Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Around Town

Beloved thespian benefactor of upcoming fundraiser
    The public is invited to join “Art Cures,” a benefit for actor/teacher Keith Moore, on Monday, Nov. 18, at Sun Valley Silver Creek Realty, 311 Leadville Ave. in Ketchum, from 5-8 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar.  
    Money raised will go to Moore for his current medical bills, incurred while fighting colon and liver cancer for the past two years.
    “He has enriched our lives in theater, both as a performer and as a teacher, and we are throwing a party and auctioning off some great art donated by local artists, to give Keith a little assistance in these difficult days,” said one organizer, Levie Smith.
    Organizers are accepting donations of art or efforts to share this information with anyone who would donate work and/or attend the event and bid on the artworks.
    “We have collected some wonderful pieces and hope to add as much as we can to that collection in the short time left to organize this event,” Smith said.
    The goal is to raise $10,000. To donate, call Smith at 720-4093 or email

The Dollhouse to host moving party
    The Dollhouse consignment store will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony in its new location at 406 N. Main St. in Hailey on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The ribbon cutting will take place at noon.
    The event will feature a raffle, pink bubbly drinks and treats provided by Big Belly Deli.

St. Luke’s offers depression screenings
    Appointments are now being taken for free depression screenings on Tuesday, Nov. 19. St. Luke’s Center for Community Health will provide one-hour screenings by a licensed mental-health counselor. The National Depression Screening program provides increased awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression and mental-health resources in the community.
    Appointments for English- or Spanish-speaking individuals are available from 9:30 a.m. to noon at St. Luke’s Mental Health Service, 1450 Aviation Drive, Suite 202, in Hailey. Call 727-8733 for an appointment.  

Hear lecture on social learning
    Jaime Rivetts, a social learning specialist and executive director of the Idaho Social Learning Center, will lead a lecture on social learning Thursday, Nov. 14, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the Baldy Rooms of St. Luke’s hospital south of Ketchum.
    “Social learning skills help people navigate through social situations, be flexible thinkers in order to solve personal problems, and have successful interpersonal communications,” a news release from the hospital states.
    The Brown Bag lunch lecture is free and no pre-registration is required. Call St. Luke’s Center for Community Health for more information: 727-8733.

Santa Paws is coming to town
    Join the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley for a fun family photo with your pet and Santa Paws. Santa Paws will be making an appearance at Sun Valley Animal Center south of Ketchum on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at the Sawtooth Animal Center on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No advanced reservations are necessary.
    Photo packages cost $20 and include two 5-by-7 and four 4-by-6 prints from 5B Photo (formerly Flolo’s). While waiting for your turn with Santa, share the holiday cheer with free refreshments and snacks.
    All of the proceeds from Santa Paws support the Animal Shelter’s life-saving programs and services. For more information, call 788-4351 or visit
Community School’s Drama Club presents festival
    The Community School’s Drama Club will present its 13th annual One-Act Festival this weekend, an event that promises to be full of hilarity.
    This year’s evening of comedy, titled “Hiccups and Hijinks,” features short, off-center skits that range in subjects from adolescent pranks to the pressures of being popular and solving the mystery of hiccups. The evening will also highlight a student-written spoof of “The Little Mermaid,” as well as a few short romantic comedies, featuring an old-time favorite, “The Universal Language.”
    The festival is student-driven, where students not only act but also direct and produce the shows (with a little help from an “adult consultant”).
    Performance times are Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. and a Saturday, Nov. 16, matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.

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