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aSun Valley Guide Winter Calendar Editor's Picks
December
Ketchum Tree Lighting and Caroling Party, Dec. 1. Ketchum Town Square, 5:30 p.m. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. Details: 725.2105

Barkin’ Basement’s Bow Wow Bazaar, Dec. 3-4. Hailey. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Details: 788.3854

Festival of Trees, Dec. 1,3 & 4. Wednesday, A Christmas Shopping Affair 11 a.m.-6 p.m.. Friday, Fashion Show & Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, gala event 6-9 p.m. Senior Connection, Hailey. Details: 788.3468

Papoose Club 20th annual Holiday Bazaar, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Dec. 5, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hemingway Elementary, Ketchum.

Santa Paws, Dec. 4-5. Pet pictures with Santa Claus, for the Animal Shelter. Dirty Beagle, Hailey. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Details: 788.6755

Cosmic: Artists Consider Astronomy, Nov. 12-Jan. 7, Sun Valley Center for the Arts exhibition, The Center, Ketchum. Many events, lectures and activities (including a Family Day, Dec. 4, The Center, Hailey. 3-5 p.m.). Details: 726.9491 or sunvalleycenter.org

Caritas Chorale Sing-along, Dec. 4. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Sun Valley. 6:30 p.m.

Page to Stage, Dec. 5. St. Thomas Playhouse production, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Sun Valley. Details: 726.5349

The Nutcracker, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Dec. 11, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Dec. 12, 3 p.m., Sun Valley Ballet’s annual production, nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Details: 726.9876

Sharon Isbin on guitar, Dec. 11. Part of the Sun Valley Artist Series, Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. 8 p.m. Details: 725.5807

Galena Lodge Winterstart Race, Dec. 12. Galena Lodge, Hwy 75, 24 miles north of Ketchum. 11 a.m. Details: 726.3497

50 Classic Ski Descents of North America by Chris Davenport, Dec. 16. Film screening, Sun Valley Opera House. 6 p.m., Book signing, Whiskey Jacques’, Ketchum. 8:30 p.m. $10.

75th Sun Valley Resort Winter Season Celebration, Dec. 17 – March 15. See Sun Valley Essentials

A Christmas Carol: The Musical, Dec. 17-24. nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Details: 726.9124

Sun Valley Resort Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 18. Sun Valley Carolers and Santa Claus. 5 p.m. Details: 622.2135

Christmas Concert, Dec. 19. Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Sun Valley.
Details: 720.0458

Sun Valley Hallelujah Chorus, Dec. 20-21. nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Details: 928.7676

Dara Torres presents Gold Medal Fitness, Dec. 21. Book signing, Zenergy at Thunder Spring, Ketchum. 5-7 p.m. Free. Details: 725.0595

Sun Valley Resort Nastar Races, Dec. 21. Sun Valley. Details: 622.6356

Mike Murphy at the Boiler Room, Dec. 22. Comedian, Sun Valley. Details: 622.2135

Christmas Eve in Sun Valley, Dec. 24. See Sun Valley Essentials

Christmas Classic Ski Race, Dec. 27. Nordic ski racing 10, 5 and 3k. Lake Creek. 11 a.m. Contact: 726.3899

Company B Winter, Dec. 27-31. Performing arts day camp for ages 5-13. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Sun Valley. Details: 726.5349

Bill Summers’ Antique Show, Dec. 28-30.
nexStage Theatre, Ketchum.

Sun Valley Resort New Year’s Eve Party, Dec. 31. Live music by Freddie Pink Band, Sun
Valley Inn. 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Details: 622.2135

January
Prairie Creek Snow Maker Classic, Jan. 8. 15, 7.5, 5 and 3k xcountry ski race, Prairie Creek. 11 a.m. Details: 726.3497

Susan Spelius Dunning on piano, Jan. 8. Sun Valley Artist Series, Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. 8 p.m. Details: 725.5807

Galena Lodge Free Learn to Ski Clinic, Jan. 9. Skate and classic, Hwy. 75, 24 miles north of Ketchum. 1 p.m. Details: 726.4010

BCRD Ski Free Day, Jan. 9. All Blaine County Rec. District Nordic trails. Details: 578.2273

