Community calendar: April 2-3
• The Gate City Ladies will meet at 10 a.m. today at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 215 N. 18th Ave. in Pocatello. We would like to invite ladies to join us for friendship, service projects and special interest groups. There will be someone at the door to greet you. Refreshments will be served.
• Billie Johnson will present her TEDx talk, “My Udderly Serious Life, Uncovering Courage in a Cow Suit,” to Gate City Rotary Club at noon today at the Clarion Inn in Pocatello.
• Author and speaker Liz Securro will be at the ISU Rendezvous Building’s Planetarium at 5 p.m. today. As a 17-year-old freshman just beginning campus life at the University of Virginia, Seccuro was gang-raped by several perpetrators and subsequently received little assistance from the university, her community, and law enforcement. Following years of struggle, she became a victim’s rights advocate, helping others make peace and find justice, and in 2011 she published her best-selling memoir, “Crash Into Me: A Survivor’s Search for Justice.” All are welcome to attend. Q & A and a book signing will follow her talk.
• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Tuesdays at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at the Friendship Club, 745 S. First Ave. in Pocatello. For more information, call 208-232-2692
• Portneuf Medical Center will host its free, monthly Red Hot Mamas seminar on today. Makenzi Gwinn will present on “Hearing and Menopause.” Doors open at 6 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments are served. To reserve a seat, visit portneuf.org/event/rhm or call 208-239-2033.
• The next session of “Parents’ Night Out” will feature the presentation “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events” at 6:30 p.m. today at Outer Limits Fun Zone, 1800 Garrett Way in Pocatello. Pocatello Police officers will host a one-hour discussion on civilian response options and a plan for surviving an active shooter event. Parents are welcome to bring children who are old enough to play in the Play Palace while parents listen to the presentation.
• City of Pocatello Fire Union Negotiations will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.
• City of Pocatello Site Plan Review Meeting will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
Today & Wednesday
• Oscar winner “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse” plays at 7 p.m. today and Wednesday 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.
• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Wednesdays at noon at Mental Health Specialists, 210 W. Burnside Ave., Suite A, in Chubbuck. For more information, call 208-232-2692
• The First Presbyterian Church of Pocatello will host a Lenten Recital at noon Wednesday at 202 S. Seventh Ave. in Pocatello. The community is invited to attend, and there is no charge for the events.
• Southeast Idaho Retired Educators will be meeting for a luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at the Clarion Inn. All retired educators, retired employees of education, their spouses and friends of education are invited to attend. The cost of the lunch is $12. The group will be hearing a presentation by Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England on the “The Northgate Project.” If you have questions, call Stan Cope at 208-237-0002 or Catherine Wilson at 208-233-0122.
• Come learn the A, B, C and D’s of Medicare at a free educational seminar at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community meeting room of the Marshall Public Library, 113 S. Garfield Ave. in Pocatello. We’ll cover the basics and go over updates and changes. It’s open to the public, and questions are encouraged. For more information or private meeting times, call Cristie Stone at 208-220-3715, Naomi McDonald at 208-760-0047 or Shelbi Ferdinand at 208-318-8142.
• Dr. Duncan Harris will present “Prostate Cancer: What’s Important To Know” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Idaho Cancer Center at EIRMC, 3245 Channing Way in Idaho Falls. Harris will share information about reducing risk; the testing process for prostate cancer; and treatment options available after diagnosis.
• 2Great4Hate will present the last episode of “Belief,” called “A Good Life,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Marshall Public Library. “Belief” tells of people on many types of personal spiritual journeys and explores traditional practices of religion and spirituality.
• City of Pocatello Environmental Fair Committee Meeting will be Wednesday at noon in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
• City of Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission Meeting will be Wednesday at 6 p.m., in the Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.
• City of Pocatello Japanese Sister Cities Subcommittee Delegates Meetings will be Wednesday at 7 p.m., in the Iwamizawa and Paradice conference rooms at Pocatello City Hall.