ISJ calendar


• The Wild Dog Coffee Wagon will hold its grand opening from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Arctic Circle, 2167 E. Center St. in Pocatello.

• Zoo Idaho and the Marshall Public Library are coming together to host Zoo Buddies, a reading literacy program developed for children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Storytellers join us in this 30 to 45 minute program. Children and their caregivers will enjoy several animal stories and may also enjoy an Animal Ambassador presentation or animal craft. This week’s topic is ducks.

• The Pocatello City Council will hold an executive session at 1 p.m. today in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.

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

• A Move and Shout exercise class for those with Parkinson’s will be held at 5 p.m. today at Monte Vista Healthcare Center, 1071 Renee Ave. in Pocatello. For more information, contact Spencer at 208-604-3393 or or visit

• The Japanese Sister Cities Subcommittee will meet at 5:15 p.m. today in Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.

• The Ross Park Aquatic Complex will officially mark the opening of its new concession building with a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. today. In honor of the grand opening, there will be half-price admission from 5 to 7 p.m.

• 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 Chubbuck Land Use & Development Commission will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. today at Chubbuck City Council Chambers, 5160 Yellowstone Ave.

• Zoo Idaho will host Science Trivia Night at 7:30 p.m. today at Jim Dandy Brewing, 305 E. Lander St. in Pocatello. There are 15 science trivia questions and an engineering challenge, and prizes for the winners. Challenges are based on middle school level science, and all materials needed for the challenge will be provided.


• Think B.I.G., a local brainstorming group, will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Station Square, 200 S. Main St. in Pocatello, for its July Coffee and Concepts forum. This meeting will take steps to start to diversify the Portneuf Valley’s economic portfolio.

• 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.

• 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 Golf Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pocatello Community Creation Center, 144 Wilson Ave.

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

• A subcommittee of the Pocatello Arts Council will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the College Market, 604 S. Eighth Ave., to plan an awards/fundraising event.

• Revive@5 will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Town Pocatello Pavilion, 420, N. Main St. in Pocatello. This week’s sponsor is Mountain America Credit Union. The band for the evening will be Country Drive. Food for the evening will be by Nel’s Bi-Lo Market. 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.

• The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a clarification meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall, followed by the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

• Doulas of Eastern Idaho is hosting an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Evolution Chiropractic, 1410 E. 17th St. in Idaho Falls. Everyone interested in doula services will rotate between the doulas every five minutes, in a speed-date type setting. Come meet local doulas ready to answer your questions and assist with your birth needs.


• The International Choral Festival will take place Wednesday through Saturday at ISU in Pocatello. THe event starts with an opening ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday. There will be free lunchtime concerts at 11:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday on the Quad, and concerts at the Stephens Performing Arts Center, Goranson Hall and First Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The evening concerts are $8 for individuals and $14 for families. An all-concert pass is $14 for individuals and $30 for families. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit