The Hailey Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 31 from 11-12 p.m. at the Hailey Memorial Cemetery. The graves of 420 fallen soldiers will be decorated along with a memorial wreath being placed on the Blaine County Veterans monument, located at the Hailey Memorial Cemetery. Masks are required to attend this event. You can learn more at Hailey Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony.

A little further south of the Valley, The Nature Conservancy’s world-renowned Silver Creek Preserve is ready for the May 29 opening day of fishing season (fly rods only). The visitor center is closed for construction until spring 2022. Recreationists are reminded to practice social distancing and encouraged to visit  Silver Creek Preserve for more information. Register for a May 25 Facebook Live event to learn more about all the summer happenings. Silver Creek Facebook event.

Magic Reservoir at West Magic will be celebrating Memorial Day events that include a boat parade, a memorial service, and a barbeque. Learn more at  West Magic Memorial Day events.

Further north, the 11th annual Redfish Lake Lodge Run will take place on Saturday, May 29 with the kid’s race beginning at 9:30 a.m., half marathon at 10:00 a.m., 10k at 10:30 a.m., and 5k at 11:00 a.m.  For information and registration visit Redfish Lake Lodge Memorial Run.

Looking for an activity for the kiddos? May 26 is National Paper Airplane Day! Visit Fold ‘N Fly paper airplanes for many designs. Hold a contest for the longest time in the air and farthest distance traveled. Did you know:

  • Before the invention of the airplane paper balloons were being made in France in the 1700s
  • Constructing paper planes is sometimes referred to as aerogami, after origami, the Japanese art of paper folding
  • The world record for a paper airplane flight was a 27.6-second flight held by Ken Blackburn