April 25 to May 1

Happening Downtown!

Registration closes tomorrow for the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge. This four person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage and comes to Old Town on Saturday.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and compete east to west through Old Town.  Along the course, encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Register now at www.raceentry.com.  Come join the fun!

 

Wine tasting this Saturday, April 29th from 5-7pm at the Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market. They will be tasting five different wines from this month’s featured sustainable vineyard, Boomtown by Dusted Valley. $7 per person. Please bring I.D. Now open for dinner Friday and Saturday evening from 5-9pm at 308 E. Center St. Call 208-904-1368 for more information.

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main, will be offering a variety of classes in May for artistically minded people at all levels of experience. Danene Taysom’s Everything Color painting class runs for 3 weeks in May beginning Wednesday, May 3. This month’s theme is “Landscapes: Looking at Land & Sky Through an Artist Eye”; $50 for Art Center members, $60 for non-members. On Thursday evenings, Richard Albright will teach Beginning Digital Photography; $75 for 4 weeks, starting May 4, and the daytime Pay-As-You-Go classes with Bob Beason, Karen Wardle and Pennie Wolf on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will continue for $12.50 per 3 hour session. For class times or to register for classes, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

 

KATZ KREATIONZ, 362 N. Main, is having a super blow out on nearly everything in the store. KATZ is closing out all craft supplies with 50% to 75% off. Bolted fabrics are now at an amazing low price of $1.00 a yard. If a wedding or prom is in your future KATZ  has the new 2017 Formals and Wedding gowns from $19.99 to $289.00.  KATZ has arches, fountains, backdrops, linens and more for your wedding or event needs.

 

There are THREE bands playing this weekend at Portneuf Valley Brewing. Friday night grab a brew and check out Better With Beer playing rock 'n roll. Then on Saturday night it's a double header with funk, reggae, and rock from Hot Pursuit with special openers Face the Moment. Both shows are 9pm - 11:30pm in the Loft with no cover!

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open on Saturday, May 6th at 9am. The Market is located at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main and will be open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.  And, on Wednesdays from 5-8pm in conjunction with Revive @ 5 beginning on May 24.  The Revive @ 5 schedule is available at www.oldtownpocatello.com .

 

Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in your beautiful downtown!

April 18 to April 24

Happening Downtown!

Register now to compete as SEICAA and Old Town host the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge on April 29. This four person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and compete east to west through Old Town.  Along the course, encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Registration at www.raceentry.com.  Come join the fun!

 

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Spring Used Book Sale which will be held this week at the Marshall Library. A wide variety of books as well as videos and CDs will be available. Hours for the sale are: Thursday - 9:00 am to 9 pm, Friday - 9:00 am to 6 pm and Saturday - 9 am to 4 pm. For further information call Marshall Public Library at (208)232-1263.

 

Sidewalk Chalk Art Walk scheduled for Friday May 5!  Local kids will begin creating sidewalk chalk art at 2:30pm throughout Old Town Pocatello. Drawing will continue until 5pm when Art Walk begins. Every child that registers in advance and creates a sidewalk chalk drawing will receive a t-shirt and a free ice cream cone from Old Town Ice Cream & Candy, along with coupons and information from the merchants in Old Town Pocatello.  The registration form is located at www.oldtownpocatello.com . Registration deadline is April 21.

 

Enjoy a local lunch and dinner this week at one of our locally owned restaurants!  Fine dining at The Bridge.  Italian, pizza, salads and more at  Villano’s Italian, PV’s Uncorked on Main or Portneuf Valley Brewing. Sandwiches and soup at Great Harvest, EFresh, The Red Poppy, or the First National.  Hand-rolled sushi or a bento box at Sumisu.  Fresh salads at the Pocatello-Co-op, A Healthier Place To Eat or Food For Thought Take Out.  Japanese rice bowls at Yoshida.  Chinese at Chopstick Café.  Mexican at El Herradero.  Indian cuisine at A Taste of Himalayas. Thai at Thai Paradise.  Greek at The Grecian Key. 

 

This weekend at Portneuf Valley Brewing: On Friday night, Steelhead Redd will be swimming upstream to spawn some great acoustic rock. Saturday the Opskamatrists wanna' write you a prescription for ska, reggae, and some severely danceable brass. Both shows run 9-11:30pm in the Loft with no cover.

 

Chili Dog Night with the American Legion is scheduled for Friday, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building located at 300 N. Johnson. The cost is only $6 and you get a chili dog, chips and soda. All proceeds go to the plans and programs of Pocatello Post 4.

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., offers "Pay As You Go.” Gabrielle Sivitz hosts a new all media open studio from 6:30 to 8:30pm on Mondays. Bob Beason provides assistance in all media on Tuesdays from 9am to 12pm.  Karen Wardle focuses on issues with oil paintings on Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm, as well as Pennie Wolf from 1 to 4 pm on Thursdays. Bring a project, art supplies, and your questions. Daytime sessions are $12.50, the evening session is $10 with no registration required.  Call (208) 232-0970 for more information.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

EXCEL Weight Loss Solutions is hosting another Reduced-Fee Health Fair on Tuesday, April 25.  Call 406-1084 or email excelweightloss@gmail.com to schedule your appointment. 

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open on Saturday, May 6th at 9am. The Market is located at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main and will be open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.  And, on Wednesdays from 5-8pm in conjunction with Revive @ 5 beginning on May 24.  The Revive @ 5 schedule is available at www.oldtownpocatello.com .

 

Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in your beautiful downtown!

 

April 11 to April 17

Another exciting Spring week in Old Town Pocatello!

It’s not too late to order the very popular Honey Bunnies from Great Harvest.  They make great center pieces for your Easter table and are delicious as well.  Great Harvest also has dinner rolls, lemon bars, carrot bread and other sweet treats to add to your Easter Baskets.  Stop in today at 250 N. Main or call 234-2108. 

 

The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main, has an variety of paint and create projects planned for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Paint Ukranian Eggs.  Create an Easter Build-a-Buddy Duck or Bunny.   Child and adult paint projects, too!  Visit www.grapevangogh.com for more information and to register.

The Pocatello community is invited to join in the Elks Lodge Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, beginning at 10:00 am in lower Ross Park.  All children ages 1 to 12 are invited to participate.  In order for everyone to have a good time, there will be four age groups for the children, with different egg hunts for the age groups.  Children will find many prizes in collecting their eggs and Lodge volunteers will be on hand.  The Easter Bunny will be there, too.

 

Time is “running out” to register for Pocatello's premier 5K obstacle race!  Register today and plan to compete as SEICAA and Old Town host the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge on Saturday, April 29. This four person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to compete east to west through Old Town.  Along the course, encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Registration at www.raceentry.com.  Come join the fun and support SEICAA’s emergency services programs. 

 

The Pocatello Art Center offers "Pay As You Go" classes for artistically minded people who would like to join a friendly group and get some guidance with their projects. Gabrielle Sivitz hosts a new all media open studio  from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Mondays, Bob Beason provides assistance in all media on Tuesdays from 9 am to 12 pm, Karen Wardle focuses on issues with oil paintings on Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm, as well as Pennie Wolf from 1 to 4 pm on Thursdays. Bring a project, art supplies, and your questions. Daytime sessions are $12.50, the evening session is $10 with no registration required. The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. in Old Town, Pocatello. For more information, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will host a vendor open house on Saturday from 4pm to 5pm at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. Market vendors are invited to come talk with the Market Managers and fill out applications for the 2017 season.  The Department of Weights and Measures and the Idaho State Tax commission will also be available to answer questions. The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open on Saturday, May 6 at 9am and will be open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.  If you are a return vendor or interested in becoming a new vendor, please plan to stop by the open house.

 

Sidewalk Chalk Art Walk scheduled for Friday May 5!  Local kids will begin creating sidewalk chalk art at 2:30pm throughout Old Town Pocatello. Drawing will continue until 5pm when Art Walk begins and our community can enjoy the wonderful hand-drawn art.  Every child that registers in advance and creates a sidewalk chalk drawing will receive an Old Town T-shirt and a free ice cream cone from Old Town Ice Cream & Candy, along with coupons and information from the merchants in Old Town Pocatello.  The registration form is located at www.oldtownpocatello.com and the registration deadline is April 21.

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing has a great lineup for this weekend starting with a new band for Friday: The Black Canvas. They'll be performing an eclectic mix of jazz, soul, funk, and rock. You can sample their sound on the PVB webpage. Saturday night they will welcome back Gas, Food and Lodging with a few lineup changes and danceable pop/rock for your listening pleasure. Both shows are in The Loft from 9pm - 11:30pm with no cover! On Wednesday, April 19th at 6pm is the Museum After Dark: Chemistry of Beer event. It's $20 per person for buffet pizza, appetizer and salad spread plus beer tasting and a 20 minute presentation by brewmistress Penny Pink about the science of beer. Tickets are available at the Museum of Natural History.  

 

The American Legion will have their regular monthly meeting at 7 pm on Wednesday night.  Steak Night with the American Legion is scheduled for Friday.  Steaks will be served from 5 pm to 7 pm.  It’s only $14 for a full Rib Eye steak with all the fixings or for those with a small appetite they have a Senior with all the fixings form only $7.  Chili Dog Night with the American Legion is scheduled for April 21, from 5 pm to 8 pm. The cost is only $6 and you get a chili dog, chips and soda. All proceeds go to the plans and programs of Pocatello Post 4, and all events take place at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N Johnson.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Spring Used Book Sale which will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield St., Pocatello.

A wide variety of soft and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase.  Paperback items will be sold for $1.00 each and hardbacks for $2.00.  However, all remaining stock will be reduced 50% on Saturday morning! Hours for the sale are:  Thursday, April 20 - 9:00 am to 9 pm, Friday, April 21  - 9:00 am to 6 pm and Saturday, April 22  - 9 am to 4 pm. For further information please call Marshall Public Library at (208) 232-1263.

 

EXCEL Weight Loss Solutions is hosting another Reduced-Fee Health Fair on Tuesday, April 25.  For just $40 you can get two thyroid tests, a CBC, CMP (includes blood sugars), and a Lipid Profile (cholesterol).  Diabetes testing and PSA for prostate also available.  Call 406-1084 or email excelweightloss@gmail.com to schedule your appointment.  Fast and easy parking.  Results mailed to your home in just a couple of days!  Also, just a reminder that Karen Donaldson's office accepts insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid for nutrition counseling.  Call her office and they will verify your benefits.  

 

Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in your beautiful downtown!

 

April 4 to April 10

It’s an exciting week in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Free Sidewalk Chalk during Art Walk this Friday from 5-8pm!   Plan to bring your entire family to Art Walk on Friday and be sure to catch a complimentary ride on the Citizens Community Bank Old Town Trolley.  On board the trolley each child will receive a package of sidewalk chalk.  The chalk will include a flyer with information about how to have your kids create a sidewalk chalk art entry for the May Art Walk.  Each box of chalk includes 20 colorful pieces perfect for creating fun sidewalk art. Trolley stops will be at the Old Town Pavilion, Pocatello Co-op, Museum of Clean, Citizens Community Bank parking lot on Main Street and Great Harvest Bread Co.

 

On Friday May 5, local kids will begin creating sidewalk chalk art at 2:30pm throughout Old Town Pocatello. Drawing will continue until 5pm when Art Walk begins and our community can enjoy the wonderful hand-drawn art.  Every child that creates a sidewalk chalk drawing will receive an Old Town T-shirt and a free ice cream cone from Old Town Ice Cream & Candy, along with coupons and information from the merchants in Old Town Pocatello.  Be sure your kids get their sidewalk chalk this Friday during Art Walk.

 

Eggciting Family Fun Easter Egg Extravaganza on Saturday!  Old Town is the place to be this Saturday!  Participating merchants will have 10,000 Easter Eggs, that’s right, 10,000 eggs filled with fun items for the kids beginning at 11am until all of the eggs are gone. The Easter Bunny will be here, too!  Bring the family along with baskets to collect the eggs.  Walk shop to shop collecting eggs and great coupons from our merchants.  Participating merchants include:

Pocatello Pet Lodge, 145 S. 3rd

Pocatello Co-op & Farm Table Cafe, 309 E. Center

Nerd Church Gaming, 318 E. Center

East Idaho Home Interiors, 237 E. Center St.

Citizens Community Bank, 201 S. Main St.

Old Town Preschool & Child Care, 231 S. Arthur

The Orange & Black Store, 103 S. Main St.

The Monarch, 244 W. Center

1st Person Games, 310 W. Center St.

Old Town Ice Cream & Candy, 110 N. Main St.

Molinelli’s Jewelers, 126 N. Main St.

Vain & Vintage, 148 N. Main St.

Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, 234 N. Main St.

Great Harvest Bread, 250 N. Main St.

Pocatello Electric, 258 N. Main St.

The Grecian Key Restaurant, 314 N. Main St.

Mr. Vaughn’s Emporium, 326 N. Main St.

Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main St.

Main Street Music, 401 N. Main St.

My Local Pocatello & Old Town Pocatello, 420 N. Main St.

Bru House Galilei, 502 N. Main St.

Found Downtown, 541 N. Main St.

A Different Cup, 928 N. Main St.

 

The 27th Annual Rocky Mountain Writers Festival will be in Pocatello this week.  Pocatello writers of poetry, prose and music share their work in four nights at five venues.  All readings start at 7:00pm and are free to the public:  Wednesday, Portneuf Valley Brewing will feature Krishna Strong and well known writers in the area and singer/songwriter Matthew Murdock.  Thursday, College Market will feature Kelly Ricken and readers from the ISU community: students, faculty and alumni.  Friday, Bru House will host the first ever Fantasy/Sci-Fi  Night featuring Chelsea “Citizen Rouge” and local writers. Saturday, Old Town Ice Cream will feature Leslie Leek and local and out of town writers and the Great Rift Press presents the Pocatello premier of a multi media documentary about retracing an expedition by the great Idaho Kayaker from Salmon, Walt Blackadar, produced and created by Ron Watters and Cathy Daly.   Will Peterson, owner of Walrus and Carpenter Books in Old Town Pocatello, started this festival 27 years ago.  The event continues into another year to honor the irrepressible spirit of the writing community and the support of the Pocatello audiences. Please call Walrus and Carpenter Books for more information, 208-233-0821.

 

Happy 3rd Anniversary to 1st Person Games located at 320 W. Center.  We are so happy to have this great business in our neighborhood.  If you haven’t stopped in lately, now is a great time to wish Scott and crew a Happy Anniversary and check out the fun inventory of games and accessories.

 

The art community in Pocatello recently lost a talented artist and friend.  Craig Worth was a frequent artist featured during First Friday Art Walks and shows in our area.  He was a volunteer for Old Town and designed the pieces we use for the Relight The Night – Save Our Neon Signs Project.  Craig was very active in a number of other activities and events. Craig will be missed!  The Gate City Fine Arts Gallery, 315 W. Center St., will be hosting a memorial exhibit for Craig during this Friday’s First Friday Art Walk.  Please be sure to stop in and view the memories Craig captured and left for us to enjoy.

 

This weekend at Portneuf Valley Brewing they’ve got the  work of former teacher Brent Lowman gracing the dining room walls for Art Walk and Soul Full of Blues performing that evening. Saturday night the talented rock n' rollers Tears of Diesel for your aural pleasure. Both shows go from 9pm - 11:30pm with no cover.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will host a vendor open house on April 15 from 4pm to 5pm at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. Market vendors are invited to come talk with the Market Managers and fill out applications for the 2017 season.  The Department of Weights and Measures and the Idaho State Tax commission will also be available to answer questions. The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open on Saturday, May 6 at 9am and will be open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.  If you are a return vendor or interested in becoming a new vendor, please plan to stop by the open house.

 

EXCEL Weight Loss Solutions is hosting another Reduced-Fee Health Fair on Tuesday, April 25.  For just $40 you can get two thyroid tests, a CBC, CMP (includes blood sugars), and a Lipid Profile (cholesterol).  Diabetes testing and PSA for prostate also available.  Call 406-1084 or email excelweightloss@gmail.com to schedule your appointment.  Fast and easy parking.  Results mailed to your home in just a couple of days!  Also, just a reminder that Karen Donaldson's office accepts insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid for nutrition counseling.  Call her office and they will verify your benefits.  

 

Pocatello's premier 5K obstacle race will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, April 29th.  Plan now to compete as SEICAA and Old Town host the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge. This four person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to compete east to west through Old Town.  Along the course, encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Registration is now open at www.raceentry.com.  Come join the fun and support SEICAA’s emergency services programs. 

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Spring Used Book Sale which will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield St., Pocatello.  A wide variety of soft and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase.  Paperback items will be sold for $1.00 each and hardbacks for $2.00.  However, all remaining stock will be reduced 50% on Saturday morning! Hours for the sale are:  Thursday, April 20 - 9:00 am to 9 pm, Friday, April 21  - 9:00 am to 6 pm and Saturday, April 22  - 9 am to 4 pm. For further information please call Marshall Public Library at (208) 232-1263.

 

Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in your beautiful downtown!

 

March 28 to April 3

Two new businesses have joined the Old Town Neighborhood! 

 

Welcome Bailey, Hahn and Jarman Law Firm, PLLC.  The firm is now open inside the Historic Seavers Building located at 101 N. Main St.  Welcome partners and staff to beautiful Old Town Pocatello.

 

Welcome Nerd Church Gaming now open at 318 E. Center St.  The new gaming shop is open Monday through Saturday 11am to 10pm and Sundays Noon to 8pm.  Games, cards, and more.  Welcome to the exciting Eastside of Old Town Pocatello!

Happening in your Downtown!

 

The Pocatello Pet Lodge, 145 S. 3rd, has announced that registration is now open for their Spring Session – Basic Manners Class.  There will be eight weekly sessions on Tuesdays beginning on April 4 from 6:30-7:30pm.  Registration is $175 and includes dog training leash, collar, a bag of treats plus three days of Doggie Day Care.  This class will fill up fast so call 237-PETS today for more information and to register.

 

X-Caliber Cuts & Color located at 123 N. Main St. has three exciting specials in place.  They are now featuring $12 kids cuts for all kids ages 12 and under.  Stop in on Fridays for Father & Son Fridays when you both get a great hair cut for $35.  And, on Sundays at 6pm stop in for poker night a free Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament.  You can call 253-754-1279 for all the details and to book your appointments.

 

The Pocatello Art Center will be offering a variety of classes in April for artistically minded people at all levels of experience. Danene Taysom’s Everything Color painting classes run Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm or Wednesdays 3 - 5 pm; $65 for Art Center members, $75 for non-members.  On Thursday evenings, Richard Albright teaches Beginning Digital Photography; $75 for 4 weeks. A new evening Pay-As-You-Go class with Gabrielle Sivitz starts on  Monday, April 3, 6:30 - 8:30 pm for $10 per 2 hour session, and the daytime Pay-As-You-Go classes with Bob Beason, Karen Wardle and Pennie Wolf on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will continue for $12.50 per 3 hour session.

This weekend at Portneuf Valley Brewing there will be a double-header performance by country rock darlings KIN, performing Friday and Saturday 9pm - 11:30pm, no cover.  And in case you missed it, you can now place orders online through the PVB website at www.portneufvalleybrewing.com .

 

On Friday April 7, Old Town Pocatello will host the April First Friday Art Walk from 5pm to 8pm.  A special invitation is being extended to families in our community.  Plan to bring your entire family to Art Walk!  Be sure to catch a complimentary ride on the Citizens Community Bank Old Town Trolley.  On board the trolley each child will receive a package of sidewalk chalk.  The chalk will include a flyer with information about how to have your kids create a sidewalk chalk art entry for the May Art Walk. 

 

The Easter Egg Extravaganza is coming to Old Town on Saturday April 8.  Participating merchants will have Easter Eggs for the kids beginning at 11am until all of the eggs are gone.  There will be thousands of eggs for the kids and plenty of time for families to walk through our beautiful shops and restaurants.  Plan to spend a while enjoying the spring charm of Old Town Pocatello.  We do expect a visit from the Easter Rabbit, too!

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The 27th Annual Rocky Mountain Writers Festival is slated for April 5-8.  Pocatello writers of poetry, prose and music share their work in four nights at five Pocatello venues.  All readings start at 7:00pm and are free to the public:  April 5, Portneuf Valley Brewing will feature Krishna Strong and well known writers in the area and singer/songwriter Matthew Murdock.  April 6, College Market will feature Kelly Ricken and readers from the ISU community: students, faculty and alumni. April 7, Bru House will host the first ever Fantasy/Sci-Fi  Night featuring Chelsea “Citizen Rouge” and local writers. April 8, Old Town Ice Cream will feature Leslie Leek and local and out of town writers and the Great Rift Press presents the Pocatello premier of a multi media documentary about retracing an expedition by the great Idaho Kayaker from Salmon, Walt Blackadar, produced and created by Ron Watters and Cathy Daly.   Will Peterson, owner of Walrus and Carpenter Books in Old Town Pocatello, started this festival 27 years ago.  The event continues into another year to honor the irrepressible spirit of the writing community and the support of the Pocatello audiences. Please call Walrus and Carpenter Books for more information, 208-233-0821.

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will host a vendor open house on April 15 from 4pm to 5pm at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. Market vendors are invited to come talk with the Market Managers and fill out applications for the 2017 season.  The Department of Weights and Measures and the Idaho State Tax commission will also be available to answer questions. The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open on Saturday, May 6 at 9am and will be open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.  If you are a return vendor or interested in becoming a new vendor, please plan to stop by the open house.

 

EXCEL Weight Loss Solutions is hosting another Reduced-Fee Health Fair on Tuesday, April 25.  For just $40 you can get two thyroid tests, a CBC, CMP (includes blood sugars), and a Lipid Profile (cholesterol).  Diabetes testing and PSA for prostate also available.  Call 406-1084 or email excelweightloss@gmail.com to schedule your appointment.  Fast and easy parking.  Results mailed to your home in just a couple of days!  Also, just a reminder that Karen Donaldson's office accepts insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid for nutrition counseling.  Call her office and they will verify your benefits.  

 

Pocatello's premier 5K obstacle race will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, April 29th.  Plan now to compete as SEICAA and Old Town host the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge. This four person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to compete east to west through Old Town.  Along the course, encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Registration is now open at www.raceentry.com.  Come join the fun and support SEICAA’s emergency services programs. 

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Spring Used Book Sale which will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield St., Pocatello. A wide variety of soft and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase.  Paperback items will be sold for $1.00 each and hardbacks for $2.00.  However, all remaining stock will be reduced 50% on Saturday morning! Hours for the sale are:  Thursday, April 20 - 9:00 am to 9 pm, Friday, April 21  - 9:00 am to 6 pm and Saturday, April 22  - 9 am to 4 pm. For further information please call Marshall Public Library at (208) 232-1263.

 

On Friday May 5, local kids will begin creating sidewalk chalk art at 2:30pm throughout Old Town Pocatello. Drawing will continue until 5pm when Art Walk begins and our community can enjoy the wonderful hand-drawn art.  Every child that creates a sidewalk chalk drawing will receive an Old Town T-shirt and a free ice cream cone from Old Town Ice Cream & Candy, along with coupons and information from the merchants in Old Town Pocatello.  Be sure your kids get their sidewalk chalk during the April First Friday Art Walk and plan to draw in May!

 

March 28 to April 3

March 21 to 27

Happening this week in your Downtown

 

Enjoy a local lunch and dinner at one of our locally owned restaurants!  Fine dining at The Bridge.  Italian, pizza, salads and more at  Villano’s Italian, PV’s Uncorked on Main or Portneuf Valley Brewing. Sandwiches and soup at Great Harvest, EFresh, The Red Poppy, or the First National.  Hand-rolled sushi or a bento box at Sumisu.  Fresh salads at the Pocatello-Co-op, A Healthier Place To Eat or Food For Thought Take Out.  Japanese rice bowls at Yoshida.  Chinese at Chopstick Café.  Mexican at El Herradero.  Indian cuisine at A Taste of Himalayas. Thai at Thai Paradise.  Greek at The Grecian Key.  Choose local for a fresh, delicious meal and help our local restaurants thrive!

 

Wine tasting this Saturday, from 5-7pm, at the Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market. They will be tasting five different wines from this month’s featured sustainable vineyard, Ancient Peaks from Paso Robles, California. $7 per person. Please bring I.D. The Co-op is now open for dinner Friday and Saturday evening from 5-9pm! Join us for all the fun at 308 E. Center St. For more information please call (208) 904-1368.

 

Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main St., has announced a new vendor has joined their shop.  Cutter Kornforth is a photographer, and his work is amazing! He photographs buildings, landscapes, and people.  Now is a great time to stop in and see Cutter’s work. Most of the vendors in the shop are also offering anywhere from 10-50% off items in stock!

 

March Extravaganza at Great Harvest this month! They are offering any Turkey/Swiss or Ham/Cheddar for $5!  They are also featuring their delicious Oregon Herb (this is a blend of Whole Wheat and Rye, loaded with herbs and spices), The ‘Rachel’ sandwich (smoked turkey, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and spicy mayo served on grilled Oregon Herb) and a variety of other goodies for St Patrick’s day. Stop in today!

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing is excited to announce their online ordering is all set up. You can order for pick-up, delivery, or for dine-in all from the brewery webpage, www.portneufvalleybrewing.com , so your food is ready when you get there.  On Wednesday, enjoy a relaxing night of painting in The Loft with PaintBox. Get step-by-step instructions on how to paint while sipping on a glass of wine or pint of beer. Check the PVB website for details. On Friday night The Mighty Rock Farmers will play a rousing show of rock and covers and then on Saturday a great combo of locals - George Asboe, Bob Merle, and Allen Ross - team up as The 4am Club performing covers and originial material. Both shows are 9pm - 11:30pm with no cover. 

 

The Pocatello Pet Lodge, 145 S. 3rd, has announced that registration is now open for their Spring Session – Basic Manners Class.  There will be eight weekly sessions on Tuesdays beginning on April 4 from 6:30-7:30pm.  Registration is $175 and includes dog training leash, collar, a bag of treats plus three days of Doggie Day Care.  This class will fill up fast so call 237-PETS today for more information and to register.

 

The Pocatello Art Center will expand their popular "Pay As You Go" classes with a Monday evening session, starting April 3. Gabrielle Sivitz will host the new open studio time for all media from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Daytime "Pay As You Go" classes continue with Bob Beason providing assistance in all media on Tuesdays from 9 am to 12 pm, Karen Wardle focusing on issues with oil paintings on Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm, and Penny Wolf also helping out with oil paintings from 1 - 4 pm on Thursdays. Bring a project, art supplies, and your questions. Daytime sessions are $12.50, the evening session is $10, no registration required.  The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. in Old Town, Pocatello. For more information, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

 

Upcoming Events!


Registration is now open!  Pocatello's premier 5K obstacle race will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, April 29th.  Plan now to compete as SEICAA and Old Town host the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge. This four person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to compete east to west through Old Town.  Along the course, encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Registration is now open at www.raceentry.com.  Come join the fun and support SEICAA’s emergency services programs. 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will host a vendor open house on April 15 from 4pm to 5pm at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. Market vendors are invited to come talk with the Market Managers and fill out applications for the 2017 season.  The Department of Weights and Measures and the Idaho State Tax commission will also be available to answer questions. The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open on Saturday, May 6 at 9am and will be open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.  If you are a return vendor or interesting in becoming a new vendor, please plan to stop by the open house.

 

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Spring Used Book Sale which will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield St., Pocatello.

A wide variety of soft and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase.  Paperback items will be sold for $1.00 each and hardbacks for $2.00.  However, all remaining stock will be reduced 50% on Saturday morning! Hours for the sale are:  Thursday, April 20 - 9:00 am to 9 pm, Friday, April 21  - 9:00 am to 6 pm and Saturday, April 22  - 9 am to 4 pm. For further information please call Marshall Public Library at (208) 232-1263.

 

Shop in Old Town Pocatello!  Dine in Old Town Pocatello!  Play in Old Town Pocatello!  Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned.  It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in our beautiful downtown!

March 14 to March 20

Happening this week in your Downtown!

 

Thank you to all who came out to enjoy the 7th Annual Gate City Brewfest and to all of the volunteers who worked throughout the day to make the event a huge success!    Mark your calendars now for the 8th Annual Gate City Brewfest coming back to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday March 10, 2018!

 

There will be lots of St. Patty’s Day activities throughout Old Town this week:

 

Enjoy lunch at Efresh, 309 E. Center St.  Delicious sandwiches, chips, salads and more.  Fresh and local at Efresh!

 

Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main St., has announced a new vendor has joined their shop.  Cutter Kornforth is a photographer, and his work is amazing! He photographs buildings, landscapes, and people.  Now is a great time to stop in and see Cutter’s work. Most of the vendors in the shop are also offering anywhere from 10-50% off items in stock!

 

The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main, has an entire week of painting events scheduled.  Go to www.grapevangogh.com for details and to register.  Create your very own spring work of art!

 

PV’s Uncorked on Main, 138 N. Main, is hosting a five course wine tasting event on Thursday at 6:30pm.  This event will fill up so call now for reservations, 233-1322.

 

The Bourbon Barrel, 238 W. Clark, will be hosting potluck at 4pm on Friday.  At 6pm the Irish Pool Tournament will begin and at 9pm live music!  Stop in for a fun evening and the coldest beer in town!

 

March Extravaganza at Great Harvest this month! They are offering any Turkey/Swiss or Ham/Cheddar for $5!  They are also featuring their delicious Oregon Herb (this is a blend of Whole Wheat and Rye, loaded with herbs and spices), The ‘Rachel’ sandwich (smoked turkey, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and spicy mayo served on grilled Oregon Herb) and a variety of other goodies for St Patrick’s day. Stop in today!

 

The First National, 232 W. Center, will host Irish music, drink specials, corned beef and cabbage, and lots of Irish Shenanigans all day long on Friday. 

 

On Friday Portneuf Valley Brewing has the Landimals playing  from 9pm - 11:30pm, no cover.  Whether you are Irish or not, enjoy PVB’s corned beef and cabbage specials, and beer specials for mug club members all weekend long! Saturday night they’ve got a dynamic duo featuring Bret Gordon of Gas, Food and Lodging with Steve Byers of Steelhead Redd. They're playing a night of great acoustic rock from 9pm - 11:30pm, no cover. PVB just launched their new website. Check it out for videos of upcoming entertainment and up-to-date info about all specials and upcoming events.

