This Week: 1.2.13

By on January 2, 2013

Wyoming plans for new year
Join senators Leland Christensen and Dan Dockstader, representatives Keith Gingery and Ruth Ann Petroff, and community
members for the annual legislative update at this week’s Business over Breakfast.

Business Over Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Thursday, at the Wort Hotel. $16 for members, $25 for future members. 733-3316;

High alpine forecasting
Alpine and subalpine environments are ever-changing mountain zones. Archeologist Matt Stirn will discuss his past decade of research and discuss what it means for the future of the Teton Range.

Voices of the Valley, 7 p.m., Thursday, at the JH Historical Society & Museum. Free. 733-2414;

Skate like a pro
Do you have the urge to learn how to ice skate? The Grand Teton Skating Academy specializes in teaching the basics of skating to beginners and highly competitive skaters alike.

Adult Skating Lessons, noon, Thursday, at the Snow King Sports & Events Center. $15. 733-0066;

Sat. Jan. 5
Randonee race at JHMR
The flow of the skiers will be reversed this weekend at JH Mountain Resort as Ski Mountaineers from around the country will climb up to 7,500 vertical feet to determine the top randonee racer.

U.S. Ski Mountaineering Championships, 7 a.m., Saturday, at JH Mountain Resort. $75 to race, free to watch.

Traditional January celebration
Join the Latino Resource Center for an afternoon with the family to celebrate Dia de Reyes Magos (the three wise men) with bilingual stories and crown
making and Rosca de Reyes, a traditional king’s cake.

Dia de Reyes Magos, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the Children’s Museum. Free. Call 734-0333.

‘Les Troyens’ live from the Met
Enjoy the magic of the Met Opera once again as Berlioz’s vast epic “Les Troyens” is performed for the first time on the Met stage since 2003.

The Met live in HD: Les Troyens, 4 p.m., Saturday, at the Walk Festival Hall. $18 adults, $5 students. 733-1128;

Two Oceans trek on skinny skis
Join the Sierra Club and friends for a day of Nordic skiing around the beautiful Two Oceans Lake. Be prepared for a workout in the moderate to difficult terrain lead by a medium to fast pace.

Ski around Two Oceans Lake, 9 a.m., Saturday, meet at Albertson’s. Free. Contact John Spahr, 774-0441.

Sun. Jan. 6
Jazz and winter wonder
This month’s First Sunday will feature jazz with Tom Turiano and Valerie Seaberg and screenings of two films highlighting Yellowstone’s wonderful winters.

First Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Free to area locals. 733-5771;

Mon. Jan. 7
For the love of music
Share your love of music by joining the Jackson Hole Chorale for their 30th season. The Chorale performs throughout the community at the Senior Center, Rotary Club, Farmer’s Market and more.

JH Chorale Rehearsals, 7 to 9 p.m., Mondays, in the Music Wing at the Center for the Arts. $25 dues for half year. 734-7474.

Monday night ping pong
The Wildwood Room in Victor, Idaho turns into a ping-pong frenzy every Monday night. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and a little exercise and competition while testing your table tennis skills.

Ping Pong, 6 p.m., Monday, at the Wildwood Room in Victor. Free. 208-787-2667.

Tues. Jan. 8
Film fest showcases backcountry
The Winter Wildlands Alliance started the Backcountry Film Festival in 2005 as a way for filmmakers to show their love for winter while raising money to preserve our winter environment. Enjoy Sweetgrass Production’s “Skiing the Void” and TGR’s “Further” among other films.

Backcountry Film Festival, 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the Pink Garter Theatre. $10. 203-8283;

The art of winter
Jackson winters can be long, so why not get a little creative with the white stuff? Learn how to make a tasty treat out of snow and salt, perform magic with ice and more as you explore the art of winter in this three-week course.

Snow & Ice, 3 p.m., starts Tuesday, at the JH Children’s Museum. $32 members, $45 non-members. 733-3996;

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