Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Around Town

Many good men performing free concert

A Few Good Men, directed by R.L. Rowsey, will perform a free concert Monday, Aug. 6, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church on Sun Valley Road.

Doors open at 7 and shows start at 7:30 p.m.

Donations are accepted, a portion of which will be given to the valleywide ecumenical Ministerial Fund.

For additional information, contact Tim Eagan at 720-0437 or

Annual Ben Hurtig 410 Memorial Shoot

Skeet, Wobbles, 5-Stand and lunch are planned for this year's Ben Hurtig Gun Club Memorial Shoot at Ohio Gulch, Sunday, Aug. 5, at 9 a.m.

Fifty targets each event, all gauges welcome though only 410g recognized on skeet trophy.

Proceeds go to youth shooting programs. Pre-registration required by calling 788-2681.

6th annual Hailey Kiwanis Car Show

The Kiwanis Club of Hailey and the Wood River Valley is hosting its annual Car Show at Roberta McKercher Park on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be more than 75 car entrants of antique, sport, modified, collectors and one of a kind.

This is a family event with bouncy houses, dunk tank, tricycle racing, food, beverages from Wicked Spud, radio remote from Canyon Radio and live music from 812.

The event is free and all the car entry fees will go to the Kiwanis Club to support children's events in the Wood River Valley. For more information call Lowell at 720-7091.

Volunteers needed for recycling at summer events

The Environmental Resource Center is seeking volunteers at a number of summer events and concerts to facilitate RISE, its Recycling Initiative at Special Events effort.

Volunteers will be entered in a contest for a Blaine County Recreation District Nordic pass.

For more information, contact Tom Wirth at 726-4333 or

Library's photo contest winner announced

Matt Stalker's entry to the Hailey Public Library's Hailey at Night photo contest was the winner among 12 entries reviewed by local judges David Stoecklein, Craig Wolfrom and Stacie Brew.

Stalker's landscape photograph features an aircraft departing from the Friedman Memorial Airport.

"It took time and patience to capture the movement of clouds and craft," Wolfrom said.

The library presented the Hailey resident a copy of "500 Cameras" by Todd Gustavson and a gift certificate donated by Zou 75.

Contributors are asked to please collect their submissions.

Upcoming events include an adult book discussion Wicked Appetite, and Corbin Maxey, "the Reptile Guy," for children.

For more information, call the library at 788-2036 or visit online at

Evening of neon and fashion for breast cancer

Bella Boombox Creations promises to bring to Ketchum Hello Kitty meet Marie Antoinette, with a little Lady Gaga thrown in for good measure for the sake of breast cancer research as part of Expedition Inspiration's Paint the Town Pink Week.

On Thursday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. Ochi Gallery's Leadville location will host a speakeasy-themed evening with Bella Boombox and Laddie John Dill's light installment, a photo booth, music and refreshments. Event admission is free, with a $10 requested donation toward breast cancer research. Due to the nature of the fashions, Ochi invites those 18 and older.Other events this week include an EI documentary film premiere at Ketchum Town Square on Friday, Aug. 3; its main event, the Women's Health Associates Take a Hike and Climb for a Cure on Saturday, Aug. 4; and an ongoing, interactive art display on the Sun Valley Road Lawn.

For more information, visit EI's website at or call 726-6456.

Y Classic fundraiser back with Sen. Al Franken to speak

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., will speak at a fundraiser Friday, Aug. 10, to support the Wood River Community YMCA in Ketchum.

"Making a difference" is the theme of Franken's talk, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Ketchum-area home of Kipp Nelson. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Seats cost $250.

The annual Y Classic fundraiser will begin with a $500 "golf scramble" at the Sun Valley golf course, which begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. on Friday, followed by lunch and awards at the Sun Valley Club.

To register for either the golf classic or Franken's talk, go to or contact Mike Wolter at (208) 928-6702, or email

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