Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Be a fan of the Solemates
    Join runners and fans of runners in the Girls on the Run Solemate program to help support them at the Grand Teton Relay this August. Attendees can purchase a Solemate Ale and learn more about the programs.
    The event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, from 5-
7 p.m. at the Sawtooth Brewery in Ketchum.
    For more information on Solemates, visit

Engage, enjoy Tuscany on Tenth
    Boulder Mountain Clayworks’ annual fundraiser, Tuscany on Tenth, will be held Thursday, July 25, from 5:30-
8:30 p.m.
    For the evening, the space at 471 E. 10th St. in Ketchum, just below the Knob Hill Inn, will feel like Italy. The parking lot of asphalt and utility trucks will be moved out to create a beautiful Tuscan veranda with trees and foliage borrowed from Webb Landscaping. Tables will remind Fellini fans of one his films with unique centerpieces created by florist Sue Ellen Bridgeman.
    Guests can dine on specialty pizzas from the Ketchum Grill and sip on wines or a glass of fine prosecco. Along with dinner, guests will participate in the 16th century glaze-firing process of Raku. There will be ceramic pieces on hand to paint and fire and take home.
    There will also be a “Build and Bid” portion in which studio potters Lauren Street and Susan Ward will demonstrate throwing pots on the wheel as the guests bid on the  pieces as they are being created.
    The night will offer raffle items such as a magnum of Silver Oak cabernet, a month family pass to the Wood River YMCA, a Bigwood Golf Course pass and theatre tickets from the Company of Fools.
    Boulder Mountain Clayworks is a nonprofit clay art corporation. It provides after-school enrichment for children and teenagers, as well as classes for adults and families.
    Tickets for Tuscany on Tenth are $50 and can be purchased at Boulder Mountain Clayworks. For more information, call the studio at 726-4484 or email         

Pump track challenge set for Thursday
    Join the BCRD for the Kids’ Pump Track Challenge this Thursday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pump Track in Hailey next to the aquatic center.  Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to test their skills and engage in fun
    This family friendly event invites kids to race against the clock.  Trophies for first, second and third in each of five age categories and all participants will receive a ribbon. Strider/push bikes are allowed.   
    There will be a $5 entry fee for each registrant, registration will open at 3:30 p.m. just prior to the event at the Pump Track.  
    KB’s will be there with food and beverages for the whole family.  Music, food and fun for everyone. 
    For more information about the BCRD Kids’ Pump Track Challenge call Megan Stevenson at 578-5459.    

See ‘Main Street Cabaret’ in Ketchum
    Laughing Stock’s “Main Street Cabaret”, a New York-style piano bar show featuring local talent singing the best-loved songs from stage and screen, will be presented Friday through Sunday, July 26-28. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. nightly.
     Tickets are available at $20 general admission and $35 for reserved seating, by calling 726-4TKS or in the theatre box office weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show offers comfortable cabaret seating at tables in the theatre, with drinks and hors d’oeuvres available at the no-host bar before the show.
     Led by veteran musical director Patty Parsons, the cast for this year’s “Main Street Cabaret” includes one family of four, a father and daughter team, a mother-daughter duo, two sisters in the ‘NBC’ trio, plus many soloists and chorus members of all ages. The show will feature a tap dance performance by actor/dancer Peter Burke, who has just moved to Ketchum from New York City.
     Laughing Stock Theatre Co. became the “community” arm of the Sun Valley Performing Arts/nexStage Theatre in 2012.
    Musical director Patty Parsons-Tewson originally came to Ketchum with her rock band “An Exchange” in 1975 from San Francisco and soon decided to make a home here in the mountains. She started music directing for Laughing Stock Theatre Co. in 1981 with “Guys and Dolls,” and since then has directed music and acted in “Oklahoma,” “Annie,” “Cowboy,” “Oliver,” “Cabaret” (her favorite musical and her favorite role as Fraulein Schneider) and “Damn Yankees.”
    Three years ago, she launched her gospel choir “The Sun Valley Hallelujah Chorus.”  This fall, the choir will be singing in “October Soul Fest” on Oct. 15 and in “Sun Valley Soul Christmas” at the nexStage on Dec. 21.
    For information, call 726-9124.
Another chance for Bible camp
    Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum invites all children ages 4 years- to sixth grade to join the Everywhere Fun Fair Vacation Bible School. The fun begins Monday, July 29, and ends Friday, Aug. 2. Each day runs from 8:45 a.m. to noon.
    The adventures include interactive Bible fun and music, science, crafts, hands-on mission work, outdoor games and more. Older kids will head to Redfish Lake for a day of fun in the sun and water.  The week ends with a Friday celebration program and lunch for families and participants from noon-1 p.m.  
    Call Carrie at 622-0548 or register at

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