For the issue of November 25 thru December 1,  1998  


Calendar for
November 25, 1998 thru
December 1, 1998

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Community School Feast Day the entire Sun Valley private school comes together at 11 a.m. for a meal prior to dismissal for the holiday.

Early Dismissal today at Blaine County schools for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes resume Monday, Nov. 30.

Blaine County Senior Citizens Center noon meal, turkey tetrazinni with noodles, tossed green salad, rice pudding with sauce. At the Senior Citizens Center, 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey, 788-3468.

Some Newspaper Deadlines have been pushed ahead this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Deadlines for Legal Notices and Letters to the Editor are today. The Idaho Mountain Express office in Ketchum will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27. Regular deadlines for Calendar, Display and Classified Advertising remain the same, next Monday, Nov. 30.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service from 5:15-6 p.m. at Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood on Warm Springs Rd., Ketchum.

Girls Only Ice Hockey Team girls ages 10 through high school practice from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Sun Valley Skating Center. Get a registration packet by calling Jane Grimes at 726-5876. More questions, Lucy Chubb 788-4290 or 726-5232.

Senior Hockey League game at Sun Valley Skating Center at 9:50 p.m. between Yoga and Apple’s.

"Symbols & Celebrations" slide presentation with Steve Snyder and Kori Lane from 6-7:30 p.m. at Java on Fourth in Ketchum. Open discussion to follow. Donations appreciated. Part of Java Jung program. Details: 726-6999.

Thursday, Nov. 26

Thanksgiving is today. All banks, post offices and government offices are closed. Enjoy your family and food!

Skiing on Baldy opens for the season.

Informal Thanksgiving Worship Service conducted by Rev. Jennifer Anttonen at 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Hailey. It will include Holy Eucharist. The church is located at 101 Second Avenue S. 788-3547 or 788-5982.

Thanksgiving Celebration free sit-down dinner for the entire community sponsored by the Wood River Jaycees at St. Charles Parish Hall, Hailey. Doors open 1 p.m. and dinner served 3 p.m. Menu includes turkey and all the trimmings. Games for kids and football for adults. Details, Yvonne Zamudio 788-2252 or Marilyn Simmons 788-4200.

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Sun Club at 3 p.m. Bring a dish to share. 571 2nd St. in Ketchum.

Friday, Nov. 27

"Celebration of Creativity" a silent auction of specially made one-of-a-kind ornaments and Christmas decor by local artists to benefit the WRMC Women’s Resource Center. 5-9 p.m. at the Friesan Gallery in Ketchum. Details: 788-5733.

Blaine County Senior Citizens Center is closed for the holiday. At the Senior Citizens Center, 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey, 788-3468.

Blaine County Senior Citizens Center noon meal, Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings. Sign up, please. At the Senior Citizens Center, 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey, 788-3468.

"Something extra special with dogs and sled" a special story reading and presentation for kids in Page’s Gallery in Ketchum. From 10-11 a.m. Free. Details: 726-2250.

Hailey’s Lighting of the Holiday Trees at 6 p.m. at Croy and Main, Hailey.

Late Night Shopping in Hailey at businesses participating in the Hailey Chamber of Commerce promotion, from 5-8 p.m. This is the first of four Friday evening late-shopping promotions prior to Christmas in Hailey.

Unconditional Love book signing party at the Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum from 5 -8 p.m. with the author and all contributors. Silent auction of cover art by Debbie Edgers Sturges. All proceeds go to Blaine County Rec. Details: 788-5055.

Youth Open Basketball in Ketchum all students from third grade and up are invited to participate in twice-weekly sessions during November and December. They are Fridays and Mondays from 6-8 p.m. at Hemingway Elementary School gym, Ketchum. Free, sponsored by the Blaine County Rec District, volunteers always appreciated. Call 788-2117 ext. 15.

