ISJ calendar

Today

• Today, the Portneuf Sangha, 424 W. Lewis St. in Pocatello, will continue studying the Brahmaviharas, also called the divine abodes, focusing on compassion. In a video talk Tara Brach discusses ways to expand compassion for ourselves. At 10 a.m., there is a 30-minute silent meditation period with guidance offered for those who would like it. Then the filmed teaching will be shown, and a brief discussion will follow. Light refreshments will be served. There will also be a special presentation from 2 to 4 p.m. called “Art of a Pilgrimage to The Gardens of One Thousand Buddhas.” For more information, contact Paula and Tony Seikel at 208-775-3183 or portneufsangha17@gmail.com or visit portneufsangha.org.

• The annual Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival will wrap up today in Fort Hall. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival on Facebook or shobanfestival.com.

• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Sundays at 7 p.m. at Western Realty, 1179 Parkway Drive, Suite B, in Blackfoot. For more information, call 208-232-2692.

Monday

• The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce will host Breakfast with the Governor at 8 a.m. Monday at the Red Lion Hotel in Pocatello.

• The regular monthly meeting for the Pocatello Parkinson’s support group will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Monte Vista Hills Healthcare Center 1071 Renee Ave. in Pocatello. This month’s speaker will be Susan Bringhurst, an exercise enthusiast, certified personal trainer and yoga instructor. She will be giving us ideas for improving our individual exercise programs. We will be announcing plans for future activities and giving an update on our efforts to get a boxing class started. For more information, call Spencer at 208-604-3393, visit seimovdis.seimovdis.org or email stuckisk@gmail.com.

• The African Sister Cities Subcommittee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.

• The Human Relations Advisory Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.

• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Mondays at noon at Mandarin House, 675 Yellowstone Ave. in Pocatello, and at 7 p.m. at Chubbuck United Methodist Church, 5147 Whitaker Road in Chubbuck.

• Black Rock Gold Prospectors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N. Johnson Ave. in Pocatello. The meeting will be downstairs. The back door will be open at 6 p.m. All interested are welcome to attend to get tips on panning, sluicing, dredging, demos, equipment and metal detecting.

Monday-Tuesday

• Reign softball is holding girls fast pitch tryouts in Pocatello. Tryouts for 10u and 12u will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the OK Ward Park. Tryouts for 14u and 16u will be from 6 to 8 p.m Tuesday at the OK Ward Park. For more information, call or text 208-530-8655 or 208-380-2002.

• The Leavitt Center Home of Empower Humanity will put on a production of “X-Spelled,” the untold story of the princess and the pea, at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at 1030 E. Sublette Ave. in Pocatello. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the center or by calling 855-653-2487.

Monday-Thursday

• Church of Christ, 3224 Hawthorne Road in Pocatello, will host a free Vacation Bible School on Aug. 12-15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day. Ages 5-12 are welcome to attend. Come and enjoy Bible stories, crafts, games and puppets. Adults are welcome to stay. On Wednesday, there will be a Bible class for the adults. Register on the church’s Facebook page or at the door.

Monday-Saturday

• The Oneida County Fair will be held Monday through Saturday at the Oneida County Fairgrounds in Malad.

• The Bear Lake County Fair will be held Monday through Saturday at the Bear Lake County Fairgrounds in Montpelier.

• The Franklin County Fair will be held Monday through Saturday at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Preston.

• The Jefferson County Fair will be held Monday through Saturday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Rigby.

• The Madison County Fair will be held Monday through Saturday at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Rexburg.

• Blackfoot Community Players will put on a production of “Annie Get Your Gun” at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center, 870 S Fisher Ave.