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Book Reading and Signing—Dick Dorworth, author of Night Driving, 6 p.m., Nov. 29 at the Community Library, Ketchum, 415 Spruce St. Details: 726-3493.

Wood River Festival of Trees Gala—Sun Valley Inn Limelight Room, Nov. 29. Details: 788-3468.

Lines in the Earth: Maps, Power and the ImaginationSun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, multidisciplinary show through Dec. 7.
Details: 726-9491 or

Lines in the Earth: Journals by Bruce KremerSun Valley Center for the Arts presents artist Bruce Kremer’s journals at the Center, Hailey, through Dec. 14. Details: 726-9491 or

Cross-Country Track Demo Day—Sun Valley Nordic Center, Dec. 1.
Details: The Elephant’s Perch, 726-3497.

Snake River Alliance Concert and Benefit—nexStage Theatre, Ketchum, Dec. 1. Details: 726-7081.

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

Meet the Press with Britt Udesen—Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hailey, $20 members and $25 non-members 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Details: 726-9491.

Avalanche Basics—Classroom session with field session the following Saturday, from 6-9 p.m., Dec. 4, Hailey Community Campus. Avalanche Report: 622-0087.  Details: 622-0095 /

Barkin’ Basement Bow-Wow Holiday Bazaar—Barkin’ Basement, 111 S. Main St., Hailey, 7-9 p.m., Dec. 6. Details: 788-3854.

Ketchum Christmas Tree Lighting & Caroling Party—5:30 p.m., Dec. 6, Forest Service Park, Ketchum. Details: 726-8118.

The Little MermaidPresented by The Sun Valley Ballet School, Dec. 6-9, nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Details: 726-4TKS.

Boulder Mountain Clayworks Holiday Sale—5:30-7:30 p.m., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 8. Details: 726-4484.

Cross-Country Race—Winter Start Cross-Country Race at the Galena Lodge, Dec. 8. Details: Elephant’s Perch: 726-3497.

The Wood River Animal Shelter presents Santa Paws—Canine pals get their picture with Santa Paws from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Dirty Beagle, Hailey, Dec. 8. Details: 788-3854.

Ballet Idaho’s NutcrackerCommunity Campus, Hailey, 7 p.m., Dec. 11. Details: 788-2033.

Trabajo Mexicano/Mexican WorkSun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, new show opens Dec. 14. As part of the show the center will host a series of events including Perla Batalla in concert on Dec. 15 and a Docent Tour, Dec. 18. Details: 726-9491 or

Retablos: Reinterpreting a TraditionSun Valley Center for the Arts, Hailey, new show opens Dec. 19. Details: 726-9491 or

Ski Free Day—Ski the North Valley Trails with a free day pass, Dec. 15 at the SNRA, eight miles north of Ketchum. Details: 788-2117.

Ski Free—Learn to ski clinic at the Galena Lodge with a Skating Clinic at 1 p.m. and Classic Clinic at 2:30 p.m., Dec. 15.
Reservations: 726-4010.

A Christmas Carol: The Musical!—nexStage Theatre and Laughing Stock Theatre Production, at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum, Dec. 15-24. Details: 726-4TKS.

The PromiseEnjoy this musical Christmas tradition at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum, 7 p.m., Dec. 21-22.
Details: 720-2891.

SnowflakeCompany of Fools presents a play by Gale Lajoye, Dec. 19-30, Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Tickets: 788-6520 or

Small WorksThe Gilman Contemporary gallery exhibition, Sun Valley Road, Dec. 20. Details: 726-7585.

Holiday Pursuit Races—take place at Lake Creek, presented by Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, Dec. 22. Details: 726-4129.

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

Artist’s Reception—Spanish painter Agusti Puig shows his work at Chilali Lodge, Ketchum, 4 p.m., continuing at Gallery DeNovo, Ketchum, at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 27. Details: 726-8180.

Wood River Land Trust’s Heart of the Valley Contest—Photography entries displayed 6-9 p.m., Dec. 28, at Images of Nature Gallery, Main Street, Ketchum. Details: 788-3947.

Artists’ Reception—Kneeland Gallery presents Lori McNee Watson, Lona Hymas-Smith, Seth Winegar and Robert Moore in Ketchum, 6-9 p.m., Dec. 28. Details: 726-5512.

