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The Sun Valley Guide magazine is distributed free twice yearly to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area communities.

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Fall 07 Calendar


What We Keep: An Exhibition on Books and Memorymultidisciplinary project sponsored by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, through Sept. 28. Details: 726-9491/

Silver Lining: Pass Mine Artists’ Booksexhibit sponsored by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hailey through Oct. 11. Details: 726-9491/

The 31st Annual Danny Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament—Fundraiser for leukemia and cancer research at the Sun Valley Resort and Elkhorn Golf Club, Aug. 22-25. Details: 726-1049

Much Ado About NothingThe 8th Annual Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival, Sun Valley Festival Meadows, 6 p.m. nightly, Aug. 23 through Sept. 2. Details: 726-9124/

Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Renaissance Faire—This family friendly Renaissance Faire features jousting, archery, games, feasting, medieval vendors, music, dance and skits at the Sun Valley Festival Meadow on Sun Valley Road. $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, students and children under 14 free. Special family price: $10 for two adults and accompanying children. Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details: 726-9124/

Sawtooth Salmon Festival—Sponsored by Idaho Rivers United, at Pioneer Park in Stanley with field trips to spawning beds, Native American performances and kids educational activities. Aug. 25&26. Details: (800) 878-7950/

4th Annual Plein-Air Painters of Idaho Redfish Lake Paint-Out—At the Redfish Lake area, Aug. 27-30. There will be over 20 artists in attendance and a reception and sale will be held Aug. 30 at Redfish Lake Lodge. Details: (208) 726-3656

Plein Air Watercolor with Susan Perin—The Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hailey, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 27-29. Details: 726-9491/

The Sun Valley Ballet School—Classes for 3-year-olds to adults, Sept. 4 through the school year. Pre-registration is Aug. 29 in Hailey and Aug. 30 in Ketchum. Details: 726-9876/

Bill Summers’ Antique Show—Features dealers from all over the northwest with a wonderful selection of high quality antiques and collectibles at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum. Aug. 30&31 and Sept. 1&2. Details: 726-9124

Hailey’s Antique Market—Roberta McKercher Park in Hailey Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Details: 788-9292

Ketchum Art and Antique Show—Ketchum’s Forest Service Park Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Details: (303) 570-6763

ERC Peak of the Month—Hike to Silver Lake from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31. Details: 726-4333

Ketchum Crit and Coors Light Basecamp Music Experience—Ketchum Plaza and 100 East Avenue block, Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Aug. 31 Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sept. 1 Matisyahu, Sept. 2 Chris Isaak. Tickets at Atkinsons’ Markets, (866) 468-7624/ Details:

Atkinsons’ Market Ketchum Crit—Presented by The Ski Tour & Sawtooth Velo Cycling Club, featuring World Class Cycling Stars with Category 1, 2 and Pros from across the Northwest with a purse of $10,000. The race is Sunday, Sept. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. The 0.6 mile circuit will start/finish on Sun Valley Road between East Avenue and Walnut Avenue with a counterclockwise course Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Details:

Wagon Days Celebration—Annual Labor Day celebration honoring the area’s mining heritage, featuring the largest non-motorized parade in the Northwest, at various locations in Ketchum. Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Details: (866) 305-9899/

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden Master Gardener—Registration Aug. 31 for ten-week series held Sept. 13 through Nov. 15 every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. $150. Details: 324-7578


Wagon Days Papoose Club Flapjack Breakfast—Across from Giacobbi Square, 4th St & East Ave. Sept. 1&2 from 8 a.m.-noon, $8 adults, $7 seniors 65+, $7 youth 13-18, $5 kids 4-12, children under 3 free. Details: (866) 305-9899/
Times: 8am-Noon

Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade—Sept.1 at 1 p.m. begins on Sun Valley Road. Details: (866) 305-9899/

Wagon Days Blackjack Shoot-Out—Sept.1 at 7 p.m. in front of Casino on Main Street, Ketchum. Details: (866) 305-9899/

Wagon Days Duck Race— Rotary Park, Warm Springs Rd. party from 1-4p.m. and race 3 p.m. 208-Details: 720-8618/

Sun Valley Ice Shows—Sasha Cohen, 2006 World Bronze Medalist and 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist, performs Sept. 1. at dusk, Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink. Tickets from $29 to $55, buffet from $67 to $92. Details: 622-2135/

Annuak Sun Valley Collector Car Auction—Sun Valley Resort Sept.1&2. Details: (800)-255-4485 or (509) 326-4485

Bellevue Labor Day Parade and Jazz Festival—Sept. 2&3.

