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Brown Bag Health Talk

Brown Bag Health Talk12:15-1:15PM / St. Luke’s Clinic / Hailey

St. Luke’s Center for Community Health will present a Brown Bag Health Talk titled “Understanding Lymphedema.” The lymphatic system is a vital component of the circulatory and immune systems. When the lymphatic system is compromised, lymph fluid can collect and cause the potentially debilitating condition of lymphedema.

Deb Lister, occupational therapist and lymphedema specialist, will explain how injury, illness and treatment for diseases such as cancer can affect the lymph system, and will provide information on reducing risk, managing symptoms and treatment options.

This talk will take place at St. Luke’s Hailey Clinic in the Carbonate Rooms. All Brown Bag lectures are free and no pre-registration is required. Call St. Luke’s Center for Community Health for information on this or other educational programs at (208) 727-8733.

Thursday September 22

Hailey Farmers’ Market

2-6PM / Main Street / Hailey

Everyone loves a farmers’ market and the Wood River Valley Hailey Farmers’ Market is one of the best. The market is full of local and regional producers selling organic fruits, vegetables and flowers (seasonally available), honey, cheese, eggs, meats, baked goods, artisan breads, pies and other desserts, jams, jellies, sauces and dressings.

The market also features local artisan crafts including jewelry, pottery, handmade wood products, cutting boards, dog bowls and more. Don’t forget to bring an outdoor market basket along, or buy one there. The Wood River Valley Hailey Farmers’ Market is located on Main Street between Carbonate and Galena Streets in the lot just north of Sturtos Hailey. Visit www.wrfarmersmarket.org to learn more.

Thursday September 22

Business After Hours

5-7PM / Hawley Graphics / Hailey

The Chamber is thrilled to announce that their September Business After Hours will be held at Hawley Graphics at their new location, 1220 Airport Way, Unit 4A. Food will be provided by Black Owl Coffee LLC, as well as beer from the wonderful folks at Sawtooth Brewery. The fun gets underway at 5 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a business card to enter the raffle for great local prizes.

Thursday September 22

Valley Creek Preserve Meeting

6-8PM / Community Center / Stanley

Valley Creek Preserve MeetingThe public is invited to attend the next meeting of the Valley Creek Preserve Community Planning Process on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Center in Stanley. The Valley Creek Preserve was established by the Wood River Land Trust in 2015 to protect salmon habitat, wetlands and the scenic views of the stunning Sawtooth Valley. Since then, the WRLT has been working with the U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation and the City of Stanley to come up with plans and goals for best managing the preserve.

“The Land Trust is excited to work with the community of Stanley to develop a management plan that protects the fish and wildlife habitat of Valley Creek and also creates an asset for the entire community and its visitors,” said Keri York, WRLT director of conservation.

The Valley Creek Preserve covers 34 acres along the northern edge of the Stanley community. It includes wet meadows and a one-mile stretch of Valley Creek. Historically, the creek and its tributaries have been home to a variety of native fish species like steelhead, bull and westslope cutthroat trout, and sockeye and Chinook salmon. Chinook and other species still spawn in Valley Creek, making the small mountain stream critical habitat.

For more information contact the Wood River Land Trust at (208) 788-3947.

Thursday September 22

Miranda July – Center Lecture Series

6:30PM / Church of the Big Wood / Ketchum

Miranda July
Miranda July

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is excited to announce the start of the 2016–2017 Lecture Series with a conversation between groundbreaking artist Miranda July and award-winning television host Marcia Franklin. Featuring a selection of readings from July’s first novel, the 2015 New York Times bestseller “The First Bad Man,” the event will take place at Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

July is a filmmaker, artist and writer. Her videos, performances and Web-based projects have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Guggenheim Museum and two Whitney Biennials. July wrote, directed and starred in her first feature-length film, “Me and You and Everyone We Know” (2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or. July’s most recent film is “The Future” (2011), which she wrote, directed and stars in. Her artwork is in the collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and was presented in the 2009 Venice Biennale, in Union Square in New York City, and at MOCA in Los Angeles.

Conversation moderator Franklin is the host and producer of “Dialogue,” a discussion program on Idaho Public Television. Franklin’s programs have won numerous awards, including a George Foster Peabody Award, an ABA Silver Gavel Award and several regional Emmy awards.

“Miranda July is a unique addition to our annual Lecture Series and the roster of previous authors, thought leaders and artists,” said Katelyn Foley, The Center’s director of education and humanities. “Working in a variety of media, she is smart, intuitive and original. We are doubly fortunate to have Marcia Franklin from Idaho Public Television guide a conversation to introduce us to this one-of-a-kind artist.”

Tickets for Miranda July in Conversation with Marcia Franklin are $35 for members of The Center, $45 for nonmembers and $15 for students and educators. To purchase tickets, visit www.sunvalleycenter.org or call The Center’s box office at (208) 726-9491.

The 2016–2017 Lecture Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, with a presentation by award-winning author P.W. Singer. The 2016–2017 Lecture Series is sponsored in part by Jennifer and Peter Roberts. Free Student Humanities Club tickets for the Lecture Series are provided through the generous support of Robin Leavitt and Terry Friedlander.

Thursday September 22

Film Noir Series

7PM / Magic Lantern Cinemas / Ketchum

Film Noir SeriesThe third annual Sun Valley Film Noir Series is back and will continue its Thursday evening film screenings on Sept. 22 and 29. The noir classics will all be shown at 7 p.m. at the Magic Lantern Cinemas in Ketchum. Once again, Greg Olson, film director at the Seattle Art Museum, selected the theme for the 2016 film series, “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.”

