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Editor's Picks: September 8th-15th

Sep 8, 2011 - 06:04 AM

Wagon Days, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, the Writer's Conference and many of the Valley's best summer events may be over, but there is still plenty to do in the Valley this week and throughout the Fall. Here, the team at Sun Valley Magazine picks of few of the best things YOU should be doing this week.

Ride with the BLM Director:

Bureau of Land Management Idaho State Director Steve Ellis will join representatives of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), area residents, and Federal and local government officials to mark completion of the Croy Creek system of trails in the Wood River Valley.   Riders are invited to gather at the Croy Creek trailhead in Hailey, just off Bullion Road, at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8th. The late-afternoon start time accommodates the school schedules of young people and their families.

*Directions to trailhead: from Main Street in Hailey, travel west on Bullion Road 3.5 miles. The trailhead is on the right hand side of the road.

Battle of the Blades:

"Ice...It's Hard." Battle of the Blades is a figure skating, fundraising event based on the TV show, "Dancing with the Stars." The event features Sun Valley local icons paired with professional ice skaters in a head-to-head competition to raise monies for their favored local nonprofit. Saturday, September 10's event features local celebs like Liz Brown, Ron Fairfax, Mathew Gershater, Don Haisley, David Holmes, Doran Key, Langely McNeal, Nappy Neaman and Muffy Ritz.

Tickets are $20 and the doors open at 7:30, with performances starting at 8:30. Call 208-622-8020 or go to for more information.

Lee Ann Womack at the Sun Valley Pavilion:

Country singer Lee Ann Womack will be performing Friday, September 9th at the Sun Valley Pavilion as a part of the annual Idaho Governor's Cup benefit. Part of the concert's proceeds will benefit Back to School, which is mainly for girls and provides everything a struggling young person would need for school, including supplies and hearing aids.

For more information call 208-622-2135, or visit

"The Guys," a play by Anne Nelson

Company of Fools will recognize the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 2pm by inviting the community to come together to reflect upon on the events of 9/11 through music and a reading of Anne Nelson's The Guys. This special event will be held at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey and is free and open to the entire community. Donations will be accepted to benefit Blaine County Search and Rescue. This event is made possible through the generosity of Gilman Contemporary.

Visit their website for more information.



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