Nov
16
Sat
Girls on the Run 5k @ Swiftsure Ranch
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm
Girls on the Run 5k @ Swiftsure Ranch | Bellevue | Idaho | United States

Anyone who has been to a Girls on the Run 5K knows that it is unlike any other running event. It is a celebration that welcomes the community to come along side the girls in our 10-week program as they are completing season ending 5k goal. By the day of the 5K, their enthusiasm is so unbridled that they are running around before the race! Positive energy abounds as the girls dance to warm-up music, get their hair “happied” and “tattoos” on their faces, and gather with their teammates to hold hands as they head to the starting line. Our 5K is a fun, community-wide event open to all runners and walkers that will bring a smile to your face! You will be so glad you joined us!

This event is held at Swiftsure Ranch. It’s a low key event, but with lots of GOTR spirit. Supporters are welcome to join us on the course for free, but a suggested $10 donation is welcomed to support both the GOTR and Swiftsure programs. No t-shirt, no timer… Just a bib and your own two feet enjoying the beautiful trails on at the ranch along side our enthusiastic program participants and volunteer coaches. Register now!

Nov
22
Fri
Native Plant Society Potluck Meeting @ Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Native Plant Society Potluck Meeting @ Emmanuel Episcopal Church | Hailey | Idaho | United States

Like native plants? Join our group of like-minded hikers, gardeners, photographers, herbalists, professional botanists, outdoor enthusiasts and miscellaneous plant admirers at a potluck sponsored by the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS). The dinner and meeting will be held in the basement of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hailey, on the corner of Bullion and 2nd Streets. Enter the church basement from Bullion Street.
The program for the evening will consist of a slideshow from our 2019 field trips and the election of chapter officers to serve in 2020. Only members of the Society will be allowed to vote in these elections, but absolutely everyone is welcome to attend the meeting. Ideas for 2020 field trips and lectures will be discussed. Guests are asked to bring a supper dish to share, and to bring their own reusable plate, glass and fork from home. The Chapter will provide beverages (plus dishware in case you forget to bring your own).
The Idaho Native Plant Society is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in native plants and plant communities, and collecting and sharing information on all phases of the botany of native plants in Idaho. We seek to foster an understanding and appreciation of our native flora and to preserve this rich heritage for future generations.
The Wood River Chapter of INPS hosted three free lectures in 2019 on topics ranging from native pollinators to plant fossils and also led six free field trips to seek native plants and share information about their habitat preferences, family relationships and field characteristics. We had fun! Please join us.

Nov
28
Thu
Winter Season Opening Day @ Sun Valley Resort
Nov 28 all-day
Winter Season Opening Day @ Sun Valley Resort | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States

Sun Valley’s 84th winter season is scheduled to begin on Dollar Mountain & Bald Mountains. Watch the Mountain Report for updates and come to join the fun on and off the snow!

Turkey Trot @ Sturtevant's
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am
Turkey Trot @ Sturtevant's | Hailey | Idaho | United States

One of the most popular holiday traditions in the Wood River Valley is the 16th annual Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28.  The 5K Fun Run and Walk, sponsored by The Chamber – Hailey & Wood River Valley, is a great community event and is extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. Nearly 600 folks are expected to enjoy trotting on Thanksgiving Day in downtown Hailey, along the Big Wood River and through the Wood River Land Trust’s beautiful Draper Wood River Preserve. The Turkey Trot starts at 10:00am at Sturtevant’s in Hailey, located at 1 West Carbonate.  As Chamber Executive Director Mike McKenna notes, “It’s the perfect way to burn off some calories with your friends and neighbors before the big feast. We invite you to come out and join us.”

All participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register online through 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 27 at www.haileyidaho.com. Registration can also be done in person at The Chamber, in Visitor Center at 781 South Main St in Hailey. You can register through Tuesday, November 26th between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or Wednesday, November 27 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Pre-registration fees are $15 per adult, $10 per child (10 & under) or a $40 Family Package (up to 4 immediate family members – $10 for each additional).  Family Package includes two Turkey Trot Swag items. Please list each participant name in the comments section of the registration form.  Participants who are not listed will be identified as “Turkey Trotter” for their race bib number.  There will also be day-of registration: $30 per person.

