Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Around Town

‘Deepening the Roots of Compassion’ is an
awareness-raising event
    Learn more about a proposed center dedicated to compassion and insight from Anam Thubten, founder of the Point Richmond, Calif.,-based Dharmata Foundation.
    He will be joined by Dana Marsh, director of Heart of the Dharma in Boise, who will talk about her vision for a center that will serve as an incubator for bringing compassion and insight into action in the lives of individuals and the community.
    Anyone interesting in helping others is encouraged to show up at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Ketchum, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, for an evening of appetizers and camaraderie.
    Thubten grew up in Tibet and now teaches widely in the U.S. and occasionally abroad. He is also the author of various articles and books in both the Tibetan and English language. His books in English include “The Magic of Awareness” and “No Self, No Problem.”
    Marsh was ordained by Thubten and is also a school teacher. She has spent 20 years teaching in the public schools with at-risk youth and has taught as adjunct faculty at Boise State University and CWI in the sociology and criminal justice departments.

Enjoy the night with ‘The Princess Bride’
    Bring the family, a blanket and a picnic and enjoy a movie under the stars. The Sun Valley Center for the Arts will host a free outdoor screening of  “The Princess Bride” at its Hailey location, Second Avenue and Pine Street, on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
    The movie is the first event in The Center’s multidisciplinary project Happily Ever After, which takes a clear-eyed look at fairy tales.
    For information about the film screening and other aspects of the Happily Ever After project, visit or call 726-9491, ext. 10.

Walk the walk for MS
    On Saturday, Sept. 22, the eighth annual MS Walk will be held at the Ketchum Forest Service Park.
    There will be a fun walk along the Wood River bike path for one to three miles, a lunch and games, including a take on musical chairs called musical dogs.
    There is no entry free, but donations are encouraged. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk is at 10 a.m.
    For more information, call Nancy Ferries at 720-3581.

Events at Craters of the Moon
    On Friday, Sept. 21, at sunset, visitors to Craters of the Moon National Monument north of Carey can use telescopes and have expert viewing advice provided by members of the Idaho Falls Astronomical Society. Meet in the Caves Area parking lot and dress warmly.
    On Saturday, Sept. 22, it’s International Observe the Moon Night, which begins at sunset. See a slide program and use telescopes for a new look at the moon from the campground amphitheater.
    For more information, visit

Join Stanley Firefighters’ Ball
    This year’s Fireman’s Ball for the firefighters who live and work in the Sawtooth Valley will be held at Redfish Lake Lodge on Saturday, Sept. 22, with a silent auction, live music and a free shuttle from Stanley to the lodge.
    For more information, call the Stanley Chamber of Commerce at 208-774-3411 or 800-878-7950.

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