2016 Calendar (July 2016 thru Jan 2017)

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An old-fashioned Parade, Celebration, and hometown Rodeo during White Bird Days on Father’s Day weekend in mid-June is always wildly popular. Other fun, family events range from a Sausage Feed in March, to Art Shows & Sales, Chili Cook-Offs, and more.  Check this page for contact information about our events and family festivals occurring throughout the year in White Bird, Idaho.

Community events and festivals occur frequently in White Bird, Idaho, and in addition to the annual Festival & Parade in mid June, range from trap shoots, to Easter Egg Hunts, bike rides, a Halloween youth party, the Rebekah Turkey Dinner, and Christmas programs….there’s a lot going on in this small town in north central Idaho.

Horse and Carriage in Kiddies Parade

July 2016


Grangeville Farmers’ (GFM) Market; Saturdays from 9-1, July 2 through September 24th .
Local, fresh, produce at Pioneer Park on Main Street.  Also holding market during the four, Thursday, “Music in the Park”, concerts.


Gran Grangeville rodeo geville Border Days – July 1st thru 4th

Rodeos July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Parades on
July 2nd (at 2 pm), 3rd (at 2 pm), and 4th (at 11 am)

Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo since 1912.  This is the 105th year.  For more, detailed information, click here .

  • Parades all three days; “Home Sweet Home” theme
  • Royalty:  Queen Maggie Chmelik and Princess Hailey Russell
  • Grand Marshal, local rancher, Wayne James
  • Cowboy breakfast
  • Street sports
  • Toy scramble
  • Camas Prairie Cruisers Car Show on Sunday, July 3rd
  • Firecracker Fun Run
  • Walking tacos; strawberry shortcake
  • Art in the Park
  • Hole in the Wall Art Show sponsored by Central Idaho Art Association
  • Fireworks

Winchester Days Celebration and Rodeo

Celebration begins July 1st at 6 PM. Rodeos at 2 PM on July 2nd & 3rd at the Rodeo Grounds on Benedict Rd.,  “Arena in the Pines”.
Cowboy breakfast and Cowboy Church on July 2nd .  Fireworks over the lake and music at the rodeo grounds.  Great family event…
You can call this number for specifics, 208.924.5767


Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, July 7th , 12:30 PM, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


Nezperce 34th Annual Prairie Days, Friday, July 8th , and Saturday, July 9th

“Let’s Celebrate in the Park”  (for a complete schedule of events, visit the Nezperce webpage )
Breakfast, Pulled Pork Dinner, Ice Cream Social, Fun Run/Walk, Kiddies’ Parade, Kids’ Races & Games, Side Walk Chalk Art Contest
Prairie Day Parade, Bingo, Fireman Challenge, Co-ed Softball Tournament, Live Music, Street Dance, and more…

“Music in the Park” , Grangeville City Park

At 6 PM , Thursday evenings, in the City Park; bring your chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and enjoy the evening.
This year features local area artists.

Concerts are FREE, but a donation will help pay for entertainment costs.

July 14, 21, 28; August 4th – In conjunction with Grangeville Arts, these musical groups will perform in this Summer Concert Series.

July 14th – Chad Bramlet Band from Lewiston (country); July 21st – Vintage Youth from Grangeville (“little bit of everything band”); July 28th – Phoenix 99 from Moscow (blues); August 4th – Josh Crosby from Kooskia (country)


Stites Days Celebration, Saturday, July 9th , and Sunday, July 10th

Parade, Pancake Breakfast, Bar-B-Q lunch, Tacos, Fun Run, Horseshoe Competition, Raft Race, Live Music.
Benefit Auction, Benefit Raffle, Kids’ Games, Duck Races.  Non-food vendor and game booths.   Sunday events include two church services.
Fun for the whole family.


13th Annual Show and Shine; Orofino’s Premier Old Fashioned Car Show!

Friday, July 15th , and Saturday, July 16th , at the Orofino City Park; billed as the “Hottest Little Show in Idaho”.
Visit for more information.


Clearwater-Elk City Wagon Road Celebration (25th year), Saturday, July 16th , and Sunday, July 17th

The Clearwater to Elk City Wagon Road Celebration is a historical trip down the wagon road where supplies were hauled to the gold fields in the Elk City area beginning in 1895.   Activities include a parade, museum, quilt show, vendors, lunch, raffles, historical presentation, old-time gospel hour.  Parade entrants and vendors contact Susanne Smith, 926-4278.  (The Wagon Road Museum is located in Clearwater in the Grange Hall.  It tells the story of the early pioneers in this area and how the supplies were hauled to the Elk City area gold mines.  The museum will be open all weekend!) for a very interesting article about this famous wagon road by the Department of Agriculture.


