Community calendar: March 5-6
• Members of the Southeast Idaho Chapter of Project Linus will hold their monthly meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 202 S. Seventh Ave. in Pocatello. Sewing experience is not necessary in order to join in the group’s activities. The Southeast Idaho Chapter of Project Linus is a non-religious, non-political group whose purpose is to do a simple act of kindness to children who are at risk or in crisis- giving them blankets they can call their own. Contact Joyce at 208-478-2170 for more information.
• There will be a Site Plan Review meeting at 1:30 p.m. today in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
• There will be a HR Educational Meeting on HRA VEBA at 4 p.m. today in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
• Bannock Transportation Planning Organization will hold a public open house from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Pocatello City Hall, 911 N. Seventh Ave., to collect feedback from the public as it updates the Metropolitan Transportation Plan. If you cannot attend the public meeting, BTPO has set up an online survey at surveymonkey.com/r/9D33NLK and an online commenting map communityremarks.com/bannock to make it easy and convenient for the public to provide feedback on this important transportation plan.
• Portneuf Medical Center will host its free, monthly Red Hot Mamas seminar today. Dr. Cheryl Callaghan will discuss “Obesity and Menopause.” Doors open at 6 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments are served. To reserve a seat, visit portneuf.org/event/rhm or call 208-239-2033.
Today & Wednesday
• The ISU College of Education Bellon Visiting Author Series will host Arthur Dorros today and Wednesday. Dorros’ sessions will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today in the ISU College of Education Auditorium; from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Portneuf District Library in Chubbuck. Audience members will have the opportunity to meet the author, attend his presentations and ask questions. Books will be available for purchase at each session. For more information, contact Amy Bytof at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Idaho State University will host its annual Turner Day from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Reed Gymnasium. This year, volunteers will be painting inside Reed Gym. A free lunch will be served at noon.
• Southeast Idaho Retired Educators will be meeting for a luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at the Clarion Inn in Pocatello. All retired educators, retired employees of education, their spouses and friends of education are invited to attend. Lunch is $12. Randy Dixon from “Light up the Night Time Sky” will be presenting. If you have questions, call Stan Cope at 208-237-0002 or Catherine Wilson at 208-233-0122.
• The Environmental Fair Committee will meet at noon Wednesday in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
• There will be a Street Department bid opening at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
• The Idaho Transportation Department will host an open house for the public to learn more about planned improvements for the Interstate 15, Exit 113 intersection, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Riverview Elementary School, 1463 N. 800 E. in Shelley. Attendees will have the opportunity to review and comment on ITD’s “preferred alternative” for improvements. Construction for this section is anticipated to begin in 2022.
• The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.
• There will be a Japanese Sister Cities Delegate meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Iwamizawa and Paradice conference rooms at Pocatello City Hall.
• 2Great4Hate will present the final six episodes of “Belief” at regular intervals on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. over the next three months at the Marshall Public Library. “Belief” tells of people on many types of personal spiritual journeys and explores traditional practices of religion and spirituality. The schedule of remaining presentations is: Wednesday, “A Change Is Gonna Come”; March 20, “God Help Us;”; March 27, “The Practice”; and April 3, “A Good Life.”