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NOVEMBER 21ST – MINIDOKA COUNTY 4-H DRIVE THRU AWARDS CEREMONY

All Minidoka County 4-H families are invited to recognize the accomplishments of Minidoka County 4-H youth and volunteers with a Drive Thru 4 H Awards celebration on Saturday, November 21st from 1pm to 3pm! This unique drive-thru format will feature multiple “stops” along the way. Families are encouraged to decorate your vehicles before you come to show your 4-H spirit!

 

NOVEMBER 21ST – MUSTARD SEED THRIFT AND RESALE – FEED MY SHEEP EVENT

Every third Saturday of each month the Mustard Seed Thrift and Resale hosts their Feed My Sheep event. Feed My Sheep is a monthly Saturday meal ministry 11a to 1 p.m. at the Mustard Seed in downtown Twin Falls, Idaho. Help provide a weekend meal for the hungry. All food is provided. To sign up please email Ascension of Twin Falls Church at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

NOVEMBER 25th  – GOLDEN HERITAGE SENIOR CENTER IN BURLEY PRE-THANKSGIVING DINNER

The Golden Heritage Senior Center in Burley will be hosting their pre Thanksgiving day dinner on November 25th from 4pm to 6pm at the center located at 2421 Overland Ave; this is a free-will donation dinner that will be drive through and pick up only due to COVID. Please call 208-878-8646 to reserve your dinner by Tuesday, November 24th. They are still in need of donations of green beans, fruit, rolls, stuffing, coffee and powdered hot chocolate. Please call the senior center if you can help.

 

NOVEMBER 2TH – RIVER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP IN TWIN FALLS FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER

On Wednesday, November 25th the River Christian Fellowship in Twin Falls will host their community Thanksgiving Dinner that strives to provide a warm and inviting meal for the Thanksgiving holiday to the community and surrounding areas so no one dines alone. In order to provide enough food for everyone, PLEASE RSVP to the church office at 208-733-3133. The River Christian Fellowship Church is located at 4002 North 3300 East in Twin Falls.

 

NOVEMBER 26TH – RUPERT ELKS LODGE ANNUAL FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER

The Rupert Elks Lodge will be hosting their Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner this year on Thursday, November 26th; however they will be doing only drive through and delivery options for those who would like a delicious family Thanksgiving dinner this year.  If you would like a meal, please call the Rupert Elks Lodge at 208-436-6852 to get your name on the list by November 20th, and let them know if you’ll be going through the drive through or are requesting a delivery. The lodge will also be offering complete family of 4 meal for a suggested donation of $50 and family of 8 meals for a suggestion donation of $75; comes with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, roll and dessert!  If you want you can also purchase a fully cooked turkey for just $25. Again, please call the lodge by November 20th to get your order in!  All donations to support local charities to include the Rupert Elks Lodge #2106.

 

NOVEMBER 26TH – 15TH ANNUAL MINI-CASSIA TURKEY TROT AT WEST MINICO MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Mini-Cassia Turkey Trot is a local 5k fun run/walk held on Thanksgiving Day. November 2020 marks their 15th anniversary race. This year the Mini-Cassia Turkey Trot will start at 9am at West Minico Middle School.  If you would like to take part in this years event, you can get your registration packet by clicking on the link on their facebook page, stopping by West Minico Middle School between 1pm and 3pm or you can register the day of! www.raceentry.com/races/mini-cassia-turkey-trot/2020/register

 

NOVEMBER 27TH – RUPERT CHRISTMAS LIGHTING

Christmas City USA, better known as Rupert knows how to throw a party! The kick off with the Christmas Lighting will be on November 27th from 5 to 9 pm, lots of fun on the square with a chili feed to boot!  Santa will trip the switch @ 7pm, and then there are the fireworks!  Great events planned through the holiday season on the square.

 

NOVEMBER 27TH & 28TH- RUPERT CHRISTMAS MARKET

The Rupert Christmas Market will be open multiple dates. November 27th-28th and December 4th-5th. Fridays are open 5PM-9PM and Saturday are open 11AM-9PM. This year there will be over 25 vendors! Shop, eat, mingle, and make memories with the ones you love. Wander through quaint market shops in search of sweet and savory treats, personalized gifts, exclusive décor and toys. The Christmas Market is perfect to get ahead of holiday shopping, and support local business! 

 

NOVEMBER 27TH – GOODING ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

This City of Gooding will be hosting their  annual Christmas Tree Lighting at The Elmwood Cemetery. They will have hot cocoa around fire pits and a Toys for Tots donation box. Tree will be light at 6:00pm. Come join in with our community in honoring loved ones this Christmas season. Someone will be available all day to help hang ornaments and take donations.

They remain optimistic that they will be able to gather, however, if things change they will adapt.

 

DECEMBER 3RD – 4TH – GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH DRIVE THRU LIVE NATIVITY

Grace Community Church is Rupert is hosting a Drive Thru Live Nativity this year on December 3rd and 4th from 6pm to 8:30 both evenings. This drive-thru experience brings the Christmas story to life. Experience the story of the birth of Jesus in a way you never have before. Load the family into your car and come to the Grace Church located at 100 N. Meridian in Rupert. You will love the costumed characters, live animals, music, and so much more! Spend some time away from the busy demands of Christmas and focus on the real reason for this glorious season.

