Ketchum Remote Collective Workspace

The Community Library

Ketchum Remote Collective aims to bridge the intangible gap between the Wood River Valley’s physical community and the remote workplace for many of its residents. Come meet and spend part of your week working alongside other remote workers. Drop in Fridays between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. to The Community Library's Lecture Hall.

Free

Silver Creek Preserve Opening Day Celebration

Silver Creek Preserve

It’s time once again to celebrate the start of another season at Silver Creek with the annual BBQ. Come enjoy food, and activities like a wildflower hike, bird watching and so much more!

Hailey Memorial Day Ceremony

Hailey Cemetery

Please join us on Monday, May 27, 2024, at 11 am, as the community comes together to commemorate Memorial Day. We seek to honor not only our veterans and active military personnel, but also all those who are tirelessly working to keep us safe. We are incredibly grateful for their unwavering commitment and sacrifice. Leading up to the ceremony, on Friday, May 24th, 2024, we will be setting out flags and carnations to honor over 440 veterans’ graves. The Hailey Cemetery will be decorated from dusk Friday May 24 to dusk Monday May 27th.

Free

"Homelessness Is a Housing Problem" with Gregg Colburn

The Community Library

In their book "Homelessness Is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns," Gregg Colburn and Clayton Page Aldern seek to explain the substantial regional variation in rates of homelessness in cities across the United States. In a departure from many analytical approaches, Colburn and Aldern shift their focus from the individual experiencing homelessness to the metropolitan area. Using accessible statistical analysis, they test a range of conventional beliefs about what drives the prevalence of homelessness in a given city—including mental illness, drug use, poverty, weather, generosity of public assistance, and low-income mobility—and find that none explain the regional variation observed across the country. Instead, housing market conditions, such as the cost and availability of rental housing, offer a far more convincing account. With rigor and clarity, "Homelessness Is a Housing Problem" explores U.S. cities' diverse experiences with housing precarity and offers policy solutions for unique regional contexts. In partnership with the City of Ketchum, Blaine County Housing Authority, and Spur Community Foundation. Gregg Colburn is an Associate Professor in the Runstad Department of Real Estate in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. He publishes research on topics related to housing and homelessness and is ...

Free
Event Series Wildflower Walks

Wildflower Walks

Various Locations

2024 is SBG’s 20th year Wildflower Walks! Join us walking slowly on nearby moderate to easy trails as we appreciate the blooming native plants of our area. Walks will be led by botanists, naturalists, birders, and wildflower enthusiasts. Meet at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (11 Gimlet Road, 4 miles south of Ketchum), and follow each other or carpool to the trailhead. Children under 14 are welcome with an adult. No dogs please! Bring clothing for possible weather, hiking shoes (no flip fops or dress shoes), sun protection, plenty of water, reusable water bottle and a lunch. A camera, field guide, binoculars and notebook may help with identifying and remembering plants. Click here for an optional packing list! *Locations and dates are subject to change due to the weather and whats blooming. May 23- Back side of Dollar Mountain, Ketchum May 30 - Camas Prairie, Fairfield June 6 - Nadya’s Trail, Hailey June 13 - Greenhorn Gulch, Ketchum June 20 - Boulder View, North of SNRA June 27 - Fox Creek Trail, Ketchum July 4 - There will not be a wildflowe walk on this day. July 11 - Taylor Canyon, Ketchum July 18 - Murdock Trail, SNRA north of Ketchum 9:00-9:15am ...

Sun Valley Culinary Institute Tours

Sun Valley Culinary Institute

The Sun Valley Culinary Institute is pleased to offer tours open to the general public. Come see why we have become one of the most important and entertaining sites to visit in the Wood River Valley. As a full time location for both student culinary classes year round and personalized classes for the general public, SVCI is proud to open our doors and welcome visitors with coffee and donuts. Come see for yourself…free tours are offered every Thursday at 10AM

