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MAY 17TH – WALK FOR WELLNESS

Walk for Wellness Sponsored by OATS Family Center will be on May 17th starting 5:30pm thru 7pm at the Riverside Park in Heyburn. There will be booths along the walk promoting living well, loving life and having a positive mental attitude.  OATS is a non profit 501(C) (3) and OATS can only provide services through the community’s kind donations. To donate to this service please contact Sally at 208-670-3116

MAY 17TH – FIELD DAY AND FAMILY PICNIC WITH SAWTOOTH ELEMENTARY PTO IN TWIN FALLS

Sawtooth Elementary in Twin Falls will be hosting a Field Day and Family Picnic on Friday, May 17th from 8am to 3pm! Its a day filled with fun! Activities are planned for the students. During lunch, the cooks are doing a sack lunch. Everyone is invited to come eat lunch with your child. We will also have the Ward Ice Cream truck. ICE CREAM will be for sale!!

MAY 18TH – TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION AND AWARNESS COLOR RUN/WALK
The Twin Falls City Youth Council is hosting a color run/walk to bring awareness to the issue of teen suicide in the Magic Valley on Saturday May 18th at the Twin Falls Visitors Center beginning at 8am. Registration is at www.tfid.org. Click on the parks and recreation link and look for register for recreation activities. Amy Schutte will be the rally speaker at 9:30am. Life is Worth Living!! Questions, call Suzanne Hawkins (208)969-0529

MAY 18TH- GALS AND GUNS AT THE RUPERT GUN RANGE HOSTED BY MRS. MINI-CASSIA SYRAH BURTON

Mrs. Mini-Cassia Syrah Burton is hosting a Gals and Guns event at the Rupert Gun Range on Saturday, May 18th beginning at 1:30pm to teach ladies proper hand gun etiquette and techniques from instructors with the Rupert Police Department. The event is free but donations will be accepted to benefit upgrades at the Rupert Gun Range, you will need to bring your own ammo, safety glasses and ear plugs.

MAY 18TH – CENTURY RIDE BIKES FOR KIDS SPONSORED BY SOROPTIMIST OF MINI-CASSIA

On Saturday, May 18th there will be 100 mile bicycle ride to Lake Walcott and back 33 miles. You can ride 1-3 loops and around the park for last mile for 100 miles. Registration will be at 7:15am at Lincoln Park in Rupert and the ride will begin at 8am, the cost is by donation and funds will be used to buy bikes for kids at Christmas. No lunch. There will be two food stations 1 in each park with lots of carbs and protein and fruit and water. This is sponsored by Soroptimist of Mini-Cassia.

MAY 18TH – 1ST ANNUAL JUST SAY YES IDAHO BENEFIT

1st Annual Just Say Yes Idaho Benefit hosted by Intermountain Donor Services Ambassador Program will kick off at 8am on Saturday, May 18th at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds. It’s a full day of rodeo fun that is WPRA and PRCA approved with 4-D Barrel Racing with $500 added, Team Roping with $500 added.. plus dinner, auction, live music and more!  The event is to raise funds to assist the YES Ambassadors in educating and bring awareness to the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation.  For more information go to www.yesidaho.org or call Shanna Stradley 208-847-5541

MAY 20TH – PRIMARY THERAPY SOURCE BLOOD DRIVE

Primary Therapy Source in Twin Falls and Burley will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, May 20th  from Noon until 6pm at both locations to benefit the American Red Cross.  You can pre-schedule your appointment online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code: PTS, or contact Justin at 208-559-7041

MAY 25TH – 27TH – CITY OF ROCKS/CASTLE ROCK STATE PARK MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

May is Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month! Celebrate at City of Rocks with history events all Memorial Day Weekend! All hikes are easy and take about 1 hour or less.  Families are welcome at all events!

Saturday, May 25th:
Noon - 4 pm Life on the Trail - Visit an emigrant camp and sample food from the 1850s at the City of Rocks Visitor Center Trail. Our re-enactors dressed as emigrants from the California Trail era will share stories from people who traveled the trail by wagon and kids can make their own handkerchief dolls and try their hand at Pioneer games!

Sunday, May 26th:
Noon - 3 pm The Story Behind the People - Drop in on our Rangers at Camp Rock and Register Rock to learn about the people who traveled on the California Trail and left their names in the Reserve.

Monday, May 27th:
11 am - Archaeology Hike
Join the parks' Archaeologist for a hike to important archaeological sites within Castle Rocks State Park. Meet at Stines Creek Picnic Area.

