Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Around Town

Sun Valley Film Festival seeks entries
    The Sun Valley Film Festival is accepting movie and screenplay submissions. The fourth annual event will take place March 4-8, 2015.
    Entries are welcome in the following categories: narrative feature, documentary, short and student films, plus TV show, Web series, music video and children’s programming
    The festival also offers two screenwriting competitions. The “High Scribe” is for best long-form screenplay. New this year is the “Small Fry,” a contest for short screenplay. The Small Fry winner will received $2,500 to shoot the film in Idaho.
    The March festival will feature screenings of more than 60 films, discussions, social events and more.
    Submissions are due Dec. 10. For guidelines, fees and more information about the festival, visit

Botanical Garden to host Chef Dinner
    This year, the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, known for its native plants and Dalai Lama-blessed prayer wheel, has delved into the gourmet food scene, too. The garden’s instructional Chef Dinner Series continues on Thursday, Sept. 11, with a meal prepared by Peter Weisz.
    The Austrian-born Weisz used to run Peter’s Restaurant in Ketchum and now works as a private chef in the Wood River Valley.
    From 6 to 9 p.m., participants will watch Weisz prepare each course in the garden’s kitchen, then sit down to eat together. Diners receive the recipes to take home. The main course for Thursday’s meal is pork tenderloin with plum sauce. Also on the menu are soup, salad, wine and dessert.
    Tickets cost $75. For reservations, call
726-9358. The garden is in Ketchum at 11 Gimlet Road. The final dinner in the 2014 series will take place Oct. 16.

Papoose Club plans New Members Night
    Perhaps you saw members of the Papoose Club flipping pancakes at Wagon Days and said, “I want to do that.” Or maybe you have no idea what the Papoose Club does. Or what a papoose is. Whatever your motivation, the Papoose Club welcomes you to its New  Members Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at Silvercreek Realty and Art Gallery, 311 Leadville Ave., Ketchum.
    The club was started in 1954 by a group of local moms to support educational, cultural and athletic organizations for youth in the Wood River Valley. Or in less formal terms, they do stuff to raise money for kids. Each year members host fundraisers and events including the Pancake Breakfast, Holiday Bazaar and KinderCup.
    Potential new members can sample wine and hors d’oeuvres, hear a presentation about the club, and find out the results of the Pancake Breakfast and who will be the group’s Woman of the Year. Admission is free.
    To RSVP, email Andi Meucci at

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