April 4 Newsletter

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More events!

Despite the sprinkling of snow here and there, Spring has Sprung! You guys are keeping us busy, so we are going to return the favor and keep you busy!  This newsletter will read more like a calendar of events again and I will try to list them in order below.  We REALLY hope to see you all out and about!

In love and gratitude,

Mary Poole

April 5th: “Supper Club” at lunch time!

Haven’t been able to get a seat at the table yet?  Well Thursday’s table seats ALL for only $11!  Thanks to the UM Food Zoo and guest chef Ammar Omar, an amazing Arab lunch will be available from 11-1:30 on April 5th at the Food Zoo on the UM Campus.  More information here. Another DON’T MISS meal!

April 8th: The International Fair at UM

Soft Landing Missoula will have a table at the UM International Fair on Sunday April 8th from 11-4 at the University Center on the UM Campus.  Come say “Hi!” and purchase some yummy goodies- including Wasan’s can’t be beat baklava that you may have had at the Farmers’ Market, Cafe Dolce, or our last Supper Club where she was the guest chef!  Lots of other fun events and international food carts if you are into that sort of thing- we know you are 😉

April 8th:  New Neighbors Film Screening

Yay! Back by popular demand!  For the 50+ of you that couldn’t get into the screening of these incredible refugee directed short films, and everyone that could watch and learn over and over, join us at the Roxy the evening of April 8th at 6:30p. There will be at least one film that will be screening publicly for the very first time. More info on the event here.

April 9th:  Opening Banquet for “Celebrate Islam Week”.

SALAM (Standing ALongside America’s Muslims) is putting on their second annual “Celebrate Islam Week” and we are honored to help host this opening event.  Last year’s dinner was heaped with incredible traditional Arab Cuisine cooked by members of Missoula’s international community and definitely SOLD OUT.  Be sure to get your tickets in advance and find out more about the whole week of events here!  The opening banquet is April 9th at the First Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 5p, dinner served at 5:30.

April 17th: Out of Syria- History, Conflict, and Building a New Life

The 5th in our Soft Landing Missoula Present’s Lecture Series, we explore the beauty and heartache of Syria.  This talk will take place at the UC Theater April 17th at 6p.  Free and open to the public.  This evening will be heavily guided from the lives and experiences of Syrian refugee families here in Missoula. More info available here.



May 3rd and 4th: Missoula Gives

Please support our effort to raise $3,000 during this wonderful community building event to support Soft Landing Missoula’s programs, social engagement activities, and culinary entrepreneurship opportunities for refugee families in Missoula.
We will also be at Gecko Designs from 5-8p for the First Friday Art Walk on the 4th as part of Missoula Gives, so stop in and say “hello!”. Learn more about how you can support us here or check out our FB event.