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For the week of Dec. 15, 1999 through Dec. 21, 1999

Calendar for Dec. 15,
thru
Dec. 21, 1999


Wednesday, Dec. 15

"Save Money" Boulder Ski Tour Entry Deadline is today for the 25th annual 30-kilometer cross-country ski tour scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5 in the SNRA north of Ketchum. Entries postmarked by today are charged $50. Add $10 if you don’t enter by today. Pick up forms at The Elephant’s Perch or Backwoods Mountain Sports or the Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber, in Ketchum.

Eighth Grade Rock and Mineral Show featuring over 200 student-generated rock and mineral collections. At the Wood River Middle School in Hailey from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Bellevue Elementary Holiday Music Programs performed by first- and second-grade students at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Bellevue grade school.

Bingo each Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, and then again at 12:30 p.m. at Blaine County Senior Citizens Center, Hailey. Cards are 50 cents, with half the proceeds to the winner and half to the center.

Blaine County Senior Citizens Center noon meal, oven fried chicken with potato salad and rolls, lima beans and fruit, and applesauce cake. At the Senior Center, 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey, 788-3468.

Hemingway Elementary School Holiday Music Program performed by kindergarten, second grade and fourth-grade students at 1 p.m. in the Ketchum grade school’s gym.

Supervised Youth Open Basketball from 6-8 p.m. at Hailey Elementary School gym. For boys and girls in grades 3-8. Free. Sponsored by the Blaine County Recreation District.

Sun Valley Women’s Hockey Benefit at The Ore House in Ketchum at 6 p.m. $10 includes buffet dinner and raffle ticket for prizes. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a Blaine County child and receive a free raffle ticket.

"Holiday Turkeys and Emotional Stuffing," a Java Jung forum exploring the psychology of holiday reunions at Java on Fourth in Ketchum at 6 p.m.

Open Basketball each Wednesday through April 26 from 6-9 p.m. at Hemingway Elementary School gym, Ketchum. Fee $2 per session.

Middle School Band and Choir Concert performed by seventh and eighth graders at 7 p.m. at WRMS, Hailey.

Eugene Ballet’s "The Nutcracker," presented by CSI, at Wood River High School auditorium in Hailey at 7 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Local dancers performing. Tickets $5 children, $10 adults, $15 reserved. Details: 788-2033.

WRHS Wrestling the Wolverines travel to Wendell for a 5:30 p.m. triangular meet against American Falls and Marsh Valley of Arimo.

Rehearsals for "The Promise" at the Presbyterian Church of the Bigwood in Ketchum at 7 p.m. All community singers welcome. Details: 622-4774.

Thursday, Dec. 16

Bellevue Elementary Holiday Music Programs performed by kindergarten students at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Bellevue grade school.

Know your beacon, a class offered by Backwoods Mountain Sports and Big Wood Bakery on how to use backcountry beacons effectively. The free class, for beginners and advanced, meets at Big Wood’s Northwood location every Thursday at 3 p.m.

Christmas Party with storyteller Reg Reeves at the Children’s Library in Ketchum’s Community Library. Reeves reads Christmas and Hanukkah stories beginning at 5 p.m.

WRHS Girls Basketball home SCIC conference games against the Gooding Senators at the high school gym, Hailey. Freshmen 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m.

Millennium Champagne Tasting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Headwaters General Store, Ketchum.

Community School Winter Concert Performance "Ringing in the Holidays," performed by elementary school students from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the school theater, Sun Valley. Hand bells, singing and marimbas.

WRHS Boys Basketball SCIC conference games at Wendell. Freshmen 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m.

Taize candlelight service series at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday through Jan. 20 at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church in Sun Valley. Free. Details: 726-5349.

Hailey Elementary School Holiday Music Program at 7 p.m. in the school’s upper gym, Hailey.

Yukon adventure slide show and talk with veteran dog musher and river pilot Brian bassich. At the Ketchum Community Library at 7 p.m. Free.

Youth Indoor Coed Soccer supervised Rec District activity from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays at Hailey Elementary School gym. For boys and girls in grades 3-8. Free.

Carey School Girls, Boys Basketball Northside Conference home junior varsity games against ISDB at Carey School gym. Girls’ JV 6 p.m., boys’ JV 7:30 p.m.

Senior Hockey League game at Sun Valley Skating Center. At 9:45 p.m., Irvings/Four Seasons/Ellison Air vs. Deja Vu/Sentinel Security.

