For the issue of December 16 thru December 22,  1998  


Calendar for
December 16, 1998 thru
December 22, 1998

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Hemingway Elementary School Winter Program at 1 p.m. at the Ketchum grade school.

Wood River Gymnastics Winter Session Registration through Friday at the gym located at 910 South 4th Ave., Hailey. Hours are 10 a.m. to 12 noon today, plus 5-7 p.m. today through Friday, Dec. 16-18. 788-5484.

WRMS Band, Choir an Orchestra Concert performed by seventh-and eighth-graders at Wood River Middle School, Hailey, at 7 p.m. Blaine County Senior Citizens Center

Thursday, Dec. 17

ASAP Cancellation after school activity program is cancelled today and tomorrow due to school district conflict. Will resume on Jan.4 Details: 788-2117, ext. 15.

Christmas tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. at the Forest Service Park in Ketchum with Santa, the Mayor and reindeer. The Sun Valley Children's Choir sings at 5:15 p.m. Free hot chocolate, cider and cookies. Caroling and story-telling. Details: Doreen Sadler or Sue Barney at 622-6537.

Anti-aging lecture by Jim Lohmann, MD and Mike Cobble, MD on the latest research presented at the Anti-aging conference in Las Vegas. Free. At Hailey Elementary's multi-purpose room from 7-9 p.m. Details: Bob Cummins at 788-5433.

Sun Valley Carolers begin their holiday performances in the Sun Valley Village through Dec. 30. The group performs a cappella with an occassional Old-English hand-bell.

8th grade rock and mineral show at the Middle School from 9:30-11 a.m. Specimens from attics, basements, barns, and landscape displayed in an unusual way. Refreshments will be served.

Sun Valley Ski Club presents a free race clinic and Silver Ram giant slalom race on the Warm Springs side of Baldy. Register starting 8 a.m. Clinic at 9:30 a.m. Racing at 11 a.m. 622-3003.

Friday, Dec. 18

Sun Valley Suns men's hockey team opens its 1998-99 home season with games Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18-19 against St. Paul Fury Motors (Mn.) at Sun Valley Skating Center. Opening faceoffs 7 p.m.

Chanukah Party from 6-9 p.m. at Churchof the Big Wood by the Wood River Jewish Community. Details: 726-7441.

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.

Handel's "Messiah" at St. Charles Catholic Church in Hailey at 7 p.m. Free.

Children's Gingerbread Decorating Party at Sun Valley Inn's Limelight Room following a screening of "Madeline" at the Sun Valley Opera House. Movie at 2:30 p.m. Party from 3-5 p.m. Music by the Boulder Brothers at 4:30 p.m. and Santa's coming down at 3:30 p.m. The Sun Valley Carolers will appear from 3:45-4:15. Details: 725-2108.

Saturday, Dec. 19

Candlelight Ball annual fund raising dinner dance by the Moritz Auxiliary at 6:30 p.m. at the Sun Valley Inn's Limelight Room. Music by the Riverside Jazz Orchestra. Details and ticket prices: Julie Moses at 622-6968.

Polar Adventures story reading for kids from 10-11 a.m. at Page's Gallery in Ketchum. Free. Details: 726-2250.

"Where Imagination is the Play" a holiday theater hour for preschool through 8 yrs. at the Hailey Public Library from 2:30-3:30 p.m. from Company of Foll's Denise Simone and Anna Senechal. Theater exetrcises and games and a preview of "Jack and the Beanstalk." Free

"Beyond Meditation, Real Healing" advanced classes at the Bald Mountian Meditation Center. Free. For reservations: 726-3770.

"The Promise" annual Christmas program featuring the Big Wood Choir, Sun Valley Children's Choir, and dancers from the Footlight Dance Centre. Directed and produced by Patty Parsons. At the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood at 7:30 p.m. Free. Limited seating and one may save only one seat.

Sun Valley Children's Choir performs at 3:30 p.m. at River Run Lodge.

Ordination Service for Rev. Jennifer Anttonen, vicar of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hailey at 11:30 a.m.. Details: 788-3547.

Sunday, Dec. 20

Handel's "Messiah" at 4:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Sun Valley. Free.

Sun Valley Children's Choir performs at the Galleria Mall at 3 p.m. and the Sun Valley Mall at 4 p.m.

Sun Valley Carolers' Open House Everyone welcome from 10 a.m.-noon at the LDS church in Hailey. Details: 578-0271.

Live Musical Nativity at 6 p.m. at the Wood River Assembly of God on Main St. in Hailey. Complete re-enactment of birth of Christ. Non-denominational. Free. Refreshments served. Details: 788-3790.

