clay to a finished piece suitable for food use or decoration. Craft bowls, cups, or a wind chimes, or even that museum forgery! Students will do free-hand, molding, wheel-throwing, and slab building. Check with instructor for open studio periods. Participants must be 16 + to register.  To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400.

 

HEARTY HEALTHY MEALS ON A BUDGET 

5 Different Sessions – Choose individual sessions or sign up for the complete series to receive a discounted rate! 

TH    ●    Feb 18    ●    1 p.m. to 3 p.m.    

TH    ●    Feb 25    ●    1 p.m. to 3 p.m.    

TH    ●    Mar 04    ●    1 p.m. to 3 p.m.    

TH    ●    Mar 11    ●    1 p.m. to 3 p.m.    

TH    ●    Mar 18    ●    1 p.m. to 3 p.m.    

COMPLETE SERIES                              

MC Center A14   ●   Instructor: Dr. Rick Parker       

Individual Session: $15 registration fee + $5 supply fee paid to instructor

Complete Series $65 registration fee + $20 supply fee paid to instructor

Learn to make “dirt-cheap,” quick and easy meals! One of the best ways to rein in the food budget is to cook at home.  Meals don’t have to be complicated or expensive to be good. Learn to make tasty, easy, and inexpensive dishes with just a few ingredients.   Recipes include tomato-basil soup from scratch, creamed peas and potatoes, easy gravies without the packet mix, dried bean cookery, quick breads, sausage gravy, easy pulled pork, marinated chicken breasts, rice recipes from scratch, powdered milk yogurt, blenderized whole-wheat pancakes and more.  Supplies are provided and each session will feature a different menu. To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400.

 

BEGINNING FLY TYING    

Th    ●    Feb 25 – Mar 11 ● 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  

MC Center A12    ●    Instructor: Dr. Rick Parker

Fee: $40 + $5 supply fee to instructor ●    Ages 10+           

This introductory class is designed for beginners to fly tying. From gnats to woolly worms, this class will cover tools and techniques for tying your own flies at home, as well as popular flies to use when the hatch is on in Southern Idaho. All supplies will be provided to participants and we will teach you how to purchase the appropriate supplies on your own. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400.

 

UNDERSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHY: THE ART OF PAINTING WITH LIGHT with Drew Nash    

S    ●    Mar 6    ●    10am – 5:00 p.m.

MC Center A8   ●    Instructor: Drew Nash

Fee: $89 ●    Ages 16+     

Join award-winning photographer Drew Nash in learning how to use your digital camera beyond its automatic settings. Learn to capture truly beautiful photos and pick up some tricks of the trade along the way. Participants will need to have a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) or mirrorless camera. During the class, attendees will learn exposure techniques, autofocus systems, lens selections, white balance controls, fill flash and of course, composition. Students will explore the CSI campus, making images while they apply what they've learned. Lastly, Drew will provide critiques of photos and discuss basic post-production work of select student images and answer burning photography questions. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the art of photography and follow the light with Drew. To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400.

 

THE SCIENCE OF FRENCH FRIES & ICE CREAM!    

F  ●    Mar 12  ●    1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

MC Center A14    ●    Instructor: Dr. Rick Parker     

Fee: $15 ●    Ages 8+

Do you love ice cream? Did you know you can make delicious ice cream at home using simple ingredients? Let’s make some together and learn how you can combine different ingredients to make your own flavor combinations! Along the way you will also learn some fun facts about Idaho’s local dairy industry. And the sugar you have in your home may have come from sugar beets grown and processes right here in the Mini-Cassia area! In this class we will also learn about the science behind making French fries and local history about harvesting and processing our famous Idaho potatoes. To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400.

 

ENHANCED CONCEALED WEAPONS     

Sat   ●    Mar 13    ●    8 - 5 p.m. or     

Sat   ●    May 08    ●    8 - 5 p.m.        

Cassia County Sheriff’s Office    ●    Instructor: Dep. Tony Bernad      

Fee: $99.00

Two Dates offered – Register for one or the other. Learn the basics of safe handgun ownership and get informed about the rights and responsibilities you have if you carry a handgun. This class will cover basic safety, ownership laws, and the requirements for an enhanced concealed weapon license in Idaho. You will be provided with a Certificate of Completion and all the forms you will need to apply for a concealed weapons permit at the sheriff’s office upon completion of the class. You must furnish your own handgun that is compliant with the concealed weapon laws, 100 rounds of ammunition, safety glasses, and ear protection. Morning class instruction for the class held at the Sherriff’s Office (129 E 14th St, Burley, ID 83318). Afternoon range instruction will take place at the shooting range in Declo (Dep. Bernard will provide directions) Participants will need to arrange their own transportation and bring a sack lunch. Participants must be age 21 or older to participate in the enhanced concealed weapons course. To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400.