Friday, Dec. 17

Early Dismissal today for students in the Blaine County School District and The Community School in Sun Valley. Classes will break for the Christmas holiday, resuming Monday, Jan. 3 for public school students and Wednesday, Jan. 5 for The Community School.

Blaine County Senior Citizens Center noon meal, baked ham and scalloped potatoes with spiced apple rings, buttered corn and pecan pie. Birthday and Christmas celebration today. Transportation available. At the Senior Center, 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey, 788-3468.

Romancing the Bean Coffee House opens from 4 p.m. to midnight at the Silver Creek Alternative School in Hailey. For high school-aged youth.

WRHS Wrestling the Wolverines compete at the Bear Cat Invitational tournament today and Saturday, Dec. 18 in Twin Falls and Jerome.

Gingerbread Decorating Party 14th annual Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber of Commerce holiday party for kids, in the Limelight Room of Sun Valley Inn. Screening of the movie "Iron Giant" at 2:30 p.m. in Sun Valley Opera House. Gingerbread decorating from 3-5:30 p.m. in the Limelight Room. Santa Claus expected, and caroling, too. Singing will be the Sun Valley Children’s Choir. Free.

WRHS Boys Basketball non-conference games against Valley at Hazelton. Freshmen 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m.

Early Start Preschool and Day Care Christmas Program at 7 p.m. at Wood River Assembly of God, Hailey.

Handel’s "Messiah" performed by the Wood River Community Chorus at 7 p.m. at St. Charles Parish Hall, Hailey.

Alaska Yukon Dog Mushing and Bush Life slide show and talk at 7 p.m. at the Ketchum Community Library. Eagle Alaska resident and veteran dog musher Andy Bassich presents a slide show and tells stories of musihing and bush life along the Yukon River. Free. Details: 726-7475.

Supervised Youth Open Basketball from 6-8 p.m. at Hailey Elementary School gym and Hemingway Elementary School gym, Ketchum. For boys and girls in grades 3-8. Free. Sponsored by the Blaine County Recreation District.

Double Coupon Late Night Shopping holiday promotion in Hailey this evening.

Senior Hockey League game at Sun Valley Skating Center. At 8:10 p.m., Emersoft vs. Whitehead Landscaping/Yoga.

Saturday, Dec. 18

Christmas Classic Cross-Country Ski Races presented by the Sun Valley Junior Nordic ski team at the Lake Creek trail system 3 miles north of Ketchum. Registration 9-10:30 a.m., race start 11 a.m. Course distances for classical skiing are 1k, 2k, 3k, 5k and 10k. Entry fee $10 per person.

Flu shots offered at the Hailey Medical Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon. No appointment necessary. Cost is $10. Details: 788-3434.

Santa Claus comes to Hailey Town Square at 1 p.m., courtesy of Jane’s Paper Place.

Hailey Holiday Giveaway third promotion of the Christmas season at 2 p.m. in Hailey.

Sun Valley Children’s Choir performs songs of the season at 3 p.m. at River Run Lodge. Directed by Mary Poppen.

WRHS Wrestling final day of the Bear Cat Invitational tournament today in Jerome and Twin Falls.

Poetry Slam at Iconoclast Books in Ketchum. Iconclast continues its sometimes raucous slam with local poets at 7 p.m. Details: 726-1564.

Sunday, Dec. 19

1999-2000 Sun Valley Telemark Series first of six races, The Ski/Names & Numbers dual slalom on Baldy. Registration 9-10 a.m., racing 10:30 a.m. Race entry $18, discounted ski lift ticket with bib. Party after. Details, Jano Wiedemann 788-3411 (day) or 622-8244 (evening).

"When Love Was Born" musical presented by Calvary Bible Church ensemble choir during the 10 a.m. service, at the church north of Hailey. 788-9174.

Holiday Relays Cross-Country Ski Races presented by the Sun Valley Junior Nordic ski team at the Lake Creek trail system 3 miles north of Ketchum. Registration 9-10:30 a.m., race start 11 a.m. Courses for the skating event are 3x1k, 3x3k and 3x5k. Entry fee $15 per team.

Handel’s "Messiah" performed by the Wood River Community Chorus at 4:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church on Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley.

Children’s Christmas Program and worship service at 5 p.m. at Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, Woodside and Wintergreen in Hailey. 788-3066.

Open Basketball each Sunday from Oct. 3-April 23 from 6-9 p.m. at Hailey Elementary School gym. Fee $2 per session.

