Community calendar: Nov. 15-16
n The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Council Meeting at 7:30 a.m. today at the Clarion Inn in Pocatello.
n Idaho Governor-elect Brad Little will have a telephone town hall meeting today. If you want to listen in or ask a question, call 866-767-0637 between 10 and 11 a.m.
n To recognize the Great American Smokeout in Pocatello, free quit kits will be available today in Pocatello at the following locations: Southeastern Idaho Public Health, 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 7 p.m.; Shaver Pharmacy, 235 S. Fourth Ave., from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Maag Prescription & Medical Supply, 333 W. Center St. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Ed Snell’s Pharmacy, 1015 E. Young St. from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Traci Lambson at Southeastern Idaho Public Health at 478-6316.
n Today, the Pocatello City Council will meet for an executive session at 2 p.m., followed by a work session from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall. Then at 5 p.m., there will be a special meeting, and at 5:30 p.m., there will be a clarification meeting in the conference room followed by the regular City Council meeting at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.
n From 5 to 7 p.m. today, there will be a Business After Hours celebration at Liberty Hall, 325 W. Benton St. in Pocatello. Stay for the live music by Dan & Heather as the party continues until 8:30 p.m.
n The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI SI) peer support group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Life Inc., 640 Pershing Ave. in Pocatello. Individuals dealing with mental health and in recovery are encouraged to come.
n The Portneuf Valley Audubon Society presentation “Adventures Studying Flammulated Owls in Idaho’s Sublett Mountains” will be given by ornithologist Leon Powers at 7 p.m. today at the Marshall Public Library Community Room.
n The Idaho State University Symphonic Band Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for faculty and staff and free for ISU students.
Today & Friday
n The movie “Gremlins” plays today and Friday at 7 p.m. in the Bengal Theater at ISU. Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff, and free for ISU students with Bengal ID.
n On Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., there will be a blood drive at the American Red Cross Blood Donor Center in Pine Ridge Mall. Make an appointment by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.
n On Friday, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be making a stop in Pocatello. An event will be held for the public to view the tree from 9 to 10 a.m. at Pocatello City Hall, 911 N. Seventh Ave.
n The Business Women of Pocatello networking group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Cafe Tuscano, 2231 E. Center St. in Pocatello. Everyone will give a one-minute update on their business or industry and then Kelly will give a quick training about marketing during the holidays. Bring your business cards to hand out.
n The city of Pocatello will host a retirement party for Deb Cheatum at 2 p.m. Friday in the Utility Billing Office at Pocatello City Hall.
n The Idaho Museum of Natural History, 698 E. Dillon St. in Pocatello, has a free Bird Club for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Register at https://goo.gl/2J3HjV so we can communicate about events and have a good count for materials and supplies. On Friday at 4 p.m., we will continue learning about the American Crow. Club members will get to build bird houses and learn what food is appropriate for different species.
n Edge Salon & Spa, 316 S. Fifth Ave. in Pocatello, will host a holiday open house and grand reopening from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Check out the spa’s new location to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy double pure privilege points, discounts, games, giveaways, great food and more.
n The Alturas Institute will present Judge N. Randy Smith with the 2018 John and Abigail Adams Award during a reception at 6 p.m. Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 700 Lindsay Blvd. in Idaho Falls. Dinner and a speech by Judge. B. Lynn Winmill will follow the reception. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at alturasinstitute.com.
n The American Brass Quintet from New York City will perform Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrus Concert Hall at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Tickets are $6 for BYU-Idaho students and $12 for the general public.
Friday & Saturday
n The Marsh Valley Performing Arts Center in Arimo will host the free ninth annual Festival of Trees Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. Items will be available for purchase or bid until 7:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact Bekki Pope at 208-241-6858 or Angie Casperson at 208-709-3640.
n The McCammon and Arimo LDS stakes will present Michael McLean’s “The Forgotten Carols” on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. each night with pre-show starting at 6:15 p.m. The event will take place at the Marsh Valley Performing Arts Center in Arimo. Tickets are free and available by contacting Luana Lish at 208-775-3607 or Sandy Barnby at 208-406-8404.