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For the week of Mar. 1 through Mar. 7, 2000

Calendar for Mar. 1 thru
Mar. 7, 2000


Wednesday, March 1

All-American Soap Box Derby Chapter forming in the Wood River Valley. A race will be held in spring. For details, call Rick Dressel at 788-6423 or Lloyd Betts 726-4005.

Papoose Club Kindercup Ski Race pre-registration. The race, held March 4 at Dollar, is open to Blaine County skiers and snowboarders from preschool to age 15 who have not raced in a U.S.S.A. Forms available for pick-up and drop-off at the Waxroom, Sturtevants, Sun Summit, Dollar Cabin and Atkinson Park. Details: 788-7881.

Sun Valley 2000 Town Series alpine ski racing series continues at 11 a.m. on Baldy’s Hemingway ski run.

Blaine County Senior Citizens Center noon meal to be served. At the Senior Center, 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey, 788-3468.

Night Skiing at Rotarun Ski Hill Hailey’s little "Ma and Pa" ski hill two miles west of town opens its rope tow for night skiing Wednesday and Friday nights from 7-10 p.m. Cost is $6 adults, $4 children and free for kids five-and-under.

Young People’s Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting every Wednesday, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the WRMC Women’s Resource Center, Hailey. Free.

Croy St. Exchange Men’s Basketball League tournament games at Wood River Middle School gym in Hailey will be played at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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

 

Thursday, March 2

Winter Tracking Workshop with naturalists Ann Christensen and Cathy Baer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn how to track Idaho wildlife. Meet at the Environmental Resource Center office in Ketchum at 10 a.m. Registration information: 726-4333.

Brown Bag Lunch Series at the Women’s Resource Center, Hailey. Today’s topic: "Restoring Your Clear Distant Vision." A talk by Dr. Stephen Graham, ophthalmologist. From 12:15-1:15 p.m. Free.

Backcountry beacon training at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoons in the lot next to Big Wood Bread’s Northwood Way location. Backwoods Mountain Sports staff teach the course for beginners as well as experts. Free.

Girls’ Winter Celebration continues at Wood River Middle School in Hailey with after-school speaker Kathleen Bjorkman-Wilson, "Visionary Entrepreneur." From 3:45-4:45 p.m.

WRHS Parents’ Association Meeting its topic, "Raising G-rated Kids in an X-rated World, Part II," with guest speakers Peter Debaun and Robert Payne. At 7 p.m. at the high school, Hailey.

Idaho Sportsman’s Show today through Sunday, March 5 at Western Idaho Fairgrounds, Boise.

Women’s support group for relationship and addiction issues from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Meets Thursdays. First meeting tonight. Details: 788-4191.

Book Some Time With Dad. The Hailey Public Library presents story time with dads as guest storytellers. 7-8 p.m.

Partners in Parenting Mentoring Program with certified parent educator Ruthann Saphier, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wood River Medical Center Women’s Resource Center, Hailey. Free.

Preparing for College, a free information session for high school students and parents focusing on SAT preparation and the application process. All students welcome. At the Hailey Public Library meeting room at 7 p.m. Free.

WRHS Parent Organization meeting at 7 p.m. at the high school in Hailey. Pete DeBaun facilitates a talk on "Raising G-rated Kids in an X-Rated World." Also, Blaine County Porsecuting Attorney Doug Werth presents a proposed ordinance, "Uniform Juvenile Curfew and Parent Responsibility," for feedback.

Western Issues Lecture Series on land values, "An Inhabited Land," by Richard White, PhD from Stanford Univ., at 7 p.m. at the Sun Valley Center Gallery, Ketchum. Free of charge. Presented by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities and sponsored in part by Pioneer Mountain Foundation.

 

Friday, March 3

Blaine County Senior Citizens Center noon meal to be served. Transportation available. At the Senior Center, 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey, 788-3468.

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.

