Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Briefs


Ancient skiers to screen ‘Old Goats’ movie

The Ancient Skiers Club, a group of about 250 skiers over age 60 from throughout the Pacific Northwest that ventures to Sun Valley for a ski trip every January, will host a screening of the movie “Old Goats” at the Community Library in Ketchum today, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m.

“‘Old Goats’ is the often hilarious and always heartfelt story of three older men who refuse to go quietly into the night of retirement and old age,” the film’s website states. “Shot in and around Seattle, Old Goats finds humor in the everyday foibles of retirement life, providing a refreshing perspective on the golden years through the eyes of three men who don’t feel (or act) anywhere close to as old as they look.”

The 2010 film is directed by Taylor Guterson and stars Bob Burkholder, Britt Crossley and David VanderWal as the three “old goats.” The film was named an official “best of the fest” selection at the 2012 Sun Valley Film Festival.

For more information, call the Community Library at 726-3493.

 

Employability program seeks applicants

The Advocates’ Skills for Success Employability Program begins its fifth session on Monday, Feb. 4. The program provides 11 weeks of training to help low-income unemployed or underemployed people get a job or improve their position. 

The program includes employability classes, mentoring sessions, communication in the workplace classes, economic education and matched savings accounts, and case management. It also arranges work internships at local businesses that give participants recent job experience and a local reference.  

Program graduates gain job skills and education and leave with a completed résumé, skills in interviewing and a professional outfit for re-entering the workforce. According to a press release from the Advocates, of the job-seeking graduates from past Skills for Success sessions, 83 percent have either gained employment or improved their work situation.

To sign up or find out more, contact Susan Fierman, Skills for Success Program director at 788-4191, ext. 22 or  susan@theadvocatesorg.org. Interested people can also get program information at the College of Southern Idaho at the Community Campus in Hailey or The Hunger Coalition in Bellevue.  

 

State releases 2013 Travel Guide

The 2013 Idaho State Travel Guide, now available through the Idaho Department of Commerce division of tourism, features rafters jumping into Marble Creek on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River on its cover.

To order a copy of the new guide, visit  www.visitidaho.org/publications or call (800) 847-4843.

The guide includes regional and local information, event listings, scenic photography, arts and culture listings, winter activities, lodging options and regional and city tourism offices. Regional map pages list scenic drives, golf trail courses and ski areas in each region.

“This image by photographer Tom Bear appeared in National Geographic Traveler magazine when Idaho-based ROW Adventures was recognized as one of the 2012 ‘Fifty Tours of a Lifetime,’” said Chief Tourism Officer Karen Ballard. “Like Marble Creek and ROW, there are many hidden gems in the state, and this guide helps you discover them.”

 

Learn about preventing back injuries

St. Luke’s Center for Community Health present a talk titled “Prevention of Back Injury” today, Jan. 23, from 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Back pain is among the most common reasons that people seek medical care. Mary Kay Foley, physical therapist and certified Feldenkrais practitioner, will provide information on how core muscle strength, coordination and flexibility work together to protect our backs throughout the day when sitting or participating in sports or other activities. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move!

The talk will be held at St. Luke’s Clinic Carbonate Rooms, 1450 Aviation Drive in Hailey.

All Brown Bag lectures are free and no pre-registration is required. Call St. Luke’s Center for Community Health for information on this or other educational programs, 727-8733.

 

Community Library suspends fundraisers

The Community Library’s annual Our Moveable Feast and The Tour of Homes fundraisers are taking a hiatus this year.

According to a news release from the donation-funded library in Ketchum, it is using this year to evaluate its events and find out what its Friends of the Library want to do. Comments can be sent to Dana at dmarino@thecommunitylibrary.org. People can sign up for the Friends of the Library newsletter at www.thecommunitylibrary.org/volunteer.php. 

 

Library appoints new board member

Jenny Emery Davidson has joined the Community Library’s board of trustees. Davidson directs the College of Southern Idaho Blaine County Center and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. She received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2010. She lives in Hailey with her husband, Mark Davidson, who works for The Nature Conservancy. and enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, baking bread, and, of course, reading.

The 2013 officer slate for the library is composed of Chair Lyman Drake, Vice Chair Ann Taylor, Treasurer Gene Cheston, Development Co-Chairs Jon Maksik and Leslie Silva, Gold Mine Chair Kate Rosso, governance official Jack Lane, building committee official Morley Golden and Recording Secretary Bill Lowe. 

 




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