Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Around Town


Help the Fools

Everyone is invited to join Company of Fools at its fourth annual Casino Royale benefit—an evening of fantasy gambling and cocktails on Saturday, March 10, at the Valley Club in Hailey.

Tickets are $125 per person and include $1,500 of "funny money" for blackjack, poker, roulette and craps. Attendees will enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar. The theme of this year's event is "Monte Carlo mixed with a little New Orleans jazz," and guests are encouraged to dress accordingly. Tickets are available by calling 578-9122 or online at www.companyoffools.org.

Make every penny count

Brought to you by The Hunger Coalition, and by Nurture, a free class teaches healthy, delicious strategies to help stretch the family's food dollars. Try new recipes and foods for easy, healthy, home-cooked family meals.

Registration is required. Those who sign up before Friday, March 9, will receive a free slow cooker. Class is limited to 45 people. No childcare is provided. There will be a Spanish translator on hand.

To register, stop by the Hailey Public Library or call 788-2036.

Can I have this dance?

High schoolers wanting to impress on the dance floor are invited to free Argentine tango classes.

The classes will be held on Thursdays through March from 6:45-8 p.m. at the Blaine County Recreation District gym.

For more information, contact Pat Weaver at 788-4929.

Brown bag it with artist Amanda Hamilton

Bring a lunch to Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum at noon on Thursday, March 8, and join Amanda Hamilton for an informal talk and slideshow about her work, in particular the installation she created for The Center's current exhibition, Urban Lifecycles. The free program will last for an hour.

Hamilton's installation is in collaboration with the Ketchum-Sun Valley Heritage and Ski Museum and the Blaine County Historical Museum and consists of dioramas marking points in history. She also made a film called "It Happened in Sun Valley ... Or a Studio Very Much Like It" about Hollywood movies filmed in Sun Valley during the 1930s through '50s. The film will be screened on the windows of the Lane Building on the corner of Main Street and Sun Valley Road every Friday evening through April 13.




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