Friday, September 18, 2009

Living Briefs

Spiritual Film Festival starts today

The fifth annual Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival will feature films at the Sun Valley Opera House today through Sunday, Sept. 20. Festival passes are $80 and individual tickets are $8. Guest speakers and filmmakers attending include Stephen Simon, producer of "Somewhere in Time," "What Dreams May Come" and "Conversations with God and Indigo." Simon is also co-founder of the Spiritual Cinema Circle, a global DVD monthly subscription service that distributes four spiritually themed films a month. The festival will also feature speaker Stephen Kiesling, editor-in-chief of Spirituality and Health magazine, Jim Walsh, founder and chairman of the board of the Human Energy System Alliance Institute, as well as chairman of the board of Hawaiian Vintage Chocolates and of Intentional Chocolate. In addition, several filmmakers will be present to discuss their work throughout the weekend.

For a complete listing of events, films and talks, visit

Support women's hockey

The Ketchum 5 Stars Hockey team party benefit will take place at the Wicked Spud in Hailey tonight from 5-9 p.m. No Cheap Horses and Cow Says Moo will play live music along with a raffle to benefit the team.

For details, call 720-4414.

5K Fun Run to benefit Carey High School vocal group

A fundraising event for To The Max, a vocal group at Carey High School, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 8:30 a.m. The Foothill 5K Fun Run and Walk is $12 and includes a T-shirt. In addition, a Kid Scurry for children 12 and under is $6—all participants will receive medals. All runners and walkers will be served refreshments, including homemade cinnamon rolls, fruit and water bottles. The Foothill 5k will start on Main Street in Carey.

Registration forms are available at

Dogs are good hiking buddies

The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley will continue its Wednesday Hikin' Buddies hikes through the end of September from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Adams Gulch trailhead near Ketchum.

For details, call 788-4351.

Women's wellness circle promotes positive living

An eight-week class, "A Banquet for the Psyche," will commence on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and continue through Nov. 10, as part of the Women's Wellness Group presented by Midge Patzer and Melissa Boley. The class will connect a group of women and explore inner resources and resilience. The class is $350.

For details, call 720-7071.

Dance for fall equinox

The Hailey Yoga Center will host a fall equinox dance celebration on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A donation of $10-$15 is suggested.

Hailey Yoga Center is located at 91 E. Croy St. in Atkinsons' Plaza in Hailey.

For details, call (808) 282-5151.

Historical society presents Basque history event

The Lincoln County Historical Society will host an Idaho Humanities Council speaker at the Community Center in Shoshone on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. Boise State University's Dr. John Bieter will talk about Basque history in the Wood River Valley and Lincoln County.

After the talk, the historical society will sell tickets for participants to tour an area Basque boarding house. The tour will include a Basque meal prepared by the Gooding Basque Association. Tickets for tour and dinner are $12 adults, $6 children and $30 families with two adults and two children.

For details, call (208) 731-8127.

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