Recess from school program from Blaine County Rec. district for students in grades 1-5 at the Hailey Elementary gym from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fee: $15. Acitivities include basketball, walking tours, floor hockey, educational games and sledding. Kids bring warm clothes, tennis shoes, and a sack lunch. Details: David Mickaeliam at 788-2117, ext. 15.

Rollerskating, dinner and a movie Thanksgiving PAL trip for middle schoolers leaving at 11 a.m. from the Sheriff’s office in Hailey returning around 10:30 p.m. Free. To sign up: 788-7080.

Saturday, Nov. 28

"Santa Paws," from 3-5 p.m. Treats for pets and humans at the 511 Building in Ketchum. Photos of pets with Santa.

WRHS Boys Basketball the Wolverine varsity plays in the pre-season Gooding Jamboree tonight at 6 p.m. at Gooding High School gym.

Sunday, Nov. 29

Sun Valley "B" Hockey League games at Sun Valley Skating Center. At 4 p.m., Predators vs. Blueliners. At 5:15 p.m., Panthers vs. Ducks. At 6:30 p.m., Flyers vs. Sharks. At 7:45 p.m., Penguins vs. Rangers. At 9 p.m., Avalanche vs. Coyotes. At 10:15 p.m., Devils vs. Hawks.

"The Iditarod: An Artic Adventure" Meet Brian Camilli and his team of dogs at a slide presentation from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Page’s Gallery in Ketchum. Details: 726-2250.

Monday, Nov. 30

Community Library is closed through Wednesday for computer updates and staff training.

Indoor playground for preschool kids hosted by the Presbyterian Churchof the Big Wood in Ketchum. All children must be accompanied by adult. Free. Details: 726-5123.

Youth Open Basketball in Ketchum for students third grade and up, 6-8 p.m. at Hemingway Elementary School gym, Ketchum. Sponsored by the Blaine County Rec District, volunteers always appreciated. Call 788-2117 ext. 15.

Adult Open Volleyball Monday evening sessions are held from November through January, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Wood River Middle School gym, Hailey. Fee $2. A Blaine County Rec District program.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Blaine County Senior Citizens Center noon meal is served today. At the Senior Citizens Center, 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey, 788-3468.

"Candy Mountain," a film by photographer Robert Frank with Tom Waits, David Johansen, Dr. John. 7:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Center gallery. Free. Details: 726-9491.

Carey School Girls Basketball home Northside Conference games against Richfield at Carey School gym. JV 6 p.m. and varsity 7:30 p.m.

Youth Indoor Soccer for all students grades three and up, supervised by the Blaine County Recreation District each Tuesday and Thursday from Dec. 1 through mid-January. Times are 7:30-9 p.m. at Hailey Elementary School gym. Drop-in fee $2.

Community School Girls Basketball Northside Conference JV game against Camas County at Fairfield, 4:30 p.m.

"Getting the most out of your annual exam" at the ERC in Ketchum from 12:15-1:15. A brown bag lunch sponsored by the WRMC Women’s Resource Center with Tracey Busby, MD. Free. Repeated Thursday at the WRC in Hailey. Details: 788-5733.

Gold Mine Christmas Sale through Saturday.


Ketchum Planning & Zoning meets at Ketchum City Hall at 5:30 p.m. for review of working draft of Ketchum Comp Plan. Agenda: Downtown Core including streetscapes, increased residential housing, transportation and parking, community character and high density center and lower density perimeter. Tuesday


1998-99 Coats for Kids Drop your donations at Ketchum Chiropractic, 128 Saddle Rd or at the Women’s Resource Center in Hailey. The Silver Sage Girl Scouts will place collection boxes as well. Coat drive will continue through March 1999. Details: Pam at 726-5947.

Humane Hikes Free kid’s tours of the Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley, Hailey. Cuddle the cats and dogs, learn about pet care and careers involving animals. Call anytime for reservations at 788-4351.

