Love letters to women

In the wake of the 2015 shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, Heather DeVine gathered friends and colleagues to send a care package of notes, flowers, photos and cards to the church. The response that she got prompted her to found the organization People Spread Love.

In the years since the movement has grown and sent love packages all over the world.

From 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, People Spread Love, Teton County Commission Chairwoman Natalia D. Macker and Roam will celebrate International Women’s Day by writing “letters to women that need love and recognition for who they are.” The recipients of the letters will be women who received a “love request” through People Spread Love’s website. Anyone is welcome to join the letter-writing effort.

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Thin Air Shakespeare auditions

“Richard III” is both one of Shakespeare’s longest plays and one of the bloodiest. An early version of an antihero, Richard lies, tricks and murders his way to the throne only to be left figuratively and literally alone on the battlefield in the final moments of the show.

On March 14, 15 and 17 Off Square Theatre Company will hold auditions for its upcoming summer production. Aspiring actors should prepare a 1-to-1 1/2 minute Shakespearean monologue to read at the audition. Young actors interested in an audition or internship with the production crew can interview from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 15.

More information is available at

‘Unforgettable’ stories at the Garter

After emceeing Wednesday Night Lights at Snow King in February, you’d think Jeff Moran might be tired of the spotlight. But the most prolific host in Jackson Hole is at it again with this month’s Cabin Fever Story Slam, set for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Pink Garter Theatre.

The theme of the night is “unforgettable,” which is what it’s hoped the stories will be because any forgettable ones will surely be eliminated from the running by the panel of expert community judges.

Storytellers can throw their name in the hat for a chance to tell a true tale to the notoriously rowdy audience, and if called to the stage will receive a free slice of pizza and consideration by the judges for a podium finish (which comes with prizes).

Happy hour at The Rose precedes the slam from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For information visit and search for “Cabin Fever Story Slam: Unforgettable.”

Women search for beacons

According to the Utah Avalanche Center, 93% of avalanche victims can be recovered alive if they are dug out within the first 15 minutes. That number drops dramatically the longer a person is buried.

Teton County Search and Rescue recently developed what it calls a “mobile beacon park” to educate epople on proper protocol for finding buried avalanche victims with a beacon.

From 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Search and Rescue will bring the beacon park to Rendezvous Park for a refresher course and night of beacon practice specifically for women. Spots need to be reserved in advance. For more information visit and search “Beacon Search Party.”

Nacho fundraiser at Signal Mountain

You can get your fill of guilt-free nachos and margaritas at “Nacho Night” at Signal Mountain Lodge from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. All proceeds from the night will go to the Moose Corner Children’s Academy preschool.

The event features “world-famous Signal Mountain Lodge nachos,” a silent auction and a raffle.

Prizes include dinner for two at Snake River Grill, a stay at Hotel Terra, a winter stay at Triangle X Ranch, a snowmobile excursion with Old Faithful Snowmobile Tours and a stay at Vail Resorts plus a round of golf for two.

‘MicroTours’ at the greenhouse

Vertical Harvest will host another first Friday event this week. During the monthly events the company invites the community to learn about the growing process inside its innovative greenhouse during 15-minute “MicroTours.”

The business will also be running a discount on their local merchandise during the event. Items include pottery by local artist Jenny Dowd and “Silas and the Last Forest,” a nature-themed children’s book written and illustrated by Kelly Halpin.

— Gabe Allen

In a previous version of this article, the incorrect day for the "Nachos Night" event at signal mountain lodge was listed. 

Contact Gabe Allen at 732-7062 or

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