"B" Hockey League games at Sun Valley Skating Center. At 4 p.m., Coyotes vs. Penguins. At 5:15 p.m., Rangers vs. Hawks. At 6:30 p.m., Predators vs. Bad Dogs. At 7:45 p.m., Panthers vs. Ducks. At 9 p.m., Avalanche vs. Red Wings. The Flyers have a bye.

Lessons and Carols a children’s Christmas program for children of all ages at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. Songs and storytelling begin at 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 20

Flu shots offered at the Hailey Medical Clinic from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. No appointment necessary. Cost is $10. Details: 788-3434.

Supervised Youth Open Basketball from 6-8 p.m. at Hemingway Elementary School gym, Ketchum. For boys and girls in grades 3-8. Free. Sponsored by the Blaine County Recreation District.

Adult Coed Indoor Soccer beginners 6-7:30 p.m. and advanced players 7:30-9 p.m. at Hailey Elementary School gym. Cost $2. A Blaine County Recreation District program.

Senior Hockey League games at Sun Valley Skating Center. At 6 p.m., Deja Vu/Sentinel Security vs. Local Boys. At 7:30 p.m., Lefty’s/Casino vs. Emersoft. At 9 p.m., Whitehead Landscaping/Yoga vs. Irvings/Four Seasons/Ellison Air.

Childbirth Education for those delivering babies in January and early February 2000. The seven-week course starts continues through Dec. 20, from 7-9 p.m. at Wood River Medical Center’s Moritz Hospital solarium in Sun Valley. Cost $60. Call 622-6780 for details.

Tuesday, Dec. 21

CSI Fall Semester Classes continue in the Wood River Valley. Call 788-2033 or 788-2038 for the College of Southern Idaho, Blaine County Campus, program.

Flu shots offered at the Hailey Medical Clinic from 8 a.m. to noon. No appointment necessary. Cost is $10. Details: 788-3434.

Blaine County Senior Citizens Center noon meal, meat loaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, fruit roll and gingerbread with whipped cream. At the Senior Center, 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey, 788-3468.

Youth Indoor Coed Soccer supervised Rec District activity from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays at Hailey Elementary School gym. For boys and girls in grades 3-8. Free.

"A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond" author Jim Whittaker reads exceprts from the book at the Ketchum Community Library at 6:30 p.m. Free.

"The Promise," the 14th annual contemporary musical, has its first of four holiday week performances at Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Come early. There is no saving of seats due to limited seating.

Java Knights Chess Club meets every Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Java on Fourth in Ketchum.

Rehearsals for Handel’s "Messiah" on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Snows church in Ketchum. The performances will be Dec. 17 and 19. Details: 622-5474.

Meetings

Blaine County Commissioners meet in the Blaine County Courthouse in Hailey at 6:30 p.m. to hear an application by Northstar Ranches to subdivide 97 acres into 18 lots south of Bellevue. Thursday

Bellevue Planning and Zoning Commission meets at Bellevue City Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday

Sun Valley City Council meets at Sun Valley City Hall at 4 p.m. to hear presentations on Y2K issues. Thursday

Blaine County Planning and Zoning Commission meets at the Blaine County Courthouse in Hailey at 6:30 p.m. to continue its hearing on the Bluegrouse Subdivision application. The property is located at the mouth of Ohio Gulch. Thursday

Ketchum City Council meets at Ketchum City Hall at 6 p.m. to consider the suspension of federal funds and what to do with Broadway ridge. Monday

Carey City Council meets at Carey City Hall at 7 p.m. to discuss the purchase of a new city hall building. Tuesday

Ongoing

Operation Wish Book is accepting donations of children’s books which will be distributed to young readers throughout the month of November. Drop-off is at the Hailey Public Library. Daily during Hailey Library hours.

Coats for Kids Drive Through February, donate coats for children at the drop-off at Ketchum Chiropractic on Saddle Road (Mon.-Fri. 9 to noon and 3-6 p.m.) or at the Women’s Resource Center in Hailey (Tues.-Fri. 1:30-4:30 p.m.)

Wood River Bridge meets several times weekly at different locations. On Mondays at 6:45 p.m. at Blaine County Senior Center, Hailey. On Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. and Thursdays at 2:45 p.m. at The Harker Center, Elkhorn at Sun Valley. Team game at the Harker Center on the first Sunday each month at 12:45 p.m. Visitors are welcome.

