Eastern Idaho news in brief

Aviation grants period open

The Eastern Idaho 99’s is seeking five females for aviation scholarships, supplied by a grant given by the Blue Thunder Air Show.

To apply, submit a letter of application by email to storhok-sstorhok@gmail.com or mail to Sandi Bills, P.O. Box 3067, Pocatello, ID 83206. The application must include the following: contact information, any previous flight experience or explaining the applicant’s interest in learning to fly, why the candidate should receive the funds and how the individual plans to use the scholarship. Applications must be received by March 15. Winners will be selected April 15.

Kids’ artwork sought for local displays

In partnership with the Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation and Idaho Falls Power, the Public Art Committee is decorating several downtown traffic cabinets with images of artwork.

The ARTitorium will host a contest to select which artworks will be recreated in vinyl to cover the traffic cabinets. Selected artwork will be on display for several years. One winner will be selected from two age groups, 6 and under and 7-12. The deadline for submissions is April 30. All entries will be on display at the Gallery Walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 3 at the ARTitorium.

The artwork needs to be submitted on 11 x 17 plain paper, in color and should fill the page, any medium and image can be used, but no words can be included. To enter, put the name, age and phone number on the artwork and deliver to the ARTitorium before April 30; the artwork will be available for pickup May 4. There will be a short form for an adult to complete on submission.

Bingham County groups receive ICF grants

The Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund in ICF has awarded grants totaling nearly $453,000 to nonprofits in Idaho. An additional $150,000 more will be granted from the Langroise Fund through ICF’s three regional grant cycles in 2018. 

Area grants were awarded to Lillian Vallely School in Blackfoot for its programmatic and operational expenses, totaling $16,000. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes also received $10,000 to operate its recreation program. For information, visit idcomfdn.org.

Sex trafficking awareness event March 14

“Emancipation: Disrupting the Modern Slave Trade” will be held at 7 p.m. March 14 at Hillcrest Performing Arts Center, 2800 Owens St., in Ammon.

This event discusses the challenge of disrupting human sex trafficking in east Idaho and is facilitated by Neal Larson and Julie Mason, including speakers: Stephanie Silva, local human trafficking survivor; Jim Hopla, BYU-Idaho professor; Deirdre Caputo-Levine, ISU professor; Bryce Johnson, Idaho Falls police chief; Matt Smith, executive director of Operation Shield; and Tim Ballard, founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad. Podcasts are available at stitcher.com/podcast/kid-newsradio-4/disruptor-podcast.

There will also be a movie screening of “The Abolitionists Movie — A Mission to End Child Trafficking” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Paramount Theater, 2085 Niagara St.

Trauma care class March 31

An effective bleeding control class will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. March 31 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center’s Medical Office Building, 2860 Channing Way.

This class is for non-medical professionals to learn how to possibly save a life in honor of National Stop the Bleed Day. There is no cost, but registration is required. Email kristi.caldera@hcahealthcare.com.

Health and Fitness Fair set for Saturday

Apple Athletic Club hosts a free community Health and Fitness Fair from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at 2030 Jennie Lee Drive.

There will be vendors from various organizations. All attendees are also invited to use the gym facilities at no cost. Questions can be addressed to Liz Panter at 208-529-8600 or email liz@appleathleticclub.com.