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JUNE
Comedian Bill Cosby, June 22, Sun Valley Pavilion. Details: 622.2135, seats.sunvalley.com

Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company, June 24, Sun Valley Pavilion. Details: 622.2135, seats.sunvalley.com

Company of Fools presents Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation,” June 28-July 23, Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Details: 788.6520, companyoffools.org

Creating Natural Economies with Ecotrust founder and President Spencer Beebe, June 29, Community Library, Ketchum. 6 p.m. Free. Details: 726.3493

“My Ruby Slippers” book reading by Tracy Seely, June 30, Community Library, Ketchum. 6 p.m. Free. Details: 726.3493.

Silver Creek Preserve 35th anniversary party, June 30. Details: 788.7910

Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents Geared: The Culture of Bicycles, through July 30, in conjunction with Geared: An Open Exhibition through Sept. 23, a multidisciplinary art exhibition, Hailey. Details: 726.9491, sunvalleycenter.org

JULY
Hailey Month of Art, July 1-Aug. 7, throughout Hailey. Details: haileyidaho.com

Grand Opening of the Hailey Rodeo Grounds, July 1. Details: 788.3484

Sun Valley Gallery Association Gallery Walks, July 1, Ketchum. 5-8 p.m. Details: 726.4950, svgalleries.org

The Advocates Black & White Soiree, July 1, Trail Creek Lawn, 5:30 p.m. $150. Details: 788.4191

Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, July 2, Sun Valley Pavilion. Details: 622.2135, seats.sunvalley.com

American Festival Chorus and Orchestra featuring Maureen McGovern, July 3, Sun Valley Pavilion. Details: 622.2135, seats.sunvalley.com

Hailey Days of the Old West 4th of July parade and Carnival and Rodeo, July 2-4, downtown Hailey. 10:30 a.m.

4th of July Bike Criterium, July 4, Hailey. 1 p.m. Details: 788.2117, bcrd.org

Art, Fashion, Models & Camp Rainbow Gold benefit, July 6, Gilman Contemporary and Panache present Diane Von Furstenberg’s latest collection and photography by Laurie Victor Kay with DJ, $50. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum. Details: 726.7585

Art, Fashion, Models & Camp Rainbow Gold benefit, July 7, Diane Von Furstenberg’s trunk show with designer appearance, 4-6 p.m. Panache, Sun Valley. Details: 622.4228

SETCH Cowboy Ball, July 7, The 20th annual Cowboy Ball benefits the Sagebrush Equine Training Center and the therapeutic riding program. Sagebrush Arena, Hailey. 5:30 p.m. Details: 578.9111, sagebrushequine.org

11th annual Harriman High Tea, July 8, Benefit Harriman Trail at home of Theresa Castellano-Wood. $100. 4-6:30 p.m. Details: 578.2273, bcrd.org

12th annual Ketchum Arts Festival, July 8-10, Sun Valley Festival Meadows. Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Details: 725.4090, ketchumartsfestival.com

nexStage Theatre presents Jim Jarrett’s “Vincent,” July 9-13, one-man show, Ketchum. Details: 726.9124

Sun Valley Opera’s 10th anniversary with a Midsummer Night’s Serenade Concert, July 10, Sun Valley Pavilion, $25-$75. Details: sunvalleyopera.com

Ride Sun Valley, July 11-17, with USA Cycling National Mountain Biking Championships, July 14-17. Details: 726.3423, ridesunvalley.com

Hailey Night of Music, July 11, Live music in restaurants, bars and businesses along Main St., Hailey, 4-10 p.m

Sun Valley Center for the Arts Summer Concert Series presents the Avett Brothers, July 13, Sun Valley Pavilion, $35 members, $45 nonmembers and $25 lawn. Details: 726.9491, sunvalleycenter.org

White House Photographer Diana Walker, July 13, Community Library, Ketchum. 6 p.m. Free. Details: 726.3493

