n Today, the Portneuf Sangha and Meditation Center will view the second portion of a recorded retreat led by Pema Chodron in May, 2018, entitled The Six Realms of Samsara. Samsara refers to the endless cycle of birth and death in which we find ourselves until we are awakened to our true nature. Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun in the Shambhala tradition who is highly regarded for her down to earth and humorous teaching. The morning begins at 10 a.m. with a thirty-minute silent meditation period with guidance offered for those who would like it. After the meditation, the filmed teaching will be shown, and a brief discussion will follow. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge, and donations are welcomed. For more information, contact Paula and Tony Seikel at 208-775-3183 or email@example.com or visit the website at portneufsangha.org to learn about all of the programs offered at the Sangha.
n The Pocatello Municipal Band will present the 2nd concert of the 2018 season today at 7 p.m. in the Guy Gates Memorial Band Shell at Ross Park.
n Calvary Chapel, Aberdeen extends an invitation to the public to hear John and Nancy McKeeth today at 10 a.m. The McKeeth’s have served as missionaries in Central America for the last 37 years; they reared their four children there (son Andrew is married to Rachael Ledford from Aberdeen) and continue to serve the Evangelical community in several areas. John and Nancy will speak at Calvary Chapel today at 10 a.m. Calvary Chapel is located at 552 S. 2nd E. in Aberdeen.
n The Sawabi Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society invites you and your friends to a Monday evening field trip. To Carpool and Caravan: Meet at 6 p.m. at the Bison Sculpture by the Idaho Museum of Natural History building on the lower campus of Idaho State University. The Bison Sculpture is next to the big parking lot at 5thand Dillon. Dr. Paul Allen will lead the group’s caravan and make multiple stops up a canyon just east of Pocatello. For questions, call Paul at 208-241-5265.
n Juniper Hills Country Club to host a Red Cross blood drive on Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Juniper Hills Country Club in the Banquet Room, 6600 Bannock Highway in Pocatello. To schedule an appointment, please call Kevin Brown at 208-233-0241.