ISJ calendar


• There will be a Site Plan Review meeting at 1:30 p.m. today in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.

• The Southeast Idaho Chapter of Project Linus is a non-religious, non-political group whose purpose is to do a simple act of kindness for children who are at risk or in crisis by giving them blankets they can call their own. Their next meeting will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 202 S. Seventh Ave. in Pocatello. Enter the building on the Lewis Street side. If you don’t sew or crochet, that’s not a problem, as there are many jobs that just need willing hands.

• The Pocatello Parkinson’s support group will host Poky4Parkys boxing at 2:30 p.m. today at the Pocatello Senior Activity Center, 437 N. Sixth Ave. The group will also host the weekly Move and Shout exercise class at 5 p.m. at Monte Vista Hills Healthcare Center, 1071 Renee Ave. in Pocatello. For more information, contact Spencer at 208-604-3393 or or visit

• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Tuesdays at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at the Friendship Club, 745 S. First Ave. in Pocatello. For more information, call 208-232-2692.

• The Snake River Travel Plaza and the city of Blackfoot will hold the third annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. today.

• There will be a Sip N Give fundraiser for the Zoo Idaho Zoological Society from 6 to 9 p.m. today at The Union Taproom, 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello. All ticket sales will be donated to ZIZS and we will have a giving back activity we’ll complete together and some Skimm swag too. We will also have a raffle for a chance to win some cool prizes. There will be free appetizers and awesome beer and wine.

• Join Roger Bray, Claudia Ortega and Chris Stevens for their first Community Conversation at the Pocatello Senior Activity Center, 427 N. Sixth Ave. in Pocatello, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. They will be available in an informal setting to listen to your concerns, take questions and find out what issues are of particular interest to you.


• There will be a Housing Alliance & Community Partnerships meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 711 N. Sixth Ave. in Pocatello.

• Southeast Idaho Retired Educators will be meeting for a luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at the Clarion Inn, 1399 Bench Road in Pocatello. All retired educators, retired employees of education, their spouses and friends of education are invited to attend. The cost of the lunch is $12. “Reflections,” a local musical group, will be performing. Also, the group will be holding their biggest fundraiser of the year. If you have questions, call Roger Wheeler at 208-237-5010 or Judy Liday at 208-317-6664.

• The Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Committee will meet at noon Wednesday in the Iwamizawa 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.

• There will be a free, monthly educational event regarding what Medicare means for you at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Marshall Public Library in Pocatello. They will be going over the A, B, C, and D’s of Medicare, as well as, your rights and options as a recipient. For more information, call Cristie Stone at 208-220-3715 or Shelbi Ferdinand at 208-318-8142.

• The East Idaho Business Journal and APG Signature Events are teaming up to present the inaugural East Idaho Women of Influence awards banquet on Wednesday at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center in Fort Hall. Reception begins at 5:45 p.m., and the awards banquet will be at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $69 and corporate tables of eight are $500. Visit to purchase tickets.

• 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.

• The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.

• Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms and performing poinsettias will light up the stage at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Lightwire Theater’s production of “A Very Electric Christmas.” Tickets for the show are $25, $20, $15 and are available at or 208-317-5508. All seats are reserved.


• The Palace Playhouse, 158 E. Chubbuck Road in Chubbuck, will put on a production of “It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Show” at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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