Community calendar: Nov. 6-7
n Today is the final day to register for the Fall Festival presented by The Pocatello Women’s Connection on Thursday at The Clarion Inn, 1399 Bench Road. The program and silent auction begins at 6 p.m. with dinner and live auction immediately after. RSVP to to Jeris at 208-847-5598 or Lee at 208-221-4264. The cost of the dinner and program is $15. “Finding Treasures in Darkness” is the theme for the main speaker, Danny Harry, a local hospice chaplain.
n Today, Election Day, polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters can find their polling places by calling the Elections Office at 208-236-7333. On the Idaho Votes website, you can check to see if you are registered and find your polling place location.
n This year’s District V music clinic is scheduled for today and will be held at the American Falls High School. The cost for students is $11, and there will be a large assortment of classes available, including brass choir, woodwind techniques, drumline, choir/vocal workshops, advanced Broadway choreography/dance careers, guitar, jazz band, African drumming, acting for non-drama students, ukulele, musicals, yoga for musicians/dancers, and more.
n The Gate City Ladies will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 215 N. 18th Ave. in Pocatello. We would like to invite ladies to join us for friendship, service projects and special interest groups. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Cyndi Colaianni at 208-317-4480.
n Members of the Southeast Idaho Chapter of Project Linus will hold their monthly meeting today from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 202 S. Seventh Ave. in Pocatello. Sewing experience is not necessary to join in the group’s activities. For more information, call Joyce at 208-478-2170.
n The ISU Law Club will host a #VoteTogether celebration from 1 to 10 p.m. today in the Rendezvous ABC Suites to celebrate civic pride and encourage greater participation in the upcoming midterm election. This bipartisan event will focus on voter awareness and participation. Live election results will be monitored as they are released throughout the country, and The League of Women Voters will be on site to shuttle attendees to and from the polls. Prizes will be available at the door, and food will be provided by Mama Inez. Candidates and university dignitaries will be in attendance.
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 Dr. Judith Csanky will present “Colorectal Cancer: a light at the end of your tunnel” at Portneuf Medical Center’s next Red Hot Mamas Seminar today. Our educational and popular monthly gatherings are free and open to the public. Grab a girlfriend or two and join us. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments are served. Registration is preferred; to reserve a seat, visit portneuf.org/event/rhm or call 208-239-2033.
n Lance Kolbet, candidate for Idaho Senate, is hosting a Non-Party Watch Party at PV’s Uncorked on Main, 138 N. Main St. in Pocatello, today starting at 7:30 p.m. Everyone, regardless of party affiliation, is welcome and invited Cost is $25, payable at the door, and includes light refreshments and limited beverages, television, live music and more.
n The Bannock County Democrats are hosting an election watch party from 8 to 11:55 p.m. today at Liberty Hall, 325 W Benton St. in Pocatello. For more information, call 208-234-8908 or visit bannockdemocrats.com.
n The Bannock County Republicans will be hosting an election watch party starting at 8:30 p.m. today at Election Headquarters, 650 S. Fifth Ave. in Pocatello.
Today & Wednesday
n As influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need. Make an appointment to donate blood by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767. There will be a blood donation opportunity today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pond Student Union at Idaho State University in Pocatello.
n Recycling bid opening will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
n Southeast Idaho Retired Educators will be meet at noon Wednesday at the Clarion Inn in Pocatello. All retired educators, retired employees of education, their spouses and friends of education are invites to attend. Lunch is $12. The group will be hearing a presentation by ISU business professor Dr. Alex Bolinger called “Looking Through a Lens of Pocatello.” For more information, call Stan Cope at 208-237-0002 or Catherine Wilson at 208-233-0122.
n Visiting Writer David Wanczyk will be at ISU Wednesday to discuss his book “Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind.” There will be a discussion with the Diversity Resource Center at noon in Rendevous 129, a Q&A and 3 p.m. in LA 256, and a reading at 6 p.m. in the Pond Student Union’s Bengal Cafe.
n The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Chamber of Commerce’s Beautification Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Mama Inez, 390 Yellowstone Ave. in Pocatello.
n Come learn the A, B, C and Ds of Medicare at a free educational seminar at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community meeting room of the Marshall Public Library in Pocatello. For more information or to schedule a private meeting time, call Cristie Stone at 20- 220-3715, Shelbi Ferdinand at 208-318-8142 or Naomi McDonald at 208-760-0047.
n On Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Zoo Idaho will host “Wild Winter Wildlife” at the Zoo Education Building, 3100 Avenue of the Chiefs. Attendees will learn about the unique adaptations animals have that help them endure the coldest months of the year. This week’s class is about herds. Cost is $10 and advanced registration is required. Register at zooidaho.org/register or by calling 208-234-6264.
n The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Pocatello CIty Council Chambers.
n The College Market, 604 S. Eighth Ave. in Pocatello, will host Healing Art Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with artist Lori Skoumal Reeves. Everyone is welcome. Come have a cup of tea and relax for a free evening of art.
n The Idaho State-Civic Symphony will host Wine and Music at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The symphony invites you to an intimate evening with your friends to enjoy the fruits of the harvest and the company of fellow wine lovers. Kobie Watkins Grouptet will delight audiences with original jazz numbers. Get up close and personal in an intimate setting with good food, good wine, and inspirational music. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2xTD6SD.