 

Main Steam Coffee & Desserts is now offering reusable plastic mugs.  Save a tree and be environmentally friendly!  Stop in today and buy a mug and a hot drink along with a delicious dessert at 234 N. Main St.

Upcoming Events!

 

Registration is now open!  Pocatello's premier 5K obstacle race will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, April 29th.  Plan now to compete as SEICAA and Old Town host the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge. This four person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to compete east to west through Old Town.  Along the course, encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Registration is now open at www.raceentry.com.  Come join the fun and support SEICAA’s emergency services programs. 

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will host a vendor open house on April 15 from 4pm to 5pm at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. Market vendors are invited to come talk with the Market Managers and fill out applications for the 2017 season.  The Department of Weights and Measures and the Idaho State Tax commission will also be available to answer questions. The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open on Saturday, May 6 at 9am and will be open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.  If you are a return vendor or interesting in becoming a new vendor, please plan to stop by the open house.

 

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Spring Used Book Sale which will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield St., Pocatello. A wide variety of soft and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase.  Paperback items will be sold for $1.00 each and hardbacks for $2.00.  However, all remaining stock will be reduced 50% on Saturday morning! Hours for the sale are:  Thursday, April 20 - 9:00 am to 9 pm, Friday, April 21  - 9:00 am to 6 pm and Saturday, April 22  - 9 am to 4 pm. For further information please call Marshall Public Library at (208) 232-1263.

 

The Bannock Civitan Club has announced this summer’s Revive @ 5 Wednesday Concerts will kick off at 5pm on Wednesday, May 24.  Calendars will be available soon with the entire list of bands, food and fun! 

 

Shop in Old Town Pocatello!  Dine in Old Town Pocatello!  Play in Old Town Pocatello!  Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned.  It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in our beautiful downtown!

March 7 to March 13

Happening this week in your Downtown

 

This Saturday the 7th Annual Gate City Brewfest will be returning to Old Town Pocatello.  From 1pm to 6pm, sample 80+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment at the Old Town restaurants, pubs and bars. Buy your tickets in advance at www.gatecitybrewfest.com , or tickets will be available beginning at 12:30pm at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. or at the Elks Lodge, 410 S. Main St.  Tickets will only be available at these two locations on Saturday.  Commemorative mugs will be available as well!  Plan to come taste some amazing beers and enjoy Old Town on Saturday! 

 

Thank you to all of the Old Town bars, pubs and restaurants that will be hosting brewers on Saturday:

Center Street Clubhouse, 524 E. Center St.

Hooligans, 122 N. 3rd Ave.

Club Charley's 331 E. Center St.
Pocatello Co-op, 308 E. Center St.

The Odyssey Bar & Golf, 250 E. Center St.
The Office Bar, 251 E. Center St.
Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. 1st Ave. 
The Bridge, 230 W. Bonneville
Elks Lodge, 410 S. Main St.
First National Bar, 232 W. Center St.
Parfive Indoor Golf Lounge, 123 N. Main St.

PV's Uncorked on Main, 138 N. Main St.

Villano's Italian, 165 N. Main St.

​The Tasting Room, 328 W. Clark
The Bourbon Barrel, 238 W. Clark
The Oasis Bar, 304 N. Main St.
The Grecian Key Restaurant, 314 N. Main St.

 

March Madness at Great Harvest this month! They are offering any Turkey/Swiss or Ham/Cheddar for $5!  They are also featuring their delicious Oregon Herb (this is a blend of Whole Wheat and Rye, loaded with herbs and spices), The ‘Rachel’ sandwich (smoked turkey, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and spicy mayo served on grilled Oregon Herb) and a variety of other goodies for St Patrick’s day. Stop in today!

 

Main Steam Coffee & Desserts is now offering reusable plastic mugs.  Save a tree and be environmentally friendly!  Stop in today and buy a mug and a hot drink along with a delicious dessert at 234 N. Main St.

The Pocatello Art Center will be offering a variety of classes in March for artistically minded people at all levels of experience. Danene Taysom’s Everything Color painting classes run Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm or Wednesdays 3 - 5 pm. This month’s theme is “5 Secrets to Creating Harmony in Your Painting”; $65 for Art Center members, $75 for non-members.  On Thursday evenings, Richard Albright will teach Beginning Digital Photography; $75 for 4 weeks, and the daytime Pay-As-You-Go classes with Bob Beason, Karen Wardle and Pennie Wolf on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will continue for $12.50 per 3 hour session.  The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. in Old Town, Pocatello. For more information or to register for classes, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

Don’t miss $5 gyros at The Grecian Key Restaurant, every Tuesday and Thursday!  Lunch, dinner or take-out.

 

Along with their famous taco spaghetti, Villano’s Italian has added taco pizza to their menu.  It’s time to stop in and taste test this week.  Lisa and Aaron would love to see you!

 

X-Caliber Cuts & Color located at 123 N. Main St. has three exciting specials in place.  They are now featuring $12 kids cuts for all kids ages 12 and under.  Stop in on Fridays for Father & Son Fridays when you both get a great hair cut for $35.  And, on Sundays at 6pm stop in for poker night a free Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament.  You can call 253-754-1279 for all the details and to book your appointments.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing: Boogie down with Soul Full of Blues this Friday night from 9pm - 11:30pm, no cover. Saturday is the Gate City Brewfest and PVB has The Brown Eyed Cats playing 2-4pm during the fest and another set for the after-party from 9pm - 11:30pm. Both of those shows are free.  Local brews and live music at Portneuf Valley Brewing!

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Registration is now open!  Pocatello's premier 5K obstacle race will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, April 29th.  Plan now to compete as SEICAA and Old Town host the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge. This four person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to compete east to west through Old Town.  Along the course, encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Registration is now open at www.raceentry.com.  Come join the fun and support SEICAA’s emergency services programs. 

 

Shop in Old Town Pocatello!  Dine in Old Town Pocatello!  Play in Old Town Pocatello!  Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned.  It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in our beautiful downtown!

February 28 to March 6

Happening this week in your Downtown

 

You are invited to visit Old Town Pocatello on Friday to enjoy the March First Friday Art Walk.  From 5-8pm shops, galleries and restaurants throughout downtown will be open and will welcome you in to enjoy local and regional art, live music, live art demonstrations, fashion, food and more.  Spring is almost here so it’s time to get out and come explore your downtown! 

 

Come view the 709 flag designs submitted for the City of Pocatello’s Flag Design Contest.  The exhibit is now open at the Marshall Public Library and will be part of First Friday Art Walk on Friday.  Art Walk attendees are encouraged to arrive early as the library closes at 6 p.m. Those who are unable to visit the display can view the flags and comment online at flag.pocatello.us. The display and website will run through the month of March.

 

Welcome Cue & Brews, now open at 259 E. Center.  Pool, darts, brews and more in the newly remodeled attraction on the East side of Old Town Pocatello.  Stop in today and welcome our new neighbors.

 

Vintage Vinyl and Antiques, 102 N. Main St., will be celebrating their 1st Anniversary on Friday during First Friday Art Walk. From now until then, with every $20 you spend in the store your name will go into a drawing for a gift basket full of goodies to be given away on Saturday March 4. Join Vintage Vinyl and Antiques for a chance to win great prizes to be given away throughout the evening.

A The Pocatello Art Center will host the annual Invitational High School Art Show during the month of March, highlighting the talent and creativity of students from Pocatello and outlying areas. This popular community event will kick off during First Friday Art Walk on Friday, March 3 from 5 - 8 pm, with a brief awards ceremony at 7 pm. Awards for student artwork are made possible by grants from the Spalding Foundation and the Idaho Community Foundation. The Pocatello Art Center gallery is also open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

The Pocatello Art Center will be offering a variety of classes in March for artistically minded people at all levels of experience. Danene Taysom’s Everything Color painting classes run Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm or Wednesdays 3 - 5 pm. This month’s theme is “5 Secrets to Creating Harmony in Your Painting”; $65 for Art Center members, $75 for non-members.  On Thursday evenings, Richard Albright will teach Beginning Digital Photography; $75 for 4 weeks, and the daytime Pay-As-You-Go classes with Bob Beason, Karen Wardle and Pennie Wolf on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will continue for $12.50 per 3 hour session.  The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. in Old Town, Pocatello. For more information or to register for classes, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

X-Caliber Cuts & Color located at 123 N. Main St. has three exciting specials in place.  They are now featuring $12 kids cuts for all kids ages 12 and under.  Stop in on Fridays for Father & Son Fridays when you both get a great hair cut for $35.  And, on Sundays at 6pm stop in for poker night a free Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament.  You can call 253-754-1279 for all the details and to book your appointments.

 

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st, will be open for First Friday Art Walk with an exciting new artist!  Announcing Imaginations by Mindy, whimsical ceramic sculptures.  This will be Mindy's first showing so let’s make it a great experience for her with a crowd to welcome her to Art Walk. While you are in the shop be sure to check out the great collectibles and antiques, and as always they have coffee and cookies!


Are you looking for your dream come true wedding? Katz Kreationz, 362 N. Main, is Pocatello’s one stop wedding shop.  They have everything from the smallest detail to coordination of the entire day with backdrops, fountains, linens, arches gowns and more.  Looking for prom dresses or wedding attire? Then get to KATZ for the new American Distributors 2017 line of gowns starting at $19.99. And if vintage is your taste, they have  that too. Tired of big chain prices for craft supplies?  Katz also has all the craft supplies one could ever want at 30% off their entire stock!

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing: On Friday, PVB will have a stunning show of mixed media artwork by Cherese Farmer. PVB will be mixing up the entertainment that night with a live DJ and karaoke starting at 9pm. Saturday night live music will feature Eminence Ensemble, a killer jam band out of Colorado. They've got an incredible light show to accompany the experience. PVB can promise you've never seen anything like this in Pocatello.  And, mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Gate City Brewfest on March 11.  PVB has the Brown Eyed Cats performing from 2pm-4pm for Brewfest and from 9pm-11:30pm for the after party.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Idaho Bridal Fair will return to Pocatello on Saturday. Beginning at 10am, the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello will showcase everything a bride and groom needs to plan the perfect wedding, honeymoon and future.  From florists to jewelers, and from caterers to entertainment, local businesses will display their products and services designed to help orchestrate the day you will treasure forever.  Brides, grooms and engaged couples should register in advance at www.idahobridalfair.com.  Our area’s best and brightest bridal show is sponsored by Molinelli’s Jewelers, 93.9 KZBQ, KORR104, MAGIK 102.5, KSEI, KOUU, the Idaho State Journal, Red Lion Hotel Pocatello and by Old Town Pocatello!

 

The 7th Annual Gate City Brewfest will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 11. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 80+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment at the Old Town restaurants, pubs and bars. Tickets are now available at www.gatecitybrewfest.com .  Get your tickets and don’t miss Pocatello’s largest beer festival. 

 

Registration is now open!  Pocatello's premier 5K obstacle race will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, April 29th.  Plan now to compete as SEICAA and Old Town host the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge. This four person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to compete east to west through Old Town.  Along the course, encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Registration is now open at www.raceentry.com.  Come join the fun and support SEICAA’s emergency services programs. 

 

Shop in Old Town Pocatello!  Dine in Old Town Pocatello!  Play in Old Town Pocatello!  Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned.  It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in our beautiful downtown!

February 21 to February 27

Happening this week!

Vintage Vinyl and Antiques, 102 N. Main St., will be celebrating their 1st Anniversary on Friday, March 3.  That evening is also First Friday Art Walk. From now until then, with every $20 you spend in the store your name will go into a drawing for a gift basket full of goodies to be given away on Saturday March 4. Join Vintage Vinyl and Antiques for a chance to win great prizes to be given away throughout the evening.

The Pocatello Art Center will host the annual Invitational High School Art Show during the month of March, highlighting the talent and creativity of students from Pocatello and outlying areas. This popular community event will kick off during First Friday Art Walk on Friday, March 3 from 5 - 8 pm, with a brief awards ceremony at 7 pm. Awards for student artwork are made possible by grants from the Spalding Foundation and the Idaho Community Foundation. The Pocatello Art Center gallery is also open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

The Pocatello Art Center will be offering a variety of classes in March for artistically minded people at all levels of experience. Danene Taysom’s Everything Color painting classes run Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm or Wednesdays 3 - 5 pm. This month’s theme is “5 Secrets to Creating Harmony in Your Painting”; $65 for Art Center members, $75 for non-members.  On Thursday evenings, Richard Albright will teach Beginning Digital Photography; $75 for 4 weeks, and the daytime Pay-As-You-Go classes with Bob Beason, Karen Wardle and Pennie Wolf on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will continue for $12.50 per 3 hour session.  The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. in Old Town, Pocatello. For more information or to register for classes, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

Are you looking for your dream come true wedding? Katz Kreationz, 362 N. Main, is Pocatello’s one stop wedding shop.  They have everything from the smallest detail to coordination of the entire day with backdrops, fountains, linens, arches gowns and more.  Looking for prom dresses or wedding attire? Then get to KATZ for the new American Distributors 2017 line of gowns starting at $19.99. And if vintage is your taste, they have  that too. Tired of big chain prices for craft supplies?  Katz also has all the craft supplies one could ever want at 30% off their entire stock!

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing: Yee-haw, Portneuf Valley Brewing's got Whiskey Hangover Band playing this Friday, featuring Annalisa Mugeri, formerly of the Daulton Gang. Come check them out if you dig 90s, country top 40, and classic rock. Saturday will feature The Opskamatrists, southeastern Idaho's most electrifying ska band! Both shows are 9pm -11:30pm, no cover. Portneuf Valley Brewing is located at 615 S. 1st Ave.

 

Upcoming Events!

The Idaho Bridal Fair will return to Pocatello on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  Beginning at 10am, the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello will showcase everything a bride and groom needs to plan the perfect wedding, honeymoon and future.  From florists to jewelers, and from caterers to entertainment, local businesses will display their products and services designed to help orchestrate the day you will treasure forever.  Vendor registration is now open.  Showcase your business during the Idaho Bridal Fair by registering today at www.idahobridalfair.com.  If you have a wedding in your future, bride and groom registration is now open, too.  Visit www.idahobridalfair.com for all of the details about our area’s best and brightest bridal show sponsored by Molinelli’s Jewelers.

 

The 7th Annual Gate City Brewfest will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 11. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 70+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment at the Old Town restaurants, pubs and bars. Tickets are now available at www.gatecitybrewfest.com .  Get your tickets and don’t miss Pocatello’s largest beer festival. 

 

Registration is now open!  Pocatello's premier 5K obstacle race will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, April 29th.  Plan now to compete as SEICAA and Old Town host the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge. This four person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to compete east to west through Old Town.  Along the course, encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Registration is now open at www.raceentry.com.  Come join the fun and support SEICAA’s emergency services programs. 

February 14 to February 20

Happening this week!

 

Show some local love this Valentine’s Day!  The shops and restaurants in Old Town have the perfect gift for your Valentine and the perfect menu for that special night out.  Give the gift of local and help support the small businesses and restaurants that love doing business in our community. 

 

Enjoy a local Valentine lunch or dinner at one of our locally owned restaurants!  Fine dining at The Bridge.  Italian, pizza, salads and more at  Villano’s Italian, PV’s Uncorked on Main or Portneuf Valley Brewing. Sandwiches and soup at Great Harvest, EFresh, The Red Poppy, or the First National.  Hand-rolled sushi or a bento box at Sumisu.  Fresh salads at the Pocatello-Co-op, A Healthier Place To Eat or Food For Thought Take Out.  Japanese rice bowls at Yoshida.  Chinese at Chopstick Café.  Mexican at El Herradero.  Indian cuisine at A Taste of Himalayas. Thai at Thai Paradise.  Greek at The Grecian Key.  Choose local for a fresh, delicious meal and help our local restaurants thrive!

 

Are you looking for your dream come true wedding? Katz Kreationz, 362 N. Main, is Pocatello’s one stop wedding shop.  They have everything from the smallest detail to coordination of the entire day with backdrops, fountains, linens, arches gowns and more.  Looking for prom dresses or wedding attire? Then get to KATZ for the new American Distributors 2017 line of gowns starting at $19.99. And if vintage is your taste, they have  that too. Tired of big chain prices for craft supplies?  Katz also has all the craft supplies one could ever want at 30% off their entire stock!

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing: Heads up, jazz lovers: Wednesday night the ISU Jazz Band plays big band jazz up in the loft starting at 7pm. It's free for all, but get there early to find a good seat; the loft fills up quick when these talented kids play. This weekend PVB has one-man phenom Tom Murphy playing contemporary rock on Friday and Shawn and the Marauders doing their groovy mix of rock, reggae, and experimental jams on Saturday. Both shows are 9pm - 11:30pm with no cover.

 

The American Legion is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Friday at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building.  They will be serving from 5 pm to 8 pm.  The cost is $7.00 per person and $3.50 for children under age 12.  All proceeds go to supporting the plans and programs of the American Legion, Pocatello Post 4. The public is invited.  And, the American Legion Riders are holding their 8th Annual Winter Swap Meet and Chili Feed on Saturday, February 25th, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building. Chili will be served from 11 am to 2 pm.  The public is invited.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Idaho Bridal Fair will return to Pocatello on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  Beginning at 10am, the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello will showcase everything a bride and groom needs to plan the perfect wedding, honeymoon and future.  From florists to jewelers, and from caterers to entertainment, local businesses will display their products and services designed to help orchestrate the day you will treasure forever.  Vendor registration is now open.  Showcase your business during the Idaho Bridal Fair by registering today at www.idahobridalfair.com.  If you have a wedding in your future, bride and groom registration is now open, too.  Visit www.idahobridalfair.com for all of the details about our area’s best and brightest bridal show sponsored by Molinelli’s Jewelers.

 

The 7th Annual Gate City Brewfest will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 11. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 70+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment at the Old Town restaurants, pubs and bars. Tickets are now available at www.gatecitybrewfest.com .  Get your tickets and don’t miss Pocatello’s largest beer festival. 

 

Registration is now open!  Pocatello's premier 5K obstacle race will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, April 29th.  Plan now to compete as SEICAA and Old Town host the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge. This four person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to compete east to west through Old Town.  Along the course, encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Registration is now open at www.raceentry.com.  Come join the fun and support SEICAA’s emergency services programs. 

February 7 to February 13

Happening this week!

 

Show some local love this Valentine’s Day!  The shops and restaurants in Old Town have the perfect gift for your Valentine and the perfect menu for that special night out.  Give the gift of local and help support the small businesses and restaurants that love doing business in our community. 

 

Enjoy a local Valentine lunch or dinner at one of our locally owned restaurants!  Fine dining at The Bridge.  Italian, pizza, salads and more at  Villano’s Italian, PV’s Uncorked on Main or Portneuf Valley Brewing. Sandwiches and soup at Great Harvest, EFresh, The Red Poppy, or the First National.  Hand-rolled sushi or a bento box at Sumisu.  Fresh salads at the Pocatello-Co-op, A Healthier Place To Eat or Food For Thought Take Out.  Japanese rice bowls at Yoshida.  Chinese at Chopstick Café.  Mexican at El Herradero.  Indian cuisine at A Taste of Himalayas. Thai at Thai Paradise.  Greek at The Grecian Key.  Choose local for a fresh, delicious meal and help our local restaurants thrive!

 

The Great Harvest bakers are focused on sweet treats for area loved ones in preparation for Valentine’s Day. During the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, stop by the bakery at 250 N. Main St.,  to taste the love and stock up on gifts for your special someone or family.  The bakery will be preparing special chocolate breads, sweets, and themed gifts including White Chocolate Cherry Swirl bread, Chocolate Cherry Batter bread, Delicious Rice Crispy treats, individual or six packs of sugar cookies, and large heart-shaped sugar cookies that can be personalized.  To guarantee your special gifts for Valentine’s Day, be sure to place orders by February 13th at noon by calling the bakery at 208-234-2108.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  Fan favorite Soul Full of Blues will be playing this Friday night, 9 - 11:30pm in The Loft. Then it's the Saturday before Valentine's Day and PVB has invited Scott Balsai to play a special acoustic show for a romantic evening. The kitchen is planning specials including handmade chocolate truffles for the holiday as well. Then save the date for the ISU Jazz Band concert Wednesday, Feb. 15th from  7pm - 9pm in The Loft.   How cool is it that you can have PVB deliver a pizza and a growler of your favorite beer?  Call 208-232-1644 for delivery.  On-line ordering is coming soon!

News from The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary:  The regular monthly meeting will be held at 7pm on Wednesday at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N Johnson, Pocatello.  The February Steak Night with the American Legion will be on Friday.  They will be grilling Rib Eye Steaks over charcoal from 5 pm to 7 pm.  The cost is $14 for a regular steak with all the fixin's or if you want something a little smaller they have a Senior Steak and all the fixin's for only $7.  The public is invited.  The American Legion is also hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, February 17th at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building.  They will be serving from 5 pm to 8 pm.  The cost is $7.00 per person and $3.50 for children under age 12.  All proceeds go to supporting the plans and programs of the American Legion, Pocatello Post 4. The public is invited.  And finally, the American Legion Riders are holding their 8th Annual Winter Swap Meet and Chili Feed on Saturday, February 25th, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building. Chili will be served from 11 am to 2 pm.  The public is invited.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Idaho Bridal Fair will return to Pocatello on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  Beginning at 10am, the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello will showcase everything a bride and groom needs to plan the perfect wedding, honeymoon and future.  From florists to jewelers, and from caterers to entertainment, local businesses will display their products and services designed to help orchestrate the day you will treasure forever.  Vendor registration is now open.  Showcase your business during the Idaho Bridal Fair by registering today at www.idahobridalfair.com.  If you have a wedding in your future, bride and groom registration is now open, too.  Visit www.idahobridalfair.com for all of the details about our area’s best and brightest bridal show sponsored by Molinelli’s Jewelers.

 

The 7th Annual Gate City Brewfest will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 11. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 70+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment at the Old Town restaurants, pubs and bars. Tickets are now available at www.gatecitybrewfest.com .  Get your tickets and don’t miss Pocatello’s largest beer festival. 

 

Registration is now open!  Pocatello's premier 5K obstacle race will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, April 29th.  Plan now to compete as SEICAA and Old Town host the 5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge. This four person team race is sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to compete east to west through Old Town.  Along the course, encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Registration is now open at www.raceentry.com.  Come join the fun and support SEICAA’s emergency services programs. 

January 31 to February 6

Happening this week!

Celebrate Idaho State, a CommUniversity event, is set for Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., in ISU Pond Student Union.  The event features more than 50 interactive booths with family activities. This year’s events have a focus on the arts and are free and open to the public.  Food, games and the opportunity to learn more about ISU all in one fun evening. 

 

Stop by The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main St., on Thursday from 6-8:30pm to learn about painting, glazing and other fun finishes with Dixie Belle products. Call to reserve your spot today, 208-380-5561. 

 

The new year round for the Junior Golf Program will begin on Thursday at Parfive Five, 123 N. Main St. There is also a list of upcoming golf events: Men's golf tournament, women's golf tournament, kid's golf tournament, fitting/demo day, and long drive competition for men, women, and juniors. Contact the Parfive golf professional, Shawn Rowe for further details at 208-339-1473.  Get your game in gear even with all the snow at Parfive!

 

The next beginning digital photography 4-week class also starts on Thursday, and continues, on the 9, 16, then the 25th at Pocatello Art Center from 5 to 7 PM.  The instructor is Richard Albright.  This course will show students how to best use their digital cameras. You need to pre-register and pay fees at the Art Center. Call 232-0970 or 233-1066 for more information.  Each class size will be limited to 10 students.

 

The weather looks warmer this week, just in time for the February First Friday Art Walk.  Plan now to join us downtown on Friday from 5-8pm.  Spend the evening strolling through Old Town enjoying our wonderful art community and be sure to look for those great ideas for Valentine’s Day! The event guide listing all participating locations will be available at www.oldtownpocatello.com on Thursday.  Stay for dinner and enjoy a delicious meal at one of our locally owned restaurants featuring international cuisine at its best!

 

Think you have a clue? Think again! Experience live theater and enjoy “Murder Weapon: A Thriller” by Brian Clemens. Every Friday and Saturday, February 3-25, at Westside Players.  For tickets visit www.westsideplayers.org or call 208-234-2654. Westside Players also offers Season Tickets that will be on sale during the February performances.  Don't miss out on some great shows and meals! Season Tickets save you $10 - $20 off buying each show individually! You can get season tickets at www.westsideplayers.org or call 208-234-2654.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  Come down for First Friday Art Walk and see the new artwork displayed by photographer Herman Garcia. That night PVB will also have a very special performance by the Cathlene Pineda Quartet from 8:30pm to 10:30pm. This show is presented by the ISU Jazz Fest and they will be collecting $10 - cash or check accepted.  Saturday night catch phenomenal singer/songwriter Ray Rodriguez performing a swath of styles on his acoustic guitar from classical to classic rock.  That show goes from 9pm - 11:30pm with no cover.  As always, trivia nights are Mondays starting at 7pm. It's free to play and players win sweet prizes like gift certificates and PVB swag. 

 

The Pocatello Art Center will be hosting two new special exhibits, as well as a variety of artwork created by members of the Pocatello Art Center during the First Friday Art Walk on February 3 from 5 - 8 pm. The local chapter of the Idaho Watercolor Society will have their annual show, along with photos from the Portneuf Valley Photographic Society taken during World Wide Photo Walk. Wooden bowls and vessels by artist and wood turner Nathan Hemperly will also be on display. The show will continue through February in the Pocatello Art Center Gallery. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.  The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. For more information, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

 

Upcoming Events!

The Idaho Bridal Fair will return to Pocatello on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  Beginning at 10am, the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello will showcase everything a bride and groom needs to plan the perfect wedding, honeymoon and future.  From florists to jewelers, and from caterers to entertainment, local businesses will display their products and services designed to help orchestrate the day you will treasure forever.  Vendor registration is now open.  Showcase your business during the Idaho Bridal Fair by registering today at www.idahobridalfair.com.  If you have a wedding in your future, bride and groom registration is now open, too.  Visit www.idahobridalfair.com for all of the details about our area’s best and brightest bridal show sponsored by Molinelli’s Jewelers.

 

The 7th Annual Gate City Brewfest will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 11. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 70+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment at the Old Town restaurants, pubs and bars. Tickets are now available at www.gatecitybrewfest.com .  Get your tickets and don’t miss Pocatello’s largest beer festival. 

January 24 to January 30

Welcome!

 

Food For Thought Take Out is now open in Old Town Pocatello.   Home of the famous Cobb Salad, Food For Thought is now open with take-out service at 540 N. Main featuring hot soups, sandwiches and fantastic salads. Stop in today! 

 

Happening this week!

 

With a new year comes new apparel needs for your company. Order your custom printed or embroidered shirts, hats, jackets and more at Alston T-shirt Printing & Embroidery.  Conveniently located at 245 N. Main, the Alston’s will be happy to create a custom design for your company.  Stop in today or call 208-242-3264 for more information.

 

The new year round for the Junior Golf Program will begin February 2 at Parfive Five, 123 N. Main St. There is also a list of upcoming golf events: Men's golf tournament, women's golf tournament, kid's golf tournament, fitting/demo day, and long drive competition for men, women, and juniors. Contact the Parfive golf professional, Shawn Rowe for further details at 208-339-1473.  Get your game in gear even with all the snow at Parfive! Schedule your tee time today, call 339-4464.

 

Think you have a clue? Think again! Experience live theater and enjoy “Murder Weapon: A Thriller” by Brian Clemens. Every Friday and Saturday, February 3-25, at Westside Players.  For tickets visit www.westsideplayers.org or call 208-234-2654. Westside Players also offers Season Tickets that will be on sale during the February performances.  Don't miss out on some great shows and meals! Season Tickets save you $10 - $20 off buying each show individually! You can get season tickets at www.westsideplayers.org or call 208-234-2654.

 

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st, has a sale this week on Hot Wheel collectibles at 1/2 off.  New in the store this week is loot crate button collectibles.  This week also features VHS tapes at $1.00 and a great selection of antiques with free coffee for shoppers.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  Are you finding the snowy roads to be a challenge?  Portneuf Valley Brewing is now delivering!  They will bring you a growler of beer, a bottle of wine, fresh baked pizza, entrees or a bowl of soup and you can stay in your PJs!  Calling all brass lovers. Friday night PVB’s got Rail City Jazz performing jazz classics. Saturday night is high-energy Idaho Falls phenoms the Opskamatrists playing the best ska southeastern Idaho has to offer. Both shows go from 9pm - 11:30pm with no cover.  Check out DJ Trivia on Monday night starting at 7pm. It's a good way to test your knowledge, show off to your friends, and have a good time. You can win gift cards and other sweet swag while you're at it! It's free to play and all are welcome.

 

The Pocatello Art Center will be hosting two new special exhibits, as well as a variety of artwork created by members of the Pocatello Art Center during the First Friday Art Walk on February 3 from 5 - 8 pm. The local chapter of the Idaho Watercolor Society will have their annual show, along with photos from the Portneuf Valley Photographic Society taken during World Wide Photo Walk. Wooden bowls and vessels by artist and wood turner Nathan Hemperly will also be on display. The show will continue through February in the Pocatello Art Center Gallery. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.  The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. For more information, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

The next beginning digital photography 4-week class starts on Thursday, February 2 and continues, on the 9, 16, then the 25th at Pocatello Art Center from 5 to 7 PM.  The instructor is Richard Albright.  This course will show students how to best use their digital cameras. You need to pre-register and pay fees at the Art Center. Call 232-0970 or 233-1066 for more information.  Each class size will be limited to 10 students.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Idaho Bridal Fair will return to Pocatello on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  Beginning at 10am, the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello will showcase everything a bride and groom needs to plan the perfect wedding, honeymoon and future.  From florists to jewelers, and from caterers to entertainment, local businesses will display their products and services designed to help orchestrate the day you will treasure forever.  Vendor registration is now open.  Showcase your business during the Idaho Bridal Fair by registering today at www.idahobridalfair.com.  If you have a wedding in your future, bride and groom registration is now open, too.  Visit www.idahobridalfair.com for all of the details about our area’s best and brightest bridal show sponsored by Molinelli’s Jewelers.

