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January 1, 2017
Fun in The New Year
ABVI Staff
Don't miss the Second Sunday Sounds at McCall Community Congregational Church, 901 N. First St. McCall organist and accompanist Tom Robin Harris will invite some of his musical friends to join him at a concert 6 p.m. Jan. 8. And then McCall Film Society will present ‘My King’ on Jan. 11 in a showing scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Alpine Playhouse, 1210 Roosevelt Ave., McCall. It's a great start to a great new year!
December 24, 2016
Happy Holidays
ABVI Staff
The Staff at Americas Best Value Inn McCall would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families the best of the Holiday season -- a safe, fun filled and memorable Valley County esperience.
December 16, 2016
Figure Skating at Manchester Ice and Event Centre
ABVI Staff
Skaters of the McCall Figure Skating Club will present a Holiday Ice Show on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29-30, at Manchester Ice and Event Centre in downtown McCall. The evenings will feature a recital staring local McCall figure skaters and group lesson participants. Also featured will be Michael Villarreal, a two-time medalist at the U.S. National Championships. About 50 performers as young as age 2 will be featured. Santa Claus is also expected to make a post-holiday appearance. Tickets cost $12 for ages 13 and older and $8 for youths ages 6 to 12, while youths age 5 and younger will be admitted free. Advance tickets will go on sale on Wednesday at Albertsons in McCall and at the ice rink after 1 p.m. daily.
December 9, 2016
Santa Claus is Coming . . .
ABVI Staff
Santa Claus to visit Cascade American Legion Post on Sunday Santa Claus will arrive at the American Legion Post 60 in Cascade on 12/18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children will be treated to hot chocolate and cookies, their picture will be taken with Santa, and receive a candy-filled stocking. Donations of new unwrapped toys for ages infant to 14 can be dropped off at Watkins Pharmacy, D9, Howdy’s, The Dollar Store, Umpqua Bank, Ace Hardware or The American Legion in Cascade. The event is free and sponsored by the American Legion in Cascade.
December 1, 2016
The Best Snow in Idaho
ABVI Staff
Located high in the mountains of Central Idaho, Brundage Mountain is a classic Idaho Ski Resort. Brundage is best known for its powder-packed glades and luxuriously wide groomed runs. Brundage Mountain is blessed with more than 320 base area inches of snowfall annually and has an undisputed reputation for the Best Snow in Idaho™. The mountain is open seven days a week during the winter season.
November 24, 2016
Concert: John Wayne & The Pain in McCall
ABVI Staff
Electronic reggae-dub jam band innovators Jon Wayne and The Pain will play at Foresters Club in downtown McCall, on Monday, Dec. 5. The music will start at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, and only those age 21 and older will be admitted. Tickets cost $12 at the door or $10 in advance at Foresters Club, Albertsons in McCall or http://thesummermusicfestival.com. The performance is sponsored by the McCall Folklore Society and is a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization, which stages the Summer Music Festival at Roseberry each July.
November 15, 2016
Pay it Forward!
ABVI Staff
Local organizations will benefit from a Pay It Forward event to be staged by Meadows Valley School students on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the school and will feature several student-run sales, including baked goods, bird houses, beverages, games, to benefit P&IN Railroad Depot, Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary, New Meadows Senior Citizen Center, and MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter in McCall.
November 6, 2016
Thanksgiving Day dinner n Cascade
ABVI Staff
The American Legion Post 60 in Cascade invites the community to its free Thanksgiving dinner for dining and holiday cheer. The annual meal will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the American Legion on Main and Mill streets. The traditional fare will include turkey, ham and all the trimmings. Homemade pies and desserts will be provided buy members of the post’s auxiliary and local churches.
October 28, 2016
Three Terrifying Nights Left . . .
ABVI Staff
Will you dare to visit us tonight? Our last three haunted nights will be October 28-29 and 31st, and will live forever in your memories as the First Haunted Hotel opens its doors for a spook-fest. 415 N. 3rd Street. Ahd one final word of caution - Prepare to be scared again!!!!
