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Big Band to benefit Hospice program
A Big Band Celebration to benefit the Hospice program at Intermountain Homecare in Wasatch and Summit counties will take place Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. At the Town Hall in Midway. The event is free to the public. Featuring tunes from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s, the Music Makers will perform throughout the evening along with a special performance by the Utah State College Ballroom Dance team. There will also be live and silent auctions made possible by generous sponsors from Wastach and Summit counties. All proceeds from the event will directly support the quality and availability of vital end-of-life services at Intermountain Homecare in Wasatch and Summit counties. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please call (435) 657-4323.
ShmoozeDance screens Jewish films
Temple Har Shalom presents SchmoozeDance, Park City’s fim festival with a Jewish flair. SchmoozeDance begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19.
The annual film festival will feature excerpts from a sneak preview of "Unsettled," a documentary that will have its World Premier at Slamdance. Directed by Adam Hootnick, a former producer for MTV News and Documentaries department, "Unsettled" is a documentary about Israel’s largest military operation of a new generation the evacuation of its own citizens from settlements in the Gaza Strip in 2005. The film follows young soldiers, activists on both sides and settlers over the final weeks. Following the film, Hootnick will lead a discussion. Light food will be provided.
Center takes Sundance hiatus
During Sundance, the Kimball Art Center galleries will be closed. The galleries will re-open Feb. 3 with three photography exhibits featuring award-winning photojournalist David Burnett, Utah photographer Nathan Jones and an exhibit called "Lesleigh: Paris – A City of Light."
Volunteer time with Arts-Kids
Arts-Kids is seeking volunteers to help with program preparation and assistance. Adult volunteers are also needed for helping with after-school programs for the rest of this sememster and next semester which will begin Jan. 29 and continue for 10 weeks. Volunteers unable to commit to the program, but are interested in supporting Arts-Kids can contribute by helping spring and summer fundraisers. For further information and interview, please call Pat at (435) 615-7878.
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