Children's Christmas Program from the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood at 7 p.m. with lessons and carols and the story of Jesus' birth. All children in the valley welcome. Details: Patty Sonneland at 726-5123.

Monday, Dec. 21

"The Promise" annual Christmas program featuring the Big Wood Choir, Sun Valley Children's Choir, and dancers from the Footlight Dance Centre. At the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood at 7:30 p.m.

"Contemplating the Divine" a multi-disciplinary program from the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum with the art of Megan Murphy and Lisa Pisano and illuminated manuscripts from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. Through Feb. 5. Details: 726-9491.

Warren Miller book-signing of his new book Lurching From One Near Disaster to the Next from noon -4 p.m. at River Run Day Lodge

Tuesday, Dec. 22

"The Promise" annual Christmas program featuring the Big Wood Choir, Sun Valley Children's Choir, and dancers from the Footlight Dance Centre. At the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood at 7:30 p.m. Free.

"A Kayaking Expedition to Annapurna Base Camp" a slide show lecture by Guy Robins to benefit Community Holiday Baskets. See the trip where the group kayaked at about 12,000 feet from where the river begins at the foot of the Annapurna glacier. "Gnarly whitewater." At 7 p.m. at the Environmental Resource Center in Ketchum. Cocktails will be served. Details: ERC at 726-4333 or Janice Duncan at 788-3855. Admission is free, but bring a gift or food basket.

Warren Miller book-signing of his new book Lurching From One Near Disaster to the Next from noon -4 p.m. at Warm Springs Day Lodge. Also on Wednesday.

PAL Christmas Bowling Party at Sun Mountain Lanes in Bellevue from 1-3 p.m. Free. Sign up in the Hailey office at the WRMS or call 788-7080 or 800-984-3273.


Ketchum Comp Plan The Planning & Zoning commission meets at Ketchum City Hall at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the McCannville/Hospital Site section of the comp plan draft. Thursday

Sun Valley City Council meets in the council chambers at 4 p.m. Agenda: discussion lon local option tax renewal and increase from 2-3 percent, public hearing on amendments to commercial zoning residential zoning and rec districts, 1999 Roadway and Pathway projects, discussion of Village Loop/Elkhorn Rd reconfiguration, consideraitons on short plats for lots in Upper Fairways subdivision, SVEA/Elkhorn golf course, Sunrise subdivision, Prospector Wells subdivision. Thursday

Ketchum City Council meets at Ketchum City Hall at 6 p.m. to discuss apps. to subdivide The Townhouses ar River Run into additional 3 townhouses, resubdivision of Crossing subdivision-preliminary plat of the Villas at Crossing townhomes, Creekview subdivision, discussion of historic preservation, night sky ordinance, consideration of preliminary feasibility study for use of geothermal water to heat public swimming pool. Monday


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. with "Grandma" Dorothy Babin followed by a Reading Rainbow video and small craft. Thursdays New readings times 11 a.m. on Fridays & Wednesdays Details: 788-2036.

GED/HSE at CSI in Hailey. Office hours are from 10 a.m. to noon and class is held 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and there are also office hours 1-3 p.m. on 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.


Live Musical Nativity, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Wood River Assembly of God on Main St. in Hailey. Complete re-enactment of birth of Christ. Non-denominational. Free. Refreshments served. Details: 788-3790.

Emmanuel Church Children's Christmas Pageant, Dec. 24 directed by Kathy Hansen starting at 4 p.m. Also Christmas Eve service at 11 p.m. with candle light and carols. An additional service will be held Christmas morning at 10 a.m. Details: 788-3547.

Torchlight Parade, Dec. 24 starting at 6 p.m. at Sun Valley's Dollar Mountain.

Winter Gallery Walk, Dec. 30 from 5-8 p.m.

Top Ten Movie List, Dec. 30 Last day to submit your list to Jeff Cordes by fax: 726-2329 or drop it off at the Express office at 591 First Ave. N.

Sunburst Singers, Dec. 31 The Sun Valley Carolers by any other name sing 1940's hits with a big band orchestra in theSUn Valley Limelight Room.

Teen Blast-Lock-in New Year's Eve Party, Dec. 31 from 9 p.m.-8 a.m. at the Calvary Bible Church. Must be 7th grade or older. Bring a chili item for admittance. Arrive no later than 9 p.m. to get in. Details: 788-9174.

PAL Ski day for kids, Dec. 31 All day New Year's Day including equipment, lift tickets and lunch. Skiing and lessons at Solider Mountain Ski Resort. Free. Sign up at the PAL office at the WRMS or call 788-7080 or 800-984-3273.


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