October 18, 2016
Have a Roseberry Christmas
ABVI Staff
Twinkling Christmas lights, bonfires, hot drinks, delicious food, artisans and antiques are some of the things visitor can expect to find at Roseberry’s first annual outdoor Christmas Market on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10. Hours will be 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day at Historic Roseberry, located on East Roseberry Road one mile east of Donnelly. The market will be modeled in the style of open-air European Christmas markets and will be located outside behind The Barn and inside the barn and Johnson cabin. A plaza with tables, bonfires, and a Christmas tree will provide the setting for enjoying good food, drink, and music. For more information, call 634-9421, write to lmchronic@gmail.com, visit Historic Roseberry on Facebook, or go to http://historicroseberry.com.
October 9, 2016
ABVI Haunted House . . .!!
ABVI Staff
Prepare to be scared! America's Best Value Inn will be transformed into McCall's FIRST Haunted Hotel! October 21-22, 28-29 and 31st! The staff and Spooks have preparations underway, so make your plans to come on down for fun and fright to 415 N. 3rd Street ... if you dare!
October 1, 2016
McCall Yacht Club Halloween Bash!
ABVI Staff
Save this date for the best Halloween Party in Town! Halloween Bash with Costume Contest & Cash Prizes, Worst Tattoo Contest with Free Cover Up Prize, Its gonna be a fun night, come down to Yacht Club! Saturday, October 29 at 7 PM @ 203 E Lake St, McCall.
September 22, 2016
McCall - A Winter Wonderland
ABVI Staff
A sneak peek- Smooth corduroy and deep powder stashes define McCall in the winter. The area is host to more than 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 60 kilometers of Nordic trails, endless routes for adventurous snowshoers and three alpine ski areas. Our 300+ inches of average snowfall mean that whatever your winter sport, we have you covered in fresh white stuff! For more info on McCall's Winter Wonderland visit http://mccallchamber.org/
September 14, 2016
Benefit fundraiser set Sept. 24
ABVI Staff
A benefit fundraiser has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, in McCall for a former McCall resident who has been diagnosed with ALS. Dylan Darling, 36, of Bend, Ore., was diagnosed in February with the neurodegenerative disease and faces a long period of treatments and coping with it effects. The fundraiser will be held between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Little Ski Hill lodge west of McCall. The Bottom Line Band will play, there will be a silent auction and raffle tickets will be sold for valuable prizes. The fundraiser is being organized by Mark and Rebecca Darling of McCall. Mark Darling is Dylan’s father. Donations for the auction can be dropped off to Pat Dumont at the McCall Fire & EMS station at 201 Deinhard Lane or call Rebecca Darling 315-0962 to arrange pickup. Donations can be made to the Dylan Darling Fund at the McCall branch of Idaho First Bank.
September 5, 2016
Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary
ABVI Staff
On Saturday, Sept. 24, Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary will open its ground to a once-a-year look at the rehabilitation facilities and some of the animals being cared for until they are ready for release back to the wild. The open house will be held between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 24 with refreshments served by the river. Participants will meet the Sanctuary’s educational birds, including Indy, a peregrine falcon, and Nugget, a western screech owl. Other animals may be visible from a distance in their natural habitat enclosures. Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary is located on Lick Creek Road seven miles east of McCall. The sanctuary’s driveway is located where the pavement ends. For information, call 634-8050 or visit http://snowdonwildlife.org.
August 27, 2016
Ice Cream Social!
ABVI Staff
There will be much more than just ice cream on hand at the Roseberry Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social to be held on September 3. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the historic Roseberry town site one mile east of Donnelly on Roseberry Road. Ice cream, hot dogs, lemonade and drinks, Finn Bread and pastries will be served all afternoon. Featured will be antique engines and equipment demonstrations, an antique and classic car show, a petting zoo, a silent auction, and hay rides. For more details contact Lucy Chronic at lmchronic@gmail.com.
August 18, 2016
Yellow Pine Golf Tourney
ABVI Staff
Golfers can play in the back country during the Welch Memorial Golf Tournament in Yellow Pine on September 5. The event starts at 1 p.m. and proceeds benefit the community. The $20 entry fee includes refreshments and membership in the Yellow Pine Country Club, “home of the unfair fairways.” For more information, contact Lisa Thomas-Rhoton at 412-6163 or lisathomas2310@gmail.com.
