THIS WEEK 12.19.12

By on December 19, 2012

A decade of landscapes

Painting Jackson Hole landscapes for the past decade, Elizabeth Wright is proud to show her works of aspen groves, rivers and mountain views from JH and around the country. Wine and refreshments will be served.

Elizabeth Wright artist reception, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday, at Four Daughters. Free. 200-6106;

Solstice art
Join Lyndsay McCandless and other local artists for a multi-media event featuring art based on winter solstice interpretations at the Winter Solstice event Capturing the Ghost.

Capturing the Ghost, 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, at the Rose. Free.

Drumming together
Improvisation is what brings community members together to get percussion in tune. Find your rhythm dancing, singing and drumming while making new friends at the Winter Solstice women’s drum circle.

Women Drum Circle, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.,Thursday, at 1540 Percheron Drive. Free.

Five wise women
Join the Five Wise Women – Carol Mann, Lyn Dalebout, Nancy Alfs, Dee Elle and Daniela Botur – for an afternoon of mediation and spiritual discussions with soothing gong, drums, and sacred bowl ceremonies.

Five Wise Women, 11 a.m., Friday, at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse. Free. 413-3965;

Secret and sultry
Is Friday night the end of the world? If it is, go out with a bang grooving to Sneaky Pete & The Secret Weapons and sultry jazz singer Madelaine. Be ready for trip-hop beats and some local funk.

Funkapocalypse, 9 p.m., Friday, at the Town Square Tavern. $5.

Starbeing friends
As part of the Winter Solstice celebration, learn from Squirrel Rork how we share our universe with our Starbeing friends and how it can help us accelerate our growth on planet Earth.

Starbeings and You, 4 p.m., Friday, at Spirit Books. Free.

Targhee holiday celebration
There is no better place to celebrate the holiday season than beautiful Grand Targhee. All weekend the ’Ghee will be hosting events on the main plaza. Take the drive up Ski Hill Road Friday at 5:30 p.m. for a lively chat about the Targhee mountain environment around the fireside with a naturalist. Noon on Saturday bring the kids to find out where Santa’s secret location is, followed by the Christmas Tree Harvest celebration. On Sunday, enjoy the shortest day of the year with a Yule log fire and Christmas tree lighting at 4:30 p.m. Whether enjoying the festivities après ski or après work, celebrate the holiday season at Grand Targhee.

Grand Targhee Holiday Kick Off at Grand Targhee Resort.
Free. 353-2300;

Lo & Behold Après with art
Round out a great day of skiing by grabbing a glass of wine and enjoying world-class fine art at Diehl Gallery. “Lo & Behold” opening reception and holiday celebration await. This holiday exhibit hangs through January 17.

Après Ski & Art, 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, at Diehl Gallery. Free. 733-0905;

Make turns with Santa
Join Santa Christmas day for a ski run at JHMR. You will find him in the Teewinot Lift (beginner terrain area). Pre- and Post-Christmas check out Teton Village’s Holiday Round Up with carols, cookies, activities, music and hot cocoa for the entire family.

Ski with Santa, 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, at JH Mountain Resort. Free.

courtesy Elizabeth Wright, artist

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