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Movie night supports clean water project

The photo from the film “Our Local Epic: The story of protecting the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River” shows the last portage on the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone.
The photo from the film “Our Local Epic: The story of protecting the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River” shows the last portage on the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone.

The Idaho Section of the American Water Resources Association, dedicated to the advancement of water resources management, research and education, is presenting a movie night fundraiser at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise.

The evening consists of a 40-minute feature film, two shorts and a brief explanation of Engineers Without Borders, which aims to build a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

Proceeds will help Treasure Valley Engineers Without Borders create a clean drinking water system for Villa America, Peru.

The films include:

▪  Feature documentary “Our Local Epic: The story of protecting the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River,” about early whitewater kayak pioneers and the efforts to protect the pristine Clarks Fork Box Canyon on the Yellowstone River from a massive dam.

▪  “The Wild President,” story of President Jimmy Carter’s pioneering tandem-canoe descent of Bull Sluice Rapid and how the experience transformed his life and politics.

▪  “In Love with Frank,” Middle Fork guides Seth Dahl, Todd Richey and Mike Bond explore and discuss how wilderness, kayaking and the guide lifestyle has, and will continue to, shape their lives.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at The Flicks or by emailing IDAWRA@gmail.com.

Join the Family Advocates for a Story Tour

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Learn more about Family Advocates programs and the work being done to keep Idaho families strong by attending a free Story Tour from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Boise office, 3010 W. State St.

The Story Tours are a way to get the word out in the community about the organization’s work and get feedback about the programs and services.

Contact Lindsay at 345-3344, ext. 1005, or go to strongandsafe.org/tour to reserve a place. Food will be provided.

All of the programs at Family Advocates rely on volunteers to help the mission of keeping kids safe and strengthening families. If you are interested in opportunities to give back, call 345-3344, email volunteer@strongandsafe.org or go to strongandsafe.org/volunteer for more information.

Idaho Diaper Drive at Girls Day Out

Grab your girlfriends and head out to the Girls Day Out Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City.

Enjoy free eyebrow waxing, massage and makeovers. Indulge in free samples and sweet treats.

Learn more about the hottest cosmetics, skin care and other beauty products. Shop the booths that range from fashion and accessories to home decor and remodeling.

Free to attend, but diaper and cash donations will be accepted at the door for the Idaho Diaper Bank, which collaborates with community partners to organize diaper drives, purchase diapers in bulk and distribute diapers to nonprofit partner recipient agencies, ultimately assisting families and babies most in need.

Coins For Campaign 22

Bring your loose change to the VFW Post 63, 8931 W. Ardene St., Boise, on Saturday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Your donation enables the Veterans Restorative Care Center to offer a new start for veterans and their families.

All too often soldiers return suffering terribly from wounds both visible and invisible, causing a tremendous toll on them and their families. The Veterans Restorative Care Center plans for a comprehensive and natural approach to medical treatment, as well as education, vocational and recreational resources for the veterans and their families.

The historic Hot Lake Springs Resort near La Grande, Ore., will be repurposed to fulfill this vision.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451

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