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Photo by Barbara J. Kline
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 summer 2006


Native Plant Sale—The Sawtooth Botanical Garden hosts the annual drought-tolerant and native plant sale, June 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Details: 726-9358.

Adams Gulch Fun Run & Walk—Annual Elephant’s Perch summer warm-up, non-competitive run, June 3. No entry fee, no prizes, no times, just 4.2 miles of fun. Details: 726-3497.

Sawtooth Relay—Six person teams (and several brave solo runners) tackle the scenic 62-mile road marathon from Stanley to Ketchum’s Atkinsons’ Park, June 10. A party/BBQ in Ketchum follows.
Details: or 852-1221.

The Chair, Reconsidered—Sun Valley Center for the Arts summer gallery exhibition runs from June 14–July 29 at The Center Gallery, Ketchum. Free.
Details: 726-9491.

Encaustic painting workshop—Sun Valley Center for the Arts hosts artist Eve-Marie Bergren, June 16-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Details: 726-9491.

Ketchum Omnium—Trail Creek Time Trial: opening leg of this cycling weekend, the June 17 time trial ends with a grueling Trail Creek Road climb. Details: 726-3497. Ketchum Criterium: Sun Summit presents the annual downtown Ketchum road race for pros, amateurs and even cruisers, June 18. Great spectator event. Details: 726-0707.

Camas Prairie Botanical Tour—The Sawtooth Botanical Garden and the ERC host a wildflower tour in the Centennial Marsh, plus a Camas County farm tour, June 17 (alternate date, June 24).
Details: 726-9358/726-4333.

Galena Lodge Opening Day—Friends of Galena BBQ, June 17, 12-3 p.m. Details: 726-4010.

Reckless Kelly’s Wild West Music Fest—Braun Family Father’s Day: Muzzie Braun and the Boys, Reckless Kelly, Mickey and the Motorcars and Pinto Bennett play June 18 at the Hailey Rodeo Grounds. Gates open at noon with a day of music starting at 1 p.m. Details:

Galena Lodge Father’s Day Brunch—June 18, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Details: 726-4010.

Finding the Story—A workshop on the fiction process with Ron Carlson. June 19–23, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. each day, presented by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Details: 726-9491.

Visual Arts Forum with Francoise Gilot—Sun Valley Gallery Association celebrates twenty-five years with a two-day forum, June 23-24. On Friday, from 6-8 p.m. Steve Wynn and Francoise Gilot speak at nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon morning gallery walk. Saturday, 2 p.m. Barbara Guggenheim speaks at nexStage Theatre. Outdoor
sculpture on display all weekend.

Blue Highway—The bluegrass band plays Hop Porter Park, Hailey on June 24. Details: 726-9491.

New Voices for the Theatre—Company of Fools presents the 2nd annual production of work by local students, June 27-29. Details: 788-6520.

ERC Sustainability Workshop—Learn how to “green up” your business while saving money in your home and office, June 29. Details: 726-4333.



Sun Valley Opera—Stars and Stripes, highlights from Broadway shows with visiting guest singers from major opera companies, July 1, 8 p.m. at Ketchum’s Presbyterian Church of the Bigwood.
Details: or 725-5494.

Performance Workshop—Sun Valley Performing Arts/nexStage Summer Workshop for young artists. This annual day camp begins July 5 for three weeks. At Hemingway School and nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Details: 726-9124.

Fun Run—Tom Wernig Memorial run presented by the Elephant’s Perch, July 4. Details: 726-3497.

Garden Tour—The Sawtooth Botanical Garden hosts the 11th annual tour through beautiful local gardens and the Botanical Garden south of Ketchum, July 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Details: 726-9358.

ERC Vermicomposting Workshop—An introduction to composting with worms, July 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Details: 726-4333.

Sight Unseen—Company of Fools presents this Donald Margulies play July 12-July 30. Details: 788-6520.