 

The 7th Annual Gate City Brewfest will be returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 11. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 70+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment at the Old Town restaurants, pubs and bars. Tickets go on sale this week at www.gatecitybrewfest.com .  Get your tickets and don’t miss Pocatello’s largest beer festival. 

 

January 17 to January 23

Welcome!

 

Food For Thought Take Out is now open in Old Town Pocatello.   Home of the famous Cobb Salad, Food For Thought is now open with take-out service at 540 N. Main featuring hot soups, sandwiches and fantastic salads. Stop in today! 

 

Happening this week!

 

PV’s Uncorked on Main will be celebrating their 9th Anniversary!   Congratulations!  Join them this Saturday for a night of dancing, great specials and giveaways all night.  Entre specials, dessert specials and more!  Call now to reserve your table for this epic night, 208-233-1322. 

With a new year comes new apparel needs for your company. Order your custom printed or embroidered shirts, hats, jackets and more at Alston T-shirt Printing & Embroidery.  Conveniently located at 245 N. Main, the Alston’s will be happy to create a custom design for your company.  Stop in today or call 208-242-3264 for more information.

 

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st, has a sale this week on Hot Wheel collectibles at 1/2 off.  New in the store this week is loot crate button collectibles.  This week also features VHS tapes at $1.00 and a great selection of antiques with free coffee for shoppers.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  Fans of the SOBs should be excited for this Friday, as PVB has Jake Kratochvil performing a solo show. Then on Saturday night The Kyd-J band is back to pack the house!  Both shows go from 9pm - 11:30pm in The Loft with no cover.  Feeling peckish? PVB has a sweet deal on appetizers from 3pm - 6pm every day. The TGi3 special means half price apps and mug club members get $1 off mugs of beer. Join the club today and take advantage of the awesome benefits.  Please note PVB will be closed on Sundays for winter hours. They will be open for Sunday brunch again closer to springtime. 

 

The Pocatello Art Center offers "Pay As You Go" classes for artistically minded people who would like some guidance with their projects. Bob Beason provides assistance in all media on Tuesdays from 9am to 12pm, Karen Wardle focuses on issues with oil paintings on Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm, and Pennie Wolf also helps out with oil paintings from 1 - 4 pm on Thursdays. Bring a project, art supplies, and your questions. Each session is $12.50, with no registration required. The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. For more information, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org.

Upcoming Events!

 

The Pocatello Pet Lodge, 145 S. 3rd, is now taking registrations for their Winter Session Basic Manners Dog School.  Classes will start on January 24th and will last for eight weeks on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm and include a training leash, collar, bag of treats and more.  Class size is limited so register early by calling 208-237-PETS.

 

The Idaho Bridal Fair will return to Pocatello on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  Beginning at 10am, the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello will showcase everything a bride and groom needs to plan the perfect wedding, honeymoon and future.  From florists to jewelers, and from caterers to entertainment, local businesses will display their products and services designed to help orchestrate the day you will treasure forever.  Vendor registration is now open.  Showcase your business during the Idaho Bridal Fair by registering today at www.idahobridalfair.com.  If you have a wedding in your future, bride and groom registration is now open, too.  Visit www.idahobridalfair.com for all of the details about our area’s best and brightest bridal show sponsored by Molinelli’s Jewelers.

 

January 10 to January 16

Welcome!

 

X-Caliber Cuts & Color is now open at 123 N. Main St.  We would like to welcome owner Reginald LaBon to the Old Town Neighborhood.  With over 20 years of experience, Reginald looks forward to providing a full menu of services for your styling needs.  Stop in today.  All ages and all family members welcome!

 

Happening this week!

 

Main Steam Coffee and Desserts, 234 N. Main, is shining from ceiling to floor!  With a new name, new management and a totally new appearance, they would like to invite you in for an outstanding cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate and a wonderful dessert.  Sit back and enjoy the environment, the smell, the art, and meet new friends.  Main Steam’s desserts will bring back memories of your mother’s and grandmother’s delightful sweets. Main Steam Coffee and Desserts has space available for group meetings, knitting groups, parties, tea parties and more.  They are continually working to keep an Eco-Green friendly environment in their business.  There is parking both in front and back of the building.  The Back door is open.  Visit today!

The Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market and Farm Table Café, 308 E. Center St. now has house-made pizzas to go!  A great idea for a quick, delicious take and bake dinner.  Check them out in the grab & go cooler along with a variety of other items to make your meal prep easy. 

 

More fun items in at East Idaho Home Interiors! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so they are hosting craft paint nights beginning this week.  They have also just received a huge order of new shirts from Posh Chic Boutique. When you buy $30 in clothing you can take $5 off too!  Home decorating items, craft items, furniture and fashion, all at East Idaho Home Interiors.  Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11am to 6pm at 237 East Center St.  Visit East Idaho Home Interiors on Facebook to register for upcoming craft nights.

 

The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main St., has a variety of paintings featured this week along with a kids paint event on Saturday at 10am.  Visit www.grapevangogh.com for more information and to register for your paint project this week!

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  PVB has a super special live music event this weekend, with THREE bands playing Friday night. The lineup includes compost poppers Pinky Box, twee duo Walther's Wallpaper, and fan-favorite Terran Engle performing as American Captain. Saturday night will feature one-man contemporary rocker Tom Murphy in the house. Both shows go from 9pm - 11:30pm and are free to all.   If you haven't made plans for Valentine's Day yet, PVB’s got you covered. You can win a romantic Valentine's Day dinner for two this month. Just order a dinner special and receive a raffle ticket for your chance to win!  And don't forget Trivia nights on Monday starting at 7pm, and happy hour half price appetizers daily from 3pm - 6pm. 

 

The Pocatello Art Center offers "Pay As You Go" classes for artistically minded people who would like some guidance with their projects. Bob Beason provides assistance in all media on Tuesdays from 9am to 12pm, Karen Wardle focuses on issues with oil paintings on Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm, and Pennie Wolf also helps out with oil paintings from 1 - 4 pm on Thursdays. Bring a project, art supplies, and your questions. Each session is $12.50, with no registration required. The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. For more information, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org.

Upcoming Events!

 

PV’s Uncorked on Main will be celebrating their 9th Anniversary!   Congratulations!  Join them on January 21st for a night of dancing, great specials and giveaways all night.  Entre specials, dessert specials and more!  Call now to reserve your table for this epic night, 208-233-1322. 

The Pocatello Pet Lodge, 145 S. 3rd, is now taking registrations for their Winter Session Basic Manners Dog School.  Classes will start on January 24th and will last for eight weeks on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm and include a training leash, collar, bag of treats and more.  Class size is limited so register early by calling 208-237-PETS.

 

The Idaho Bridal Fair will return to Pocatello on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  Beginning at 10am, the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello will showcase everything a bride and groom needs to plan the perfect wedding, honeymoon and future.  From florists to jewelers, and from caterers to entertainment, local businesses will display their products and services designed to help orchestrate the day you will treasure forever.  Vendor registration is now open.  Showcase your business during the Idaho Bridal Fair by registering today at www.idahobridalfair.com.  If you have a wedding in your future, bride and groom registration is now open, too.  Visit www.idahobridalfair.com for all of the details about our area’s best and brightest bridal show sponsored by Molinelli’s Jewelers.

 

Mark your calendars now for the 7th Annual Gate City Brewfest coming to Pocatello on Saturday, March 11th.  Exciting details about this year’s event will be released soon!  Faster ticket sales, quicker pouring and even more beer for all those beer lovers.

January 3 to January 9

Welcome!

Welcome H.S. Jeshua Ministries' Day Facility, Transitions - Life Coaching & Resource Center now located at 326 E. Center St.  The ministry has been helping victims of abuse and individuals coming out of prison by coordinating with other individuals and agencies in our community for over 12 years.  We are pleased to have the new center join our Old Town Pocatello neighborhood.

 

The completely remodeled Main Steam Coffee & Desserts is now open at 234 N. Main St.  Stop in today to soak up the new atmosphere, enjoy a warm cup and a delicious dessert.  Be sure to follow them on Facebook for daily specials.

 

Happening this week!

Got a digital camera for Christmas and afraid to use it? The Pocatello Art Center is offering "Learn Your Digital Camera" on Thursdays starting January 5, with photographer and instructor Richard Albright. This 4-week beginning digital photography class is designed to get you comfortable with your digital camera. The class runs Thursdays, January 5 - 26 from 5 - 7 pm and costs $75. Space is limited, registration required. Call 232-0970 or 233-1066 for more information. 

Did you get that Christmas or New Year’s proposal?  If so it's time to stop in at Katz Kreationz and Crafts, 362 N. Main St.  Katz is your one and only full service wedding and event shop.


The January First Friday Art Walk is this Friday and we would love to see you in Old Town!  From 5-8pm, don't miss this opportunity to view and experience art by local artists as well as regional and national artists. The walk includes over twenty businesses, restaurants and galleries, some with art on display, some with the artist on hand and some providing a live demonstration. Refreshments are always available. You may also find live music along the way. All local residents and visitors are welcome. There is no charge to attend monthly Art Walks. Art Walk guides will be available on our web site, www.oldtownpocatello.com on Thursday.

 

If you can’t make it to First Friday Art Walk, we understand. Life gets busy so we’ve added another chance to experience our downtown art community and it’s called Second Chance Saturday!  Many of the locations that host artists for First Friday Art Walk will continue their monthly art celebration the Saturday following First Friday Art Walk.  During regular business hours enjoy the art stroll complete with some artists on hand and refreshments along the way.

 

The Tasting Room located at 328 W. Clark St., is now hosting wine tasting every Wednesday.  Experience five unique wines for $10.  If you are a beer lover, every Thursday try four beers for $5.  Wine and beer tasting at The Tasting Room takes place from 6-8pm.  Stop in this week!

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing: TGi3 specials are BACK! Starting at 3pm daily PVB features half price appetizers until 6pm, for 3 hours of happy! Mug club members also get a dollar off of mugs of beer. It's enough to make anyone exclaim, "Thank God it's three!"  This Friday, Steelhead Redd swims back in to play their special blend of folk and bluegrass for y'all from 9pm - 11:30pm. No cover! Saturday night we won't be having live music, as the Loft is reserved for a private party. The main floor will be open for dinner and drinks. And soak up some of the best in Poky's nightlife with DJ Trivia on Monday or the Acoustic Jam Session on Tuesday, all are welcome.

 

The Pocatello Elks Lodge #674, 410 S. Main St., will be hosting an antique appraisal event. Do you have “Trash or Treasure”  with antiques or family heirlooms you have on hand?  This event will coincide with the January First Friday Art Walk on Friday.  Local area antique dealers will be at the Lodge to appraise your small or medium-sized antiques. These experienced dealers have over a collected 80 years of antiquing experience, and are affiliated with several antique stores in Pocatello and Idaho Falls. This event is for appraisals only. There will be no buying or selling of items. A charge of $4.00 will enable you to bring up to 3 items to be appraised. Please limit your items to only three to allow others to speak to the appraisers. From the back parking lot, go down the stairs to the dining room.  A new electrical chair has been installed for those needing assistance.  The appraisals go from 5:00 to 7:30.  Dinner may be purchased from the Lodge kitchen and selections include beef, fish and chicken.  All proceeds for this event go to the many Elks charities that benefit our community youth and veterans.

 

Upcoming Events!

The Idaho Bridal Fair will return to Pocatello on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  Beginning at 10am, the Red Lion Hotel Pocatello will showcase everything a bride and groom needs to plan the perfect wedding, honeymoon and future.  From florists to jewelers, and from caterers to entertainment, local businesses will display their products and services designed to help orchestrate the day you will treasure forever.  Vendor registration is now open.  Showcase your business during the Idaho Bridal Fair by registering today at www.idahobridalfair.com.  If you have a wedding in your future, bride and groom registration is now open, too.  Visit www.idahobridalfair.com for all of the details about our area’s best and brightest bridal show sponsored by Molinelli’s Jewelers.

 

Mark your calendars now for the 7th Annual Gate City Brewfest coming to Pocatello on Saturday, March 11th.  Exciting details about this year’s event will be released soon!  Faster ticket sales, quicker pouring and even more beer for all those beer lovers.

 

December 27 to January 2

December 20 to 26

Happening in Old Town

The Old Town Pocatello merchants invite you to come explore the wonders of Old Town Pocatello this last week before Christmas.  Come shop and find the perfect gift…from bikes to fishing supplies….jewelry to trendy fashion……..home decor to fine art, Old Town offers it all in our charming shops.  Come dine and experience delicious menus featuring the best in international cuisine for your holiday parties, dinners or a gift card to be enjoyed later. Come shop local.  Come dine local. Come explore Old Town Pocatello today!  Be sure to visit:

 

Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, 234 N. Main, for delicious coffee, teas, sodas, and to-die-for desserts!

 

Enchantments, 233 N. Main, for jewelry, clothing, tapestries, banners, crystals, stones, books, knives, swords, leather journals, oils, incense, wind chimes, unique musical toys, Tibetan singing bowls, dragons, fairies, greeting cards, salt lamps and so much more!

 

The Bridge, now located inside the Historic Yellowstone Hotel located at 203 W. Bonneville, for lunch, dinner or that last minute Christmas get-together.

 

Pocatello Running Company, inside Station Square, for an incredible selection of industry leading brands and shoe choices.

 

East Fork Bikes, 346 N. Main, for mountain bikes, road bikes, BMX, cool kids bikes, snow boards, skis, goggles, and more! 

 

Great Harvest, 250 N. Main, for breads, rolls, cookies, and last minute gift baskets.

 

Muse, 501 N. Main St., for 70% off everything in the store and salon items at buy one, get one!

 

Decadence Board Shop, 326 W. Center, for all of your boarding gifts and apparel needs.

 

Snake River Fly, 257 N. Main St., for the perfect gift for the fisherman/fisherwoman in your life!

 

The Orange & Black Store, 103 S. Main, for the perfect t-shirts, hoodies and hats for your student.

 

Vintage Vinyl & Antiques, 101 N. Main St. for classic vinyl for the collector as well as the music lover.

 

Main Street Music, 401 N. Main, for the musician in your family!

 

The Pocatello Art Center’s Annual Holiday Show and Sale runs through December 23 in the Pocatello Art Center Gallery!

 

East Idaho Home Interiors, 237 E. Center, for home décor and furniture.

 

L & K Carpet One, 129 N. 2nd, for new flooring, home décor and lighting.

 

Wild Things Car and Truck Accessories, 128 S. 2nd, for the coolest and most in demand car and truck accessories!

 

Old Town Gun Slingers, 352 N. Main, for the hunter, marksman or collector!

 

Find the perfect gift in one of the antiques and collectible shops in Old Town:  Annie Halls’ Vintage Boutique at 130 N. 2nd, Black Rail Antiques & Collectibles at 312 W. Center, Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main,

Vain & Vintage at 149 N. Main,  Elwen Cottage at 334 N. Main St., Mr. Vaughn’s Emporium at 326 N. Main,  Ritzy Repeats at 401 N. Main, Found Downtown at 541 N. Main, Shady Lady at 655 N. Arthur or Farm House Furniture at 510 N. Main.  There are treasures to be found!

 

Eat in or take out, the restaurants in Old Town can’t be beat!  A gift card to one of our restaurants is also a great gift idea. And, don’t miss Rail City Jazz live on Friday night beginning at 9pm at Portneuf Valley Brewing.

 

The property owners and business owners in your downtown wish you and your family a very safe and blessed Christmas Day!  

December 13 to 19

Happening in Old Town

The Bridge, now located inside the Historic Yellowstone Hotel located at 203 W. Bonneville, invites you to celebrate their grand opening during a special engagement with Pocatello's own singer-songwriter Steve Eaton with guest musician Rob Harding.  The grand opening events will be held on two nights, December 16th and 17th. Concerts begin at 8:00pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  Concert only tickets are $25 and concert and dinner tickets are $45. Tickets must be purchased for each show. Reservations for dinner will start at 5:30pm and the last seating will be at 7:00pm. For reservations and more information, please call The Bridge 208-234-7000.

 

Now is a great time to stop in at Pocatello Running Company… our area’s only specialty running store…conveniently located inside Station Square, on the corner of Main & Lewis.  Brian and crew welcomes runners and walkers of all abilities and prides themselves on helping people improve those experiences.  You are going to love their shoe fitting process!  With an incredible selection of industry leading brands and shoe choices, they are sure to help you find a perfect fit. Their apparel selection offers you lots of choices to help with training and racing through all seasons in comfort and style. Find your favorite nutrition products, hydration gear, and any other accessories you may need.  Don’t miss Pocatello Running Company this holiday season!

 

East Fork Bikes, 346 N. Main, features mountain bikes, road bikes, BMX, and the most wicked cool kids bikes ready for Christmas. Snow boards, skis, goggles, and more!  With the snow and Pebble Creek opening, it’s time to visit Pocatello’s locally owned, bike and snow shop.  Stop in today to check out the selection.  And, don’t forget parts and repair are available, too.    

 

Looking for something fun to do with your family and friends?  Try Pocatello’s only escape room, 13 Locks Escape Rooms, now open on 1st Street. Escape rooms are a timed interactive game where you are submersed into a room with your team, to unlock puzzles, find keys and escape in an hour. The experience is receiving rave reviews!  For more information and to book your escape, visit  www.thirteenlocks.com.

 

Great Harvest is excited to present their 2016 Gift Offerings!  Beautiful baskets and trays make wonderful gifts and the treats trays are perfect for office parties.  They have a broad range of gifts to fit any budget, and are always willing to help you create your own masterpiece.  This year Great Harvest is offering a $10.00 gift card with any order over $100.00 and a $25.00 gift card with orders over $250.00.  Stop by Great Harvest today at 250 N. Main St., or call 234-2108. 

 

Muse, 501 N. Main St., is hosting a Pre-Christmas Clearance Event.  70% off everything in the store and salon items are buy one, get one.  Muse is open Monday through Friday from Noon to 5:30pm and on Saturdays from Noon to 4pm.

 

Bring your friends and come sip a holiday wine selection and taste delicious house-made appetizers at the Pocatello Food Co-op this Saturday, December 17th from 5-7pm. Taste five different sustainably produced wines from Boomtown by Dusted Valley and Ironstone Winery. $10/per person, includes light house-made appetizers. Must be 21, please bring I.D. The Pocatello Co-op is located at 308 E. Center St., on the beautiful Eastside of Old Town.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley brewing:  It's a country double feature at PVB this weekend with favorites KIN playing Friday and Saturday nights. Put your kickers on and come have some fun - both shows play 9pm - 11:30pm with no cover. Rumor has it Penny might even let her hair down and join in. There's still time to grab a free holiday glass with any purchase of a pitcher of beer. They make great gifts for you or your friends.  For December PVB will be open Sunday the 18th, but will be closed on Christmas and New Years Day. New Years Eve is coming up fast, so make your reservations now. The kitchen is planning prime rib and lamb chop specials accompanied by a free glass of champagne, making a perfect evening for you and a loved one.

 

The Pocatello Art Center’s Annual Holiday Show and Sale runs through December 23 in the Pocatello Art Center Gallery, which is open Monday - Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Choose from beautiful artwork, jewelry, photography, note cards, porcelain, silk and pottery.  The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. For more information, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

 

The Old Town Pocatello merchants invite you to come explore the wonders of Old Town Pocatello this holiday season!  Come shop and find the perfect gift…from bikes to fishing supplies….jewelry to trendy fashion……..home decor to fine art, Old Town offers it all in our charming shops.  Come dine and experience delicious menus featuring the best in international cuisine for your holiday parties, dinners or a gift card to be enjoyed later. Come shop local.  Come dine local. Come explore Old Town Pocatello today!  Be sure to visit:

 

East Idaho Home Interiors, 237 E. Center, for home décor and furniture.

 

L & K Carpet One, 129 N. 2nd, for new flooring, home décor and lighting.

 

Wild Things Car and Truck Accessories, 128 S. 2nd, for the coolest and most in demand car and truck accessories: bedslides, winches, tops and more!

 

Old Town Gun Slingers, 352 N. Main, for the hunter, marksman or collector: guns, ammo, and accessories.

 

Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main, find the perfect gift in their vast inventory of antiques and collectibles.

 

Dine while you shop!  Grab a fresh salad at Red Poppy Café, a sandwich at Efresh or a pizza at Villano’s Italian.  Eat in or take out, food in Old Town can’t be beat!  Support local and dine local!

 

December 6 to 12

The Old Town Pocatello merchants invite you to come explore the wonders of Old Town Pocatello this holiday season!  Come shop and find the perfect gift…from bikes to fishing supplies….jewelry to trendy fashion……..home decor to fine art, Old Town offers it all in our charming shops.  Come dine and experience delicious menus featuring the best in international cuisine for your holiday parties, dinners or a gift card to be enjoyed later. Come shop local.  Come dine local. Come explore Old Town Pocatello today!

 

Great Harvest is excited to present their 2016 Gift Offerings!  Beautiful baskets and trays make wonderful gifts and the treats trays are perfect for office parties.  They have a broad range of gifts to fit any budget, and are always willing to help you create your own masterpiece.  This year Great Harvest is offering a $10.00 gift card with any order over $100.00 and a $25.00 gift card with orders over $250.00.  Stop by Great Harvest today at 250 N. Main St., or call 234-2108.  Great Harvest Bread ~ helping you Give and Be Merry!

 

The Tasting Room located at 328 W. Clark St., is now hosting wine tasting every Wednesday.  Experience five unique wines for $10.  If you are a beer lover, every Thursday try four beers for $5.  Wine and beer tasting at The Tasting Room takes place from 6-8pm.  Stop in this week!

Need a special gift for a special someone? The Pocatello Art Center’s Annual Holiday Show and Sale runs through December 23 in the Pocatello Art Center Gallery, which is open Monday - Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Choose from beautiful artwork, jewelry, photography, notecards, porcelain, silk and pottery.  Artists include: Peggy Anderson, Linda Barnier, Bob Beason, Pat Bingham, Bea Cowger, Pat Geiger, Jerry Younkin Griffin, Linda Groom, Jeanne Hand, Mary Anne Hoffmann, Wayne Millyard, Torgeson Murdock, Carol Myers, Kenny Myers, Barbara North, Georgia Orwick,The Porcelain Artists of Pocatello, Barbara Santos, Augusta Scheetz, Karen Vargason, George Wise, and Pennie Wolf.  The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. in Old Town, Pocatello. For more information, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

This week at Portneuf Valley brewing:  Friday night at PVB is Soul Full of Blues for your dancing and drinking pleasure. Then Saturday we welcome a great solo R&B artist from Idaho Falls, Saul Chessin, who has played with New Soul Authority. Both shows run 9pm - 11:30pm with no cover.  Now taking reservations, for New Year's Eve dinner. The kitchen is preparing delectable prime rib and lamb chop specials for the evening accompanied by a complimentary glass of champagne. Relax in the Loft that evening with a solo acoustic show by guitarist Scott Balsai. 

 

Ideas for the gift giving season:

Visit Decadence Board Shop for all of your boarding gifts and apparel needs, 326 W. Center St.

Stop by Snake River Fly, 257 N. Main St., for the perfect gift for the fisherman/fisherwoman in your life!

ISU students love ISU gear.  The Orange & Black Store, 103 S. Main St., has the perfect gift for your student.

Classic vinyl for the collector as well as the music lover at Vintage Vinyl & Antiques, 101 N. Main St.

Create your own masterpieces all month long at The Grape Van Gogh, visit www.grapevangogh.com to book your parties and holiday get-togethers.

$5 Gyros every Tuesday and Thursday at The Grecian Key Restaurant.  Dine while you shop downtown.

Gift cards are available at our downtown merchants!  When you need a gift think Old Town Pocatello.

 

November 29 to December 5

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

Thank you to all who came out to enjoy this year’s Night Lights Parade!  The entries and floats were all very beautiful.  It was certainly difficult to judge this year with all of the creativity and time invested to make the parade so beautiful.  Thank you all who participated!  This year’s award winners were:

Sweepstakes Award – McDonalds

Mayor’s Choice – JNL Family Crisis Center

Best Use of Lights – Hawthorne Pet Den

Most Traditional – Katz Kreationz and Crafts

Best Non-Profit Award – Toys for Tots

Best Commercial Award – Farm Bureau Insurance

Most Creative Award – J.R. Simplot Company

Civitan Award – Girl Scouts Troop 386

Children’s Choice Award – Corey’s Auto Works & Corey’s Tyhee Automotive

 

Special thanks to those who made the parade possible:  ISU Credit Union, Molinelli’s Jewelers, AvCenter Professional Aviation Services, Portneuf Valley Brewing, Citizens Community Bank, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, Allstate, East Idaho Home Interiors, Marriott TownePlace Suites, Dorsey Hill Family, Visit Pocatello, McDonalds, Bannock Civitans, the Idaho State Journal, KPVI News 6, 93.7 KZBQ, KORR 104, Magik 102.5, KSEI Radio, Portneuf Valley ARES Group, City of Chubbuck Fire Department, City of Pocatello Police, Traffic & Street, and Parks & Recreation Departments, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a Pocatello Branch, Post #735, of the United States of America, Robert Blackaby, Operation Lifesaver, Payton McCarthy, Halle Thomson, Teresa White, Allishia Sanford and all of the volunteers who worked hard to make this event possible.

 

Thank you to all came to enjoy Small Business Saturday and shopped, dined and played at our small businesses throughout the day.  Our participating merchants thank you and encourage you to shop small and shop downtown throughout the Christmas Season and all year, too!  Molinelli’s Jewelers, Citizens Community Bank, Portneuf Valley Brewing, East Idaho Home Interiors, Villano's Italian Restaurant, Main Street Music, Mr. Vaughn's Emporium, Elwen Cottage, Great Harvest Bread Company, Vain & Vintage, Found Downtown, The Grape Van Gogh, Snake River Fly, Efresh, Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market & Farm Table Cafe, Pocatello Art Center, Katz Kreationz & Crafts, The Orange & Black Store, and Kanda's & Company.

Welcome back to Old Town Kanda’s & Company, now open in the front of the Elks Lodge Building located at 410 S. Main St.  Kanda will be hosting a Kandy Land Holiday Gift Show running through December 10 in her new store.  Be sure to stop in for her Grand Opening on Friday from 8am through First Friday Art Walk at 8pm. 

 

Looking for a great location for a Christmas or New Year’s Party?  How about catering for your home or office?  Villano’s Italian Restaurant has the authentic Italian cuisine sure to make your party a success.  Give Aaron or Lisa a call today to book your event, 208-904-0679.

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing is a great place to finish up your First Friday Art Walk. Have a bite to eat in the dining room and check out the fine art of Tim Norton. Then stick around to hear Steelhead Redd play their unique blend of rock, bluegrass, and folk up in the Loft starting at 9pm (doors open at 8:30pm following a private party). Saturday night PVB has fan favorites Best By Yesterday playing alternative acoustic rock and pop. Pick up a free holiday pint glass with any pitcher of beer while you're there!  And, throughout the week: Monday nights are DJ Trivia nights. It's really growing into quite the popular event. Why not come test your trivia skills this Monday starting at 7pm!  For low-key entertainment, check out the acoustic jam on Tuesday nights starting at 7:30pm. Come to play or come to listen; all are welcome. 

 

The Pocatello Art Center offers "Pay As You Go" classes for artistically minded people who would like some guidance with their projects. Bob Beason provides assistance in all media on Tuesdays from 9 am to 12 pm, Karen Wardle focuses on issues with oil paintings on Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm, and Pennie Wolf also helps out with oil paintings from 1 - 4 pm on Thursdays. Bring a project, art supplies, and your questions. Each session is $12.50, with no registration required.  The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. in Old Town.  For more information, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

Tony Arambarri, will be retiring in the middle of December. The owner of Main Street Coffee and News located at 234 North Main Street for the last twenty years, in Old Town Pocatello. Many of you have become friends with Tony, an extremely caring and generous person. Tony is always open to having a conversation on daily events happen here in Pocatello and nationally. Looking for a good book to read Tony always has a suggestion, most all of us having walked in seeing Tony reading, not aware you were there for your special beverage. Twenty years of great conversation and friendship will be missed. Tony, enjoy your late mornings, your days off, time with friends and family.  Main Steam Coffee & Desserts is poised to continue the tradition!  Over the last several months of remodeling, you have observed the building take on an original expression, showing the original old building. Main Steam Coffee and Desserts will be offering coffees teas, Italian Sodas, cookies, pies, truffles, and desserts, bringing back memories of your mother’s and grandmother’s delightful sweets.

 

Upcoming events at the Elks Lodge, 410 S. Main St., include:  December 2nd  “Trash or Treasure” Antique Appraisals event with the First Friday Art Walk, on Friday from 5 to 8 pm.  Local antique dealers will assess the value of potentially valuable antiques or family heirlooms.  The appraisers 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.  A charge of $4.00 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.  Live music by the soft acoustic duo, “The Sexton and the Singer” from 7—10pm.  Dinner special of sirloin with baked potato for $10 will be offered as well as a wide selection from the kitchen menu.  All proceeds for this event goes to the various Elks Veterans and Youth charities. And, December 9th “Holiday Classic Shuffleboard Tournament.” All Pocatello shuffleboard enthusiasts are invited to join in the Holiday Classic Shuffleboard Tournament at the Elks Lodge on December 9th.   Please contact the Lodge at 232-2400 between the hours of 9 – 10 am Tuesday thru Friday for more information.  The Elks are located at the corner of Benton and Main.   The Lounge opens from 4pm.  The Elks kitchen offers a wide variety of fish, seafood, meat and chicken.  For the tournament, the dinner special is a Patty Melt on marbled rye and a side for $8.00.  Dinner is served 6 to 8:30ish.  All proceeds for the tournament goes to the various Elks veterans and Youth activities.

 

Dates & Ideas for your calendar:

This Friday, December 2, First Friday Art Walk!  Join us from 5-8pm for the December First Friday Art Walk which will be full of holiday ideas for decorating, gifts, and fashion!

