ISJ calendar


• Zoo Idaho and the Marshall Public Library are coming together to host Zoo Buddies, a reading literacy program developed specifically for children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Storytellers from the Marshall Public Library and the Portneuf District Library join us in this 30-45 minute program. Children and their caregivers will enjoy several animal stories and may also enjoy an Animal Ambassador presentation or animal craft. This week’s topic is skunks.

• The Pocatello Regional Airport Commission will meet at noon today at the Airport Conference Room.

• There will be a Site Plan Review meeting at 1:30 p.m. today in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.

• The Pocatello Parkinson’s Support Group will host a Move and Shout exercise class at 5 p.m. today at Monte Vista Hills Health Care Center, 1071 Renee in Pocatello.Anyone affected by Parkinson’s in invited to participate. For more information, contact Spencer at or visit

• There will be a Japanese Sister Cities Subcommittee meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.

• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Tuesdays at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at the Friendship Club, 745 S. First Ave. in Pocatello. For more information, call 208-232-2692.

Today & Wednesday

• The Idaho Book Fair is set to take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Portneuf Medical Center on the first floor lobby next to the coffee shop.


• Pocatello Fencing Club will host a beginner summer camps today, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon each day for children ages 12 to 16 at Connor Academy, 1295 Alpine Ave. in Chubbuck. Cost of the camp is $75. During camp children will learn fencing skill through exercise, skill building games, footwork, fencing drills, bouting and work one-on-one with coaches and experienced fencers. To register or get more information, email or call Ashelee at 208-221-6954.


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


• Think B.I.G., a local brainstorming group, will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Station Square, 200 S. Main St. in Pocatello, for its monthly Coffee and Concepts — a forum for like-minded folks to discuss Southeast Idaho, innovation or personal prosperity. Free drip coffee is always provided.

• 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 is an accomplished artist whose paintings are in many businesses and homes in the Pocatello area. She 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. Wednesday 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. Wednesday 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. Wednesday 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. Wednesday in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.

• Revive@5 will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday 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 for the evening will be Steelhead Red. Food for the evening will be by Senor Garcias. 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 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.

• Soulscape Yoga Studio, 201 Jefferson Ave. in Pocatello hosts a free, all levels yoga class every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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

Wednesday & 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. Wednesday at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center, 777 Bannock Trail in Fort Hall, and from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the BLM Pocatello Field Office, 4350 Cliffs Drive in Pocatello.


• 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 Wednesday 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.