Auction in lieu of HalloWine

Hotel staycations, jewelry, pizza gift cards, hockey passes, scenic floats, massages, a helicopter tour, a gym membership: All that and more are up for auction to support Teton Habitat for Humanity.

The online auction will take the place of Teton County Habitat’s HalloWine event, which has been called off due to local COVID-19 conditions.

Auction items have been provided by local donors and are available for bidding until Nov. 7 via GiveSmart at

Womentum to celebrate

Jackson Hole nonprofit Womentum, which empowers and connects women in communities, will host its 2020 Women in Leadership Summit noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 via Zoom.

The summit will focus on “Women Who Lead: Equality, Compassion, and Courage,” offering impactful programming primarily for people who identify as female, though everyone regardless of gender is welcome to participate.

The summit’s three programs include discussions on what makes being a female leader different, a fear of change and failure workshop and a conversation on diversity, equality and inclusion.

Individual registration costs $20, which includes access to all of the workshops. A watch-party registration for up to 10 people is also available for $150.

For information on the summit and registration visit

Keeping art alive

As part of its $5 million mission to aid museums hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the Art Bridges Foundation has donated $60,500 in COVID-19 relief funds to the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

“The National Museum of Wildlife Art is incredibly grateful to the Art Bridges Foundation for its dedication to the arts and for helping the Museum continue to fulfill its mission to explore humanity’s relationship with nature through art during this challenging time,” museum Curator of Art Tammi Hanawalt said.

According to the museum, it received the aid in two phases. Phase one went to free digital offerings, including 11 educational Zoom webinars, virtual exhibit tours and “Bisoncast” episodes. Phase two funds went toward preparation for the museum’s reopening in September, including installation of plexiglass barriers, sanitation stations and social distancing signage.

The museum is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

For information, visit its website at

Triple crown

Jackson Hole-based WRJ Design has been named a recipient of Mountain Living magazine’s Home of the Year award for the third time, following its 2016 and 2018 victories.

It is the first firm in the 26 years the award has been given to win three times.

This year’s Home of the Year Award was given for WRJ’s legacy property in Park City, Utah, which represents the “epitome of home design,” the magazine declared.

Poss Architecture + Planning, Gallo Builders and Soho Design Studio Landscape Architecture were honored alongside WRJ Design for what Mountain Living called “a masterpiece design collaboration.”

“We are grateful to have been part of such a remarkable team,” Rush Jenkins, creative director and co-owner of WRJ Design, said in a press release. “And we are beyond honored that Mountain Living saw fit to select this home for its highest award.”

The home in Park City captures panoramic mountain views, features a slate roof and boasts a 25-yard, negative-edge swimming pool. Inside are leathers, suede, cashmere and wool, along with a taupe mohair sofa, custom walnut coffee table and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Skate with the Moose

Lace up your skates and pull out your pucks. Teton Valley Youth Hockey Association’s HockeyFest fundraiser is happening Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Kotler Ice Arena in Victor.

The event will take place throughout the day to create a COVID-19-safe environment with safety precautions and continuous cleaning in place.

Programming options include an adult hockey scrimmage, pancake breakfast and family open skate, hot dog/brat lunch and family open skate, an open skate and dinner with the Jackson Hole Moose after their practice and an over-21-only open skate and dinner party with local band Lazy Eyes.

Visit for information, pricing and registration. Prepayment is required.

Money raised will support the Teton Valley Cutthroats Youth Hockey.

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