How did you enjoy the Oscars? It was great to see Marty Scorsese finally get his Oscar. The Departed was the only one of the five Best Pic nominees I'd avoided seeing, due to the heavy violence quotient. (I skipped Braveheart for the same reason.) But having seen Pan's Labyrinth, The Last King of Scotland, and Clint Eastwood's Flags-Iwo Jima duo (albeit with my eyes closed for several stretches in each), I suppose I could sit through Marty's latest, too.
Here are some events on tap this week, including a few repeats from last week:
Monday, February 26 - The District 14 Democrats will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Rembrandt's in Eagle.
Monday, February 26 - The District 19 legislators (Sen. Mike Burkett and Reps. Nicole LeFavour and Anne Pasley-Stuart) will hold a public forum starting at 6:40 p.m. at the Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship, 12th and Sherman in Boise's North End.
Tuesday, February 27 - Speak out against the genocide in Darfur and Idaho's continued investments in the Sudan. A protest is set for 7:30 a.m. at the headquarters of PERSI (Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho), 607 N. 8th St., downtown Boise. Call PERSI at (208) 287-9237 and your state legislators at (208) 332-1000 on Monday and demand that PERSI divest from foreign corporations funding the genocide. For more info on how you can help, contact Idaho coordinator for divestment John Sullivan.
Tuesday, February 27 - The Ada County Democrats will hold a legislative luncheon focused on health and welfare issues at 11:45 a.m. at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel in Boise. Call 331-2128 to reserve your seat.
Tuesday, February 27 - Help plan the April 14 "Step it Up" day of action for climate change at a meeting set for 7 p.m. at Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6200 N. Garrett St., Garden City.
Thursday, March 1 - District 16 legislators will hold a forum at 7 p.m. at Koelsch Elementary School, 2015 N. Curtis Road., Boise.
Friday-Sunday, March 2-4 - The Idaho Democrats celebrate Frank Church Weekend with a Friday night party in Nampa; workshops and the Frank Church Banquet with Rep. Jay Inslee on Saturday; and the Idaho Democratic Women's Caucus breakfast on Sunday.
Did I miss anything? Please post it in the comments.This is your weekly open thread.