Dec
1
Sun
Ski Free Days
Dec 1 all-day
Ski Free Days

Ski Free Day on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Two days each winter, the BCRD offers Nordic and snowshoe trails free to the community. Free Nordic skiing or snowshoeing on all BCRD winter trails throughout the valley!

Nordic Demo Day will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Galena Lodge. Experts from the Elephant’s Perch and Backwoods Mountain Sports and other Nordic product representatives will be on site with ski demos available to try out from 10:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Call Galena Lodge at (208) 726-4010 or visit www.galenalodge.com for more information.

Ski Free Day on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Two days each winter, the BCRD offers Nordic and snowshoe trails free to the community. Free Nordic skiing or snowshoeing on all BCRD winter trails throughout the valley!

Dec
4
Wed
Ketchum Tree Lighting @ Ketchum Town Square
Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm
Ketchum Tree Lighting @ Ketchum Town Square

Meet at 4:30pm on December 4 for our Holiday Lighting ceremony. Santa arrives at 5:00pm on his early season vehicle (fire truck) and there will be cookies, candy canes, hot cocoa and the Caritas Corale Carolers for all to enjoy! Even though he’ll be there in person, don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa – his mailbox will be set up in the square until Christmas Eve.

Ketchum Tree Lighting @ Ketchum Town Square
Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm

Meet at 4:30pm on December 4 for our Holiday Lighting ceremony. Santa arrives at 5:00pm on his early season vehicle (fire truck) and there will be cookies, candy canes, hot cocoa and the Caritas Corale Carolers for all to enjoy! Even though he’ll be there in person, don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa – his mailbox will be set up in the square until Christmas Eve.

Dec
7
Sat
Ski Free Days
Dec 7 all-day
Ski Free Days

Ski Free Day on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Two days each winter, the BCRD offers Nordic and snowshoe trails free to the community. Free Nordic skiing or snowshoeing on all BCRD winter trails throughout the valley!

Nordic Demo Day will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Galena Lodge. Experts from the Elephant’s Perch and Backwoods Mountain Sports and other Nordic product representatives will be on site with ski demos available to try out from 10:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Call Galena Lodge at (208) 726-4010 or visit www.galenalodge.com for more information.

Ski Free Day on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Two days each winter, the BCRD offers Nordic and snowshoe trails free to the community. Free Nordic skiing or snowshoeing on all BCRD winter trails throughout the valley!

Dec
10
Tue
HOME: The Wood River Land Trust’s 25th Anniversary Celebration @ Argyros Performing Arts Center
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm
HOME: The Wood River Land Trust's 25th Anniversary Celebration @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Ketchum | Idaho | United States

What makes this place our home? For us, it’s the seemingly endless open spaces, the sights of wildlife around every corner, and the privilege of connecting with the outdoors just a stone’s throw from our homes. Join the Wood River Land Trust on December 10th at the Argyros Performing Arts Center in downtown Ketchum for the Wood River Land Trust’s 25th-anniversary party. See why we call this place ‘Home.’

Dec
12
Thu
Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm
Full Moon Dinners at Galena Lodge @ Galena Lodge

Join us at Galena Lodge for one of our incredible Full Moon dinners. A night of food, fun and maybe skiing or snowshoeing if you can muster the energy.

Dinner is one seating at 6:30pm. Seating is communal style so be prepared to make some new friends. We ask that you arrive by 6-6:15pm (or earlier if you want) so that we can sit down for dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner is a set 4-course menu with your choice of entrees. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary issues.

Cost for dinner is $50/person not including drinks, tax or gratuity. Galena has a fantastic wine list, beers on tap and a full liquor bar. Reservations are recommended for this dinner.