Community calendar: Nov. 11-12
n Today, the Portneuf Sangha and Meditation Center, 424 W. Lewis St. in Pocatello, will view a talk by meditation teacher Tara Brach titled “The Sacred Pause.” The morning begins with chanting practice from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m.. Then at 10 a.m., there will be a 30-minute silent meditation period. After the meditation, the filmed teaching will be shown, and a brief discussion will follow. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Paula and Tony Seikel at 208-775-3183 or email@example.com or visit portneufsangha.org.
n “Blackkklansman” plays today at 4:30 and 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater at the ISU Pond Student Union. Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white surrogate, who eventually becomes head of the local branch. Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff, or free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For more information and trailer, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com.
n The Alameda Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will conclude the annual Single Adult Conference today at the Alameda Stake Center, 930 E. Alameda Road in Pocatello. There will be a fireside at 6:30 p.m. with Pocatello Area Authority Seventy Elder M. Dirk Driscoll and his wife Dayna Driscoll and refreshments following. This conference is for all singles ages 31 and older. The conference is free and no registration is required.
n Irving Middle School would like to invite all veterans of our Armed Services, community members and friends and families of our students to attend a Veteran’s Day assembly on Monday at 9:45 a.m. at the school. This program will feature music from the orchestra, band and choir students. Our guest speaker is Robert Farnsley, the school’s registrar and a former Merchant Marine.
n The American Falls School District will be holding a Veteran’s Day assembly and concert Monday. The assembly will take place from 9:55 to 10:50 a.m. in the high school auditorium. The middle school and high school bands and choirs will perform after which Jeff Driscoll will speak. All veterans are encouraged to attend. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. also in the American Falls High School auditorium where the bands and choirs will perform.
n ISU’s College of Nursing will showcase the role of the nurse practitioner Nov. 11–17. A proclamation ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday will acquaint local citizens with the role of theses providers of high-quality, cost-effective, personalized health care and will highlight the value of choosing an nurse practitioner for primary, acute and specialty care. Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad and Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England will give the proclamation in the main lobby of the Beckley Nursing Building on ISU’s Pocatello campus, with a brief reception to follow.
n The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet Monday at 11 a.m. at Monte Vista Hills Healthcare Center, 1071 Renee Ave. in Pocatello. Scott Kent, a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach from Idaho Falls, will speak about his experience as a Parkinson’s patient. Anyone with an interest in Parkinson’s support group activities is invited, including caregivers and providers. For more information, contact Spencer at 208 604-3393 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim at 208-233-1411 ext. 224.
n The Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission will host an open house at the Brady Chapel in Mountain View Cemetery from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday. During the event, commission members will be available to answer questions about the memorial.
n As influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need. Make an appointment to donate blood by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767. There will be a blood donation opportunity Monday from 1 to 6 p.m. at the American Red Cross Blood Donor Center in Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck.
n “Movember and Men’s Health Seminar: a How to Guide for Men” will be presented by Drs. Jones, Myers and Willey on Monday at Portneuf Medical Center. The monthly gatherings in Portneuf’s Conference Center are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments are served. Registration is preferred; to reserve a seat, visit portneuf.org/event or call 208-239-2033.
n The Gold Prospectors Association of America Blackrock Chapter will meet the second Monday of every month at the Senior Activity Center, 427 N. Sixth Ave. in Pocatello, at 6:30 p.m. Raffle tickets will be sold and redeemed at each meeting. There will also be door prizes for kids and lots to learn about prospecting. These meetings are fun for the whole family.
n Highland High School’s theater department presents “Urinetown,” a hilarious musical comedy that takes place in an imaginary future where a drastic water shortage means everyone must pay a fee to use the bathroom. The final show is Monday. The doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 with a student ID and $7 for general admission.
Monday & Tuesday
n Pocatello High School’s Act One will present “You Can’t Take It With You” on Monday and Tuesday at the Pocatello High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students and $5 for students with activity cards and senior citizens.