December 10, Pocatello showcase Chorus 2016 Christmas Show, First Baptist Church 2pm and 7pm shows, tickets available at the door.

Create your own masterpieces all month long at The Grape Van Gogh, visit www.grapevangogh.com to book your parties and holiday get-togethers.

$5 Gyros every Tuesday and Thursday at The Grecian Key Restaurant.  Dine while you shop downtown.

Gift cards are available at our downtown merchants!  When you need a gift think Old Town Pocatello.

 

During this Holiday Season, please support the small businesses in your downtown!  Come explore, shop, dine and play in Old Town.  Keeping your dollars local means the world to our businesses.  Let’s all help them have a successful Holiday Season.  Thank you!

 

November 22 - November 28

Happy Thanksgiving week and welcome to the Holiday Season!

 

You are invited to come Explore Old Town Pocatello during EXPEDITION:  Old Town Pocatello Christmas!

 

Join us for the Night Lights Parade on Friday at 6:30pm!

ISU Credit Union presents, Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas. The adventure begins with the Night Lights Parade on Friday at 6:30pm. Discover lots of goodies along the parade route including winter hats for the kids compliments of ISU Credit Union. The parade is a community tradition and will start winding its way through Old Town on Friday at 6:30pm. The parade will begin at E. Center Street and S. 3rd Avenue and travel West under the Center Street Underpass where it will turn left on S. Union Pacific Ave.  The parade will then turn right on Bonneville, at the new home of The Bridge Restaurant, and proceed down Main Street to W. Wyeth, just past the Old Town Pavilion.  For the safety of all the children that will be participating and watching the parade, please do not park along the parade route.  Thank you!

 

Many thanks to our sponsors for making the Christmas Season in Old Town merry and bright:  ISU Credit Union, Molinelli’s Jewelers, AvCenter Professional Aviation Services, Portneuf Valley Brewing, Citizens Community Bank, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, Allstate, East Idaho Home Interiors, Marriott TownePlace Suites, Dorsey Hill Family, Visit Pocatello, McDonalds, Bannock Civitans, the Idaho State Journal, KPVI News 6, 93.7 KZBQ, KORR 104, Magik 102.5 and KSEI Radio.

Don’t miss the Candy Cane Hunt, rides on the Polar Express Trolley and visits with Santa on Saturday from 11am to 3pm in Old Town Pocatello.

Trek through the beautiful stores and restaurants of Old Town to discover hidden Candy Canes.  To celebrate Small Business Saturday, 100’s of blue and white Candy Canes will be placed for hunting as you shop, dine and play downtown.  Each Candy Cane has a value, up to $285.  The total value of prizes tops $5,000, all given away in one huge day downtown!  Plan to come explore and visit these participating Candy Cane Hunt merchants:

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers, 126 N. Main St.

Citizens Community Bank, 280 S. Arthur Ave.

Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. 1st St.

East Idaho Home Interiors, 237 E. Center St.

Villano's Italian Restaurant, 165 N. Main St.

Main Street Music, 401 N. Main St.

Mr. Vaughn's Emporium, 326 N. Main St.

Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main St.

Great Harvest Bread Company, 250 N. Main St.

Vain & Vintage, 148 N. Main St.

Found Downtown, 541 N. Main St.

The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main St.

Snake River Fly, 257 N. Main St.

Efresh, 302 E. Center St.

Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market & Farm Table Cafe, 308 E. Center St.

Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St.

Katz Kreationz & Crafts, 326 N. Main St.

The Orange & Black Store, 103 S. Main St.

Kanda's & Company, 410 S. Main St.

 

This adventurous day will also feature complimentary rides on the Old Town Polar Express Trolley from 11am until 3pm.  The Trolley will depart from the Old Town Pavilion every 15 minutes and the ride will include cookies, milk, story-telling and visits with Santa. Remember your camera!  It pays to shop small in Old Town Pocatello this Saturday!

 

The Bridge Restaurant will be opening in their new location inside the Historic Yellowstone Hotel on Friday.  The bar area of the restaurant will welcome guests for the Night Lights Parade and Small Business Saturday.  The restaurant area will be opening by the end of the month.  If you are interested in booking holiday parties in this fabulous new location, please call 208-234-7000. 

 

Welcome back to Old Town Kanda’s & Company, now open in the front of the Elks Lodge Building located at 410 S. Main St.  Kanda will be hosting a Kandy Land Holiday Gift Show beginning November 25 and running through December 10 in her new store.  Be sure to stop in for her Grand Opening on December 2 from 8am through First Friday Art Walk at 8pm. 

 

Looking for a great location for a Christmas or New Year’s Party?  How about catering for your home or office?  Villano’s Italian Restaurant has the authentic Italian cuisine sure to make your party a success.  Give Aaron or Lisa a call today to book your event, 208-904-0679.

 

This weekend at Portneuf Valley Brewing enjoy singer/songwriter Casey Kristofferson on Friday.  He plays a laid back mix of Idaho mountain folk and blues that's a nice contrast to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Saturday night PVB welcomes back Benevolent Linden and their special blend of world rock and indie. Both shows are 9pm - 11:30pm with no cover. 

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing is also hosting Monday night trivia night starting at 7pm! Geek out and win cool stuff; everyone is welcome.  Tuesday night PaintBox returns. PaintBox is a relaxing evening of step-by-step paint instruction in a no-pressure environment where you can share drinks and laughs with friends. It's a great way to unwind, create something fun, and meet new people.  It's $25 per person which covers the provided painting supplies. Text 208-615-6472 with questions or to reserve your spot!

 

The Pocatello Art Center offers "Pay As You Go" classes for artistically minded people who would like some guidance with their projects. Bob Beason provides assistance in all media on Tuesdays from 9 am to 12 pm, Karen Wardle focuses on issues with oil paintings on Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm, and Pennie Wolf also helps out with oil paintings from 1 - 4 pm on Thursdays. Bring a project, art supplies, and your questions. Each session is $12.50, with no registration required.  The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St. in Old Town.  For more information, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org

Tony Arambarri, will be retiring in the middle of December. The owner of Main Street Coffee and News located at 234 North Main Street for the last twenty years, in Old Town Pocatello. Many of you have become friends with Tony, an extremely caring and generous person. Tony is always open to having a conversation on daily events happen here in Pocatello and nationally. Looking for a good book to read Tony always has a suggestion, most all of us having walked in seeing Tony reading, not aware you were there for your special beverage. Twenty years of great conversation and friendship will be missed. Tony, enjoy your late mornings, your days off, time with friends and family.  Main Steam Coffee & Desserts is poised to continue the tradition!  Over the last several months of remodeling, you have observed the building take on an original expression, showing the original old building. Main Steam Coffee and Desserts will be offering coffees teas, Italian Sodas, cookies, pies, truffles, and desserts, bringing back memories of your mother’s and grandmother’s delightful sweets.

 

Dates & Ideas for your calendar:

December 2, First Friday Art Walk

December 10, Pocatello showcase Chorus 2016 Christmas Show, First Baptist Church 2pm and 7pm shows, tickets available at the door.

Create your own masterpieces all month long at The Grape Van Gogh, visit www.grapevangogh.com to book your parties and holiday get-togethers.

$5 Gyros every Tuesday and Thursday at The Grecian Key Restaurant.  Dine while you shop downtown.

Gift cards are available at our downtown merchants!  When you need a gift think Old Town Pocatello.

 

During this Holiday Season, please support the small businesses in your downtown!  Come explore, shop, dine and play in Old Town.  Keeping your dollars local means the world to our businesses.  Let’s all help them have a successful Holiday Season.  Thank you!

November 15 - November 21

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Enjoy a local lunch at one of our locally owned restaurants this week!  Pizza and salad at Villano’s Italian or Portneuf Valley Brewing. Sandwiches and soup at Great Harvest, EFresh, The Red Poppy, or the First National.  Hand-rolled sushi or a bento box at Sumisu.  Fresh salads at the Pocatello-Co-op or A Healthier Place To Eat.  Japanese rice bowls at Yoshida.  Chinese at Chopstick Café.  Mexican at El Herradero.  Indian cuisine at A Taste of Himalayas. Thai at Thai Paradise.  Greek at The Grecian Key.  Choose local for a fresh, delicious lunch and help our local restaurants thrive!

 

Wine Tasting at the Pocatello Co-op!  Bring your friends and come taste the holiday wine picks at the Pocatello Food Co-op this Saturday, November 19th, from 6-8pm. They will taste five different organic/sustainable wines: Colter Creek Riesling, Alexander Valley Vineyards Dry Rose of Sangiovese, McManis Pinot Noir, Cono Sur Carmenere 'Bicicleta' and Orlean Hills Cabernet Sauvignon. Must be 21, please bring your ID.  The Pocatello Co-op is located at 308 E. Center St.  Call (208) 904-1368 for more information.

 

Great Harvest Bread Company, 250 N. Main St., is now featuring pumpkin rolls and pumpkin chocolate chip bread through December.  They also have a yummy apple spice bread for the fall season.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, it’s not too early to preorder for your upcoming holiday dinners and parties.  Give Great Harvest a call at 208-234-2108. 

 

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, Portneuf Valley Brewing has a big weekend in store for beer lovers.  The band Better with Beer will be playing PVB’s 20th Anniversary Party this Friday when they will be unveiling their 2000th batch of beer, the Brew 2K! Come down for a drink and listen to former news anchors Dave Reichelt and John Young play classic rock and show you a good time. Then on Saturday night check out Fred Anderson's band Rail City Jazz performing vintage jazz favorites. Both shows go 9pm - 11:30pm with no cover.  'Tis the season to take advantage of $2 off growler prices on Sundays and Mondays.  And now on Monday nights beginning at 7pm PVB hosts DJ Trivia. It's fun for friends and family and is free to play!

 

Muse Boutique, 501 N. Main St., is hosting a Pre-Black Friday Sale featuring everything in the store at 70% off now through November 19.  Merchandise includes fashion, furniture, holiday décor and more.  Stop in today and take a look at all the great finds now at Muse!

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The American Legion is having a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, November 18th at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N Johnson.  They will be serving from 5 pm to 8 pm.  The cost is $7.00 per person and $3.50 for children under age 12.  All proceeds go to supporting the plans and programs of the American Legion, Pocatello Post 4.

 

EXPEDITION:  Old Town Pocatello Christmas – Come Explore Your Downtown!

 

November 25th Night Lights Parade

ISU Credit Union presents, Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas. The adventure begins with the Night Lights Parade on Friday, November 25th at 6:30pm. Discover lots of goodies along the parade route including winter hats for the kids compliments of ISU Credit Union. Registration for November’s Night Lights Parade is now open.  Registration forms, parade instructions and the parade map are available at www.oldtownpocatello.com.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas,” featuring polar bears, penguins, igloos, and of course thousands of lights!  The parade is a community tradition and will start winding its way through Old Town on Friday, November 25, at 6:30pm.  There will be prizes, trophies and new activities throughout the parade route.  Registration before November 18 is just $50.

 

November 26th Candy Cane Hunt & Santa

Trek through the beautiful stores and restaurants of Old Town to discover Candy Canes just waiting to be found.  To celebrate Small Business Saturday, 100 Candy  Canes will be placed for hunting as you shop, dine and play downtown.  Each Candy Cane has a value, up to $100.  It pays to shop small!  This adventurous day will also  feature complimentary rides on the Old Town Polar Express Trolley from 11am until 3pm.  The Trolley will depart from the Old Town Pavilion every 15 minutes and the ride will include cookies, milk, story-telling and visits with Santa. It pays to shop small.  Plan to join us for Small Business Saturday!   For complete event details and a list of participating Candy Cane Hunt merchants, please visit www.oldtownpocatello.com.

 

Thanks to our sponsors for making the Christmas season in Old Town merry and bright:  ISU Credit Union, Molinelli’s Jewelers, AvCenter Professional Aviation Services, Portneuf Valley Brewing, Citizens Community Bank, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, Allstate, East Idaho Home Interiors, Marriott TownePlace Suites, Dorsey Hill Family, Visit Pocatello, McDonalds, Bannock Civitans, the Idaho State Journal, KPVI News 6, 93.7 KZBQ, KORR 104, Magik 102.5 and KSEI Radio.

 

November 8 - November 14

Congratulations!

 

During the recent Old Town Pocatello Annual Meeting, the award winners for this year were recognized.  Congratulations to the Annual Award Winners for 2016 and thank you for your many contributions to our downtown!

 

Spirit of Main Street Award                    Jane Warnock, First Friday Art Walk Coordinator

Historic Restoration Award                    Myers Anderson Architects

Rehabilitation Award                             Pocatello Pet Lodge

Curb Appeal Award                               East Idaho Home Interiors

New Generation Award                         Red Poppy Cafe

President's Award                                 Citizens Community Bank

Volunteer of the Year Award                  Ann McCarty

Volunteer of the Year Award                  Teresa Wakeman

Advocate of the Year Award                  Neil Tocher, PhD.

 

Thank You Hanging Flower Basket Sponsors!

 

As the Summer and warm Fall come to an end, we would like to thank all of the sponsors who made the beautiful hanging flower baskets in Old Town possible this year. 

The flowers were beautiful and your generous support is greatly appreciated!

Bannock County Commission

Bannock Development Corp.

Club Charley’s

Citizens Community Bank

Bannock Civitan

Convergys Corporation

Dorsey Hill

ERA The Brokerage

Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance

Hanson Janitorial Supply, Inc.

Idaho Power Company

Intermountain Gas Company

J H S Architect

J.R. Simplot Company

Key Bank of Idaho

Leadership Pocatello

Maag Prescription Center, LLC

M.P. McCarthy

McDonald's

Myers Anderson Architects

NeighborWorks Pocatello

Old Federal Building

Pioneer Title Company

Pocatello Electric Company, Inc.

Pocatello Orthopaedics

Porter's Office Products

Portneuf Medical Center

Quail Ridge

Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey

Rails West Federal Credit Union

Sign Up Signs & Graphics

Spaulding Foundation

Station Square

Tejac Advertising

U.S. Bank

University Financial Group, LLC

Varsity Contractors, Inc.

 

Thank you to Russ and Tracy for watering and caring for the flowers and thank you to Pinehurst Floral and Greenhouse for planting such beautiful baskets for us again this year!

 

Great Harvest Bread Company, 250 N. Main St., is now featuring pumpkin rolls and pumpkin chocolate chip bread through December.  They also have a yummy apple spice bread for the fall season.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, it’s not too early to preorder for your upcoming holiday dinners and parties.  Give Great Harvest a call at 208-234-2108. 

 

Flowers by LD, 715 N. Main, will continue hosting their Golden Christmas Holiday Open House featuring holiday confections crafted by their in-house baker, Nathan Chandler on Friday, from 5-8pm and on Saturday, from 9am to 3pm. 

 

The November Steak Night with the American Legion will be on Friday at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N Johnson.  They will be grilling Rib Eye Steaks over charcoal from 5 pm to 7 pm.  The cost is $14 for a regular steak with all the fixin's or if you want something a little smaller they have a Senior Steak and all the fixin's for only $7. The public is invited.

 

Parfive, 123 N. Main St., is the perfect place to hold a memorable and fun Christmas Party!  With the addition of the ballroom downstairs, the possibilities are endless.  They offer packages that include live entertainment, DJs, the golf simulator room, and much more!  Call Parfive today at 208-339-4464 to scheduled your free tour.

 

Second Time Around, 701 S 1st, is featuring this week’s specials: patterns 1/2 off, all VSH tapes  $1.00, electronic games disks $1.50, music CD's  $1.50.  As always free coffee and cookies for shoppers. Open rain or shine Thursday,  Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm.

 

The First Congregational United Church of Christ and Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 309 N. Garfield, will be hosting their 2016 Alternative Gift Market and Ten Thousand Villages Craft Fair on Saturday.  The event will run from 9am to 4pm.  This is the 30th Anniversary of the Alternative Gifts International.

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing welcomes sports fans for football season by offering $2 off all growlers of beer on Sundays and Mondays. Live music this weekend will feature Soul Full of Blues on Friday from 9 to 11:30pm, no cover. On Saturday day PVB will be hosting the Portneuf Crafts and Drafts craft fair with nine different local vendors, artists, and artisans in the Loft from 3pm - 7pm. There's a suggested donation of canned food or $3 that goes to support the Food Bank. Stick around that night for Terran Engle's band The Landimals. The show starts at 9pm and will go until 11:30 pm, no cover.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The American Legion is having a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, November 18th at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N Johnson.  They will be serving from 5 pm to 8 pm.  The cost is $7.00 per person and $3.50 for children under age 12.  All proceeds go to supporting the plans and programs of the American Legion, Pocatello Post 4.

 

EXPEDITION:  Old Town Pocatello Christmas – Come Explore Your Downtown!

 

November 25th Night Lights Parade

ISU Credit Union presents, Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas. The adventure begins with the Night Lights Parade on Friday, November 25th at 6:30pm. Discover lots of goodies along the parade route including winter hats for the kids compliments of ISU Credit Union. Registration for November’s Night Lights Parade is now open.  Registration forms, parade instructions and the parade map are available at www.oldtownpocatello.com.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas,” featuring polar bears, penguins, igloos, and of course thousands of lights!  The parade is a community tradition and will start winding its way through Old Town on Friday, November 25, at 6:30pm.  There will be prizes, trophies and new activities throughout the parade route.  Registration before November 18 is just $50.

 

November 26th Candy Cane Hunt & Santa

Trek through the beautiful stores and restaurants of Old Town to discover Candy Canes just waiting to be found.  To celebrate Small Business Saturday, 100 Candy  Canes will be placed for hunting as you shop, dine and play downtown.  Each Candy Cane has a value, up to $100.  It pays to shop small!  This adventurous day will also  feature complimentary rides on the Old Town Polar Express Trolley from 11am until 3pm.  The Trolley will depart from the Old Town Pavilion every 15 minutes and the ride will include cookies, milk, story-telling and visits with Santa. It pays to shop small.  Plan to join us for Small Business Saturday!   For complete event details and a list of participating Candy Cane Hunt merchants, please visit www.oldtownpocatello.com.

 

Thanks to our sponsors for making the Christmas season in Old Town merry and bright:  ISU Credit Union, Molinelli’s Jewelers, AvCenter Professional Aviation Services, Portneuf Valley Brewing, Citizens Community Bank, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, Allstate, East Idaho Home Interiors, Marriott TownePlace Suites, Dorsey Hill Family, Visit Pocatello, McDonalds, Bannock Civitans, the Idaho State Journal, KPVI News 6, 93.7 KZBQ, KORR 104, Magik 102.5 and KSEI Radio.

 

November 1 - November 7

This week in Old Town!

 

Enjoy a local lunch at one of our locally owned restaurants this week!  Pizza and salad at Villano’s Italian or Portneuf Valley Brewing. Sandwiches and soup at Great Harvest, EFresh, The Red Poppy, or the First National.  Hand-rolled sushi or a bento box at Sumisu.  Fresh salads at the Pocatello-Co-op or A Healthier Place To Eat.  Japanese rice bowls at Yoshida.  Chinese at Chopstick Café.  Mexican at El Herradero.  Indian cuisine at A Taste of Himalayas. Thai at Thai Paradise.  Greek at The Grecian Key.  Choose local for a fresh, delicious lunch and help our local restaurants thrive!

 

This Friday is First Friday Art Walk in locations throughout Old Town.  Please plan to come stroll through our shops, galleries and restaurants as we kick off the holiday season.  From 5-8pm there will be art, music, fashion, food and more.  This month a couple of the special features during Art Walk include:

 

Flowers by LD, 715 N. Main, will be hosting their annual holiday open house.  Don’t miss the Golden Christmas Holiday Open House featuring holiday confections crafted by their in-house baker, Nathan Chandler. 

 

The Pocatello Art Center will host their Annual Holiday Show and Sale. Local artists will display paintings, jewelry, photography, porcelain, fiber arts, pottery and silk.

 

Main Steam Coffee & Desserts and All Under One Roof, located at 234 N. Main St., will be highlighting their recent remodel along with ISU art students.  

 

For the wine lover, be sure to stop in at PV’s Uncorked on Main, 138 N. Main and A Tasting Room, 328 W. Clark. 

 

Black Rail Antiques & Collectibles, 312 W. Center, will host Rail City Jazz.  Don’t miss live jazz at its best.

 

Create your own work of art at The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main.  Paint, sip and visit with your friends and family.  Visit www.grapevangogh.com for event and registration details.

 

The Pocatello Elks Lodge will be hosting their “Trash or Treasure” antique appraising event.  Several area antique dealers will assess the value of your small, hand-held items.  There will be no buying or selling as this event is for appraisals only.  A charge of $4.00 will enable you to bring up to 3 items.  Please limit your “treasures” to only 3 in order to reduce wait times for everyone. 

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. 1st, will be featuring more new photos by Craig Tinkham. Craig shoots some amazing wildlife and has begun branching out into other subjects as well.  The Brown Eyed Cats will play in the loft following Art Walk.  The show will go from 9-11:30pm with no cover.

 

Also happening on Friday evening, the Elks Lodge, 410 S. Main will feature live music and a steak dinner special of sirloin with baked potato for $10, along with a wide selection from the kitchen menu. 

 

On Saturday, Portneuf Valley Brewing will feature the acoustic reflections of Scott Balsai, perfect for a quiet evening out with a loved one. Show goes from 9-11:30pm.  Be sure to arrive early to enjoy a delicious dinner and cold brew before the show!

 

On Saturday, Flowers by LD, continues their Golden Christmas Holiday Open House from 9am to 3pm.

 

Great Harvest Bread Company, 250 N. Main St., is now featuring pumpkin rolls and pumpkin chocolate chip bread through December.  They also have a yummy apple spice bread for the fall season.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, it’s not too early to preorder for your upcoming holiday dinners and parties.  Give Great Harvest a call at 208-234-2108. 

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Flowers by LD, 715 N. Main, will continue hosting their Golden Christmas Holiday Open House featuring holiday confections crafted by their in-house baker, Nathan Chandler on Friday, November 11 from 5-8pm and on Saturday, November 12 from 9am to 3pm. 

 

Parfive, 123 N. Main St., is the perfect place to hold a memorable and fun Christmas Party!  With the addition of the ballroom downstairs, the possibilities are endless.  They offer packages that include live entertainment, DJs, the golf simulator room, and much more!  Call Parfive today at 208-339-4464 to scheduled your free tour.

 

The First Congregational United Church of Christ and Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 309 N. Garfield, will be hosting their 2016 Alternative Gift Market and Ten Thousand Villages Craft Fair on Saturday, November 12.  The event will run from 9am to 4pm.  This is the 30th Anniversary of the Alternative Gifts International. The theme of this

 

Registration for November’s Night Lights Parade is now open.  Registration forms, parade instructions and the parade map are available at www.oldtownpocatello.com.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas,” featuring polar bears, penguins, igloos, and of course thousands of lights!  The parade is a community tradition and will start winding its way through Old Town on Friday, November 25, at 6:30pm.  There will be prizes, trophies and new activities throughout the parade route.  Registration before November 18 is just $50.

October 25-October 31

This week in Old Town!

 

Registration for November’s Night Lights Parade is now open.  Registration forms, parade instructions and the parade map are available at www.oldtownpocatello.com.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas,” featuring polar bears, penguins, igloos, and of course thousands of lights!  The parade is a community tradition and will start winding its way through Old Town on Friday, November 25, at 6:30pm.  There will be prizes, trophies and new activities throughout the parade route.  Registration before November 18 is just $50.

 

Great Harvest Bread Company, 250 N. Main St., is now featuring pumpkin rolls and pumpkin chocolate chip bread through December.  They also have a yummy apple spice bread for the fall season.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, it’s not too early to preorder for your upcoming holiday dinners and parties.  Give Great Harvest a call at 208-234-2108. 

 

Lunch specials this week at Villano’s Italian, 165 N. Main St.  Stop in for a delicious lunch and choose from pizza, pasta, salads and their famous garlic knots.  After lunch, take a stroll through Vain & Vintage, next door, and take a look at all of the treasures to be found: antiques, collectibles, clothing, jewelry and more, at Vain & Vintage!

 

Carol Myers will be teaching a two day workshop at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St.  The workshop will be held on October 28 and 29 from 9 am to 4 pm both days and will focus on creating miniature paintings, 5x7 or smaller. Cost is $65 for members and $75 for non-members. Stop by the Pocatello Art Center or call 232-0970 for a list of needed supplies. Advance registration is suggested. Come and enjoy this fun instruction into the world of miniature paintings.

 

The Pocatello Art Center will also be hosting a special art exhibit October 28 - 31, featuring the work of two local artists: photographer Linda Groom and bronze sculptor Kristol Coker. The gallery at the Pocatello Art Center has monthly art shows throughout the year, including the Idaho Watercolor Society Traveling Show every October and the Invitational High School Show every March. This will be the first time that the Pocatello Art Center has had an art show introducing individual artists and their work.  Be sure to stop in.

 

Free Wine Tasting at the Pocatello Co-op!  Bring your friends and come sip wine with us at the Pocatello Food Co-op this Saturday, October 29th, from 6-8pm! They will taste five different wines from this month’s featured organic/sustainable vineyards Alexander Valley Vineyards. Must be 21, please bring your ID!  The Pocatello Co-op is located at 308 E. Center St.  Call 208-904-1368 for more information.

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will end their season on Saturday.  It will be your last chance to take home fall produce and shop items for holiday gift giving.  Be sure to bring the kids so they can enjoy Trick-or-Treat through the Market.  Vendors will have treats for all the kids while parents shop through the beautiful pumpkins, squash, onions, garlic, and more alongside handmade glass items, jewelry, pillows, blankets, tie dye, and the list goes on.  The Farmers Market will be open on Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion. 

 

Listen up, audiophiles. Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. 1st, has Portneuf Gap on tap for this Friday. They play some of the finest bluegrass in this part of the state. Saturday night Tom Murphy returns with his explosive one-man act. Both shows go from 9pm - 11:30pm with no cover.   To celebrate Halloween, PVB is showing George A. Romero's classic film Night of the Living Dead in the Loft on Halloween evening from 7-9pm. The show is free and with every beer purchase, you get a chance to go home with some sweet swag. No tricks, only treats on Halloween at PVB!

 

Friday and Saturday nights are the last opportunities to experience this year’s Haunted History Walking Tours. Tours begin both nights at 6pm.  Regular tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15 years.  Order your tickets today at www.oldtownpocatello.com or stop by the office, 420 N. Main St.  We are famous for these tours!  Don’t miss your chance to get tickets.

 

Keith Ward, jazz clarinetist, now appears Saturdays from 1-3pm at Black Rail Antiques, 312 W. Center, and throughout the area on the charming sidewalks of Old Town.  Stroll our shops as vintage jazz echoes through town. You never know who may join him from the RCJ gang or other jazz minstrels. In adverse weather, you'll find Keith in the "Jazz Attic" of Black Rail Antiques' 2nd floor, where he appears with the boys of Rail City Jazz every First Friday Art Walk from 5-8pm exploring the ancestry of jazz and blues.

 

Trick-or-Treat the Old Town Streets will be hosted by the merchants of Old Town on Halloween afternoon from 3-5:30pm.  Orange pumpkin posters are now appearing in windows indicating all of the shops that will be participating.  The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd will once again be hosting chili and hot dogs for families at the Old Town Pavilion from 3-5:30pm. Convergys will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat in their parking lot, 805 N. Main St., from 3-5:30pm with treats for all the kids and hot dogs for the first 300. Old Town will definitely be the place to bring your little ghosts and goblins for a safe and enjoyable Halloween afternoon!   

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Change is coming to Main Street!  Main Street Coffee will soon become Main Steam Coffee & Desserts.  Located at 234 N. Main St., the business and building has been undergoing a remodel and will soon make their debut!  Be sure to stop in to see all of the changes during the November First Friday Art Walk.  Main Steam Coffee & Desserts will be hosting ISU art students from 5-8pm. 

 

Parfive, 123 N. Main St., is the perfect place to hold a memorable and fun Christmas Party!  With the addition of the ballroom downstairs, the possibilities are endless.  They offer packages that include live entertainment, DJs, the golf simulator room, and much more!  Call Parfive today at 208-339-4464 to scheduled your free tour.

 

The Pocatello Art Center’s Annual Holiday Show and Sale will kick off during First Friday Art Walk on November 4th from 5 to 8 pm. Local artists will display paintings, jewelry, photography, porcelain, fiber arts, pottery and silk. Find unique and beautiful gifts for everyone on your list. The show continues through December in the Pocatello Art Center Gallery which is open Monday - Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, call (208) 232-0970 or visit their website: pocatelloartctr.org.

 

The First Congregational United Church of Christ and Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 309 N. Garfield, will be hosting their 2016 Alternative Gift Market and Ten Thousand Villages Craft Fair on Saturday, November 12.  The event will run from 9am to 4pm.  This is the 30th Anniversary of the Alternative Gifts International. The theme of this year’s event is “Live Consciously. Buy Wisely. Make a Difference.”  Plan now to stop in.

October 18 - October 24

Blood Driving Coming to Old Town

 

Jane Warnock our First Friday Art Walk Coordinator will be hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, November 4 beginning at 1:30pm, at the Old Town office at 420 N. Main St.  Jane recently received several blood transfusions during her battle with cancer.  Many don’t realize blood transfusions may be necessary during cancer treatment and there is a shortage in our area.  By donating you can help our community be better prepared for illness and accidents.  Jane would like to invite all those interested in giving blood that day to please contact her by emailing artwalkotp@gmail.com.  Indicate what time of the day, from 1:30-7:pm would be convenient for you.  We are extremely grateful for all who helped Jane through her treatment.  Jane is doing very well and continues to be the driving force behind Art Walk.

 

This week in Old Town!

 

Enchantments, 233 N. Main St., will be hosting a grand opening to celebrate their new location today.  The ribbon cutting  will be at 5:15pm with appetizers and beverages to follow.  Plan to stop in and enjoy a nice evening at Enchantments.

 

Great Harvest Bread Company, 250 N. Main St., is now featuring pumpkin rolls and pumpkin chocolate chip bread through December.  They also have a yummy apple spice bread for the fall season.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, it’s not too early to preorder for your upcoming holiday dinners and parties.  Give Great Harvest a call at 208-234-2108. 

