• Governor Brad Little’s “Our Kids, Idaho’s Future” Task Force will gather in Pocatello today in the Pond Student Union Building on the Idaho State University campus. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to conclude at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Wood River Room on the Student Union’s main floor.
ISU’s Museum of Natural History will host the Crabtree Archaeology Conference today. This conference will host several original field school speakers highlighting work in their careers. Topics will include experimental archaeology, Paleoindian studies and more. Visitors and speakers are also invited to attend a field trip to visit American Falls Reservoir from 3 to 6 p.m. The cost of attendance is $75 per person and $20 per student. The field trip to American Falls Reservoir is an additional $25 per person. Seating will be limited. For more information or to register, visit isu.edu/imnh.
• 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.
• From 6 to 8 p.m. today, the Pocatello Arts Council will hold its first Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Idaho Foodbank at Westside Players, 1009 S. Second Ave. in Pocatello. At the event, attendees can enjoy a meal from a bowl of their choice. At the fundraiser, the Pocatello Arts Council will honor Jason Bartosic as the Outstanding Performance Artist and Naomi Velazquez as the Outstanding Visual Artist for 2019. The night will also feature entertainment and raffles. Admission is $15 per person. A cash bar will also be available.
• 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.
• Country artist Cale Moon will perform at 9 p.m. today at The Golden Nugget, 133 W. Burnside Ave. in Chubbuck. All ages are welcome, and admission is free.
Today & Saturday
• Old Town Actors Studio will be putting on a production of “Living on Love” by Joe DiPietro, a farce with music, today and Saturday. Visit www.oldtownactorsstudio.net or call 208-478-6886 for more information and reservations. OTAS is located at 427 N. Main St. in Pocatello, and tickets for the production are $15. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m
• The 2019 Simplot Run will be held Saturday in a loop around the AMI/Kirkham Trail from North Second Avenue in Pocatello. The 10K Walk begins at 7:30 a.m., and all other events begin at 8 a.m. Cost the day of the race is $30.
• The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. in Pocatello.
• The Out of the Darkness Portneuf Valley Walk will take place Saturday at Cotant Park in Chubbuck. Online registration at bit.ly/2lWAwZf closes at noon Friday, but you can also register at the event. Registration is free and open to the public. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10:15 a.m.
• The 2019 Eastern Idaho Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Saturday at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls. Registration is at 10 a.m., a ceremony is at 11 a.m., and the walk begins at 11:30 a.m.
• Prominent Pocatellans from the Gate City’s past will be coming alive, figuratively speaking, on Saturday. From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., the Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will host its second annual Stones to Stories Historical Tour at Mountain View Cemetery. During the tour, participants are taken to gravesites and actors playing the part of the person buried there will tell a bit about their life. The tour is limited to 90 spots, and tickets can be purchased from the city of Pocatello Planning and Development Services Department, 911 N. Seventh Ave., prior to the event and on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the tour. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 for a family of four and can be purchased with cash or check. Participants are asked to meet at Brady Chapel 10 minutes prior to their tour departure time. The tour is approximately an hour long and is for those ages 8 and up.
• ISU’s Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) is celebrating its 38th annual Pig-Out dinner and picnic on Sept. 14. Dinner includes barbecue pulled pork, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, a Dutch oven vegetarian dish and ice cold beverages. There will be kids’ activities and live music by Better Than Nothing and Jake and Jareth from Sons of Bannock, and Lance Pekus, the “Cowboy Ninja” from American Ninja Warrior, will be attending. Food is served from 4 to 7:30 p.m., and music goes until 10 p.m. Cost for adults $10 in advance and $12 at the park. Kids 6 and up are $5 in advance and $7 at the park. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at Barrie’s Ski and Sports, Element Outfitters/ACE, and the CW HOG office.
Saturday & Sunday
• Pocatello Pump, the oldest rock climbing competition in America, will take place Saturday and Sunday on the Sunny Side of Ross Park on South Second Avenue. For more information and to register, visit pocatellopump.athlete360.com.
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