Gallery Walk tour of Ketchum-area art galleries from 6-9 p.m., sponsored by the Sun Valley Gallery Association.

Sun Valley Suns first of a two-game weekend hockey series against the Boston Hockey Club, at Sun Valley Skating Center. Tonight’s contest begins at 7 p.m. Admission $6.

State Hockey Championships at Idaho Ice World for Sun Valley Midgets, Bantams, PeeWees and Squirts. Round-robin play runs through Sunday.

Vito’s Easy Latin Dance Class is back by popular demand. Learn cool, Latin dance moves to music of all kinds. After each class, dancers hit the town. At the Sun Valley Athletic Club from 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Details: 788-5448.

 

Saturday, March 4

Papoose Club Kindercup Ski Race at Dollar Mountain. Check-in is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Races start at 10 a.m. Blaine County skiers and snowboarders from preschool to age 15 who have not raced in a U.S.S.A. race are eligible. F-Stop Camera and Sun Valley Co. sponsor. There is no race entry fee and lift tickets will not be required of participants. Details: 788-7881.

Native plants workshop led by horticulturist Carol Blackburn from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Sawtooth Community Garden. $8 for members or $10 for non-members. Details: 726-9358.

Bellevue "B" Snowmobile Race the annual race event sponsored by the Sawtooth Snowmobile Club will be held today and Sunday, March 6 in the Baker Creek drainage north of Ketchum in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

North Valley Trails Section is Closed this weekend for the Bellevue "B" Snowmobile Race. Cross-country skiers should be aware that the trail will be closed from Kendall Gulch through the north end of the Baker Creek area. The trail will reopen Monday after it is regroomed.

Rotarun Ski Hill is Open Hailey’s little "Ma and Pa" ski hill two miles west of town is open. Hours of operation are Saturdays and Sundays from 10-4, plus Wednesday and Friday nights from 7-10 p.m. Cost for the rope tow is $6 adults, $4 children and free for kids five-and-under.

‘The Future of Cancer Research,’ a talk by leading cancer researcher Dr. Lee Hartwell at the Community Library of Ketchum at 4 p.m. Free.

Chamber Artist Series Concert featuring classical guitarist Angel Romero, sponsored by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities at Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church on Sun Valley Rd., Sun Valley. Tickets $12 Center members, $15 non-members. Free kids concert 11 a.m. at the church.

Sun Valley Suns second of a two-game weekend hockey series against the Boston Hockey Club, at Sun Valley Skating Center. Tonight’s contest begins at 7 p.m. Admission $6.

 

Sunday, March 5

Bellevue "B" Snowmobile Race the annual race event sponsored by the Sawtooth Snowmobile Club will be held today in the Baker Creek drainage north of Ketchum in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

1999-2000 Sun Valley Telemark Series third of five races, the Chums/Lefty’s Bar & Grill giant slalom on Dollar Mountain. Registration 9-10 a.m., racing at 10:30 a.m. Race entry $18, discounted ski lift tickets with bib. Party after. Details, Jano Wiedemann 788-3411 (day) or 622-8244 (evening).

Breast Cancer Symposium from 9:30 a.m. to to noon at Sun Valley Inn’s Continental Room. Called "Breast Cancer: Lymph Node and Immunity," the public forum will information on the latest research from medical pros. Call Expedition Inspiration at 726-6456 for details.

Croy St. Exchange Men’s Basketball League tournament games at Hailey Elementary School gym (old Middle School), Hailey, start at 11 a.m. Upper division and Lower division championship games scheduled for this afternoon.

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

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

 

Monday, March 6

Cardiac Rehabilitation Support Group with Kathy Noyes, BSRN, from 6-8 p.m. in the Wood River Medical Center modular meeting room, Hailey. Free.

Free English classes for adults and children ages 4 and up from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Register at Hemingway Elementary in Ketchum. Call 726-0005 for details.

