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• The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly all-member meeting today. 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. today in Old Town Pocatello.

• The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at 5:15 p.m. today 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. today 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.

Today & Saturday

• The Eastern Idaho State Fair will run wrap up today and 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 comedy show by Gabriel Iglesias. Saturday’s big event is the annual Demolition Derby. Both events begin at 7:30 p.m. If neither of those is 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

• 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 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.


• America’s longest, one-day sanctioned bicycle race will be held Saturday when 1,500 bicyclists from across the U.S. and two foreign countries pedal their way from Logan, Utah, to Jackson, Wyoming. The 37th annual LoToJa Classic climbs three mountain passes and almost 10,000 vertical feet of riding uphill.

• Lisa Anderson, the featured artist at the Pocatello Art Center during September, will hold a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Those interested in the workshop should call 208-232-0970 or go to the center, 444 N. Main St., to receive more information or register.

• 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 sixth annual Splash Dance for Dogs, organized by The Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ross Park Aquatic Complex. The entry fee is $10 per dog and the event lets canines enjoy the facility just like their human pals. You can register in advance at or pay the entrance fee at the gate.

• Brewfest 2 will take place on Main Street in Old Town Pocatello from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy unlimited pours of local, regional and national craft beers along with live music and great food. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at, or you can purchase tickets at the event for $30.

• The Pocatello Raceway, near the Pocatello Regional Airport, will be open Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m., and racing starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 7 to 12, and free for younger children, military members and veterans.

Saturday & Sunday

• “Tolkien” will be shown at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Bengal Theater. The fascinating story of the early life of “Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien is on display as he navigates life from childhood, through college, a World War, the loss of friends and his growing relationship with someday wife Edith, all of which helped to influence and inspire his works. (Rated PG-13) Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff and free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to

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