Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Around Town

Paralympian Chris Waddell to present film

Chris Waddell is a top competitor in skiing and a champion for the disabled. To raise his profile and bring attention to his message about changing perceptions, he climbed to the top of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro on a specially made handcycle in 2009.

His tour with the film made from the journey, which he made with an African porter who had lost his leg in an accident on the mountain years before, makes a stop in Ketchum tonight. Waddell will answer questions after.

"One Revolution" directed by Amanda Stoddard will be shown Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Sun Valley Opera House. Tickets are $10 at the door or at Smith Optics offices in Ketchum.

Zumbathon for food bank

The public is invited to shake it to Zumba fitness dances and raise money for The Hunger Coalition.

The Friday, Nov. 18, Zumbathon will be held at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum from 6:30-9:30 p.m. A $5 donation is requested for each entrant, but the night includes exercise, a raffle and other prizes throughout the night.

Contact Aaron Beard at 720-1605 for more information.

Musicians, singers needed

The Papoose Club is looking for musicians and entertainers for guests shopping at their annual holiday marketplace, Dec. 3 and 4.

All the vendors are set and ready with their unique and handcrafted wares for this 21st annual Holiday, but some festive entertainment slots remain open.

The Papoose Club raises money to support children's programs in the valley.

For more information, contact Krista at 309-1816.

Scarecrow Showdown votes needed

The scarecrows are planted in the patch at Sawtooth Botanical Garden and all that's missing is admirers.

Go to the garden between now and Nov. 21 and stroll among the contestants and cast a vote for the winning garden companion.

Prizes will go to the winning business and public scarecrow creators.

The garden is free and open to the public daily until dusk. For more information, call 726-9358.

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden is a community resource showcasing native and cultivated plants that flourish at high altitude.

Access the Hailey Library on-the-go

On a mission to make literature more accessible to the public, the SirsiDynix development team created the industry-leading BookMyne app. Free for download to most Apple mobile devices, this allows library patrons to interact with their library accounts without stepping in the door.

Users can search the card catalogue, place holds on titles and even pay fines.

There are other essential electronic resources on the library's website too.

Learn a new language with "Let's Mango," take an MS Excel or PowerPoint tutorial, prepare for the ACT and SAT course online, and even self-diagnose your car with the online auto repair reference center.

For more information, contact the Hailey Public Library at 788-2036 or visit


Ski Museum gives thanks

The Ski and Heritage Museum, the Sun Valley Ski Academy, the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and the Sun Valley Ski Club invite the community to Thanks-ski-giving at the Ski and Heritage Museums on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

The party will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ski Museum in Ketchum's Forest Service Park.

  Thanks-Ski-Giving is a community party hosted by the museums to celebrate the opening of the ski season and give to those in need.

The Ski Academy, Ski Club and Ski Education Foundation will have tables in the museum to discuss their programs.

  Old Death Whisper will be playing acoustic music in the Ski Museum, there will be bonfires in the park, "Hot Dog the Movie" will be playing in the park and both museums will be open.

  The public is encouraged to bring cans of food in exchange for a free beer or hot chocolate. Food donations will be going to the Hunger Coalition and donations of used coats, hats and gloves will be given to the Advocates.

For more information, call Megan Murphy Lengyel at the Ski Museum at 726-8118 or 721-3575.

Buy a tree, support pony lovers

The Sawtooth Pony Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser is on. Order a beautiful, fragrant, Oregon-grown noble fir now through Dec. 1. Delivery date is Dec. 10.

Prices range from $55 for 5-foot trees to $110 for 11-foot trees. Support local equestrian youth learning about horsemanship, riding, training and showing. Call Lee at 726-2107.

Win a ski pass

The Friends of the Hailey Public Library is raffling three different ski passes.

Go to the Hailey library, YellowBrick Road or Iconoclast Books in Ketchum and purchase a raffle ticket for $5 per ticket or five for $20 and enter to win either an adult season pass at Sun Valley or one of two passes for an adult at Rotarun.

Proceeds will benefit the Hailey library.

The drawing will be held at the library on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 5:30 p.m. The winner need not be present to win.

For more information, call 720-7395.

Exhibit focuses on teens

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum will be screening a thought-provoking film about teens and money and then offering a guided tour of its exhibition Awkward Stage: Adolescence and Identity on Thursday, November 17.

Both the film and tour are free and refreshments will be served. Arrive at 5 p.m. for the film, Lauren Greenfield's kids + money, and stay for the tour at 5:30 p.m.

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