Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Briefs


Hailey chamber seeks board nominees

The Hailey Chamber of Commerce is requesting nominations for new board members who will be appointed to serve two-year terms. The board is particularly interested in candidates from industries not currently represented on the board, including restaurants, the arts community, health care and construction. Candidates must be a designated representative of an active member business.

Responsibilities include attending monthly board meetings, serving on a board committee, attending chamber events (including Business After Hours and ribbon cuttings) and assisting with the Fourth of July Parade. The time commitment is about four hours a month.

To submit a letter of interest or learn more about serving on the board, contact the Hailey Chamber of Commerce at 788-3484 or info@haileyidaho.com.

It's Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March marks the continued observance of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The goal of this national observance is to generate awareness about colorectal cancer and to encourage people to learn more about prevention of the disease through regular screening and a healthy lifestyle.

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in Idaho, with only lung cancer taking the lives of more men and women. From 2005 to 2009, 2,988 Idahoans were diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and there were 1,052 deaths from the disease.

Regular screening can often find colorectal cancer early when it is most curable. In many cases, screening can prevent cancer.

For more information about colon cancer or about the local colon cancer advisory board, call Susie Beem at 737-5946.

Kiwanis Club to host barn dance

The Kiwanis Club of Hailey and the Wood River Valley along with the Sawtooth Rangers Riding Club will host a barn dance at the Hailey Armory on Saturday, March 10, from 7-9:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Strings Attached with caller David Quinley.

Entry will be $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

A desert cafe will be provided by the Wood River High School Kiwanis Key Club.

This is a fundraiser for the Kiwanis and Key Club and all profits will benefit programs for children in the Wood River Valley.

Talk offered on 'Physiology of Aging'

On Thursday, March 8, from 12:15-1:15 p.m., physical therapist Kacey Fairfield will lead a discussion on how the body changes as we age and how to keep realistic yet optimistic attitudes, establish healthy habits and stay active as the years go on.

The Brown Bag lecture will be held at St. Luke's Wood River's Baldy Rooms.

All Brown Bag lectures are free and no pre-registration is required. Call St. Luke's Center for Community Health for information on this or other educational programs: 727-8733.

Volunteers sought for Senior Connection program

Volunteers are being sought to help with a "group respite program" organized by the Senior Connection for cognitively impaired people and their families. The program will give people with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or aphasia opportunities to socialize and participate in structured activities that are enjoyable, safe and supportive. Primary caregivers and family members will also be given relief from their care-giving routine.

The activities are designed to maximize functional and cognitive skills according to the needs of the individual and to provide socialization and cognitive stimulation.

Girl Scouts to celebrate anniversary

The Wood River Valley's Girl Scouts will celebrate Girl Scouting's 100th anniversary on Monday, March 12, at the Idaho National Guard Armory in Hailey. The open house will begin at 5 p.m. and will last for two hours.

There will be cake, a historical Girl Scout uniform fashion show, a slide show of local scouting history and a vintage silent film depicting how the first Gold Award (Girl Scouting's highest honor) was earned. There will also be tables with memorabilia, troop banners, song singing and a historical photo op.

On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low signed up the first 18 girls in her home in Savannah, Ga. Girl Scouting has since grown to include 3.2 million girls and women as members or volunteers.

Girl Scouting today is about fun, community service and learning leadership skills. It's less about camping and more about building life skills.

Free skiing at Rotarun

On Saturday, March 10, from 4-9 p.m., Rotarun ski area will celebrate 64 years at its location near Hailey with free skiing.

Everyone is invited for a community potluck. Bring a vegetable, salad, chili or pasta dish to share, as well as a beverage. Burgers and hot dogs will be sold for $1. Lights will be on at dusk and the Poma lift will be running. Bring your own sled and helmet. Sledding will be by the new handle-tow lift.

Rotarun is west of Hailey off Croy Creek Road.

Sun Valley choir seeks singers

The Sun Valley Hallelujah Chorus is preparing another concert for Emancipation Proclamation Day on April 15 and is seeking singers.

Rehearsals will be every Monday night at 6 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum under the direction of Patti Parsons-Tewson.

For details, call 721-0133.

Enjoy a screwball comedy

The Community School Players will perform "His Girl Friday" opening Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the campus theater.

The show will run Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are for sale at Chapter One Bookstore and at the door, and are $10 for adults, $5 for students.

For more, call 622-3955, ext. 133.




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