For the issue of December 23 thru December 29,  1998  


Calendar for
December 23, 1998 thru
December 29, 1998

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Blaine County Senior Citizens Center noon meal, buffet. At the Senior Center, 721 Third Ave. S., Hailey, 788-3468. After today, the center will be closed for the holidays through the first week of January, re-opening for lunch Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Warren Miller book signing at Warm Springs Lodge from noon to 4 p.m. Free.

Advent Luncheon Meditations and Noontime Services 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 through Dec. 23.

SVSEF Alumni Racing alpine dual giant slalom, snowboard and mogul racing for Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation alumni, today on Baldy. Informal reception to follow. Call 726-4129 to enter.

Sun Valley Carolers continue performing in Sun Valley Village through Dec. 30.

Christmas carolers at Page’s Gallery in Ketchum at 7 p.m. Don’t forget the on-going silent auction for Brian Camilli’s Iditarod quest. Details: 726-2250.

Unconditional Love in Sun Valley book signing by Sheila Liermann from 4-6 p.m. at Ex Libris books in Sun Valley. All sales benefit Blaine County Rec. District. Details: 788-5055

Ice skating in Sun Valley for kids first thru sixth grade sponsored by the Blaine County Rec. District. $10. Bus departs from back of Hailey Elementary at 12:45 p.m. and Hemingway Elementary at 1:15 p.m. Limited to 35 kids. Details: Dave at 788-2117.

"Sick Sense" the sixth feature ski film from Matchstick Productions comes to nexStage Theatre on Main Street in Ketchum in a 7 p.m. screening for the benefit of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. Tickets are $6. Ski action, flips, cliff jumpers and lots more. Sponsored by Freeze magazine, Smith and K2.

Thursday, Dec. 24

Taize Candlelight Service 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.

Alan Pennay and Jeff Rew play River Run Lodge from 2-5 p.m. Free.

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.

Emmanuel Church Children’s Christmas Pageant 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 starting at 6 p.m. at Sun Valley’s Dollar Mountain. The main staging point for Sun Valley’s traditional Xmas Eve family celebration is the Sun Valley Lodge Terrace. Get there early, though. Skaters in their holiday costumes will perform to Christmas music about 5:30 p.m., and carolers will lead the singing. Hot chocolate and cookies are served on the Lodge Terrace. Then, it’s off to get a glimpse of Sun Valley Ski School members who parade down Dollar Mountain right at 6 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on a horse-drawn sleigh, too.

Friday, Dec. 25

Christmas is today. A pretty good day to go skiing, because the holiday crowds are smaller.

Christmas Dinner "Clean and Sober" potluck dinner at 4 p.m. at The Sun Club in Ketchum. Roast beef and ham will be provided. Everyone invited. Bring a dish or donation.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.

Bruce Innes plays the Roosevelt Tavern starting at 8 p.m. No cover.

Sunday, Dec. 27

Holiday Relays Cross-Country Skiing for all ages and abilities at the Lake Creek trail system north of Ketchum, sponsored by the Sun Valley Junior Nordic ski team. Registration from 9-10:30 a.m. Races begin at 11 a.m. Format (classic-skate-skate) are 3x1k for ages 9-and-under; 3x2k for ages 10-13; 3x2.5k for alumni; and 3x5k for 14-and-older. Fees are $24 per team for 14-and-older, $15 per team for 13-and-under. 726-3899.

Monday, Dec. 28

Open Gyms and Field Trips by Blaine County Rec for first thru sixth graders at Hailey Elementary from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 per day. Activities include indoor games, sledding and snow games. Filed trips may be scheduled. Kids bring warm clothes, sacklunch, gym shoes and a water bottle. Repeated Dec. 30. Details: Dave at 788-2117.

WRHS Boys, Girls Basketball at the McCall Christmas tournament. The Wood River girls’ varsity basketball team plays McCall at 6:15 p.m., and the Wolverine boys’ varsity meets McCall at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Swimming at Sligars Hot Springs for kids first thru sixth grade by the Blaine County Rec. District. Bring suits, dry clothes and sack luch. Bus departs back of Hemingway gym at 8:30 a.m. and from Hailey Elementary at 9 a.m. Details: Dave at 788-2117.

WRHS Boys, Girls Basketball at the McCall Christmas tournament. The Wood River girls’ varsity basketball team plays at either 4:30 p.m. or 6:15 p.m., and the Wolverine boys’ varsity meets Orofino at 8 p.m.

Community School Boys Basketball the Cutthroat varsity competes at the Cascade Christmas tournament, at 6 p.m. against Kamiah followed by Camas County vs. Cascade at 8 p.m.


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

"Contemplating the Divine" a multidisciplinary program with paintings of Megan Murphy and collage by Lisa Pisano and illuminated manuscripts from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. At the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Free. Through Feb. 5 Details: 726-9491. 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.

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.

Adult Indoor Soccer 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. Fridays.

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

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. 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.

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. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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.

Ski with a Forest Ranger at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Learn about early history and future plans of ski area, natural history, avalanche control, etc. 1 hour. Meet at ski school sign in front of Lookout Restr. Free with lift ticket. All abilities welcome. Details: 622-5371.Tuesday & Thursday

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.


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.

"Redfish BlueFish," Dec. 30 an original film by Scott Levy at the NexStage Theatre at 7 and 9 p.m. Admission: $8. Details: 726-9278.

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.

Sun Valley Suns, Jan. 1-2 the local men’s hockey team continues its 1998-99 season with home games Jan. 1-2 against the Jackson Hole Moose from Jackson Hole (Wyo.). At Sun Valley Skating Center.

Book Signing, Jan. 1 meet author Wendolyn Spence Holland and have her sign her new book "Sun Valley: An Extraordinary History," from 4-6 p.m. at Chapter One Bookstore in Ketchum.

Idaho Impressions book signing, Jan. 2 from 4-6 p.m. at Chapter One books in Ketchum with photographer Mark Lisk and writer Stephen Stuebner.

Grant Writing Workshop, Jan 6-8 at the Environmental Resource Center with Dana Meyers. Fee. Details: (208) 234-1159.


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