Community calendar: Jan. 3-4
n There will be a blood donation opportunity from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the Kinghorn Building, 1700 Kinghorn Road in Pocatello. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.
n There will be a ribbon-cutting and open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at Assemble’ Learning and Event Center, 820 E. Young Ave. in Pocatello. For more information, call 208-223-0939.
n Come learn the A’s, B’s, C’s and D’s of Medicare at a free educational seminar at 5:30 p.m. today in the community meeting room of the Marshall Public Library in Pocatello. We’ll cover the basics and go over updates and changes. For more information, call Cristie Stone at 208-220-3715, Naomi McDonald at 208-760-0047 or Shelbi Ferdinand at 208-318-8142.
n The Pocatello City Council will hold a clarification meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Paradice Conference Room at Pocatello City Hall, followed by the regular City Council meeting at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.
n At today’s Pocatello City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Blad will give the annual State of the City address. The speech highlights the city departments’ accomplishments during the last year and looks ahead to what 2019 holds. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. You can watch the address on Government Access Channel 56 or stream it online at pocatello.us/715/Live-Streaming.
n There will be a blood donation opportunity from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the American Red Cross Blood Donor Center in Pine Ridge Mall. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.
n The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce will host its All Member Meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Clarion Inn in Pocatello. The sponsor is Bannock Development Corp., and Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad and Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England will give updates on this cities. RSVP to Deb Beckett at 208-233-1525 or email@example.com. Lunch is $15.
n The 2019 Gubernatorial Inauguration Ceremony for the Governor of Idaho and State of Idaho constitutional officers will take place promptly at noon Friday on the south steps of the state Capitol in Boise. The ceremony will include the swearing in of the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state controller, treasurer, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
n HomeSmart Premier Realty, a new brokerage at 586 First St. in Idaho Falls, will have its grand opening event from noon to 6 p.m. Friday.
n The Pocatello Art Center will honor Jerry Younkin-Griffin on Friday at 444 N. Main St. from 5 to 8 p.m. She was a professional artist who was instrumental in founding the art center. Throughout her life, she continued to teach and share her talents with others. The public is invited view her art and remember her at a special Legacy program during the First Friday Art Walk.
n Local photographer and author Richard Albright will be selling and taking orders for his new art walk book during January’s First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. at Old Town Mercantile, 134 N. Main St. in Pocatello. “The Artwalk Project, 2012-2018, artists and people of Pocatello’s Artwalk,” was six years in the making.