Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Around Town

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Second City returns to the Liberty Theatre
    Chicago’s legendary comedy troupe—The Second City—returns to the Liberty Theatre in Hailey with their “Happily Ever Laughter!” tour on Thursday, Jan. 9, and Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m.
    The tour features the next generation of comic greats performing a diverse array of sketches and songs, as well as off-the-cuff improvisation that can provide completely unexpected comic brilliance.
    The touring troupes at The Second City have been the springboard for generations of the comedy world’s best and brightest. Its alumni list includes: Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Martin Short, George Wendt, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Chris Farley, Ryan Stiles, Mike Myers, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey and more.
    Tickets are $35 lower-section reserved seating and $25 balcony-reserved seating and are on sale now. Tickets are available at Company of Fools’ box office, 110 North Main St. in Hailey with hours from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can be ordered online at www.companyoffools.org or by phone during box office hours at 578-9122.

Arrange Christmas tree recycling now
    The Wood River High School Band students will pick up Christmas trees for recycling on Saturday, Jan. 4. The cost is $10 for trees up to 8 feet, $20 for trees over 8 feet.
    This project is an annual fundraiser to help send band members to Anaheim, Calif., for the Heritage Music Festival.
    Please call 481-0389 to be added to the list.

Sing along with ‘The Sound of Music’
    Join in and sing a few of your favorite songs at a screening of “The Sound of Music” on Thursday, Jan. 2, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey.
    Starting at 5:30 p.m., the audience will be encouraged to lend their voices to “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi” and other memorable songs from the 1965 classic film.
    This version of the film has subtitles for the songs and The Haven food truck will offer snacks and meals.
    Tickets are available through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, $10 for members, $12 for non-members and $5 for kids. Visit www.sunvalleycenter.org or call 726-9491.

Pasta for Paws fundraiser set
    Students with the Wood River Middle School leadership program invite the public to help raise funds for hungry pets by dining on spaghetti, salad and bread that can be purchased with a bag of pet food or cash on Friday, Jan. 10, in the WRMS cafeteria.
    During dinner, diners can watch short films of different animal tales retold and made by students in the WRMS leadership program. There will also be popcorn and a bake sale. The event begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. An adult dinner plate will be $4, a student dinner will cost $2, and children ages 5 and under will eat for free. Guests can bring in a five-pound unopened bag of dog or cat food instead of money and that will equal dinner for two adults.  
     The fundraiser benefits the Animal Shelter and Hunger Coalition’s Paws for Hunger project. The Paws for Hunger Program collects donations to purchase pet food that is then distributed by the Hunger Coalition to help feed pets for people in need. This helps keep more pets in homes and fewer in the animal shelter.

Fundraiser for the trails coming up
    The 2014 Galena and the Trails Winter Benefit will celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Saving Galena,” the 100-year-old historic Galena Lodge, nestled in the Boulder Mountains and surrounded by world class Nordic skiing.
    Funds raised go for the maintenance and preservation of the lodge and the trails. The facility at Galena Lodge does not rely on tax dollars for operation.
    Individual seats for the Jan. 25 event at the Limelight Room in the Sun Valley Inn are $95, tables of 10 are $950, tables of eight are $760, and all include a three-course meal, wine and live music with the High Street Combo.
    The “Nordic Party of the Season” features a live and silent auction and a raffle for a 2014/2015 BCRD Nordic/Sun Valley Nordic Season Pass. Live-auction items include an Ultimate Vintner Dinner at Galena Lodge, a 10-day family getaway to Whistler, B.C., a Nordic skiing getaway in the Methow Valley and a summer climbing adventure package from The Elephant’s Perch.
    Call 578-5459 for an invitation, email Megan Stevenson at mstevenson@bcrd.org or stop by the BCRD offices at the Community Campus in Hailey.

Join in the frenzy over ‘Downton Abbey’
    The Sun Valley Center for Arts will celebrate the highly anticipated season premiere of “Downton Abbey” with a party on Sunday, Jan. 5, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey.
    From 6:45 p.m. until about 7:30 p.m., guests will enjoy wine and desserts on stage, and representatives from Idaho Public Television will give some behind-the-scenes insights into the show.
    The screen will drop around 7:30 p.m. for the two-hour season premiere. Doors will close to provide undisturbed viewing.
    Tickets are $15 for Center members and $20 for non-members. Visit www.sunvalleycenter.org or call 726-9491. Long white gloves, long black tails and pearls are encouraged.

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