People’s Market returns
The Summer People’s Market will go on — and more or less on schedule.
Last year the summertime bazaar at the base of Snow King Mountain kicked off on June 5. This year it’s set to start for the summer tonight, even with a pandemic as the backdrop.
Some changes will be made. There will be no prepared food or alcohol at the market, for one. Marketgoers are also asked to wear a mask, maintain 6 feet of distance between one another, pay with credit card rather than cash, and keep dogs on leashes.
Slow Food in the Tetons, the organizer, has also asked people to “grocery shop rather than picnic” at an event that usually sees people strewn about on the Snow King ball fields.
If those guidelines sound good to you — and you’re looking for some fresh food and homemade goods — the market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Snow King.
You can find information at TetonSlowFood.org.
Take a time out
National bluegrass acts are returning to the Silver Dollar Showroom. Slowly.
Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out will be first, playing a “Sit Down Get Down” show June 18.
After the band starting in 1991, it took three years to start winning major awards from the county’s bluegrass associations. But once the band did, it started rolling, picking up seven consecutive nods as Vocal Group of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Awards.
When the group plays the Silver Dollar, it’ll be a toe tapping — rather than foot stomping — good time. IIIrd Tyme Out was originally slated to play a “Bluegrass Session,” where dancing would have been allowed, but the pandemic means the show will be sit-down only.
Two-, four- and six-top tables can be reserved by calling Justin Smith, the Wort Hotel’s talent buyer, at 413-4563. Each seat will cost $20 and they can be claimed starting at 7 p.m. the night of the show. The performance will start at 8 p.m.
Visit WortHotel.com for information.
Eleven Jackson Hole nonprofits will receive federal humanities grants in a program funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities and the $2.2 trillion CARES Act.
Those nonprofits are the Center of Wonder, Dancers’ Workshop, the Center for the Arts, the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, InterConnections 21, Jackson Hole Public Art, Native American Jump Start, Off Square Theatre Company, Riot Act Inc., the Wind River Foundation Inc. and Wyoming Stargazing.
Wyoming Humanities is administering the program, dubbed the Cultural CARES Grants, which funds operating expenses and salaries for nonprofits that support the state’s cultural sector.
Money for children’s programs
Three Jackson nonprofits are teaming up to raise funds for children’s learning programs.
The Children’s Learning Center, Jackson Hole Children’s Museum and Teton Literacy have created Champions for Children, an initiative intended to bridge steeper-than-usual funding gaps.
In usual years those three nonprofits collectively raise about $1.6 million to fill in program needs that are unsupported by tuition, membership fees, government aid and other funding streams.
This year they expect an additional $400,000 to be needed.
The Bank of Jackson Hole led the charge with a $30,000 donation, a press release said, and fundraising will be open until July 31.
Visit ChampionsForChildrenJH.com for more information.
— Billy Arnold