 

Keith Ward, jazz clarinetist, appears Saturdays from 1-3pm at Black Rail Antiques, 312 W. Center, and on the street in Old Town starting October 22. Stroll the shops as vintage jazz echoes through town. You never know who may join him from the RCJ gang or other jazz minstrels. In adverse weather, you'll find Keith in the "Jazz Attic" of Black Rail Antiques' 2nd floor, where he appears with the boys of Rail City Jazz every First Friday Art Walk from 5-8pm exploring the ancestry of jazz and blues.

 

Muse Boutique Salon & Spa, 501 N. Main S., has fabulous fashions being liquidated and room is opening up for selling off display items used in the windows, fashion shows, parades and in the store. Halloween decorations are on display in the front windows and are priced to go! Come on down, delight in the Halloween display and do some window shopping.  Various unique fixtures, lighting, shelves, hat & purse stands, clothes racks, mannequins and mirrors are also ready to go. Everything is priced at wholesale cost. The clothing is at 60% to 70% off. All salon retail is buy one - get one free. This includes shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, styling products, etc.

 

Just two more weeks to get your fresh fall produce and shop items for holiday gift giving at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market.  The market will close for the season on October 29.  This Saturday you will find beautiful pumpkins, squash, onions, garlic, and more alongside beautiful handmade glass items, jewelry, pillows, blankets, tie dye, and the list goes on.  The Farmers Market will be open on Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion. 

 

Fans of American roots music should stop into Portneuf Valley Brewing this Friday to hear guitarist/pianist Ben Morse. Ben has played upstairs at the acoustic jam and draws influences from blues, early jazz and country. On Saturday night Shawn and the Marauders will storm the PVB Loft with their brand of contemporary rock. Both shows go from 9pm - 11:30 pm and are free and open to the public.  On Tuesday, October 25th from 7pm - 9pm, PVB will feature something a little different in The Loft.  PaintBox is a relaxing evening of step-by-step paint instruction in a no-pressure environment where you can share drinks and laughs with friends. It's $25 per person which covers the provided painting supplies. Text 208-615-6472 with questions or to reserve your spot!

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Registration for November’s Night Lights Parade is now open.  Registration forms, parade instructions and the parade map are available at www.oldtownpocatello.com.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas,” featuring polar bears, penguins, igloos, and of course thousands of lights!  The parade is a community tradition and will start winding its way through Old Town on Friday, November 25, at 6:30pm.  There will be prizes, trophies and new activities throughout the parade route.  Registration before November 18 is just $50.

 

Parfive, 123 N. Main St., is the perfect place to hold a memorable and fun Christmas Party!  With the addition of the ballroom downstairs, the possibilities are endless.  They offer packages that include live entertainment, DJs, the golf simulator room, and much more!  Call Parfive today at 208-339-4464 to scheduled your free tour.

 

Carol Myers will be teaching a two day workshop at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St.  The workshop will be held on October 28 and 29 from 9 am to 4 pm both days and will focus on creating miniature paintings, 5x7 or smaller. Cost is $65 for members and $75 for non-members. Stop by the Pocatello Art Center or call 232-0970 for a list of needed supplies. Advance registration is suggested. Come and enjoy this fun instruction into the world of miniature paintings.

 

The 8th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours are underway!  Remaining tour dates include October 21 & 22 at 8pm and October 28 & 29 at 6pm.  Buy your tickets to experience the four haunted buildings featured this year. Regular tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15 years.  There are a handful of VIP Tour tickets available for October 21 & 22.  Those tours include a 6pm private dinner with the SPIRO paranormal investigators, trolley transportation and an extra building tour with dessert.  Tickets are $50 each and are limited each night.  Order your tickets today for the regular tours and VIP Tours at www.oldtownpocatello.com or stop by the office, 420 N. Main St.  We are famous for these tours!  Don’t miss your chance to get tickets.

 

Trick-or-Treat the Old Town Streets will be hosted by the merchants of Old Town on Halloween afternoon from 3-5:30pm.  Orange pumpkin posters will soon be appearing in windows indicating all of the shops that will be participating.  The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd will once again be hosting chili and hot dogs for families at the Old Town Pavilion from 3-5:30pm. Convergys will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat in their parking lot, 805 N. Main St., from 3-5:30pm with treats for all the kids and hot dogs for the first 300. Old Town will definitely be the place to bring your little ghosts and goblins for a safe and enjoyable Halloween afternoon!   

 

The First Congregational United Church of Christ and Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 309 N. Garfield, will be hosting their 2016 Alternative Gift Market and Ten Thousand Villages Craft Fair on Saturday, November 12.  The event will run from 9am to 4pm.  This is the 30th Anniversary of the Alternative Gifts International. The theme of this year’s event is “Live Consciously. Buy Wisely. Make a Difference.”  Plan now to stop in.

Tuesday October 11

This week in Old Town!

 

Registration for November’s Night Lights Parade is now open.  Registration forms, parade instructions and the parade map are available at www.oldtownpocatello.com.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas,” featuring polar bears, penguins, igloos, and of course thousands of lights!  The parade is a community tradition and will start winding its way through Old Town on Friday, November 25, at 6:30pm.  There will be prizes, trophies and new activities throughout the parade route.  Registration before November 18 is just $50.

 

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Fall Used Book Sale which will be held Thursday through Saturday.  The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield St., Pocatello.  A wide variety of soft and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase.  Paperback items will be sold for $1.00 each and hardbacks for $2.00.  However, all remaining stock will be reduced 50% on Saturday morning! Hours for the sale are: Thursday, October 13 - 9:00 am to 9 pm, Friday, October 14  - 9:00 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, October 15  - 9 am to 4 pm.  At noon on Saturday, a bag sale will begin and continue until 4:00 pm.  Books will be $3.00 per bag (bags will be provided). For further information please call Marshall Public Library at (208) 232-1263.

 

The Pocatello Art Center has "Pay as you Go" classes available for members and the general public during the Month of October. The classes are $12.50 per session.  You do not need to pre-register.  There are three teachers and times to fit your schedule.  You can take one or more classes from one or more instructors.  Bob Beason teaches all medias on Tuesday mornings from 9am to Noon.  Karen Wardle teaches oil painting on Wednesday mornings from 9am to Noon.  And, Penny Wolf teaches from 1-4pm on Thursdays.  Please contact the Pocatello Art Center at 208-232-0970 for more information. 

 

On Saturday, the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will host an Apple Pie Competition. The rules are simple.  Use your home grown apples or purchase your apples at the Farmers Market, along with any other fruits or vegetable you’d like to use, make your pie, and enter the contest at 10:30am.  Anyone, any age can enter.  There will be prizes!  Along with apples the Market will feature pumpkins, squash, onions, garlic, and more alongside beautiful handmade glass items, jewelry, pillows, blankets, tie dye, and the list goes on.  The Farmers Market is open every Saturday through the end of October from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion. 

 

On Friday Soul Full of Blues will be performing at Portneuf Valley Brewing.  The Opskamatrists will take the stage on Saturday night.  Both shows go from 9pm - 11:30pm in the Loft with no cover. While you're at PVB don't forget they have new half litre commemorative tankards you can pick up for $5 with any pitcher of beer or $10 by themselves.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Haunted History Tour Tickets Now Available!  Our favorite paranormal investigators are back!  SPIRO and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 8th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours. Tour dates for this year are October 15 at 6pm, October 21 & 22 at 8pm, October 28 & 29 at 6pm.  Visit four haunted buildings, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn more about the history of the building and experience for yourself any haunted activity taking place.  Regular tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15 years.  VIP Tours will be available on two nights this year, October 21 & 22.  Tours include a 6pm private dinner with SPIRO, trolley transportation and an extra building tour.  Tickets are $50 each and are limited each night.  Order your tickets today at www.oldtownpocatello.com or stop by the office, 420 N. Main St.  We are famous for these tours so be sure to get your tickets early!

 

Enchantments, 233 N. Main St., will be hosting a grand opening to celebrate their new location on October 18.  The ribbon cutting  will be at 5:15pm with appetizers and beverages to follow.  Plan to stop in and enjoy a nice evening at Enchantments.

 

Trick-or-Treat the Old Town Streets will be hosted by the merchants of Old Town on Halloween afternoon from 3-5:30pm.  Plan to bring your little ghosts and goblins down to enjoy safe daytime treat gathering.

Tuesday October 4

This week in Old Town!

 

Registration for November’s Night Lights Parade is now open.  Registration forms, parade instructions and the parade map are available at www.oldtownpocatello.com.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas,” featuring polar bears, penguins, igloos, and of course thousands of lights!  The parade is a community tradition and will start winding its way through Old Town on Friday, November 25, at 6:30pm.  There will be prizes, trophies and new activities throughout the parade route.  Registration before November 18 is just $50.

 

The Pocatello Art Center has "Pay as you Go" classes available for members and the general public during the Month of October. The classes are $12.50 per session.  You do not need to pre-register.  There are three teachers and times to fit your schedule.  You can take one or more classes from one or more instructors.  Bob Beason teaches all medias on Tuesday mornings from 9am to Noon.  Karen Wardle teaches oil painting on Wednesday mornings from 9am to Noon.  And, Penny Wolf teaches from 1-4pm on Thursdays.  Please contact the Pocatello Art Center at 208-232-0970 for more information. 

 

Black Rail Antiques & Collectibles, 312 W. Center, has expanded into the second floor.  Be sure to stop in this week and see the beautiful furniture and items now featured upstairs.  The store is open Tuesday-Friday from 11am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am-5pm.  Black Rail will be open for First Friday Art Walk on Friday until 8pm. 

 

The October First Friday Art Walk will be held this Friday from 5-8pm.  Locations throughout Old Town will feature local and regional artists.  Plan to spend the evening strolling through Old Town enjoying our wonderful art community.  The event guide listing all participating locations will be available at www.oldtownpocatello.com on Thursday.

 

Alley In The Art Way, an exhibition from local artists in support of art education in our community will be held on Friday in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk.  Local artists led by Sammy Gravis, will be displaying murals personally created for this show.  The show will open at 3pm in the parking lot on the corner of N. Main and W. Lander, next to Gate City Boxing.  The pieces from the show will be auctioned and proceeds will go to fund next year’s show, the graduate art program at ISU and toward efforts surrounding education about public art in our community.

 

The Pocatello Elks Lodge will be hosting their “Trash or Treasure” antique appraising event during First Friday Art Walk.  Local area antique dealers will be on hand to assess items and family heirlooms. 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 $4.00 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.  The featured artist will be music by “The Eclectics”.   Steak dinner specials will be offered as well as a wide selection from the kitchen menu.  All proceeds for this event goes to the various Elks Veterans and Youth charities.

 

Second time around, 701 S. 1st, is featuring new this week a glass top octagonal table with 8 chairs.  They also have a special this week with 20% off sofas.  They will be open for Art Walk on Friday and have homemade cookies all week long.

 

On Saturday, the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will feature fresh, local apple cider.  Come taste the cider and be sure to buy your apples for this year’s Apple Pie Contest.  On October 15, the Farmers Market will host the competition for the best pie.  The rules are simple.  Use your home grown apples or purchase your apples at the Farmers Market, along with any other fruits or vegetable you’d like to use, make your pie, and enter the contest at 10:30am.  Anyone, any age can enter.  There will be prizes!  Along with apples the Market will feature pumpkins, squash, onions, garlic, and more alongside beautiful handmade glass items, jewelry, pillows, blankets, tie dye, and the list goes on.  The Farmers Market is open every Saturday through the end of October from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion. 

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing is transitioning to winter hours and will be open 11am - 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 11am to Midnight on Friday and Saturday, with the kitchen closing at 11pm for late diners. For First Friday Art Walk, country rockers KIN return for your dancing pleasure in the loft.  On Saturday, Rail City Jazz will be performing jazz classics with a touch of blues. Both shows are 9pm - 11:30pm in the Loft with no cover. 

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Haunted History Tour Tickets Now Available!  Our favorite paranormal investigators are back!  SPIRO and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 8th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours. Tour dates for this year are October 15 at 6pm, October 21 & 22 at 8pm, October 28 & 29 at 6pm.  Visit four haunted buildings, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn more about the history of the building and experience for yourself any haunted activity taking place.  Regular tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15 years.  VIP Tours will be available on two nights this year, October 21 & 22.  Tours include a 6pm private dinner with SPIRO, trolley transportation and an extra building tour.  Tickets are $50 each and are limited each night.  Order your tickets today at www.oldtownpocatello.com or stop by the office, 420 N. Main St.  We are famous for these tours so be sure to get your tickets early!

 

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Fall Used Book Sale which will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 13 - 15, 2016. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield St., Pocatello.  A wide variety of soft and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase.  Paperback items will be sold for $1.00 each and hardbacks for $2.00.  However, all remaining stock will be reduced 50% on Saturday morning! Hours for the sale are: Thursday, October 13 - 9:00 am to 9 pm, Friday, October 14  - 9:00 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, October 15  - 9 am to 4 pm.  At noon on Saturday, a bag sale will begin and continue until 4:00 pm.  Books will be $3.00 per bag (bags will be provided). For further information please call Marshall Public Library at (208) 232-1263.

 

Enchantments, 233 N. Main St., will be hosting a grand opening to celebrate their new location on October 18.  The ribbon cutting  will be at 5:15pm with appetizers and beverages to follow.  Plan to stop in and enjoy a nice evening at Enchantments.

 

Trick-or-Treat the Old Town Streets will be hosted by the merchants of Old Town on Halloween afternoon from 3-5:30pm.  Plan to bring your little ghosts and goblins down to enjoy safe daytime treat gathering.

Tuesday September 27

Welcome!

I would like to take a moment to welcome Bully Dog/Derive Systems to Old Town Pocatello.  They will be relocating to S. 1st on the main floor and loft area of Kinport Junction.  Work is currently underway for The Bridge to move into the main floor of the Historic Yellowstone Hotel.  Exciting changes for both companies!  Through the efforts of Bannock Development, the Pocatello Development Authority, Mayor Blad and Old Town Pocatello, Inc. these moves will help us to retain 74 jobs in Southeast Idaho with the opportunity for growth for both companies.  We are very honored and proud to have Bully Dog and The Bridge in our neighborhood and part of the excitement of downtown!

 

Found Downtown is now open at 541 N. Main St.  Found Downtown is Pocatello's newest "Eclectic Everything" shop featuring new and like new clothing for ALL tastes and sizes, shoes, boots, home decor, furniture, antiques, collectibles, gifts, and much more. You are invited in to shop Wednesday through Saturday from Noon to 6pm.  Be sure to “Like” their Facebook page for future discounts and giveaways.   

 

This week in Old Town!

 

Registration for November’s Night Lights Parade will open on Saturday, October 1.  Registration forms will be available at www.oldtownpocatello.com.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas,” featuring polar bears, penguins, igloos, and of course lots of lights!  The parade is a community tradition and will start winding its way through Old Town on Friday, November 25, at 6:30pm.  There will be prizes, trophies and new activities throughout the parade route.  Registration before November 18 is just $50.

 

Enjoy lunch this week at The Red Poppy Café, 150 S. Main St.  Punch cards are back and you should stop in for one; buy 10 delicious salads and get one free.  Soups are hot everyday and the fresh made sandwiches are not to be missed.  If you haven’t tried The Red Poppy, stop in this week.

 

On Friday, you are invited to attend Pocatello’s First Street Dinner, a formal fundraising dinner to raise proceeds for local children in need and area refugees. The evening will feature valet parking, hosted bar, live entertainment and a delicious dinner.  The event will begin at 6:30pm at 250 N. Main St., Leadership Pocatello Park.  For ticket reservations and for further information, please contact Alma Jam, Miss Africa Idaho 2015, at 208-241-0980.

   

On Saturday, the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will feature fresh, local Fall produce.  And, yes of course, pumpkins!  Don’t miss the apples, squash, onions, garlic, and more alongside beautiful handmade glass items, jewelry, pillows, blankets, tie dye, and the list goes on.  The Farmers Market is open every Saturday through the end of October from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion. 

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing has some new talent booked for your entertainment this weekend.  Friday night Penny and crew will host the alternative band, PushKart Champions and Saturday night the extraordinarily talented solo guitarist, Ray Rodriguez, will be performing a mix of rock, bluegrass and Flamenco music.  Please note that shows will go to winter hours starting, 9pm-11:30pm beginning Saturday.  The kitchen is open now till 11pm on weekends and the bars are open till Midnight.  Along with the Oktoberfest specials PVB will run all month, they have some super cool huge new 20 year commemorative tankards.  While supplies last you can get your own tankard for $5 with purchase of a pitcher of beer, or if you just want a mug to add to your collection, they are just $10 each.  Cheers to all of you for supporting 20 years of beer at PVB!

 

Muse continues their bowing out of business sale at 501 N. Main St.  As the remaining fabulous fashions are being liquidated, room is opening up for selling off display items used in the windows, fashion shows, parades and in the store along with a basement full of Halloween, Christmas, and New Years decorations that must go. There are various unique fixtures, lighting, shelves, hat & purse stands, clothes racks, mannequins and mirrors that are ready to go. Come check it out. Everything is priced at wholesale cost. Clothing is at 60% to 70% off. All salon retail is buy one - get one free. This included, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, styling products, etc. There are some amazing deals Muse. It is the shopping adventure you simply cannot miss!

 

Upcoming Events!

 

A beginning digital photography 4-week class will start on Thursday, October 6th and continue on the 13th, 20th, and 27th at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 North Main St.  The classes will run from 5-7pm and the instructor will be Richard Albright.  This course will show students how to best use their digital cameras.  Pre-register is required.  To register and pay fees, please visit the Art Center.  For further information please contact the Art Center at  232-0970 or Richard at 233-1066.  Each class size will be limited to 10 students.

Alley In The Art Way, an exhibition from local artists in support of art education in our community will be coming to Old Town on Friday, October 7.  In conjunction with First Friday Art Walk, local artists led by Sammy Gravis, will be displaying murals personally created for this show.  The show will open at 3pm in the alley between W. Fremont and W. Lander St. and in the parking lot on the corner of N. Main and W. Lander, next to Gate City Boxing.  The pieces from the show will be auctioned and proceeds will go to fund next year’s show, the graduate art program at ISU and toward efforts surrounding education about public art in our community.  If you are an artist and would like to create a mural for the show, please contact Sammy at 705-0988 or stop by the Old Town office, 420 N. Main St.  Mural sizes are 4’ x 4’ and 8’ x 4’.  Share your talent and help our art community!

 

Haunted History Tour Tickets Now Available!  Our favorite paranormal investigators are back!  SPIRO and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 8th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours. Tour dates for this year are October 15 at 6pm, October 21 & 22 at 8pm, October 28 & 29 at 6pm.  Visit four haunted buildings, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn more about the history of the building and experience for yourself any haunted activity taking place.  Regular tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15 years.  VIP Tours will be available on two nights this year, October 21 & 22.  Tours include a 6pm private dinner with SPIRO, trolley transportation and an extra building tour.  Tickets are $50 each and are limited each night.  Order your tickets today at www.oldtownpocatello.com or stop by the office, 420 N. Main St.  We are famous for these tours so be sure to get your tickets early!

 

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Fall Used Book Sale which will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 13 - 15, 2016. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield St., Pocatello.

A wide variety of soft and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase.  Paperback items will be sold for $1.00 each and hardbacks for $2.00.  However, all remaining stock will be reduced 50% on Saturday morning! Hours for the sale are: Thursday, October 13 - 9:00 am to 9 pm, Friday, October 14  - 9:00 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, October 15  - 9 am to 4 pm.  At noon on Saturday, a bag sale will begin and continue until 4:00 pm.  Books will be $3.00 per bag (bags will be provided).  All sales are cash only, no checks accepted.  No bar code readers, please!  The Friends of Marshall Library is a 501(c)(3) organization and all proceeds will be used to benefit the library.  For further information please call Marshall Public Library at (208) 232-1263.

Tuesday September 20

Welcome!

Found Downtown is now open at 541 N. Main St.  Found Downtown is Pocatello's newest "Eclectic Everything" shop featuring new and like new clothing for ALL tastes and sizes, shoes, boots, home decor, furniture, antiques, collectibles, gifts, and much more. You are invited in to shop Wednesday through Saturday from Noon to 6pm.  Be sure to “Like” their Facebook page for future discounts and giveaways.   

 

This week in Old Town!

 

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st, is featuring new this week a wonderful vintage glass top octagonal dining table with eight chairs.  Also new this week are grey storage lockers that are in good condition.  Plus, find a large inventory of Avon products at great prices.  Stop in this week for coffee, a cookie and some fun shopping.

   

On Saturday the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will host Bengal Pride Day to celebrate ISU Homecoming.  Wear your orange and black!  Vendors will be watching for that Bengal spirit and will randomly be giving away market freebies.  There will be yummy food vendors, lots of wonderful local crafts and fresh produce.  Come down and enjoy the Farmers Market after the parade!

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing will host their Annual Oktoberfest Street Party fundraiser for the Pebble Creek Ski Patrol on Saturday.  Tickets are $10 at the gate ($5 with Bengal ID or Homecoming ticket stub) and kids under 12 get in free. Lineup includes Terran Engle's The Landimals, Hot Pursuit and Soul Full of Blues. 4pm - 11pm with beer, burgers, and brats as well as other seasonal specials. If you're looking for something a little more laid back, Friday night PVB will host indie/folk duo Madrona playing 8:30pm - 10:30pm.

 

Katz Kreationz, 362 N. Main, has recently finished a remodel of their store.  Lots to see for weddings, special events and Halloween.  Stop in and take a look this week at Katz!

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main, is offering an evening "Oil Painting for Beginners" Class on Mondays beginning September 26 and running through November 7 from 7-9pm (no Class Oct 31st).  The class will be taught by professional artist Gabrielle Sivitz. Have you wanted to try oil painting but felt intimidated by paints, confused by solvents or drying times? Using the Alla prima (wet on wet method) Gabrielle will show you how simple and easy oil painting can be. From canvases to clean up, and color mixing composition, she will cover all the basics so you can paint with confidence. Registration required. Call the Pocatello Art Center at 208-232-0970 for more information.  Cost is $65 for members and $75 for non-members. 

 

On Friday, September 30 you are invited to attend Pocatello’s First Street Dinner, a formal fundraising dinner to raise proceeds for local children in need and area refugees. The evening will feature valet parking, hosted bar, live entertainment and a delicious dinner.  The event will begin at 6:30pm at 250 N. Main St.  For ticket reservations and for further information, please contact Alma Jam, Miss Africa Idaho 2015, at 208-241-0980.

 

Alley In The Art Way, an exhibition from local artists in support of art education in our community will be coming to Old Town on Friday, October 7.  In conjunction with First Friday Art Walk, local artists led by Sammy Gravis, will be displaying murals personally created for this show.  The show will open at 3pm in the alley between W. Fremont and W. Lander St. and in the parking lot on the corner of N. Main and W. Lander, next to Gate City Boxing.  The pieces from the show will be auctioned and proceeds will go to fund next year’s show, the graduate art program at ISU and toward efforts surrounding education about public art in our community.  If you are an artist and would like to create a mural for the show, please contact Sammy at 705-0988 or stop by the Old Town office, 420 N. Main St.  Mural sizes are 4’ x 4’ and 8’ x 4’.  Share your talent and help our art community!

 

Haunted History Tour Tickets Now Available!  Our favorite paranormal investigators are back!  SPIRO and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 8th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours. Tour dates for this year are October 15 at 6pm, October 21 & 22 at 8pm, October 28 & 29 at 6pm.  Visit four haunted buildings, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn more about the history of the building and experience for yourself any haunted activity taking place.  Regular tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15 years.  VIP Tours will be available on two nights this year, October 21 & 22.  Tours include a 6pm private dinner with SPIRO, trolley transportation and an extra building tour.  Tickets are $50 each and are limited each night.  Order your tickets today at www.oldtownpocatello.com or stop by the office, 420 N. Main St.  We are famous for these tours so be sure to get your tickets early!

 

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Fall Used Book Sale which will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 13 - 15, 2016. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield St., Pocatello.  A wide variety of soft and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase.  Paperback items will be sold for $1.00 each and hardbacks for $2.00.  However, all remaining stock will be reduced 50% on Saturday morning! Hours for the sale are: Thursday, October 13 - 9:00 am to 9 pm, Friday, October 14  - 9:00 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, October 15  - 9 am to 4 pm.  At noon on Saturday, a bag sale will begin and continue until 4:00 pm.  Books will be $3.00 per bag (bags will be provided).  All sales are cash only, no checks accepted.  No bar code readers, please!  The Friends of Marshall Library is a 501(c)(3) organization and all proceeds will be used to benefit the library.  For further information please call Marshall Public Library at (208) 232-1263.

Tuesday September 13

This week in Old Town!

 

Join the voices of recovery at this year's Recovery Fest on Friday, from 5-8pm at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. The event is free to the community. There will be live music by "Country Drive," free food and drinks, kids activities and a health and information fair.

 

Fall is in the air and A Different Cup, 928 N. Main St., now has homemade pumpkin lattes! Stop by the shop for a taste of Fall and stay tuned for more seasonal flavors coming soon. 

 

Paint your very own Fall creation this week at The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main St.  Paint events this week are on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a kids paint event on Saturday at 10am and family paint on Sunday at 4pm.  For more information and to register, please visit www.grapevangogh.com.  

 

East Idaho Home Interiors, 237 E. Center St., has an entire inventory of Fall decorating and craft items.  It’s time for acorns, corn and pumpkins.  Is your home ready for Fall?  If not, stop by East Idaho Home Interiors, Thursday-Saturday, 11am to 6pm.

 

The Grecian Key Restaurant invites you in to enjoy $5 gyros all day, every Tuesday and Thursday.  Located at 314 N. Main St., The Grecian Key features authentic Greek food and some delicious local classics.  Enjoy lunch, dinner or take out this week at The Grecian Key!

 

This Saturday at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market there will be fresh locally grown apples, squash, berries, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, peaches and more!  Don’t miss the made on site crepes with fresh fruit. Bunzow Glass Company with beautiful glass items for your home, and the upcoming gift giving season. Beautiful handmade jewelry. Metal yard stakes and decor perfect for your Fall garden.  Lots to see and do at the Portneuf valley Farmers Market at the Old Town Pavilion on Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

 

Katz Kreationz, 362 N. Main, is having a huge inventory reduction sale.  All craft supplies are 25% off regularly marked prices. Sugar and Cream 3-4 oz Cotton Yarn is $2.75 a skein. Big One Pounders are now $7.75 a skein.  Katz has plenty of formals, some at 50% off with brand new USA distributor's formals and wedding gowns from $19.99- $199.  Huge discounts for package weddings and events are available with arches, fountains, backdrops, table linens and more.  Katz can handle any event from a few, to hundreds.  Stop in for details.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing will host their Annual Street Party fundraiser for the Pebble Creek Ski Patrol on Saturday, September 24, from 4pm-midnight. The 600 block of S. 1st St. will be closed to traffic for the event.  Three live bands will be performing:  Landimals 5-7pm, Hot Pursuit 7-9pm and Soul Full of Blues in the loft 9-11pm.  The PVB Beer Booth on the street will feature brews with burgers and brats for sale by the Ski Patrol. Pull on your dirndls and lederhosen and come on down for a good time!  $10 at Gate / $5 with Bengal ID · Kids under 12 free.

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main, is offering an evening "Oil Painting for Beginners" Class on Mondays beginning September 26 and running through November 7 from 7-9pm (no Class Oct 31st).  The class will be taught by professional artist Gabrielle Sivitz. Have you wanted to try oil painting but felt intimidated by paints, confused by solvents or drying times? Using the Alla prima (wet on wet method) Gabrielle will show you how simple and easy oil painting can be. From canvases to clean up, and color mixing composition, she will cover all the basics so you can paint with confidence. Registration required. Call the Pocatello Art Center at 208-232-0970 for more information.  Cost is $65 for members and $75 for non-members. 

 

Alley In The Art Way, an exhibition from local artists in support of art education in our community will be coming to Old Town on Friday, October 7.  In conjunction with First Friday Art Walk, local artists led by Sammy Gravis, will be displaying murals personally created for this show.  The show will open at 3pm in the alley between W. Fremont and W. Lander St. and in the parking lot on the corner of N. Main and W. Lander, next to Gate City Boxing.  The pieces from the show will be auctioned and proceeds will go to fund next year’s show, the graduate art program at ISU and toward efforts surrounding education about public art in our community.  If you are an artist and would like to create a mural for the show, please contact Sammy at 705-0988 or stop by the Old Town office, 420 N. Main St.  Mural sizes are 4’ x 4’ and 8’ x 4’.  Share your talent and help our art community!

 

Haunted History Tour Tickets Now Available!  Our favorite paranormal investigators are back!  SPIRO and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 8th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours. Tour dates for this year are October 15 at 6pm, October 21 & 22 at 8pm, October 28 & 29 at 6pm.  Visit four haunted buildings, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn more about the history of the building and experience for yourself any haunted activity taking place.  Regular tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15 years.  VIP Tours will be available on two nights this year, October 21 & 22.  Tours include a 6pm private dinner with SPIRO, trolley transportation and an extra building tour.  Tickets are $50 each and are limited each night.  Order your tickets today at www.oldtownpocatello.com or stop by the office, 420 N. Main St.  We are famous for these tours so be sure to get your tickets early!

 

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library invite the public to their Fall Used Book Sale which will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 13 - 15, 2016. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield St., Pocatello.  A wide variety of soft and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase.  Paperback items will be sold for $1.00 each and hardbacks for $2.00.  However, all remaining stock will be reduced 50% on Saturday morning! Hours for the sale are: Thursday, October 13 - 9:00 am to 9 pm, Friday, October 14  - 9:00 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, October 15  - 9 am to 4 pm.  At noon on Saturday, a bag sale will begin and continue until 4:00 pm.  Books will be $3.00 per bag (bags will be provided).  All sales are cash only, no checks accepted.  No bar code readers, please!  The Friends of Marshall Library is a 501(c)(3) organization and all proceeds will be used to benefit the library.  For further information please call Marshall Public Library at (208) 232-1263.

Tuesday September 6

This week in Old Town!

