Community calendar: Dec. 7-8
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 in Chubbuck. Make an appointment on the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 800-733-2767.
n The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce will host at All Member Meeting today at the Clarion Inn in Pocatello. The month’s sponsor is ISU Credit Union and the program is an ISU update with President Kevin Satterlee. Trade Tables open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch and the meeting begin at noon. Cost is $15. RSVP to the Chamber by calling 208-233-1525, emailing email@example.com or visiting www.pocatelloidaho.com
n Sportsman’s Warehouse, 760 Yellowstone Ave. in Pocatello, will host a Christmas Book Signing from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Ryan Hatfield will be on hand to sign his new 704-page book, the second edition of “Idaho’s Greatest Mule Deer,” along with the others in the collectible series.
n First Friday Art Walk will take place in Old Town Pocatello from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
n The Idaho Museum of Natural History will present Another Geeky XMAS at 7 p.m. today. Dig out your ugly sweater and join us for a Star Wars-themed, 21-and-up holiday party. We will be making “Star Wars” themed ornaments, snowflakes, coloring, and more. In addition, we will be watching a movie, eating popcorn, and enjoying adult refreshments. Admission is $5 and tickets can be purchased at the door. The museum is located at 698 E. Dillon St. in Pocatello on ISU’s campus
n The National Oregon/California Trail Center in Montpelier will host a Murder Mystery Dinner today at 7 p.m. Come and join us for a holiday dinner for the law office of Lie, Cheat & Steal. Dress up and enjoy a meal as you watch a mystery unravel. Tickets are $25.
Today & Saturday
n The Historic Homes for the Holidays tour will be held in Idaho Falls today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour includes 11 houses decorated for the holidays and features a range of home styles from quaint cottages to sprawling Colonials. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.boulevardwestblog.com or at RE/MAX Prestige, 1684 Elk Creek Drive. Children 4 and under are free.
n The Palace Playhouse, 158 E. Chubbuck Road, will put on a production of “Scrooge! The Musical” today and Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is served at 6:15 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. each night. Patrons may order tickets at www.palaceplayhouse.com or call the box office at 208-238-8001.
n “The House with a Clock in its Walls” is the feature at the Bengal Theater this weekend, with shows today and Saturday at 7 and 9:45 p.m. A young orphan is sent to live with his uncle who happens to be a warlock and enters a world of magic and sorcery where a hidden clock planted by an evil sorcerer ticks ever closer toward the end of the world. Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff and children under 12, and free for ISU students with Bengal ID.
n Old Town Actors Studio will put on a production of “Fa La La Fabulous” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. For more information or to make reservations, call 208 478-6886. Tickets are $12. OTAS is at 427 N. Main St., Suite G, in Pocatello.
n The Idaho State-Civic Symphony’s “Joy to the World: An ISU Christmas” is set for today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. each night at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $13 for balcony seating and can be purchased by calling the ISU box office at 208-282-3595.
n ISU’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present a dance concert today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $14 for seniors, faculty and staff, $10 for children and $7 for ISU students with a Bengal ID and can be purchased at isu.edu/tickets or by calling the ISU box office at 208-282-3595.
n From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the Idaho Fish and Game office, 1345 Barton Road in Pocatello, will host an Idaho Trapper Education course. Registration can be completed online at idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/education. Cost is $9.75 when registering online or $8 when registering in person at a regional Fish and Game office.
n Join the Idaho Museum of Natural History they use nature to create ornaments during Family Fun Day from 9:50 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Discovery Room at the museum, 698 E. Dillon St. in Pocatello.
n The Pocatello Model Railroad and Historical Society will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to raise money for the Idaho Foodbank. The event will be hosted in the Union Pacific brick building #59 south of the Union Pacific depot, and just north of the Benton Overpass. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
n The ISU Children’s Chorus will present its free, annual Christmas concert at 1 p.m. Saturday in Goranson Hall in the Fine Arts building on the ISU campus.
n From 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Zoo Idaho will host its fifth annual “Wild Winter Weekends.” Attendees are invited to stop by and enjoy hot cocoa and holiday-themed cookies and meet Zoo Idaho’s resident animals. At dusk, the lights adorning the animals’ exhibits will be turned on. Zoo staff will also be holding several snow science classes where children will be making snow volcanoes, crystal snowflakes, and learning about how to track animals in the winter months. Admission is free for children 2 and under, $4 for ages 3 to 11, $6 for ages 12 and up, and $4.50 for ages 60 and up as well as members of the military.
n ISU women’s basketball will take on Pepperdine at 2 p.m. Saturday at Reed Gym in Pocatello. Tickets are $8 to $12 for adults and $5 to $7 for senior citizens and children under 18. ISU students get in free with Bengal ID. Purchase tickets at Reed Gym one hour before the games or visit www.isu.edu/tickets or call 282-FANS.
n Pocatello’s Second Saturday contra dance will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 309 N. Garfield Ave. The beginners’ session at 7:30 p.m. is recommended for those who are unfamiliar with this simple American social dance. Suggested donation is $7 per dancer. Dancers are encouraged to bring a snack to share.