Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Around Town

Season of the book fair starts
    The Wood River Middle School Book Fair, with books provided by Iconoclast Books, continues today through Thursday, Oct. 18, in the school library.
    Hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This event raises funds for the school library, and this year’s goals are to expand the collection of ebooks, eaudiobooks for struggling readers and books for Read 180 students.
    The book fair will offer a wide range of books, especially for teens but also for all ages, young children through adults, and will include the latest and most popular fiction, high-interest nonfiction, language phrase books, cookbooks, holiday books, craft books and educational games.

‘Let’s Talk About It’ at Hailey Public Library
    As part of the “Let’s Talk About It” adult book club series happening at the Hailey Public Library, award-winning writer Laura Zuckerman will lead a discussion of Martin Meredith’s “Born in Africa” on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. All are welcome.
    Meredith’s book, released in 2011, follows the trail of discoveries about human origins made by scientists over the past 100 years, recounting intense rivalry, personal feuds and fierce controversies. The careers of Don Johanson, Richard Leaky and myriad others are considered.
    Zuckerman, who lives and works in Salmon, says Meredith’s work raises a key question: Can science solve the mystery of humankind?
    The humanity of science and technology is the focus of this year’s “Let’s Talk About It” series, hosted by the library and backed by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. Participants enjoy discussions led by scholars such as Zuckerman, whose writing has been featured in such publications as The New York Times Magazine and Western Art & Architecture.
    For more information, visit HPL online at

Cornucopias for sale for Travel Club fundraiser
    Hemingway Elementary’s fifth-grade travel club is selling fall cornucopias to raise money for an upcoming trip to Washington, D.C.
    The centerpieces range from $25 to $50 and are on sale from now until Nov. 12. Call 720-3906 or email

Play reading at nexStage
    The nexStage Theatre will present a free play reading of “None of the Above” by Jenny Lyn Bader on Tuesday, Oct. 23, launching the theater’s 2012-13 play reading series, featuring the works of current playwrights.
    The reading begins at 6:30 p.m. and runs approximately 1 hour 15 minutes with complimentary refreshments served in the lobby before the show.
    Featuring local actors Charlotte Baker and Nate Farrell and directed by Jon Kane, this romantic comedy tells the story of a sophisticated schoolgirl on the upper east side of Manhattan and the tutor who her dad has hired to prep her for the SAT exam. First impressions are thrown out the window as these two get to know each other.
    The New Yorker called it “a snappy new comedy” and said that with “wit and candor the two characters deftly dissect entitlement, intelligence and isosceles triangles.”
     For more information, call the nexStage at 726-9124.

See political button collection
    With the election only weeks away, the Ketchum Sun Valley Heritage and Ski Museum is  displaying  John Chapman’s collection of political buttons dating back from Franklin D. Roosevelt and up to the present campaign of Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.
    Visit the museum in Forest Service Park, First and Washington streets in Ketchum any afternoon, Monday through Saturday, for a trip through the years of political history. 
    For more information, call 726-8118.

Sage School annual fall raffle begins
    Hit up a Sage School student for a raffle tickets in the coming weeks to be eligible for a full season pass to Baldy, a six-course dinner cooked in your home by Chef Brent Barsotti with wines by Frenchman’s Gulch, a wellness package with acupuncture session products and a NourishMe gift card, yoga classes, a Lululemon mat or a night at the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch.
    The drawing will be the week of Nov. 11. Until then, the $10 tickets can be bought from a student, and at Grumpy’s or NourishMe in Ketchum.
    For more information, contact Mary Rau at  or 720-6456.

What can Numerology do for you? Find out Thursday
    Meet Lynn Buess, international author and speaker, who will present a free lecture and book signing of his latest title “The Heart of Numerology.”
    Buess will appear at All Things Sacred, hosted by Chapter One Bookstore in Ketchum on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7-9 p.m.

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