SummerFest 2016,  Classical & Pops Music Festival

A week-long festival of classical chamber music and pops concerts held at several venues, presented by McCall Music Society.  Let your eyes take in the beautiful scenery on your drive down to McCall, and then let your ears enjoy the wonderful music!!!  More information , or call 208.315.0905.


HSN! , Hot Summer Nights, Riggins, Idaho;  Fri., July 22 , 4-11 p.m. and Sat., July 23 , 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

  • Great entertainment; Family Fun
  • Famous Talent Show; car show;  50’s/60’s/70’s dance; live music with the Chancellors on Saturday night, the 23rd , from 9 PM to midnight.
  • Sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce
  • Joaquin & Verna Lowe & Dave playing from 7:00 to 8:30 on Saturday night
  • Water slide, games, Face Painting, Beer Garden & Food Booth
  • For specific details, visit this webpage .


WBARD (White Bird Area Recreation District) Community Breakfast Potluck discontinued until Fall; watch for dates/times to be posted.

Be sure to check out the WBARD’s new website,

August 2016


Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, August 4th , 12:30 PM, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


63rd Annual Kooskia Days Celebration, August 5th, 6th, and 7th

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast ~ Fun Run ~ Parade ~ Kiddie Activities ~ 3 on 3 Basketball ~ Show & Shine
~ Beer Garden ~ Street Dance with The Crawford Graham Band
FREE VENDOR BOOTHS!!! Artisans, craftsmen, vendors, and organizations are welcome to set up for FREE during Kooskia Days.
For more information, visit the Greater Kooskia Chamber Facebook page or call 208.553.2106 or 208.935.5680.  For vendor information, click here .


24th Raspberry Festival at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Sunday, August 7th , 9 am to 4 pm

A fun filled day for the entire family , this annual event is for the benefit of the Historical Museum .

  • The food menu includes a pancake breakfast, grilled hamburgers, BBQ beef sandwiches, raspberry shortcake (and other yummy raspberry items)
  • Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Fun Run & Walk
  • Art Show ( new this year !)
  • Car Show
  • Chapel tours and Museum visits
  • Live music and a kids’ carnival
  • For additional information, call 208.962.5053 or 208.962.5052
  • For a complete event schedule,


Idaho County Fair, Cottonwood Fairgrounds, Wednesday, August 17th , through Saturday, August 20th
Come to the Fair

“There’s No Place Like Home”.  Bring the family to this fun-filled event.
Enjoy the animals, the displays, and share the day with friends.
More specific information for each day will be available soon at the Idaho County Fair website .

September 2016


Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, September 1st , noon, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

2nd, 3rd, 4th

80th annual Kamiah Barbecue Days, Labor Day Weekend, September 2, 3, and 4 .

Head on over to Kamiah for Barbecue Days.  A nice way to celebrate this holiday weekend.
Enjoy the Grand Main Street Parade.  Vendors, arts and crafts show.  Auction…Fine food.
BBQ Fun Run, Walk and Roll (proceeds from this event support the Kamiah Marshal Drug Dog training).
Applications for the parade and for vendors are available here .

In conjunction with Kamiah BBQ Days, the CIAA (Central Idaho Art Association) Art Walk will have displays throughout the town from Monday, August 29th to Saturday, September 3rd.  Featured artists include White Bird’s own Kathryn Van Acker!!



Gun Show, Saturday and Sunday, September 10th and 11th , Hoot’s Café!

Lots to see at this fine gun show. Hoot’s Café.   Saturday, 9-5 and Sunday, 9-3.  Admission $4 at the door.  For further details, call 509-595-7468 or email cliffsguns@gmail.com.

Bake Sale

Bake Sale/Fundraiser
on Saturday only (during the Gun Show) from 8 AM – Noon.  You’ll have an opportunity to purchase and taste delicious baked goods from the White Bird Library Volunteers.  Please support the library and buy a baked item.  Pies, cakes, muffins, cookies; all delightful.


