'Stimulus Package' to premiere
Jeff Maxwell, Alex Kunz, Mac Harbaugh, Karl Nordstrom, David Fox, Isabel Taylor and a dozen other Performing Arts Academy students will be featured in the 40-minute film "Stimulus Package" on Monday, Aug. 30, at 5:30 p.m. in Sun Valley.
The film is a comedy about a mall cell-phone salesman who discovers life beyond the mall. The free screening will take place at the Sun Valley Opera House. A short Q&A will follow the film screening with one of the film's screenwriters, Danny Cerullo.
Advocates seek entries for contest
The Advocates is sponsoring the Advocates' Attic Fashion Redesign Contest in conjunction with the Advocates' Fashion Show on Saturday, Oct. 23. The contest is open to all fashion design enthusiasts. Entry forms are available online at www.theadvocates-aplacetogo.org and at the Advocates' Attic Thrift Store, 12 W. Carbonate St., in Hailey.
Entries for the contest are due Friday, Oct. 1. Entries will restructure and redesign clothing treasures from The Advocates' Attic Thrift Store. The top 20 Attic redesigns will be modeled on the catwalk at the fashion show. For details, call 720-5394.
Roundhouse trail up for review
Wish it was easier to hike to the Roundhouse? The U.S. Forest Service is considering a proposal that would connect the Roundhouse restaurant area to the existing Bald Mountain Trail, on Bald Mountain.
According to Ketchum District Ranger Kurt Nelson, the trail would help separate hikers from vehicular traffic in the area, and reduce the dust, noise and safety issues pedestrians currently face.
Sun Valley Co. would take responsibility for the trail's construction. The trail would be built using hand tools across the Upper Canyon, Mid-Holiday and Mid-River Run ski trails.
The proposal is now open for public viewing and comment. Scoping documents are available by contacting the Ketchum Ranger District office at (208) 622-5371. Comments should be submitted by Sept. 7, 2010.
Democrat on ballot reluctantly
BOISE, Idaho (AP)—Democrat Mike Crawford's name will be on the November ballot in a U.S. House race, but the Idaho attorney says he never intended to actually run an active campaign against congressman Mike Simpson.
In fact, Crawford says he doesn't really have a problem with Simpson as his congressman.
Crawford says the Idaho Democratic Party approached him earlier this year and asked him to put his name on the ticket to run against Simpson, a six-term Republican who represents eastern Idaho.
Crawford told KTVB-TV that he agreed to be a placeholder, and reluctantly opened the door for a political career that has little to show for itself. He's not out shaking hands. There are no Mike Crawford signs or buttons.
But voters should have a choice, Crawford says, which is why he is keeping his name on the ballot.
Ballet School to hold registration
The Sun Valley Ballet School will host two opportunities to register for the 2010-11 season. Students can register at the Sun Valley Ballet School studio, at 400 N. Main St. (at Silver Street) in Hailey on Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Students can also register on Thursday, Sept. 2, at SunValley Ballet School studio at the Wood River Community YMCA in Ketchum from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
For details, call 726-9876 or visit sunvalleyballet.com.
Footlight to offer new adult classes
Footlight Dance Centre will offer Musical Theater Jazz and Tap class for middle and high school students as well as Adult Tap 101 and a Choreography Workshop for the fall season.
Registration for classes will take place Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 5-8 p.m. at the Community Campus in Hailey and Thursday, Sept. 2, from 3-5 p.m. at Nia of Sun Valley in Ketchum, located at 131 W. Fourth St., below Perry's restaurant. Classes will be offered for children 4 years old to high school age. In addition, Footlight will offer an adult ballet class on Monday mornings. For details, call 578-5462 or visit www.footlightdancecentre.com.
Enjoy 'One Last Summer Night'
Hailey restaurants and bars on Main Street will host live music on Monday, Aug. 30, from 5:30-10 p.m. Enjoy music by Ethan Tucker at the Wicked Spud, Str8up at the Sun Valley Brewery, Finn Riggins at Fresshies, Cow Says Mooo at KB's and Wise Guy Pizza, Hangar 17 at the Hailey Hotel and more music at McClain's Pizzeria and Three Ten Main.
The Hailey Chamber of Commerce and Hailey restaurants are sponsoring the evening.