ISJ calendar

Today

• Today, the Portneuf Sangha, 424 W. Lewis St. in Pocatello, will continue studying the Brahmaviharas, also called the divine abodes, focusing on equanimity. In a video talk, Tara Brach offers ways we can make peace with ourselves and within the world. They offer chanting practice from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. for those who wish to participate in it. At 10 a.m., there is a 30-minute silent meditation period with guidance offered for those who would like it. Then the filmed teaching will be shown, and a brief discussion will follow. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Paula and Tony Seikel at 208-775-3183 or portneufsangha17@gmail.com or visit portneufsangha.org.

• The 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be held today in Salt Lake City. The general sessions will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The sessions will be streamed live at ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

• Today at 4 p.m., the Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will feature the topic, "American Exceptionalism and the U.S. Constitution." Rev. Jenny Peek in the pulpit, Braeden Udy providing music. All are welcome. Light refreshments and conversation follow the service. The meeting is at First Congregationalist Church, 309 N. Garfield Ave.

• "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" will be shown at 4:30 and 7 p.m. today in the newly remodeled Bengal Theater at the ISU Pond Student Union. Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff, and free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For more information and trailer, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com.

• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Sundays at 7 p.m. at Western Realty, 1179 Parkway Drive, Suite B, in Blackfoot. For more information, call 208-232-2692.

Monday

• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Mondays at noon at Mandarin House, 675 Yellowstone Ave. in Pocatello, and at 7 p.m. at Chubbuck United Methodist Church, 5147 Whitaker Road in Chubbuck.

• The African Sister Cities Subcommittee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall. 

• Pocatello Branch NAACP general membership meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the Senior Activity Center, 427 N. Sixth Ave. in Pocatello. All are welcome.

• The Pocatello Arts Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.

• The Sawabi Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant society is commencing its fall program schedule with a presentation titled "A Summer Up High: the alpine plants of Idaho's central mountains” at 7 p.m. Monday in the ISU Pond Student Union North Fork Room. Amateur botanist Paul Allen will be your speaker. Dr. Karl Holte will enlighten us with a discussion of his plant family of the month.

• The Palace Playhouse, 158 E. Chubbuck Road, will present “The Addams Family” musical at 7 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased at palaceplayhouse.com.

• Old Town Actors Studio will present its production of “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook” at 7:30 p.m. Monday. OTAS is located at 427 N. Main St., Suite G, in Pocatello. Tickets for the production are $12. For reservations, visit oldtownactorsstudio.net. For more information, call 208-478-6886.