Community calendar: Dec. 20-21
n The Pocatello City Council will convene for four meetings today at City Hall: at 1:30 p.m. for an executive session in the Paradice Conference Room; at 3 p.m. for a city council liaison/work session clarification; at 5:30 p.m. for a clarification meeting; and at 6 p.m. for the regular City Council meeting in Council Chambers
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 Colonial Theater, 450 A St. in Idaho Falls, will show the classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7:30 p.m. today. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $9.
n The American Falls School District will present the “Christmas Extravaganza and the 2nd Annual Community Carol Sing-Along” at 7 p.m. today at the American Falls High School Performing Arts Center. Afterward, there will be cookies and hot chocolate provided. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
n Steve Eaton and Michael Sanders will present “You Never Know” at 7:30 p.m. today at Mountain View Event Center, 1567 Way to Grace in Pocatello. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.meceventcenter.com/product/eatonandsanders, in person at the MEC or by calling 208-235-7659.
Today & Dec. 27
n Idaho Fish and Game wants to hear from hunters on proposed changes to moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat hunting seasons for 2019-20, and hunters can attend open house workshops around the state to provide comments. Regional open houses will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Challis Community Events Center Board Room; from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the Jerome Fish and Game office, 324 S. 417 E., Suite 1; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Pocatello Southeast Regional Office, 1345 Barton Road. The deadline for comments is Jan. 3.
n The Palace Playhouse, 158 E. Chubbuck Road, will put on a production of “Scrooge! The Musical” today through 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 There will be a blood donation opportunity from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Fitness Inc., 1800 Garrett Way in Pocatello and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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 Business Women of Pocatello will host a December Gift Exchange at noon Friday at Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, 160 W. Cedar St. in Pocatello. Instead of our normal business lunch, we are doing a holiday gift exchange this month. Bring a wrapped gift ($20 or less). We will have time to network and get to know the other local business women, so bring a co-worker or friend and your business cards.
n There will be a city Water Pollution Control bid opening at 2 p.m. Friday in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
n The Pocatello Elks Club will host its Christmas party from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday at the lodge, 410 S. Main St. in Pocatello. This party is for all Elks, family and friends, and employees. Tom and Jerry’s will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. for free to any Elks member. Almost Famous will be playing from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
n The ninth annual Rockin Christmas Celebration will take place at 7 p.m. Friday. There will be big Trans-Siberian Orchestra-style instrumentals and fun sing-alongs and a massive light show with thousands of beams. The performances at Rocky Mountain Ministries, 845 Hyde Ave. in Pocatello, are free.
Friday & Saturday
n Local author Kelly Steele will be signing copies of his children’s’ books at Texas Roadhouse in Pocatello from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.