Wednesday, April 9, 2014

AROUND TOWN


The Sun Valley Center for the Arts offers another fabulous, free family day. Courtesy photo

Free family fingerprinting fun
    Families are invited to the the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum to enjoy a free Family Day on Saturday, April 12.
    From 3-5 p.m., guests will be given a guided tour of the current exhibition, “Creativity at Work,” and led through a fun fingerprinting art project.
    The event is designed to encourage young artists to explore and reflect on their individual creativity and how it fits into their work process. Themes include: What does it mean to be creative? And how do different kinds of workers integrate creativity into their work?
    No registration is necessary. For more information, visit www.sunvalleycenter.org or call 726-9491.

The Easter Bunny is hopping into Hailey
    The Easter Bunny will be bopping around Hailey Friday, April 11, from 1-6 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the city Interpretive Center, at the rodeo grounds on South Main Street.
    He will be available to take photos with children with a reservation. Call 928-7653.
    One free 5-by-7 photo for each sitting will be provided courtesy of Hallmark Idaho Properties and the Hailey Chamber of Commerce. 

Husband and wife creatives are film’s feature
    A film about design icons Charles and Ray Eames will screen on Thursday, April 10, at the Magic Lantern Cinemas in conjunction with the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
    “This film is an opportunity to see Charles and Ray Eames far beyond their iconic Eames Chair,” said Kristine Bretall, director of performing arts. “While they obviously excelled as designers, it was their approach to design—and the incredibly broad reach of that work—that make them American design icons of the 20th century.”
    “Eames: The Architect and the Painter,” is the first film since their deaths dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.
    The Eames may be best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture. The Eames Office, however, also created a mind-bending range of products—from splints for wounded military personnel during World War II to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys.
    “Anyone who is interested in design and design thinking should see this film,” Bretall said. “The Eames’ approach to looking at the world differently is a perfect link to The Center’s ongoing multidisciplinary project Creativity at Work.”
    The film begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Center members and $12 for non-members. They can be reserved by calling 726-9491 or at www.sunvalleycenter.org.
    
Family of Woman featured film released on DVD and Netflix
    The story of a teenage girl who hatches a plan to rescue her 11-year-old sister from an arranged marriage, “Tall as the Baobob Tree,” which was shown at the Family of Woman Film Festival in Sun Valley earlier this year, is now available to the public.
    “It’s hard to believe that this project, which started with a handful of people in a remote village school, is now reaching audiences around the world,” said director Jeremy Teicher. “We’ve stayed true to our story and brought a unique vision of rural West Africa to the world that has never been seen before.”
    The special edition DVD—also available on Netflix—includes the documentary that influenced the feature film, a student project called “This is Us.”  

Annual Wine Auction tickets made available
    Tickets for the 2014 Wine Auction are available in two package options and a la carte from the nonprofit Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
    The 33rd annual Sun Valley Center Wine Auction will be held July 17-19.
    The Wine Auction has been included in Wine Spectator’s prestigious list of Top 10 U.S. Charity Wine Auctions of 2013. Events include a “Vine & Dine” event, participation of over 100 vintners and local and national celebrity chefs, as well as exclusive Vintner Dinners and auction lots.
    Tickets will be available online at sunvalleycenter.org/wineauction/register, in person at The Center’s box office or by phone at 726-9491.

DVD presentation from mental-health advocate Friday
    The public is invited to a potluck and viewing of author/advocate Pete Earley on how to improve mental-health care on Friday, April 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Community Campus in Hailey.
    The National Alliance on Mental Illness’ local affiliate in the Wood River Valley will host the broadcast of a lecture Earley gave at the state Capitol in Boise earlier this year.
    Earley is an author, syndicated reporter and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of “Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness. “
    NAMI will provide the essentials but is asking that guests bring a dish to share.
    RSVP by noon on Wednesday, April 9, to Carla Young, at namiwrv@gmail.com or call 309-1987.

Benefit for the Sawtooth Avalanche Center set
    Quaff a beer or more for the sake of the people who keep outdoor enthusiasts informed about snow conditions—and get them out of a jam when necessary—at a special benefit for the Sawtooth Avalanche Center on Friday, April 18, in Ketchum Town Square.
    The event, called Gelande Quaffing, is open to anyone 21 and over to participate, and all of the public to witness.
    What they will witness is a high-speed slide of a mug of beer to a participant, who will then quaff, if the slide wasn’t a fumble.
    Teams are forming now and they are up for prizes in the categories of best uniforms or costumes (required), first to third place, last place and farthest-traveled beer to mouth distance measured.
    There will be food from Wiseguy Pizza Pie and Rickshaw, and adult beverages from The Cellar pub.
    For full details, call The Cellar’s Rick Lethbridge at 721-2002.

Earth Day with critters of the earth
    Looking for a fun and easy way to do some good this Earth Day?
    The Barkin’ Basement is excited to host a few Earth Day specials to get people in the spirit of saving the planet.
    On April 22, The Barkin’ Basement will offer a 25 percent discount to everyone who brings a recyclable bag in. 5B Recycles will be in the store offering information on local recycling opportunities, and a featured adoptable animal will be there to meet and greet.
    For more information on the Barkin’ Basement’s Earth Day events, please contact store manager Andrea Parker at 788-3854.




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