Wednesday, June 3, 2009

News briefs

Adaptive cycling clinic to demo new hand-cycles

Sun Valley Adaptive Sports and the Blaine County Recreation District have partnered for the We Share Cycles program and will have a free clinic on Sunday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Campus in Hailey.

Intrepid Design will have 10 2009 hand-cycles for demonstration for anyone to try. The clinic will include an obstacle course for scooters, recumbent bikes, tandem bikes and any other type of cycle. The clinic is for all ages and abilities and will have wounded warriors from Boise attending.

A group ride will take place on the bike path from 1-2 p.m. and Wrap City will provide half-wraps to eat. For details, call Bert Gillette at 726-9298, ext. 117.

Cut-a-thon to benefit Camp Rainbow Gold

The annual "Celebration of Life Cut-a-Thon" at Teddy Bear Corner Preschool in Hailey to benefit Camp Rainbow Gold will take place Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Hailey Barber Shop and Pioneer Credit Union and will offer haircuts for a $10 minimum donation.

The event will feature live music, dancing, a dunk tank, face painting, massages, Dutch oven cook-off and more. For details call 721-7271.

Lunch connection program offers free food to kids

The Hunger Coalition and the Blaine County School District will offer the Lunch Connection, a free summer food program, at Woodside Elementary to children ages 1-18 from Monday, June 8, through Friday, Aug. 14. Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to noon.

In addition, the Environmental Resource Program will provide activities through its "Wild Lunch" program Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 8 through July 11. And the Bellevue Public Library will offer story hour Tuesday, July 14, and Thursday, July 16, with free books to give away.

Hot breakfasts will be served for summer school beginning Monday, July 20, from 8-9 a.m. during the summer school session. This meal is open to all. For details call 788-0121.

Center offers Idaho Writing Camp

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Hailey will offer the Idaho Writing Camp from Monday, June 22, through Friday, June 26. The camp will have a 9 a.m. to noon session for grades four through six, and a 1-4 p.m. session for grades seven through nine.

Award-winning author Malia Collins will conduct the camp. Tuition is $125 for the week and a limited number of scholarships are available. For details, call (208) 331-8000.

Firewood cutting season begins

Sawtooth National Forest officials have announced the opening of firewood cutting on the forest's Ketchum Ranger District and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The public is asked to use caution while traveling on wet and muddy roads and in areas where resource damage could occur. Restrictions apply and permits are required.

For questions about firewood cutting and permits, contact the Ketchum Ranger District at 622-0090 or the SNRA at 727-5013.

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