August 9, 2016
Jam Deux!
ABVI Staff
The Second Annual Huckleberry Jam Music Festival this weekend at Tamarack Resort near Donnelly will feature a full weekend of live performances by bands stretching from indie to blues and folk to funk. Michael Franti, top, and Brandi Carlile, above, will headline the second annual Huckleberry Jam at Tamarack Resort this weekend. The jam-band infused musical weekend is scheduled for Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., plus an early bird evening concert tonight at the festival campground. This year’s festival will feature live sessions by music scene favorites including Grammy-nominated Brandi Carlile as the headliner on Friday plus the highly beloved superstar jammers Michael Franti & Spearhead as the headliner for Saturday. For more info visit www.thehuckleberryjam.com
August 1, 2016
Artisans’ Faire Aug. 6
ABVI Staff
Arrowhead RV Park in Cascade will hold its 23rd annual Artisans’ Faire on Saturday, Aug. 6, featuring works by park guests and instructors. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the patio at the park at 955 S. Main St., adjacent to the Idaho 55 south bridge in town. Hand-crafted items include wood carvings, home decor items, paintings and drawings, cards, hand-painted scarves and beaded jewelry.
July 24, 2016
FOSDICK!
ABVI Staff
31st Fosdick golf tourney, dinner, to be held July 30-31 The 31st annual “Fosdick” Meadows Valley Benefit Golf Tournament event begins on Thursday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m., with the Fosdick/Simonson Recognition Award at the Osprey pool building at MeadowCreek Golf Resort. The award will be presented to John and Roberta Fields for their life-long support for Meadows Valley. The Saturday celebration starts at 5 p.m. with a social hour and a community dinner at 6 p.m. at The Intersection BBQ Bar & Grill in New Meadows with auctions and games. The Sunday golf tournament starts at 8 a.m. with a check-in and 9 a.m. shotgun start. Deadline for registration is Monday. Forms are available at http://fosdickgolf.com. For more information, to volunteer, or donate call 347-2822, 347-2404, or 634-8056.
July 17, 2016
Shakespeare, anyone?
ABVI Staff
The Alpine Playhouse in McCall will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in July in its first performance at Ponderosa State Park in 20 years. The showings will take place on Thursday through Saturday, July 21-23, and Wednesday through Friday, July 27-29. Performances start at 7 p.m. at the park amphitheater. The play includes 26 local actors and features Amy Rush as fairy queen Titania, Greg Mcfadden as King Oberon and Wavey Tuck as Puck. Also starring are David Garrison, Lindsey Harris, Audrey Linville, Will Minshall and Jim Bates as the lovers and Nate Thrash as Bottom. Advance tickets cost $8 will be sold at McCall Drug starting on Monday. No refunds will be offered if a performance is cancelled due to weather. Tickets also will be sold at the amphitheater each night starting at 6:30 p.m. Those entering the park in cars will be required to pay a $5 park entry fee.
July 10, 2016
Astronaut at McCall Airport
ABVI Staff
Retired NASA astronaut Steve Swanson will speak as part of an open house at the McCall Airport on Saturday, July 16. The free event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Swanson, now at Boise State University, will speak at 11 a.m. on his 2014 mission to the International Space Station. Rich Stowell will give a live demonstration of airplane control at 9:20 a.m. Members of McCall Fire & EMS will demonstrate how they are prepared to battle a fire at the airport and helicopter rides will be offered. For more information, contact Beverly.Anderson@McCallRealEstate.com or 634-6823
July 3, 2016
Ski Bum Scramble
ABVI Staff
The sixth annual Ski Bum Scramble, to benefit the athletes of the McCall Winter Sports Club, will be held Saturday July 9 at Jug Mountain Ranch Golf Course. The nine-hole scramble is perfect for golfers of all abilities. Fun prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to pin, highest score and lowest score and, new this year, Best Dressed. Mulligans will also be on sale and a mountain bike shuttle will be available for non-golfers. A country smokehouse barbecue, youth mini-golf contest and raffle prizes will round out the fun. Registration will begin at 4 p.m. with a 5 p.m. start for the golf tournament. The youth tourney starts at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $80 per golfer or $320 for a team of four. Dinner-only tickets are $27.50 for adults and $15 for children. Business sponsorships are also available. Sign up at
June 26, 2016
Adult Airband & Drag Show
ABVI Staff
Better Neighborhoods will sponsor the 13th annual Adult Airband and Drag Show on Saturday July 9 in two shows, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., at the Alpine Playhouse in McCall. The contest, which offers over $800 in cash prizes, is open to any adults over age 17. Contestants are judged on the quality of their lip-syncing, choreography, and the overall design of their performance. The Drag Show prize goes to the most realistic depiction of the opposite sex. “People come from all over to compete in this evening of celebrating the diversity and greatness of America,” Molly Lukes of Better Neighborhoods said. “There is no better way to entertain ourselves than to be ourselves – all of our selves.” Tickets for adults only cost $7 and will be sold at the door starting one-half hour before each show.