 

The Pocatello Chiefs will host the End of Summer Bash on Wednesday from 5-8pm. This is the last Wednesday night concert of the summer.  KYD-J will be live on stage! The Sandtrap Grill will be grilling up some delicious dinner! Don't miss the bash to end the 2016 summer. See you Wednesday at the Old Town Pavilion!

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will end the Wednesday Market for the season on Wednesday.  Fresh produce, crafts, jewelry and more will be available on Wednesday from 5-8pm in conjunction with the End of Summer Bash.  The Market will continue to be open on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm through the end of October.  The week don’t miss fresh peaches, corn, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and more!

 

A Different Cup, 928 N. Main St.,  is excited to share that they are now open on Sundays. Stop in for a delicious cold brew on nitro, espresso beverage or regular cup of coffee. Check A Different Cup out on Facebook or Instagram for details. See you for coffee through the entire week at A Different Cup!

 

Katz Kreationz, 362 N. Main, is having a huge inventory reduction sale.  All craft supplies are 25% off regularly marked prices. Sugar and Cream 3-4 oz Cotton Yarn is $2.75 a skein. Big One Pounders are now $7.75 a skein.  Katz has plenty of formals, some at 50% off with brand new USA distributor's formals and wedding gowns from $19.99- $199.  Huge discounts for package weddings and events are available with arches, fountains, backdrops, table linens and more.  Katz can handle any event from a few, to hundreds.  Stop in for details.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing don’t forget to use your ISU Bengal ID card.  Your card will save you 10% off on food and beverages.  Enjoy lunch, dinner and cold beer this week at PVB!  And, don’t forget brunch on the weekends, too!

 

The Pocatello Art Center and the Pocatello Arts Council will be hosting a park statue unveiling of two new art statues at the Sage Brush Arts Festival on the beautiful ISU campus at 5th and Carter streets on Saturday at noon. The Festival will run from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday and  will feature more than 30 participating artists. A children’s art yard will also be available and it is a great activity for families. Admission is free, come and enjoy this fun event.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Join the voices of recovery at this year's Recovery Fest on Friday, September 16, from 5-8pm at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. The event is free to the community. There will be live music by "Country Drive," free food and drinks, kids activities and a health and information fair.

 

Alley In The Art Way, an exhibition from local artists in support of art education in our community will be coming to Old Town on Friday, October 7.  In conjunction with First Friday Art Walk, local artists led by Sammy Gravis, will be displaying murals personally created for this show.  The show will open at 3pm in the alley between W. Fremont and W. Lander St. and in the parking lot on the corner of N. Main and W. Lander, next to Gate City Boxing.  The pieces from the show will be auctioned and proceeds will go to fund next year’s show, the graduate art program at ISU and toward efforts surrounding education about public art in our community.  If you are an artist and would like to create a mural for the show, please contact Sammy at 705-0988 or stop by the Old Town office, 420 N. Main St.  Mural sizes are 4’ x 4’ and 8’ x 4’.  Share your talent and help our art community!

 

Haunted History Tour Tickets Now Available!  Our favorite paranormal investigators are back!  SPIRO and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 8th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours. Tour dates for this year are October 15 at 6pm, October 21 & 22 at 8pm, October 28 & 29 at 6pm.  Visit four haunted buildings, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn more about the history of the building and experience for yourself any haunted activity taking place.  Regular tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15 years.  VIP Tours will be available on two nights this year, October 21 & 22.  Tours include a 6pm private dinner with SPIRO, trolley transportation and an extra building tour.  Tickets are $50 each and are limited each night.  Order your tickets today at www.oldtownpocatello.com or stop by the office, 420 N. Main St.  We are famous for these tours so be sure to get your tickets early!

Tuesday August 30

Our Businesses Are Growing!  It’s been a great summer in the Old Town Pocatello area with lots of exciting changes. 

 

Enchantments has moved to 233 N. Main St., Suite C.  Enchantments is a unique and wonderful gift store with products to enlighten and enrich your mind body and soul.  The store is open Monday-Saturday from 10:30am to 6:30pm. 

 

Vain & Vintage has moved to 149 N. Main St., next to Villano’s Italian Restaurant.  Inside Vain & Vintage there are treasures to be found with their new larger store featuring antiques, vintage clothing, new clothing, handmade jewelry and more.  The store is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 5pm and will be open for this month’s First Friday Art Walk.

 

Annie Hall’s Vintage Boutique has moved to 120 N. 2nd St., next to Efresh.  The perfect place to find vintage wedding dresses, formals, casual wear, shoes, jewelry and more.  With prom season just around the corner, now is a great time to stop in and checkout Annie’s selection.  The store is open Thursday-Saturday from 11am to 5pm.  You can also call 251-7144 for an appointment. 

 

And, coming soon to the Old Town neighborhood, Found Downtown and Food For Thought!  Both opening on North Main Street this fall.  More exciting expansions and announcements are also on their way.  Your downtown is definitely the place to be!

 

This week in Old Town!

 

Revive @ 5 this Wednesday will feature Kaleidoscope live on stage beginning at 5pm and playing until 8pm.  The Pocatello Elk’s Lodge will have delicious food available. KORR 104 will be broadcasting live.  The sponsor for the evening is Portneuf Medical Center and Kind Community.  It’s also Food Bank Night so be sure to bring your canned goods donations and cash donations with you to help the families in Southeast Idaho with food insecurity. The Farmers Market will be open, too, with fresh produce.  It’s going to be another beautiful night in Old Town. 

 

A Different Cup, 928 N. Main St.,  is excited to share that they are open on Sundays. Starting  this Sunday, stop in for a delicious cold brew on nitro, espresso beverage or regular cup of coffee. Check A Different Cup out on Facebook or Instagram for details. See you for coffee through the week and on Sunday!

 

On Friday Old Town will host the September First Friday Art Walk from 5-8pm.  Shops, galleries and restaurants throughout Old Town will be hosting artists showing a variety of works along with music and food.  Plan to spend Friday evening in Old Town and enjoy our art community!  Parking is free and there is no admission to enjoy Art Walk.

 

The historic Pocatello Indian neon sign will officially be relit this Friday, September 2nd at 9pm, at Pocatello High School. The relighting celebration will take place following Poky's homecoming football game and Old Town's First Friday Art Walk. Restoration of the iconic 1951 neon sign began June 12.  Blaze Sign will re-install the sign early this week.  The relighting celebration will take place on the grass, so please come out and watch as another historic neon sign shines brightly once again!

 

Katz Kreationz, 362 N. Main, is having a huge inventory reduction sale.  All craft supplies are 25% off regularly marked prices. Sugar and Cream 3-4 oz Cotton Yarn is $2.75 a skein. Big One Pounders are now $7.75 a skein.  Katz has plenty of formals, some at 50% off with brand new USA distributor's formals and wedding gowns from $19.99- $199.  Huge discounts for package weddings and events are available with arches, fountains, backdrops, table linens and more.  Katz can handle any event from a few, to hundreds.  Stop in for details.

 

This week at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market:  There will be fresh peaches, squash, corn, tomatoes, and more this Wednesday and Saturday at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market.

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  PVB has a double header from the Idaho Falls band Close to Midnight, performing the best Classic Rock with just a hint of country. Shows are Friday and Saturday, 8:30pm - 10:30pm with no cover. It's their first time here in Pocatello, so make sure to come down and give them a warm welcome.  The Oktoberfest Street Party fundraiser for the Pebble Creek Ski Patrol is coming up fast. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24th starting at 4pm.  PVB has a great lineup for the party including Hot Pursuit, The Landimals, and Soul Full of Blues. And of course there will be brats and brews and it's all for a great cause. 

 

 Upcoming Events!

 

The Pocatello Chiefs will host the End of Summer Bash on Wednesday, September 7 from 5-8pm. This is the last Wednesday night concert of the summer. KYD-J will be live on stage! The Sandtrap Grill will be grilling up some delicious dinner! Don't miss the bash to end the 2016 summer. See you on September 7th at the Old Town Pavilion!

 

The Pocatello Art Center will be holding the Annual Sagebrush Arts Fest on September 10th and 11th 2016 on the ISU Campus on the corner of 5th and Carter. They will have the fun children's art yard, and many artists displaying their work for sale. There will also be an unveiling of two new art statues celebrating the state anniversary of the Commission on the Arts, by the Pocatello Arts Council. The Pocatello Art Center is encouraging local citizens to come to the Arts Fest and/or the gallery on Main street to purchase art. 

Tuesday August 23

Welcome Back Students!

 

As a new school year begins, we wish all of the students throughout our community a successful year of learning!

 

Revive @ 5 this Wednesday will feature As Is live on stage beginning at 5pm and playing until 8pm.  Senor Garcias will have delicious food available. KORR 104 will be broadcasting live.  The sponsor for the evening is New Day Products.  The Farmers Market will be open.  It’s going to be another fun night in Old Town.  There are just three more weeks of live music downtown, so be sure to join us! 

 

Katz Kreationz, 362 N. Main, is having a huge inventory reduction sale.  All craft supplies are 25% off regularly marked prices. Sugar and Cream 3-4 oz Cotton Yarn is $2.75 a skein. Big One Pounders are now $7.75 a skein.  Katz has plenty of formals, some at 50% off with brand new USA distributor's formals and wedding gowns from $19.99- $199.  Huge discounts for package weddings and events are available with arches, fountains, backdrops, table linens and more.  Katz can handle any event from a few, to hundreds.  Stop in for details.

 

This week at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market:  Join us Saturday for Corn Days. Our wonderful farmers have donated sweet corn to be cooked and given out to customers at Farmer's Market! Free corn starts at 11am on Saturday and goes until we run out. Produce available this week will include locally grown free stone peaches, Preston berries, sweet corn, squash and cabbage in addition to the other produce you've enjoyed this summer! 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:   PVB has a great line up of entertainment on tap this weekend to kick off the school year.  Friday night those dashing dudes in kilts are back from Park City, Utah.  Swagger will be back with some fun Celtic Rock on Friday night.  Saturday night will feature a touring singer/songwriter, Jeremiah Craig from Tacoma, Washington performing originals with a sound akin to Ray LaMontagne or Lindsay Buckingham.  Come give these guys a warm PVB welcome.  Bu sure to use your ISU Bengal ID card at PVB.  Bring it on down to the brewery and get 10% off on food and beverages.  Now there is a fringe benefit they don't advertise in the registration material

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Skate Hard – Fightback will be held on Friday, August 26th from 6-10 p.m. at the Old Town Pavilion. This event is intended to offer the youth a unique end of summer experience. The event features a concert performance by Christian recording group, We Are Leo. Along with the concert Skate Hard Idaho will perform a stunt/trick demo leading into the concert. This event highlights the need for positive influences in the lives of the young people throughout the Portneuf Valley community. All youth in our community are invited to attend!

 

The Pocatello Chiefs will host the End of Summer Bash on Wednesday, September 7 from 5-8pm. This is the last Wednesday night concert of the summer. KYD-J will be live on stage! The Sandtrap Grill will be grilling up some delicious dinner! Don't miss the bash to end the 2016 summer. See you on September 7th at the Old Town Pavilion!

 

The Pocatello Art Center will be holding the Annual Sagebrush Arts Fest on September 10th and 11th 2016 on the ISU Campus on the corner of 5th and Carter. They will have the fun children's art yard, and many artists displaying their work for sale. There will also be an unveiling of two new art statues celebrating the state anniversary of the Commission on the Arts, by the Pocatello Arts Council. The Pocatello Art Center is encouraging local citizens to come to the Arts Fest and/or the gallery on Main street to purchase art. 

 

Tuesday August 16

Welcome Back Students!

 

Revive @ 5 this Wednesday will feature the Aaron Ball Band live on stage beginning at 5pm and playing until 8pm.  Nel’s Bi-Lo will have delicious food available. KZBQ will be broadcasting live.  The sponsor for the evening is Sound Source.  The Farmers Market will be open.  It’s going to be a great night in Old Town Pocatello.  Don’t miss the perfect summer evening with great food, live music, cold beverages, ice cream and more! 

 

Happy 66th Anniversary to Maag Prescription & Medical Supply!  Stop by for lunch on Friday and help Maag Prescription & Medical Supply celebrate their 66th Anniversary. Free hot dogs and all the toppings from 11am to 2pm at 333 W. Center St.

 

The 1st Uncorked Wine Festival Downtown will be hosted by PV’s Uncorked on Main on Saturday, from 2pm to 6pm.  Wine lovers unite and show support for the glory of wine!  The event will feature 60 + wines, vendors, grape stomping, gourmet dessert station and live bands on the patio.  Regular tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $50 (limited quantity) and include access to VIP area, reserve wine pours, complimentary appetizers and reserved tables.  The 1st Uncorked Wine Festival will be located inside PV’s Uncorked on Main, their patio and Union Pacific Avenue behind the restaurant.  Look for the big white tent! (Parking Lot will still be accessible.)   Purchase tickets in advance at: Cash or Check Locations, E-Fresh - 320 E Center St., Bank of Idaho Tuscany Branch - 2300 Via Caporatti Dr., or PV’s Uncorked on Main - 138 N Main St.  Credit Card Location:  PV’s Uncorked on Main - 138 N Main St.  Telephone Ticket Sales 1-(208)-317 0784.  Plan now to listen to music, relax and celebrate the love of wine!

 

This week at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market you will find delicious sweet corn, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and beautiful raspberries.  Local, fresh and not to be missed!  The market is open on Wednesdays in conjunction with Revive @ 5 from 5-8pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion.  Shop local and shop fresh at the Farmers Market this week!

 

Steelhead Red and The Barking Owls at Portneuf Valley Brewing this week!  The good fish folks performing with Steelhead Red will be swimming in on Friday night to perform.  These guys always put on a great show.  Saturday night catch the hip and cool and groovy "Grunge-grass" band, The Barking Owls, from Twin Falls performing.  Please come give these guys a warm PVB welcome.  Enjoy dinner, cold beer and great music this weekend at PVB!

 

Muse, 501 N. Main St., continues their Bowing Out of Business Sale.  All remaining summer and now new winter inventory is on sale, 60% to 70% off!  Think back-to-school, Christmas, birthdays, etc……Everything must go including display items.  The store is open Wednesday-Friday Noon to 5:30pm and Noon to 4pm on Saturdays.

 

Thanks to all who came to and participated in the Pocatello Art Center’s Art Supply Yard Sale, it was a great success and they are able to supply many new artists with supplies to get started in art.  Professional Artist Bob Beason did many wonderful caricatures at the event, and Professional Artist Pennie Wolf gave fun and informative  painting demonstrations.  The Art Center still has children's classes on 18th, and their pay as you go classes will continue through the end of the month. This month’s gallery show includes a wonderful display of painted porcelain as well as many "Paintings from Photographs" The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 p.m. For classes call the art center at 232-0970 for more information, no need to preregister for this month's classes.

 

Our ISU Bengals will begin classes on Monday, August 22.  We are so happy to welcome new students and returning students to Idaho State University!  If you are a student, faculty or administrator at ISU, please plan to attend Welcome Back Orange and Black on Monday, August 22 from 4-7pm at the Old Town Pavilion.  Area businesses will be here to introduce you to all of the wonderful products, services and food we have available in our community.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Pocatello Model Railroad and Historical Society will host an open house on Saturday from 10am-2pm.  Located in Building B59 on S. Harrison, next to Rails West Credit Union, open houses are free and open to the general public. The Museum features historical information about the Union Pacific Railroad operation in Pocatello. Including items from Railroading on display. There is a Geo Tracks Table for the very little youngsters. For the adults there are two puzzles to try.  The operating train layouts are the main features in the building, great for kids and adults alike.

 

Skate Hard – Fightback will be held on Friday, August 26th from 6-10 p.m. at the Old Town Pavilion. This event is intended to offer the youth a unique end of summer experience. The event features a concert performance by Christian recording group, We Are Leo. Along with the concert Skate Hard Idaho will perform a stunt/trick demo leading into the concert. This event highlights the need for positive influences in the lives of the young people throughout the Portneuf Valley community. All youth in our community are invited to attend!

 

The Pocatello Chiefs will host the End of Summer Bash on Wednesday, September 7 from 5-8pm. This is the last Wednesday night concert of the summer. KYD-J will be live on stage! The Sandtrap Grill will be grilling up some delicious dinner! Don't miss the bash to end the 2016 summer. See you on September 7th at the Old Town Pavilion!

 

Tuesday August 9

Your downtown is full of activities, live, music, great food, art and more the entire month of August!

 

Revive @ 5 on Wednesday will feature Country Drive live on stage beginning at 5pm and playing until 8pm.  El Herradero will have delicious food available. KZBQ will be broadcasting live.  The sponsor for the evening is Advantage Plus Credit Union.  The Farmers Market will be open.  It’s going to be a great night in Old Town Pocatello.  Don’t miss the perfect summer evening with great food, live music, cold beverages, ice cream and more! 

 

This Friday we will host a very special Friday Night Revive @ 5.  On Friday, the Bannock Civitans will host a Revive @ 5 in honor of the Heart of the West District Civitan Convention that will be visiting Pocatello.  Civitan dignitaries from across the West invite the community to come enjoy a special Friday night in Old Town!  Live on stage from 5-8pm will be RT Express All Stars.  Atlas Smokehouse will be the featured food vendor for the evening.  Plan now to enjoy two Revive @ 5’s this week on Wednesday and Friday from 5-8pm!

 

The August Steak Night with the American Legion will be on Friday at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N Johnson.  They will be grilling Rib Eye Steaks over charcoal from 5 pm to 7 pm.  The cost is $14 for a regular steak with all the fixin's or if you want something a little smaller we have a Senior Steak and all the fixin's for only $7.  The public is invited.

 

On Saturday, the Pocatello Art Center will host an art supply yard sale from 8:30 am to 3 pm. There will be several unique opportunities for the general public: including the availability of unusual art supplies at garage sale prices, including priceless ground minerals that mixed with linseed oil make paint. They also have on display five fine art pieces by professional artists that will be featured on a raffle.  Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and you choose which art you want to purchase the tickets for. These art pieces are great investments.  The wonderful porcelain artists have a huge display of porcelain pieces available for sale in the gallery.  Art demonstrations at the farmers market and a selfie opportunity with you as Edvard Munch painting the scream, will be available during sale hours. Come for a truly unique sale, one of a kind gifts, and fun craft supplies. 

 

Muse, 501 N. Main St., continues their Bowing Out of Business Sale.  All remaining summer and now new winter inventory is on sale.  Buy one get one free.  Mix and match.  Think back-to-school, Christmas, birthdays, etc……Everything must go including display items.  The store is open Wednesday-Friday Noon to 5:30pm and Noon to 4pm on Saturdays.

 

The Grecian Key Restaurant invites you in to enjoy $5 gyros all day, every Tuesday and Thursday.  Located at 314 N. Main St., The Grecian Key features authentic Greek food and some delicious local classics.  Enjoy lunch, dinner or take out this week at The Grecian Key!

 

This week at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market you will find delicious sweet corn, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and beautiful raspberries.  Local, fresh and not to be missed!  The market is open on Wednesdays in conjunction with Revive @ 5 from 5-8pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion.  Shop local and shop fresh at the Farmers Market this week!

 

This weekend at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  A rock-n-roll weekend is on tap for you this weekend at PVB!  They will kick off Friday night with Tom Murphy rocking the loft with some contemporary rock and polish off the weekend on Saturday with Best by Yesterday's fun harmonies and great dance tunes.  Both put on great shows.  These are popular bands, so come on down for dinner and the show.  Danny has been kicking out some great new brewer's specials lately.  Come down and check out the new beers on tap.  He's already starting to work on our fall seasonals stocking up for the Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 24th.  Save the date.  PVB have three awesome bands booked for the street party.  Hope

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Revive @ 5 weekly Wednesday concert on Wednesday from 5-8pm at the Old Town Pavilion.

 

Revive @ 5 special Friday Night Revive @ 5 on Friday from 5-8pm at the Old Town Pavilion.

 

The Citizens Community Bank Old Town Trolley will be in the Chubbuck Days Parade on Saturday, August 13th.  The parade begins at the Pine Ridge Mall West entrance at Hawthorne Road at 10am.  The parade will travel to W. Chubbuck Rd. and turn left, ending at the LDS Church on Independence Ave.   

 

The American Legion Pocatello Post 4 will be hosting their annual "Mike Schow Memorial Fishing Derby" for children under 15 on Saturday at FMC Park located at 10811 N Rio Vista Rd, Pocatello.  The derby is from 10 am to 2 pm.  There will be a $5 charge per child or $10 for a family with more than 2 children. 

 

The 1st Uncorked Wine Festival Downtown will be hosted by PV’s Uncorked on Main on Saturday, August 20th, from 2pm to 6pm.  Wine lovers unite and show support for the glory of wine!  The event will feature 60 + wines, vendors, grape stomping, gourmet dessert station and live bands on the patio.  Regular tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $50 (limited quantity) and include access to VIP area, reserve wine pours, complimentary appetizers and reserved tables.  The 1st Uncorked Wine Festival will be located inside PV’s Uncorked on Main, their patio and Union Pacific Avenue behind the restaurant.  Look for the big white tent! (Parking Lot will still be accessible.)   Purchase tickets in advance at: Cash or Check Locations, E-Fresh - 320 E Center St., Bank of Idaho Tuscany Branch - 2300 Via Caporatti Dr., or PV’s Uncorked on Main - 138 N Main St.  Credit Card Location:  PV’s Uncorked on Main - 138 N Main St.  Telephone Ticket Sales 1-(208)-317 0784.  Plan now to listen to music, relax and celebrate the love of wine!

Vendor registration is still open for Welcome Back Orange & Black.  This annual welcome back event for ISU students, faculty and staff is the perfect opportunity for local businesses to showcase your products and services while showing your orange & black pride!  The tradeshow type event will take place at the Old Town Pavilion on Monday, August 22nd from 4-7pm.  For more information please visit www.isucommuniversity.com or call Adam at 208-232-7545. 

 

Skate Hard – Fightback will be held on Friday, August 26th from 6-10 p.m. at the Old Town Pavilion. This event is intended to offer the youth a unique end of summer experience. The event features a concert performance by Christian recording group, We Are Leo. Along with the concert Skate Hard Idaho will perform a stunt/trick demo leading into the concert. This event highlights the need for positive influences in the lives of the young people throughout the Portneuf Valley community. All youth in our community are invited to attend!

 

Tuesday August 2

Your downtown is full of activities, live, music, great food, art and more the entire month of August!

 

Revive @ 5 on Wednesday will feature Rocky Watson live on stage beginning at 5pm and playing until 8pm.  Villano’s Italian will have delicious food available. KORR104  will be broadcasting live.  The sponsor for the evening is Kruse Insurance.  The Farmers Market will be open.  It’s going to be a great night in Old Town Pocatello.  Don’t miss the perfect summer evening with great food, live music, cold beverages, ice cream and more! 

 

Mark your calendars now for a very special Friday Night Revive @ 5.  On Friday, August 12, the Bannock Civitans will host a Revive @ 5 in honor of the Heart of the West District Civitan Convention that will be visiting Pocatello.  Civitan dignitaries from across the West invite the community to come enjoy a special Friday night in Old Town!  Live on stage from 5-8pm will be RT Express All Stars.  Atlas Smokehouse will be the featured food vendor for the evening.  Plan now to enjoy two Revive @ 5’s next week.  On Wednesday from 5-8pm and again on Friday from 5-8pm.

 

Muse, 501 N. Main St., continues their Bowing Out of Business Sale.  All remaining summer and now new winter inventory is on sale.  Buy one get one free.  Mix and match.  Think back-to-school, Christmas, birthdays, etc……Everything must go including display items.  The store is open Wednesday-Friday Noon to 5:30pm and Noon to 4pm on Saturdays.

The Grecian Key Restaurant invites you in to enjoy $5 gyros all day, every Tuesday and Thursday.  Located at 314 N. Main St., The Grecian Key features authentic Greek food and some delicious local classics.  Enjoy lunch, dinner or take out this week at The Grecian Key!

 

This month Pocatello art Center will feature the work of the Porcelain Artists of Southeast Idaho.  A very large collection of painted porcelain will be on display and for sale to the general public for the Month of August. This is an amazing show and a great time to find one of a kind porcelain pieces for that special friend or family member.  Children's art classes and pay as you go classes will continue throughout the month of August, along with  a pocket sketching class held August 9 and 10 from 9 to 4 pm. Call the Art Center at 232-0970 for more information.

 

Old Town Pocatello will host the August First Friday Art Walk on Friday from 5-8pm.  There will be a variety of locations and art on display throughout Old Town.  The event guide will be available on our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com on Thursday morning.  Be sure to join us for our monthly downtown art stroll!

 

This week at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market you will find delicious sweet corn and fresh tomatoes.  Local, fresh and not to be missed!  The market is open on Wednesdays in conjunction with Revive @ 5 from 5-8pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion.  Shop local and shop fresh at the Farmers Market this week!

 

Upcoming Events!

 

First Friday Art Walk on Friday, August 5 from 5-8pm.

 

Revive @ 5 weekly Wednesday concerts on August 3rd and 10th from 5-8pm at the Old Town Pavilion.

 

Revive @ 5 special Friday Night Revive @ 5 on Friday, August 12th from 5-8pm at the Old Town Pavilion.

 

The Pocatello Art Center will be hosting an art supply yard sale on Saturday, August 13th, from 8:30am to 2 pm.  This will be open to the general public.  They will also be holding a raffle on several lovely art pieces created by their professional artists members. The art that is being raffled off is on display at the Art Center now and tickets for the raffle are $5 each or 3 for $10.  This is a great way to help support the Art Center and you might also be lucky enough to win a great piece of art for your family.  All art supplies for sale are being donated by members and all proceeds go to the Art Center.

 

The Citizens Community Bank Old Town Trolley will be in the Chubbuck Days Parade on Saturday, August 13th.  The parade begins at the Pine Ridge Mall West entrance at Hawthorne Road at 10am.  The parade will travel to W. Chubbuck Rd. and turn left, ending at the LDS Church on Independence Ave.   

 

The 1st Uncorked Wine Festival Downtown will be hosted by PV’s Uncorked on Main on Saturday, August 20th, from 2pm to 6pm.  Wine lovers unite and show support for the glory of wine!  The event will feature 60 + wines, vendors, grape stomping, gourmet dessert station and live bands on the patio.  Regular tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $50 (limited quantity) and include access to VIP area, reserve wine pours, complimentary appetizers and reserved tables.  The 1st Uncorked Wine Festival will be located inside PV’s Uncorked on Main, their patio and Union Pacific Avenue behind the restaurant.  Look for the big white tent! (Parking Lot will still be accessible.)   Purchase tickets in advance at: Cash or Check Locations, E-Fresh - 320 E Center St., Bank of Idaho Tuscany Branch - 2300 Via Caporatti Dr., or PV’s Uncorked on Main - 138 N Main St.  Credit Card Location:  PV’s Uncorked on Main - 138 N Main St.  Telephone Ticket Sales 1-(208)-317 0784.  Plan now to listen to music, relax and celebrate the love of wine!

Vendor registration is still open for Welcome Back Orange & Black.  This annual welcome back event for ISU students, faculty and staff is the perfect opportunity for local businesses to showcase your products and services while showing your orange & black pride!  The tradeshow type event will take place at the Old Town Pavilion on Monday, August 22nd from 4-7pm.  For more information please visit www.isucommuniversity.com or call Adam at 208-232-7545. 

 

Be sure to plan your orange & black decorations!  Decorate by August 22 to welcome back our Bengals!

Tuesday July 26

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Revive @ 5 on Wednesday will feature the KYD-J Band live on stage beginning at 5pm and playing until 8:30pm.  The Sand Trap will have delicious food available. KPVI News 6 will be broadcasting live.  KORR 104 will be broadcasting live.  The sponsor for the evening is the Neighborhoods of Historic Old Town.  The Allstate Foundation will be here with volunteers building preparedness kits with the Pocatello Fire Department. The Farmers Market will be open.  It’s going to be a great night in Old Town Pocatello.  Don’t miss the perfect summer evening with great food, live music, cold beverages, ice cream and more! 

 

Muse, 501 N. Main St., continues their Bowing Out of Business Sale.  All remaining summer and now new winter inventory is on sale.  Buy one get one free.  Mix and match.  Think back-to-school, Christmas, birthdays, etc……Everything must go including display items.  The store is open Wednesday-Friday Noon to 5:30pm and Noon to 4pm on Saturdays.

Villano’s Italian, 165 N. Main St., is featuring $5 lunch specials all week long.  Stop in for fantastic pizza, salad, breadsticks, pasta and more!

Children's art classes and pay as you go classes will continue throughout the month of August at the Pocatello Art Center.  In addition, a pocket sketching class held August 9 and 10 from 9 to 4 pm will be available.  Call the Art Center at 232-0970 for more information.

 

On Friday, Portneuf Valley Brewing will feature one last show by Soul Full of Blues before they take a short summer break. On Saturday night Snoozy Moon will take you into cosmic territory with their special brand of psychedelic rock. Both shows are 8:30pm - 10:30pm in the Loft with no cover.

 

On Saturday, the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will host a food drive.  Bring canned goods to the market and help our local food pantries.  The market is open on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion.  Shop local and shop fresh at the Farmers Market this week!

 

The First National Bar presents Blistered Earth, the ultimate tribute to Metallica with Defender of the Faith honoring Judas Priest on Saturday.  Doors open at 8pm.  $10 cover per person.  Don’t miss this show.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Pocatello Art Center will be hosting an art supply yard sale on August 13, from 8:30am to 2 pm.  This will be open to the general public.  They will also be holding a raffle on several lovely art pieces created by their professional artists members. The art that is being raffled off is on display at the Art Center now and tickets for the raffle are $5 each or 3 for $10.  This is a great way to help support the Art Center and you might also be lucky enough to win a great piece of art for your family.  All art supplies for sale are being donated by members and all proceeds go to the Art Center.

