Farmers market

Bryan Christensen talks to Aysha Maddox of Maddox Family Farms in Malad about the differences between duck and chicken eggs at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market in Pocatello in 2019. The farmers market will open for the season on Saturday with a different look due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


• The Union Taproom, inside the Yellowstone Hotel at 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello, hosts DJ Trivia every Wednesday at 8 p.m.

• The Ammon Fire Department will host a 9/11 Fallen Heroes Ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday at McCowin Park on Midway Avenue in Ammon. All are welcome.


• Penny Wolf teaches oil painting classes every Thursday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St. Penny is an outstanding artist who excels in portraits, animals and western landscapes. Cost is $12.50 per class. Call 208-232-0970 for more information.

• The Union Taproom, inside the Yellowstone Hotel at 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello, hosts DJ Bingo on Thursdays at 8 p.m.


• The McCammon Farmer's Market will be at the City Park every Friday until October from 9 a.m. to noon.

• The Union Taproom, inside the Yellowstone Hotel at 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello, hosts game night every Friday beginning at 5 p.m. Bring your own game, use one of theirs, or bring a device to play on one of their big-screen TVs.

• The Comedy Project performs at 8 p.m. every Friday, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. at MP Dance Studios on 575 E. Second Ave. in Pocatello. Admission is $8 or $5 with a student ID. While live, unscripted comedy can be unpredictable, the performers attempt to maintain an approximately PG-13 rating. 

• Country artist Cale Moon will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at The Golden Nugget, 133 W. Burnside Ave. in Chubbuck. All ages are welcome, and admission is free.

Friday, Saturday & Monday

• Old Town Actors Studio will be putting on a production of “Living on Love” by Joe DiPietro, a farce with music, on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Visit or call 208-478-6886 for more information and reservations. OTAS is located at 427 N. Main St. in Pocatello, and tickets for the production are $15. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.


• The 2019 Simplot Run will be held Saturday in a loop around the AMI/Kirkham Trail from North Second Avenue in Pocatello. The 10K Walk begins at 7:30 a.m., and all other events begin at 8 a.m. Cost the day of the race is $30.

• The Out of the Darkness Portneuf Valley Walk will take place Saturday at Cotant Park in Chubbuck. Online registration at closes at noon Friday, but you can also register at the event. Registration is free and open to the public. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10:15 a.m.

• The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. in Pocatello.

• The Idaho Falls Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on Memorial Drive in Idaho Falls.

• The 2019 Eastern Idaho Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place Saturday at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls. Registration is at 10 a.m., a ceremony is at 11 a.m., and the walk begins at 11:30 a.m.

• Prominent Pocatellans from the Gate City’s past will be coming alive, figuratively speaking, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will host its second annual Stones to Stories Historical Tour at Mountain View Cemetery. During the tour, participants are taken to gravesites and actors playing the part of the person buried there will tell a bit about their life. The tour is limited to 90 spots, and tickets can be purchased from the city of Pocatello Planning and Development Services Department, 911 N. Seventh Ave., prior to the event and on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the tour. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 for a family of four and can be purchased with cash or check. Participants are asked to meet at Brady Chapel 10 minutes prior to their tour departure time. The tour is approximately an hour long and is for those ages 8 and up.

• ISU’s Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) is celebrating its 38th annual Pig-Out dinner and picnic on Saturday. Dinner includes barbecue pulled pork, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, a Dutch oven vegetarian dish and ice cold beverages. There will be kids' activities and live music by Better Than Nothing and Jake and Jareth from Sons of Bannock, and Lance Pekus, the "Cowboy Ninja" from American Ninja Warrior, will be attending. Food is served from 4 to 7:30 p.m., and music goes until 10 p.m. Cost for adults $10 in advance and $12 at the park. Kids 6 and up are $5 in advance and $7 at the park. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at Barrie’s Ski and Sports, Element Outfitters/ACE, and the CW HOG office.

Saturday & Sunday

• Pocatello Pump, the oldest rock climbing competition in America, will take place Sept. 14 and 15 on the Sunny Side of Ross Park on South Second Avenue. For more information and to register, visit


• The fifth annual Kind Week Kick-Off Celebration will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday. This free, family-friendly community street festival takes place in Old Town Pocatello from the Center Street Underpass to Main Street. Festivities include a Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, Kind Week Proclamation, live performances by our community's talented local youth, all your favorite local food trucks and the second annual KIND KIDS dance and glow party in the Center Street Underpass with DJ Adrian.


• The Union Taproom, inside the Yellowstone Hotel at 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello, hosts enjoy Karaoke Night every Tuesday at 8 p.m. Inside the same building, The Yellowstone Restaurant hosts wine tasting every Tuesday at 5 p.m.