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


Galena Lodge Kids Programs—Ages 6-10, Jan. 2-4. Details: 726-4010.

Telemark Series—All terrain race on Bald Mountain, Jan. 5. Details: 720-5431.

Prairie Creek Classic Snowmaker Race—Prairie Creek, Jan 5. Details: Elephant’s Perch: 726-3497.

"Get Ready for the Boulder" Clinic—Galena Lodge, 9 a.m. Jan. 6.  Details: 726-4010.

Avalanche Basics—Classroom session (with an optional field session the following Saturday) from 6-9 p.m., Jan. 8, at the Hailey Community Campus, Room 301. Avalanche Report: 622-0087.  Details: 622-0095 /

Cheech Marin on Chicano Art—At the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum, $10 members and $15 non-members, 7 p.m., Jan. 10. Details: 726-9491 or

Exhibition Celebration for Retablos: Reinterpreting a Tradition—Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Hailey, 5:30-7 p.m., Jan. 11. Details: 726-9491 or

Telluride MoutainFilm on Tour—ERC presents the tradition of mountaineering and adventuring through provocative documentaries by cutting-edge filmmakers. nexStage Theatre, Ketchum, Jan. 12.
Details: 726-4333.

"Get Ready for the Boulder" Clinic—Galena Lodge, 9 a.m., Jan. 13.
Details: 726-4010.

Made in MexicoSun Valley Center for the Arts Family Day, Hailey, 3-5 p.m., Jan. 13. Details: 726-9491 or

The Second City—Company of Fools presents Chicago’s legendary comedy theater company, 7 p.m., Jan. 18-19, at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Details: 788-6520 or

Ski Free Day—Ski the North Valley Trails with a free day pass, Jan. 19 at the SNRA, eight miles north of Ketchum. Details: 788-2117.

Ski Free—Learn to ski clinic at Galena Lodge with a Skating Clinic at 1 p.m. and Classic Clinic at 2:30 p.m., Jan. 19. Reservations: 726-4010.

12th Annual Galena Lodge and North Valley Trails Fundraiser—Sun Valley Inn’s Limelight Room, Jan. 19. Details: 788-2117.

The Second City Workshop—Company of Fools hosts this comedy workshop, 2-4 p.m., Jan. 19, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey.  Details: 788-6520 or

Galena Day—Free ski tours, discounted lunches and fun, Jan. 20. Details: 726-4010.

"Get Ready for the Boulder" Clinic—Galena Lodge, 9 a.m., Jan. 20.
Details: 726-4010.

Come Play with Us—Free children’s arts festival presented by Wood River Arts Alliance. For ages 5-12, Community Campus, Hailey, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 26. Details: 578-7720.

Ski the Rails—A cross-country ski tour along the Wood River Trails from Ketchum to Hailey. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 26. Details: 788-2117 or

Billy Goat Loppett—Jan. 26. Details Elephant Perch: 726-3497.

"Get Ready for the Boulder" Clinic—Galena Lodge, 9 a.m., Jan. 27.
Details: 726-4010.

CAST—Children’s After School Theatre Showcase, nexStage Theatre, Ketchum, Jan. 29. Details: 726-4TKS.

Avalanche Awareness—7-8 p.m., Jan. 30, at the Community Campus, Room 301, in Hailey. Avalanche Report: 622-0087.  Details: 622-0095 /

2008 Banff Mountain Film—Film festival benefit for Friends of the Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center, nexStage Theatre, Ketchum, 7 p.m., Jan. 31-Feb. 2.  Details: 726-8818.


Family Concert: José-Luis Orozco—$5 members, $10 non-members at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey, 6:30 p.m. Details: 726-9491 or

Wells Fargo Boulder Mountain Tour—33rd Annual Boulder Mountain Tour. Begins at Galena Lodge and winds south for 18 miles, finishing at the Sawtooth National Recreation Area headquarters, Feb. 2.
Details: 726-3497,

Sun Valley Telemark Series—Bob Marley all-terrain, big air and powder 8’s, Bald Mountain, Feb. 2. Details: 720-5431.

Dances at an Exhibition—Footlight Dance Company, Community Campus Theater, Hailey, 7 p.m., Feb. 2. Tickets $10 adults and $5 students. Details: 788-3481.

