Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Around Town

Carl Lawson of Idaho Department of Fish and Game liberating trout into Riverside Pond last week. Photo by Trey Spaulding, Wood River Land Trust

Father's Day fish-o-rama at Riverside Pond

The Wood River Land Trust and Idaho Department of Fish and Game stocked the newly reclaimed Riverside Pond in Heagle Park with around 450 trout perfect for Father's Day, Sunday, June 17.

A license is required for 14 and older, just head to the park in the Della View subdivision with a pole, a net and an ice chest for your catch. The entrance to the pond is on the left before the tennis courts.

In 2003, the Land Trust excavated and restored the old riverside wastewater treatment facility in Hailey and turned it into a vibrant wetland with native shrubs, trees, sedges, grasses and wildlife.

Sneak peek at 'Fame the Musical' at open mic

Actors from the rousing pop-rock musical "Fame" will perform several song-and-dance numbers from the upcoming production as part of an open mic event in the Ketchum Town Square, Friday, June 15, from 6-9 p.m.

The actors have been in an intense rehearsal process for the show, which will be staged at the Community School Theater from June 20-23 and is being produced by the Summer Theater Project, a performing arts program for high school teens and 20-somethings sponsored by St. Thomas Playhouse.

All other poets and performers are invited to attend this event, with registration taking place prior at Iconoclast Books.

Community mindfulness meditation group begins

A free Hailey meditation group is now meeting Tuesday evening at Pure Body Pilates, across from Atkinsons' Market.

Gather from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for 35 minutes of silent meditation as well as mindful conversation. All are welcome to this regular meeting hosted by the Mountain and Rivers Sangha.

Also called Vipassana, this is described by followers as a simple and direct Buddhist practice based on moment-to-moment awareness, a technique designed to open the heart and clear the mind. It requires no belief commitments and is compatible with other religious traditions.

Between the covers with the Hailey Public Library

The Hailey Public Library's adult summer reading program kicks off Tuesday, June 19, at 6 p.m. with designer Vicki Bates giving a talk on bedroom makeovers.

There will also be a photo contest with photos accepted July 2-6, entries displayed July 9-13 and a winner chosen July 16.

Librarian LeeAnn Gelsky promises lots of other topics and a summer chick lit read too.

For more information, call the library at 788-2036.

'90s music 'legends' back for reunion show

Members of the band Girth are back together for a show at Ketchum's Whiskey Jacques' on Friday, June 15, with Triple Nixon opening.

The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $5.

Free Artist's Studio Tour offered

Join the Sun Valley Center for the Arts Junior Patrons Circle on a tour of studios of local artists Megan Murphy, Aaron Pearson and Wes Walsworth.

The tour begins and ends at Ochi Gallery. Reservations are requested, but not required.

For details, call 726-9491.

Divas and Diamonds party star to greet guests

International Diva Alyson Cambridge and Chopard Ambassador Alyson Cambridge will meet guests at the pre-party 'Diva and Diamonds' on June 29 at a private residence.

The event is a benefit for the Sun Valley Opera, which co-sponsors the annual Sun Valley Summer Spectacular in the pavilion on June 30, where Cambridge will appear with the orchestra. A video invitation to the events can be found on

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