Community calendar: Jan. 4-5
n There will be a blood donation opportunity from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the American Red Cross Blood Donor Center in Pine Ridge Mall. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.
n The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce will host its All Member Meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Clarion Inn in Pocatello. The sponsor is Bannock Development Corp., and Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad and Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England will give updates on this cities. RSVP to Deb Beckett at 208-233-1525 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch is $15.
n The 2019 Gubernatorial Inauguration Ceremony for the Governor of Idaho and State of Idaho constitutional officers will take place promptly at noon today on the south steps of the state Capitol in Boise. The ceremony will include the swearing in of the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state controller, treasurer, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
n HomeSmart Premier Realty, a new brokerage at 586 First St. in Idaho Falls, will have its grand opening event from noon to 6 p.m. today.
n The Pocatello Art Center will honor Jerry Younkin-Griffin today at 444 N. Main St. from 5 to 8 p.m. She was a professional artist who was instrumental in founding the art center. Throughout her life, she continued to teach and share her talents with others. The public is invited view her art and remember her at a special Legacy program during the First Friday Art Walk.
n Local photographer and author Richard Albright will be selling and taking orders for his new art walk book during January’s First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Old Town Mercantile, 134 N. Main St. in Pocatello. “The Artwalk Project, 2012-2018, artists and people of Pocatello’s Artwalk,” was six years in the making.
n Craters of the Moon National Monument near Arco will host a ranger-guided snowshoe walk Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. through March 2. The day begins with a short introduction to the winter environment followed by a fun loop through the park on snowshoes. Look for tracks and climb a volcano on this 2-mile trek. Snowshoes are available for complementary use.
n In light of a recent article published by the Idaho State Journal, the Pocatello Co-op will host a brainstorming session from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 308 E. Center St. in Pocatello. The store is in danger of closing down and needs your help to come up with solutions. If you cannot make it into the store during the brainstorming session, feel free to write down or type up your ideas and drop them off at the co-op.
n The annual bonfire at Massacre Rocks State Park will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Hot dogs, chili and hot cocoa will be provided. The event will be across from Register Rock. Admission is at least two non-perishable food items to be donated to the local food bank.