 

The Pocatello High School class of 1966 will hold their 50th Class Reunion on August 12 and 13.  There will be a no host bar at the Clarion Inn on August 12 at 6pm.  The cost of the event will be $15/person.  On Saturday morning there will be a golf scramble at Riverside Golf Course.  Contact Bob Frasure at 208-241-9161 or Leon Manning at 208-251-9137 to make a reservation or for more information.  On Saturday afternoon there will be a tour of Pocatello High at 3pm.  Saturday evening there will be a social hour at the Clarion Inn from 6-7pm.This will be followed by a banquet at 7pm.  The cost of the event will be $40/person.  For further information please contact Ty Anderson at 208-241-2309 , Werner Rosenbaum at 208-221-8821 or John Albano at 208-241-9146.

 

The 1st Uncorked Wine Festival Downtown will be hosted by PV’s Uncorked on Main on Saturday, August 20, from 2pm to 6pm.  Wine lovers unite and show support for the glory of wine!  The event will feature 60 + wines, vendors, grape stomping, gourmet dessert station and live bands on the patio.  Regular tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $50 (limited quantity) and include access to VIP area, reserve wine pours, complimentary appetizers and reserved tables.  The 1st Uncorked Wine Festival will be located inside PV’s Uncorked on Main, their patio and Union Pacific Avenue behind the restaurant.  Look for the big white tent! (Parking Lot will still be accessible.)   Purchase tickets in advance at: Cash or Check Locations, E-Fresh - 320 E Center St., Bank of Idaho Tuscany Branch - 2300 Via Caporatti Dr., or PV’s Uncorked on Main - 138 N Main St.  Credit Card Location:  PV’s Uncorked on Main - 138 N Main St.  Telephone Ticket Sales 1-(208)-317 0784.  Plan now to listen to music, relax and celebrate the love of wine!

 

Vendor registration is now open for Welcome Back Orange & Black.  This annual welcome back event for ISU students, faculty and staff is the perfect opportunity for local businesses to showcase your products and services while showing your orange & black pride!  The tradeshow type event will take place at the Old Town Pavilion on Monday, August 22 from 4-7pm.  For more information please visit www.isucommuniversity.com or call Adam at 208-232-7545. 

 

And, returning to our community is the Annual Welcome Back Orange & Black Decorating Challenge.  Put together your very best orange & black window and yard decorations to welcome back our Bengals!  Start planning your decorating now and be sure to have it all up for the first day of class on Monday, August 22.  Last year the decorations and window painting were fabulous.  We appreciate the participation of our community residents and businesses.  Go Bengals!

 

Tuesday July 19

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Attention Wine Lovers!  Don’t miss the information about the Wine Festival coming to Old Town on August 20th.  All the details are listed below under Upcoming Events.  You won’t want to miss this event!

 

Revive @ 5 on Wednesday will feature The Eclectics live on stage beginning at 5pm.  Mama Inez will have delicious food available. KZBQ will be broadcasting live.  The sponsor for the evening is Allstate.  Don’t miss the perfect summer evening with great food, live music, cold beverages, ice cream and more! 

 

Old Town Preschool and Childcare, 231 S. Arthur Ave., is accepting preschool age enrollments for fall. Extended care is available also.  The Infant room is full and there are two spots left in the Toddler room (ages 2-3).  Their staff has a combined 30 years experience in early childhood education and use the Reggio Emilia Approach to early learning. Your child will enjoy smaller child to teacher ratios than licensing requirements, play based and outdoor fun year round.  Call today at 208-220-3230 or visit www.oldtownpreschool.com for more information.

 

This week at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market: Delicious fresh cherries, berries, tomatoes, greens and more!  The Market is open on Wednesdays with Revive @ 5 from 5-8pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion.  Shop local and shop fresh at the Farmers Market this week!

This weekend at Portneuf Valley Brewing: Get ready for a powerful weekend of rock n' roll with two nights of Gas, Food, & Lodging. They'll perform classic rock, country, and a smattering of pop on Friday night from 8:30pm - 10:30pm with an encore performance on Saturday. Both shows are in the Loft with no cover. Come to listen, come to dance, come to rock!

 

Live on stage Saturday night at the First National will be October Rage and Rain For Dust.  The show will get underway at 9pm.   

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Pocatello Art Center will be hosting an art supply yard sale on August 13, from 8:30am to 2 pm.  This will be open to the general public.  They will also be holding a raffle on several lovely art pieces created by their professional artists members. The art that is being raffled off is on display at the Art Center now and tickets for the raffle are $5 each or 3 for $10.  This is a great way to help support the Art Center and you might also be lucky enough to win a great piece of art for your family.  All art supplies for sale are being donated by members and all proceeds go to the Art Center.

 

The Pocatello High School class of 1966 will hold their 50th Class Reunion on August 12 and 13.  There will be a no host bar at the Clarion Inn on August 12 at 6pm.  The cost of the event will be $15/person.  On Saturday morning there will be a golf scramble at Riverside Golf Course.  Contact Bob Frasure at 208-241-9161 or Leon Manning at 208-251-9137 to make a reservation or for more information.  On Saturday afternoon there will be a tour of Pocatello High at 3pm.  Saturday evening there will be a social hour at the Clarion Inn from 6-7pm.This will be followed by a banquet at 7pm.  The cost of the event will be $40/person.  For further information please contact Ty Anderson at 208-241-2309 , Werner Rosenbaum at 208-221-8821 or John Albano at 208-241-9146.

 

The 1st Uncorked Wine Festival Downtown will be hosted by PV’s Uncorked on Main on Saturday, August 20, from 2pm to 6pm.  Wine lovers unite and show support for the glory of wine!  The event will feature 60 + wines, vendors, grape stomping, gourmet dessert station and live bands on the patio.  Regular tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $50 (limited quantity) and include access to VIP area, reserve wine pours, complimentary appetizers and reserved tables.  The 1st Uncorked Wine Festival will be located inside PV’s Uncorked on Main, their patio and Union Pacific Avenue behind the restaurant.  Look for the big white tent! (Parking Lot will still be accessible.)   Purchase tickets in advance at: Cash or Check Locations, E-Fresh - 320 E Center St., Bank of Idaho Tuscany Branch - 2300 Via Caporatti Dr., or PV’s Uncorked on Main - 138 N Main St.  Credit Card Location:  PV’s Uncorked on Main - 138 N Main St.  Telephone Ticket Sales 1-(208)-317 0784.  Plan now to listen to music, relax and celebrate the love of wine!

 

Vendor registration is now open for Welcome Back Orange & Black.  This annual welcome back event for ISU students, faculty and staff is the perfect opportunity for local businesses to showcase your products and services while showing your orange & black pride!  The tradeshow type event will take place at the Old Town Pavilion on Monday, August 22 from 4-7pm.  For more information please visit www.isucommuniversity.com or call Adam at 208-232-7545. 

 

And, returning to our community is the Annual Welcome Back Orange & Black Decorating Challenge.  Put together your very best orange & black window and yard decorations to welcome back our Bengals!  Start planning your decorating now and be sure to have it all up for the first day of class on Monday, August 22.  Last year the decorations and window painting were fabulous.  We appreciate the participation of our community residents and businesses.  Go Bengals!

 

Tuesday July 12

Welcome!

 

Full of Beans Coffee Company is now open at 203 S. Arthur.  Welcome to our Old Town neighborhood!  The convenient drive-thru is open from 7am to 3pm daily.  During the month of July stop in and enjoy happy hour.  From 1-3pm, Monday thru Friday, all drinks are 25% off. 

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Revive @ 5 on Wednesday will feature Thunderbolt live on stage beginning at 5pm.  The Picnic Basket will have delicious food available. KORR 104 will be broadcasting live.  Many thanks to all of our major sponsors for making Revive @ 5 possible this summer:  Westmark Credit Union, ON Semiconductor, Sign Up Signs & Graphics, NBC News 6, the Idaho State Journal, the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market, KZBQ, KORR104, KSEI, KMGI, and 1290 Country Classics.  Don’t miss the perfect summer evening with great food, live music, cold beverages, ice cream and more! 

 

Old Town Preschool and Childcare, 231 S. Arthur Ave., is accepting preschool age enrollments for fall. Extended care is available also.  The Infant room is full and there are two spots left in the Toddler room (ages 2-3).  Their staff has a combined 30 years experience in early childhood education and use the Reggio Emilia Approach to early learning. Your child will enjoy smaller child to teacher ratios than licensing requirements, play based and outdoor fun year round.  Call today at 208-220-3230 or visit www.oldtownpreschool.com for more information.

 

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st Ave.,  is featuring new this week garden benches (only two left), ceramic yard décor, a new delivery of jewelry (some very nice vintage silver & turquoise rings), and collectible advertising paddle fans circa 1940's or earlier. 

 

This week at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market:  Raspberries from Pocatello, cherries from McCall and a variety of other local produce will be available Wednesday for Revive at 5 and on Saturday at the Portneuf Valley Farmer's Market. There are also a few new craft vendors including unique leather bracelets and beautiful, rustic wood work. The market is open on Wednesdays from 5-8pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion.  Check out Portneuf Valley Farmers Market on Facebook and keep up with what’s coming up.

This weekend at Portneuf Valley Brewing: Try Sunday Brunch!  Delicious specials on Sundays until 2pm with mimosas.  Stop in and enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday and then brunch on Sunday!  Locally owned and invested in our community!

 

On Saturday night be sure to catch Modern Methods at the First National.  Live on stage featuring Jack and Alec beginning at 9pm.   

 

The Pocatello High School class of 1966 will hold their 50th Class Reunion on August 12 and 13.  There will be a no host bar at the Clarion Inn on August 12 at 6pm.  The cost of the event will be $15/person.  On Saturday morning there will be a golf scramble at Riverside Golf Course.  Contact Bob Frasure at 208-241-9161 or Leon Manning at 208-251-9137 to make a reservation or for more information.  On Saturday afternoon there will be a tour of Pocatello High at 3pm.  Saturday evening there will be a social hour at the Clarion Inn from 6-7pm.This will be followed by a banquet at 7pm.  The cost of the event will be $40/person.  For further information please contact Ty Anderson at 208-241-2309 , Werner Rosenbaum at 208-221-8821 or John Albano at 208-241-9146.

 

Vendor registration is now open for Welcome Back Orange & Black.  This annual welcome back event for ISU students, faculty and staff is the perfect opportunity for local businesses to showcase your products and services while showing your orange & black pride!  The tradeshow type event will take place at the Old Town Pavilion on Monday, August 22 from 4-7pm.  For more information please visit www.isucommuniversity.com or call Adam at 208-232-7545. 

 

And, returning to our community is the Annual Welcome Back Orange & Black Decorating Challenge.  Put together your very best orange & black window and yard decorations to welcome back our Bengals!  Start planning your decorating now and be sure to have it all up for the first day of class on Monday, August 22.  Last year the decorations and window painting were fabulous.  We appreciate the participation of our community residents and businesses.  Go Bengals!

 

Tuesday July 5

Happy 35th Anniversary!

 

On Saturday, July 9, The Grecian Key Restaurant will celebrate their 35th Anniversary.  Congratulations!  And, to celebrate they will be hosting a parking lot party.  Stop by and enjoy $3.50 gyros from Noon to 3pm.  There will be roast lamb on the rotisserie throughout the day.  At 6pm the Maw Band will be performing live.  Don’t miss this party!

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Revive @ 5 on Wednesday will feature Gas, Food & Lodging live on stage beginning at 5pm.  The Grecian Key will have delicious food available.  Idaho Central Credit Union is the sponsor for the evening.  KZBQ will be broadcasting live.  Don’t miss the perfect summer evening with great food, live music, cold beverages, ice cream and more! 

 

This week at The First National:  The Revive @ 5 After Party on Wednesday will feature live music with Katie Smith.   Beer Pong and music with Kj Ash to follow. Thursday night is Irish Thursday Open Mic Night.  Live music on Saturday with Pine and Late Night Savior. Show starts at 9:00pm.  No cover! Come support local music!

 

The July Steak Night with the American Legion will be on Friday, July 8, at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N Johnson.  They will be grilling Rib Eye Steaks over charcoal from 5 pm to 7 pm.  The cost is $14 for a regular steak with all the fixin's or if you want something a little smaller they have a Senior Steak and all the fixin's for only $7.  The public is invited.

 

This week at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market:  Raspberries from Pocatello, cherries from McCall and a variety of other local produce will be available Wednesday for Revive at 5 and on Saturday at the Portneuf Valley Farmer's Market. There are also a few new craft vendors including unique leather bracelets and beautiful, rustic wood work. The market is open on Wednesdays from 5-8pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion.  Check us out Portneuf Valley Farmers Market on Facebook and keep up with what’s coming up.

This weekend at Portneuf Valley Brewing: Try Sunday Brunch!  Delicious specials on Sunday mornings with mimosas.  Stop in and enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday and then brunch on Sunday!  Locally owned and invested in our community!

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main, has three ongoing pay as you go classes taught by Bob Beason 9-12 Tuesdays, Karen Wardel 9-12 Wednesdays and Pennie Wolf 1-4 pm Thursdays. $12.50 per session, just stop in, no need to preregister.  They also host live model sketching from 1:30 -4:30pm every Monday, cost for model is shared by attending artists.  For information on these classes contact the Art Center at 232-0970. 

 

There is an exciting opportunity for artists to attend a retreat September 13-16 or September 20-23 at Torgesen Murdock’s Mountain Studio and acreage. This includes demonstrations from a knowledgeable and experienced instructor, there will be costumed models, still life set ups, and many opportunities for landscapes. Canopied protection while painting is provided.  For pricing and complete information contact torgesenmurdock@yahoo.com or call or text 208-221-1778. 

Tuesday June 28

Welcome!

 

A & W is now open in the Old Town Neighborhood on N. Arthur Avenue between Carson Street and Day Street.  The new restaurant features a drive-thru, frosty mugs and those famous hamburgers and chicken strips.   Welcome A & W to our downtown neighborhood!

 

The Pocatello Co-op and Farm Table Café is expanding!  Located at 308 E. Center, breakfast is now being served Monday thru Saturday beginning at 8am.  The new breakfast menu is an addition to their already delicious lunch and take out menu.  Stop in for a farm fresh meal today!

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Revive @ 5 on Wednesday will feature KIN live on stage beginning at 5pm.  El Herradero will have delicious food available.  The Biggest Show in Idaho is the sponsor for the evening.  KORR 104 will be broadcasting live.  It’s Family Night so there will be treats for the kids.  Don’t miss the perfect summer evening with great food, live music, cold beverages, ice cream and more!  The Wednesday Farmers Market will be open, too! 

 

Revive @ 5 After Parties will be hosted at The Grecian Key Restaurant, First National Bar and at Parfive Golf Lounge. Come to Revive @ 5 and stay in Old Town for the evening!

 

The Grape Van Gogh will host a family paint event on Thursday beginning at 7pm.  During the event you and a guest will create a 2’ x 3’ vintage American Flag on wood. Don’t miss this event.  For more information and to register, please visit www.grapevangogh.com.  

 

Stop into A Different Cup, 928 N. Main, for a delicious cup of cold brewed coffee to cool you down. Their beans are USDA organic and taste amazing! Mention this article and receive 50% off.

 

The July First Friday Art Walk will take place in locations throughout Old Town on Friday from 5-8pm.  The event guide and list of locations will be available on our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com on Thursday morning.  Art Walk is a great way to start off a long holiday weekend.  Plan now to spend Friday evening enjoying art, music, food, fashion and more.

 

This week at The First National:  Live music with Jacob Peck on Wednesday night.  Beer Pong and music with Kj Ash to follow. Thursday night is Open Mic Night.  First Friday Art Walk on Friday will feature Spencer Williams followed by Vinyl Night with D’Beau.  Live music this Saturday with Face, The Moment and Conundrum.  Show starts at 9pm, with no cover.   

 

This Saturday at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market:  The Market will feature fresh locally grown tomatoes, fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and cherries.  Fresh honey will be available, too.  Don’t miss Bunzow Glass with creative handmade recycled glass items.  Show your patriotism by wearing red, white & blue and you could win a variety of great prizes.  The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market is the place to be on Saturday morning.  Open from 9am-1pm, come shop the Market this Saturday!

 

This weekend at Portneuf Valley Brewing: On Friday PVB will welcome Tia Lloyd, a young woman with a lot of heart and equal talent. She'll play her guitar and your heartstrings in the Loft 8:30pm - 10:30pm, no cover. On Saturday, Walther's Wallpaper will amp up the volume and the attitude with Ian and Chloe's compositions. Don't miss them in the Loft, 8:30pm - 10:30pm, no cover.

 

The 4th of July Parade hosted by Idaho Central Credit Union and Portneuf Medical Center will start at 9am on Monday, July 4th.  The theme this year is “Celebrate America.” The Parade will begin on East Center Street and S. 1st Avenue and will travel East on Center Street to S. 15th and on to Holt Arena.  Don’t miss this annual salute to our military and our country.  

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main, has three ongoing pay as you go classes taught by Bob Beason 9-12 Tuesdays, Karen Wardel 9-12 Wednesdays and Pennie Wolf 1-4 pm Thursdays. $12.50 per session, just stop in, no need to preregister.  They also host live model sketching from 1:30 -4:30pm every Monday, cost for model is shared by attending artists.  For information on these classes contact the Art Center at 232-0970. 

 

There is an exciting opportunity for artists to attend a retreat September 13-16 or September 20-23 at Torgesen Murdock’s Mountain Studio and acreage. This includes demonstrations from a knowledgeable and experienced instructor, there will be costumed models, still life set ups, and many opportunities for landscapes. Canopied protection while painting is provided.  For pricing and complete information contact torgesenmurdock@yahoo.com or call or text 208-221-1778. 

 

Tuesday June 21

Revive @ 5 on Wednesday will feature Soul Full of Blues live on stage beginning at 5pm.  Kowloon Express will have delicious food available.  The Bannock County Employees Association is the sponsor for the evening.  93.7 KZBQ will be broadcasting live.  Great food, live music, cold beverages, ice cream and more!  The Wednesday Farmers Market will be open, too!  Quench your thirst with fresh squeezed lemonade or an icee! Check out the beautiful jewelry, tie dye and other handcrafted items and pick up some produce from your local farmers.  Come join us for a beautiful summer evening in Old Town! 

 

Revive @ 5 After Parties will be hosted at The Grecian Key Restaurant, First National Bar and at Parfive Golf Lounge. Come to Revive @ 5 and stay in Old Town for the evening!

 

PV’s Uncorked on Main, 138 N. Main, invites you to join them for a five course wine pairing hosted by Terry from TEC Distributing this Thursday.  The event will begin at 6:30pm.  Reservations are required.  Please call 208-233-1322 to reserve your spots today.

Villano’s Italian, 165 N. Main, invites you in for lunch or dinner this week.  Experience homemade Italian cuisine including pasta, salads, pizza, sandwiches and more. All delicious!  Delivery is available, too.  Dine local and enjoy Villano’s this week!

 

The Pocatello Art Center is pleased to announce their Legacy Project.  When you visit pocatelloartctr.org you may view the works of past artists in a slide show format accompanied by music and biographies of the artists. It is a very enjoyable show!  The Legacy Project is an ongoing project to archive permanently on CD the works of past area artists and photographers who have achieved recognition for their art. If you have family members who were artists or photographers and you have access to their past work, contact the Pocatello Art Center at 232-0970 for more information about including them in this project.  The F.M., Anne G. and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation in the Idaho Community Foundation have graciously provided the funds for this ongoing project.

 

Katz Kreationz, 362 N. Main, is excited to announce they will be completing a total remodel of their store. During the remodel you can save up to 50% throughout the entire store, just excuse the mess.  The savings include everything from craft supplies to wedding supplies, sales and rentals of fountains, arches, linens and more.  Katz also received a new supply of beautiful new wedding dresses with sales and rentals starting at $50. Bridesmaid dresses start at $29.

 

This week at The First National:  Live music this week with Jareth X Sampson on Wednesday night.  Beer Pong and music with Kj Ash to follow. Thursday night is Open Mic Night.  Stop in and enjoy awesome local music.  Live music this Saturday with The Utah County Swillers. Show starts at 9pm, with no cover.   

 

This Saturday at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market the vendors will host a treasure hunt.  Find different vendors and earn great prizes! Visit the Market any time between 9am and 1pm for great family fun.

 

Don’t miss the Muse Bowing Out of Business Sale.  Buy one get one, happening now at 501 N. Main St.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The July First Friday Art Walk will take place on Friday July, 1 from 5-8pm.  Mark your calendars and plan to spend the evening enjoying this monthly art event featuring art, music, food, fashion and more.

 

The 4th of July Parade hosted by Idaho Central Credit Union and Portneuf Medical Center will start at 9am on Monday, July 4th.  The theme this year is “Celebrate America.” The Parade will begin on East Center Street and S. 1st Avenue and will travel East on Center Street to S. 15th and on to Holt Arena.  Don’t miss this annual salute to our military and our country.  

 

 

Tuesday June 14

Welcome!

 

Welcome to The Tasting Room the newest Old Town business opening this Friday!  The Tasting Room is located at 328 W. Clark and is the place to taste and buy wine and beer featuring enomatic tasting machines.  They feature a Buyers Club, great for those who like to buy their wine at cost.  Stop in on Friday between 4pm and 9pm and welcome The Tasting Room to Old Town and to Pocatello.  Regular hours will be Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 12-9pm and Sunday 12-5pm.  See you there!

 

Also Happening This Week!

 

Revive @ 5 on Wednesday will feature Happy Havoc live on stage beginning at 5pm.  Nel’s Bi-lo Market will have delicious food available.  Colortyme is the sponsor for the evening.  93.7 KZBQ will be broadcasting live.  Great food, live music, cold beverages, ice cream and more!  The Wednesday Farmers Market will be open, too!  Quench your thirst with fresh squeezed lemonade or an icee! Check out the beautiful jewelry, tie dye and other handcrafted items and pick up some produce from your local farmers.  Come join us for a beautiful summer evening in Old Town! 

 

The Grecian Key Restaurant will be hosting live Karaoke on Wednesday on their patio from 8pm-10pm, following Revive @ 5.  There will be drink and food specials.  The Grecian Key is celebrating 35 years this summer.  Be sure to stop in!

 

Muse Boutique has announced their bowing out of business sale (retirement) beginning today.  All items in the store located at 501 N. Main St. are buy one get one.  Please stop in, do some shopping and wish Kerry well on her next adventure.

 

The Pocatello Art Center is pleased to announce their Legacy Project.  When you visit pocatelloartcenter.org you may view the works of past artists in a slide show format accompanied by music and biographies of the artists. It is a very enjoyable show!  The Legacy Project is an ongoing project to archive permanently on CD the works of past area artists and photographers who have achieved recognition for their art. If you have family members who were artists or photographers and you have access to their past work, contact the Pocatello Art Center at 232-0970 for more information about including them in this project.  The F.M., Anne G. and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation in the Idaho Community Foundation have graciously provided the funds for this ongoing project. 

 

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st, is featuring new this week cool antique  hand tools, retro radiant heater great for steam punk projects, beautiful blue glassware including, bowls, glasses, candlesticks and saucers, mix and match the pieces for your next formal event.  Along with free Iced tea and cookies, this week they have free popsicles for the kids

 

Convergys will host the PMC Mammogram Bus on Friday, from 8am-3pm.  Please call Lynne Schultz at 239-7400 for information and/or to sign up.  Also, please encourage your friends and family to sign up as well. PMC's mission is to provide mammograms at low or no cost through use of insurance and/or grants so we can take "inconvenient" and "too expensive" off the excuse list!

 

The Pocatello community is invited to celebrate an early Father’s Day on Friday, at the Elks lodge located at 410 S. Main (corner of Benton and Main streets).  The local band, “Better With Beer” will play for your entertainment from 6:30 to 9:30.  The Father’s Day dinner special will be hamburger steak with grilled onions and mushrooms, hashbrowns and gravy for $9.00.  The Lounge opens at 5:00 with dinner served from 6:00 – 8:00.  Everyone is welcome to treat their Dads to a special night out of dinner and dancing. 

 

Old Town Actors Studio will present Richard O'Brien's timeless cult musical, The Rocky Horror Show, opening on Friday. Audiences are encouraged to participate as tradition dictates (due to actor safety, no squirt guns will be permitted into the performance), so come dressed to thrill, and interject with wild, wild abandon!  Tickets are $15 per person. OTAS is excited to announce that a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales of The Rocky Horror Show will go to sponsor All Under One Roof LGBT Advocates of Southeastern Idaho Inc., a local youth advocacy organization dedicated to promoting equity, diversity, education, and acceptance in our community.  Shows are: Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm, Sunday and Monday 7:30pm and June 23, 24, and 25 at 7:30pm.

This week at The First National:  Come out tonight for karaoke with Jareth and Kj Ash.  Drink specials starting at 10 pm.  Every Wednesday night is our Revive @ 5 After Party.  Live music this week with Jareth X Sampson.  Beer Pong and music with Kj Ash to follow. Thursday night is Open Mic Night.  On Sunday The First National would like to invite you to Nash back to the 80's!  Dress up as your favorite 80's rockstar, movie character, video game character, anything 80's will do! So dig up your old scrunchies, hoop earrings and neon jumpsuits your parents insisted were cute! Karaoke, requests, drink specials and best dressed contests beginning at 9pm.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  Friday night Happy Havoc returns with the fantastic lead singer Tiki Sperl at the helm belting out some fun classic rock and country.  On Saturday night The Carolina Reapers will be gracing the stage.  They are an indie vintage rock and blues three piece band that just loves to play their music for people. Vocalist Devin Bodkin was a contestant for American Idol and guitarist Morgan Celner has played onstage with Cheap Trick.  Come on down for dinner and the show and give these bands a warm PVB welcome!

 

This Saturday at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market: Join us in celebrating Father's Day! The first 100 Dads at the Market will receive a free gift. There are several new vendors along with the same ones you know and love! Make sure to check out the local farmers...they have new things every week!   The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market is open from 9am to 1pm every Saturday at the Old Town Pavilion.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Pocatello Art Center will host children's art classes Mondays and Thursdays starting June 20, from 10am-12pm.  Mondays are for 6-8 year olds and Thursdays are for 9-12 year olds. Cost is $5 per child per session.  Classes will be taught by different instructors teaching arts and crafts along with the fundamentals of art academics. The classes will be each week until August 8th and 11th. Plan some fun activities at the Art Center for your young artists this summer.  Contact the Art Center for additional information, 232-0970.

 

Excel Weight Loss, 845 W. Center, will be hosting a Health Fair on Tuesday, June 21 from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. Call 233-0593 to reserve your spot today. 

 

Remember to shop local when looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift. The merchants and businesses in Old Town invite you to come do your browsing and shopping in Old Town this week!

Tuesday June 7

This week in Old Town!

 

Revive @ 5 on Wednesday will feature Steelhead Red live on stage beginning at 5pm.  At 5:15 the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce and Pocatello Chiefs will host a ribbon cutting for this Revive @ 5 Season.  Efresh will have delicious food available.  Hill Family Investments is the sponsor for the evening.  KORR 104 will be broadcasting live.  The Wednesday Farmers Market will be open, too!  Check out the beautiful jewelry, tie dye and other handcrafted items and pick up some produce from your local farmers.  Come join us for a great evening in Old Town!  The schedule for this summer is available at www.oldtownpocatello.com and on the Old Town Facebook page. 

 

The Grecian Key Restaurant will be hosting live Karaoke on Wednesday on their patio from 8pm-10pm, following Revive @ 5.  There will be drink and food specials.  The Grecian Key is celebrating 35 years this summer.  Be sure to stop in!

 

Muse Boutique has announced their bowing out of business sale (retirement) beginning today.  All items in the store located at 501 N. Main St. are buy one get one.  Please stop in, do some shopping and wish Kerry well on her next adventure.

 

The weather is perfect for ice cream!  Stop in Old Town Ice Cream & Candy and enjoy Reed’s Dairy ice cream.  Scooped for you daily at Old Town Ice Cream & Candy, 110 N. Main St.

 

The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main St., is now featuring a drop-in pottery studio open Thursday through Sunday.  You glaze a chosen bisque and they kiln fire your creation.  No experience necessary.  If you haven’t attended one of Grape Van Gogh’s painting events, take a look at their calendar and  make  plans to paint your very own creation.  All supplies are provided.  BYO beer and wine for adults events, too.  Visit www.grapevangogh.com for a complete list of upcoming events and be sure to “Like” them on Facebook, too!

 

The Pocatello Art Center will host children's art classes Mondays and Thursdays starting June 20, from 10am-12pm.  Mondays are for 6-8 year olds and Thursdays are for 9-12 year olds. Cost is $5 per child per session.  Classes will be taught by different instructors teaching arts and crafts along with the fundamentals of art academics. The classes will be each week until August 8th and 11th. Plan some fun activities at the Art Center for your young artists this summer.  Contact the Art Center for additional information, 232-0970.

 

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st, is featuring new this week retro costume jewelry along with a great hot wheels collection.  Stop in for a cold ice tea and cookies and do some shopping today. 

 

This week at The First National:  Come out tonight for karaoke with Jareth and Kj Ash.  Drink specials starting at 10 pm.  Every Wednesday night is our Revive @ 5 After Party.  Live music this week with Shawn Barnby.  Beer Pong and music with Kj Ash to follow. Thursday night is Open Mic Night.  Live music with The OpSKAmatrists and George Charles Nelson III on Friday and Saturday nights.  Show starts at 9pm.

 

This Saturday at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market: Fresh produce at the Market this week will include: cherries, strawberries, rhubarb, cucumbers, greens and much more! Enjoy homemade breads and treats as you check out the booths. Crafters offer everything from custom throw pillows to knife sharpening. Grab a hotdog or a crepe, picnic on the grass and enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning with us at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market, open from 9am to 1pm every Saturday at the Old Town Pavilion.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Convergys will host the PMC Mammogram Bus on Friday June 17, from 8am-3pm.  Please call Lynne Schultz at 239-7400 for information and/or to sign up.  Also, please encourage your friends and family to sign up as well. PMC's mission is to provide mammograms at low or no cost through use of insurance and/or grants so we can take "inconvenient" and "too expensive" off the excuse list!

 

The Pocatello community is invited to celebrate an early Father’s Day on Friday June 17, at the Elks lodge located at 410 S. Main (corner of Benton and Main streets).  The local band, “Better With Beer” will play for your entertainment from 6:30 to 9:30.  The Father’s Day dinner special will be hamburger steak with grilled onions and mushrooms, hashbrowns and gravy for $9.00.  The Lounge opens at 5:00 with dinner served from 6:00 – 8:00.  Everyone is welcome to treat their Dads to a special night out of dinner and dancing. 

