Community calendar: Dec. 2-3
n Today, the Portneuf Sangha and Meditation Center, 424 W. Lewis St. in Pocatello, will view a talk by Tara Brach about increasing the ability to maintain mindful presence during meditation. There will be chanting practice at 9:15 a.m. and meditation at 10 a.m. followed by the filmed teaching. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Paula and Tony Seikel at 208-775-3183 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit portneufsangha.org.
n The Trinity United Methodist Church Wesley Handbell Choir will present the 33rd annual Christmas Handbell concert today at 3 and 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 325 Elm St. in Idaho Falls.
n The Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 309 N. Garfield Ave., will have a worship service at 4 p.m. today. Rev. Jenny Peet will explore “Hope as Fragile and Resilient as a Newborn Baby.” Stick around afterward for light refreshments and conversation.
n There will be a blood donation opportunity from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at the American Red Cross Blood Donor Center in Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck. Make an appointment on the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 800-733-2767.
n The African Sister Cities Subcommittee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the Iwamizawa Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall.
n Southeastern Idaho Public Health, 1910 Alvin Ricken Drive in Pocatello, will host the 28th annual Memorial Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Bring a ribbon to place on the tree in memory of loved ones you have lost. There will be an inspirational message, candlelight ceremony, musical entertainment and free hot cider and cookies.
n Burley’s Annual Lighted Christmas Parade is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday. The parade escorts Santa in the fire truck to Centennial Park where he will turn on the lights. For more information, call Sonya at 208-670-2408.
n The Palace Playhouse, 158 E. Chubbuck Road, will put on a production of “Scrooge! The Musical” at 7 p.m. Monday. Patrons may order tickets at www.palaceplayhouse.com or call the box office at 208-238-8001.
n Calvary Alliance Church, 800 Marinus Lane in Pocatello, will host “Christmas Angels,” an annual holiday concert to provide Christmas gifts to families in need, at 7 p.m. Monday. Admission is a new toy, a financial contribution or a new apparel item.
n Old Town Actors Studio will put on a production of “Fa La La Fabulous” at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The play reflects on family and the holiday season using adult themes. For more information or to make reservations, call 208 478-6886. Tickets are $12. OTAS is at 427 N. Main St., Suite G, in Pocatello.