Clean Up Paint Up Fix Up Day, September 12th , White Bird City Hall

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Won’t you join in?  Volunteers from the American Legion Post 152 will be painting City Hall at 7:00 am.  (Thanks to Sherwin Williams in Lewiston for the paint donation.)  This is the start of a larger project entitled “ Proud to Live in White Bird “, with various, continued improvements coming in the future.  Come on down on September 12th and help out.  The contribution of your time (or a donation) would be greatly appreciated.


69th Annual Clearwater County Fair and Lumberjack Days, Orofino, September 15-18

September 15 at 8:00 AM to September 18 at 11:00 AM in PDT. “It’s the Time of Your Life”. A great family event featuring a Carnival, Kiddie Parade, Main Parade, and a Lumberjack Competition.  For a full schedule of events, go to the or click here .  Some of the events:

  • Skidding and Truck Driving Competition
  • Horse Pull Contest
  • OCI Auction (OCI=Orofino Celebrations Inc)
  • OCI Log Show & Contest


American Legion Post 152 fundraiser, City Park, September 17th , 2 PM

American Flag Star by GDJ A group of people is very interested in reestablishing Post #152.  There will be a fundraiser in City Park on September 17th at 2 PM.  Please come and get acquainted.  Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available.  (Donations are appreciated.)  After this initial get-together, there are plans to have follow-up meetings and breakfasts. Contact Homer Brown , 839-2519, for more details.  This is from the Legion’s website: “The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans’ organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.”

Rattle the Canyon Music Festival, Riggins, September 17th

This is the first “Rattle the Canyon Music Festival”.  Featured artists: Ruff Kutt, Lucky Tongue, and Jeff Cosby and the Refugees. Held in the Riggins City Park, 12 PM – 11 PM (MT). For more information, contact the Salmon River Chamber.


Canyon House Fall Clearance Sale, Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th

Burst Navy sale left navy clip art Out with the old, and in with the new!  Shop during regular store hours.  Featuring 10-60% off.  Be sure to check out their antiques and vintage furniture.  Stop and Shop and Save…


White Bird Medical & Relief Fundraiser Cook-off, Saturday, September 24th

•  Raffle and Side Dish Cook-off
•  Location – Silver Dollar Bar
•  BBQ ribs provided
•  Contest for the best side dish in these categories: baked beans, potato salad, or pasta salad. There will be a first place prize for each of the 3 sub-divisions. You can make your dish at home! Judging at noon, and then it’s chow time.
•  Raffle tickets are available at Red’s, the Silver Dollar, Grangeville Flower, and B & B Bargain. 1st place is a Ruger 30.06 with Vortex scope and shoulder strap (can be seen at B & B). 2nd place is a Sportsman package. (The Sportsman package is for Idaho residents only; an out-of-state winner will receive a gift certificate.) Drawing for the lucky winner to take place at the rib feast…NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.

Congratulations to Cook-Off Winners:
Baked Beans:                        Dot McCulley
Potato Salad:                        Millie Robinett
Macaroni Salad:                    Faith Witzel
Ruger 30.06 Raffle Winner:   Randy Latimer
Idaho Sportsman Package:    Rosa Abbott Richards

Quilt Guild 10th Biennial Quilt Show, September 24th and 25th , Grangeville

Attention quilters!!!  Guilt show at Grangeville Elementary Middle School cafeteria/old gym, Saturday the 24th (10 am – 5 pm), and Sunday the 25th (11 am – 4 pm).  Admission is $3.  There will be vendors, jar raffles, and a general store.  Lunch will be available for purchase as a 4-H fundraiser.  Home Grown Quilts and Quilt Treasures both have affle tickets ($1/one or $5/6) or entry forms.


Flea and Free Market at Swiftwater RV Park

Place:  Swiftwater RV Park.  Time:  10 am until noon.  Stop on by Swiftwater to see the many, exciting items .  (The vintage trailers will be back.)  Call Anna, 839.2700, for more information or if you would like to set up a booth.

October 2016


Salmon River Art Guild – Fall Art Show/Sale/Silent Auction – October 1st and 2nd

Join the Guild at the Community Center in Riggins on Saturday, October 1st , from 9-5 PM ( MDT ) and on Sunday, October 2nd , from 9-3 PM ( MDT ).  This is always a great show.  And this year’s judge is very popular artist, Valeria Yost.   New this year is a Gift Shop where smaller items may be purchased.  More information is available on the Guild’s Facebook page/SRAG.idaho or by clicking here .


Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, October 6th , noon, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

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Old Time Fiddlers at Hoot’s Café, October 7th and October 8th

The fiddlers are back!!! Friday and Saturday, October 7-8 ; all day, each day.  Are you musical?  Or do you enjoy listening to good music?  Or both? Stop on by and join the fun.