Galena Lodge Cross-Country Ski Festival—Galena Lodge from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 3. Details: 726-4010.

Ian Tyson and Bruce Innes in Concert—nexStage Theatre, Ketchum, Feb. 4. Details: 726-4TKS.

Children’s Series—Presented by Sun Valley Ballet School at nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Feb. 4-7. Details: 726-4TKS.

2nd Annual Galena Lodge Snowshoe Race—Open to all ages and abilities with a race for children, at Galena Lodge, Feb. 9. Details: 726-4010.

Artist’s Reception—Debut of Spanish artist Quim Bove at Gallery DeNovo, Ketchum, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Feb 14. Details: 726-8180.

Raku Workshop—Artist Jim Romberg presents a weekend of hands-on experience with raku firing and glazing techniques at Boulder Mountain Clayworks, Ketchum, Feb. 15-17. Details: 726-4484.

Artists’ Reception—Kneeland Gallery with Scott Blaser, Linda Lillegraven and Shanna Kunz in Ketchum, 6-9 p.m., Feb. 15.
Details: 726-5512.

Boulder Mountain Classic Tour—Ski from SNRA Headquarters to Galena Lodge on the Harriman Trail, Feb. 16. Details: 726-3497.

United Nations’ Women’s Fund Film Festival—Presented at nexStage Theatre, Ketchum, Feb. 15-16. Details: 726-4TKS.

Sun Valley Opera Presidents’ Weekend Stars—Met to Broadway Show, headliner Morgan Smith presents selections from across the musical genres, Feb. 16-17 at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. Diva Patrons Party on Feb. 15. Details: 720-0991 or

Fools Exposed—26 theatrical experiences over three-weeks, Liberty Theatre, Hailey, Feb. 10-March 9. Details: 788-6520.

Rabbit Hole—Company of Fools presents the 2007 Pulitzer-prize winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire, Feb. 20-March 9, Liberty Theatre, Hailey. Tickets: 788-6520 or

6th Annual Snowbox Derby—Rotarun Ski Area, Hailey, Feb. 24. Details: 788-2117.

Imani Winds Quintet—Sun Valley Center for the Arts presents the five unabashedly adventurous musicians of Imani Winds, Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24.
Details: 726-9491 or

Crazy For YouSt. Thomas Playhouse Production, nexStage Theatre, Ketchum, Feb. 28-March 9. Details: 726-5349.


6th Annual Share Your Heart Ball—Sun Valley Inn’s Limelight Room, 6 p.m., March 1. Dinner, dance and live auction. Details: (877) 405-9474.

Western Youth XC Ski Festival—At Lake Creek, March 1-2. Details: 726-3497.

Telemark Series—Dollar Mountain, Sun Valley, March 2. Details: 720-5431.

Youth Triathlon—At Lake Creek, March 8. Details: Elephant’s Perch: 726-3497.

BodyVox Dance—Community Campus Auditorium, Hailey, 7:30 p.m., March 8.Details: 726-9491.

Our Moveable Feast—Fundraiser for The Community Library, Ketchum, March 9. Details: 726-3493.

Artist’s Reception—Debut of glass sculptor Marlene Rose at Gallery DeNovo, Ketchum, 5:30-7:30 p.m., March 13. Details: 726-8180.

Artists’ Reception—Tie One On group fly-fishing theme show with Lori Mcnee, Gene Costanza, Steven Adams, Thom Ross, David Koch, John Horejs, Jineen Griffith, Robert Moore and Louisa McElwain, Kneeland Gallery, Ketchum. March 14. Details: 726-5512.

Bill Janss Memorial Pro Am Classic—The weekend includes snowboarding and freestyle exhibitions, a Generation Gap snowboard race pitting adults against youngsters, an opening-night cocktail party, auction and a gala dinner. March 6-8. Details: 726-4129.

The Ski Tour—The musical and snow-sport extravaganza returns to dominate the scene March 14-16. Skiercross and halfpipe competitions will be joined this year by snowboarding and women’s events, Ketchum. Details:

Kids’ Programs for Spring Break—Galena Lodge, for ages 6-10 years, March 17-18 & March 19-20. Details: 726-4010.

nexStage Play Reading Series— nexStage Theatre, Ketchum, March 20.Details: 726-4TKS.

