Community calendar: Jan. 8-9
n The Gate City Ladies at 10 a.m. today at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 215 N. 18th Ave. in Pocatello on Tuesday. We would like to invite ladies to join us for friendship, service projects and special interest groups. Refreshments will be served.
n There will be a fire union/city arbitration meeting at 11 a.m. today in Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.
n There will be a Site Plan Review meeting at 1:30 p.m. today in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
n The Japanese Sister Cities Subcommittee will meet at 5:15 p.m. today in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
n 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
n The Urban Wildlife Taskforce will meet at 6 p.m. today in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
n A free, four-week Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation program will be offered to Pocatello community members in January. Classes will be taught on Tuesdays from today through Jan. 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Southeastern Idaho Public Health, 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive in Pocatello. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited for this free program. For more information or to register for this program, call 208-239-5290 or visit www.siphidaho.org.
n Happy Hands Quilt Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the basement of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 215 N. 18th Ave. in Pocatello. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Betty at 208-775-3459 or Kay at 208-233-2945.
n The Child Care Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
n The Bannock County Democrats’ will host their monthly Political Soup luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Elks Lodge, 410 S. Main St. in Pocatello. Join Stephen Weeg, a 40-year veteran of Idaho’s health care industry, as he shares important information on the basics of Medicaid expansion, the implementation processes and what we need our lawmakers to do to ensure the law is implemented as written. We’ll also be talking about the upcoming Medicaid Expansion Advocacy Day in Boise on Feb. 4 and making plans to bring Pocatello to the rally. For more information, call 208-234-8908.
n 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
n The River Vision Implementation Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
n Soul Connections will host a free seminar where you can learn to create a better new year from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bru House, 502 N. Main St. in Pocatello.
n There will be a Planning & Zoning clarification meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall, followed by the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.
n There will be a Japanese Sister Cities Delegate meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Iwamizawa and Paradice Rooms conference rooms at Pocatello City Hall.