Smithosonian Lecture—Dr. Susan Swetnam speaks on Nostalgia and Social Change: Food in Contemporary America, July 13, 6:30 p.m. at Hailey Public Library. This is the keynote address of the library’s multidisciplinary exhibit Key Ingredients: America by Food, which runs July 15-Aug. 26. Details: 788-2036.

Sawtooth Mountain Mamas—Regional arts and crafts fair; artists gather in Stanley to display original crafts beneath the backdrop of the Sawtooth Mountains, July 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and July 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Details: (208) 774-2286.

Elephant’s Perch Backcountry Run—Choose from a 10 or 16 mile course in Fox Creek and run alongside 300 others on July 15. Details: 726-3497.

Wine Auction—Sun Valley Center for the Arts wine auction was named by Wine Spectator as one of the top ten U.S. Charity Auctions of 2003 and 2004. The annual event returns to Ketchum, July 20-22.
Details: 726-9491.

Galena Grinder Whit Henry Memorial Race—Annual mountain bike race at Galena Lodge, July 23. Starts are at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. depending on level. Details: 726-4010.

Edgar M. Bronfman Chamber Series—Free classical music series in the tent on the Sun Valley Lawn. July 24, 26, 28. All shows begin at 6:30 p.m.

ERC EcoCamp—3rd-9th graders, July 24-28. Campers learn with orienteering hikes, river romps, dam education, outdoor survival, low-impact camping, birding hikes, star gazing and more. $275 per child. Details: 726-4333.

Faulty Food—Hailey Public Library screens the fast-food documentary Super Size Me, July 25, 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion on the film and Eric Schlosser’s best-selling book Fast Food Nation. Details: 788-2036.

BeauSoleil—Concert, Thursday, July 27 at River Run Lodge, Ketchum. Details: 726-9491.

Main Street Cabaret—The 4th annual cabaret-style show featuring music and entertainment, July 28, 29 and 30 at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Details: 726-4TKS

Climb Titus—The ERC Peak of the month ascends the Smoky Mountain peak on July 28 at 9 a.m. Details: 726-8333.

Sawtooth Music Festival—Stanley’s first annual eclectic music festival, July 29, 2-8 p.m. Details: (208) 228-1622.




Sun Valley Summer Symphony—World class musicians converge on the Sun Valley Resort for two weeks of open-air shows open to the public, free of charge. July 31, Aug. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14. All shows begin at 6:30 p.m. Details:

Idaho’s Culinary History—Hailey Public Library hosts Boise historian Arthur Hart for his slide-show lecture, From Camas and Cowboy Beans to Croissants and Curry: History of Food and Dining in Idaho and the Wood River Valley. Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Details: 788-2036.

Album: Shifting Native Stories—Exhibition staged by Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Aug. 4–Oct. 20 at The Center Gallery, Ketchum. Free. Details: 726-9491.

A Children’s Northwest Indian Experience—Button Blankets, an art class for kids at Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2-5pm. Details: 726-9491.

Wood River Community YMCA Classic—Sunday, Aug. 6 a fundraising dinner and auction in the Limelight Room precedes the Aug. 7 Celebrity Golf Tournament on Elkhorn Golf Course. Details: 727-9622.

Braun Brothers Reunion—Challis, Aug. 10-12 with Muzzie Braun and the original Braun Brothers, Mickey and the Motorcars, Reckless Kelly, Cross Canadian Ragweed and many friends. Thursday’s free street dance starts at 8 p.m.; Friday’s Texas BBQ at 5 p.m. and Saturday’s music kicks off at noon. Details:

Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival—The Sun Valley Center for the Arts hosts one of the country’s best arts and crafts shows at the Sun Valley Resort, Aug. 11-13. Details: 726-9491.

Tour of Homes—Aug. 12. Five outstanding Sun Valley homes are open as a benefit for The Community Library. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Details: 726-3493 or

Hailey Coffee Company Roastery Tour—Talk and tour, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. Meet at the Hailey Public Library, corner of Croy and Main St. Free of charge. Pre-register and details: 788-2036.

