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Wednesday October 5

picture of happy mother with baby over white
picture of happy mother with baby over white

New Moms Group

Noon-1:30PM / St. Luke’s / Ketchum

The New Moms Group provides newborn and breastfeeding support and an opportunity to ask questions and learn the basics of raising babies. The presence of professionals, as well as other new parents, makes this group a comfortable and valuable experience. Attendees are invited to bring lunch and their child.

This group will meet in St. Luke’s River Run Rooms, 100 Hospital Drive, Ketchum. Call St. Luke’s Center for Community Health for information on this or other educational programs at (208) 727-8733.

Wednesday October 5

Free Blood Pressure Checks

1-3PM / Hailey Post Office

St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center will be offering free blood pressure checks at the Hailey Post Office. No appointment necessary.

Wednesday October 5-15

Photo 3‘Grounded’ – COF Drama

Various Times / Liberty Theatre / Hailey

Company of Fools will present the riveting drama “Grounded” by award-winning playwright George Brant at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. Heartbreaking and beautiful, the play follows an ace fighter pilot whose career in the sky takes an unexpected turn due to pregnancy. Relocated to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, the pilot uses drones to hunt terrorists by day and then drives home to her family each night. Hanna Cheek will return to COF to play The Pilot. Named one of Time Out New York’s “Future Legends of NYC Theatre” in 2013, Cheek has previously been seen at COF in “Proof,” “Other Desert Cities” and “Commencement.”

This will be the first production Company of Fools has done in the round, with the audience completely surrounding the playing area. Seating is limited to 60 patrons per performance. Tickets for “Grounded” are $35 for full price, $25 for seniors and members of The Center, and $15 for students (18 and under). Tickets may be purchased online at sunvalleycenter.org, by phone at (208) 578-9122 or at the Liberty Theatre box office starting one hour before curtain. Company of Fools’ box office is located at the Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main Street in Hailey.

Thursday October 6

This year, the Sun Valley Economic Development (SVED) summit will explore “The Intersection of Housing and Talent Attraction” as its theme. Graphic by Matt Gorby
This year, the Sun Valley Economic Development (SVED) summit will explore “The Intersection of Housing and Talent Attraction” as its theme. Graphic by Matt Gorby

Annual Economic Summit

8AM to 2PM / Limelight Room / Sun Valley Inn

Join the community on Thursday, Oct. 6 to learn, network and engage with Sun Valley Economic Development at their fifth annual economic summit. The summit is intended for the business, government and nonprofit community and has become the go-to community business event. This year, the summit will explore “The Intersection of Housing and Talent Attraction” as its theme. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sun Valley Inn’s Limelight Room.

This year’s summit will operate differently than previous years. The focus of the day will be on three interactive panels between moderators, panelists and the audience. Twenty panelists from varying fields and varying perspectives will provide input. The panels will explore different perspectives on the community’s housing-talent challenges and opportunities in the categories of “Business/Employer,” “Developer/Builder” and “Regulatory Authority.”

The summit will include a continental breakfast and networking session starting at 8 a.m., coffee breaks and a buffet luncheon. Tickets are $100 for the summit and can be purchased online at sunvalleyeconomy.org/summit-schedule.

Thursday October 6

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 October 6

Jeff Lowe's Metanoia‘Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia’ – Film Screening

7PM / Community School Theater / Sun Valley

“Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia” is a documentary film about one man’s journey from the top of the world to the end of the line. Jeff helped make climbing what it is today, through technical innovation and more than a thousand first ascents, including “Metanoia” on the north face of the Eiger where he experienced a spiritual transformation that continues to this day. Jeff’s story inspires many, as he brings the creativity and strength that characterized his climbing career to the challenge that he faces today: his own mortality.

Proceeds from the screening will go to support The Jeff Lowe Mountain Foundation and the Jeffery G. Lowe Special Needs Trust. Tickets will be available at the door and at The Elephant’s Perch in advance for $15 or $20 (includes two raffle tickets). Raffle tickets are $5 and 5/$20 and the prizes feature items donated from Metanoia Film sponsors.

