As of Tuesday, August 14, 2018
CLEARWATER VALLEY Do you want to see the new science fiction/fantasy movie Black Panther? You’re in luck. It will be shown at Riverfront Park in Kamiah on Thursday, Aug. 16, as part of the Free Movie Night under the stars series sponsored by the Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC), with support from the city of Kamiah, 3 D Video, Inland Cellular, and the chamber of commerce. Not only is the movie free, but if you want dinner beforehand, they are offering a free barbecue beginning at 6 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Children younger than nine should be with an adult or older sibling. Any questions about this or other UYLC events you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, stop by their office at 413 Main Street, Kamiah, call 208 743-0392 or follow them on Facebook. The movie is estimated to begin at dusk, around 8:40 p.m.
Last Wednesday I attended the UYLC “lunch and learn” session with the movie “Dying in Vein” about the opiate drug abuse. The film chronicled the lives of three young people with heroine addictions and their struggles to get clean. Kelly Lineberry of UYLC and Dr. Peg Gehring of St. Mary’s Hospital led a discussion afterwards about what is being done locally and what can be done in the future to help people avoid addiction and get clean if they are already addicted. The lack of local or even regional treatment facilities makes it very challenging to get people help when they need it. It was great to see so many people from the local medical community participating in the discussion, more than 30 people attending. Watch for future UYLC “lunch and learn” sessions on a variety of topics. Oh, and UYLC provided the lunch, excellent salads and sandwiches from the Hearthstone. Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? Free lunch, free learning, important topic, good discussion.
Dr. Gehring described that yoga and stretching could be an effective part of managing pain.
Since my knee has been giving me a little trouble this summer, on Saturday I headed to a “yoga flow” session on the sand bar at Johnson Bar campground along the Selway River. The session, led by Christina Stalnaker, is part of the yoga in nature series this summer. It was great to practice yoga listening to the sounds of the river, and hawks circling overhead. A fun group of all ages participated with several who had never tried yoga. If you are curious about future sessions, look for Yogini Christina on Facebook. Shanti!
The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) of the UYLC is also planning 12 different youth focused activities in a “youth zone” at the upcoming Kamiah Barbecue Days. Great to see more activities geared for youth to liven things up. The YAB has done a great job this summer planning fun activities for local youth, including whitewater rafting on the Lochsa River, a trip to the water park in Clarkston and a recent trip to Silverwood.
Has the weather been hot enough for you? I know that weather and climate are different, but hard to believe that some people still believe that climate change is a hoax after record-breaking temperatures in many recent summers. Be cool!