 

DECEMBER 4TH – DOWNTOWN TWIN FALLS – FIRST FRIDAY

Shop Local, Support Small, Think Big!!  Gather up all your friends & head downtown Twin Falls between 5pm and 8pm on Friday, December 4th for a fun evening full of shopping, food, & drinks! Enjoy music throughout the different restaurants and get exclusive discounts to participating downtown businesses! **Purchases made that night will get you an awesome collaborative coupon card!

 

DECEMBER 4TH – BURLEY AREA MERCHANTS ASSN – HOLIDAY LIGHTED PARADE

The City of Burley along with the Burley Area Merchants Association will host its annual Lighted parade Monday – December 7th. Although there won’t be a gathering at the park, Santa will still arrive to turn on the lights which will give us all a whole bunch of hope. Call Sonya Moon at 208.670.2408. Entries must be in by December 4th.  

 

DECEMBER 4TH – MINIDOKA COUNTY UI EXTENSION ZOOM PRESSURE COOKING CLASS

With everything seeming to be cancelled again, let's not let that put a damper on our Holiday Cheer. Please join Beck Hutchings for a fun upcoming Holiday themed electric pressure cooker class. Learn how to make Hot Chocolate Bombs - using the electric pressure cooker as a double boiler (if you do not have an electric pressure cooker, please feel free to still join us as you can melt your chocolate in the microwave).


  • Location: ZOOM (A ZOOM link will emailed out o nce registration is complete)
    Cost: $5.00 (This cost includes the Live class, recipe handouts, and specially designed gift tag printable, in case you would like to give the bombs as gifts).
    To Sign Up: Call (208) 436-7184 or email Carin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Class needs to be paid in advance to secure spot.

 

DECEMBER 4TH & 5TH – HISTORIC WILSON THEATER MOVIE – A YEAR WITHOUT SANTA CLAUS

Come and enjoy the best time of year at the Historic Wilson Theatre. They will be showing the movie, “A Year without a Santa Claus” Every ticket includes, ice skating at the rink in the plaza, cookies and milk, time with Santa, a fun kids craft, reindeer games, and a horse drawn carriage ride, plus a showing of “A Year without a Santa Claus” Join in on our SNOW FLAKE CONTEST, make a snowflake and bring it into the Theatre before the event and try to find it. The BEST snowflakes will receive a PRIZE!

They will be doing a COLORING CONTEST, download the FREE pdf online at www.historicwilsontheatre.com or to the Theatre to pick one up, and color it the best you can and bring it into the Theatre to submit it to win a CASH PRIZE!! MOVIE TIMES: Friday Night- 7:00 and 8:00 Saturday Matinee- 2:00 and 3:00 Saturday Night- 7:00 and 8:00 CONCESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

 

DECEMBER 5TH – DRIVE THRU CHRISTMAS VILLAGE AT THE TWIN FALLS CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

Get into the Christmas spirit and drive through and experience the joy of this season with the Twin Falls Church of the Nazarene at 1231 Washington Street North on Saturday, December 5th from 2pm to 4pm! There will be Selfies with Santa, cookies and milk, live nativity and a gift for every child (while supplies last), and more! All from the safety of your car!

 

DECEMBER 5TH – JEROME CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT COATS FOR KIDS GIVEAWAY

On December 5th the Jerome City Firefighters will be handing out coats for kids at 110 West Yakima (Fire station 2). They will have a drive thru option along with a walk up option. They will start the event at 12:00 pm and go to 8:00 pm or until all the coats have been handed out which ever happens first.

 

DECEMBER 8TH – BAR J WRANGLERS AT THE WILSON THEATER

The Bar J Wranglers will be at the Historic Wilson Theatre December 8th, 7:30 pm, for a Christmas concert! You can get tickets online, by phone 208-436-2787 or in the Wilson Theatre office. historicwilsontheatre.com

 

DECEMBER 12TH – MINI-CASSIA SCOUTING FOOD DRIVE FUNDRAISER

On December 12th the Mini Cassia Scouting for food Drive will be going on at 4 locations. In Burley you can stop by canned goods and non-perishable food items to the troops at Stoke’s or Smith’s from 9a-12p, and South Central Community Action 9a- 2p and in Rupert at Ridley's 9a-12p. If you’d like more information contact Jeremy Brown at 208-731-6420

 

DECEMBER 19TH – GRANDMA & GRANDPA CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE MINIDOKA CO SENIOR CENTER

The Minidoka County Senior Center will be hosting their Grandma & Grandpa Christmas Party on Saturday, December 19th from 6pm to 9pm at the senior center. Please be sure to let your kids, grandkids and grownup kids know about the party! Same as before - bring a BIG potluck dish, a gift for your child for the gift exchange and an adult gift IF you want to take part in the gift exchange. It's always a lot of fun!!!!! For more information call the senior center at 208-436-9107

 

JANUARY 23RD – MINI-CASSIA DUCKS UNLIMITED FALL DINNER AT THE BURLEY BEST WESTERN

Join Mini-Cassia Duck’s Unlimited on Saturday, January 23rd at 6pm at the Burley Best Western Convention Center for a fun event for a great cause, wetlands conservation. The Mini-Cassia Duck’s Unlimited Fall Dinner is open to the public and a prize drawing for New Attendees. Tickets and details at www.idahodu.org or call (208) 431-5227

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