Wednesday, September 4, 2013


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Caritas Chorale offers a breath of fresh air with raffle
    See yourself on the mountain this winter or a sunny beach next summer?  The Caritas Chorale raffle offers a season pass from Sun Valley Co., a week in a Maui condominium, use of a San Francisco studio, dinners and tickets to local arts events, a private wine tasting and an overnight at the Smoky Mountain Lodge for eight people.  
    Raffle tickets cost $25 each or five for $100. Money raised from the donated items makes free Caritas Chorale concerts possible.  This year, the Chorale, with orchestra and soloists, will present Handel’s “Messiah” in early spring.
    There are still a few seats left for the organization’s 1920s dinner, “Ain’t We Got Fun,” on Sept. 8. Reservations can be mase at 309-3294.  
    Raffle tickets are available from any singer or at Atkinsons’ Market from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
    The drawing will be at the dinner but you do not need to be present to win. For more information, contact Linda Bergerson at 726-4846, or at

10th annual Redfish Plein Air Paint-Out continues
    The Plein Air Painters of Idaho enters its second day today, Wednesday, Sept. 4, finishing with an exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 5,  at the Redfish Lake Lodge south of Stanley. The event pairs professional and amateur members for three days of plein-air, on-location painting.
    The public is welcome throughout the three days to observe the artists set up around Redfish Lake and throughout the Sawtooth Valley to capture the mountain scenes and colors in compositions painted in oils, acrylics and watercolors from early dawn to dusk.
    Maps showing where painters will be painting each day will be posted in the artists’ tent next to the lodge. Times for free artist demonstrations will also be provided at easy-to-reach sites near the lodge for those interested in watching the creation and process of an original painting.
    The Redfish Paint Out concludes with an exhibition and reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in the artist’s tent next to Redfish Lake Lodge. Light refreshments will be served and the works of the participating artists will be exhibited and available for purchase. In addition, there will be a wine tasting and reception for the artists, who will be available to answer questions about their work.
    For further information, times and events, contact Pam Street at 720-6846 or Jineen Griffith at 726-3656.  Online, visit

Free beer with trail work offered
    Sawtooth Brewery has partnered with the Sawtooth Society in adopting the Hell Roaring Lake Trail and both are preparing a work day for Saturday, Sept. 14.
    At the work day, volunteers will clear the trail, and clear the overhead area for horse users, trim back overgrowth, clean and repair water bars, remove trash and dismantle fire rings.
    There is space for 11 workers. Everyone who joins in will receive a free T-shirt, free beer at the end of the day and a free beer stein at Oktoberfest.
    To volunteer, e-mail team leader and head brewer Paul Holle at
    There is more information about the Sawtooth Society

Hospice volunteers sought
    Be a part of hospice’s “special way of caring” for people in our community who are terminally ill or bereaved. 
    The services are offered through the dedicated efforts of trained volunteers, professional staff, and the support of the community.  The Hospice & Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley is preparing for the fall training of new volunteers.
    The 20 hour course will begin on the Sept. 16 and conclude Sept. 28.
    Sessions will include the hospice concept, the team approach to care, death and dying, communication skills, caregiving, disease processes, safety in the home and transfer skills, spiritual care, grief, and loss and bereavement issues. 
    For more information, please call Carolyn or Criss at 726-8464.

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