Friday, September 2, 2011

Living Briefs

Country singer Lee Ann Womack will perform in Sun Valley on Friday, Sept. 9.

Get tickets for Womack, send a kid to college

Country singer Lee Ann Womack, best known for her song encouraging the down or brokenhearted, "I Hope You Dance," will sing for the annual Idaho's Governor's Cup benefit Friday, Sept. 9, at the Sun Valley Pavilion.

The concert is all part of an Idaho-themed weekend fundraiser that brings out golfers, trap shooters, philanthropists and country music lovers together for competitions that raise money for scholarships.

More than 550 donors are set to descend on Sun Valley starting Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Event director Katie Hammon said tat in addition to the golf and skeet shooting, the goal is to always include a country music performer.

Education is a pet project of Womack's, who promotes Back to School, which is mainly for girls and provides everything a struggling young person would need for school, including supplies and hearing aids.

For tickets to Womack, visit or call 622-2135.

Walk "The Literal Line" exhibit

Find out more about the art on display at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts during a free guided tour on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy a glass of wine while The Center's curators and trained gallery guides discuss the work of the eight artists featured in its current exhibition, "The Literal Line: Minimalism Then and Now."

The exhibition features an exceptional group of paintings, works on paper and sculpture by artists working at the forefront of the Minimalist movement in the 1960s and 1970s, displayed alongside artwork by four contemporary artists. All the artists share a Minimalist sensibility that emphasizes simplicity, respect for materials and a focus on the basic elements of color, form and line.

"Art is sometimes puzzling. Usually there is more than you get at first glance, and that's particularly true of these works," said Kristin Poole, The Center's artistic director and co-executive director. "A group tour is a nice, informal way to gain deeper insight into what's on view."

Groups and individuals desiring tours at other times or in Spanish can call 726-9491 to make advance arrangements. Regular gallery hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Center's Ketchum location at 191 Fifth St. E.

For more information, visit

Adults can sharpen basic skills in reading, math and language

Adult basic education classes are forming now for the fall term at College of Southern Idaho's Blaine County Campus.

The classes will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Community Campus in Hailey. The two sessions are free, but space is limited, so registration is required.

For more information, contact Janice Reutlinger at the CSI Blaine County Campus GED Information Center at 788-2038, ext. 6933 or email

Craters of the Moon takes advantage of big sky

Cooler temperatures, fewer people and great sky watching are on the agenda at Craters of the Moon National Monument through September.

The park will offer sunset Star Party gatherings on Friday, Sept. 2, and Saturday, Sept. 3, with additional astronomy programs held later in the evenings on Sept. 2, 3, 10 and 17 from 8:30-9:15 p.m. Entrance fee per vehicle is $8.

Nightly presentations, tours of lava tube caves and other ranger-guided activities are being offered daily through Oct. 22.

Volunteers are needed Sept. 17 to help prepare for a change in seasons to remove fencing along a major migration route for pronghorn antelope.

National Public Lands Day on Sept. 24. means no admission fee to the park.

For more information, email, call 208-527-1332.

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