Oktoberfest 2016, Grangeville, October 8th , 9 AM to 10 PM

The end of summer and the beginning of fall…Plans are in the making by the Merchants Association of Grangeville for an Oktofest Celebration on October 8th .  More information is forthcoming, but this will be a family-oriented event with lots of fun activities.  To sign up, call Nancy, 983-0583, or Melinda, 983.1544.  Some activities planned include:

  • Flamingo Fun Run
  • street dance featuring Vintage Youth performing in Heritage Square
  • races, including a unicycle race, tricycle race, pogo stick race
  • music and dancing
  • face painting, balloon animals
  • craft and food vendors
  • scavenger hunt and scarecrow contect
  • farmers’ market


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Quilt and Craft Fair, Riggins

The Pi ne hurst Quilters will hold their annual Craft & Quilt Auction on October 22nd .  Preview time is at noon, with the auction starting at 1 PM (MT).  Riggins Community Center.  For further information, contact Laurie Blackner, 628.3642.


Halloween Party at IOOF Hall, October 29th , 6 PM; also Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Party at WBARD (earlier in the day)

The IOOF Hall is the place to be on October 29th for lots of fun activities.  There will be a Costume Contest (by age groups), the popular Cake Walk (donations gratefully accepted), and lots of games and prizes, and refreshments.  The time is 6 PM .  Contact Darla for information or to help with the proceedings, 839.2205.

Also on the 29th (in the afternoon) is the Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Party at the White Bird Area Recreation District .  Children have been growing pumpkins, and the final measurements will be made and the winners announced.  Then the fun begins with the Carving/Decorating contest.  The Carving/Decorating contest can be a pumpkin you buy, have grown yourself, or there will be a few on hand for the kids.  There will be several different judging categories; one by age of the child, and secondly, painted or carved.  Adults who like to carve?  Come and join us!  There will be a category for you as well.  Call Brenda Heckman, 839.2303, or Charlotte Sickels, 839-2653, to have any questions answered.

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White Bird Area Recreation District
will host an Open House from 1-5 PM .  Board Members will be present to answer any questions you may have.  September marked the one year anniversary for the WBARD!!!  This is an opportunity to see what has been done and what is planned for the future.  Cake, coffee, water, and punch will be served.

for the Adults

Dress up and join the party at the Silver Dollar.  Prizes awarded for best costumes.  Ghouls Rule!!!  Call 839.2293.

Cribbage Tourney begins October 29th

This annual tournament begins at 2 PM on the 29th.  Everyone is invited to the Silver Dollar Bar to participate.  Meet some new friends and demonstrate  your card skills!!!  The tourney runs every Saturday until April.  Call 839.2293 for more information.

17th Annual Fall Lecture Series, Historical Museum at St. Gertrude’s

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Each Thursday during October a lecture is presented on the history of our region and/or topics of interest to the local public.  Lectures begin at 7 PM in the Johanna Room at the Spirit Center, Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood.   (A more detailed description of each lecture can be found here .)  These lectures are free and light refreshments are provided. Contact:  208.962.2054.

October 6
Marc Entze: “Camas Prairie Railroad”
October 13 Ivar Nelson and Patricia Hart, “The CCC in Idaho: Building Our State/Supporting People in Hard Times”
October 20 Keith Petersen and Sr. Mary Marge Goeckner: “History of the Benedictine Sisters of Idaho” (two lectures, at 3 PM and 7 PM; note: held at the Museum)
October 27 Doug and Phyllis Tims: Merciless Eden — A History of Campbell’s Ferry Ranch

November 2016


Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, November 3rd , noon , at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


Daylight Saving Time Ends

DST ends on Sunday, November 6 , at 2 AM .  Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour.


Election 2016, Tuesday, November 8

Remember to exercise your right to vote.  See you at the polls!!!
“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”      Larry J. Sabato, Pendulum Swing


US Capitol Christmas Tree in Grangeville, Wednesday, November 9th
Instant Art Printable – Glorious Giant Christmas Tree – Botanical

This year’s US Capitol Christmas tree, an 800 foot Engelmann spruce, is from the Payette National Forest .  On its journey to Washington, D.C., the tree will stop in 30 different communities.  Grangeville is one of them!  You will have an opportunity to see this magnificent tree at the Grangeville Air Center on November 9th from 3-5 PM .  Refreshments are available (holiday cookies and hot cocoa), ornament making will take place, and I hear that Santa will be present–after he parachutes from the sky!!!


