Community calendar: May 17-18
• The Idaho Commission on the Arts will hold its quarterly meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello. Discussion will cover approval of the FY 2020 preliminary budget and annual grants and awards, and program updates. Public comment is encouraged at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com or call 208-334-2119.
• Zoo Idaho in Pocatello will host its annual Endangered Species Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. There will be activities about endangered species. For more information, check out zooidaho.org or call 208-234-6264
• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Fridays at noon at Family Services Alliance, 355 S. Arthur Ave. in Pocatello. For more information, call 208-232-2692
• The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. today at Sign-A-Rama, 215 E. Cedar St., Suite E, in Pocatello.
• There will be a community reception to celebrate the Drs. Call, who have been practicing in Idaho for 100 years, from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Grand Lobby at Portneuf Medical Center. In attendance will be Drs. Lloyd and Ben Call, MD, and Thomas Call, DDS.
• There will be a fundraiser for 10-year-old cancer patient Paige Jons today at Marsh Valley Middle School in Arimo. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the auction and raffle begin at 7:30 p.m.
• There will be a “Give Cancer the Boot” country dance fundraiser today at the Liberty Hall Event Center, 325 W. Benton St. in Pocatello. Dance instruction will be available from 7 to 8 p.m., with live music from 8 to to 10 p.m. by the Hot Flash Band. Entry by donation. All proceeds to be divided between Pocatello Relay for Life and Casting for Recovery, a fly fishing retreat program for women living with breast cancer. All ages welcome!
• The Comedy Project performs at 8 p.m. every Friday, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. at MP Dance Studios on 575 E. Second Ave. in Pocatello. Admission is $8 or $5 with a student ID. While live, unscripted comedy can be unpredictable, the performers attempt to maintain an approximately PG-13 rating.
Today & Saturday
• There will be a WildHare Estate Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday at 1820 Government Road in Pocatello. Check Facebook for photos at WildHare FleaMarkets & Estate Sales.
• The Monster Truck Insanity Tour will will put on two shows today and Saturday at Sandy Downs in Idaho Falls. The trucks will compete in tailgate dragging, straight up wheelie contests, heads up Chicago style racing, and insane car crushing, mud flinging freestyle. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. both nights for an autograph pit party, and the shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children ages 3 to 12 and are available at www.livealittleproductions.com.
• The Highland Actors Guild will put on a production of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at 7:30 p.m. today and at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Highland High School in Pocatello. Tickets are $5 or $3 with a student activity card.
• The 2019 ISU Fiddle Contest will he held all day Saturday beginning with check-in at 8 a.m. and finishing with a concert at 7:30 p.m. All events will be held at Goranson Hall at ISU. Admission is free all day, except the final show, which is $5. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.toddandlyman.com/isufiddle.
• The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Bannock Clay Busters Youth Shotgun Shooting, 1422 Fortress St. in Pocatello
• The Classy Car Club will hold its third annual Car & Bike Show on Saturday at Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the show runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. in Pocatello.
• There will be a Historic Preservation training meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday in Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.
• The Portneuf Valley Audubon Society will attend the annual American Falls Family Birding Festival on Saturday. The festival begins at 9 a.m. at the American Falls Library at 308 Roosevelt St. At 10 a.m. participants will go on a nature walk. At about noon, they’ll gather at the La Esperanza restaurant to have lunch and hear speakers, and some prizes will be awarded. Following this, there will be another nature walk. For more information on the festival visit www.afbirdingfestival.us. To attend the festival with PVAS, meet at 8 a.m. to carpool at the ISU campus parking lot near the bison sculpture at the Idaho Museum of Natural History at South Fifth Avenue and East Dillon Street.
• The Pocatello Model Railroad and Historical Society will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the UPRR brick building 59 south of the UPRR depot and just north of the Benton overpass. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free.
• Trade Days will be held at Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. It is a marketplace open to vendors of all types. Trade Days is a great way for vendors to present and sell their home based-business, services and crafts in a retail setting.
• Shooter’s Tavern, 266 Idaho St. in American Falls, will host a fundraiser Saturday for the Hillebrant family, who lost their home in a fire. There will be a car wash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then there will be a barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. Both the car wash and dinner cost $5.
• The annual Idaho For Pets Sake expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Portneuf Wellness Complex in Pocatello.
• There will be a free screening of “Lethal Control” will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Bengal Theater at ISU, sharing the story of the battle against cyanide bombs being used by federal wildlife agents and the local impact after a young man was injured and lost his pet to one of the devices planted near Pocatello. All are welcome to attend.