THIS WEEK: 5.29.13 – 6.5.13

By on May 28, 2013

JACKSON HOLE, WYO –

Wednesday 5.29

Deeper meaning

Join Jenny Dowd, Andrew Munz and Aaron Wallis for a discussion on looking beyond the first impression of a work of art and into the deeper layers and meanings of the pieces.

First Impressions: Looking Beyond Initial Impact, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, at The Rose. Free. jhculturefront.org.

Fit heath care in you budget

Health care costs are in the news almost daily, but for most the real story remains an unsolved mystery. Come hear the rest of the story with Dr. Lou Hochheiser for the untold story of American health care.

The Economics of Health Care, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the Teton County Library. Free. 733-2164; tclib.org.

 

Thursday 5.30

Power of the sun

Join Hudson Hill from the University of Wyoming for a discussion on the benefits and challenges of using alternative energy options. This week’s topic will focus on solar hot water and electricity for home, farm and ranch.

Alternative Energy Workshop, 1 p.m., Thursday, at University of WY 4H Building. Free. 733-2110; [email protected]

 

Friday 5.31

Animals on Islands

Join local artist Kelly Halpin for her opening party and reception to get a look at her latest collection of illustrations “Animals on Islands.”

Animals on Islands, 5 p.m., Friday, at Cowboy Coffee. Free. 733-7392.

 

Saturday 6.1

Dig out the fire damage

This weekend join the Teton Freedom Riders to help repair the mile of trail destroyed last summer by the Horsethief Fire. After the dig volunteers will enjoy free food and drink at the base of Snow King.

Volunteer Dig Day, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Snow King parking lot. Free. tetonfreedomriders.org.

Sing with the birds

Susan Patla will lead this morning expedition with an emphasis on listening and identifying birds by their songs. Susan will give a short introduction on tips for learning songs and then will wander slowly up the trail to see who is singing.

Practice in Bird Song, 8 a.m., Saturday, at the Trail Creek Parking Area. Free. 739-0968; naturemappingjh.org.

Climb the King

Climbers, donors and interested community members are invited to stop by Climb the King for the JH Community Counseling Center to register, learn about the 8th summer of Climb the King, hike and have a morning snack.

Climb the King, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, at Snow King. Free. climbtheking.org.

 

Sunday 6.2

Competing against cancer

The 14th annual Run-n-Ride for the Cure is a benefit for the Cancer Patient Support Fund to help cancer patients who need help funding their treatment of Cancer. The 5k run and 15k is a fun and competitive way to help the cause.

Run-n-Ride for the Cure, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, at Wilson Elementary School. $25. skinnyskis.com.

Be a part of the Museum

Help the National Museum of Wildlife Art gear up for summer by attending their Volunteer Fair. This is an opportunity to get to know other volunteers, get involved for the summer, and learn about ways to use your skills and interests at the Museum.

Volunteer Fair, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, at National Museum of Wildlife Art. Free. 733-5771; wildlifeart.org.

Big trucks are fun

Join the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum as local families explore big trucks. Kids of all ages will have a chance to climb aboard fire trucks, excavators and bulldozers.

Touch-a-Truck fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, at the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum. $10 adults, $5 kids, $25 for a family of 4. 733-3996; jhchildrensmuseum.org.

 

Tuesday 6.4

Critical matters

Join Dr. David Miller and the Geologists of Jackson Hole for “Critical Materials: What Are They and Why Do We Care?” The discussion will cover implications for U.S. manufacturing and energy production.

Geologists of JH talk, 6 p.m., Tuesday, at Teton County Library. Free. 733-2164; geologistsofjacksonhole.org.

Set me free

Endless miles of trails in the wilderness to exercise our furry friends surround our community. Unfortunately there are also a number of traps set in the woods. Dave Pauli will show you how to free your pet from a variety of these traps.

Trap Release Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Old Wilson Schoolhouse. Free. 734-2441; pawsofjh.org.


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