Self-Help Meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous (24-hr. phone: 726-4650), Alanon, Cocaine Anonymous, Co-dependents Anonymous, Cross Addiction, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous and Sexaholics Anonymous in Ketchum, Hailey and Bellevue. Call the Sun Club, Ketchum, for days and times: 726-7710. Daily

Read-to-Me Around the House Community Library Children’s Program. Register and receive a list of 60 children’s books and membership in the Caldecott Club. Free. Daily

After School Youth Council Circles Support groups to make new friends, explore ideas and feelings and learn essential communication and listening skills for high school teens. Details: Lea Flocchini at 788-2880, Cameron Cooper at 726-6016 or Julie Caldwell at 725-2071.

Wood River Bridge meets 6:45 p.m. at the Harker Center in Elkhorn Wednesdays 2:45 p.m. Thursdays 6:45 p.m. at Blaine County Senior Center in Hailey Mondays Details: Peter Gray at 726-5887 or Fran Maughan at 622-5605.

Hailey Library Story Hour for pre-school children at 3:30 p.m. Details: 788-2036. Thursdays

GED/HSE office hours at CSI in Hailey. From 10 a.m. to noon and 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays, and 1-3 p.m. Thursdays. Details: 788-2038.

Super Supper Dining Room Free dinners for locals, a joint project by Wood River Valley religious organizations. At St. Charles Church Parish Hall. To help out, call Margie Hill at 788-9363. 5-6 p.m., Thursdays & Mondays

Taize Candlelight Service quiet non-denominational service of meditation, song and prayer at 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Sun Valley Rd., Ketchum. Each Thursday.

Writers and Poets support group meets at Java on Main Street in Hailey at 6 p.m. For details, contact Patti at 788-1967. Mondays

Mental Health Screenings for depression, panic and anxiety at the WRMC Women’s Resource Center in Hailey. Sliding fees. Details: 788-5733. First Mondays

Domestic Violence Women’s Group A support group sponsored by Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and led by Kathleen Battersby. At the Hailey-Croy Street Exchange Building, Suite M, Hailey. Call 788-4191 or 788-6070 for more info. Free. 7 p.m., Mondays

"Whad-Up" Education Group at 4 p.m. at the Project Respect office in the Croy St. building for 1 hour as drug and alcohol education to explain the reality associated with all drugs of choice. Details: Kevin Boender 788-2204 or 886-7116. Mondays

Aftercare Group 6 p.m. for all past clients of Project Respect. Details: Kevin Boender 788-2204 or 886-7116. Mondays

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Support Group with Kathy Noyes, BSRN for education and assistance with pt, diet, stress, medications, treatments, etc. Meets weekly to share experiences, information and support. Free. At WRMC Modular Meeting Room in Hailey. 7-8 p.m. Details: 788-5733. Mondays

Indoor Playground preschoolers play with riding toys, balls, tumbling mats, climbing cubes, and slides at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Children must be accompanied by adult. Free. Through the winter months. Details: 726-5123.

GED office hours at the CSI office in Hailey. 10 a.m. -noon and 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. Thursdays

Blaine County Senior Center 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey, hosts exercise classes, card and indoor walking clubs, weekly blood pressure tests and noon meals on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 788-3468 for details.


Advent Luncheon Meditations and Noontime Services, Dec. 2 the Ketchum-Sun Valley Ministerial Association presents 30-minute services starting at 12:15 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Sun Valley Rd. The services featuring prayer, music, scripture and other readings are held each Wednesday from Dec. 2 through Dec. 23. Conducting the services will be pastors of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, St. Thomas Episcopal and Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood.

Alaska slide show, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Experience the lore of Alaska’s gold rush in this slide show of a 125-mile dog mush and skijour down Alaska’s 40 Mile and Yukon Rivers. Call 726-7475 for details and Ketchum location.

Rock climbing for kids, Dec. 2 second session from Blaine County Rec for kids 5 years and up. Fee. Three weeks of instruction. Register at Rock Down Under in Hailey. Details: Doug at 788-1155.

Community School Book Fair, Dec 2-4 at Ex Libris Books in Sun Valley from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Grant Writing, Dec. 2-4 at the Environmental Resource Center in Ketchum with Dana Meyers. Fee. Detailed brochure available. To register: 888-908-9519.

