Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Around Town

Express Staff Writer

Volunteers needed for Trailing of the Sheep
    Time is near for the annual Trailing of the Sheep and it takes at least 200 people from this village to make it the success the patrons have come to expect.
    Most positions only require a few hours and can be for one or several events. Training and supervision is provided throughout the event, which will be held Oct. 11-14 in Ketchum and Hailey.
    People are needed to work at sales tables, help with the Sheep Dog Trials, Folklife Fair, parade barbecue and various other projects.
    For more information on the festival, visit and contact Sheila Kelley at 720-9361 or to discuss volunteer possibilities.

Craters of the Moon Fall events offered
    Ranger guided walks of the lava tubes, patio talks and astronomy presentations and viewing are some of the fall offerings at Craters of the Moon National Monument through September.
    Some of the darkest skies in the country can be found in national parks like Craters, north of Carey.
    For a complete listing of events visit

Pancake breakfast for Sea Cadets uniforms and training
    The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a program for young adults aged 13-17 interested in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. They wear Navy uniforms and train weekly with mentors with the objectives of developing senses of pride, patriotism, courage and self-reliance, and maintaining an environment free of drugs and gangs.
    There will be a presentation at the American Legion Hall in Ketchum on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. and a pancake breakfast and raffle Sunday, Sept. 16, from 9-11 a.m. at Hailey’s Senior Connection to help raise funds for these cadets.
    For more on the cadets, visit For the breakfast event, it’s $10 for adults and $5 for children under 7. For details, call 788-3468.

Cowboy poetry and music gathering north of Ketchum
    The Stanley-Sawtooth Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering will be hosted by the Mountain Mamas on Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15, in various locations around the town and at Redfish Lake.
    Event times are Friday from 1-3 p.m. at the River 1 back porch and 3-5 p.m. at the Stanley Museum, and Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Redfish Lake Lodge and 3-5 p.m. at the Mountain Village Restaurant.
    Admission to the celebration of the American West is free, and there will barbecue food for sale during evening performances, which begin at 6 p.m. on the lawn at the corner of Wall Street and Ace of Diamonds Avenue in downtown Stanley.
    For further information, e-mail or call the Stanley-Sawtooth Chamber of Commerce at 208-774-3411.

Expert shopping skills may win groceries
    A new and wacky event debuts on Saturday, Sept. 15, and the public is invited to be part of the fun.
    Three teams of two people will have five minutes to try to pile up the most expensive cartload of merchandise at the Main Street Market. The team that achieves this will win a $5,000 Main Street Market gift certificate.
    The Cart Dash will take place at 6 p.m.—right in the middle of a street party hosted by Main Street Market and broadcast live by KECH radio. Food and beverages will be served and Main Street Market and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts will have assorted prizes to give away, including a case of wine from The Center’s “cellar” (only to someone over 21), concert and lecture tickets, coupons and products from Zou75, Cristina’s, Idaho’s Bounty, Main Street Market, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Chocolate Moose, Sun Valley Candle and Ketchum Cookies. Some will be offering free samples.
    Two teams have already been selected for the Cart Dash and a third will be selected in a free drawing on the day of the event. There is still a chance to participate and win $5,000 worth of groceries.
    For details, go to or call 726-9491.

Harvest of Hope celebration at the Hope Garden in Hailey
    The Hunger Coalition’s annual party to honor its volunteers and supporters is slated for today, Sept. 12, from 5-8 p.m. in Hailey’s Hope Garden.
    The garden, adjacent to the Old Blaine County Courthouse at First and Walnut streets will be hopping with games and live music by Slow Children Playing with food and drink, all for free.
    This is the third annual Harvest of Hope Celebration. For more information, call 788-0121.

Chi running fundraiser is back on
    Chi running workshops to benefit the local chapter of Girls on the Run have been redesigned and rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16.
    According to certified instructor Cheryl Lloyd, who will lead the class, beginners and experienced athletes find that by applying the principles of t’ai chi, runners improve technique, develop a strong body-mind connection, develop great posture, strengthen core muscles, improve balance and eliminate the “no pain, no gain” approach to fitness.  People don’t need to know t’ai chi to learn chi running or chi walking.
    Lloyd will share the key principles and a few posture exercises and provide a video analysis of participants’ technique. No special fitness level or attire is required. 
    For more information, call 788-7863 or email

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