June 19, 2016
Kaleidoscope children’s festival
ABVI Staff
The McCall Arts and Humanities Council will host its 18th annual Kaleidoscope festival on Saturday, June 25. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine, on the lawn at the Central Idaho Historical Museum on the corner of West Lake Street (Idaho 55) and State Street near St. Luke’s McCall. This free summer event offers a variety of hands-on arts activities for children of all ages, including favorites such as woodworking, painting, cardboard castle, face-painting, dance, and tie-dye. Kaleidoscope is annually supported by local businesses and is presented as a gift of free creative fun for the children of our community and young visitors. To learn more, visit http://mccallarts.org
June 10, 2016
Bark! in the Park. . .
ABVI Staff
A 3K fun walk in Ponderosa State Park with your best doggie friend is the whole idea behind Bark! in the Park on June 18. The event will also include a raffle, a picnic, live music with Brian MacDonald and prizes for the following categories: Dog Traveling Greatest Distance, Best Dressed Dog and Owner, Dog and Owner Look Alike, Best Dog Trick, Best Tail Wag, and Oldest Dog.
May 30, 2016
McCall Playwrights Night
ABVI Staff
Don't miss this exciting celebration of 5 local playwrights. Thu Jun 9th 7:30pm - 10:00pm @ Alpine Playhouse, 1210 Roosevelt Ave, McCall, ID 83638. At "id Theater" and the Alpine Playhouse, partner.
May 19, 2016
Cascade Spring Craft Fair
ABVI Staff
The Cascade Community Center will hold its Spring Craft Fair on June 18 at the Cascade Community Church. The event will include a baked food sale and lunch fund-raiser. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, located at 109 W. Pine St., to eat, shop and visit. All table fees and bake sale donations go directly to the center, which serves all ages and provides Meals on Wheels deliveries to the Cascade area.
May 10, 2016
Mark your Calendars for White Bird Days Art Show
ABVI Staff
Local artists will be showcased in a rustic setting at the Salmon River Art Guild’s White Bird Days Art Show and Sale on June 18. The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in White Bird. Admission is free. The event includes a crafts table, painting demonstrations, a silent auction and a People’s Choice award. For more on the event, write to srag.idaho@gmail.com.
April 30, 2016
Are You Ready for Mothers Day?
ABVI Staff
Looking for a Great gifts for Mother's Day? You'll find it from our friends at Razzle Dazzle! It's coming right up, so stop in for bright decor and more fun ideas for that special mother in your life!
March 10, 2016
Music Festival Early Tickets
ABVI Staff
Folklore society sells early tickets for 2016 music festival The McCall Folklore Society is holding early ticket sales for the Summer Music Festival at Roseberry, set for Thursday through Saturday, July 14-16. Early purchase prices are $15 per night, $25 for two nights, and $35 for three nights until April 20. Tickets can be purchased at: http://TheSummerMusicFestival.com.
March 3, 2016
Jeff Crosby Benefits
ABVI Staff
Two benefit concerts in Donnelly will help pay the medical expenses of Donnelly singer-songwriter Jeff Crosby, who is recovering from a viral infection of his heart. Thursday, March 17, at Cougar Dave’s in Donnelly. A silent auction will also be held and local Valley County artists will be donating their art work. And Saturday, March 19, at The Donnelly Club. featuring The Hat Shop Band and Lois Fry. To donate an item to the March 17 silent auction, contact Andrew Emde at aemde@citlink.net.
