Community calendar: March 31-April 1
• The Portneuf Sangha, 424 W. Lewis St. in Pocatello, is offering a half-day silent retreat from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Spring is a time of renewal, and this retreat offers an opportunity to pause, reflect on our lives, and refresh our bodies, minds and spirits. There will be alternating sitting and walking meditation, ending with mindful eating. Silence will be maintained throughout the retreat except for minimal instructions and an ending discussion. Participants should dress comfortably and bring a sack lunch. Tea and water will be available. Participants are asked to arrive on time and to be able to stay the whole time and to turn off cellphones during the retreat. For more information, contact Paula or Tony Seikel at 208-775-3183 or email@example.com.
• The Southeast Idaho 2019 Gem and Mineral Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the fairgrounds in Pocatello. Admission is $2.
• The Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have a lay-led worship service at 4 p.m. today at 309 N. Garfield Ave. All are welcome. Why do many people from other countries want to live in the United States? We hear will some of their stories about the transitions in their lives as they move from one country to another. We consider how our government’s policies interact with our religious tradition of hospitality. A wall will temporarily divide our sanctuary as a symbol of the artificial divisions among people in our world. You may bring empty cardboard boxes to help build the wall. Plan to stay afterwards for light refreshments and conversation.
• Oscar-winning movie “If Beale Street Could Talk” is the feature at 4:30 and 7 p.m. today in the Bengal Theater. A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiance innocent of a crime he didn’t commit. 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 www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/beale.
• 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.
• 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.
• Sounds Choir presents “There’s No Business Like Show Business” at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium, 501 S. Holmes Ave. Sounds Choir will be performing a variety of Broadway songs. Admission is free.
City of Pocatello Fire Union Negotiations will be Monday at 10 a.m., in the Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.
City of Pocatello African Sister Cities Subcommittee Meeting will be Monday at 5 p.m., in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
City of Pocatello Summer ASA Softball Umpire Clinic will be Monday at 5:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.
City of Pocatello Arts Council Meeting will be Monday at 6:30 p.m., in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
• Oscar winner “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse” plays Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater. Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with school, friends and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. When he discovers the multiverse, a set of parallel realities, he comes across Peter Parker, the erstwhile saviour of New York in another multiverse, and Miles must train to become the new protector of his city. Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff and children under 12, and free for ISU students with Bengal ID.