n Today, the Senior Activity Center, 427 N. Sixth Ave. in Pocatello, will host Bridge and Zumba at 8:30 a.m., Creative Writing at 1 p.m., Jackpot Bingo at 1:15 p.m. and a dance at 7:30 p.m.
n City of Pocatello will host Christy Anderson Retirement event today at 3 p.m. in City Council Chambers.
n Mystic Squares Dance Club will host pre-rounds at 6 p.m. and plus dance today at 7 p.m. at South Pocatello Square Dance Hall, 1935 S. Fifth Ave., at Sullivan’s RV Park. For more information, call Steve at 237-3609.
n The free Lunch and Play program will be at Alameda Park today from noon to 1 p.m. Kids of all ages can participate in the program for free.
n The Gate City Grays will play today at 7:30 p.m. against the Hornets in Pocatello.
Today & Saturday
Celebrate Blackfoot Pride will be today and Saturday. This event will be packed with activities, including a Car & Bike Show, free fishing at Jensen Grove, free swimming at the Blackfoot Pool, a family carnival, entertainment, free potato bar and many other activities. Most of the activities center around the Jensen Grove area. Check out the website at cityofblackfoot.org for updated information.
n The Malad Valley Welsh Festival is being held today, Saturday and Sunday in Malad City. The entire event is free except for a community breakfast and lunch and shopping at the vendors. This year, there are two presenters: Lucie Washburn “The Welsh: Poetry in the Souls” and John Good “Songs and Tales of Wales.” There are a lot of wonderful musical presentations with Welsh choirs and soloists and dancers. Free wagon rides take people on a tour of Malad. There is a quilt show, piano duet concert, photo exhibit and exhibits of Wales and pioneers of the Malad Valley. A poetry competition is being held this year, and the adult winner will be presented a chair, just as in a Welsh Eisteddfod. The finale concert with be presented by John Good on Saturday evening at 4 p.m., along with a Gymanfa Ganu, or a Welsh sing-along. On Sunday evening, a presentation will be made by Ron Dennis in the Malad First Presbyterian Church about Malad Valley Welsh pioneers. For more information, visit welshfestival.com.
n The Sawabi chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society invites all plant enthusiasts to join them this Saturday in a botanical exploration of the Lost River Mountains at Pass Creek, just north of Arco. This area is sure to please the senses and provide a few new plants not common in our area. Bring a friend. The drive is almost 2 hours each way so you may wish to combine this activity with some camping and other adventures. To carpool and caravan, meet at 9 a.m. (not 8 a.m.) by the bison sculpture at the big parking lot (5th and Dillon), lower campus of Idaho State University, or meet at the Moore City Park (north of Arco) at 10:30 a.m. Contact Paul Allen for details: firstname.lastname@example.org, 208-241-5265.
n A community fundraiser will be held on Saturday for Eric and Lauren Neibarr. There will be a car wash, bake sale, raffle and silent auction at Maple Street Sit N Sleep located at 206 W. Maple St. in Pocatello from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds will go directly to the Neibaur family who lost Eric and Lauren on June 18 in a tragic car accident.
n On Saturday, the Senior Activity Center, 427 N. 6th Ave. will host a Saturday night dance at 7:30 p.m. featuring Fiesta Country Band.
n Lace and Levi Square Dance Club to host new classes, mainstream and plus review, Saturday at 7 p.m. and main dance at 8 p.m., at the LDS Church, 2600 N. 1650 E., Logan, Utah. For more information, call Steve at 237-3609.
n The Gate City Grays will play a doubleheader on Saturday at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. against the Royals in Pocatello.