February 23, 2016
"Breathe"
ABVI Staff
McCall Film Society to show ‘Breathe’ on Wednesday 3/16 at the Alpine Playhouse, 1210 Roosevelt Ave. in McCall. “Breathe” is a taut, nuanced story about the depths of female friendships and the dark side of teenage infatuations adapted from the sensational French young adult novel of the same name. Advance tickets will be available at the McCall Public Library, starting today until 3 p.m. Wednesday. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. All tickets are free.
February 15, 2016
Tea Time!
ABVI Staff
A tea party fund-raiser is on the way at the New Meadows Community Senior Center on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. The event will honor seniors over age 90 and include a raffle for a quilted hanging, a silent auction and entertainment by the Boise barber shop quartet “The Fourth Dimensions.” The cost is $8 and the deadline for reservations and payment is Wednesday. Raffle tickets are for sale at $1 or six for $5. Dress hats and gloves are encouraged, but not a mandatory. For more information, call 347-2363.
February 6, 2016
Snow Jamboree
ABVI Staff
Meadows Valley will be the place to go for a two-day Snow Jamboree for snowmobilers of all ages over the Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 13-14 held at C&M Lumber, located on Idaho 55 just east of New Meadows. Saturday, Feb. 13, will be the Snow Rodeo and Sunday, Feb. 14, will be the 30-mile Fun Run. For more info visit www.newmeadowsidaho.us
January 29, 2016
And the Winners Are:
ABVI Staff
The McCall Winter Carnival Snow Sculpture results are in!
  • Grand Prize: Krahn’s Home Furnishings
  • 1st Place: Brundage Mountain Resort / Payette Lakes Ski Patrol
  • 2nd Place: Toll Station Pizza
  • 3rd Place: Shore Lodge & Whitetail Club Realty
  • Honorable Mention: PLAYLive, Alpine Village, Brundage Adventure Center
  • Judges’ Choice: The Holiday Inn Express Hunt Lodge
  • Child Appeal: Donnelly Elementary School
  • Most Photogenic: Best Western Plus
  • Employee Built: Payette National Forest
  • First Timers: Rustic Inn
  • Best Interactive: Ridley’s Family Market
For more informaiton visit: www.mccallchamber.org
January 19, 2016
Carnival Schedule of Events
ABVI Staff
The McCall Winter Carnival is a celebration of all things winter! Inspired by the Payette Lake Winter Games, it was first held in 1924 when a train from Boise brought 248 visitors to McCall, Idaho. The official McCall Winter Carnival started in the 1960s and over the years, the Carnival has grown into an iconic Idaho event bringing more than 60,000 people to McCall each year! During Carnival, enjoy our famous snow sculptures, Torchlight and Mardi Gras Parades, live music, daily events spanning everything from comedy shows to art auctions, snowbike races to the Monster Dog Pull and much more. Click Here to Explore Schedule of Events!
January 11, 2016
Legends on Ice
ABVI Staff
Music will be in the air at the Winter Carnival Ice Show on February 6 and 7 at Manchester Ice & Event Centre in McCall. “Musical Legends” is the theme for the figure skating show each evening at 7:30 p.m. The headliner will be Jeremy Abbott, a four-time U.S. champion and Olympic bronze medalist. Ticket $19/adults, $9/youth 6-17,age 5 and younger are free. Tableside on ice for $39 per person or $299 for a table of eight. Purchase tickets at Paul’s Market or the ice rink.
January 2, 2016
Children's Forest
ABVI Staff
The Payette Children’s Forest’s Winter Adventure Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9-10, is a way for children to learn about the winter outdoors and have a ball -- with free Nordic ski and snowshoe day at Ponderosa State Park on Saturday, Jan. 9; and Snow exploration for all ages starts up from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 10, at the Brundage Mountain Resort lodge. There will be S’mores with Smokey Bear, a snow fort, winter art, helmet safety and interacting with Junior Snow Rangers. Register by calling 634-6631.

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