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.
The program partners high-beginners through advanced speakers with native speakers of the language a person is wanting to practice, as well as training, monthly support and activity ideas and regular check-ins. The program runs from September to May. Applications close on Oct. 11.
While most in the program want to practice English or Spanish, program organizers will “do our best” to find a match for those wanting to practice other languages.
Visit LanguageExchangeJH.org to apply and learn more.
This is Halloween
The 42nd annual pumpkin sale is set to take over Town Square this Saturday.
The sale runs from 10 a.m. to noon and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Jackson Elementary. In addition to hoards of gourds, attendees are likely to find sweet treats and cocoa for purchase.
Proceeds will support the purchase of playground equipment, book fairs, teacher appreciation week, Falcon Nest prizes, educational materials, musical instruments and classroom grants.
Everyone, hail the Pumpkin King. For more information, visit Facebook.com and search “42nd Annual Pumpkin Sale.”
Celebrate Yom Kippur
The Chabad Jewish Center of Wyoming and Jackson Hole Jewish Community are gearing up to celebrate Yom Kippur next week.
Chabad is hosting several services at the Homewood Suites by Hilton on Millward, starting with a 7 p.m. Kol Nidrei service on Tuesday. Services continue the following day, Oct. 9, starting with a 9:30 a.m. morning service, 11:30 a.m. Yizkor memorial service, 5 p.m. Mincha afternoon service and a 6 p.m. Neilah closing service. The fast ends at 7:33 p.m. More information can be found at TinyURL.com/chabadyomkippur19.
The Jackson Hole Jewish Community’s Yom Kippur services begin with music at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The Kol Nidre service beings at 7:30 p.m., led by Carl Levenson, Josh Kleyman and chazzan Judd Grossman.
The following morning, Oct. 9, the Jewish Community will hold a children’s service beginning at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s, with a morning service at 10 a.m. A 2 p.m. yoga class — “Gentle Yoga with Carol Mann” — is being offered at Inversion Yoga’s cabin. Services begin again at 3:45 p.m. with Yizkor; 4:45 p.m. with Mincha and Torah reading, and a 6 p.m. leader’s discussion. Ne’ila begins at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck and Slivovitz toast starting at 7:15 p.m. in Hansen Hall.
The Jewish Commnity will provide childcare between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 9, and again starting at 5:30 p.m.
Behind the silver screen
“Cracked Up: The Darrell Hammond Story” lifts the veil on the effects of childhood trauma in a documentary about the comedian, actor and 14-season Saturday Night Live cast member. Though a star on the silver screen, the film explores the suffering Hammond faced behind the scenes until he found the resources he needed.
The film, which starts at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Center for the Arts, is being hosted by Teton Youth and Family Services.
Learn more and buy tickets, which cost $10, on Facebook.com. Search “Teton Youth and Family Services.”
The National Museum of Wildlife Art is spinning up another Mix’d Media event at 6 p.m. Thursday at the museum.
Attendees are invited to give leather stamping a try, or lean into some Western flair with photos by Teton Photo Booth.
Aaron Davis and the Mystery Machine will provide the music and Palate will be serving food and drinks. Museum members receive one drink free. The event is free to attend.
Visit WildlifeArt.org for more information.
Young actors aiming to audition for Off Square Theatre Company’s 2020 Thieme Youth Musical (auditions are scheduled for Dec. 3-5) can warm up their vocal chords and dust of their dance moves in the nonprofit’s Musical Theater Workshop.
Classes cover singing, acting, dancing and audition prep, and include a practice audition. The series kicks off Saturday and runs every Saturday through Nov. 2. The third through fifth grader class is scheduled for 9 to 10:15 a.m.; sixth through ninth graders meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
The series costs $125 and scholarships are available. Learn more at OffSquare.org.
Cheers those beers
Dig out the lederhosen.
It’s time for Oktoberfest.
Snake River Brewing is hosting its 25th annual Oktoberfest celebration starting at 11 a.m. today. The brewery is selling liter and half-liter steins to have filled while playing games (for prizes) or listening to the tunes of the Hof Band.
If that’s not enough cheers-ing for you, Oktoberfest continues at 11 a.m. Friday with The Wort Hotel’s celebration in the Silver Dollar Bar and Grill. The all-day celebration offers food and drink specials ($1 off all draft beers). If you missed the Hof Band, they’ll be set up starting at 7:30 p.m. No cover. Prost!
Create a pawcasso
Let your dog run wild (not really — all dogs must be on a leash) at the upcoming fundraiser that combines beer and canine artistry. A $25 ticket gets attendees a brew and access to supplies that allow your dog to paint a masterpiece.
The “Beers, Barks and Brushes” event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Snake River Brewing. Proceeds benefit the Animal Adoption Center and PAWS of Jackson Hole.
Audition for ‘Closer’
If you’ve seen the movie, you know the story. Now local actors have the chance to play one of the unfaithful characters in the storyline of Patrick Marber’s “Closer.”
Auditions for the Riot Act Inc. production run from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening and will be held again from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. All auditions will be held at the Center for the Arts, room 305.
Those who cannot make the auditions but still want to try out may contact Riot Act at email@example.com.
Photographers interested in knowing how best to capture the Jackson Hole valley have an opportunity to shoot alongside photographer Greg von Doersten in a two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday.
The official start time is 9 a.m. with a stop time of 9 p.m., but actual class times will be set by sun up and sundown. The course promises to cover gear, pre-production planning, location selection and shooting a variety of subjects inside Grand Teton National Park. Two professional athletes will also join the crew, giving shooters an opportunity to photograph live models.
The class is taught through the Art Association of Jackson Hole and costs $250 for members; $275 for everyone else.
Find out more or register by visiting TinyURL.com/outdoorphotoclass.
— Melissa Cassutt