THIS WEEK: 5.8.13 – 5.14.13

By on May 7, 2013


Wednesday 5.8

A pint for a pint

An hour of your time could help save up to three lives by giving blood at the community blood drive. Every blood donor will receive a coupon from Snake River Brewing for a free beer or root beer.

Blood Drive, noon to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church. Free. (800) 365-4450;


Thursday 5.9

Ice cream cravings

If there is one thing that tastes better and better with the warming days it is ice cream. Join resident chef Theo Cordova for a lesson on how to make one of his favorite foods.

Flavor of the Month, 6 p.m., Thursday, at Vom Fass. $10. 734-1535;

Mobile marketing

Join founder and CEO of OnCell, Thomas Dunne, as he explores the state of the mobile industry and the various methods for engaging customers on mobile devices with mobile tours.

OnCell Mobile Road Seminar, 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, at the Center for the Arts Studio 123. Free. 733-7425;

Crime & punishment

Join Off Square Theatre for their brilliant 90-minute adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel “Crime and Punishment.” The literary masterpiece is simultaneously a murder mystery and an intimate psychological and spiritual journey.

Crime and Punishment, 7:30 p.m., May 9-18, at the Black Box Theater in the Center for the Arts. $22 adults, $16 students and seniors. 733-4900;

Mix up your health

Peek Iridology, Road Runner Apothecary and Simply Health are proud to host this week’s chamber mixer. Mixers are casual networking events with refreshments, door prizes, great discounts and product sampling.

Chamber Mixer, 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, at Peek Iridology. Free. 733-3316;


Friday 5.10

Students doing it all

New Dances/New Choreographers is an annual performance project featuring Dancers’ Workshop Junior Repertory Company members. Students participate in all aspects of the project, from choreographing, to lighting and of course performing.

Perspectus, 7:30 p.m., Friday, at the Center for the Arts. $12 adults, $7 students. 733-4900;


Saturday 5.11

Run with the runoff

Test out your stamina this weekend in the Spring Runoff 5k on the Wilson Centennial Trail. The event also welcomes a walking event for those seeking a slower pace.

Spring Runoff 5k, 9 a.m., Saturday, starts at the Stilson parking lot. $20, $30 day of. 739-9025;

Battling breast cancer

Bras for a Cause is back with 30 bras to be auctioned off to help support the prevention of breast cancer. Also enjoy great music, a silent auction and a fun night out with friends.

Bras for a Cause, 6 p.m., Saturday, at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. 739-7244;


Sunday 5.12

Show your toughness

Everyone is invited to participate, volunteer, watch or sponsor this spring’s four-mile obstacle course including crawling through sand, climbing cargo nets, running through tires and more.

Tough Towner, 8 a.m., Sunday, starts at the base of Snow King. $49. 733-1989;

Mountain stories

The first annual Mountain Story Festival will showcase climbing legends and mountaineers for a week of stories, photos and films from their adventures around the world.

• Sunday, May 12, 7 p.m., at the Pink Garter Theatre, Wade Davis will discuss his award-winning book “Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest.”

• Monday, May 13, 7 p.m., at the Center for the Arts will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the American Mount Everest Expedition featuring Jim Whittaker, Tom Horbein and Dick Pownall.

• Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m., at the TCL Ordway Auditorium, Jennifer Jordan will talks about tragedies and triumphs of women on K2.

• Wednesday, May 15, 7 p.m., at the TCL Ordway Auditorium,  Broughton Coburn draws upon a remarkable selection of seldom-seen images to tell the story of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition.

• Thursday, May 16, 6 p.m., at the TCL Ordway Auditorium the film “Nawang Gombu: Heart of a Tiger” will be shown.

• Friday, May 17, 7 p.m., at the Pink Garter Theatre, Mark Jenkins will talk about his two months of climbing and summiting Mount Everest in 2012 while 10 others died attempting the same feat.

• Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m., at the TCL Youth Wing, the festival will wrap up with the Children’s Story Festival featuring crafts, a book fair, puppet show, henna tattoos and an opportunity to have your books signed by local authors.

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