Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Around Town

Catch 'The Velveteen Rabbit' now

"The Velveteen Rabbit," starts with a Pay What You Feel night Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey.

The heartwarming story of a boy and his beloved stuffed animal is performed amidst intricate puppets in the capable hands of Company of Fools players.

The shows are Oct. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 23 and 30 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under. An hour before all shows, there will be $10 tickets for 10 seats in the front row sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact or call 788-6520.

Smooth Money Gesture to play the Sun Valley Brewery

They rallied crowds this summer at Ride Idaho's Hailey Street Party with their infectious, groovy, danceable tunes, and now Smooth Money Gesture from Boulder is back.

This will be a free, promotional concert on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. at the Sun Valley Brewery in Hailey.

Swap and save for ski season

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation has been buzzing with thoughts of winter and preparing for the season with this year's annual fundraising Ski Swap.

The 2011 Ski Swap is Thursday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Community School's Sagewillow Barn in Elkhorn.

The SVSEF Ski Swap is one of the oldest annual ski swaps in Idaho and one that is much anticipated by skiers and snowboarders looking to sell or buy new and used gear for the upcoming season.

Merchandise for the sale will be from local vendors, regional vendors and the public. Admission is $1 for adults; children are free.

Swap sale hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New this year, Sunday Mark Down! If any public (non-vendor) merchandise has a yellow tag, the seller has opted to have the merchandise automatically marked down 50 percent on Sunday morning.

For more SVSEF info, see

Book fair winds down

There are two days left to buy books to support Wood River Middle School's library, which is trying to expand its collection of ebooks for reference, audiobooks for struggling readers and more.

The public is invited to shop the selection of titles and games for all ages and in all subject areas provided by Iconoclast Books today, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Book buyers can help build classroom libraries by buying books for teachers through the wish list program.

The fair is in the Hailey middle school's library.

Christmas Choir is seeking singers

The Children's Christmas Choir, directed by Mary Poppen, will have its first rehearsal today, Oct. 19, from 4-5 p.m.

The 27-year-old choir will perform at many venues throughout the Christmas season. 

Students ages 7-17 pre-register by calling 578-1981 or by emailing

 There is a $35 fee. Rehearsals will be held Wednesdays, from Oct. 19. through Dec. 14, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church on Sun Valley Road.

Scarecrow Showdown

Even those who didn't make it to the scarecrow-building workshop last weekend still have time to create and submit a garden guardian for the annual Scarecrow Showdown contest at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden.

Anyone interested can download a registration form and follow the submission guidelines to make sure their entry passes muster and can withstand fall's bluster as the creations will be up until Nov. 21.

Deadline for submission is Monday, Oct. 24, by 5 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners in business and public categories. Visitors will decide the winners, so even those who don't make a scarecrow can still enjoy a fall stroll in the garden and a chance to influence the fun.

Registration forms can be found at www.sbgarden.or/children.html.

The garden is located at state Highway 75 and Gimlet Road just south of Ketchum.

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