Community calendar: May 7-8
• Gate City Ladies will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at 215 N. 18th Ave. in Pocatello. There will be someone at the door to greet you, and refreshments will be served.
• Brenda Stanley will speak about “Twins, Tales, and Trials — my path to a ‘write’ life” at the Gate City Rotary Club meeting at noon today at the Clarion Inn in Pocatello.
• Members of the Southeast Idaho Chapter of Project Linus will hold their monthly meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 202 S. Seventh Ave. in Pocatello. Sewing experience is not necessary to join in the group’s activities. Contact Joyce at 208-478-2170 if you would like more information about the group or if you wish to donate.
• The Blackfoot Office of the Idaho Department of Labor will be hosting a hiring event from 1 to 4 p.m. today at 155 N. Maple. Some of the employers who will be attending are Premier Technology, Wada Farms, Idaho Central Credit Union, Spudnik Equipment Company, Basic American Foods, U.S. Census, ATCO Logistics, Concentrix, Department of Health & Welfare/State Hospital South and Teton Stage Lines. For more information, contact Oleva Blessinger at 208-236-6710 ext. 3740 or Oleva.email@example.com.
• There will be a Site Plan Review meeting at 1:30 p.m. today in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
• The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 5:15 p.m. today at Modern Signs Plus, 4141 Poleline Road in Pocatello.
• 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
• An informative session about weather spotting, which includes the proper training needed to become an official NWS spotter, will take place at 6:30 p.m. today at North Gem High School, 360 Main St. in Bancroft. Training includes definitions and climatology of severe weather, cloud and storm recognition, storm hazards and safety tips, weather reporting procedures, and a review of past severe weather events. Our training is free and everyone in the community is invited.
• Old Town Actors Studio, 427 N. Main St., Suite G, in Pocatello, is holding auditions for “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Prepare 16 to 32 bars of music and a 30- to 60-second comedic monologue. For more information, call 208-478-6886 and leave a message.
• The city of Pocatello Water Department will be celebrating all things H2O with its 28th annual open house. As part of National Drinking Water Week, the department will open the doors of its Water Operations Facility, 1889 N. Arthur Ave., to the public May 6 to 9. At the open houses, attendees will learn about water quality, aquifer protection, conservation and more. Refreshments and reading material are provided. Open house hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.
• Think B.I.G. will hold its monthly brainstorming session, Coffee and Concepts, at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at ButterBurr’s Lickety Split, 1138 Yellowstone Ave. in Pocatello. Coffee & Concepts is a forum for like-minded folks to discuss topics of interest to them, which can include, but not limited to, SEI, innovation, or personal prosperity. Free drip coffee is provided.
• The 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.
• The Child Care Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Mayor’s Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
• The South East Idaho Behavioral Crisis Center, 1001 N. Seventh Ave. in Pocatello, will hold an open House and ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Gov. Brad Little will be there to celebrate.
• 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 Golf Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Recreation Center, 144 Wilson Ave. in Pocatello.
• There will be Police Union mediation at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.
• There will be a Portneuf River Vision Implementation Committee meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
• The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a 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
• Soulscape Yoga Studio, 201 Jefferson Ave. in Pocatello hosts a free, all levels yoga class every Wednesday at 6 p.m.
• There will be Japanese Sister Cities Subcommittee Delegates meetings at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Iwamizawa and Paradice conference rooms at Pocatello City Hall.
• New Legacy Project will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at PowerHouse Christian Fellowship, 2905 Sunbeam Road in American Fall. Join for a time of amazing harmonies, musicianship, comedy and worship. Admission is free.