Wild Gift to introduce leaders at barbecue
Local nonprofit Wild Gift is hosting a free barbecue to introduce its 2012 class of Wild Gift leaders and their projects to the community.
The event will be held at Backwoods Mountain Sports in Ketchum on Monday, Aug. 27 from 6–8 p.m. and includes a discussion and book-signing by Rod Nash.
Wild Gift empowers budding entrepreneurs to create businesses, ideas and projects that can change the world. Since 2001, Wild Gift has mentored 36 new leaders, launching projects worldwide in the areas of education, agriculture, renewable energy, community development and land preservation. These leaders form an active network of peers who mentor, guide and inspire each other on the road to success.
This year, Wild Gift selected four outstanding young entrepreneurs. Projects range from bringing quality education to rural Nepal to a Sun Valley-based micro enterprise that will support athletes engaged in social causes.
These leaders will participate in a two-week backpacking trip designed to inspire personal vision and perspective. The trip culminates with Monday’s event, where they will be able to speak about their projects.
Rod Nash, founder of the University of California Santa Barbara’s environmental studies program, and author of “Wilderness & the American Mind” will introduce the leaders.
For more information contact Deborah Knapp at 471-5091 or email@example.com.
See Trey McIntyre dancers at St. Luke’s
The Trey McIntyre Project will give a 30-minute performance in the St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center lobby in Ketchum and interact with patients, health care providers, staff, families and visitors on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 1 p.m.
The Project makes regular visits to the St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise. This is the first visit to St. Luke’s Wood River, planned in conjunction with a performance in Sun Valley, Friday, Aug 24.
“The partnership with the Trey McIntyre Project aligns with our mission to improve the health of the people in the region,” said Suzanne Miller, R.N., director of patient care services/nursing. “Watching the dancers perform is a very special experience for the patients, we are thrilled to bring this mix of arts and health care to St. Luke’s.”
Meet Lonesome Larry and celebrate salmon
This year’s annual Sawtooth Salmon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 25, will feature a special guest appearance by Lonesome Larry, the single sockeye salmon that, 20 years ago, was the only sockeye to return to Redfish Lake.
In staging the Salmon Festival, which includes tours of salmon spawning areas, a wild salmon dinner and live music, Idaho Rivers United is continuing its partnership with the Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association. The event will be held at the Stanley Historical Museum grounds, located along Highway 75 near the confluence of Valley Creek with the Salmon River.
The salmon feast will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are available online and at the event. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids.
All educational activities are free. To learn more about the festival, visit sawtoothsalmonfestival.com.
Because of area fires, please remember to check in with festival organizers ahead of travel there.