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FEBRUARY 20TH – MINI-CASSIA SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MEETING

Mini-Cassia Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Support, Corporation, PAUSE, formerly known as SPAN, will hold its first meeting at Perkins Restaurant in North Burley in the North Dining Room. Members to serve on various committees are needed. Please plan to attend and help us address the growing problem of suicide in our community. For more information contact Chuck Driscoll at 208-678-3599

FEBRUARY 21ST – 22ND – 2019 IDAHO HAY & FORAGE CONFERENCE AT THE BURLEY BEST WESTERN

The 2019 Idaho Hay and Forage Conference and Annual Meeting is coming up February 21st and 22nd at the Burley Best Western, This annual event is jointly presented by University of Idaho Extension and Idaho Hay and Forage Association. Many topics will be discussed to include soil management, forage economics and outlook, technology and pest management. Registration will begin at 7am on February 21st at the Burley Best Western, for more information go to http://www.idahohay.com/

FEBRUARY 22ND – TWIN FALLS ROTARY MARTINI TASTING & MASQUERADE BALL FUNDRAISER

The Twin Falls Rotary will be hosting a Martini Tasting & Masquerade Ball at the Turf Club on February 22nd. This year's theme will be a Red Carpet Masquerade Ball.  Guests will dress according to theme (including masks), sample martinis to vote on their favorites. In addition to the fabulous martini tasting, Appetizers are provided with a chocolate fountain for a sweet finish. Live music provided by Bret Welty will keep the crowd rocking and dancing. The money raised will be used for community needs. Ticket $25 for singles $40 for couples and can be purchased from any Twin Falls Rotary member. Must be 21 or older to attend.

FEBRUARY 22ND – BILINGUAL FAMILY OUT REACH HOSTED BY MINIDOKA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

On Friday evening February 22nd from 5p to 8p the Minidoka County School District will be hosting a Bilingual Family Outreach session at the Minidoka Co. School District Office located at 310 10th Street in Rupert. Topics discussed will cover mental health of adolescents, bullying and how to help your student, the upcoming bond election and the Boise State University CAMP program.  Childcare for children ages 3 and older will be offered, door prizes and a potluck dinner!  For more information contact Jamie Garza at the school district office at
208-436-4727 ext 1153

FEBRUARY 22ND –  CSI CHAMPIONS RODEO TEAM’S ANNUAL ROUGH STOCK SCHOOL

CSI Rodeo Team's annual rough stock school featuring instruction in Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, and Bull Riding. Open to all ages and experience levels.  Instruction includes videos, ground work, bucking machines, and live animals.  Instructors include:  Kelly Wardell-4 time NFR Qualifier & CSI Rodeo Team Rough Stock Coach, Jess Martin--4 time NFR Qualifier, Gary Leffew-PRCA World Champion and Hall of Famer.   Call or email Steve Birnie for information or a registration form.  208-732-6620.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FEB 23RD – COMING TOGETHER FOR ALEX BENFIT CONCERT AT WHISKEY CREEK SALOON & GRILL IN TWIN FALLS

On January 7th, 2019, 9 year old Alex Flores of Wendell was struck by a triple tractor-trailer loaded with hay while crossing the street. He and his family are in need of our Help!  So on Saturday, February 23rd there will be a benefit concert for Alex at Whiskey Creek Saloon and Grill in Wendell from 7pm to close.  They will have live music, a silent auction, giveaways and donations at the door. If you have items you would like to donate please contact Johnny or Heather at Whiskey Creek, Jenn Ramirez (FB) or Kellie Dains Mulligan.

FEB 23RD – MINI-CASSIA LINCOLN DAYs LUNCHEON 2019

Everyone is invited to the Mini-Cassia Lincoln Days Luncheon of 2019 at Morey’s Steakhouse and Events Center from 11am till 2pm. Enjoy a delicious lunch, fundraiser auction and mingle with a number of local and state elected officials who will be in attendance. This is a great opportunity to meet and greet those who work hard to serve the citizens of Mini-Cassia and the State of Idaho. Tickets are on sale now for $25/person.

FEBRUARY 25TH – JEROME COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING

February 25, 2019 the Jerome County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing to take comment on TEXT AMENDMENTS being proposed to Chapter 14 Land Division, affecting Chapter 8, and Chapter 11 Flood Plain, affecting Chapters 2 and 19 of the Jerome County Zoning Ordinance. The proposed amendment to Chapters 14 and 8 will redefine the term “Original Parcel” by changing the date of reference from March 11, 1985 to September 29, 2008. The proposed amendment for Chapter 11 will rescind the entire chapter, affecting Chapter 2 by removing all definitions pertaining only to Chapter 11 and by adding text to Chapter 19 to define the “Flood Plain Development Permit” and the requirements for obtaining the permit. The hearing will be held at 7:30 pm in the Jack Nelsen Conference Room of the Jerome County Courthouse, 300 North Lincoln, Room 306, Jerome, Idaho.

FEBRUARY 26TH – TFHS ATHLETIC DEPT FUNDRAISER – WITH SUN VALLEY PERFORMER JOE CANNON

On Tuesday, February 26th, the Twin Falls High School Student Body is hosting a fundraiser featuring Sun Valley musician and impressionist Joe Cannon and impressionist, at 7pm in the Roper Auditorium . The proceeds will go towards TFHS' athletic department and the student council. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from Twin Falls High School Student Council members, or at the door.  For more information call David Fedaie 208-293-7424

FEB 27TH – MARCH 14TH  – PARENTING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC WITH MINIDOKA CO. SCHOOL DISTRICT

Minidoka School District will offer two more sessions of "Parenting with Love & Logic". The next session will be held at Feb 27-March 14 at Mt. Harrison High School on Wed & Thursdays. Cost is $15 pp or $20 a couple. Sign up now for this informative and powerful tool for positive parenting using the love & logic way.  Call Sylvia Lujan at 208.436.4728 ext 1152 to register.