“The past is haunted,” Olson said. “It’s over. Live now. Live fast. Grab all the money you can, the dames, the booze, the big prize. Laws, rules, limits – who cares? But if you’re just living for today, you might have to kiss tomorrow goodbye.”

The 2016 Sun Valley Film Noir Series will continue this week with “The Killers” (1946), directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner and Edmond O’Brien. This film is based on Ernest Hemingway’s story of the same title. Why does a big, strong guy (Burt Lancaster) not run from two men who want to kill him? The darkly alluring Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner) has a lot to answer for.

Tickets will be $10, available at the Magic Lantern Cinemas box office the day of each film. For details about this exciting annual film event visit www.facebook.com/sunvalleyfilmnoir or for any interest in becoming a supporter, email Jeannine Gregoire at jeanninegregoire@gmail.com.

Thursday September 22

Ice/Dance 2016

7:30-9:30PM / Outdoor Ice Rink / Sun Valley

Ice:Dance 2016A performance overflowing with energy, technique and exuberant choreography, Ice Dance International (IDI) is building a bridge to develop figure skating as an internationally recognized art form. Embracing the worlds of both ballet and ice dance with a cast of 10 skaters of world renown, this company is filled with dynamic movement, artistry and joy.

The evening will include work by IDI founders and choreographers: Kennedy Center honoree and America’s most famous male ballet dancer of all time, Edward Villella, and IDI artistic director, Douglas Webster. This is the premiere performance of Ice Dance International’s national tour of exciting and engaging repertory. Tickets are now on sale. For more information and to save a seat visit www.icedanceinternational.org.

Friday September 23-25

Boise Film Festival

Various Times / Various Locations / Boise

Boise Film FestivalBoise Film Festival will host its Second Annual Film Festival Sept. 23-25. Similar to the 2015 event, the event will showcase both international and local films.

“We are pleased with the increased interest in Idaho film production, which showcases the tremendous talent that is present regionally,” said Lana Westbrook, Boise Film Festival founder and executive director. “With a great lineup scheduled for 2016, we are expecting this year’s festival to be dynamic, exciting and an incredible display of what the film community in Idaho can do for local, national and international filmmakers.”

The festival will include 23 documentaries, short films and full feature films, including screenings from local youth filmmakers in collaboration with The Director’s Cut-Boise. Screenings, parties and panels will take place at venues throughout downtown Boise to represent the best of the local community. The awards ceremony will take place at Payette Brewery on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 6-10 p.m., with award announcements at 7:30 p.m.

The festival will also host two incredible female film talents: Natalie Fletcher, director of “Oh, Beautiful,” and Leila Djansi, director of “Like Cotton Twines.” Fletcher will hold a live public art event in downtown Boise focusing on positive body image and Djansi will participate in a moderated Q&A about women in film and her work as a writer, director and producer.

Proceeds from the festival will help to establish a production fund for filming in Idaho. This fund will serve as a resource for filmmakers throughout Idaho and will assist to develop year-round educational outreach to inspire learning and appreciation of the filmmaking process.

All-access festival passes are available and include access to all films, panels and parties during the weekend. Attendees may also purchase tickets for individual screenings or panels at the door. Visit www.boisefilmfestival.org for passes.

Friday September 23-29

Fall Film Festival

Various Times / Magic Lantern Cinemas / Ketchum

Fall Film FestivalFor the Magic Lantern Cinemas’ 28th Fall Film Festival, owner Rick Kessler has curated several acclaimed independent films from the past year as well as a few surprises, which will make a night out to the movies a memorable one. This week, catch “The Music of Strangers,” “Miss Sharon Jones,” “Elvis & Nixon,” “Dark Horse,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “De Palma.” For show times and schedules for the Magic Lantern Fall Film Festival visit, www.mlcinemas.com.

Saturday September 24

Sawtooth Valley Firefighter’s Ball

7PM / Redfish Lake Lodge / Stanley

Sawtooth Valley Firefighter’s BallRedfish Lake Lodge will once again host Stanley’s favorite fundraiser, The Sawtooth Valley Rural Fire Department and Stanley Ambulance Firefighter’s Ball, on Saturday, Sept. 24. Come dance the night away to Boise’s country rock band Soul Patch. Music will begin at 9 p.m. Bring a checkbook for the silent auction, starting at 8 p.m. and located in the wedding tent near the gazebo. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Sawtooth Valley men and women fire and ambulance volunteers.

A free shuttle to and from the event will run continuously throughout the evening, starting at 7 p.m. in the Mountain Village parking lot and on Ace of Diamonds Street. Admission is $10. Call (208) 578-2285 or email smwmarquis@gmail.com to learn more.

Sunday September 25

English Choral Music – Concert

5:30PM / St. Thomas Church / Sun Valley

The St. Thomas Evensong Choir will present a concert of English choral music at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 5:30 p.m. Ryan Dye, organist at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Boise, will be the organist for the event. Enjoy music by Vaughan Williams, Howells, Wesley, Wood, Holst, Ireland and Rutter.

Tuesday September 27

Ketchum Farmers’ Market

2-6PM / Downtown Ketchum

The Wood River Farmers’ Markets offer seasonally available and locally grown and raised fruits, vegetables, eggs, sheep, goat, and cow cheeses, organic cuts of beef, chicken and lamb, fresh herbs, plant starts for the garden, prepared foods, jewelry, wood products and so much more. Live music is scheduled weekly and kids’ activities are available onsite. Come join in the fun, meet the farmers and artists who sell the homemade and homegrown products and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the open-air markets.

The Ketchum Farmers’ Market can be found in downtown Ketchum at the intersection of East Avenue and 4th Street, just east of Atkinsons’ Market and Giacobbi Square. Look for the tents. Visit www.wrfarmersmarket.org to learn more.