Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Around Town

Book and bake sale to benefit library
    The group Friends of the Hailey Public Library is looking for book donations and baked goods as it prepares for its 26th annual Used Book and Fresh Bake Sale.
    The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24 and 25, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Hailey National Guard Armory.
    The Friends’ book and bake sale benefits the Hailey Public Library.  

Walk in the garden with expert guides
    “Come Walk in the Garden” Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24 and 25, at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden south of Ketchum, with master gardeners, master naturalists, environmental educators, green-industry professionals, clergy and Sawtooth Botanical Garden members for a field day focused on spiritual companionship in garden spaces.
    The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $15 per person and includes lunch, a healthy snack and handouts each day. It will provide a chance to hone individual and group gardening skills.
    Attendees should bring a coat, walking shoes and gardening clothes. To register, call 726-9358.  

‘What’s on Your Plate?’
    The Community School and Nurture Idaho is celebrating Food Day 2013 with a screening of a documentary titled “What’s on Your Plate?” and locally grown food prepared by middle-school students.
    Food Day 2013 is a national event dedicated to teaching children and adults the importance of eating fresh, local and healthy foods.
    “What’s On Your Plate?” is a film by Catherine Gund, award-winning producer, writer and director. It follows the journey of two 11-year-olds as they strive to discover where the food they eat comes from, how it’s cultivated and how many miles it travels from harvest to plate.
    Valley resident Theo Gund has donated copies of the companion book to all of Community School’s kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Community School’s middle-school students will follow recipes from the book and use some ingredients grown in the school’s on-campus garden to prepare samples for attendees.
    The screening is free and open to the public on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Community School in Sun Valley. To reserve a seat, visit

See Shostakovich’s ‘The Nose,’ Live in HD
    Famed visual artist William Kentridge stormed the Metropolitan Opera with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s “The Nose,” which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010 with its astounding video projections and clever visual touches.
    Now, Paulo Szot reprises his acclaimed performance of a bureaucrat in search of his missing nose, which develops a life of its own. A Wall Street Journal review calls it “a widely colorful and imaginative staging, a nonstop hour-and-a-half of ingenious, delirious mayhem.”
    Described as an operatic version of Charlie Chaplin or Monty Python, “The Nose” is a perfectly practical work and provides a hugely entertaining evening in the theatre.
    Join Dick Brown for a pre-opera lecture at the Big Wood Cinema 4 in Hailey. Doors open at 10 a.m. Lectures will be held in a separate screening room in the theater. Tickets can be purchased at the theater’s box office. The cost is $24 general admission; $20 seniors and $18 students.
Learn about sustainable building
    The Environmental Resource Center this month will host a series of events to educate people about sustainable construction.
    On Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6-7 p.m., “The Energy Audit: The First Step to Wise Energy Savings,” will be the focus of a discussion at The Community Library in Ketchum.
    A Sustainable Home Tour throughout Ketchum is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Finally, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m., people can attend a “Renewable Energy and Efficiency Workshop” at the Community Campus, Room 301, in Hailey.
    For more information, contact the ERC at 726-4333 or the city of Hailey at 788-9815, ext. 24.

BCRD FitWorks hosts Fall Open House
    The Blaine County Recreation District’s FitWorks fitness center at the Community Campus in Hailey is hosting a Fall Open House through Friday.
    Features of the week include a complimentary day-use pass, and raffles for a FitWorks basic annual membership, BCRD Nordic trails season pass or a 2014 BCRD Aquatic Center season pass.
    Today, Oct 23, Jessica Kisiel will lead a posture clinic at 6 p.m., free of charge and open to the public in the large studio at FitWorks. A four-week Fitness Challenge begins Monday, Oct. 28, at no additional cost above a monthly membership rate.
    For more information, visit or call 578-BCRD.

Furniture maker honored in Arizona
    Furniture maker R.C. Hink, co-owner with his wife Lynn Toneri of Toneri Hink Gallery in Sedona, Ariz., (and formerly Ketchum), won Best of Show at the recent Sedona Winefest with his award-winning loveseat entitled “Lone Star,” which is crafted from walnut, alder and inlaid leather, with antique gunshells.
    The work is one of Hink’s “Bootleg Series” of credenzas, barstools, sofas and other furniture, all with legs that end in cowboy boots.
    Hink has been creating whimsical art for three decades. His designs often sport cowboy hats, boots, horseshoes and other Western detailing.
    Describing his art, Hink said, “Wild by design and wild in creation, my work has always been unique. Using tangled woods and twisted branches from native and exotic woods, I build one-of-a-kind functional and non-functional art treasures. Quality craftsmanship, unique vision and a good dose of humor are cornerstones of my off-the-wall art.”

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