The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley Dog Days of Summer Benefit, July 15, Trail Creek Pavilion, Sun Valley. 5:30 p.m. $150. Details: 788.4351

The Union and Thunder concert, July 16, Sun Valley Pavilion. Details: 622.2135, seats.sunvalley.com

Silver Creek Outfitters Fly Fishing Film Festival, July 15, 7 p.m., nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. $15. Details: 726.5282

Silver Creek Outfitters Fly Fishing Product Fair, July 16, 10 a.m. Main St., Ketchum, refreshments by Apple’s Bar & Grill. Details: 726.5282

16th annual Sawtooth Botanical Garden Tour, July 16, annual tour of homes and landscape designed gardens features gardens in the mid-valley. 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. Lunch at the Sawtooth

Botanical Garden. Details: 726.9358, sbgarden.org

2nd annual Idaho Pump Track State Championship, July 16, Ketchum Bike Park. Registration 6 p.m. competition 7 p.m. Details: ridesunvalley.com

Mountain Mamas’ Arts & Crafts Show, July 16-17, Stanley. Details: stanleycc.org

JULY Continued
Gimlets in the Garden, July 16, fundraising event for Sawtooth Botanical Garden, featuring live and silent auctions, Sawtooth Botanical Garden, Hwy 75 & Gimlet Rd. Details: 726.9358, sbgarden.org

Sun Valley Artist Series concert with pianist Susan Spelius Dunning, July 17, Sun Valley Pavilion. Details: 622.2135, seats.sunvalley.com

“Gorillas!” Kelly Stewart presents, July 19, Community Library, Ketchum. 6 p.m. Free. Details: 726.3493

Jay Tunney discusses “The Prizefighter and the Playwright,” July 20, Community Library, Ketchum. 6 p.m. Free. Details: 726.3493

Blaine County Relay For Life, July 22-23, Wood River High School, Hailey. Details: 208.422.0175, BlaineCountyRelay.com

30th annual Sun Valley Center Wine Auction, July 21-23, Ketchum. Details: 726.9491, sunvalleycenter.org

2011 U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships, July 21-24, Sun Valley. Details: sunvalleyfsc.com

Friends of Hailey Public Library Garden Tour, July 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $20. Details: 720.9714
Galena Grinder Whit Henry Memorial

Mountain Bike Race and Festival, July 23-24, 23 miles north of Ketchum on Hwy. 75, 10:30 a.m. Details: 726.4010

Wood River Jewish Community Picnic, July 24, WR Jewish Community, Ketchum. Details: 726.1183

Edgar Bronfman In Focus Series, July 24, 25, 27 & 29, Lecture 5:30 p.m., concert 6:30 p.m. Free. Part of the 2011 Sun Valley

Summer Symphony season, Sun Valley Music Pavilion. Details: 622.5607, svsummersymphony.org

Richard Thieme discusses his book “Mind Games,” July 26, 6 p.m. Free. Community Library, Ketchum. Details: 726.3493

St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation presents Dr. Henry Lodge Younger Next Year: The New Science of Aging, July 27, Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Details: 727.8419

The Sun Valley Shakedown Festival with Bela Fleck and the Original Flecktones and Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, July 28, 5 p.m. $48 or VIP $125. Festival Meadow, Sun Valley. Details: 721.1503, sunvalleyshakedown.com
Ridley Pearson, Dave Barry and their Off Broadway Production, July 28, 6 p.m. Free. Community Library, Ketchum. Details: 726.3493

Company of Fools presents Heart and Music: A World Class Evening with R.L. Rowsey and Friends, July 28-30, Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main St., Hailey. Details: 788.6520, companyoffools.org

6th annual Sawtooth Music Festival, July 29-30, Pioneer Park, Stanley. Details: sawtoothmusicfestival.com

Ride the Rails, July 30, cruise the 20-mile Wood River Trail on two wheels. Details: 788.2117, bcrd.org

