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Calendar 6-2-17

June 1, 2017 GMT

Today

n The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main, will be hosting two new special exhibits as well as a variety of artwork with the theme of “Mountains, Streams, Lakes and Oceans” created by Pocatello Art Center members during the First Friday Art Walk today from 5 to 8 p.m. Watercolorist Gene Sherman will be displaying his paintings of historic Pocatello buildings, along with a Legacy project show which includes the photography of Craig Worth. The show will continue through June in the Pocatello Art Center Gallery. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

n The Pocatello Elks Lodge will be hosting their last “Trash or Treasure” antique appraising event until October today from 5 to 7 p.m. Local area antique dealers will be assessing items and family heirlooms. They have a collected 80 years of experience and are affiliated with several antique stores in Pocatello and Idaho Falls. There will be no buying or selling as this event is for appraisals only. Do you have an antique that may be a “treasure”? Bring your small/medium sized valuables to be evaluated by the experts. A charge of $4 will enable you to bring up to 3 items. Please limit your “treasures” to only 3 in order to reduce wait times for everyone. From the Elks back parking lot (Benton & Main), enter in the main back door and go downstairs to the lounge. There is also an electric stair chair to assist with the stairs. This event coincides with First Friday Art Walk and dinner from a wide selection from the kitchen menu will be available. All proceeds for this event goes to the various Elks Veterans and Youth charities.

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n Singer Mat Kearney will perform today at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.

Saturday

n The Fort Hall Replica Grand Opening will be Saturday starting at 10 a.m. The Hudson Bay Company Flag will be raised at noon, and live demonstrations will be going on around the Complex most of the day. There will be quilters, including B.J. Sandusky, who specializes in crazy quilting, a wool spinner, a flintknapper, a specialist in blacksmithing who will explain the Fort’s forge and tools, music by the Silver Chords, as well as chili, punch, and cake (until it runs out). The grounds by the Museum are also getting a makeover, so come and see what is happening at the Historic Complex. This event is FREE!

n Blackfoot Community Center Scuba Program and Bingham All-Star Cheer Teams will host Small Business and Rummage Fair on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1350 Parkway Drive #31 in Blackfoot. There will be gently used clothing, shoes, toys, furniture and much much more!

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n Sawabi, a chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society, invites the public on a Saturday field trip to explore plant succession in recently burned areas along Mink Creek Road. Leader Paul Allen will compare adjacent burned and unburned areas related to fires in 2012 and 2016. (In preparation for this trip, one might want to visit the ISU Museum of Natural History that is currently featuring a good presentation on this topic.) The walk will not be far but will be on uneven ground. To carpool and caravan, meet at 9 a.m. at the Bison Sculpture by the big parking lot (5th and Dillon), lower campus of Idaho State University. Questions: Call Paul at 241-5265.

n 12,000 LDS youth, ages 12-18 from all areas of east Idaho (Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Lost River, McCammon, Pocatello, Rigby, and Salmon) will be participating in a cultural event on Saturday at the Holt Arena on the campus of the Idaho State University in Pocatello. Under the theme, Temple by the River – Reflections, the script includes an interesting narrative of the cultural history of the Snake River Valley, intertwined with drama, music and dance.

n The Ashton/Island Park Ranger District will be celebrating the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day on Saturday. The event will begin at the Island Park Ranger Station 3726 Hwy. 20 at 9:30 a.m. for a meet and greet, raffle, breakfast snacks, and Adopt-a-Trail information. Participants will travel to the Coffee Pot Rapids Trailhead to begin the hike at 10:30 a.m. The trail follows peaceful wooded hillsides along a tranquil stretch of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake for most of the hike until changes in geography occur near the rapids.

n Holy Spirit Catholic Community hosts International Food Fair on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., International Mass will be at 5 p.m. along with a street dance from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tours of the chapel and school will be available.

n “Get Out” is the feature on Saturday at 3:30, 5:45 and 8 p.m. in the Bengal Theater. In this highly acclaimed piece of social satire, a young African-American man visits his girlfriend’s mysterious family estate, only to find that not all is what it seems to be. New York Magazine writes, “The satirical horror movie we’ve been waiting for, a mash-up of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? and The Stepford Wives that’s more fun than either and more illuminating, too.” (Rated R) Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff, or free for ISU students with Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/getout.

n Blackfoot High School graduation ceremony will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.

n There will be a reunion for former Pocatello Kraft employees on Saturday at O.K. Ward Park. The park is reserved from noon until 5 p.m. It will be a potluck; bring own utensils. For further information, call Susan at 232-2480 or email susanseversonmeek@gmail.com. Also, visit Facebook page: Kraft Pocatello.