FEBRUARY 28TH – FREE COMMUNITY DIABETES EDUCTION CLASS IN GLENNS FERRY

Join North Canyon Medical Center diabetes education staff at a one day course on self-cares for diabetes.  The class is for people with type 2 diabetes who would like to learn more about living well.  Class topics include:  What is diabetes, eating well, keeping active, sick and stress related to diabetes and reducing the long term affects of diabetes. They will be offering free home blood sugar meters. Reserve your seat by calling 208-934-9886. Lunch will be served to participants.  Participants are welcome to bring a guest

FEBRUARY 28TH – MANNY SCOTTY, FREEDOM WRITER, TO SPEAK AT JEROME HIGH SCHOOL

An original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part in the 2007 hit movie, Freedom Writers, Manny Scott will speak at the Jerome High School Auditorium from 6p to 7pm on Thursday, February 28th.. On the road up to 300 days per year for the last two decades, Manny Scott is on a mission.  The Jerome School District invites you to come and hear Mr. Scott’s message of hope and learn how we can work together to support the youth of our community. For more information contact Janet Avery at the Jerome County School District at 20-324-2392

MARCH 1ST – TWIN FALLS OPTIMIST CLUB – LOST WAGES CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER AT CANYON CREST

Mark your calendar to have a fun Friday Night, March 1st from 7p to 10p with the Twin Falls Optimist Club as they host a Lost Wages Casino Night Fundraiser at Canyon Crest Dining and Events Center! Its an evening of fun, casino style games, raffles, silent auctions, food, beverages and fantastic prizes!  Tickets are $25 each for $40 for two, purchase your tickets on line at www.twinfallsoptimistclub.com or at the door!

MARCH 9TH – END IT NOW SEMINAR

A FREE 2-hour Educational Seminar called “End It Now” will be presented in Twin Falls, on Saturday, March 9 for people who are interested in becoming better informed on Domestic Violence and Abuse. Participants will learn what abuse is and what it is NOT; the warning signs of potential abuse before it happens; and what to do to help keep themselves or someone they know safe.  The seminar is FREE, but space is limited, so REGISTERATION IS REQUIRED to be assured a seat. It is open to men, women and teens (ages 12-17) who are accompanied by an adult. TO REGISTER, or for more information phone 208 734-6288 any day between 9 am and 9 pm.

The time and place of the seminar will be released to registrants only.

MARCH 16TH – ST NICHOLAS ANNUAL BASQUE DINNER AT THE RUPERT ELKS

The Annual St Nicholas Basque Dinner and Auction will be hosted at the Rupert Elks on Saturday, March 16th; a delicious traditional Basque lamb dinner will be served from 6:30p to 8p with the auction beginning at 8:30p as well as raffle prizes to win. Live music will be provided by Triple Shot! Tickets are available for purchase from St. Nicholas Catholic School, or at the door and are $25 each, or just for the dance is $5. For more information contact St. Nicholas Catholic School at 208-436-6320

MARCH 15TH- 17TH – CENTRAL IDAHO DISTRICT 4-H AMBASSADOR RETREAT IN ALBION

Central Idaho District 4-H Ambassador Retreat will be held in Albion March 15th – 17th; the retreats are geared for younger teens (seventh grade or older). Workshops focus on life skills with a yearly theme (Head, Heart, Hands or Health). The cost is $60 and includes lodging, meals and workshop fees.  For more information and to purchase tickets

https://www.uidaho.edu/extension/4h/events/ambassador-retreats?fbclid=IwAR0aZ9vD-MCXZAr6h9xMU3970bqRDTFz2PFutundrqXSXBT9O80awJSDXno

APRIL 11TH – 3rd ANNUAL DESSERT FOR DOGS TO BENEFIT MINIDOKA JOINT POWERS ANIMAL CONTROL SHELTER

The 3rd 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 11th 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!  
  • 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.

 

ON GOING EVENTS

 

WINGS FOR HERO’S IDAHO – CONTINUAL FUNDING

The goal at Wings For Hero's of Idaho is to help generate revenue to allow  vets of all types of services, and first responders out hunting and fishing. The therapeutic relief that is provided by being outdoors is unrivaled by modern  medicine. Their goal is to help even if its only one person to find relief from the struggles of an injury visible or not, by taking them out to have fun in the wilderness . Not all contributions need be monetary they are looking for land owners that will allow access to hunting lands and clothing for cold weather such as coats, waders, gloves, head wear, blinds, decoys, etc., and volunteers that can help raise funds and organize events . If you think you may be able to help it's easy just contact Kenneth Sartin at 2082932907, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or facebook Wings for Hero's of Idaho

ADULTING 101 – EVERY THURSDAY AT THE DEMARY MEMORIAL LIBRARY IN RUPERT

The Rupert DeMary Memorial Library is offering a free series of workshops to people age 15 to 90 to learn life skills. Adulting 101 will be held each week at 4 p.m. on Thursdays at the library, 417 7th St. The library is working with banks, businesses and other resources to provide the information during the classes.

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