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#WonderWednesday: January 30, 2019

From Tuscan cooking classes to Funk’d Up tap dancing, it’s another amazing week in Jackson Hole. Review just a few of the arts and cultural events this week, then view our Daily Wonder calendar for all the upcoming fun and educational opportunities.

When East Meets West: The Future of a Healthy America

Former Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini will discuss “When East Meets West: The Future of a Healthy America”, a presentation the St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness speaker series at the National Museum of Wildlife Art on Wednesday, January 30th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Bertolini embraced eastern and western medical techniques to recover from a near-fatal ski accident and then transformed the Aetna workforce with mindfulness, yoga, and a significant raise for front line employees. Could this approach set the new standard for Americans’ health?

The presentation will be a conversation facilitated by Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN, president of the Mind and Life Institute.

Authentic Tuscan Cooking Class & Dinner

Fri, Feb 1, 2:30pm – 8:00pm. (Also Saturday, February 9th and 11th)

The Bentwood Inn is hosting resident Chef Daniela Barselotti, from hotel Pain De Fume in Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany for a Tuscan cooking class on February 1st, 9th and 11th.

Enjoy an intimate afternoon cooking class (max of 10 students) with Daniela, followed by a special Italian dinner at The Inn. On the 9th, locals can enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast Sunday morning.  Great fun, food and wine.

Savion Glover’s ALL FuNKD’ UP

Dancers’ Workshop presents Tony Award-winning choreographer and legendary hoofer Savion Glover with his six-piece live band at The Center Theater on Saturday, February 2nd at 7:30 pm.  Experience tap with jazz and funk, combined with Savion’s electrifying rhythms and the exuberance of a rock concert.

Rhythm & Theory Workshop – Savion Glover and Marshall Davis, Jr. will also be teaching open level classes at Dancers’ Workshop on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1st from 6-7:30 pm. Using an unconventional teaching style, Savion teaches rhythms that you create with your body rather than step-by-step routines. These classes are multi-generational and open to all ages 7+. Thursday, January 31st and Friday, February 1st, 6:00-7:30 pm.

The Murie Ranch Community Soup & Ski

Sat, Feb 2, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Join Teton Science School at The Murie Ranch in Grand Teton National Park for a Community Soup & Ski on Saturday, February 2nd, 1:00 – 3:30 pm.  From 2-2:30 pm, Margaret McKeown, United State Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, will give a special presnetation on the life and career of Justice William Douglas, a dear friend of Olaus & Mardy Murie. At 3:00 pm, head out and cross-country ski or snowshoe with the TSS staff. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP are required.

Parking is limited at the Murie Ranch, so please carpool, and a shuttle van will pick up guests at the Moose Post Office on a regular basis.

First Sundays “Man-Made Beasts” Opening Celebration

Come by the National Museum of Wildlife Art on Sunday, February 3rd at 11:00 am for the opening celebration of the new Jackson Hole High School Student-Curated Exhibition, Man-Made Beasts. There will be family-friendly music and you can create colorful paper-plate animals.

The Wild Wonder – Gunner Tryggmo at Turner Fine Art

Turner Fine Art is hosting internationally recognized watercolor artist Gunnar Tryggmo from Sweden.  There will be an artist reception, Thursday, February 7th from 5 to 7 PM.

Gunnar is a master of his craft and is highly revered for his watercolor paintings that follow in the country’s rich tradition of this medium. The exhibit runs from February 4 – March 29, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.