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference—Lectures and workshops by accomplished journalists, authors and entertainment writers at the Sun Valley Resort, Aug. 18-26. Those attending include Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Cokie Roberts, Robert Caro, Susanna Moore, Billy Collins, James Shapiro and Gay Talese. Details:

Shop to the Top Race—Annual six mile foot race from Elephant’s Perch (shop) to top of Baldy, Aug. 19. Walkers welcome for a five mile hike from River Run. Details: 726-3497.

Expedition Inspiration Climb—Third in the Five Peaks in Five Years series, Ryan Peak in the Boulder Mountains. Aug. 19. Details:

Rosanne Cash with Jerry Douglas—Concert, Aug. 24 at River Run Lodge, Ketchum. Details: 726-9491.

Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival—The Bard’s Comedy of Errors, Aug. 24-27 and Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park. Also, Sun Valley Renaissance Fair, Aug. 25-27 on the Sun Valley Meadows.

Sawtooth Salmon Festival—Sponsored by Idaho Rivers United, Aug. 26-27 in Stanley; trips to spawning beds, Native American performances and kids educational activities. Details:

Bonnie Raitt in Concert—with special guest Keb’ Mo’, 7 p.m., Aug. 31 at River Run Lodge, Ketchum. Details: 726-9491.




Wagon Days—Western heritage rolls into Ketchum with the annual celebration featuring the Big Hitch Parade on Main Street and a Duck Race along the Big Wood at Rotary Park. Sept. 1-4. Details: 1-800-634-3347.

Galena Lodge Closing Day—Party at the lodge, Sept. 17. Details: 726-4010.

Caritas Chorale Benefit Dinner—A Grand Night for Singing, dinner with entertainment by Caritas, Sept. 17. Details: 720-7188.

Day Sky Viewing—Use a special telescope to look straight into the sun. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 4-5 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market. Details: 726-4333.

Sawtooth Valley Fireman’s Ball—At Redfish Lake Lodge, Sept. 23, to benefit the Sawtooth Valley Rural Fire District. Details: (208) 774-2222.

Ernest Hemingway Festival—Annual gathering celebrates the famous writer. Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Details: 1-800-634-3347.

Climb Hyndman—ERC’s Peak of the Month takes on the Pioneer classic, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. Details: 726-4333.




Wild Wildflower Walks—Sawtooth Botanical Garden hosted walks Thursdays in June, 1, 8, 15 and 22. Meet at SBG on Highway 75 at 9:30 a.m. Register and details: 726-9358.

Wood River Farmers’ Market—Locally grown produce and goodies galore in Ketchum’s Giacobbi Square Tuesdays, 2:30-6 p.m.; Hailey’s Bullion Square Thursdays 3-6:30 p.m. June 6-Oct. 12.

Elephant’s Perch Road Bike Rides—Every Wednesday night all summer, early fall. Details: 726-3497.

Galena Lodge Activities—Wagon Rides every Thursday, June 22-Aug. 31, 6 p.m. Sunday Brunch every Sunday, June 25-Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Galena Youth Adventure Camp every weekday, June 26-Aug. 18. Details: 726-4010.

Gallery Walks—Sun Valley Gallery Association members and others stay open late, serving wine and snacks. June 23-25, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1.

Ketch’em Alive—Live music every Tuesday night, June 27-Aug. 22 in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park.

ERC Evening Bird Walks—Spend an evening with local bird experts, 6:30-8 p.m. June 20, 27; July 4, 11, 18, 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Details: 726-4333.

Summer Jazz Concert Series—Every  Sunday, July 2-Aug. 27, 6-8 p.m. on the Warm Springs Lodge deck at the base of Baldy. Free admittance, picnics welcome.


To submit your event to the calendar, email details to or call 726-8060. The deadline for inclusion in the fall edition (published early September) is July 5.