Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Briefs


Learn about ‘Raising Healthy Eaters’
    St. Luke’s registered dietician Sarah Seppa will lead a discussion on “Raising Healthy Eaters” on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Minnie Moore Rooms of the Community Campus in Hailey. Seppa will provide some practical advice and easy ways to resolve challenges families face in providing balanced nutrition to develop healthy eating habits.
    The discussion is free and open to the public.  Childcare is available for children 5 and older with a reservation. To schedule, call 578-2273.
    For more information, visit www.bcrd.org.


Ski Swap is Saturday in Hailey
    The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation has announced the dates for its two major fall fundraisers.
    The SVSEF Ski and Snowboard Swap is Saturday, Oct. 25, with sale hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Idaho National Guard Armory in Hailey. The sale features new and used equipment for adults and kids covering all disciplines, along with clothing and accessories. Local vendors will display at the sale. Additional equipment, gear and clothing will come from locals and winter enthusiasts.
    Got gear to sell? The public check-in is Friday, Oct. 24, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Armory. Unsold merchandise must be picked up between 5-7 p.m. Saturday or leftover items will be donated to local thrift shops.
    Those who wish to volunteer to help out at the sale should contact Elizabeth Ormiston at ormistonvt@yahoo.com or call 720-4129.
    The 37th annual Wild Game Dinner will be Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Limelight Room of  the Sun Valley Inn.
‘Super Business After Hours’ set
    A Super Business After Hours for the entire Wood River Valley will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Atlantic Aviation terminal and hanger at Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey under the auspices of the Sun Valley Air Club. Networking and business-related presentations will be the agenda from 5- 6:30pm.
    The Hailey and Bellevue chambers of commerce will be participating in the event, and drinks and pizza will be served. All businesses are invited to attend with as many representatives as possible to share knowledge and network.


Children’s health grants available
    The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health-care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.
    Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. 
    To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. Grants are available for medical expenses that families have incurred 60 days prior to the date of application as well as for ongoing and future medical needs. Parents or legal guardians may apply for grants at www.UHCCF.org, and there is no application deadline.


Lunafest returns on Nov. 6
    Lunafest, a fundraising film festival dedicated to bringing women together, will benefit Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley on Thursday, Nov. 6, in Ketchum.
    The film festival, with nine short films by female filmmakers, will be held on a full-moon evening at nexStage Theatre on Main Street. The films focus on women as leaders in society. They range from animation to fictional drama, and they cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.
    A red-carpet reception and silent auction viewing will begin at 6 p.m. followed by film screenings at 7:30 p.m.
    Sponsors include Blaine County Title. If purchased online in advance film tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, or $40 per person for the reception and film.  At the door, film tickets at are $25 for adults and $15 for students, or $45 for the reception and film.
    Silent auction prizes are open for bidding online. During the reception, Rico’s will provide complimentary wine and beer, Brooke Hovey will offer appetizers and DJ Marlin will entertain with music.
    For more information, visit www.girlsontherunwrv.org.


Soldier Mountain board meeting set
    The annual Soldier Mountain board meeting, which is open to the public, is set to take place on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. in the Lodge at Soldier Mountain Ski Area in Fairfield.
    The board’s mission is to provide affordable recreational and educational experiences in a family-friendly environment.
    The Soldier Mountain board and executives will share topics that include the updated master plan, new educational programs and new learn-to-ski programs.
    The meeting will also include special guests and an appreciation-to-donors segment. As an appreciation for supporting Solider Mountain, the board will offer a special to everyone who joins in the meeting.


Zenergy fees go toward good cause
    Zenergy Health Club & Spa in Ketchum is offering a $20 day pass Oct. 20-26 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds will benefit Expedition Inspiration.
    One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Expedition Inspiration is striving to find new cures and prevention strategies in the fight against breast cancer.
    Zenergy will also extend a $1,000 discount off the full health membership to all cancer patients and survivors. For more details, call 725-0595 or visit www.zenergyts.com.

U.S. Bank supports the Y Kids Club
    The Wood River Community YMCA received a $5,000 grant from the U.S. Bancorp Foundation to support the Y’s after-school programming.
     “The Y’s Kids Club program fulfills a significant role in our community, helping families by providing quality opportunities during critical after-school hours for young children,” said Bob Buersmeyer, U.S. Bank’s private client group managing director in Ketchum.
    The Y Kids Club is an after-school program offered for kindergarten through fifth-grade students in Hailey and Ketchum to provide working families a safe place for young children to go at a reasonable cost.
    For more information, visit www.woodriverymca.org.




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