Veterans Day, November 11
Thank a Veteran for his/her service.


Rebekah Thanksgiving Dinner – Sunday, November 13th

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Everyone looks forward to this yearly event. Good food, good company.  Turkey and all the trimmings.  Everything is delicious and at a very reasonable price! Bingo starts at 10 AM ; dinner begins at 12 PM .  Join the festivities at the IOOF Hall on November 13 .

Winners of the raffle for a beautiful quilt, or a handmade rag rug, or some beautiful pillowcases will be drawn at the dinner.  Donations for this raffle support the Rebekah General Fund.  Tickets are still available at the Silver Dollar, the Sport Shop, Red’s River Café, the Canyon House, or from a Rebekah member.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.


Rifle and P istol Turkey Shoot, Saturday, November 19th #

Everyone is welcome on Saturday, November 19th , at the White Bird Gun Club.  Sight-in at 8 AM; competition at 9 AM.  (Times are PST).    Call Dave Cook, 628.3759, for more details.

Buy Local Gift Fair, November 19th , Cottonwood

A “Buy Local” gift fair will be held on Saturday, November 19 , from 10-4 at the Cottonwood Community Hall.  Open to the public.  Craft vendors, direct sales, soup and sweets.  For further details, call Megan Crea, 553.8431.


Happy Thanksgiving

Community Pot-luck, Thanksgiving Dinner

Join neighbors and friends on Thanksgiving Day at the Silver Dollar . Bring a dish to share. See you at noon !


White Bird Black Friday and “Small Business Saturday Sale” SBS ShopSmall Logo

Friday and Saturday, November 25th and 26th .  Think Big, Shop Small, Shop Local!

White Bird Antiques will be open 10-4 both days.
25% off Fenton glassware.
Look for other discounts storewide.

Canyon House will offer 10-50% off all gift items.
Open 8-5 .  You might win the door prize – one of those great gift baskets!  And enter to win a night in the vacation suite!

These two fine stores are right in your own “backyard.”  Join them for a day of shopping for unique gifts at discounted prices.  Find that special gift(s) without driving miles away and support our local merchants .


Christmas Bazaar Riggins Christmas Bazaar, November 26 , at the Community Center

Holiday shoppers!!!  The Riggins Christmas Bazaar is on November 26th at the Community Center, 121 S. Lodge Street, from 10 AM to 6 PM (Riggins is on Mountain Time).  More information is available by contacting Jacki Campbell at 628.3742 or emailing her at campbell.jacki@yahoo.com.  You may also visit for further details.

December 2016

Christmas Decorating Contest – Join the fun

Decorate the exterior of your home or business, in White Bird, to Slate Creek, up the Twin River subdivision, to Copperville (within the 83554 zip code). Prizes for the best decorations to be awarded at the “Winter Lights Parade” on December 17th .
Contact the Canyon House, 839.2777, if you would like to be included in the judging.
1.      White Bird Chamber – Dutch oven
2.      The Canyon House – Gift Basket
3.      The Rebekah Lodge 13 – Gift basket
4.      Red’s River Café – Gift Basket
5.      Medical & Relief – Gift Basket

Kids!  Write a letter to Santa! – Bring your letters to the White Bird City Hall “Santa’s Mail Box.” Santa will read your letters at the Dec. 17th Christmas in the Park Celebration .


Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, December 1st , noon , at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


20th Annual Beadwork Bazaar, Saturday, December 3rd

The Nez Perce National Historic Park is proud to announce this event.  Come to the Visitor Center, 39063 U.S. Highway 95, in Lapwai on December 3 from 9 AM to 3 PM .  You will see some beautiful beadwork made by Native craftsmen.  For more information call 208.843.7009.

Help Decorate White Bird, December 3rd , Saturday

Head on over to City Park around 11 AM to help decorate our town for the holidays.  It’s a great opportunity to meet and share with others while contributing to the community.

After decorating the town, join others for the White Bird Women’s Christmas Social at the IOOF Hall at 12:30 . Tea and coffee and soup will be provided. Bring a friend, cookies or an appetizer, and a Christmas ornament to put into the prize basket to be awarded at the parade (December 17).  Come join the fun, and visit with our White Bird Women. (If you like, bring a “RE-GIFT” type gift for a door prize (tickets will be handed out).  Live Holiday Music!!!