Saturday October 8

Tristan und Isolde‘Tristan und Isolde’ – MET Live

10AM / Bigwood Theatre / Hailey

The Metropolitan Opera will kick off their live broadcast season with a new production of “Tristan und Isolde.” The doors of the Bigwood4 Cinemas in Hailey will open at 9 a.m. with mimosas and muffins to celebrate the new season. Dick Brown will give a pre-opera lecture at 9:30 a.m. The broadcast will begin at 10 a.m. The opera stars Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne and René Pape as King Marke. Sir Simon Rattle will conduct.

Premiering in 1865, Wagner’s breathtaking meditation on love and death holds a unique place in the opera world. Its music has astounded, infuriated and inspired audiences since it was first heard, and the title roles are acknowledged as among the most extraordinarily demanding in opera. The vocal challenges, the sumptuous symphonic scale of the orchestral writing and the mystical nature of the story, with its opportunities for creative visual design, make this awe-inspiring work a phenomenon of the repertory.

Tickets for “Tristan und Isolde” are $16 and can be purchased at the theatre at any time. Students and teachers are invited gratis by Sun Valley Opera must call in advance at (208) 726-0991 if they plan to attend.

Saturday October 8

Brett The Bunny‘Brett The Bunny’ – Free Comedy Series

8:30PM / The Spot / Ketchum

Join The Spot crew for a new comedy series titled “Brett the Bunny & His Stoopid Bunny Friends Educate the Masses.” Starring Brett Moellenberg, this free series will cover a variety of topical topics. No reservations are necessary, just show up. “Brett the Bunny” is intended for ages 15 and older and is BYOB for those 21 and older. Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages will be provided. The Spot is located at 220 Lewis Street, #2, Ketchum. Visit spotsunvalley.com to learn more.

Sunday October 9

Lara Nie – Concert

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

Lara Slotwiner-NieHailed as one of New York’s most “prominent German lied specialists” by New York Magazine and as “an intensely expressive artist” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, mezzo-soprano Lara Nie is one of the most versatile and accomplished singers performing today. As an active orchestral soloist, chamber musician and recitalist, her performances are recognized for their passionate interpretation and sophisticated musicality. At this concert, Nie will perform works by Bach, Purcell, Strauss, Copland and Ravel. St. Thomas Episcopal Church is located at 201 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley.

Tuesday October 11

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 wrfarmersmarket.org to learn more.

Tuesday October 11

Science After School

Science After School2:30-4PM / Hemingway Elementary / Ketchum

The Environmental Resource Center (ERC) is offering a six-week outdoor after-school science program, Science After School, at Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum on Tuesdays, starting Oct. 11, and at Bellevue Elementary School on Thursdays, starting Oct. 13. Both programs run from 2:30-4 p.m.

Science After School is a free six-week program that provides fourth- and fifth-grade students opportunities beyond the school day to participate in project-based learning, within the context of natural science, the environment and sustainability issues. ERC staff builds opportunities for students to explore science through scientific research, exploration, collaboration, games, journaling and service learning. Hemingway’s students will focus on how our actions influence the natural world through exploring topics related to sustainability, while Bellevue’s students will focus on exploring the different animal habitats the Wood River Valley has to offer.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information on this program or to register your student, contact Alisa McGowan, ERC program director, at alisa@ercsv.org or (208) 726-4333.

Tuesday October 11

‘Front’ – WRHS Drama

Various Times / Community Campus / Hailey

The Wood River High School Drama Department will present “Front” by Robert Caisley Oct. 11-15. Set in England during the Blitz, “Front” follows a number of struggling individuals and families who must come to terms with war and the horrors and tragedies it provides. Performances run Oct. 11-13 at 6 p.m., Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. and Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. All shows will take place in the WRHS Performing Arts Theater, at the Community Campus in Hailey. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for high school students and $3 for middle school students.