Salmon Symposium—The film Smoke Signals presented by College of Southern Idaho, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Community Library in Ketchum. Free to the public, donations accepted. Details: 726-3493/

Sawtooth Botanical Garden Fall Garden Workshop—Sept. 8 from 3-5 p.m. $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Details: 324-7578

Howard Preserve Picnic—Wood River Land Trust celebrates community members Sept. 8 from 4-7 p.m. at the Howard Preserve, Bellevue. Details: 788-3947

Sun Valley Ice Shows—At dusk at Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink. Tickets from $29 to $55, buffet from $67 to $92, Sept. 8. Details: 622-2135/

2007 Sawtooth Bike Trek—Through central Idaho, Sept. 8-10. Details: (208) 345-5864/

Spudapalooza—Live music with Farmdog, 812 band and Red Headed Fiddler as well as raffle, games and more all day long. At the Wicked Spud, Main St., Hailey, Sept. 8. Details:

Cowboy Poetry Event—A Sense of Place with world renowned cowboy poets, Wally McRae and Paul Zarzyski at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Details: 726-9491/

ACT II—Acting classes for ages 62 and up presented by Company of Fools at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2, 9 and 16. Details: 788-6250

David Edwards Slide Show and Photographs—the Community Library in Ketchum, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Details: 726-3493/

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden Master Gardener—Sept. 13 to Nov. 15 every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. $150. Details: 324-7578

Business After Hours—Sept. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Hawley Graphics in Hailey. Details: 725-2105

23rd Sawtooth Quilt Festival—Stanley Community Center Sept. 14-16. $3 general admission, children under 12 free. Details: (208) 774-2165

Third Annual Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival—A rich and diverse collection of films from around the world will celebrate and explore different spiritual traditions through the universal language of film. Sept. 14-16, Sun Valley Opera House, Sun Valley Resort and Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Details:

Sun Valley Ice Shows—Anita Hartshorn and Frank Sweiding, Professional World Champions and U.S. Open Champions, Sept. 15. Dusk at Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink. Tickets range from $29 to $55, buffet from $67 to $92. Tickets: 622-2135/

Travel Sketching in Watercolor with Susan Perin—one-day workshop at The Sun Valley Center for the Arts ,Hailey from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 15. Details: 726-9491/

Fly Girls Fly-Fishing School—Learn about flies and entomology, how to read water, tie knots, proper equipment and set-up, and how to cast a fly rod on the river Sept. 15-16. Details: 726-4501

Caritas Chorale Concerts—It’s a Grand Night for Singing fundraising dinner Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Details:

The Art of Mixing It All UpMixed Media/Collage with Inez Storer. Workshop explores the collage process using mixed media at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Hailey from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept.18-20. Details: 726-9491/

The Boy Who Would Be Tsar: The Art of Prince Andrew RomanoffAndrew Romanoff discusses work at the Community Library in Ketchum on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Details: 726-3493/

Ernest Hemingway Festival—The theme of the third annual Ernst Hemingway Festival is Hemingway in Paris. Organized by the Sun Valley Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau, the event celebrates the life of the world-renowned writer, who died in Ketchum. Activities include lectures, a book fair, guided tours of Hemingway hangouts and the opportunity to have dinner in Hemingway’s last home. Sept. 20-23, Ketchum, various locations. Featured events include: a Hemingway Festival Presentation, University of Idaho student readings, 4 p.m., Sept. 21 at the Community Library, Ketchum. Hemingway Festival Presentation, book reading and signing with Ben Fountain, winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award and author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, 7 p.m., Sept. 22, Community Library, Ketchum. Details: 726-3493/ Festival details: 866-549-5783/

Stanley Firefighters’ Ball—Redfish Lake Lodge, Sept. 22. Details: (208) 774-3512

Favorite Family Photos Family Day—Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hailey from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 23. Details: 726-9491/

Gregg Olsen—Book discussion on The Deep Dark explores the human toll of Idaho’s worst disaster. On May 2, 1972, fire broke out in Kellogg, Idaho’s, Sunshine Mine, killing 91. Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hailey, 7 p.m., Sept. 27. Details: 726-9491/

Founder of Arion Press Andrew Hoyem—Hoyem discusses Arion Press’ aims to match the finest contemporary art with the finest literature past and present, 6 p.m., Sept. 27 at the Community Library, Ketchum. Free, donations accepted. Details: 726-3493/

Business After Hours—Sponsored by SVKCVB, Sept.27 from 5-7 p.m. at High Country Resorts, Ketchum. Details: 725-2105

Crosstoberfest 2007—River Run Plaza, near Ketchum, featuring 2007 Idaho State Championships for Cyclocross. Live music, Bavarian food and drink, ski and clothing sales and bike demos, Sept. 29-30.

