ISJ calendar


• Today is the last day to register for ISU Alumni Golf Scramble, which will take place Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at the American Falls Golf Course, 610 N. Oregon Trail. The tournament is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start. Register at

• The Idaho Book Fair is set to take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Portneuf Medical Center on the first floor lobby next to the coffee shop.

• 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.

• There will be a GIFF Cost Sharing Training meeting at 10 a.m. today in Council Chambers 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.

• The Golf Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m. today at the Community Recreation Center, 144 Wilson Ave. in Pocatello.

• The Idaho Department of Lands will hold a public meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. today at ISU’s Salmon River Suite in the Pond Student Union to discuss amendments to state law on surface mining and bonding for reclamation costs.

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

• 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 the ISU College of Business and CEED, hosting a beach party with Idaho’s Antique Row. The band is Steelhead Red. Food is from Senor Garcias. Admission 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 to 6:45 p.m., and family support meets at 7 p.m. Families dealing with mental illness issues are encouraged to attend either or both meetings.

• There will be Japanese Sister Cities Subcommittee Delegates meetings at 7 p.m. today in the Iwamizawa and Paradice conference rooms at Pocatello City Hall.

Today & Thursday

• The Bureau of Land Management Pocatello Field Office is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement to address the J.R. Simplot Company’s request to exchange 719 acres of public land adjacent to Simplot’s Don Plant for 667 acres of private land near the Chinese Peak-Blackrock Canyon area. The BLM has scheduled public meetings about the issue from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center in Fort Hall and from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the BLM Pocatello Field Office, 4350 Cliffs Drive.


• 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 through 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 through 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 Tickets are also available by calling 208-496-3170.


• Thursday is the last day to sign up for the 12th annual father son/daughter scramble, set for Saturday at Highland Golf Course with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. This event is a two-person scramble with 18 holes. There is a $30 entry fee per team. The entry fee includes lunch but does not include green fees and cart. Call Highland ProShop at 208-237-9922 to register.

• There will be a City Council work session at 9 a.m. Thursday, with a budget meeting immediately following, in Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.

• Zoo Idaho in Pocatello is hosting Zoo 4 Tots at 10 a.m. on Thursdays in June at the Education Building, 3101 Avenue of the Chiefs. This is for preschoolers (ages 2 to 5) and their parents, grandparents or caregivers and includes a short story, activity and animal encounter. Cost is $8 for one adult with a child and $2 for each additional person in the same family. Register at

• The Pocatello Parkinson’s Support Group will hold a dance class for those with movement disorders at 3 p.m. Thursday at Sullivans Trailer Park, 1935 S. Fifth Ave. in Pocatello, in the square dance hall. Anyone affected by Parkinson’s in invited to participate. For more information, contact Spencer at or visit

• Danika Portz with opener Henry Gonzalez will perform at this week’s ISU Summer Concert Series at 6 p.m. Thursday on the Hutchinson Quad. 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 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.