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August 5
Kootenai River Mushroom Club to meet: Interested in learning how to safely forage for wild mushrooms in North Idaho? The Kootenai River Mushroom Club will present a free class at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, in the Ktunaxa Room at the Kootenai River Inn and Casino. Art Church, a local mushroom expert, will teach you how to safely identify edible mushrooms that can be found here -- approximately 40 different kinds have been identified!
August 1
Panida Theater to host monologue competition: The Panida Theater is excited to announce a monologue competition where contestants will compete for cash prizes! “This is a great event for all sorts of people in our community,” said managing director Veronica Knowlton. “It’s perfect for anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to participate in local theater and would like to introduce themselves.”
July 27
Birrell to be guest at August 6 Book Talk: Boundary County Library staff and administration is excited to announce an author reception with Bonners Ferry author Carolyn Birrell at their 1 p.m. Book Talk Saturday, August 6. Enjoy refreshments as Carolyn discusses her recently published book, "Walking With Fay: My Mother's Uncharted Path into Dementia."
July 20
The New Generation Singers to perform Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church: The New Generation Singers, a performing group from St. Joseph, Missouri, now on a two-week Rocky Mountain Tour, will be in Bonners Ferry for a free performance at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22. The energetic faith-based choir, 50 strong, travels annually, sharing their message in song.
July 10
Iconic WW II bombers to visit Coeur d'Alene: Two of the most iconic warplanes from World War II will land at the Coeur d'Alene Airport at 11 a.m. Monday, July 18, and be available for rides and ground tours through the week. The B-25 Maid in the Shade and B-17 Sentimental Journey, flown in from the Airbase Arizona Flying Museum, will also take part in the Coeur d'Alene Air Expo Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24.
July 8
Kootenai River Days set for July 20-23: The Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce has set the itinerary for fours days of fun for this year's Kootenai River Days celebration, taking place Wednesday through Saturday, July 20-23, featuring a three-day carnival and not one but two Main Street street dances.
July 6
Multi church vacation Bible school coming up: Mark your calendars for three days of exciting Vacation Bible School Tuesday through Thursday, July 19-21, for all kids entering kindergarten through grade six. This Multi-Church program will run from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry. This year's theme is "The Great 'I AM' Words of Jesus."
June 21
Belly Joy workshops, performance coming to the Pearl: Belly Joy: A Celebration of Movement & Dance, is coming to the Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash Street, Bonners Ferry, on Saturday, June 25, with 90-minute workshops at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and a Hafla evening performance at 7 p.m., all presented by Ashley Lopez and Cindy Moon Bear.
Almeda Bradshaw bringing Western roots music to the Pearl: Those who appreciate the roots of country music are in for a treat as Almeda Bradshaw brings her guitar, humor and amazing voice to the Pearl Theater at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30. In addition, she brings a love of the West, having grown up on the Oregon coast but now making her home in Huntley, Montana.
June 4
Rotary bringing Culpepper & Merriweather Circus to town: Thanks to the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Bonners Ferry, the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is coming to Bonners Ferry on Thursday, June 16, with shows at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at the Boundary County Fairgrounds. This is an authentic one-ring Big Top Circus and this year, they're excited to bring you their brand new 2022 performance featuring Big Cats presented by Trey Key and more.
May 20
Announcing Alpha+ Summer Robotics Camp 2022: Bonners Ferry High School FIRST Robotics Team Alpha+ will host its fifth annual Summer Robotics Camp in July to introduce young students to the fun and excitement of robotics and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Student teams will design, build, and program LEGO robots, culminating in an exciting tournament on the last day of camp.
Spring into summer in search of mines at the museum: Grab your and shovel, your gold pan, and your hard hat and come on down to the Lazy Susan Mine at the Museum on Saturday, May 21 ... There will be fun for all! At 10 a.m. Gary Regehr will be spinning some tales of Boundary County mines he has knowledge about. Gary will have photos as well as his stories to share. There will be Q/A time too.
May 13
DEITZY returning to headline at the Pearl Theater: Tickets are moving fast for the DEITZY concert coming up June 11 at the Pearl Theater, and a sold out show is almost a certainty, so if you want to see a great show, don't delay! DEITZY rocked the house opening for Runaway Symphony, and this time the hometown band will headline.
May 10
Far North Fungi sets Naples meeting: Far North Fungi will conduct it second Mushroom Seminar from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at South Boundary County Fire Station 1, 20 Stagecoach Road, Naples. "Foraging for Wild Mushrooms in North Idaho: Safety Tips and Advice" is a popular free class that covers precautions as well as provides advice from local educator Art Church.
May 9
All invited to take part in Memorial Day Parade: Memorial Day is Monday, May 30, and every year the Boundary County 4-H program participates in the Memorial Day Parade. Benjamin Apo, with the American Legion, encourages everyone to participate! Your signage should say thank you to the veterans who have fallen in service to our country. Wear your red, white and blue!
May 6
Remembrance of law enforcement officers who fell in the line of duty set: At 8 p.m. Friday, May 13, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., law enforcement officers who fell in the line of duty in 2021 will be honored during the 34th National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Annual Candlelight Vigil. Here in Bonners Ferry, the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office and Chaplain Corps will host a local memorial observance at 6 p.m. Friday, May 13.
May 4
Only 10 seats left on the farm tour bus: The Boundary Soil Conservation District and Farm Bureau are looking forward to their annual community agricultural tour on Friday, May 20, and only 10 seats remain! The tour is free, but you must call to reserve your seat. The tour will start at the Boundary County Fairgrounds, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. and return by about 4 p.m.
May 1
High school reunion planners searching for classmates: Graduates of the Bonners Ferry High School Class of 1977 are planning a reunion dinner to be held on Saturday, July 23, at the Kootenai River Brewing Co. It’s been nearly 45 years since some classmates have seen each other, back when Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner and Stevie Wonder ruled the airwaves. Interest is strong in having a big, successful event.
Far North Fungi; Bonners Ferry's new mushroom club! Welcome Bonners Ferry's new mushroom club -- Far North Fungi! After numerous steering committee meetings and considerations, founders have created a name, set up its board and created special interest committees. Help them kick off their new club by attending a free mushroom seminar, "Foraging for Wild Mushrooms in North Idaho: Safety Tips and Advice," from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at the Kootenai Casino in downtown Bonners Ferry.
April 14
Aristocats Kids and Radium Girls to be staged at BFHS: Bonners Ferry High School Theater will debut a double feature on the Becker Auditorium stage at Bonners Ferry High School; "Aristocats Kids: The Musical," and "Radium Girls" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, with following shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 23, and a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
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