Dance Lessons at the Hailey Grange at 7:15 p.m. followed by open dancing at 8 p.m. Details: 788-4235 Wednesdays

Weight watchers meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Blaine County Senior Center in Hailey. New members welcome. Wednesdays

GED preparation classes from 5-7 p.m. at the CSI office in Hailey. Details: 788-2038. Tuesdays.

Cross-Country Ski Passes for the North Valley Trails Ski System are currently on sale at Galena Lodge, The Elephant’s Perch and Backwoods Mountain Sports in Ketchum, Sturtevants in Hailey and the SNRA headquarters north of Ketchum. Cost $65 one person, $115 couples, $125 families, $10 for dogs. Discounts for early purchases. Call 788-2117.

Blaine County Fitness Center weight loss and fitness program. Morning and evening sessions available. Details: 788-2124.

Self-Help Meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous (24-hr. phone: 726-4650), Alanon, Cocaine Anonymous, Co-dependents Anonymous, Cross Addiction, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous and Sexaholics Anonymous in Ketchum, Hailey and Bellevue. Call the Sun Club, Ketchum, for days and times: 726-7710. Daily.

Old City Hall Museum on Bellevue’s Main Street is now open for the season. Noon-4 p.m. Details: 788-4311. Daily.

Family History Library Genealogical research facilities, including an 80-disk CD-ROM collection of family genealogical data, located at 711 S. River Street in Hailey are open to the public. Details: 788-9810. Daily.

After School Youth Council Circles Support groups to make new friends, explore ideas and feelings and learn essential communication and listening skills for high school teens. Details: Lea Flocchini at 788-2880, Cameron Cooper at 726-6016 or Julie Caldwell at 725-2071.

Hailey Public Library hours of operation are Mondays 10-6, Tuesdays 12-8, Wednesdays 10-6, Thursdays 12-8, Fridays and Saturdays 10-6 The Book Store is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-5, and Thursdays from 12-5. Details: 788-2036.

Parent Advocacy Group of the Wood River Valley meets at 7 p.m. at the Women’s Resource Center in Hailey on the second Tuesday of every month. Details: 726-8016.

Men’s Bible Study from 7-8 a.m. at Wilson Bates Appliances in Ketchum. Details: 788-2084. Thursdays.

Super Supper Dining Room Free dinners for locals, a joint project by Wood River Valley religious organizations. At St. Charles Church Parish Hall. To help out, call Margie Hill at 788-9363. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursdays & Mondays.

Domestic Violence Women’s Group A support group sponsored by Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and led by Kathleen Battersby. At the Hailey-Croy Street Exchange Building, Suite M, Hailey. Call 788-4191 or 788-6070 for more info. Free. 7 p.m., Tuesdays

Advocates Children’s Group for kids 0-12 who have witnessed domestic violence in their homes. 7 p.m. at Head Start in Hailey. Tuesdays

Children First parent advocacy group for children with special needs. Details: Reggie Swindle at 788-3034 or Gwen Smith at 726-8016. Every second Tuesday.

Blaine County Senior Center 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey, hosts exercise classes, card and indoor walking clubs, weekly blood pressure tests and noon meals on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Details: 788-3468.

Upcoming

"The Promise", Dec. 22 the 14th annual contemporary musical, second of four holiday week performances at Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Come early. There is no saving of seats due to limited seating. Director is Patty Parsons. Children’s director is Dorinda Rendahl. Choreographer is Hilarie Neely.

"The Promise", Dec. 23 final holiday week performances at Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. Show times are 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Come early. There is no saving of seats due to limited seating. Director is Patty Parsons. Children’s director is Dorinda Rendahl. Choreographer is Hilarie Neely.

Magical Christmas Readings, Dec. 22, with storyteller Page Klune at the Children’s Library in Ketchum’s Community Library at 4 p.m.

"The Thousandth Night", Dec. 28-30 Company of Fools production of Carol Wolf’s award-winning play, to be staged at 8 p.m. Dec. 28-30 at The Liberty Theater, Hailey. Starring Ron Campbell. Group rates $12 per person (for six or more). Regular admission price is $15. Call 788-6250.

Winter Tracking Workshop, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn how to track wildlife. Bring snowshoes and water to the Environmental Resource Center at 411 E. 6th St. in Ketchum. Details: 726-4333.

Teen Blast Ministries, Dec. 31 will be doing its annual "Lock-In" from 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 through 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1. Theme is "The Medieval Kingdom," with a contest, prizes, games, food and lots of fun. For 7-12 graders. Call Calvary Bible Church at 788-9174 for details.


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