 

Tuesday, March 7

Community School Parents’ Association Meeting monthly meeting 8:15 a.m. at the Lane Ranch clubhouse.

Blaine County Senior Citizens Center noon meal to be served. At the Senior Center, 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey, 788-3468.

After-school study place for children who need a quiet space or help with homework opens at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hailey from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Details: 788-3547.

Pancake Supper (Yum!) at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hailey from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted.

2000 Sexual Assault Training by The Advocates from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Trainings will be held at the Advocates office in Hailey March 9, 14 and 16 also. Details: 788-4191.

Quilts This N’ That, in Hailey, offers a class on the basics of quilting with instructor Sally Kern from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Details: 788-1331. Continues on Tuesdays through March.

Presidential Candidate Selection Caucus of the Blaine County Democratic Party, at 7:30 p.m. at Blaine County Senior Citizens Center, 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey. One of 44 caucuses occurring across the state today. Any Blaine County Democrat aged 18 years or older (by Nov. 7) is eligible to participate.

Tibetan Buddhist meditation group meets in Ketchum on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. For details, call 725-5241.

Amazon John Easterling, president and CEO of Rainforest Bio-Energetics speaks at the Wood River Inn, Hailey, at 7 p.m. about nutritients derived from the rainforest.

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

 

Meetings

Ketchum City Council meets at Ketchum City Hall at 6 p.m. for its regularly scheduled meeting. Monday

Blaine County Democratic Caucus meeting at the Blaine County Senior Center, 721 S. Third Ave., Hailey at 7 p.m. Details: 726-5808. Tuesday

 

Ongoing

The Study Place a friendly place for kids (grade 3 and up) to get homework help or to study. Snacks, computers, reference materials and qualified adult volunteers offered. At Hailey’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Bipolar Support Group facilitated by Diane Crist, M.A., meets at 220 River St. E. in Ketchum. Open to all who are concerned with manic depression. Wednesdays

Indoor Playground at the Church of the Big Wood provides play time for pre-kindergarten-age children. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 9:30 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m. Mondays 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Ski with a Forest Service Snow Ranger and learn about the history and future plans of the ski area. The one-hour class is free with a lift a ticket. Meet at the Ski School sign in front of Lookout Restaurant at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Free Snow Shoe Tours at Galena Lodge with a Forest Service Ranger at 1 p.m. Thursdays

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

Hiking Buddies Walk with a canine from the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the entrance to Trail Creek Cabin on Trail Creek Road Wednesdays

Weight watchers meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Blaine County Senior Center in Hailey. New members welcome at 6 p.m. Details: 788-1380. 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 $75 one person, $125 couples, $135 families, $10 for dogs. Call 788-2117.

Stanley Winter Recreation the 1999-2000 grooming schedule in the Stanley Valley includes: Monday—Stanley Lake; Tuesday—Kelly Creek Loop; Wednesday—Stanley to Bear Valley; Thursday—Bear Valley turnoff to Cub Creek and Lowman; Friday—Smiley Creek Trail and Redfish Lake. Groomed weekly are Park Creek and Alturas Lake trails. Details, (208) 774-3411.

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

Preschool story hours, including stories, film and literature-based activities, at the 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 at 11 a.m. Wednesdays and 3:30 p.m. Thursdays Family story hours are held monthly in the evenings. For details, call 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

Wood River Youth Orchestra meets from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum. Details: 726-4870. Sundays

Domestic Violence Women’s Group A support group sponsored by Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and led by Kathleen Battersby. At the Advocates new location. Please call 788-4191 or 788-6070 for directions. Free. 7 p.m. Tuesdays

Advocates Children’s Group for kids 0-12 who have witnessed domestic violence in their homes. 6 p.m. at the Advocates new location. Please call 788-4191 or 788-6070 for directions. 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.

