Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Around Town


Bellevue book fair on

Looking for a do-gooder Christmas gift? How about a book from the Bellevue Book Fair? The recipient can have a treasured addition to a growing bookshelf and the school library benefits from the purchases.

This year, Books Are Fun, a Reader's Digest company, will bring a selection of books to the school, and the public is welcome to shop.

The fair runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Nov. 30, and Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1-2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Handel opera live in HD

Sun Valley Opera and the Bigwood Theatre will co-host the "MET HD: Live" broadcast of Handel's opera Rodelinda starring Renee Fleming on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10:30 a.m.

The opera is set in Milan and the surrounding countryside in the seventh century and tells the story of the queen Rodelinda, whose throne has been usurped and whose husband has been forced to flee. He returns in disguise after having spread the rumor that he has died. The opera is a story of deception, intrigue, love and the vagaries of politics.

Handel is called the most successful composer in the first half of the 18th century, and wrote Rodelinda in 1725.

Doors open at 10 a.m. and tickets cost $22 general and $20 for seniors, and are available at the box office.

Stop girl-on-girl bullying

In an effort to help stem female bullying, a coalition of concerned educators is bringing the film "Finding Kind" to contribute to the dialogue and help establish prevention methods.

The Community School and the Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Blaine County School District and St. Luke's Center for Community Health have partnered to bring the film to the public on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. with local students, educators and mental health specialist, and to area students on Friday, Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in the Community School theater in Sun Valley. An additional showing will be held Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, free to students with identification and $3 for non-students.

The film is filled with interviews with students across the country telling their stories and truths about growing up female.

For more on the film, visit www.findingkind.com

Help The Hunger Coalition and your waistline

From today until Friday, Dec. 2, stop by Zenergy Health Club & Spa, grab a $10 day pass and help fill up the valley's food bank.

There is also a food drive in the Zenergy lobby from now until Christmas where people can drop off any nonperishable food item.




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