ISJ calendar


• Today 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. today, 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. today 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

• 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 a public meeting about the issue from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the BLM Pocatello Field Office, 4350 Cliffs Drive.

• 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.


• 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. One morning, an announcement is published in the local newspaper that states the date, time, and location of a murder. Sure enough, the foretelling message comes true and the detective work of Agatha Christie’s beloved character, Miss Marple, ensues. Tickets are $3 for BYU-Idaho students and $6 for the general public. To purchase tickets, visit or call 208-496-3170.


• The ICCU Benton Street Branch will host a block party from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday 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. Friday in the Bengal Theater at ISU. Julianne Moore stars as a free-spirited woman in this romantic comedy-drama, who seeks out love in the dance clubs where she meets a new love interest that has her exploring her life from a totally new perspective. 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. Friday 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. Friday at The Union Taproom, 230 W. Bonneville St. in Pocatello.

• 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. Friday. 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.

Friday & Saturday

• Craters of the Moon National Monument near Arco will host a Nature Photography Seminar on Friday and Saturday. The seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday will focus on tips, techniques and practices to improve your nature photography. Field session is all day Saturday, which is Nature Photography Day. Donations will be accepted by the Natural History Association to support transportation assistance for local schools. Reservations are required and the class is limited to 25 people. Contact the park at 208-527-1335 or to make a reservation.