ISJ calendar


• 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. today at the Pocatello Community Creation Center, 144 Wilson Ave.

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

• A subcommittee of the Pocatello Arts Council will meet at 5 p.m. today 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. today 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. today 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. today. 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


• The Pocatello City Council will hold four meetings on Thursday at Pocatello City Hall: a work session at 9 a.m. and a budget session immediately following, both in Council Chambers, then a clarification meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Paradice Conference Room and the regular council meeting at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

• Ricky Spinner is teaching an art class for children ages 11 to 13 from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St. Students will have a three-dimensional experience while working with clay. Cost is $5. All supplies are furnished. Call 208-232-0970 for more information.

• The Therapeutic Dance class for those with movement disorders will be held on at 3 p.m. Thursday at Sullivan Trailer Park. 1935 S. Fifth Ave. in Pocatello. Come join us for a fun time and a way to exercise both your mind and your body. For more information, contact Spencer at 208-604-3393 or or visit

• Tom Catmull’s Last Resort and opener Whistle Pig will perform at this week’s ISU Summer Concert Series at 6 p.m. Thursday on the Hutchinson Quad in Pocatello. The concert is free, and there will be a barbecue that is free for ISU summer students with a valid Bengal ID Card and $4 for the public. For more information, visit or call 208-282-2973.

• 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.

• The Portneuf Gap bluegrass band will perform during Music in the Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at American Falls City Park. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs, soda, water, chips, salad, cotton candy and snow cones.

• 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.

• A Splash Dance will run from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Pocatello’s Ross Park Aquatic Complex. The popular events for youth ages 12- to 17-years-old will feature a D.J., music, and more. The concession stand will also be open for participants to buy snacks and beverages. Admission is $5 and includes the water slide. For more information about the Summer Splash Dances, visit or call 208-235-5412.