n On Sunday, the Portneuf Sangha and Meditation Center will view the final portion of a recorded retreat led by Pema Chodron in May titled “The Six Realms of Samsara.” The morning begins at 10 a.m. with a 30-minute silent meditation period with guidance offered for those who would like it. After the meditation, the filmed teaching will be shown, and a brief discussion will follow. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. For more information, contact Paula and Tony Seikel at 208-775-3183 or email@example.com or visit portneufsangha.org.
n “Isle of Dogs” will be shown Sunday at 4:30 and 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater at the ISU Pond Student Union. This critically acclaimed animated comedy/drama is set in Japan, in the wake of a dog flu that forces a quarantine of all dogs to “trash island” where a boy goes in search of his lost dog. (Rated PG-13) Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff, or free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to www.ipocatellofilmsociety.com/isle.
n The ISU New Student March through the Arch will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday starting at Reed Gymnasium. The new students will march down Martin Luther King Jr. Way to the Hutchinson Quadrangle and through the Swanson Arch and then be treated to food and fun.
n The Bannock County Bluegrass Music Festival will finish up today at the fairgrounds in Pocatello. The event features Ragged Union, The Teton Shadow Band, The Panhandle Polecats, Scratchdog String Band, Red Desert Ramblers, Wild Coyotes, Portneuf Gap, New South Fork and Washburn Family Bluegass Band. The festival also includes music workshops, jam sessions and open mic events. Tickets are $10 for a one-day pass. Children 14 and under are free. Camping with electricity and water hookups is $25 per night. Rough camping is $15 per night. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.bannockcountybluegrassfestival.com, call 208-757-7777 or 360-436-1179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
n WildHare Estate Sale will host Leroy Stoddart Estate Sale at 827 N. Hayes Ave. in Pocatello today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
n Idaho State University students will again have a chance to win great prizes and enjoy free food, music and a variety of booths and entertainment during the eighth annual Welcome Back Orange and Black from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Old Town Pocatello Pavilion. The entire Old Town Pocatello Pavilion area and surrounding streets will be full of food samples, games, drawings and special coupons students can use to experience the business communities of Pocatello and Chubbuck. For more information on Welcome Back Orange and Black activities, contact Stephanie Palagi at email@example.com or visit www.isucommuniversity.com/home/welcome-back-orange-black.
The ISU Alumni Association invites all students to come over to the Magnuson Alumni House at 554 S. Seventh Ave. to enjoy a free barbecue on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Today & Monday
n Michelle Middlestedt and Richard Baker take on the roles of Lydia and Dr. Rodion in the charming love story “Do You Turn Somersaults?,” which plays today at 1 and 7 p.m. and Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Old Town Actors Studio, 427 N. Main St., Suite G, in Pocatello. Call 208-478-6886 for reservations or more information.
n “Avengers: Infinity War” is the movie Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater, in the first part of a story where Thanos brings his legions of doom to the Earth and the Avengers and friends seek to thwart his efforts. (Rated PG-13) Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff, or free for ISU students with Bengal ID.