12 Hours of Om

12 Hours of Om

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

How about complimentary yoga classes every hour from 7am – 7pm on the Ketchum Town Square, led by a variety of the valley’s top local yoga teachers and maybe a surprise guest instructor or two! Music, healthy food & drink, special prizes and more will round out this inspiring day. This is a new FUNraising event so donations will be gratefully accepted to support the SV Wellness Institute.
Presented in partnership with lululemon athletica.

35th Annual Northern Rockies Folk Festival

35th Annual Northern Rockies Folk Festival

Hop Porter Park, Hailey

Friday, August 3–4, 2012

Multi-genre 2-day music festval along the banks of the Big Wood River. Headliners include Carrie Rodriguez, Rosie Ledet, Olin & the Moon, and Jason Isbell & the Four Hundred Unit.

Ernest Hemingway Symposium

Ernest Hemingway Symposium

Thursday, October 18–21, 2012

The 4th annual Ernest Hemingway Symposium theme is “Hemingway and Politics,” focusing on Ernest Hemingway’s life and writing were influenced by the world in which he lived, and how he may have used his writing to change that world.

The Symposium consists of lectures and discussions by esteemed scholars and speakers, film screenings, a tour of local Hemingway “haunts,” and museum and photo displays. All of the Symposium events are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Boise State University and the Community Library.

The Family of Woman Film Festival

The Family of Woman Film Festival

Friday, March 1, 2013 – Sunday, March 3, 2013

The 6th Annual Family of Woman Film Festival, in support of the United Nations Population Fund.  5 films will be presented at the Sun Valley Opera House.  Doumentaries and dramas from around the world illustrating the status of women.   Evenings at 7 PM.  Matinees at 3 PM.

For more information, visist:  familyofwomanfilmfestival.org 


Contact:  Peggy Goldwyn:  (208)  622-1554

Gallery Walk Guided Tour

Gallery Walk Guided Tour

Friday, August 31.2012


Join Wendy Jaquet on Gallery Walk night for a guided tour, starting at the Sun Valley Recreation Office.  We’ll travel by public transportation and visit about nine galleries.

Approx ~ 2 hours

For more information, call 622-2135

The Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival

The Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The nexStage Theatre’s 12th season of the Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival in downtown Ketchum opens August 16th 2012.

Shakespeare’s "Love’s Labour’s Lost" plays Thurs – Sun, August 16th thru August 26th, on the outdoor stage in the Ketchum Forest Service Park.


Love’s Labour’s Lost is the story of the Princess of France and her company of ladies, who tell the men wooing them that they must wait and undergo tests to prove that their love is not simply infatuation. The men then decide to isolate themselves for three years of study, vowing that they will keep no company with women during this time. Love’s Labour’s Lost is thought of as Shakespeare’s most flamboyantly intellectual play, abounding in sophisticated wordplay, puns and literary allusions.

Also featured in this year’s festival will be a new production of: "The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)" written by The Reduced Shakespeare Company

"The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)" plays during the Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival at the nexStage Theatre, 120 S Main Street, Ketchum.  Times and dates of the show TBA

From Fig Leaves to Final Judgment…The Good Book Just Got Better! An affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgment as three comic actors tackle the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? And why isn’t the word "phonetic" spelled the way it sounds? Whether you are Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Purple People Eater, you will be tickled by this romp through old time religion.


Tickets are $20 (general admission) by phone: 726-4TKS, from the box office at the nexStage Theatre, 120 S Main Street, Ketchum, Idaho 83340 or on site at the Forest Service Park at 5:30 pm before each performance at 6 pm.  Picnics, blankets & low chairs are welcome in addition to stadium seating. For children 12 years and under there is no charge, thanks to nexStage’s outreach program and the sponsorship of local businesses and the Idaho Commission for the Arts, who are helping to underwrite the SVSF this 12th year.  For more information: 208 726-9124 or www.nexstagetheatre.org

Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day

Friday, May 18


Join Mountain Rides for the Bike To Work Workplace Challenge:

There will be 6:30-9:00am-Refreshments, prizes and Workplace Challenge.  Compete for employer bragging rights by having the highest percentage of employees bicycle to work on Bike to Work Day.

