Friday, December 2, 2011

Living Briefs

Bellevue Book Fair's last day

Great books that can help boost your child's passion for reading are on sale today, Dec. 2, at Bellevue Elementary School. Proceeds from the sale—which ends today—help benefit the library.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The school is located east of Main Street off Cottonwood and Fifth streets.

Xmas celebrations begin this weekend

Pose your pet with Santa and whisper in his ear how much you want to help find homes for dogs and cats waiting at the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley. Drop by Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dirty Beagle Dog Wash in Hailey and FloLo's will provide the professional photography to accompany the smiles. Proceeds benefit the shelter.

Shopping ethically conscious? Support handcrafters while contributing to an organization that backs children's programs all year by dropping by the Papoose Club's Bazaar at Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Help raise money for local seniors by attending the 14th annual Festival of Trees at the Senior Connection in Hailey at 6 p.m.

Steer your sled toward Bellevue and take the kids to see Santa, enjoy face painting and make a bird feeder. Webb Nursery hosts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden lights up the night with its first "Winter Wonder" event, which starts tonight.

Bring a new children's book for a needy child, meet author Donna Savage or see "Thrive" Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1-4 p.m. at All Things Sacred in the Ketchum Galleria.

For a full list of events and more details, see the calendar of events on page 14.

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