The Second City, Jan. 13-14. Company of Fools hosts the famed comedy troop, Liberty Theatre, Hailey. 7 p.m. Details: 578.9122

Sun Valley Ski Club Skoch Cup, Jan. 14-16. Bald Mountain. Details: 622.3003

BCRD Learn to Ski clinic, Jan. 16. Quigley Nordic. All Day. Details: 578.2273

BCRD Ski Free Day, Jan. 16. All BCRD Nordic trails. All Day. Details: 578.2273

Footlight Blaine County School Dance Outreach Tour, Jan. 21-Feb. 4. Presenting Creatures-Myths & Cryptids. Details: 578.5462

On Ensemble in concert, Jan. 21. Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. 6:30 p.m. Details: 726.9491

Galena Lodge Ski The Boulder Clinic, Jan. 22. Hwy. 75, 24 miles north of Ketchum. 9 a.m. $30. Details: 726.4010

Company of Fools Casino Royale benefit, Jan. 28. Details: 578.9122

Sun Valley Nordic Festival, Jan. 29-Feb. 6. Activities, races, clinics and other events. Details: SVNordicFestival.com

BCRD Ski the Rails, Jan. 29. Nordic ski tour on the Wood River Trail. Start Serenade Lane, Ketchum. 10 a.m. Details: 578.2273

15th annual Galena and Trails Winter Benefit, Jan. 29. Sun Valley Limelight Room. 5:30-10 p.m. Details: 578.2273

Galena Lodge Loppet, Jan. 30. Galena Lodge, 10 a.m. Details: 726.4010

February
Sun Valley Ski Club Reunion Week, Jan. 30-Feb. 4. Sun Valley. Details: 622.3003

Backcountry Film Festival, Feb. 1. Liberty Theatre, Hailey. 6:30 p.m. Details: 726.7485

Best of Banff Film Festival, Feb. 4-5. nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. 6 p.m. Details: 622.0095

35th annual Wells Fargo Boulder Mountain Tour, Feb. 5. Galena Lodge. All Day. Details: www.BoulderMountainTour.com

Sun Valley Resort Luna Eclipse Rail Jam, Feb. 5, 19 & March 19. Dollar Mountain, Sun Valley. Details: 622.2135

Ben Hong & Peter Henderson in concert, Feb. 12. Cello and piano presented by the Sun Valley Artist Series, Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. 8 p.m. Details: 725.5807

Family of Women Film Festival, Feb. 18-20. nexStage Theatre, Ketchum. Details: 622.1554

Marley in the Mountains, Feb. 19. Reggae concert. Ketchum. Details: MarleyintheMountains.com

Share Your Heart Ball, Feb. 26. Benefit for Camp Rainbow Gold, Sun Valley Inn. Details: 208.422.0842

Snow Box Derby, Feb. 27. Rotarun Ski Area, Hailey. Details: 578.2273

March / April
Sweet Plantain in concert, March 4. Sun Valley Opera House. 6:30 p.m. Details: 726.9491

Wood River Arts Alliance Children’s Festival, March 5. Community Campus, Hailey.

U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Nationals, March 5-13. Sun Valley Resort.

Ari Fleischer, March 10. Lecture at Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. 6:30 p.m. $25-$35. Details: 726.9491

Alfie Boe in concert, March 10. Sun Valley Inn. Details: 622.2135

Boulder Mountain Classic Tour, March 12. Along Harriman Trail. Details: 726.3497

De Temps Antan in concert, March 13. Sun Valley Opera House. 6:30 p.m. Details: 726.9491

Papoose Club Quigley Nordic Cup, March 19. Quigley Nordic, Hailey. Details: 788.1785

Italian Saxophone Quartet, March 25. Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood, Ketchum. 8 p.m. Details: 725.5807

ISHA & U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Skiing Celebration & Induction Ceremony, March 28-April 3. Sun Valley Resort. Week of reunions, skiing and a film festival culminating in the induction ceremony on April 2, Sun Valley Inn, 6 p.m.
Details: 622.2135

Galena Lodge Closing Day, April 3. Ride, Stride & Glide race, Hwy. 75, 24 miles north of Ketchum. Details: 726.4010