Categories for Prizes Include Businesses/Organizations:

5-10 Employees

11-40 Employees

41 Employees & up




JOIN US afterwards for a FREE BBQ from 12-1pm at Ketchum Town Square.


Register by Wed 5/16 to: Kim@mountainrides.org 788-7433 ext. 103


Vintage Union Pacific Photograph Collection Celebration

Vintage Union Pacific Photograph Collection Celebration

Friday, May 11, 2012


The Community Library:

Awarded a grant from the Wattis-Dumke Foundation, thousands of photographs taken by Union Pacific photographers in the 1940′s and ’50s of Sun Valley’s early days have been reviewed and refreshed in the Regional History Department.

Celebrate these vibrant photographs that capture the history and culture of a newly formed mountain town. Wine and hor d’oeuvres to be served. Information about the event.

Idaho Mountain Express: Historic photos being prepped for debut

Sun Valley Shakedown

Sun Valley Shakedown

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Festival Meadows


A night of incredible music in a festival atmosphere at the Sun Valley Festival Meadows.  Early Bird Tickets available from May 2-31 ($29 – pretty much a no-brainer).  All general admission from June 1 thru day of show ($34).  Purchase tix at Atkinson’s Markets or online at sunvalleyshakedown.com.  Vendors will be on hand for food and drink (no outside food/bev permitted).


This site is beautiful, but it’s no golf course. It’s on mostly flat, grassy terrain. If it rains, there will be mud. Please come prepared!  All entry access is from Sun Valley Road. ADA restrooms (porta-johns) will be available. ADA accessible parking will be available. You must present a valid ADA issue pass in order to park your vehicle.

Online ticket sales will be available until noon on the day of show. Assuming we haven’t sold out, tickets will be available at the door. Will-Call and ticket sales will be located together at the front gate and will open at 3pm on the day of the show. Tickets being sold at any other ticket location will close at their respective end of business hours the day before the show.

There are several great National Forest campgrounds located very close to the venue. Visit the Sawtooth National Recreation Area website for details and reservations or click this handy site for camping options – forestcamping.com/dow/intermtn/saw.htm

We love kids, so feel free to bring them. Children 10 and under will not be charged admission. Parents please be prepared to provide documentation of your child’s age if they appear to be older than 10. Keep in mind that this is a long evening of music. Parents – you are responsible for the supervision of your kids.

From Highway 75 in Ketchum, turn east on Sun Valley Road – you won’t miss it.

Top 10 Reasons to Make a Snowboard Bench

By Mike McKenna

Ever wonder what to do with that old snowboard? How about making it into a bench?

Turning a used snowboard into a bench is surprisingly easy and cheap to do and it’s a lot better for the environment than dumping it in the garbage.

To help get you motivated, here are the Top 10 reasons to turn and old snowboard into a bench:

10) It gives you a great excuse to use power tools.

9) It’s a great way to honor something you loved and shared many great memories with.

8) It’s gives you good place to sit, indoors or out.

7) It’s a fun and practical way to recycle.

6) It’s pretty cheap to do, wooden benches cost less than $25 to make.

A wide variety of snowboard bench kits are available from places like the Snow Source.

5) It doesn’t take very long to make one.

4) It’s a more productive way to spend an afternoon than drinking beer and watching ski movie re-runs.

3) It gives you a great reason to enjoy a beer after you’re done–and new place to sit down to enjoy it.

2) Even most "Two Plankers" (aka skiers) think they’re cool!

1) It gives you the perfect excuse to buy a new ride for next season!

To find out the basic directions for building a bench out of wood or links to some different examples of snowboard bench designs, please check out , "Building A Snowboard Bench."