ISJ calendar

Today

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

• The Pocatello fire and police departments will host “Cool Rain in the Park” at noon today 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. 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. today at 2500 S. Fifth Ave.

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

• There will be a Pocatello City Council clarification meeting at 5:30 p.m. today 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. today 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. today 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. today 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. today 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.

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.

• 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. today 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.

• 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.

Friday

• The ribbon cutting for the new J R Simplot Elementary, “A Neighborhood STEM School,” will be at 11 a.m. Friday at 820 Tyhee St. in American Falls. Gov. Brad Little and J R Simplot’s son, Scott Simplot, will be the featured speakers.

• Maag Prescription & Medical Supply, 333 W. Center St. Pocatello, will host at Customer Appreciation BBQ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Everyone is welcome to come down and enjoy some free hot dogs and drinks.

• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Fridays at noon at Family Services Alliance, 355 S. Arthur Ave. in Pocatello. For more information, call 208-232-2692.

• There will be a free car seat check from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Ammon Field Office, 3750 E. Lincoln Road. To schedule an appointment, call 208-308-8075 or email carma@lemhicountidaho.org.

• The Chubbuck United Methodist Church, 5147 Whitaker Road, will be holding its annual garden party at 6 p.m. Friday. This year’s luau theme will feature Hawaiian haystacks, drawings for baskets and a treasure chest for the kids. Special musical entertainment will be presented by Roy McKee. The public is invited to attend this free evening of food, music and fellowship. For more information, call Jamie at 208-904-0398 or Karen at 208-237-1474.

• An informative session about weather spotting, which includes the proper training needed to become an official NWS spotter, will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Driggs City Hall’s Council Chambers at 60 S. Main St. 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.

• Soulscape Yoga Studio, 201 Jefferson Ave. in Pocatello, will host Glow Flow Yoga on Friday. Black lights, neon and yoga. Explore movement in this fun environment. The paint station will open at 7 p.m. Yoga begins at 7:30 p.m. Bring old clothes or clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. You can bring an old towel or yoga mat. Cost is $15 per person or $25 for two people. Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/2Kt9Adk.

• Zions Bank presents Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre in Pocatello. Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased at smithstix.com. Gates open at 6 p.m.

• 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.

• The city of Chubbuck presents Movies in the Park on Friday at Stuart Park in Chubbuck at dusk. This week’s movie will be “How to Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World.” Admission is free. Don’t forget your chairs and blankets.

Friday & Saturday

• The Pocatello High School Class of 1969 is having its 50-year reunion on Friday and Saturday at the Pocatello Comfort Inn. There will be a Friday night barbecue, a Paint The Rock Brunch and school tour Saturday, and a Banquet on Saturday night. Special rates are available from the Comfort Inn for those staying there. For more information and registration, please see us on Facebook at Pocatello High School Class of 1969 or email us at Pocatello69@hotmail.com or call 208-233-8293.

Friday-Sunday

• The 16th annual Bannock County Bluegrass Festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Bannock County fairgrounds in Pocatello. Tickets are $15 for Friday and Sunday, $20 for Saturday and $40 for a weekend pass. Camping is $25 per night. For more information, including a full schedule of events, and to purchase tickets, visit bannockcountybluegrass.com.