Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Wild Game Dinner tickets on sale
    Community members are invited to saddle up with their finest buckles, baubles and boots for a Wild West-themed evening of conviviality and fundraising at the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s 37th annual Wild Game Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Limelight Room of the Sun Valley Inn.
    There will be live and silent auctions, signature cocktails from American Revolution, wine from Pietra Santa, plus heavy appetizers and a reimagined dinner menu by John Murcko, Sun Valley Resort’s executive chef and director of food and beverage. Live music will be performed by Artie Hemphill and the Iron Horse Band of Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Funds raised will benefit the 500-plus SVSEF athletes on its alpine, cross country, snowboarding, freestyle and big mountain teams.
    The evening begins with a cocktail reception and silent auctions from 5:30-7 p.m. The dinner and live auction is at 7 p.m. followed by music and dancing at 9 p.m.
    Tickets are $125 per person before Oct. 31 and $150 in November. Tables of eight, 10, and 16 are available for seating and table sponsorships are offered. Make your reservations by Nov. 12. For reservations/tickets, call 726-4129, ext. 102.

Go chuck a pumpkin
    Chuck your pumpkins at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden’s fourth annual Pumpkin Chuckin’ event Saturday, Nov. 1, from noon to 3 p.m. Spend a fall Saturday afternoon with great food from The Haven food truck, beverages, music from Star 107.5 and, of course, chuckin’ pumpkins.
    It is free to Garden members or $5 gets you two chucks. This year’s biggest hit promises to be the splatter wall where children and adults alike can catapult their pumpkins into a 10-foot wall. A second, larger catapult is being added this year to heighten the fun for those oversized jack o’ lanterns. You can also build your own catapult … just have it at the Garden by 11 a.m. that morning for a safety inspection.
    Leftover pumpkins will be composted for next year’s gardens. Participants are encouraged to bring their own pumpkins, although some small pumpkins will be available to chuck.

Save the date for Holiday Bazaar
    The 24th annual Papoose Club Holiday Bazaar will be held Dec. 6 and 7 at Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum. All the proceeds from the Holiday Bazaar go to fund the club, which promotes and assists educational, cultural and athletic growth for the children of the Wood River Valley.
    The event offers unique gift and holiday items ranging from handcrafted goods and homemade goodies to antiques and artistic creations for the home and person.
    Vendors are encouraged to get their application in as soon as possible.
    The weekend event will also feature:
l The Soup Kitchen, which will offer tasty homemade chili, chicken tortellini and vegetarian vegetable soups, as well as other lunch goodies.
l The Cookie Table, which will offer a selection of homemade cookies of all shapes, colors and flavors.
l The Papoose Holiday Raffle will offer a chance to win scores of great prizes, from yurt trips to sunglasses, spa treats to jewelry, even a dinner and a movie.
l Santa Claus on Sunday from 1- 2:30 p.m.

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