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A Spectacular Season of Dance at Ballet Idaho

Ballet Idaho's upcoming season is set to harness all the momentum and vibrancy experienced in celebration of its remarkable half-century milestone. With a fresh chapter of innovative works and reinvigorated traditions, the company plans to present four extraordinary programs, including five world premieres that showcase the finest classical ballet and contemporary dance of today. Artistic Director Garrett Anderson expresses excitement about welcoming new artists and introducing celebrated choreographers. With a commitment to refining classical form, developing a theatrical voice, and exploring the expressive capabilities of the human body, Ballet Idaho promises an unforgettable season filled with renowned productions like Dreamland, The Nutcracker, Carmen, and Walking Mad. balletidaho.org

Junior League of Boise's Derby Marks 95th Anniversary Milestone

The Junior League of Boise's Derby Day Celebration at the Arid Club in Boise, Idaho, marked their 95th anniversary and raised over $75,000. With 175 attendees, the event supported the League's mission of empowering women through leadership training and community impact work. It included food, live music, auctions, contests, and the excitement of the Kentucky Derby. President HannaLore Hein expressed gratitude for the community's support and emphasized the League's commitment to volunteerism and leadership. Looking ahead, JLB is excited to continue their impactful work, welcome new members, and make a lasting difference. The Arid Club, established in 1890, not only provides private dining but also hosts various events to foster connections and build community among its members. jlboise.org

A Farm to Table(aux) Soiree Benefiting Trailing of the Sheep Festival

The Trailing of the Sheep Festival will host its first Farm to Table(aux) fundraiser on August 3, 2023, at The Argyros Performing Arts Center in Ketchum, Idaho. The event, themed POP! GOES THE WARHOL, aims to raise funds to support the festival's mission to celebrate and preserve the history and cultures of sheepherding in Idaho and the West. Attendees will enjoy an evening of art, food, drinks, and auctions, featuring a silent and live auction, mystery raffle, and more. The October 4 - 8 Trailing of the Sheep Festival is recognized as one of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World and will feature a wide range of activities, including sheepdog trials, folk arts, music, dance, culinary events, hikes, and more. TrailingoftheSheep.org


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