— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Idaho We hope you’ll join us!

— Do you belong to a group that would like to learn more about fraud prevention? AARP Idaho has a group of passionate volunteers who speak to community groups to increase awareness about identity theft, Medicare fraud and other scams affecting older adults and their families. Community groups can request speakers this month and forums on consumer issues early next year. In addition, AARP Idaho is seeking more volunteers to spread the word across the state, particularly in rural communities. If …

— Live jazz will energize Idaho’s fall season when the popular Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival returns for its 29th year. More than 200 musicians and 40 bands will perform at Sun Valley venues for five days starting Wednesday, Oct. 17. Professional instructors will also offer free dance lessons. The festival draws thousands of fans from across the country, but for AARP members there’s a special deal: Members and up to three guests get a 10 percent discount on one-day …

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— Join us for a free screening of Lean on Pete at 6 pm, Thursday, June 28 in Boise at Edwards Boise Stadium 21. Based on the novel by Will Vlautin, Lean on Pete is a deeply moving story of a teen who finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Lean on Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to …

— A laid-back favorite returns to Boise this summer: the Great Garden Escapes at the Idaho Botanical Garden, featuring live music every Thursday through September. AARP members can save $3 off the price of each ticket at the box office in advance, or same day at the main gate kiosk. Music fans can bring low-back chairs, blankets and picnics, and can buy food from vendors on site. Stop by the AARP table for information about caregiving and fraud. For a schedule of performances and …

— You and and a guest are invited to a free screening of NOSTALGIA When: Tuesday, May 22 – 6:00 p.m. Where: Edwards Boise Staduim21 & IMAX, 7701 W. Overland Rd, Boise, ID, 83709 Register for this free screening HERE A profoundly moving drama about our collective need to find meaning in the objects we hold dear, Nostalgia is a mosaic of interconnected stories built around the central theme of loss and memory, filled with characters as real and recognizable as …

— As part of the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance, AARP Idaho is working to arm consumers with the information and tools they need to guard against fraud and identity theft. This month, the coalition of nonprofit organizations and state agencies is sponsoring two free Scam Jams in the southeastern part of the state. The first is Monday, May 14, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Pocatello Clarion Inn, in Pocatello. The other is Tuesday, May 15, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Shilo …

— AARP Idaho is looking for people who want to make a difference in life, along with learning, having fun and meeting new friends. At an April 19 networking event, people can learn how to get involved with AARP Idaho’s 400 volunteers. Their work ranges from tax preparation assistance to teaching driver safety classes, facilitating movie nights, hosting fraud prevention workshops, staffing events and advocating for legislative issues. AARP provides training. New volunteer orientation begins at 1:15 p.m., the network meeting …

— 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, …