Sun Valley Summer Symphony 2011 Benefit Concert featuring Jackie Evancho’s “Dream With Me” tour with two additional artists to be announced, July 31, 5 p.m. cocktail reception Sun Valley Lodge Terrace, Show 6:30 p.m. $50-$500. Sun Valley Pavilion. Details: 622.5607, svsummersymphony.org

AUGUST
2011 Sun Valley Summer Symphony Orchestra Festival, Aug. 1,3,4,6,7,8,11,12,13,14 & 16. Concerts are free, begin at 6:30 p.m. and last about 1 hour. The Sun Valley Pavilion opens for seating at 5:30 p.m. Picnics are welcome on the lawn outside Pavilion. Details: 622.5607, svsummersymphony.org

Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents Rickie Lee Jones, Aug. 2, River Run Lodge, Ketchum. 7 p.m. $35 members and $45 nonmembers. Details: 726.9491, sunvalleycenter.org

YMCA Celebrity Golf Classic Dinner and Social, Aug. 3, Golf Tournament and Auction, Dinner and Dancing at Sun Valley, Trail Creek Pavilion. Details: woodriverymca.org

34th annual Northern Rockies Folk Festival, Aug. 5-6, Hop Porter Park, Hailey. Music begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday, runs until 10 p.m. $15 Friday, $20 Saturday, $30 both days. Details: northernrockiesfolkfestival.com

Northern Rockies Arts and Crafts Fair, Aug.6-7,First Avenue and Croy St., Hailey. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Details: 788.3484

Sun Valley Gallery Association Gallery Walks, Aug. 5, Ketchum. 5-8 p.m. Details: 726.4950, svgalleries.org

Community Library Home Tour Opening, Aug. 5, cocktail reception at Desko-Semones Lake Creek home with Pilar Guzman, Martha Stewart Living magazine editor-in-chief, $250. Details: 726.3493, the communitylibrary.org

The Community Library’s 32nd annual Tour of Homes, Aug. 6, The Community Library, Ketchum. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Details: 726.3493, thecommunitylibrary.org
2011 Blaine County Fair, Aug. 10-13. Details: www.blainecounty.org

Braun Brothers Reunion, Aug. 11-13. Three-day concert featuring Braun Brothers, Micky & The Motorcars, Cross Canadian Ragweed & Reckless Kelly. Challis, ID. Details: braunbrothersreunion.com

43rd Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug. 12-14, 10 a.m., Atkinson Park, Ketchum. Free. Details: 726.9491, sunvalleycenter.org

BCRD Sawtooth Century Ride, Aug. 13, Details: 788.2117, bcrd.org

Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents Michael Franti & Spearhead, Aug. 15, River Run Lodge, Ketchum. 7 p.m. $35 members and $45 nonmembers. Details: 726.9491, sunvalleycenter.org

The Hope Garden Celebration, Aug. 17, Hailey. Details: 788.0121, thehungercoalition.org

Danny Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament Benefit Concert with Huey Lewis and the News, Aug. 17. Sun Valley Pavilion. Details: 726.1049, dannythompsonmemorial.com, and 622.2135, seats.sunvalley.com

nexStage Theatre’s Shakespeare Festival, Aug.18-21 and 25-28, Details: 726.9124

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, Aug. 19-22, Details: svwc.com

Sawtooth Salmon Festival, Aug. 20-21, Sawtooth Interpretative and Historical Association, mouth of Salmon River, Lower Stanley, Details: 800.574.7481, idahorivers.org

6th annual Plein Air Painters of Idaho Paint-Out at Redfish Lake Lodge, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, with reception and art sale. Details: 774.3536

Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research Climb and Take-A-Hike, Aug. 27, Inspiration Climb with Sawtooth Mountain Guides up Devil’s Bedstead with dinner at Boundary Campground. $250. Take-A-Hike in Wood River Valley. 3 p.m. Details: 726.6456, expeditioninspiration.org

Trey McIntyre Project, Aug. 26, Sun Valley Pavilion, Details: 622.2135, seats.sunvalley.com

