— AARP members and a guest are invited to a free screening of The Ballad of Lefty Brown starring Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Joe Anderson, Diego Josef, Tommy Flanagan and Peter Fonda. When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner — the newly elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) — he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend’s gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty …

— Join us for a free screening of The Beguiled, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell. The Beguiled tells the story of an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school. Soon, dangerous rivalries reveal themselves as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship. This film is rated R for some sexuality.     EVENT DETAILS WHEN: Monday, …

— As Medicare open enrollment gets under way, state Insurance Director Dean Cameron will answer questions about the program during a tele-town hall sponsored by AARP Idaho on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. Anyone who wants to join the conversation can email aarpid@aarp.org for call-in instructions. Open enrollment runs Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, giving Medicare beneficiaries an opportunity to review their current coverage and consider making changes for next year. The phone conference also will address how to fight …

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— Please join us for a FREE screening of The Hitman’s Bodyguard in Boise at the Edwards Boise Stadium 21 Theater on August 18 at 6:00 p.m. The world’s top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men (Samuel L Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous …

— Choose from 120 classes this fall semester for just $35. New Knowledge Adventures (NKA) is a lifelong continuing education program for older adults designed to offer exceptional learning, exploration and fellowship opportunities in a comfortable and non-competitive academic surrounding. Supported by Idaho State University, AARP Idaho and the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, NKA represents the most affordable learning opportunity for the 50 plus in the Treasure Valley. For just $35 participants can sign up for an unlimited number of classes. …

— Please join us for a FREE screening of The Zookeeper’s Wife in Boise at the Edwards Boise Stadium 21 Theater. The Zookeeper’s Wife is the story of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking. Don’t miss out on a chance to join us for the free screening of The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh! …

— “Free” vacations, home improvement cons, grandkids asking for cash to get them out of a jam—old scams and new ones will be in the spotlight at an upcoming Scam Jam hosted by AARP Idaho. The event will be Friday, Sept. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. Brett DeLange, chief of the Consumer Protection Division at the state Office of the Attorney General, will deliver the keynote address. Experts will give tips …

— With the arrival of summer, it’s time to resume a favorite Idaho tradition, the Great Garden Escape. The Idaho Botanical Garden’s live music festival in Boise features concerts on Thursday evenings from June 8 through Sept. 7. AARP members who buy tickets in person can get a discount for themselves and one guest. Show your AARP membership card to get the $7 price in advance at the box office or same day at the gate. AARP Idaho encourages music fans …

— Back by popular demand,  AARP members and their guests can enjoy great music at discounted prices all summer long. Scheduled on select Thursdays, June 8 through Sept. 7, the Great Garden Escape concert series at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise features country, rock, jazz, rhythm and blues, acoustic and other music genres. This year’s lineup includes the Smooth Avenue, Hoochie Coochie Men, Big Wow Band!, Bread and Circus and the Blues Brothers Rock N’ Roll Soul Revue. For a complete …

— The North Idaho Veteran Stand Down is a daylong occasion to honor and assist the more than 132,000 veterans in Idaho, especially those at risk of homelessness. Set for Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kootenai County Fairgrounds, the free event offers a range of counseling and health services, as well as haircuts, clothes, clothing repair, food assistance, massages and bike repair. Employers with job openings will be on hand to meet with vets, as will …