Spring Loppet—Costumed lope around Galena Lodge’s Nordic Trails, 9 a.m., March 29. Details: 726-4010.

23rd Annual Paw & Pole—Nordic and snowshoe race categories for children, adults and pets. Location TBA. $15 adult, $10 child or $25 family; benefits Animal Shelter. Free
to spectators. March 2.
Details: 788-6444.


Telemark Series—Hawaiian Nationals: Duel GS and Tandem Telemark Challenge, Bald Mountain, April 5. Details: 720-5431.

Ride, Stride and Glide Race—Winter triathlon of biking, running and skiing on Galena Lodge Trails with festivities to follow for the closing day of the lodge, April 6.
Details: 726-4010.

LuraConcert of French Afro-pop, Brazilian rhythms and earthy, traditional African music, Liberty Theatre, Hailey, 7:30 p.m., April 10. Details: 788-6520.

Remix Fashion Show—Benefit for Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence at the nexStage Theatre, Ketchum, April 12. Details: 726-4TKS.

Bug Zoo Festival—Games, crafts and exotic insects, Sawtooth Botanical Garden on the corner of Hwy. 75 and Gimlet Road, April 26.
Details: 726-9358.


Leland Faulkner—Storytelling, magic and shadow puppets at the Liberty Theatre, Hailey, 4 p.m., May 3.
Details: 788-6520.

Sun Valley Figure Skating Club’s Spring Show on Ice—May 3-4. Details: 622-8020.

James & The Giant PeachnexStage Theatre, Ketchum, May 9. Details: 726-4TKS.

The Toy ShoppeFootlight Dance Centre’s annual spring performance, May 10-11: Saturday, 7 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m., Community Campus Theater, Hailey. Details: 788-3481.

Sun Valley Wellness Festival—Featuring more than 65 free wellness-related programs and activities, plus guest speakers. May 23-26.
Details: (866) 379-2938 or

U.S. Half-marathon & 12 K Sun Valley—13.1 mile USATF-certified scenic course starts and finishes in Sun Valley Village. 8 a.m., May 27. Details: (800) 634-3347 or


Gallery Walks—Stroll through town as galleries open late, host artists and serve wine from 6-9 p.m., Friday Dec. 28, Friday Feb. 15, Friday March 14, and Saturday May 24. Sponsored by the Sun Valley Gallery Association. Check Gallery Listings on Page 50 for locations. Details: 726-4950.

Galena Winter Dinners—Enjoy skiing and snowshoeing prior to a festive four-course meal at the rustic Galena Lodge, north of Ketchum. All dinners at 6:30 p.m. Full Moon Dinners Dec. 22-23, Jan. 18-21, Feb. 21-23, March 20-22. Holiday Dinners Dec. 24-25 & Dec. 28-31. Stargazing Dinners Jan. 4-5. Wine Dinners Feb. 8 & March 8. Valentine’s Day Dinner, Feb. 14. Jazz Dinners, Feb. 16-17. Reservations required. Details: 726-4010.

Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Walks—Free snowshoe walks at Galena Lodge, 11 a.m., Jan. 9, 16, 23 & 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27; March 5, 12, 19 & 26 Details: 726-4010.

Snowshoe with a Ranger—Free snowshoeing with a ranger guide at Galena Lodge, 11 a.m., Jan. 10, 17, 24 & 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28; March 6, 13, 20 & 27. Details: 726-4010.

Avalanche Transceiver Clinics—Learn avalanche skills with the Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center 3 p.m., Nov. 29; Dec. 6, 13, 20 & 27; Jan. 3, 17, 24 & 31; Feb. 1, 7 & 14 at the Avalanche Rescue Training Park, Festival Meadows, Sun Valley Road. Avalanche Report: 622-0087. Details: 726-8818 or

Wednesday Workouts—Intermediate to advanced skiers can improve their skills at Galena Lodge, 3:30-5 p.m., every Wednesday from Dec. 5 to Feb. 13. Details: 726-4010.

Sawtooth Botanical Gardens—Adult and youth educational programs available monthly. Details: or 726-9358.

ERC—Featuring programs and workshops throughout the winter promoting environmental awareness.
Details: or 726-4333.