ISJ calendar

Today

• Oil painting classes are held every Wednesday at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., from 9 a.m. to noon. Instructor Karen Wardle welcomes beginners and students with experience who want to improve their skills. Classes are at $12.50. Call 208-232-0970 for more information.

• The Pocatello Development Authority will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. today in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.

• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Wednesdays at noon at Mental Health Specialists, 210 W. Burnside Ave., Suite A, in Chubbuck. For more information, call 208-232-2692.

• The Portneuf River Vision Implementation Committee will meet at 3 p.m. today in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.

• Revive@5 will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Old Town Pocatello Pavilion, 420, N. Main St. in Pocatello. This week’s sponsor is Kruse Insurance. Music will be provided by Cold Water. Food will be provided by Thai Zap. Admission for the evening is free. The Wednesday Farmers Market will be open, too.

• The Idaho Network 4 Mental Wellness family support group meets every Wednesday at Life Inc., 640 Pershing Ave. in Pocatello. Classes on mental health meet at 5:45, and family support meets at 7 p.m. Families dealing with mental illness issues are encouraged to attend either or both meetings.

Today & Thursday

• Church of Christ, 3224 Hawthorne Road in Pocatello, will host a free Vacation Bible School today and Thursday 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. Today, there will be a Bible class for the adults. Register on the church’s Facebook page or at the door.

Today-Saturday

• The Oneida County Fair will take place today through Saturday at the Oneida County Fairgrounds in Malad.

• The Bear Lake County Fair will take place today through Saturday at the Bear Lake County Fairgrounds in Montpelier.

• The Franklin County Fair will take place today through Saturday at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Preston.

• The Jefferson County Fair will take place today through Saturday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Rigby.

• The Madison County Fair will take place today 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. today through Saturday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center, 870 S Fisher Ave.

Thursday

• There will be a swearing-in ceremony for new Pocatello police officers at 9 a.m. Thursday in Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.

• The Pocatello fire and police departments will host “Cool Rain in the Park” at noon Thursday at Alameda Park. During the events, firefighters station an engine in the park and turn the hoses on, giving park-goers a chance to cool off in the simulated rain. Firefighters and officers will also be on hand to talk to children about bullying, smoke alarms and home escape planning. For more information, visit facebook.com/PocatelloFireDepartment or contact Kim Stouse at 208-234-7083.

• The Senior Building Ad-Hoc Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at 2500 S. Fifth Ave.

• There will be a Pocatello City Council liaison/work session clarification meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.

• There will be a Pocatello City Council clarification meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall, followed by the regular council meeting at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

• The Pocatello Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Perkins Restaurant, 1600 Pocatello Creek Road. Everyone interested in gardening, at all levels, is invited to attend and will be very welcome. For more information, visit the Pocatello Garden Club Facebook page.

• High Desert Physical Therapy will be holding an open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday for the public to see the renovations at the business’s new location, previously St. Paul’s Catholic Church, at 820 W. Chubbuck Road.

• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Hope and Recovery Resource Center, 210 E. Center St., Suite D, in Pocatello. For more information, call 208-232-2692.

• The Idaho Network 4 Mental Wellness peer support group meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Life Inc., 640 Pershing Ave. Individuals dealing with mental health issues are encouraged to come.

• Bannock County Democrats will host Pizza and Politics with Julie Hancock at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge, 410 S. Main St. in Pocatello. Citizens within Bannock County are currently circulating petitions to recall the elected and appointed officials holding the assessor and county commissioner positions. Join Bannock County Elections Administrator Julie Hancock as she discusses what is involved in a recall, how they work, and what we as citizens should know about the process.

• The Pocatello Showcase Chorus is rebuilding its chorus is looking for new members. Women of all ages are invited to join in this exciting art form using your voices to create a capella harmony and fun performances. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Cornelison Building, 1422 N. Harrison Ave. For more information, call 208-237-5547.

• An informative session about weather spotting, which includes the proper training needed to become an official NWS spotter, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at Downey Fire Station, 233 Highway 91. Training includes definitions and climatology of severe weather, cloud and storm recognition, storm hazards and safety tips, weather reporting procedures, and a review of past severe weather events. The training is free, and everyone in the community is invited.

Thursday-Saturday

• 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. Thursday and Friday and at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday at 1030 E. Sublette Ave. in Pocatello. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the center or by calling 855-653-2487.