Wednesday, April 15, 2009

News briefs

Community Library seeks docents

Docents are needed for the Smithsonian Institute exhibition "Between Fences" from May 23 to July 3 at the Community Library in Ketchum. Docents will answer questions and help safeguard the exhibits, which will be set up in the library's lecture room.

For details, call Beth Duke at 726-3493, ext. 114, or e-mail

Idaho's Bounty co-op awarded grant

Idaho's Bounty co-op will use a recently received grant to educate Wood River Valley residents about the health benefits of eating locally grown food.

The money came from the Donald W. and Gretchen K. Fraser Fund of the Idaho Community Foundation, and was matched by a generous anonymous donor.

It will fund a part-time events coordinator.

For details and information, visit

Day of Silence to support equality

A day of silence will take place on Friday, April 17, at 8 p.m. at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts (Ezra Pound House) in Hailey. The evening will be a silent protest against discrimination, harassment and violence faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.

Everyone is welcome. Bring a dish for a dessert potluck. For details, e-mail the Blaine County Gay Straight Alliance at

Art exhibit to benefit animal shelter

Local painter Jerry Mells will donate all his commissions on sales from his exhibition at the Green Antelope Gallery in Bellevue to support the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley.

The gallery will have an opening reception for Mells on Friday, April 17, from 5-9 p.m.

For details, visit

Brown bag talk on breast cancer

St. Luke's Center for Community Health will host a free, brown bag talk on "What's New in the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer" on Thursday, April 16, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the St. Luke's Baldy Conference Rooms.

Registered nurse Jill Winschell will discuss risk factors for breast cancer and new ways to identify them. Information on digital mammography and other new technologies will be presented.

For details, call 727-8733.

Sagebrush to hold volunteer training

The Sagebrush Equine Training Center for the Handicapped in Hailey will have an introductory volunteer training session on Friday, April 17, from 9-11 a.m.

Volunteers will learn about the program and safety standards, and will practice sidewalking and horse handling. No previous horse experience is necessary.

Anyone interested in learning how to help people reach beyond the confines of their disability through riding a horse, please contact program Director Wendy Collins at 788-9613, ext. 102, or e-mail

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