SEPTEMBER
Sun Valley Gallery Association Gallery Walks, Sept. 2, Ketchum 5-8 p.m. Details: 726.4950, svgalleries.org

Wagon Days, Sept 2-4, 53rd annual Labor Day Celebration honoring the area’s mining heritage, featuring the largest nonmotorized parade in the Northwest, downtown Ketchum. Details: 726.2777, visitsunvalley.com

The Great Wagon Days Duck Race, Sept. 4, 1- 4 p.m. Rotary Park, Ketchum. Details: 721.7481, greatwagondaysduckrace.com

Harriman Half Marathon, Sept. 4. Start Baker Creek. Details: 578.2273, bcrd.org
Governor’s Cup Concert, Sept. 9, artist TBA,

Sun Valley Pavilion. Details: 622.2135, seats.sunvalley.com

Boulder Mountain Bike Tour and Closing Day, Sept. 11, ride along Harriman Trail, Ketchum to Galena Lodge. Live music at lodge. Hwy 75 N. of Ketchum. Details: 726.4010, www.galenalodge.com

Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents Colin Hay, Sept. 18, Sun Valley Opera House, 7 p.m. $20 members and $25 nonmembers. Details: 726.9491, sunvalleycenter.org

Mountain Mamas’ Quilt Festival, Sept. 18, Stanley. Details: 208.841.2530

Sun Valley Harvest Festival, Sept.23-25. Details: 208.450.6430, sunvalleyharvestfestival.com

Stanley Firemen’s Ball, Sept. 24, Redfish Lodge with silent auction, food and music. Details: 774.3512

The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley Fur Ball, Sept.30, Whiskey Jacques’, Ketchum. 9 p.m. $20. Details: 481.0450, animalshelterwrv.org

OCTOBER
15th annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival & Parade, Oct.7-9, Details: 866.379.2936

Sun Valley Gallery Association Gallery Walks, Oct. 7, Ketchum. 5-8 p.m. Details: 726.4950, svgalleries.org

Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents author Jonathan Franzen, Oct. 9, Details: 726.9491, sunvalleycenter.org

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree, Oct.12-16, Details: 877.478.5277, SunValleyJazz.com

Hemingway Symposium, Oct. 20-22, Community Library, Ketchum.
Details: 726.3493

ONGOING
Tuesdays
Ketchum Farmers’ & Artists’ Market, June 14-Oct. 4, Fourth Street & Ketchum Town Square, 2:30-6 p.m. Details: 788.8614, wrfarmersmarket.org

Wednesdays
Back Alley Party Live Music, June 22-Aug.31, Wicked Spud, Hailey, Free. Raffles benefit local nonprofits, 6-10 p.m.

Road biking Wednesday Night Ride, 6:15 p.m., varied distance, Elephant’s Perch, Ketchum to points north, all levels.

Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley Hikin’ Buddies at Adams Gulch, June-Sept., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Details: 788.4351

Thursdays
Hailey Farmers’ & Artists’ Market, June 16-Oct. 6, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Details: 788.8614, wrfarmersmarket.org

Saturdays
Idaho Conservation League Summer Hike Series, June 4-Aug. 27. July 13 hike on Wednesday. Details: 726.7485

Sun Valley Summer Ice Shows, July 2 through Sept. 3, at dusk with dessert buffet on Lodge Terrace. Sun Valley Outdoor Ice Rink. Details: 622.2135

ONGOING LIVE MUSIC
Town Square Tunes, Thursdays, June 23-Sept.1, Live music at Ketchum Town Square, 6-8 p.m. Free.

Ketch’em Alive Concerts, Tuesdays, June 28-Aug. 23. Free concerts in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park, First St. & Washington Ave., 7-9 p.m. Picnics welcome.

Jazz in the Park, June 26-July 31, Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Rotary Park, Ketchum. Details: visitsunvalley.com

Summer Calendar 2011 Compiled by Sabina Dana Plasse