Encaustic Painting with Eve-Marie Bergren—Two-day comprehensive workshop at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hailey from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 29-30. Details: 726-9491/


On the Spot Improv Class—Presented by Company of Fools at the Liberty Theater in Hailey, Oct. 1,8, 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for ages 16 and up. Details: 788-6520

ACT II—Acting classes for ages 62 and up presented by Company of Fools at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 2, 9 and 16. Details: 788-6250

Lines in the Earthmultidisciplinary project at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Oct. 5 through Dec. 7. Details: 726-9491/

Lampwork Glass Beads with Mike Ausman—Teen workshop at Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hailey, 3-5 p.m., Oct. 5. Details: 726-9491/

Sawtooth Botanical Garden Fall Bulb Sale—Featuring unique and hardy bulbs that are not usually available at garden centers and grow well in the Wood River Valley, Oct. 6. Details: 324-7578

Community School Garage Sale—Sagewillow Barn, Elkhorn, Oct. 6.

Lampwork Glass with Mike Ausman—At the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hailey from 4-7 p.m., Oct. 9&11. Details: 726-9491/

Rob Satloff—Lecture with executive director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, nexStage Theatre, Ketchum, 7 p.m., Oct. 11. Details: 726-9491/

Tri Business After Hours—Sponsored by SVKCVB, Hailey Chamber and Bellevue Chamber, Oct. 11 from 5-7 p.m. at Friedman Memorial Airport, Hailey. Details: 725-2105

Trailing of the Sheep Festival—Honoring the century-old tradition of sheepherders moving their flocks from summer pastures in the mountains to winter desert grazing areas, the festival features a Folk-life Fair, with sheep shearing and herding demonstrations, as well as music, dancing, food and games. The Grand Finale is a sheep parade down Main Street in Ketchum. Residents and visitors come to watch and "trail" (walk) behind the sheep, herding them through the fall afternoon and reliving the slower pace of a bygone era. A highlight of this year’s event is an authentic sheep camp, which will be set up at the Heritage & Ski Museum in conjunction with the Western Folk Life Center of Elko, Nevada. Events take place in Ketchum, Oct. 12 through 14. Details:

St. Luke’s Medical Center Autumn Gala—Dining, dancing, entertainment by Five Guys Named Moe silent auction, grab bags and a raffle. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the hospital to assist in the purchase of new defibrillators. Limelight Room at the Sun Valley Inn, Oct. 13. Details: 727-8406

Zum—Eastern European gypsy fiddle music with the hot-blooded passion of Argentinian Tango at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14. Details: 726-9491/

Oil Painting with Connie Borup—A week-long studio workshop offers students a chance to explore the varied qualities of the oil painting medium, Oct. 15-19 at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hailey, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 726-9491/

18th Annual Swing and Dixie Jazz Jamboree—This annual event is now in its 18th year of providing a particular brand of jazz to both visitors and residents alike. The music flows at venues throughout Sun Valley and Ketchum, featuring more than 40 acclaimed musicians from across the United States and Canada. Oct. 17 through 21. Free community concert, 7 p.m., Oct. 16 at the Sun Valley Ice Rink. Details: (877) 478-5277/

Doubt2005 Pulitzer Prize Winner presented by the Company of Fools, Oct. 17 through Nov. 4 at The Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Details: 788-6520/

Duncan Hill on Uganda—Presents a film and talk on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Community Library, Ketchum. Free, donations accepted. Details: 726-3493/

Sawtooth Botanical Garden Fall Harvest Festival—Oct. 21 from 2-6 p.m. Details: 726-9358/

Folding MemoriesOne night workshop with Gay Weake, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Oct. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Details: 726-9491/

Business After Hours—Sponsored by SVKCVB, Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Sun Valley Shutters & Shades, Ketchum. Details: 725-2105

Hemingway Halloween Kids Party—Oct. 28 from 1-3 p.m., sponsored by the Ketchum Police Department and YMCA.


