Community calendar: May 15-16
• The local AARP Chapter 288 will hold its monthly lunch and meeting today at the Senior Activity Center, 427 N. Sixth Ave. in Pocatello. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch at 11:45 a.m. Immediately following lunch, the business meeting will be held with Jean Henecky speaking on the Idaho Gold Star Program. For more information, call Marjean Waford at 208-840-0033.
• The Pocatello Development Authority will meet at 11 a.m. today in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Wednesdays at noon at Mental Health Specialists, 210 W. Burnside Ave., Suite A, in Chubbuck. For more information, call 208-232-2692.
• The American Red Cross needs donors to give blood and platelets. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767. All those who come to donate will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email. There will be a donation opportunity from 1 to 6 p.m. today at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building, 149 W. Central in Aberdeen.
• PERSI will meet starting at 2 p.m. today in Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.
• Over the past year, ITD has been working together with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, the local community and the public to design a new interchange at Exit 80 in Fort Hall that will serve the area for many years. You’re invited to review final design plans for the interchange at an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel, 777 Bannock Trail in Fort Hall.
• A subcommittee of the Pocatello Arts Council will meet at 5 p.m. today at the College Market, 604 S. Eighth Ave., to plan an awards/fundraising event.
• The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. today in Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.
• Soulscape Yoga Studio, 201 Jefferson Ave. in Pocatello hosts a free, all levels yoga class every Wednesday at 6 p.m.
• The Bannock County Democrats will hold a Pizza and Politics event at 6 p.m. today at the Senior Activity Center, 427 N. Sixth Ave. in Pocatello. Sen. Mark Nye and Reps. Elaine Smith and Chris Abernathy will report on the recent legislative session and discuss what’s next in Idaho politics.
• Jim Dandy Brewing, 305 E. Lander St. in Pocatello, will hold a fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. today to help support his Kash Conn, a 5-year-old from Chubbuck who has cancer. Donations will be accepted all day long, and 10 percent of sales will be donated to Kash.
• The Comedy Project, a local improv group, will put on Comedy Night today at Portneuf Valley Brewing, 575 S. Second Ave. in Pocatello. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.
• There will be Japanese Sister Cities Subcommittee Delegates meetings at 7 p.m. today in the Iwamizawa and Paradice conference rooms at Pocatello City Hall.
• Solarize Pocatello will hold a solar workshop and open house at 7 p.m. today at the SICOG building, 214 E. Center St. in Pocatello. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.
• Elevate Leadership Summit 2019 will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello. This is an annual nonprofit conference dedicated to developing effective and engaged leaders at all levels. The summit provides access to world-class presenters and content with immediately actionable steps to develop leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills that enable high performing organizations.
• The Pocatello City Council will hold a budget meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday in Council Chambers at Pocatello City Hall.
• The Leadership in Nuclear Energy Commission will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the INL Meeting Center at 775 MK Simpson Boulevard in Idaho Falls. The commission makes recommendations to the governor on policies and actions of the state of Idaho to support and enhance the long-term viability and mission of the Idaho National Laboratory and other nuclear industries in Idaho.
• HomeSmart Premier Realty, 586 First St. in Idaho Falls, will have ribbon cutting ceremony at noon Thursday.
• The American Red Cross needs donors to give blood and platelets. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767. There will be a donation opportunity from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building, 2300 Butte St. in Pocatello.
• The Pocatello City Council will hold an agenda clarification meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall, followed by the regular City Council meeting at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.
• The Idaho Transportation Department will host two public meetings for the I-15/US-20 Connector study on Thursday at the Shilo Inn Conference Center, 780 Lindsay Blvd. in in Idaho Falls. The meetings will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants will join guided tours of the display materials, followed by an open house at the end of the tour.
• It’s Dollar Day at the movies, featuring Oscar-nominated “Across the Universe,” showing at 4:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday in the Bengal Theater at the Pond Student Union at ISU. In this classic musical, the era of the Beatles is highlighted in a story about a group of young adults who explore life, love, societal constraints and revolution. Admission is $1 or free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For the trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/across.
• Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Hope and Recovery Resource Center, 210 E. Center St., Suite D, in Pocatello. For more information, call 208-232-2692.
• The Portneuf Valley Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Marshall Public Library Community Room, featuring “Birds and Images from Brazil” by Ray Laible.
• The Snake River New Horizons Band will present its fourth annual “Friends and Family” concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Goranson Hall in the Idaho State University Fine Arts Building. The concert is free to the public, but donations are always welcome. The program will contain a variety of types of music ranging from jazz, movie music, dance tunes, etc.
• The Pocatello Showcase Chorus is rebuilding its chorus is looking for new members. Women of all ages are invited to join in this exciting art form using your voices to create a capella harmony and fun performances. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Cornelison Building, 1422 N. Harrison Ave. For more information, call 208-237-5547.
Thursday & Friday
• The Idaho Commission on the Arts will hold its quarterly meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday 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. Friday. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-334-2119.
• There will be a WildHare Estate Sale from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1820 Government Road in Pocatello. Check Facebook for photos at WildHare FleaMarkets & Estate Sales.