Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Around Town


More food, this time, for thought
    The Sawtooth Botanical Garden and the Environmental Resource Center have teamed up to bring the film “The True Cost of Food” to families, free, this evening, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m.
    A discussion will follow and is likely to carry over to other holiday meals in an effort to encourage people to incorporate local food to home menus.
    Children can enjoy a fun edible activity as adults explore the hidden costs behind food choices.
    For more information, call Jena at 726-9358 or visit www.sierraclub.org.

Join in a community reflection on the Christmas season
    The community is invited to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 201 Sun Valley Rd., on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m. for “Reflections on Christ’s Nativity: a Service of Advent Lessons, Carols, Prayers and Poetry.”
    Organizers say this event is a way to escape the frenzied tempo of the holiday season and find the true meaning of the warmth, love, connection and spirituality of Christmas. The service will have several readings from the Old and New Testaments complemented by prayers honoring the gift of Jesus and his message of hope to the world.
    Inspirational Christmas music, anthems and carols have been selected to be interspersed throughout the service. Several poems by such esteemed poets as Rainer Maria Rilke, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Frost, Billy Collins, Madeline L’Engle and William Butler Yeats will be recited.
    In addition, a special poem written by local resident JoEllen Collins, “In Saint Peter’s,” will be read by the author. Refreshments will be served to all immediately after the service.
    Call Sara at 726-5349 for more information.

‘La Clemenza di Tito’ Live in HD from the NY Metropolitan Opera runs
    “La Clemenza di Tito” will be presented Live in HD this Saturday, December 1, at 11 a.m. at the Bigwood Cinemas in Hailey.
    The virtuosic Elina Garanca sings Sesto in Mozart’s drama set in ancient Rome. Giuseppe Filianoti is the noble Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia, in this handsome revival of one of the composer’s final masterpieces. Harry Bicket conducts. The commission came from the impresario Domenico Guardasoni, who lived in Prague and who had been charged by the Estate of Bohemia with providing a new work to celebrate the coronation of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor as King of Bohemia. The premiere took place a few hours after Leopold’s coronation. The opera was first performed publicly on Sept. 6, 1791 at the Estates Theatre in Prague. The opera remained popular for many years after Mozart’s death. It was the first Mozart opera to reach London, receiving its première there at His Majesty’s Theatre on March, 27, 1806.
    Tickets for all MET HD:Live operas are available at the theatre box office at 801 N. Main Street Hailey. Cost is $22 for adults; $20 for Seniors and $18 for Students.

Wood River High’s drama club nails honors
    The Wood River High School drama department announced last week that it earned a third-place sweepstakes trophy recently in Twin Falls at the District IV Drama Tournament.
    It appears to be the first district drama placing for Wood River since Tim Neville’s first-place team in 1989, said proud teacher Karl Nordstrom.
    Those making it to state in Pocatello at month’s end include Katie Walton, Ian McKenzie and Traci Otto performing a Seussical musical number and Caroline Scarbrough, Taylinn Lake and Shea Goitiandia, who will perform their original ensemble pantomime titled “Forgotten Heart.”

Shop Bavaria, shop local
    Have a very Bavarian Christmas with a shopping stop at Croney Cove, out Warm Springs Road, for the annual holiday market, Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    The festive market has been held for more than a decade as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Tegernsee Ketchum Sister City project.
    Tegernsee is a quaint village in Bavaria, Germany, that is Ketchum’s official sister city.
    The sale always features unique goods for sale from the many talented arts and crafts women in the valley, as well as from afar. The shop will be open at 1034 Warm Springs Rd.
    Call Lisa Vierling at 726-2683 for more information.




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