Paragliding nationals set for Ketchum
The 2010 U.S. Paragliding Nationals and Pre-Paragliding World Cup is scheduled for Aug. 28 to Sept. 5 in Sun Valley and Ketchum.
Organizers expect the event to host the best pilots in the nation along with a strong showing of international pilots. There will also be staged events, parties and demonstrations.
For more information and to register, visit www.usparaglidingnats.com.
Corporate food drive under way
The Hunger Coalition's annual Spring Corporate Food Drive is continuing through Friday, May 28. The Golden Can Award goes to the business whose employees and patrons contribute the most food items or money during a two-week period.
People are encouraged to support their favorite contender by making nonperishable food contributions to the large cardboard boxes provided at participating businesses.
All food donations will be distributed to hungry people through the coalition's Mobile Food Bank program, serving between 180-350 people every month.
Participants include Bank of America in Hailey, city of Hailey, Cox Communications, D. L. Evans Bank, Idaho Mountain Express, Marketron, POWER Engineers, Rocky Mountain Hardware, Scott USA, St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center, Sun Valley Resort, Webb Landscape & Garden Centers, Wood River Fire & Rescue, Wood River Insurance and the YMCA.
Wine auction tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts' Wine Auction fundraiser from July 22--24. Tickets for the various events range from $40-$600.
Now in its 29th year, the wine auction is The Center's only fundraising event and its proceeds make up more than half of the organization's operating budget.
The festivities begin Thursday night, July 22, with intimate Vintner Dinners at elegant private residences.
Friday, July 23, will feature a midday Riedel Wine Symposium at Sun Valley Resort and the Wine Auction Gala that night under the tent at Dollar Mountain Lodge. A highlight of the evening will be a drawing for a Lexus RX 450h Hybrid.
Saturday, July 24, will offer a second Wine Symposium and a Wine Auction Picnic & Concert at Warm Springs Ranch in the evening. The afternoon Wine Tasting Extravaganza will also be held Saturday at Dollar Mountain Lodge.
Call Christl Holzl at 726-9491, ext. 15, for tickets or information.
Hailey BAH set for May 20
The businesses of Main Street Plaza will host the May Hailey Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on Thursday, May 20, from 5-7 p.m. at 416 S. Main St.
For more information, call the Hailey Chamber of Commerce at 788-3484.
Celebrate Bike to Work Week
Mountain Rides Transportation Authority will hold several events this week in conjunction with National Bike to Work Week, May 17-21.
Bike to Work Day is Friday in Blaine County. Free food and other items will be offered by Mountain Rides and event sponsors along the Wood River Trail.
Friday also kicks off the annual Smart Moves program, which offers a chance to win prizes to people who get out of their cars and instead walk, bike, carpool, bus, skateboard or find another way to get to where they want to go.
The fifth annual Community Bike Swap runs Friday, May 21, through Sunday, May 23, at Sturto's Boards & Bikes in Hailey.
For more information, visit www.mountainrides.org or contact Danielle Travers at 788-RIDE, ext. 104.
Girls will be on the run
The seventh annual Girls on the Run 5k and Healthy Living Expo will take place on Saturday, May 22, at Heagle Park in Hailey. The 5k event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Registration for the 5k is online at girlsontherunwrv.org or on Friday, May 21, from 5-7 p.m. at Atkinsons' Market in Hailey. Fees for the race are $20 for adults, $10 for youth under and $40 for a family of four. Registration fees will increase on race day.
Following the race, the Healthy Living Expo will have activities for kids, music and games, raffles and healthy living information from valley businesses. All youth race participants will be entered to win a kid's cruiser bike or a similarly valued boy's bike donated by Sturtevants.
Fundraising events to sell dinners
The Youth Circle after-school program and the Circle Summer Garden program is offering Dinners From The Heart to support Council Circle programs. The meals will be prepared by Esta and will include dinners for four. All meals can be purchased for a $20-$40 donation. In addition, a quart of tomato bisque will be $10 per quart. The menu consists of meatloaf, macaroni and cheese and Indian curry. All meals include vegetables and dessert.
Meals must be ordered by Friday, May 20, for delivery on Sunday, May 23. E-mail orders to email@example.com. Checks can be sent to Council Circle, Box 496, Hailey, ID 8333 or payments can be sent through Paypal. For details, call 720-6230.
Fundraiser set for Haiti animal help
The Community School will have a fundraising event for the Haiti Animal Disaster Relief Fund with cakes, cupcakes, gift certificates, a raffle and refreshments. The event will take place at the 120 Building at the corner of First and Second avenues in Ketchum on Thursday, May 20, at 6 p.m.
For details, call 720-2253.
Give hair for oil collection
Hair collects oil, and Sawtooth Equine Service is collecting hair of any type to send via the San Francisco-based nonprofit Matter of Trust for the making of "hair booms" to help with the Gulf Coast oil spill. The hair will be mailed by Sawtooth Equine Service to the collection address and then stuffed in nylons and made into booms to collect the oil as it reaches the coast.
People can drop off their own or their pet's hair at the Sawtooth Equine Service's clinic at 708 N. Main St. in Bellevue.
For more information, call 788-1465.
CSI offers career counseling day
College of Southern Idaho will hold a career counseling day at the Community Campus in Hailey on Thursday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will consist of three workshops to help people focus their job search and career aspirations.
From 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., people can generate job possibilities by assessing interests and skills in a career exploration workshop.
From noon to 1:45 p.m., attendees will learn how to make career goals financially realistic in a financial literacy workshop.
From 2-4 p.m., the job search process becomes less intimidating when instruction will be given for preparing strong applications, cover letters, resumes, as well as learning how to present well during the interview process in the successful job-seeking workshop.
The workshop is open to the public and is free of charge. Advance registration is required by calling 788-2033.