Reel Movie Mondays – My Dog Skip

Monday, February 5th
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre 508 S Main St Moscow ID, 83843

DAC NW’s efforts to raise both funds for an accessible stage lift for our local Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre and to raise awareness about accessibility in the community comes together in a perfect family event. They will be hosting a free screening of the family film “My Dog Skip”. This film is about a shy boy who is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of the boy, Willie, as he grows into manhood. This heart warming film is based on the best-selling Mississippi memoir by the late Willie Morris.

They will also be screening for the first time the short film they produced called Service Animal Accommodation in Emergency Settings. This informative film offers information on how service animals can help veterans with PTSD and the importance of having the dogs assist them on the job as EMT’s. Many of the disabilities these veterans have are invisible and it helps to understand how they are helped by their service animal.

Information will be available on service animal fraud and the damage it can cause. A dog friendly “Meet & Greet” with service animals in training, like Autism Anchoring Dogs, will precede the film. You can learn about groups right in our area that start the training process for various types of service animals. You can even learn how to be a volunteer trainer too! All proceeds go to purchase an accessible stage lift.