Hailey Public Library
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Amazing World of Native Bees @ Hailey Public Library
5:30 pm
Hailey Public Library will buzz into spring with a free talk about ‘The Amazing World of Native Bees’ with educator and forester Linda Ries on Thursday, March 23, 5:30-7:00 PM at Town Center West. The talk is co-sponsored with the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society. Native bees are a primary pollinator for agricultural crops. However, these fascinating creatures are in decline all over the United States as a result of loss of habitat, toxins and disease. The good news is that there’s much we can do in our own backyards to help them out.  But first we need to learn more about the unique natural history and lifestyle of the species who live here.  
Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm
Wood River Orchestra Spring 2023 Concert @ Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater
4:00 pm
Join the Wood River Orchestra for its annual Spring concert. Free.
The Community Library
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Navigating Longevity Panel @ The Community Library
1:00 pm
The Senior Connection’s Aging Friendly Committee presents the Navigating Longevity Speaker Series. Speakers include Dr. Carol Stephens, who will discuss aging and navigating the challenges of dementia, and Ashley Scates, who will provide insights on the legal aspects of aging. Please join us for this presentation with time for questions to follow. Registration recommended.
Learning from Peer Communities: Housing Lessons and Opportunities with Park City, Utah’s Housing Development Manager @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
In 2017, Jason Glidden launched the Affordable Housing Department of Park City as its first Housing Development Manager, focusing on programs to create affordable housing in the Park City area. He spent the previous decade developing programs and projects that help communities thrive as Park City’s Economic Development and Business Development Manager. Jason holds a master’s in business administration. In many respects, the Park City area is a peer community and as such has similar struggles. Jason will describe these struggles and successes, what makes resort communities’ housing challenges unique, and what solutions and tools work well there. One such solution is deed-restricting housing units to people who live and/or work in the area and by income – which can be accomplished with a range of tools. Other initiatives include public-private partnerships to further housing development, land management code amendments, and a seasonal employee housing program. Jason Glidden will be joined by Carissa Connelly, Housing Director of the City of Ketchum. Ketchum is implementing its year-one Housing Action Plan adopted May 2022, which includes many actions that mirror Park City’s efforts. This program will be livestreamed and available to watch later. In collaboration with the Spur Community Foundation.

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