ISJ calendar


• ICCU Blackfoot Block Party 2019 will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Idaho Central Credit Union Blackfoot Branch, 498 N. Meridian. 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.

• The East Idaho Home and Garden Show will be held from noon to 8 p.m. today at The Waterfront at Snake River Landing, 1220 Event Center Drive in Idaho Falls. Admission is $3.

• “Fighting with My Family” is showing at 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. today in the Bengal Theater at ISU. A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment, and his daughter Paige proves that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star. Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff and free for ISU students with Bengal ID.

• The June First Friday Art Walk will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Old Town Pocatello. Admission is free.

• Boot Juice will be performing at 7 p.m. today on the patio at Jim Dandy Brewing, 305 E. Lander St. in Pocatello. The show is free.

• The Gate City Grays home opener against the Hornets starts at 7:30 p.m. today at Halliwell Park, 978 W. Alameda Road in Pocatello. Tickets are $5 and kids ages 8 and under are free with an adult. Tickets are available at The Orange & Black Store, 103 S. Main St., or at the gate beginning one hour prior to game time. Season passes also available for $50.

Today & Saturday

• The Episcopal Church Women will host their annual rummage sale at Trinity Episcopal Church, 355 W. Lander St. in Pocatello, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and from 8 a.m to noon Saturday. Call 208-233-2640 for more information.

• All Pocatello Regional Medical Center alumni, co-workers, friends and physician are invited to the Pocatello Regional Medical Center 2019 Reunion. At 6 p.m. today, there will be a no-host dinner at Mama Inez, 390 Yellowstone Ave. in Pocatello, and at 1 p.m. Saturday, there will be a potluck at Bicentennial Park, 300 Abraham St. in Chubbuck. Come with memories, photos and some yummy food to share for the potluck.

• Alex Boyé will perform two concerts in East Idaho. The first is at the Thunder Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, 4941 First St. in Idaho Falls, at 7 p.m. today. Tickets range from $12 to $22 and can be purchased at The second concert is a Brigham Young University-Idaho’s Hart Auditorium in Rexburg at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 for BYU-Idaho students and $20 for general public and can be purchased at

• Brigham Young University-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. For a complete list of showtimes and to purchase tickets online, visit Tickets are also available by calling 208-496-3170.


• All anglers can celebrate the day by fishing Idaho’s waters without a license during Free Fishing Day on Saturday. The Fish and Game sets up several free events at local fishing waters to help first-timers discover the fun of fishing. In Pocatello, there will be events at the Portneuf Wellness Complex and

• The 2019 Joy in the Journey Jog will be held Saturday. The race starts at Inter-Mountain Medical Clinic by Highland High School and the Bannock County Fairgrounds in Pocatello. The 10K walk begins at 7:30 a.m.; the 5K and 2.5K walks begin at 8 a.m. Cost the day of the race is $30.

• The 13th Annual Meals on Wheels Charity Golf Tournament, called Driving for Dough and hosted by Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency, will be held starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Golf Course, 3500 Bannock Highway in Pocatello. This golf tournament is a four-person scramble, blind draw format.

• The Blackfoot Makers Market will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Paisley Cakes, 1800 E. Airport Road in Blackfoot.

• The Shannon Wilker Foundation will hold the second annual Crusade Against Cancer, a family fun run to raise funds to support the foundation’s cause, on Saturday at the Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls. Participants are encouraged to dress in superhero theme to participate in the 1-mile, 5K or 10K fun run. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at 901 Pier View in the Snake River Landing. Participants may register at For more information, contact the Shannon Wilker Foundation at 208-351-3361 or

• The Sawabi Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society invites you to a walking plant adventure Saturday near Malad Summit. The bloom of native plants should be exceptional, and the birding is good, too. They will carpool from the bison statue in front of the Idaho Museum of Natural History on ISU’s campus at 9 a.m. with an expected return by mid-afternoon. A capable vehicle is recommended. Trails all require some climbing, and there will likely be mosquitos. Bring a camera and a snack. For more information, call Paul Allen at 208-241-5265.

• The Idaho Museum of Natural History will host Family Fun Day: World Oceans Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the museum on ISU’s campus in Pocatello. They will have hands-on activities for all ages to learn about the importance of our oceans. How easy is it to clean up an oil spill activity? Do you know your carbon footprint? Let us help you calculate it. And we will bring out our teaching shell collection and discuss the types of animals that inhabit these shells. This is a free, family-friendly event in our Discovery Room.

• The Oldies Rod & Custom Car Show will take place on Main Street in Old Town Pocatello from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds from the event benefit the Senior Activity Center. A pancake breakfast will run from 8 to 11 a.m. The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open at 9 a.m. The trophy presentation will begin at 2 p.m. followed by a raffle drawing for a 2002 Cadillac Deville, four-door.

• There will be a prayer walk for missing and murdered indigenous people starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Indian Health Service clinic on Mission Road in Fort Hall and continuing to the old casino parking lot, where there will be speakers. Bring your own chair.

• Craters of the Moon National Monument near Arco will host a guided 2-mile wildflower walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday that will cover a variety of habitats and introduce participants to a number of plant species. Pack a lunch, bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Reservations are required and walks will be limited to 25 people. Contact the park at 208-527-1335 or to make a reservation.

• Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck will host a Community Farmers Market from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

• The annual Idaho State Journal Family Fun Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdayat the Portneuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello. There will be free activities for everyone in the family. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. There will Running to Keep Families Together 5K and 2K fun run in conjunction with Family Fun Day. The 5K will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 2K will begin at 10 a.m. Packet pick-up will be from 8 to 9 a.m.

• Holy Spirit Catholic Community, 524 N. Seventh Ave. in Pocatello, will host the 21st annual International Food Fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. There will be food from around the world along with entertainment, 50/50 raffle and the raffling of a diesel John Deere Lawn Tractor.

• The Portneuf Valley Quilters’ Guild will hold its annual picnic at noon Saturday at Centennial Park in Pocatello. For more information. contact Marian at 208-254-3978.

• The Bannock Humane Society will host a “Spring Fling for the Animals” starting at noon Saturday at 350 Barton Road in Pocatello. This event is a fundraiser to help our local animals in need and also an adoption event. A local vet with have table set up with fun facts, and learning opportunities, as well as balloon animals, bounce house, cake walk, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides and a pooch smooch.

• The Pocatello Branch of the NAACP will host an evening of dining, music and dancing on June 8 at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center in Fort Hall. A dinner and program will begin at 6 p.m. in the Convention Center. Guest speakers for the event will include Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England and ISU President Kevin Satterlee. Special recognition will be made to retiring Pocatello Police Chief Scott Marchand. In addition, there will be a shortened presentation of the film “Angels Within.” The evening will be capped off with music and dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $50 per person. Tickets for the music and dancing are $25 per person. Reservations can be made by calling or texting 208-241-0915 or emailing