Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Around Town

Final reception for Bellevue gallery
    Green Antelope Gallery in Bellevue is inviting the public to celebrate its seven years of showcasing the talent of local and regional artists at a final artists’ reception on Friday, May 17, from 5-9 p.m.
    The event will feature photographs of Patagonia by gallery co-owner Brooke Bonner, as well as new landscape paintings by Lee Higman and a sampling of work from the 22 other artists Green Antelope has represented.
    “While we have loved the experience of working with local artists and providing an opportunity for art lovers to appreciate fine art in the south valley, it is time for us to dedicate ourselves to other endeavors,” Bonner said.
    One such endeavor is the newly formed Wood River Valley Studio Tour, a partnership between Bonner and Ketchum artist Suzanne Hazlett. The Studio Tour celebrates the artistic talent of the Wood River Valley community by connecting artists, art lovers, and those new to art, through an annual exploration of local artist studios, to be held each October.  For more information, visit the Tour website at
    Green Antelope Gallery is located at 116 S. Second St. in Bellevue. More information and a preview of the show is online at

Post offices collecting food
    The U.S. Postal Service’s annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive is taking place through Friday, May 17.
    “The number of clients we are seeing lately has really risen in this time of slack and we’re grateful for the
donations we get to help serve them,” said Naomi Spence, program director at The Hunger Coalition.
    The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is held each May
during a traditionally difficult time for food banks across the country, when need is high but food donations are low.
    For a list of the most needed food items, visit The Hunger Coalition’s website at For food assistance, call 788-0121.

Hospice adds Caregivers Group
    The impact of long-term caregiving is well-documented. Individuals are living longer with chronic illnesses; Alzheimer’s disease is rising dramatically and expected to triple by 2050. An estimated 96 percent of these individuals are cared for at home, usually by family caregivers.
    Hospice & Palliative care of the Wood River Valley is adding a second Caregiver’s Support Group to help reduce stress, provide practical caregiving ideas, share experiences with others and have a little respite from the responsibilities of caregiving.
    The new group will meet the third Monday of each month, beginning May 20, from 4-5:30 p.m. at the hospice office at 507 First Ave. N. in Ketchum.
    The current group will continue to meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Senior Connection in Hailey from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    All family caregivers are invited and encouraged to come. For more information, call 726-8464.

Audition now for fall’s ‘My Fair Lady’
    The world famous Lerner and Lowe musical “My Fair Lady” is the Family Main Stage production from St. Thomas Playhouse that will run from Oct. 17-20.
    Open auditions are being held for all interested members of the community (from ages 5-75) at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sun Valley on Wednesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 16, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Auditioners will be asked to sing and read scenes from “My Fair Lady.” Copies of the scenes will be available at audition sign-in. Adults and children must be able to commit to the rehearsal schedule, which begins in late August.  For more information, call Sara or Cherie at 726-5349.
    The show is about a brilliant yet self-absorbed professor of phonetics who plucks a lowly Cockney flower girl from the streets of London and transforms her into a dignified lady.

5k celebrates 10 years
    Bring the family and join in the 10th annual Girls on the Run Community 5K & Healthy Living Expo, Saturday, May 18, at Heagle Park in Hailey, at 9:30 a.m.
    Among the extras will be a bike obstacle course, bounce house, pet-tag-making machine, girl-themed “library,” face painting, snacks, health information and much more.
    Register online at or Friday, May 17, at Atkinsons’ in Hailey from 5-7 p.m.  Registration fees are $20 adults, $10 youth (18  and under) and $40 for a family of four). Registration is available the morning of the race from 8-9 a.m. at Heagle Park.  Fees will increase race day to $25 adult, $15 youth, $50 family.

Nurture your awareness of nutrition and health
    An event called Nosh For Nurture will be held Saturday, May 18, in an effort to raise awareness and thank supporters of the Nurture organization’s local nutrition education programming.
    The free community event at the home of Nurture founder Kathryn Guylay will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nosh for Nurture will be a casual evening featuring delicious recipes, cooking demos and dialogue about nutrition and health.
    Guylay founded Nurture in 2008 in her hometown of Chicago to support low-income children and families who have an increased risk for nutritionally related disease, such as diabetes. She has been highly involved in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative and has served as ambassador for the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution, a representative for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and a Community Hero for the Edible Schoolyard Project (chef Alice Waters’ initiative in Berkeley, Calif.).
    Nurture is delivering its Elementary Nutrition and Wellness Program in each of the public elementary schools in Blaine County and the Community School. Nurture’s program helps students develop positive relationships with food while building the ability and desire to make healthy choices about nutrition.
    Please RSVP to Kathleen McCabe at For more information, visit

Learn about mining in Idaho
    Meet at the Blaine County Historical Museum in Hailey at 218 Main St. at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 19, for a presentation and walking tour about mining.
    “Mining in Idaho: Today and Yesterday,” will be led by historian Tom Blanchard and will include a tour of historic buildings and the Minnie Moore Mine.  
    For details, call Bob MacLeod at 788-4210 or 727-7863.

Bikes, burgers and beer to cheer board
    Rotarun ski area is hosting an event called Bikes, Burgers and Beer for the public to meet its new board members.  The open house and fundraiser will be Sunday, May 19, at the ski area west of Hailey.
    An informal bicycle ride will follow the gentle-to-challenging trails of Croy Canyon starting at 4 p.m., followed by burgers and beer on the deck.
    The fundraiser for Rotarun will cost $20 per adult and $5 per child (15 and under).  Cyclng is not required and  supporters can purchase a ticket for the dinner only.
    “We want the larger community to see what a wonderful resource they have here in Rotarun,” said new board President Jesse Foster.  “We will continue to focus on affordable, family winter sports as our mission.”
    For additional information, call Eric Wesley, Rotarun administrative staff, at 788-1350.

Enjoy the edible of Idaho and fight hunger
    The first ever Edible Idaho’s Trail Creek Dinner Benefit for The Hunger Coalition will be held Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Sun Valley Resort’s Trail Creek Cabin.
    This effort is made possible through the generosity of two Idaho James Beard Foundation semifinalists: Chef John Murcko, director of culinary operations for Sun Valley Resort, and chef Gary Kucy from Hotel McCall.
    All proceeds from the event will go to The Hunger Coalition of Blaine County. Space is limited, with only 50 tickets being sold at $200 each.
    A six-course menu will be served in the rustic and romantic Trail Creek Cabin and will include soup, salad, fish, intermezzo, main course and dessert. Wine pairings will be included with each course.
    For the entire menu and tickets, visit or call (208) 928-7150.

Putt around for the Ketchum Wide Open
    Shenanigans will be brought to the fore Saturday, May 18, when the annual costumed golf event known as the Ketchum Wide Open gets under way.
    Sign up at the Ketchum Town Square at 11 a.m.—it’s a mere $20 per two-person team. Tee-off is at noon. The creative and challenging course wends through Ketchum for 11 holes. The best par of seven holes rule allows 21 and under to play this year.
    Prizes for best hole, best costume, youngest, oldest, traveled the farthest and, of course, the “Golden Putter Award” for the lowest score to par. Holes will be at: Grumpy’s, Sawtooth Brewery, Whiskey’s, The Cellar, Bluebird Day Cafe, the Casino, The Sawtooth Club, Rico’s, Smoky Mountain Pizza, the Cornerstone and by Bigwood Golf Course.
    All score cards must be turned in by 5:30 p.m. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. 

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