Children’s Story Hours at the Ketchum Community Library with Ann Christensen from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and with Page Klune from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays

 

Upcoming

AAU Basketball Tryouts, March 8-9, the Southern Idaho Basketball Club (formerly Magic Valley AAU) is holding tryouts for high school boys 17-and-under on Wednesday and Thursday, March 8-9 from 6-8 p.m. at Filer High School gym. Call Steve Ayers at 208-733-5375 for details.

‘The Power of Projection in Love, Hate and Consciousness,’ March 9, a Java Jung Forum led by Scott Hyder at Java on Fourth in Ketchum from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Details: 726-6999.

Wood River Middle School Parent Conferences, March 9-10, in the Hailey school’s gym from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 10 (no school Friday).

Ketchum Business After Hours, March 9, Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber of Commerce social gathering from 5-7 p.m. at Bald Mountain Grill upstairs in the old BBC location above Paul Kenny’s, Warm Springs, Ketchum. Wear your green for some old-fashioned networking. Food, drinks and prizes. Details, 725-2105 or 726-3838.

‘Big River,’ March 10-12, the Tony award-winning musical version of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," presented by the Wildfire Theater and featuring Blaine County middle school students. Performances at Sun Valley Opera House Friday and Saturday, March 10-11 at 7 p.m., plus shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 12. Tickets for Friday and Saturday are $12 adults and $8 for students under-14. For Sunday it’s $10 adults and $5 students.

Surfin’ A2K (Auction 2000), March 11, an auction and luau benefiting financial aid and teacher wish lists for the Community School. Starts with the luau at 6 p.m. in the Limelight Room of Sun Valley Inn. With emcee Mike Murphy, DJ Larry Flynn and auctioneer Marjoe Gortner. Advance ticketing required. RSVP by Feb. 23. Call 725-5530 for more information.

Leo Kottke, March 11, in concert at the Wood River High School in Hailey at 8 p.m. Hosted by the Northern Rockies Folk Festival. Tickets available at Chapter One and Read All About It.

Texas Ski Council, March 11-18, the convention of 300 Texans will visit the Sun Valley resort this week.

Mary Turco, March 14, author of Crashing the Net, gives a talk at The Community School theater. Her 7 p.m. talk is geared towards young women in sports.

‘Experience Living History,’ March 14, the second annual evening for sharing memories of Ketchum and Sun Valley in the early days at the Ketchum-Sun Valley Heritage and Ski Museum. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Details: 726-8118.

Wood River Valley Spring Antique Show, March 17-19, at the Old Hailey Store at 103 S. Main St. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Details: 788-9224.

Paw ‘N Pole X-Country Millenniathon, March 18, all animals and their androids are welcome to the 15th annual cross-country ski event at 10 a.m. at Sun Valley Gun Club, to benefit Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley. Sponsored by PaineWebber, First Bank of Idaho, Nutro and "Athos". Tickets $15 adults, $10 kids, raffle tickets $5 (or 6 for $25, need not be present to win).

Paul Taylor 2 Dancers, March 18-19, a new generation of contemporary dancers performs at Wood River High School in Hailey. Doors open 7:30 p.m. and the show starts 8 p.m. each night. Tickets $18 for Sun Valley Center members and $20 for non-members. Call 726-9491.

Community Awards Night, March 22, the third annual Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber of Commerce awards night at Elkhorn Resort. Dinner and special entertainment by The Taffetas. Tickets $25 per person. Reservations are required.

Economic Development Breakfast, March 30, the annual Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber of Commerce gathering at 8 a.m. at Elkhorn Resort. Featuring guest speaker Gary Mahn, Idaho’s new Department of Commerce director. He will talk about, "Idaho’s Economy in the New Millennium," focusing on issues relevant to the Wood River Valley. Tickets $12 for Chamber members, $15 non-members. Reserve by calling Robyn 725-2108.

Wilderness First Aid/Wilderness First Responder Refresher, April 8-9, offered by Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. Cost $120. Call instructor Beth Crittendon at 788-2435 for details.

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