Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Around Town

Take a hike with a shelter dog

The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley begins its summer-long Hikin' Buddies hikes today, Wednesday, June 1. The series will continue every Wednesday through September from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weather permitting. Meet at the Adams Gulch trailhead north of Ketchum to take a shelter dog for a hike or hang out and socialize with some of the smaller dogs and puppies. It's a great opportunity to meet some of the shelter's adoptable dogs as well as to learn more about the organization. For details, call 788-4351 or visit

Camas Lily Days to celebrate spring

Travel to Fairfield to enjoy Camas Lily Days on Saturday, June 4, beginning at 10 a.m. at the City Park in Fairfield. The event is free. For details, call 720-3174.

Go native with plants

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden, south of Ketchum, will have its annual Go Native plant sale and informational sale on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, call 726-9358.

Idaho Conservation League to hold watercolor painting hike

Mix art and nature on Saturday, June 4, with the Idaho Conservation League. The Saturday hike is a short hike up Mosquito Hill. It's an easy to moderate hike of two miles. Silver Creek Preserve Manager and artist Dayna Gross will lead the hike to Picabo Hills, a beautiful spot in the spring that offers a spectacular view of the Wood River Valley and Silver Creek. Bring watercolors or other painting or drawing supplies. Call 726-7485 to make a reservation.

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