MAY 27TH – VETERAN’S MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM

AM-VETS Mini-Cassia Post 833 will hold a special Memorial Day Program at the View Cemetery (650 E 600 S, Cassia County) on Memorial Day. This ceremony will honor each veteran interred in the View Cemetery. For more information contact Chuck Driscoll at 208-678-3599

MAY 27TH – VETERAN’S MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM WITH AMERICAN LEGION PAUL POST #77

There will be a Memorial Day Program at the Paul Cemetery on Monday, May 27th hosted by the American Legion Paul Post #77. At 9am they will place a wreath at the military monument at Paul City Park, then they will go to the Paul Cemetery with the program will begin at 11am. Special  Guest Speaker will be Pastor Travis Turner. For more information contact  Post Vice Commander Wyatt Saunders at 208-679-1215

MAY 31ST – CLOVERBUD RODEO CAMP WITH MINIDOKA CO TEEN 4H ASSN AND THE UI EXTENSION OFFICE

Minidoka County 4-H Teens are putting together a FUN rodeo day camp on Friday, May 31 for youth ages 5-7 as of January 1, 2019 at the Minidoka County Extension Office. Activities may include: Bucking Barrel, Mechanical Bull, Rodeo Queening and Bull Riding classes and more. Youth registering by Friday, May 17 will receive a Cloverbud t-shirt at the event. The cost of the camp is $30 per youth and youth do not need to be 4-H members to attend. If you have any questions, please call Jeni Bywater at (208)436-7184

MAY 31ST – JUNE 2ND – 37TH ANNUAL WESTERN DAYS CELEBRATION IN TWIN FALLS

The 37th Annual Twin Falls Western Days Celebration is coming up May 31st through June 2nd at the Twin Falls City Park! There will be live music, food, fun, cool cars and more!  The parade will be on Saturday, June 1st beginning at 9am. For all of the details and registration forms for the parade and the car show go to www.twinfallswesterndays.com

JUNE 1ST – RUPERT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE

Coming up on Saturday, June 1st the Rupert United Methodist Church is hosting their Annual Multi-Family Yard Sale from 8am till 2pm! Stop on by and see what goodies and treasures you’ll find!

JUNE 1ST – KIDS ART IN THE PARK EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE

The Magic Valley Arts Council is accepting online Registration for the 28th Annual Kids Art in the Park. The half day of fine arts workshops will be Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Twin Falls City Park. Register at www.MagicValleyArtsCouncil.org

Kids Art in the Park (KAP) provides visual and performing arts workshops for children ages 3 to 14 years old. Participants are provided with materials and instruction for only a $5.00 registration fee. Early registration runs through June 1. Late registration fee is $8.00 after June 1, 2019. For more information visit www.magicvalleyartscouncil.org or call the MVAC at 734-ARTS (2787). 

JUNE 1ST – 5TH ANNUAL IDAHO ROLL CALL MEMORIAL RIDE AND PROGRAM TO HONOR OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS

The 5th Annual Idaho Roll Call Memorial Ride and program will be on Saturday, June 1st, riders will meet at Lets Ride in Heyburn for registration at 8:30. The cost is $15 per rider, with kickstands up at 9:30a. The ride will end at the Idaho Roll Call Monument at 7th and Scott in Rupert with the memorial program beginning at 1pm with Governor Brad Little as the guest speaker.  Come early for the food by George Maas. The 5th Annual Idaho Roll Call Memorial Ride is sponsored by the City of Rupert, the Rupert Police Department, Combat Vets Association and Rupert Veterans Memorial.  For more information contact George Maas at 208-392-7411

JUNE 2ND – 12 ANNUAL QRU FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT MAGIC VALLEY QUICK RESPONSE UNITS

Sunday June 2nd has been the day dedicated to the 12th annual QRU fundraising event and all riding groups and outdoor enthusiasts alike are invited to participate. The event is held at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds Park. The day’s events will include such activities as a registration pancake breakfast, a motorcycle challenge run with stops at each of the QRU locations, live entertainment by Front Porch Flavor, raffle, evening BBQ, bounce house, photo booth, and much more!!

The proceeds raised at the event will be divided equally among 9 local Magic Valley QRU’s; West End (Paul), Filer, Buhl, Hagerman, Salmon Tract (Hollister), Rupert, Rock Creek (Kimberly) Bliss, and Castleford. We would like to set aside a day of acknowledgement for their efforts and sacrifices and say “Thank you”. These men and women often sacrifice their evenings, weekends, and family time to stand on call at rodeos, ball games, and more

JUNE 7TH – ROCK – PAPER – SCISSORS TOURNMENT TO BENEFIT LOCAL CHARITIES

Join everyone on Friday, June 7th as 32 local business representatives face off at the Downtown Commons in Twin Falls and compete for the chance to win $8,000 for a local charity of their choice! Food will be available for purchase. Koto Brewing Company will take care of the 21 & Ups. Food and entertainment will start at 6 p.m. The tournament begins at 7 p.m. 

