Wednesday, May 21, 2008

News briefs

Hands on Hall open to public

The Sun Valley Wellness Festival's Exhibit Hall and Hands on Hall in Sun Valley Inn's Limelight Room will be open to the public, free, this weekend. There will be more than 50 vendors displaying their wares and services.

Items will include jewelry, music, teas, health products, foot baths, skin care products, batik flags from Bali, books, clothing, accessories for the home, organic cleaning products, hats, bags, scarves, incense and more. In the Hands on Hall, visitors can sign up for a massage, a session with a life coach, a psychic reading, a session with a healer, or even a session with an animal communicator for your pet. The halls will be open Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Monday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. Luke's classes slated

St. Luke's Wood River will host a free Community Health "brown bag" lunch lecture about the HPV virus, which can cause cervical cancer. The discussion will be held in the hospital's Baldy Conference Room, 12:15-1:15 p.m., with Dr. Leigh Morse.

On Tuesday, May 27, from 6-9 p.m. St. Luke's will offer an American Heart Association basic first-aid class. Cost is $40. Pre-registration is required. Call 727-8733.

Residents to be honored in Boise

The Idaho Community Foundation will honor Sun Valley resident Jim Cimino and his late wife, Barbara, and the late Donald and Gretchen Fraser at a 20th anniversary luncheon in Boise, today, May 21.

They are among 65 men and women and 25 organizations that will receive this year's Friend of the Foundation award. The foundation also plans to create a special fund of $50,000 to commemorate their achievements.

The Idaho Community Foundation has assets of $72.6 million, of which $64 million is in permanent endowment.

Tickets to the luncheon at Boise Centre on the Grove are $50 or $60 each. Call (208) 657-5357.

Chamber plans summer events

Reckless Kelly—the popular Americana band from Austin, Texas, with roots in Idaho—will play a free concert on July 4 in downtown Ketchum, the Sun Valley Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau announced Tuesday.

Food vendors are requested for the second annual Fourth on Fourth celebration. Expected attendance is 3,000 people.

Contact Stefanie Mahoney at 725-2105.

The chamber is also accepting entries for the Ernest Hemingway Festival Prose for Papa short story contest. Deadline is May 31. Stories should be submitted to Box 2420, Sun Valley, ID 83353, with a non-refundable $10 entry fee. The stories should be typewritten, double-spaced, maximum 2,600 words or 10 pages in Word format.

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Camas candidates' night scheduled

Camas County resident George Martin Jr. will host a Pizza and Politics event Friday, May 23, from 6-9 p.m. at Jim Dandy's Pizza in Fairfield. The event will feature candidates for the Camas County Board of County Commissioners.

"This will be an open, relaxed, informal function," states an invitation. "Talk to whom you want. Ask whatever questions you want. Have direct, one-on-one dialogue with those running for office."

Finger food and pizza will be served.

Sun Valley/Ketchum BAH set

Sun Valley Dental Group will host May's Business After Hours on Thursday, May 22, from 5-7 p.m. at 181 First Ave. N. in Ketchum.

The Sun Valley-Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau encourages local businesses to use the monthly event as a networking opportunity.

Warm Springs Ranch meeting rescheduled

A public meeting on the proposed Warm Springs Ranch Resort, originally scheduled for May 8, will be held Thursday, June 5, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Ketchum City Hall.

The meeting will include an update on the project's design, as well as a question-and-answer session with the applicant.

Pool will be open for kayak rolling

The Blaine County Recreation District Aquatic Center in Hailey will be open for kayakers wishing to improve their rolls during the next two Thursdays, May 22 and May 29. The pool will be open from 5:15-7:15 p.m. each of these nights.

The community pool is located next to the Hailey Community Campus.

Though there will be no formal instruction provided, budding kayakers will be able to use several kayaks provided. Cost to use the pool will be $10.

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