YMCA Grand Opening—Nov. 3, Details: 726-6260/

Business Showcase—Sponsored by SVKCVB, Nov. 8, 5-7 p.m. Details: 725-2105

Card-Making—One night workshop, 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Nov. 13. Details: 726-9491/

Mary Oliver—Award-wining poet reads at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Ketchum, 7 p.m., Nov. 15. Details: 726-9491/

Heart of the Valley Contest Submission Deadline—Nov. 16. Share your photographs and short writings about the Wood River Valley in Wood River Land Trust’s Fourth Annual Heart of the Valley Contest. Details: 788-3947/

Ensemble Galilei with Neal Conan—First Person: Stories from the Edge of the World, a remarkable collaboration between National Geographic, National Public Radio’s Neal Conan and Ensemble Galilei, they will talk at Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum, Nov. 17. Details: 726-9491/

Galena Lodge opening day—The winter season and ski school opening Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather depending). Details: 788-2117.

Galena Lodge Thanksgiving Dinner— Nov. 23, 7 p.m., limited to 80 people. Details: 788-2117

Dinners at Galena—Nov. 23-25, 7 p.m., limited to 60 people. Details: 788-2117.

Galena Lodge—Full Moon dinners, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, 7 p.m., limited to 60 people. Details: 788-2117.


Galena Lodge Nordic Demo Days—Dec. 1, 10 a.m. Details: 788-2117

Papoose Club Holiday Bazaar—Shop for gifts Dec. 1&2 at Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum. Details: 726-6642.

Galena Lodge Wednesday Workouts—Dec. 5, 3:30-5 p.m. Ski clinics are $15 per person and offer a different focus each week. This is an ongoing program offered each week. Details: 788-2117

Austrian Ski Legacy Ian Scully film—Dec. 6, 6 p.m., the Community Library, Ketchum. Free, donations accepted. Details: 726-3493/

The Little MermaidPresented by the Sun Valley Ballet School, Dec. 7-9 at nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Details: 726-9876/

Judith Freeman—Book reading and signing atThe Community Library in Ketchum Dec. 13 at 6.p.m. Free to the public. Donations accepted. Details: 726-3493/

Business After Hours—Sponsored SVKCVB, Dec. 13, 5-7 p.m., The Answering Service, Ketchum. Details: 725-2105

Wine Dinners—Galena Lodge, Dec. 14&15, 7 p.m. Details: 788-2117

Lear to ski clinic—Free learn to ski clinic for both skate and classic skiing. Participants must have a trail pass. Galena Lodge, Dec. 15, 1 p.m. Details: 788-2117

Ski Free Day—North Valley Trails, Saturday, Dec. 15. Details: 788-2117

Perla Batalla in concert—Grammy nominated vocalist, composer, and arranger performs at Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Details: 726-9491/

SnowflakeBy and starring Gale LaJoyce, Dec. 19 through 30, Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Details: 578-9122/

Holiday Dinners at Galena—Dec. 23 through 31, 7 p.m. Details: 788-2117

Christmas Eve in Sun Valley—Sun Valley Resort celebrates Christmas Eve with a mini ice skating exhibition, torchlight skiing parade, visit from Santa and fireworks Dec. 24. Details: 622-2097.

Gallery Walk—Ketchum, Dec. 28, 6-8 p.m. Details:

Paul Tillotson Trio—Traditional jazz music with the Paul Tillotson Trio, Dec. 26 through Jan. 5, 4-7 p.m., at the Duchin Room, Sun Valley Lodge. Details:

Winter Holidays Antique Show—Dec. 28 through 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Details: 720-5547


Summer Lift Rides—River Run Lodge in Ketchum from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. through Sept. 3. Passes are $15 for adults and $7 for ages 3-12 and an all day pass is $20 for adults and $10 for children. Details: 622-6136/

Wood River Farmers’ Market—Locally grown produce and goodies galore in Ketchum’s Giacobbi Square. Tuesdays, 2:30-6 p.m. through Oct. 10.

Wood River Farmers’ Market/Artists Market—Locally grown produce and handcrafted art work by local artists on Main Street in Hailey, Thursdays through Sept. 27 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. between Sturtevant’s and Bank of America. Details: 788-7052

Third Thursday Tour of the Library at Three—Stop by the Library at 3 p.m. for a tour of the facilities with Executive Director Colleen Daly. Story Time at the Children’s Library, Saturdays at 10 a.m. Science Time at the Children’s Library Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Details: 726.3493 ex. 116

To submit your event to the Sun Valley Guide calendar e-mail details to or call 726-8060. The deadline for inclusion in the winter edition (published early December) is Oct. 12.