JUNE 8TH – AMERICAN LEGION PAUL POST #77 – GERMAN SAUSAGE BREAKFAST

On Saturday, June 8th – Don’t cook breakfast.. take the family to the German Sausage Breakfast hosted by American Legion Paul Post #77, located at 132 E. Wayne Street in Paul from 7am to 10am! The cost is $8 a plate for adults and $4 for children, ticket may be purchased from any post member, and will be available at the door.  For more information contact Post Commander Wyatt Saunders Sr. at 208-679-1215.

JUNE 8TH – BUHL MUNICIPAL AIRPORT FLYING FUN IN THE DESERT SUN FLY IN

On Saturday June 8th from 8am to 1pm will be the Buhl Municipal Airport Fly-In. Pancake breakfast hosted by the Buhl Rotary Club and BBQ Lunch hosted by B & L Meats will be available. Aircraft static displays, vintage car displays, military displays, spot landing contest. Please bring one or more canned food item to help replenish the Buhl's W.E.M.A Emergency Food Bank. Fun for the whole family.

JUNE 8TH – IDAHO STATE HORSE ASSOCIATION OF MAGIC VALLEY – OPEN HORSE SHOW

Please join the Idaho State Horse Association of the Magic Valley for an open horse show at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds! All ages of people and all breeds of equines are welcome! They will offer a variety of horseman ship and riding classes on June 8  have an affordable all day fee for youth - only $30!! Each show has 2 judges. Please check out their website for more information: www.ishsamv.com. If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JUNE 8TH – TWIN FALLS SENIOR CENTER 4TH ANNUAL FUN RUN

The 4th Annual Twin Falls Senior Center Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 8am to 10am on the Rock Creek Parkway. All proceeds will go to the Senior Center meal delivery program. For more information contact the Twin Falls Senior Center

JUNE 8TH – 36TH ANNUAL LIVE HISTORY DAY AT THE IDAHO FARM & RANCH MUSEUM IN JEROME

Saturday, June 8th from 9am to 5pm the Idaho Farm & Ranch Museum in Jerome will host their 36th Annaul Live History Day at the museum just south of the Flying J in Jerome. Events will include demonstrating how the the farming and ranching community has evolved over the past 100 years in the Magic Valley. Antique tractors and other farming equipment will be on display. Flag raising and presentation at 10 am. Petting zoo and heritage animal breeds. Butter churning and loom weaving. Tour historical Jerome County buildings. Model railroad exhibit. College of Southern Idaho Reptile exhibit. Fruit pie auction at 2 pm. Other demonstrations of early life in this area all day. Local authors will have books for sale. Lunch available at the food vendors. Sanitation stations available. $5 for adults. Under 12 free. For more information call - (208) 324-5641

JUNE 14TH – 15TH – FILER FUN DAYS AT THE FAIRGROUNDS

Filer Fun Days is coming up June 14th and 15th!  Its a community wide event in the City of Filer on the Fri night and Sat just before Father's Day. There will be a fish fry, pancake breakfast, parade, food vendors, live music, car show arts & crafts, kids events and more followed by spectacular fireworks the night of the 15th! For all the details check out their event page on Facebook.

JUNE 17TH – 20TH – UNIV. OF IDAHO EXTENSION 4-H CAMP – “SURVIVING UNDER THE STARS”

The Minidoka County 4-H will be hosting a youth camp June 17th – 20th “Surviving Under The Stars” at the Central Idaho 4-H camp in Ketchum. Kids ages 8 to 12 will have the opportunity to meet other 4-H kids from other counties, learn camp fire songs, swim and show off their talents at the talent show!  The Early Registration deadline is on May 17th and is $150 for currently enrolled 4-H students and $180 for non-4-H students. Final Registration deadline is May 31st and is $170 for currently enrolled 4-H students and $200 for non. Chaperones and Councilors are $75. For more information and to register contact the Minidoka County 4H office at 208-436-7184

JUNE 19TH – EL KORAH SHRINER CIRCUS AT THE TWIN FALLS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

On June 19th, the Elk Korah Shriner’s Circus will be at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds with two performances one at 3pm and the other at 7pm. "The Shrine Circus" will thrill fans of all ages. Come see the death-defying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants. In addition to the performing acts, kids will have the unique opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals. For more information visit the Twin Falls County Fair website at tfcfair.com

JUNE 22ND – 3RD ANNUAL DISRUPT RUN TO BENEFIT THE MINI-CASSIA SHELTER CROSSROADS HARBOR

On June 22nd is the 3rd Annual Disrupt Run to benefit the Mini-Cassia Shelter Crossroads Harbor. Registration begins at 10am at Nostalgia Coffee on Albion in Burley, the cost is $15 for singles and $20 for couples. Kickstands up at 11:30am. There will be dinner and live music at the Brother Speed Clubhouse, 50/50 dice and a raffle.

