ISJ calendar


• The ICCU Benton Street Branch will host a block party from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at 544 E. Benton St. in Pocatello. Bring your family and friends for free food and fun.

• 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

• “Gloria Bell” plays at 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. today in the Bengal Theater at ISU. Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff and free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For the trailer and more information, go to

• The Lost Fingers will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at Brigham Young University-Idaho’s Hart Auditorium in Rexburg. Tickets are $6 for BYU-Idaho students and $12 for general public. To purchase tickets, visit or call 208-496-3170.

• The Aaron Ball Band will be performing live beginning at 7:30 p.m. today at The Union Taproom, 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello.

• The free documentary video “The Conscientious Objector” shares many insights of Desmond’s life, his devotion to God and his comrades. It will be shown at 7 p.m. today at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 253 Valleyview Drive in Pocatello. The first 25 attendees will receive the free booklet, “The Faith of Desmond Doss.”

• 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.

• Craters of the Moon National Monument near Arco will host a Full Moon Hike at 9:30 p.m. today. Bring a flashlight, hiking shoes, water, and your curiosity about our lunar connections. Reservations are required and walks will be limited to 25 people. Contact the park at 208-527-1335 or to make a reservation.

Today & Saturday

• The Idaho High School Rodeo Finals continue at the Bannock County fairgrounds in Pocatello through Saturday, with events running throughout each day. Admission is $6 per person per day. For a full schedule of events, visit

• ISU and the College of Arts and Letters will present the summer musical “Bye Bye Birdie” in the Stephens Performing Arts Center Beverly Bistline Theatre today and Saturday. The performances on Wednesday and Saturday start at 2 p.m.; the Thursday and Friday performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at or by calling the ISU Box Office at 208-282-3595.

• BYU-Idaho students will perform “A Murder is Announced,” a play adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel, today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Snow Black Box Theater in Rexburg. Tickets are $3 for BYU-Idaho students and $6 for the general public. To purchase tickets, visit or call 208-496-3170.


• The East Idaho Spring Classic Dog Show runs today through Sunday at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds. There will be upward of 1,600 dogs in many types of competitions. These competitions include conformation, junior showmanship, obedience, rally and the ever-popular agility. For more information and to see the schedule, visit


• Spinderella, Idaho’s premier ladies-only bicycle ride, will take place Saturday, with all the rides starting and ending in Ross Park in Pocatello. The 100-mile ride starts at 6 a.m.; the 70-mile ride starts at 7 a.m.; the 50-mile ride starts at 7:30 a.m.; the 22-mile ride starts at 9 a.m.; and the 10-mile ride starts at 9:30 a.m. More information can be found at

• Fall River Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting for owner-members featuring the theme “People, Power, Purpose” is set for Saturday in Ashton. The annual meeting is a free event to all customers that receive power from Fall River Electric. A free breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns and a beverage will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. inside North Fremont High School in Ashton. It will feature kids’ activities including bucket truck rides, bounce houses, face painting and rides in the Fall River Propane train. Owner-members of the co-op will be finalizing the election of three board of director members during the annual business meeting that starts at 10 a.m.

• Idaho Native Plant Society President Steve Love will be hosting the 12th annual Native Plant Field Day at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center, 1693 S. 2700 W. in Aberdeen. The event kicks off at 10 a.m., so a carpool will leave the Idaho Museum of Natural History bison sculpture on ISU’s campus at 9 a.m., or you may meet the other plant enthusiasts in Aberdeen.

• The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. in Pocatello.

• Fort Hall Casino Car Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel Parking Lot. All cars are welcome. Admission is free.

• A reunion picnic for former Kraft Pocatello employees will be held beginning at noon Saturday at OK Ward Park in Pocatello. It will be a potluck. For more information, call Susan at 208-232-2480 or visit the Facebook page: Kraft Pocatello.

• The Pocatello Raceway, near the Pocatello Regional Airport, will be open Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m., and racing starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 7 to 12, and free for younger children, military members and veterans.

• Zoo Idaho in Pocatello will host the annual Roar & Pour Wine Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. It is an adults-only (21+) event. So grab a babysitter and head over to the zoo for wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Tickets include souvenir wine glass, wine tasting, food and entrance into Zoo Idaho.

• Preston Elks Demolition Derby will be held starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 188 W. Second N. in Preston.

• The Brewery Comedy Tour is coming to Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. First Ave. in Pocatello, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. This nationwide tour has already hit 900 breweries across the U.S. This stop is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at

• Craters of the Moon National Monument near Arco will host a presentation on “Capturing Intimate Landscapes with your Cellphone” from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lava Flow Campground amphitheater in the park. Join artist-in-residence, David Hunter, as he provides tips on using your cellphone camera and shares stories about his photographic adventures in the national parks.