 

FISHING IN SOUTHERN IDAHO    

Th   ●    Mar 18 – Apr 29    ●    7 – 9:00 p.m.

​MC Center B11    ●    Instructor: Kyle Zemke      

Fee: $45 ●    Ages 14+                                     

Come take a fishing class centered around beautiful Southern Idaho!  Learn how to identify different species of fish and the best tactics to use to catch them.  This course is designed to educate both beginners and seasoned anglers with new methods and perspectives on targeting species of choice in Southern Idaho waters.  Learn how to identify bodies of water with species habitat and feeding tendencies. Discover the best times of the year to find trophy fish per species and area, and the methods to land a whopper.  Topics will include lure choice and gear, retrieval methods and more. This course will cover species such as smallmouth bass, walleye, trout and more!  The course includes optional field trips (bring sack lunches to the trips and provide your own transportation). Instructor Kyle Zemke is a native of southern Idaho, competes at the national level as a professional kayak fisherman, and owner of ZR Custom Tackle here in Mini-Cassia. To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400.

 

HAM RADIO LICENSE CLASS

T   ●    Apr 13 - May 18    ●    6– 8:30 p.m.

​MC Center B14    ●    Instructor: Ben Hamlett      

Fee: $49 + $40 class materials paid to instructor ●    Ages 16+

This class will introduce you to the hobby of amateur (ham) radio! In this class, you will learn the ins and outs of radio communication covering local, national, and international markets, as well as emergency and space communications.  This course will cover radio requirements, operating procedures, and all the knowledge needed to prepare students to take the FCC Technician Class License exam, which will be administered the last day of class.  At the end of the course, students should be able to pass the exam and communicate with other hams around the world! To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400.

  

RETIRE WITH CONFIDENCE    

Th  ●    Apr 22 - May 06    ●    6 -  9 p.m.

MC Center A8     ●    Instructor: Brian Scott      

Fee: $49.00 Cost includes one guest at no extra charge  

Retirement is glowing on the horizon… what do you see – goals… dreams… a certain lifestyle? You’ve worked and saved; you’ve anticipated that Social Security and maybe a pension will pay a portion of your way in retirement. You feel like you’re on the right track… but what now - do you have enough to fund your entire retirement? In this class we will explore how to create your retirement plan, Social Security, pension options, income investing, annuities, other income generating assets, budgeting, investing in retirement, health care, tax strategies, and estate planning.  Instructor Brian J Scott, CRPC®, a Magic Valley native, is the owner and founder of Elevánt Wealth and has built a successful practice focused on helping his clients confidently transition into retirement. To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400.

   

SAFE SITTER BABYSITTER TRAINING    

F  ●    Apr 24    ●    9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  

MC Center A12    ●    Instructor: Adria Masoner

Fee: $40 (includes course book & 2-year certification card)  ●  Ages 11 - 15

Learn the important information you need to turn babysitting into a summer or afterschool job! Get training that covers the fundamentals of caring for children of different age groups, safety/injury prevention, and keeping your charges entertained and engaged. Young children cannot always communicate their needs. The babysitter has to be able to handle whatever situation arises. This course teaches the prospective babysitter how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. Topics include: what to do when a child stops breathing, what to do if someone chokes, how to contact emergency help; how to diaper change, feed, etc. Please bring a sack lunch. To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400.

 

 GRANT WRITING 101: FINDING, WRITING, & WINNING THE FUNDING YOU NEED    

Th    ●    Apr 29 ●    6 - 9:00 p.m.

MC Center A12    ●    Instructor: Emily English

Fee: $75  ●    Ages 16+                

The one day workshop is focused on enhancing the skill set of both beginning and experienced grant writers.  During the course, the instructors will cover finding and preparing to write a winning grant proposal, writing grant proposals that reviewers want to fund, and knowing what to do before and after your proposal is funded  Additionally, a significant portion of the time will be available for attendees to ask and receive answers to questions that are specific to them, their organizations, and their funding needs.  The instructor brings an extensive history of more than 20 years’ experience working with grants, government and public agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.  To register go to communityed.csi.edu or call (208) 678-1400.