WRTC's Trail Season Kick Off Party at the Perch

Elephant's Perch, Ketchum, ID

5.30.2024 GET STOKED! Our annual Trail Kickoff Party is happening on May 30! We’re partnering with the Elephants Perch and Sawtooth Brewery to bring you your favorite event of the season! Renewing members, volunteers, and new members will all get a free fill of beer in their WRTC cup, raffle tickets will be available for purchase, the Elephants Perch is offering a one-night shopping discount to get you all kitted out for the season, and La Parilla will be slinging delicious food! Are you excited because we sure are! – 5.30.2024 ¡ANÍMATE! El 30 de mayo tendrá lugar nuestra fiesta anual de inicio de la ruta. Nos hemos asociado con Elephants Perch y Sawtooth Brewery para ofrecerte tu evento favorito de la temporada. Los socios que renueven, los voluntarios y los nuevos socios recibirán una cerveza gratis en su vaso del WRTC, se podrán comprar boletos para la rifa, Elephants Perch ofrece un descuento en las compras de una noche para que te equipes para la temporada y La Parilla ofrecerá comida deliciosa. ¿Estás emocionado? ¡Nosotros sí que lo estamos!

Free

Ketchum Remote Collective Workspace

The Community Library

Ketchum Remote Collective aims to bridge the intangible gap between the Wood River Valley’s physical community and the remote workplace for many of its residents. Come meet and spend part of your week working alongside other remote workers. Drop in Fridays between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. to The Community Library's Lecture Hall.

Free

Color Our World

Memory Park

Color Our World is The Advocates' largest annual fundraising event. This seasonal giving celebration culminates with an installation of colorful ribbons adorning Memory Park in Ketchum; each ribbon is a visual representation of a donation made. During the months of May and June, we will be inviting our community to purchase raffle tickets for six amazing prizes and donate ribbons to be displayed in the park. It is our goal that by July 1, 2024, the trees in Memory Park will be festooned with ribbons, tying all of us together in the quest to eradicate domestic violence and abuse, and empower all in their pursuit of peace, health, happiness, and freedom. This year’s Color Our World Ribbon Raise is a ticketed party on Friday, June 21 at Limelight Hotel. Tickets are $50 per person and include appetizers, drinks, ribbon raise and music. Reserved tables are also available and feature concierge cocktail services, table appetizers, and preferential seating. Your support provides help today and hope for tomorrow. Together, we are saving lives and changing futures. For details or to donate, please visit www.theadvocatesorg.org/color-our-world-2024

Color Me Fearless 5K

Hailey Elementary School Field

Each Girls on the Run season comes to an end with a celebratory 5K. This closing event gives program participants of all abilities a tangible sense of accomplishment. Crossing the finish line instills confidence through completion and is a joyful moment program participants always remember! Everyone in our program receives a commemorative medal to celebrate this incredible achievement. 9:00-9:45 a.m. - Check In and pre 5k activities 10 a.m. - Girls on the Run 5K 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Food trucks, music, community activities For more information, to register and volunteer visit: www.gotrsouthernidaho.org/5k-blaine-county

Papoose Club Plant Extravaganza at Webb

Various Locations

The Papoose Club first started selling plants on vacant lots in Ketchum back in 1961. Webb Garden Centers has been partnering with the Papoose Club for many years now. Webb graciously donates a portion of their sales during the event to the Club. ​Initially volunteers trucked plants up from afar, but with the growing popularity of the event, Papoose Club began to collaborate with local gardening businesses. ​This event takes places at Webb Garden Centers.

Ketchum Police Bike Rodeo

Wood River YMCA

Fun, Free, Informative Bike Safety Activities for the Whole Family Mark your calendars for the 13th annual Bike Rodeo, presented by the Ketchum Police Department in Partnership with Higher Ground. The event takes place Saturday, June 1 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at the YMCA South Parking Lot. Activities include rider safety and obstacle courses; bike decorating, safety checks, and helmet fittings; and snacks and prizes. Activities include: free rider safety course; free bike safety check by area bike shops; free helmet fitting (free helmets available to anyone who needs one); bike decorating; Ketchum Police obstacle course; and free prizes and healthy snacks. Furry friends are welcome but must be kept on a leash. Directions YMCA South Parking Lot 101 Saddle Rd Ketchum, ID 83340 See map: Google Maps

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