Friday, February 5, 2010

Living Briefs


Online trip auction offers Idaho experience

The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation's 2010 Online Trip Auction opens Friday, Feb. 19, at 9 a.m. and ends Sunday, Feb. 28, at 9 p.m. The auction will offer trips for all ages and opportunities to get outside and learn about Idaho's fish, birds and wildlife. The 2010 auction benefits Idaho's Watchable Wildlife programs, designed to support wildlife education and recreational activities. The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation is a nonprofit organization celebrating 20 years of helping protect Idaho's fishing, hunting and wildlife heritage. To bid, visit ifwfauction.cmarket.com.

Winter concert series starts in Ketchum

The Cox Communications Winter Concert Series will begin Thursday, Feb. 11, from 4-6 p.m. in Ketchum's Town Plaza on Fourth Street. The concerts will continue through Thursday, March 25. The first show will feature Matt Hopper. The events are presented by Cox Communications and sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, Hayden Beverage, Mountain Town Events and the city of Ketchum. LeRoy's will be open serving hot chocolate, adult beverages and crepes. The event is free and open to the public.

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Community School to screen BBC series

Three episodes of the BBC series "Women on the Frontline" will be screened Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. at The Community School auditorium in Sun Valley. After the screening, the Wood River Valley Interfaith Leaders Association will conduct a panel discussion seeking solutions to help women and girls both internationally and locally. The free event is sponsored by the Hailey-based Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and by Americans for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The Advocates' executive director, Tricia Swartling, will moderate.

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation awards The Center

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts has received $30,000 from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to underwrite its current exhibition, "Outside In: Indian Art Abroad," a multidisciplinary project on art by Indian artists who primarily live outside their country. The exhibit will run until Saturday, Feb. 20.

The foundation has been a supporter of The Center's work since 2001. Founded by investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, the Seattle-based Paul G. Allen Family Foundation supports nonprofits working to strengthen communities in the Pacific Northwest




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