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‘Swap Meets’ continue

The 2019 specific purpose excise tax election is over, but Jackson residents have two options to continue their civic engagement this week when Teton County Library’s “Swap Meets” continue.

Town Councilor Jonathan Schechter will host the week’s first article-and-discussion session from 6 to 7:30 tonight. His talk will focus on a Stanford Social Innovation Review article, “The Wall Street Takeover of Nonprofit Boards.” That article can be found at TinyURL.com/wallstreetjh

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Picture this: You log on to LinkedIn, except it isn’t the LinkedIn you’re used to. Your network is composed entirely of women from around the world sharing their stories, supporting each other and starting businesses.

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At 18, not knowing much about whaling, indigenous tribes or Alaska, Bathsheba Demuth left Iowa to train sled dogs in the village of Old Crow in the Yukon, about 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Captivated by living north of the circle, Demuth’s interest in the far western part of the Nor…

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Spooky SPET talk is tonight

Boo.

If you feel like there’s nothing scarier than figuring out what specific purpose excise tax items you’re going to vote for — or against — on Nov. 5, fear not.

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Dylan McGee, 10, sat with anticipation as the sorting hat was placed on his head. The professor yelled out, “Gryffindor!” and Dylan broke into a wide grin as members of the Gryffindor house erupted into a cheer to welcome their new classmate.

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Swap ideas

Looking to go toe-to-toe with Jackson Mayor Pete Muldoon?

From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Teton County Library you’ll have the opportunity to do so — though in a respectful, intellectual, article-inspired way — when he drops by for the library’s third “Swap Meet.” The next, with State Sen. Mike Gierau, is Nov. 7.

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Ceramic pumpkins

No, this isn’t the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

This is the Art Association of Jackson Hole’s “Pumpkins on Fire” fundraiser, a ceramics-focused afternoon giving potters a chance to glaze and fire a ceramic pumpkin or “face jug.”

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Speak with a native

Those learning a second (or third ... or fourth) language have the opportunity to pair up with a partner to practice language skills through Language Exchange JH.

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A black tie …

… and some blue jeans: a classic Jackson tuxedo.

Break yours out this Friday night for the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club’s fundraiser, the 31st annual Melvin Brewing Black Tie, Blue Jeans Ski Ball, set to run from 5:45 to 10:30 p.m. at the top of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s Bridger Gondola.

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It’s about 700 miles from Jackson to the Pacific Ocean, 2,000 or so to the Atlantic and about 3,500 to the North Atlantic, where in 1986 anti-whaling activists from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society sank two Icelandic whaling vessels in Reykjavik Harbor.

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Hanging by one arm off a cliff just to get the perfect shot may sound unnecessarily risky but for Doug Gimesy, an Australian conservation and wildlife photojournalist, it was just another day at the office.

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Wyoming’s national forests and parks were the backdrop this summer for important discussions. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Rhode Island U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and world-renowned climber Alex Honnold, among other artists, authors, and academics, came to Teton County to speak …

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A taste of Chicago

It’s not often that the words “Chicago” and “Jackson” go together in the same sentence, but this week Dancers’ Workshop is putting them side by side.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, a contemporary company from the Windy City, is set to be in town for a 17-day residency. Guest choreographer Kyle Abraham will join Hubbard Street in the project as the group prepares for the 2020 premiere of a new work in its hometown.

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The Sips on the Square event that’s been hosted by the Jackson Hole Rotary Supper Club during Fall Arts Festivals for the past decade will be different this year, according to club President Scott Daily.