JUNE 26TH - 27TH – 19TH ANNUAL JAZZ ON THE CANYON

Nothing pairs better with a June evening than Jazz on the Canyon, June 26 - 27.  Back by popular demand is the 19th Annaul Jazz on the Canyon to benefit the College of Southern Idaho’s Music Fest Summer Camp. The festivities kick-off with Jazz & Wine at Windsor’s Nursery, Wednesday, June 26 from 6 – 8 pm. featuring lively music by the Burley High School Big Band, along with the Michael Frew Guitar Quintet. Tickets are $50 per person. 

The fun continues Thursday, June 27 at 6 pm at Twin Falls Center for the Arts, with featured performers of the Crescent Super Band; Tickets are $75 per person or a Table of 8 for $600. Proceeds support the College of Southern Idaho’s Music Fest summer camp for students, the Twin Falls Education Foundation and the Magic Valley Arts Council’s music education outreach.

JUNE 29TH – JULY 4TH RUPERT 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS

Make your way to Rupert the week of June 29th through July 4th for the Rupert 4th of July celebrations!  It’s a full week of celebrating our nation’s independence! This year’s theme is “Celebrating Independence the Rupert Way” with this year’s 2019 Grand Marshalls Dean and Linda Cameron.

June 29th:
"Christmas in July Breakfast"- 6:00am - 10:00am
Food Booths ~ 11:00am
"Sounds of Freedom" in the Park ~ 6:00pm
Featured Performer: "Dance Doctor" ~ 7:30pm
Fireworks Display by Rupert City Fire & Rescue

June 30th:
Food Booths ~ 11:00am
"Patriotic Program" in the Park ~ 6:00pm
Featured Performer: "Soul Patch" ~ 7:30pm

July 1st:
Food Booths ~ 11:00am
"3rd Annual Mutton Bustin" at the
Minidoka Co Fairgrounds ~ 5:30pm - 7:30pm
(pre-sign-up with Sheryl Koyle at Rocky Mountain Realty)
"Sounds of Freedom" in the Park ~ 6:00pm
Featured Performer: "Kimberly Roads" ~ 7:30pm

July 2nd:
Food Booths ~ 11:00am
"Sounds of Freedom" in the Park ~ 6:00pm
Featured Performer: "The Chancellors" ~ 7:30pm

July 3rd:
Food Booths ~ 11:00am
"Sounds of Freedom" in the Park ~ 6:00pm
Featured Performer: "Drive" ~ 7:30pm
The Firecracker 500 Lawn Mower Races at the Fairgrounds ~ 6:00pm

July 4th:
Food Booths ~ 10:30am
Firecracker 5k/10k/40K Bike Race ~ 7:00am ~ East Minico
4th of July Parade - 11:00am
Entertainment in the Park: Magic Valley Jubilee ~ 12:30pm

JULY 14TH – BJ’S SPORTS TAVERN 12TH ANNUAL GOLF SCRAMBLE TO BENEFIT THE BURLEY FIRE DEPT.

BJ’s Sports Tavern in Burley will be hosting their 12th Annual Golf Scramble on Sunday July 14th at the River’s Edge Golf Course in Burley with tee time at 9:30a. All proceeds to go to the Burley Fire Departments Burnout Fund. The event is a good time with great food and prizes too!  Stop by BJ’s Sports Tavern and get your team signed up today, or sponsor a hole.

AUGUST 3RD – MAGIC VALLEY BEER FESTIVAL

Grab your friends and head down to the Twin Falls City Park on Saturday, August 3rd from 1p to 6p for the Magic Valley Beer Festival! There will be craft beer tasting with the Blue Lakes Rotary Club, earning money to make our community and our world a better place, primarily in 2019 Rising Stars and Twin Falls School District Education Foundation Endowment for Magic Valley High School. They will have live music, silent auction, food and more!  You must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid ID.  Last pour will be at 5:30pm

AUGUST 20TH – SHAYLON SHAFFER MEMORIAL GOLF SCRAMBLE AT RIVERS EDGE GOLF COURSE IN BURLEY

Coming up on August 20th, there will be a 4 person golf scramble in memory of Shaylon Shaffer at Rivers Edge Golf Course in Burley  to help raise proceeds for suicide awareness and diabetes awareness, proceeds raised will stay in our area and donated to suicide awareness and diabetes awareness. For more information and to sign up contact Chad Wilkinson at 208-650-1853

 

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