Friday, January 11, 2008

News Briefs

Sun Valley Center accepting scholarship applications

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is now accepting scholarship applications for Blaine County students and teachers who wish to further their individual studies in the arts and humanities. This year the deadline is Friday, Feb. 15.

The Ezra Pound Award goes to a high school junior to pursue visual art study during the summer prior to his or her senior year. The Gay V. Weake Award goes to a graduating high school senior or college student who intends to major in the arts or humanities. The High School Arts & Humanities Scholarships goes to students interested in the visual or performing arts or humanities.

In addition, Educator's Awards are available for teachers who wish to pursue professional development opportunities in their fields of expertise.

For details and information on how to apply, visit or call Britt Udesen at 726-9194.

Where to park for Bob Doyle's Day

The celebration of Bob Doyle's Day will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at The Community School in Sun Valley. Parking will be available in the Sun Valley ice rink overflow lot on the west side of Dollar Road. There will be a shuttle-bus service from the lot. A reception will be held later at the Wood River Community YMCA in Ketchum at 6 p.m. with refreshments, some of Doyle's favorite music and an open microphone for anyone who would like to share a memory.

Join Winter Feast cooking class

There are 10 slots left for the Sawtooth Botanical Garden's Winter Feast cooking class to be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The class will teach participants how to prepare a local, organic, and seasonal menu guaranteed to warm the soul, led by Cortney Burns, a private chef and owner of Reserved Table.

To register, call the Sawtooth Botanical Garden at 726-9358. The cost is $30 for members and $35 for non- members. The garden is located on the corner of state Highway 75 and Gimlet Road, south of Ketchum.

Obama supporters to meet

Local supporters of presidential candidate Barack Obama, including Idaho House Minority Leader Wendy Jaquet, will meet Friday, Jan. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Coffee Grinder coffee house in Ketchum. Jaquet will explain why she is endorsing Obama and how supporters can get involved in the Feb. 5 Democratic caucus in Idaho.

Saturday evening services set

St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sun Valley will reintroduce a special service this Saturday, Jan. 12, at 4:30 p.m. for those who would like to play in the snow during the daylight hours and worship in the early evening. 

These informal Holy Eucharists will be held weekly from Jan. 12 through April 12. Everyone is invited to come in ski clothes or après-ski gear for a service featuring singing, congregational participation, instrumental music and prayer. Following the service, there will be refreshments, children's choir practice, and Christian education for both children and adults. 

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