Taize Candlelight Service, Dec. 3 quiet non-denominational service of meditation, song and prayer each Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Sun Valley Rd., Ketchum.

"Fueling Your Sport", Dec. 3 third in the Wood River Medical Center’s four-week exercise and nutrition series. At 7 p.m. at Blaine County Fitness Center, 21 E. Maple, Hailey. Conducted by Natalie Reitmann, MS, WRMC’s dietician.

WRHS Girls Basketball, Dec. 3 SCIC conference games at Wendell. Freshman 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m.

Sun Valley/Ketchum Business Showcase, Dec. 3 the sixth annual display and showcase of 60 local businesses. From 4:30-7 p.m. in the Limelight Room of Sun Valley Inn. Meet new customers and sample new products. Deadline for entries ($50 per booth) is Nov. 15 with the Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber of Commerce, Sue Gibson, 725-2105. Sponsored by Sun Valley Company, Air Touch Cellular and Names & Numbers.

"Medicinal Herbs for Winter Months," Dec. 3 & 5 A presentation by valley herbalists Jim Flocchini and Meryl Kastin on Thurs. from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Akasha in Chapter One in Ketchum. Saturday from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Carbonate Mountain Healing Center in Hailey (Formerly the Wellness Center). Also herbs for the holiday season. Free. Details: 788-7863.

Adult Indoor Soccer, Dec. 4 the Blaine County Recreation District’s indoor program is held each Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hailey Elementary School gym, starting Dec. 4 and running through March. Drop-in fee $2 per night. Supervisor is Ned Wheeler.

First Annual Festival of Trees, Dec. 4-5 at the Blaine County Senior Center in Hailey. Enjoy crafts and gift items, phjotos with Santa, raffles, lunch and music by local students. Adults: $2, children $1. Details: 788-3468.

Indoor Filer Flea Market, Dec. 5-6 at the Twin Falls County Fair Grounds 7 mi. west of Twin Falls on SH 33. Free. Over 30 vendors and Santa. Details: (208) 532-4439.

Auditions, Dec. 5-6 for The Company of Fools upcoming production of the Moss Hart/George Kaufman comedy "You Can’t Take It With You." From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 at Liberty Theater, Hailey. A total 17 parts are available with ages from the 20s to 70s. Rehearsals begin in January, with performances set for March 18-28, 1999. Details, Denise 788-6520.

"Forever Plaid," Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 10-13 a nostalgic comedy with 50s music, to be staged by the New Theatre Company at the Sun Valley Boiler Room. Directed by Patty Parsons, featuring Paul Stoops, Eric Larson, David Blampied and Russ Kirk, with music by Joe Fos, Jeff Rew, Ted Dyer and Dorinda Rendahl. Tickets at Chapter One Bookstore in Ketchum and Read All About it in Hailey. Details: 726-2271.

Papoose Club 8th annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar, Dec. 5-6 at Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Over 50 vendors.

Gingerbread House decorating party, Dec. 6 from Valley of Peace Lutheran Church from 1-3 p.m. Everyone welcome. Bring a bag of candy. To reserve your house: 788-3066.

Hospice Memorial Tree lighting, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. with ceremony, including names of those remembered and the singing of Christmas carols, conducted by Father Brian Baker at the spruce tree located between the liquor store and Angel Wings. Send names to Hospice of the Wood River Valley, Box 4320, Ketchum 83340. Donations: $10. Details: 726-8464.

Veterans Service answers questions, Dec. 7 at the country services meeting room from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on current benefits, on-going claims and will take new claims for benefits for eligible veterans. To make an appt.: 788-5566.

"Over the counter medicines," Dec. 8 at the ERC in Ketchum. A brown bag lunch from the WRMC Women’s Resource Center with Jon Holmquist, PharmD manager. Free. Repeated on Thursday at the WRC in Hailey. Details: 788-5733.


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