ISJ calendar


• Penny Wolf teaches oil painting classes every Thursday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St. Penny is an outstanding artist who excels in portraits, animals and western landscapes. Cost is $12.50 per class. Call 208-232-0970 for more information.

• There will be a Community Development Block Grant Technical Assistance meeting at 2 p.m. today in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.

• The weekly therapeutic dance class for those with movement disorders will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Sullivan Mobile Home Park, 1935 S. Fifth Ave. in Pocatello. For more information, contact Spencer at 208-604-3393 or or visit

• A four-week beginning digital photography class starts today and continues Sept. 12, 19 and 26 at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. The instructor is Richard Albright. This course will help students become comfortable with their digital cameras. You need to pre-register and pay fees at the center. Call 208-232-0970 or 208-233-6748 for more information. Each class size will be limited to 10 students.

• The Pocatello City Council will hold a clarification meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall, followed by the regular City Council meeting at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

• 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 annual College Neighborhood Picnic will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Caldwell Park pavilion in Pocatello. All residents of the College Neighborhood, whether they rent or own, are invited to attend. There will be live music. The association will supply the main dish, and attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. We also encourage everyone to bring their own plate, cup and silverware to cut down on waste.

• Lisa Anderson, the featured artist at the Pocatello Art Center during September, will hold a free demonstration of her paper creations at 6:30 p.m. today at the center, 444 N. Main St.

• The Idaho State Bengals football team will take on Western Colorado University at 6:35 p.m. today at Holt Arena in Pocatello.

• 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 Eastern Idaho State Fair will run today through Saturday at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds in Blackfoot. The fair will offer a variety of events to entertain all who attend. The fair’s big grandstand event today is a performance by the band The Offspring. The big event Friday is a comedy show by Gabriel Iglesias. Saturday’s big event is the annual Demolition Derby. All three events begin at 7:30 p.m. If those aren’t up your alley, there is plenty of free entertainment daily and don’t forget about the carnival rides and fair food. For the daily schedule of the fair or to get tickets to these events, visit


• The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly all-member meeting on Friday. Sponsor is I Love ISU and the program is Kind Community. Trade tables open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch and the meeting begin at noon. Cost is $15. RSVP by calling the Chamber office at 208-233-1525, emailing Deb at, or visiting!

• 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

• First Friday Art Walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Old Town Pocatello.

• The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at 5:15 p.m. Friday at Poky Kids in Station Square, 200 S. Main St. in Pocatello.

• Qal-Tek Associates and Paul Davis Restoration of Idaho are excited to invite you to the third annual 9/11 Fallen Heroes Tribute Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday at The Waterfront at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls. There will be a live auction, a silent auction and guest speakers from NYFD. Tickets, which include dinner, are $55 and can be purchased at

• 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.

Friday & Saturday

• Old Town Actors Studio will be putting on a production of “Living on Love” by Joe DiPietro, a farce with music, on Friday and Saturday. Visit 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.