Jet Boater’s Winter Ball – In Riggins on Saturday , December 10 .

An opportunity for a fun-filled evening of food, dancing, and excellent food..and dress-up!!!

  • Hors d’Oeuvres, Dinner and Dance. $40 a person (note correction) .  Reservation Required.  Seating is limited.
  • No Host Cocktail Hour, 6 PM ; Dinner at 7 PM .  Prime Rib and Devil’s Shrimp.
  • Dance from 8:30 to midnight to the music of Joaquin & Verna and Dave.  Dance is open to the public, $10/person.
  • Riggins Community Center; 628.3322 or 628.3515 to make your reservations.
  • Please note:  Riggins is on Mountain Time.
  • This is a fundraiser for the Salmon River Jet Boat Race Fund.


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Christmas Sale Event, White Bird Antiques (Dec. 16th/17th) and Canyon House (Dec. 17th/18th)

Find that perfect Christmas present.  Browse among the many, unique gift items and collectibles.  Shop locally.  No crowds, great selection, sale prices!
White Bird Antiques will be open December 16th/17th , 10-4 , offering 25% off Fenton glassware.  Selected discounts throughout the store.
The Canyon House hours: December 17th, 8-5 ; December 18th, 10-4 .


White Bird “Lighted Christmas Parade”, Saturday, December 17th

  • White Bird “Lighted Christmas Parade” will be coming down the hill into town at 6:00 PM .
  • Parade lineup is at 5:00 PM at the top of the hill pullout.
  • Contact Carrie Marek 208.507.2120 or 839.2500 to join the parade.
  • Chili/Cornbread and Hot Cocoa in the Park, sponsored by White Bird Chamber.
  • Hot Dogs , sponsored by White Bird Medical & Relief.
  • Santa Goodie Bags , sponsored by the Rebekah Lodge #13.
  • Smores by the fire, a fun event sponsored by the American Legion Post 152; smore ingredient bags available for a small fee of $1.00.
  • Join the fun and sing-along in the Park (bring your instrument for a Good Old White Bird Music Fest ).
  • Winners of the Christmas Decorating Contest will be announced.
  • Santa will read letters from the “Santa Mail Box.”
  • Santa will have a special gift for all children !
  • Don’t forget your warm clothes and lawn chair!!!

Congratulations to our Christmas Event Winners!!!
Parade Winner: Hoot’s Auto
Decorating Contest:
1st Place, Bonner & Darla Brumley
2nd Place, Mike & Wendy Kunkel
3rd Place, Bill & Connie Shuck
4th Place, Doug & Beth Plagmann
5th Place, Bill & Millie Wisenor


Attention, Last Minute Shoppers!!!

The Canyon House will be open on the 24th from 8-5 for your shopping needs.

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Church Services for Christmas

Sacred Heart Christmas Eve (Day) Mass, December 24th, 9 AM .
Pleasant View Baptist Church, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 6 PM . (corrected time)
Methodist Church, Christmas Candlelight Service, Sunday, December 18th, 2 PM ; refreshments and caroling.


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New Year’s Eve at Hoot’s Café
– Dinner is served from 5-8 PM . Dinner choices are New York Steak, Prime Rib, & Baby Back Ribs all with Salad Bar included. Music will be provided by Joaquin & Verna and Dave starting at 8 PM .  Soft drinks, coffee, beer and wine will be available at the back bar.
“Everyone is WELCOME.  Happy New Year! See you there”, Hootie

Red’s River Café New Year’s Eve Prime Rib Dinner
Quantities are limited.  If you would like to join us, please call to make a reservation, 839.9977.

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January 2017


Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, January 5th , noon , at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


White Bird Area Recreation District  (WBARD)

Friday , Ja http://www.newcastleunitedchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/GameNight.png nuary 13th , “Board Game Night” (the First One of 2017)
•  At the school from 6-9 PM.
•  Card and board games for all ages.  Call Brenda Heckman, 839.2303 for more information.
•  Water provided.  Bring your own snacks and/or some to share.
•  A wonderful opportunity for some good, wholesome, family fun.
•  Continue with all the fun on these January Fridays: 20th and 27th .


January 29th , WBARD Community Breakfast Potluck, 8-10 AM

Bring a dish to share and join your friends and neighbors for a delicious breakfast at the school .  If you can’t bring a dish, you are still more than welcome, but a donation would be much appreciated.  Be sure to check out the WBARD’s website,