End of Summer Bash, First Friday Art Walk, Brewfest 2 this week in Old Town
- On Wednesday, join us for The End of Summer Bash from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Old Town Pavilion. This will be the last Wednesday night concert of the Summer. The Kyd-J Band will be performing, and The Sand Trap will be here with delicious food. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Pocatello Chiefs and Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce.
- The September First Friday Art Walk will take place in locations throughout Old Town on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Plan to stroll through Old Town and enjoy art, music, food, fashion and fall décor. The event guide will be posted on our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com, on Thursday. First Friday Art Walk is free for the community to enjoy. Parking is free as well.
- Brewfest 2 will be rockin’ Old Town on Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. on Main Street. Enjoy unlimited pours of 40-plus beers with a wonderful selection of fall brews. Jim Dandy Brewing and Portneuf Valley Brewing will be here with some of their award-winning beers. The Yellowstone Restaurant will be grilling burgers, and Mighty Dawgs will have their gourmet hot dogs for your dining delight. On stage this year, Happy Havoc will be playing from 4 to 6 p.m., and The Famous Undercover Band will be live from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are now available online at www.gatecitybrewfest.com, and if you buy before midnight on Friday, you will save $5. Tickets will be available at the Old Town Pavilion beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday and will be $30. Be sure to bring your ID. You must be 21 to enjoy this event. If you love great beer, great food and great music, you don’t want to miss Brewfest 2 on Saturday!
- Mind Your Body, 234 S. Main St., would like to help you mind your body. They have daily yoga classes, private Pilates sessions, dancing, massage therapy and foot zoning. They want you to experience the benefits of renewed strength, energy and flexibility. Check out their schedule at www.mindyourbodypocatello.com/schedule and find something that fits your schedule. You can also contact Lori Head at 208-251-2047 for class information. To schedule a massage, contact Jessica Kowallis at 208-705-8175. To schedule a foot zoning appointment, contact Becki Parks at 208-220-2796.
- A four-week beginning digital photography class starts Thursday and continues Sept. 12, 19 and 26 at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. The instructor is Richard Albright. This course will help students become comfortable with their digital cameras. You need to pre-register and pay fees at the center. Call 208-232-0970 or 208-233-6748 for more information. Each class size will be limited to 10 students.
- Poky Kids, located inside Station Square at 200 S. Main St., is a resale store for quality clothing (sizes infant through kids medium 10/12), shoes, baby gear, books and educational toys. They also feature some new items of particular cuteness. Owner Andrea Binggeli started this store to serve as a central hub for the parents of Pocatello to use to recycle their kids’ gently used items without the major headache of trying to sell it themselves. “Building a more sustainable community was a major motivator for starting my store. Another reason is that I believe in the importance of positive face-to-face interaction and understand that need (especially for stay-at-home parents).” At Poky Kids, they celebrate the beauty and magic of childhood and encourage you to stop in. Be sure to follow Poky Kids on Facebook and on Instagram for ongoing information and featured products.
- PAC Wellness presents: Corporate 12-Week Health Challenge beginning Sept. 9. Healthy employees are engaged, productive, happy employees! Fewer sick days, lower health care costs, higher morale, lower turn-over rates, less stress — these are just a few of the work-related benefits of employing people with an active and fit lifestyle. Open to any employee or group member. Cost is $49 per person (non-PAC members can pay an additional $20 fee to have full gym access during the 12 weeks). Register and pay on their website www.mypacwellness.com. Weigh-ins and pictures will be taken on Saturday. Be sure to register today!
- Don’t miss the new membership prices. The Powerhouse, inside Station Square, has lowered their member pricing to just $20 a month. All current members will have their payment reduced for the next billing cycle. New members are invited to take advantage of this new pricing. Don’t wait until all of the classes are full. Join today at www.thepowerhouse.us or stop in and check out the beautiful cycling studio.
- At The Union Taproom, inside the historic Yellowstone Hotel, enjoy Karaoke Night every Tuesday beginning at 8 p.m., DJ Trivia every Wednesday beginning at 8 p.m., and DJ Bingo on Thursdays at 8 p.m. Brand new is 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.
- At The Yellowstone restaurant, enjoy wine tasting every Tuesday at 5 p.m. There are a variety of new menu items, too. Stop in for Happy Hour every Monday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. and enjoy half off cocktails, beer and wine.
- The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market invites you to come shop the market on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The produce is here, so if you haven’t visited the farmers market yet, be sure to stop by on Saturday at the Old Town Pavilion.
- The First National Bar, 234 W. Center St., will host an End of Summer Bash After Party with live music by Evan Norman on Wednesday beginning at 8 p.m. On Saturday, catch The Tim Daniels Band live on stage beginning at 10 p.m. No cover.
- Portneuf Valley Brewing kicks off September with another week of great food, drinks, and entertainment. The talented jazz band Funk:30 will be performing on Friday night, while the awesome rock-blues band Coldwater will be on stage on Saturday. Both shows are free and start at 8:30 p.m. Taco Tuesday brings delicious $2 street tacos and Wednesday steak night features a hearty flame broiled sirloin steak dinner for just $13. New American Blonde on tap, “Snooty Suzy,” offers very low bitterness with light and refreshing finish perfect for an introduction to handcrafted beer.
Stephanie Palagi is the executive director of Old Town Pocatello, Inc. The Old Town Pocatello office can be reached at 208-232-7545 or by visiting oldtownpocatello.com.