 

Excel Weight Loss, 845 W. Center, will be hosting a Health Fair on Tuesday, June 21 from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. Call 233-0593 to reserve your spot today. 

 

Tuesday May 31

Thank You!

 

A very sincere Thank You to the Spaulding Foundation for funding 145 new American Flags and new American Flag banners for Old Town Pocatello!  We hope you had the opportunity to drive through Old Town this past weekend as we honored all those who gave everything for our great Nation.

 

This week in Old Town!

 

Revive @ 5 on Wednesday will feature Best By Yesterday live on stage beginning at 5pm.  Big Mama’s will have delicious food available.  ISU Credit Union is the sponsor for the evening.  KORR 104 will be broadcasting live.  The Wednesday Farmers Market will be open, too!  Come join us for a great evening in Old Town!  The schedule for this summer is available at www.oldtownpocatello.com and on the Old Town Facebook page. 

 

The Grecian Key Restaurant will be hosting live Karaoke on Wednesday on their patio from 8pm-10pm, following Revive @ 5.  There will be drink and food specials.  The Grecian Key is celebrating 35 years this summer.  Be sure to stop in!

 

Stop by A Different Cup, 928 N. Main, to try cold brew coffee on nitro. The cold coffee is served from a keg resulting in a smooth and tasty cup. Check out A Different Cup on Facebook and Instagram.

 

The Pocatello Art Center will host children's art classes Mondays and Thursdays starting June 20, from 10am-12pm.  Mondays are for 6-8 year olds and Thursdays are for 9-12 year olds. Cost is $5 per child per session.  Classes will be taught by different instructors teaching arts and crafts along with the fundamentals of art academics. The classes will be each week until August 8th and 11th. Plan some fun activities at the Art Center for your young artists this summer.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  It's First Friday Art Walk and Second Chance Saturday this weekend, which means PVB will have a new art show up in the dining room for June.  Come on down to see Blake Thornton's latest creations.  The fantastic one-man-band, Mr. Tom Murphy will be rocking the loft with tunes along the lines of The Black Keys and other contemporary rock covers both Friday and Saturday nights.

 

This week at The First National:  Come out tonight for karaoke with Ned and Jareth. Drink specials starting at 10 pm. Wednesday night is the Revive @ 5 After Party. Live music this week with Jake Kratochvil. Beer Pong and music with Kj Ash to follow. Thursday night is Open Mic Night. Stop in and enjoy awesome local music.  Friday night is Vinyl Night with Dj D'Beau.  Live music Saturday with Shawn and the Marauders and Casey Sherman.  Show starts at 9pm.  No cover.

 

This Saturday at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market: The Market will have dozens of vendors around the Old Town Pavilion! The farmers have flowers and vegetable plants for sale, some produce and fresh eggs! This year's crafters include handmade furniture, clothing, jewelry, yard decor, and much more! Camille's Crepes and PoDogs will offer delicious hot food while other vendors have everything from fresh breads and cookies to homemade fruit snacks!  Remember, our Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion. 

 

Upcoming Events!

 

On Friday, Citizens Community Bank will be honoring our veterans and troops.  Plan to stop by their Old Town Branch and Flandro Branch from 11am to 2pm for a free barbeque to thank our veterans and troops for their valiant service.

 

On Saturday, Convergys will be hosting their Military Appreciation Community Breakfast. From 8am until Noon, they will be serving pancakes, eggs and sausage in their parking lot located at 805 N. Main St.  There will be a flag ceremony at 10am.  Please plan to  join Convergys as they celebration their family and community members who have served in the Armed Forces.    

 

It’s time for First Friday Art Walk and Second Chance Saturday!  Plan to enjoy our wonderful local art community during Art Walk on Friday from 5-8pm.  Second Chance Saturday features Art Walk artists during regular business hours throughout the day on Saturday.  Old Town Pocatello is definitely the place to be this weekend!

 

Tuesday May 24

Welcome to Old Town Pocatello!

Bru House, a new coffee shop, art shop and more is now open at the corner of N. Main and W. Wyeth.  Owner Sandy Still is starting with coffee and art and will be expanding inventory and invites you in to see her new store.  We are happy to Bru House open in the Old Town neighborhood!

 

Thank You!

Thank you Leadership Pocatello! On May 12, Leadership Pocatello class members, facilitators and board members worked to do some spring cleaning and planting in Old Town. They worked at Pioneer Park, Dudunake Park, Picture Park, Leadership Pocatello Park and donated and planted 24 shrub and flower pots for the East Side of Old Town. Wow what an amazing group of community leaders and hard workers!  Old Town Loves Leadership Pocatello! 

 

On Sunday a group of volunteers hung this summer’s flower baskets throughout Old Town.  In addition, they delivered the 24 new flower pots, courtesy of Leadership Pocatello, to the East Side of Old Town.  We would like to extend a sincere thank you to Amy & Ike Rhoads, Pam & Devin Heib, Lounella, Dan and Jake Maccluer, Taryn Graves, Teresa Wakeman, Ann McCarty, Latecia Herzog, Adam Reed, and to our wonderful trolley driver Robert Blackby for working so hard to bring summer beauty to Old Town! 

 

Thank you to all of the sponsors who made the flower baskets possible!

Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company

Porter's Office Products

Rails West Federal Credit Union

Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey

Station Square

Portneuf Medical Center

Old Federal Building

Hanson Janitorial Supply, Inc.

Intermountain Gas Company

Varsity Contractors, Inc.

Myers - Anderson Architects

Pocatello Electric Company, Inc.

ERA The Brokerage

University Financial Group, LLC

Bannock County Commission

NeighborWorks Pocatello

Maag Prescription Center, LLC

Tejac Advertising

Bannock Development Corporation

Citizens Community Bank

Sign Up Signs & Graphics

Idaho Power Company

Quail Ridge

KPVI  New 6

Pocatello Orthopedics

U.S. Bank

J.R. Simplot Company

Convergys Corporation

JHS Architects

3 Rivers R C & D

McDonalds

Pioneer Title Company

M.P. McCarthy

Bannock Civitans

Dorsey Hill

Zions Bank

Leadership Pocatello

Club Charley’s

 

Thank you to Pinehurst Nursery & Greenhouse for planting and growing the hanging baskets for us again this year.  They are beautiful!  Russ and Tracey, will water and take great care of them all Summer.

 

This week in Old Town!

Revive @ 5 kicks off another Summer Season on Wednesday.  The band Coldwater will be live on stage beginning at 5pm.  Ruby Tuesday will have delicious food available.  Idaho Power is the sponsor for the evening.  KPVI News 6 will be broadcasting live along with 93.7 KZBQ radio.  The Wednesday Farmers Market will be open, too!  Come join us for a great evening in Old Town!  The schedule for this summer is now available at www.oldtownpocatello.com and on the Old Town Facebook page. 

 

The Grecian Key Restaurant will be hosting live Karaoke on Wednesday on their patio from 8pm-10pm, following Revive @ 5.  There will be drink and food specials.  The Grecian Key is celebrating 35 years this summer.  Be sure to stop in!

 

Relax and rejuvenate with a couples massage by Corey Leafty and Jamie Kowalski at Pocatello Massage Therapy, 315 W. Center St., Suite 101.   This is perfect for couples, friends, moms and daughters or anyone who wants to get a massage together. Make your appointment online today.  To receive a $10 discount, use coupon code "Couples2016"  at www.pocatellomassagetherapy.com.  Sunday appointments are also available. Reservations are required. Book online today! 

 

The Pocatello Art Center will host children's art classes Mondays and Thursdays starting June 20, from 10am-12pm.  Mondays are for 6-8 year olds and Thursdays are for 9-12 year olds. Cost is $5 per child per session.  Classes will be taught by different instructors teaching arts and crafts along with the fundamentals of art academics. The classes will be each week until August 8th and 11th. Plan some fun activities at the Art Center for your young artists this summer.

 

NeighborWorks Pocatello recently introduced a program to recognize property owners living in one of the Neighborhoods of Historic Old Town (as well as other centrally located neighborhoods, which include Whittier, College, Bonneville, Alameda and Lewis & Clark) do a particularly great job with landscaping or maintaining the outside of their homes.  It is called the “Curb Appeal Award”.  Throughout the summer, one property owner from each of these six neighborhoods will be recognized.  Residents who know of property owners (including themselves) who have a “green thumb” or who have a particular knack for keeping up the exterior of their homes is asked to submit a nomination.  The due date for the first round is May 31.  Each winner will receive a $25 gift card from Pinehurst Floral & Greenhouse and will be recognized with a “Curb Appeal Award” sign in their front yard that will be displayed for several days.  All nominees (regardless of whether or not they are selected for the actual award) will receive a congratulatory letter. The first round of winners will be recognized at the Pay-It-Forward BBQ at Caldwell Park on June 4.  You can nominate a resident by submitting an email to curbappealaward@nwpocatello.org or by calling the NeighborWorks Pocatello office at 208-232-9468.  Again, the Curb Appeal Awards are only given out to residents living in the six neighborhoods listed above.  For a map of these neighborhoods, visit the NeighborWorks Pocatello website at http://nwpocatello.org/ and click the “Our Neighborhoods” link.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:   Soul Full of Blues will be rocking the loft with rock, pop and blues on Friday night.  Always fun and great dance music. On Saturday, Best by Yesterday, will be returning.  Great Rock/Pop band with some awesome vocal harmonies.  Both are outstanding bands.  Get there early for a good seat for dinner and entertainment. The deck is open and the sunsets over the trains are spectacular.  And, watch as plans come together for PVB’s 20 year anniversary celebration coming in July!

 

This week at The First National:  Come out tonight for karaoke with Ned and Kj Ash. Drink specials starting at 10 pm. Wednesday night is the Revive @ 5 After Party. Live music with Sherrod Parkhouse and The Blues Day travelers. Beer Pong and music with Kj Ash to follow. Thursday is Open Mic Night.  Live music Saturday with Pistachio and Hot Pursuit.  

 

This Saturday at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market: The Market will have dozens of vendors around the Old Town Pavilion! The farmers have flowers and vegetable plants for sale, some produce and fresh eggs! This year's crafters include handmade furniture, clothing, jewelry, yard decor, and much more! Camille's Crepes and PoDogs will offer delicious hot food while other vendors have everything from fresh breads and cookies to homemade fruit snacks!  Remember, our Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion. 

 

Upcoming Events!

On Friday June 3, Citizens Community Bank will be honoring our veterans and troops.  Plan to stop by their Old Town Branch and Flandro Branch from 11am to 2pm for a free barbeque to thank our veterans and troops for their valiant service.

 

On Saturday June 4, Convergys will be hosting their Military Appreciation Community Breakfast. From 8am until Noon, they will be serving pancakes, eggs and sausage in their parking lot located at 805 N. Main St.  There will be a flag ceremony at 10am.  Please plan to  join Convergys as they celebration their family and community members who have served in the Armed Forces.    

 

Tuesday May 17

Welcome to Old Town Pocatello!

 

A Different Cup, a new coffee shop, is now open at 928 N. Main St. The Wilcox Family has recently moved to Pocatello and have opened their new shop.  We are happy to have them in our neighborhood!  Stop in at A Different Cup today for a hot or cold cup and a delicious treat!

 

This week in Old Town!

 

Join us this Saturday, from 6-8pm at the Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market for this month’s Wine Tasting. The Co-op has moved to a great new location, 308 E. Center Street.  They will be tasting five different wines from this month’s featured organic/sustainable vineyards: Ironstone "Obsession" Red, Ironstone "Symphony" White, and Boomtown's Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah. Must be 21, please bring your ID.

 

Convergys is now hiring.  This is a great time for students to apply.  The first six weeks of employment is full-time training.  Once training is completed, the employee will move to the full-time or part-time shift agreed upon at the time of a job offer.  Convergys' Recruiting Department is open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.  Walk-ins are welcome at any time.  Minimum qualifications are HS diploma or GED, and must be at least 18 years of age.  Convergys also offers "Walk-in-Wednesday" for any job seeker to visit.  Interested applicants can apply on-line at Convergys.us  or call (208) 4141-JOB.

 

Relax and rejuvenate with a couples massage by Corey Leafty and Jamie Kowalski at Pocatello Massage Therapy, 315 W. Center St., Suite 101.   This is perfect for couples, friends, moms and daughters or anyone who wants to get a massage together. Make your appointment online today.  To receive a $10 discount, use coupon code "Couples2016"  at www.pocatellomassagetherapy.com.  Sunday appointments are also available. Reservations are required. Book online today! 

 

Attention All Artists:  it's time to begin your sign ups and booth rentals to sell your great photography, jewelry, ceramics and artwork at the Sage Brush Art Festival. Please contact the Pocatello Art Center for more information at 232-0970.

 

In May, the Pocatello Art Center is offering three great pay as you go art classes for $12.50 per session. Just bring your art supplies and project and the instructors will help you with a current project or help you start a new project. The instructors are:  Bob Beason  (all media, Tuesdays 9am-12pm,)  Karen Wardle (oil painting, Wednesdays 9am-12pm,) and Pennie Wolf (oil painting, Thursdays 1pm -4pm.) This is a great way to be introduced to art classes.  The Pocatello Art Center is located at 444 N. Main St.

 

With summer comes change and Katz Kreationz, 362 N. Main, will be changing their hours. Katz will be open on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm and from 11:30am to 6pm Monday thru Friday. Appointments are still available after hours so call any time, 226-4834 and Katz will gladly serve your needs. This Friday and Saturday Katz will be having a huge sale so get down to the store for great buys on everything from household items to huge savings on crafts supplies.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing: If you haven't had a chance to see Hot Pursuit you definitely will want to catch their show on either Friday or Saturday this week.  This is a great up and coming band that performs some really hot rock and funk.  They have a superb horn section and are a fun dance band as well.  Get to PVB early for dinner and the show.  Show starts at 8:30pm each night.  It's also that time of year when PVB rotates their seasonal beers.  Danny has been brewing up some fun new seasonals and brewer's specials you will want to stop in and try.  Bring your friends.  And, watch as plans come together for PVB’s 20 year anniversary celebration coming in July!

 

This week at The First National:  The Highway Thieves will take the stage on Friday night.  And, on Saturday don’t miss Michelle Moonshine with Ira Wolf.  Shows start at 9pm both nights.

 

This Saturday at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market: The Market will have dozens of vendors around the Old Town Pavilion! The farmers have flowers and vegetable plants for sale, some produce and fresh eggs! This year's crafters include handmade furniture, clothing, jewelry, yard decor, and much more! Camille's Crepes and PoDogs will offer delicious hot food while other vendors have everything from fresh breads and cookies to homemade fruit snacks!  Remember, our Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion. 

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Mark your calendars now for the start of the Revive @ 5 Summer Concert Series.  Opening night will be Wednesday, May 25 at 5pm.  The schedule for this summer is now available at www.oldtownpocatello.com and on the Old Town Facebook page.  Be sure to “Follow” Old Town to keep up with all of the exciting events taking place in your downtown.

 

On Friday June 3, Citizens Community Bank will be honoring our veterans and troops.  Plan to stop by their Old Town Branch and Flandro Branch from 11am to 2pm for a free barbeque to thank our veterans and troops for their valiant service.

 

On Saturday June 4, Convergys will be hosting their Military Appreciation Community Breakfast. From 8am until Noon, they will be serving pancakes, eggs and sausage in their parking lot located at 805 N. Main St.  There will be a flag ceremony at 10am.  Please plan to  join Convergys as they celebration their family and community members who have served in the Armed Forces.    

 

In mid-August the Pocatello Art center will be hosting their First Annual Art Supply Yard Sale. Items like paint, brushes, easels, frames, photography supplies, mats, prints paintings will be available at yard sale prices. For members of the Art Center, free up your storage by donating supplies you know you won't use. For the general public, watch for this Saturday sale to be able to purchase good supplies for your use, and to support your children's artistic talents.

 

Tuesday May 10

May is Bike to Work Month and there will be two events taking place in Old Town Pocatello.  Don’t miss this year’s Bike Parade coming up this Friday.  Activities begin at 5pm at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St.  The parade will begin at 6pm.  Decorate your bike, wear a costume and come ride in the Bike Parade!  Grilled hot dogs and chips will be provided after the parade.  On Saturday, May 21, come ride in Tour de Inkom.  The ride begins at the Old Town Pavilion at Noon.  Arrive early for registration.  The full route is 26.5 miles with a shorter route at 14.6 miles.  For more information about the Bike Parade or Tour de Inkom, please visit www.portneufvalleybiketowork.org.

 

The Grape Van Gogh on Main Street is hosting several paint sessions this week.  Check out the Old Town Pocatello Facebook page listing for “Events” or register on-line at www.grapevangogh.com.  The Grape Van Gogh is located at 240 S. Main St.  No experience necessary. All supplies provided. BYO wine option for adult events.

 

Attention All Artists:  it's time to begin your sign ups and booth rentals to sell your great photography, jewelry, ceramics and artwork at the Sage Brush Art Festival. Please contact the Pocatello Art Center for more information at 232-0970.

 

In mid-August the Pocatello Art center will be hosting their First Annual Art Supply Yard Sale. Items like paint, brushes, easels, frames, photography supplies, mats, prints paintings will be available at yard sale prices. For members of the Art Center, free up your storage by donating supplies you know you won't use. For the general public, watch for this Saturday sale to be able to purchase good supplies for your use, and to support your children's artistic talents.

 

Fly tying classes are now available at Snake River Fly, 257 N. Main St.  If you have always wanted to learn, or improve your skills, contact Snake River Fly at 208-232-4776 for more information about upcoming classes.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing: Friday night the fun and talented Celtic rock band Swagger from Park City, Utah returns with their acoustic trio. Saturday night the Opskamatrists from Idaho Falls returning to rock the loft with high energy Ska.  These guys put on a great show and are super fun to dance to.  The horn section (sax, trombone and trumpet) is amazing.

 

This week at The First National:  Tuesday is karaoke night. Come sing your heart out with Kj Ash and N3dRoCk.   Drink specials starting at 10 pm. Wednesday night is beer pong night. Thursday is Open Mic Night. Friday is the 13th! Live music with Maw Band and Fusion Daddy. Doors at 8:30 pm, show starts at 9:00pm. $5.00 cover.

 

This Saturday at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market:  The market will feature hanging flower baskets, bedding plants, trees, shrubs, and early local produce.  Remember, our Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion. 

 

Mark your calendars now for the start of the Revive @ 5 Summer Concert Series.  Opening night will be Wednesday, May 25 at 5pm.  The schedule for this summer will be available soon!

 

Tuesday May 3

This week is packed full of excitement in Old Town Pocatello!  Cinco De Mayo is Thursday and there will be a number of restaurant and bar specials throughout Old Town.  Stop by your favorite spot, or try a new one!  On Friday we will host First Friday Art Walk from 5-8pm.  Watch the Idaho State Journal later this week for a complete list of participating locations and what they have in store for you during this month’s First Friday Art Walk.  On Saturday, the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open for the season at 9am.  They will have Mother’s Day specials throughout the market until 1pm. Congratulations to all of the graduates at ISU! On Saturday, enjoy Second Chance Saturday.  Be sure to walk through all of the charming stores in Old Town to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, or that last minute graduation gift. On Sunday, we wish all of the mother’s in our community a very Happy Mother’s Day!

 

The Grape Van Gogh on Main Street is hosting several paint sessions to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day. No experience necessary. All supplies provided. BYO wine option for adult events. The pottery studio is also hosting special sessions to glaze a rectangular vase. They will kiln fire it and then you will make a fresh cut flower arrangement.  It's a perfect surprise gift from the kids or for mom to do with friends. Gift certificates may be bought online. Registration and prices are also found on our website at www.grapevangogh.com.  The Grape Van Gogh is located at 240 S. Main St.

 

Parfive, 123 N. Main St.,  will be hosting a Cinco De Mayo Party on Thursday.  The event will feature Salsa Dancing from 5-7pm and a special appearance by Latina model Jessanna Silva.  DJ Adrian & DJ Yev will be in the house as well.  Sounds like a fun evening!

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., May's First Friday Gallery Exhibit will be a wonderful collection of oil and watercolor paintings. All of the area artists favorite work will be brought in for a juried show. Be sure to catch the event on Friday from 5-8 pm and gallery exhibit all month.  Beginning digital photography 4-week class starts Thursday May 5th, and continues on the 12th,the 19th and the 26th at the Pocatello art Center from 5 to 7 pm . The instructor is Richard Albright. The course will show students how to best use their digital cameras. You need to pre-register and pay fees at the Art Center. Call 232-0970 or 233-1066 for more information. Each class size will be limited to ten students.

 

The Bridge, 815 S. 1st Ave., will be hosting a Mother’s Day Bruch on Sunday from 10am-3pm.  Make your reservations early by calling 208-234-7000.  Don’t miss their famous all you can eat pancakes and French toast buffet along with their “spoil your mom” special menu. 

 

Fly tying classes are now available at Snake River Fly, 257 N. Main St.  If you have always wanted to learn, or improve your skills, contact Snake River Fly at 208-232-4776 for more information about upcoming classes.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing: Congrats ISU Grads!  Celebrate with a rocking weekend at PVB.  Friday night PVB will feature Tom Murphy's One-Man-Band show.  If you like The Black Keys you'll love Tom's set list of contemporary rock.  Saturday night they will have the lovely and talented Nicole Isakson and her new band KIN (formerly Hillbilly Delux) performing great classic rock and country.  Super fun band and great dance music.  You'll definitely want to come in after 8pm on Saturday.  The loft will be hosting a wedding from 5-8pm, so plan to arrive for the show just after 8pm.  Sunday is Mother’s Day.  PVB would like to help you treat your mom to a special meal out.  Bring in your mom for lunch or dinner and they’ll buy her first beer!  Cheers to all you mom's out there, none of us would be here without you.

 

This week at The First National:  Tuesday is karaoke night. Come sing your heart out with Kj Ash and N3dRoCk.   Drink specials starting at 10 pm. Wednesday night is beer pong night. Thursday is Open Mic and Cinco De Mayo. Stop in and play a set or sit back and enjoy a $3.00 Margarita. Friday is First Friday Art Walk and the First National will be featuring artist Craig Worth.  Dj D' Beau will be playing classic Vinyl tracks.  On Saturday, enjoy live music with Casey King and Feral Falonious.  Show starts at 9pm.

 

The Pocatello Elks Lodge will be hosting their “Trash or Treasure” antique appraising event on May 6, from 5 to 8 pm.  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 $4.00 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.

 

Tuesday April 26

Pinehurst Floral and Greenhouses has planted the hanging flower baskets for this summer.  The baskets will be hung by volunteers in Old Town mid-May.  We are very excited to see all the beautiful flowers on our downtown streets.  Each year sponsors help with the costs of planting, watering and caring for the flower baskets.  Sponsors are needed this year.  As a sponsor, your name or company’s name is displayed year-round on one of the beautiful signs hanging on the blue street lights in Old Town.  The baskets are up from May through ISU homecoming.  If you would like to help keep your downtown beautiful, please become a hanging flower basket sponsor.  Contact the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce at 208-233-1525 today.  Thank you!

 

Wine Tasting!  Bring your friends and come sip wine with us at the Pocatello Food Co-op this Saturday, from 6-8pm, at their beautiful new space, 308 E. Center Street!  There will be five different wines from this month’s featured organic/sustainable vineyards Our Daily Wines and Alexander Valley Vineyards. Must be 21, please bring your ID!

 

The Old Town Actors Studio (OTAS) is excited to announce auditions for the upcoming production of Richard O'Brien's cult rock favorite, "THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW," which will run June 17-25.  Auditions are today and tomorrow, starting at 6:30pm both evenings at 427 N. Main St., Suite G.  Please prepare a cut of a genre-appropriate piece of music and be prepared to move, dance, and/or read during the audition.  OTAS is proud to present "THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW" in association and in sponsorship of All Under One Roof LGBT Advocates of Southeastern Idaho Inc. (www.allunderoneroof.org), a local organization dedicated "to affirm the diverse identities and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people by promoting a safe and inclusive community which emphasizes respect for individuals, advocacy, education, and resources that promote cultural diversity, healthy living, and full achievement of personal potential." Tickets for the show will be available soon.  If you would like to be part of the show, don’t miss auditions!

 

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st Ave., is featuring new this week retro posters. These are one offs and misprints from 1968. Most are in excellent condition and would be a great addition to any collection or great for wall art.  Also charter club plates black with pear motif.  There is always something interesting at Second Time Around.  Stop in today!

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., May's First Friday Gallery Exhibit will be a wonderful collection of oil and watercolor paintings. All of the area artists favorite work will be brought in for a juried show. Be sure to catch the May event Friday May 6th from 5-8 pm and gallery exhibit all month.  Beginning digital photography 4-week class starts Thursday May 5th, and continues on the 12th,the 19th and the 26th at the Pocatello art Center from 5 to 7 pm . The instructor is Richard Albright. The course will show students how to best use their digital cameras. You need to pre-register and pay fees at the Art Center. Call 232-0970 or 233-1066 for more information. Each class size will be limited to ten students.

 

During the month of April, relax and rejuvenate with a couples massage at Pocatello Massage Therapy, 315 W. Center St.  Therapists Corey Leafty and Jamie Kowalski invite you to make an appointment today by visiting www.pocatellomassagetherapy.com.  Make your appointment online and receive a $10 discount.  Just use coupon code "Couples2016" when booking.  Sunday appointments are available. Reservations are required. Book online today! 

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open their season on Saturday May 7, at 9am.  The Market is located at the Old Town Pavilion, every Saturday, all summer from 9am to 1pm.  Come join us and find the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing: PVB will feature a special event on Wednesday. The Snake River Alliance presents speaker Tony West and his film "The Safe Side of the Fence", a documentary about the US's production of uranium for The Manhattan Project, and the legacy of contamination and cover up that's occurred in its wake. $10 at the door, open to the public; light appetizers will be provided with food and beverage service available.  Doors to the loft open at 6pm and the film will start at 6:30pm.  See more info at: Thesafesideofthefence.com.  This weekend PVB will have the very popular dance band Gas, Food and Lodging returning to rock the loft Friday and Saturday, so you can pick and choose your night.  Bret Gordon, Steve Byers and the gang put on a great show.  Music starts at 8:30pm both evenings. 

 

This week at the First National: Come out for Karaoke on Tuesday with KJ Ash and Jareth with drink specials starting at 10pm. Wednesday Night is beer pong night! Thursday is Open Mic. Stop in to play a set or just enjoy local musicians with Irish drink specials all day long.  Live music this Saturday with Jake Kratochvil and The Foggy Goggles! A mixture of covers and original tunes starting at 9pm. No cover!

 

The Pocatello Elks Lodge will be hosting their “Trash or Treasure” antique appraising event on May 6, from 5 to 8 pm.  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 $4.00 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.

 

Tuesday April 19

Edge Salon and Spa and PV's Uncorked on Main join together for Earth Month!  On Saturday, join them at 138 N. Main St. at 6:30pm for a special event featuring wine tasting, light appetizers, hand and chair massages.  Donations from the evening will go to Idaho Rivers United (IRU).  IRU is a conservation organization representing all who love the freedom, adventure and solitude of Idaho's rivers.... Connecting beauty, environment and well-being all in the name of Earth Month! Call PV’s Uncorked on Main for further information and to secure your reservation at 208-233-1322.

 

Time for Ice Cream!  Did you know Old Town Ice Cream and Candy serves Reed’s Dairy Ice Cream?  Enjoy that famous ice cream on a cone, in a milkshake or in a sundae.  Lots of flavors to choose from with delicious toppings.  With warm weather ahead, plan now to stop and visit Old Town Ice Cream and Candy located at 101 N. Main St., inside The Paris Building.

 

Save up to $250 on select Frigidaire Gallery® Smudge-Proof™ appliances during the Spring Cleaning Event at Dell’s Home Appliance and Mattress Center.  Shop local and buy local at Dell’s, conveniently located at 355 E. Center St.

 

The Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market is now open at their new location, 308 E. Center St.  The Co-op is expanding!  Stop in and see their new store and learn all about their new Farm Table Café. 

 

Parfive, 123 N. Main St., is the perfect place for your next private party or event! This venue has an incredible ambiance, private bar area, golf simulator room, multiple lounge rooms, and attentive staff members that provide wonderful customer service. You will not be disappointed!  Don't drink? No problem! Did you know Parfive is willing and able to close down the bar area to accommodate your needs for your private party/event? they will work to make your party/event work.  Stop by for a free tour and consultation or call 208-339-4464 today for more information.

 

The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main St., is now featuring a drop-in pottery studio open Thursday through Sunday.  You glaze a chosen bisque and they kiln fire your creation.  No experience necessary.  If you haven’t attended one of Grape Van Gogh’s painting events, take a look at their calendar and  make  plans to paint your very own creation.  All supplies are provided.  BYO beer and wine for adults events, too.  Visit www.grapevangogh.com for a complete list of upcoming events and be sure to “Like” them on Facebook, too!

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., is currently featuring a Regional Photography Exhibit that is spectacular. The exhibit is hosted by the Portneuf Valley Photographic Society and has examples of superior photography in several areas. The photography show is well worth your time to stop in and experience the beautiful work of area master photographers.  The Art Center is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm.  Look for the blue awning on the right side of the street. The show will be on display through April 27. New Members are always welcome and classes in oil painting, water colors, porcelain painting, jewelry making, and photography are available.  Come join the Art Center and be inspired. 

 

During the month of April, relax and rejuvenate with a couples massage at Pocatello Massage Therapy, 315 W. Center St.  Therapists Corey Leafty and Jamie Kowalski invite you to make an appointment today by visiting www.pocatellomassagetherapy.com.  Make your appointment online and receive a $10 discount.  Just use coupon code "Couples2016" when booking.  Sunday appointments are available. Reservations are required. Book online today! 

 

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st Ave., is featuring new this week retro posters. These are one offs and misprints from 1968. Most are in excellent condition and would be a great addition to any collection or great for wall art.  There is always something interesting at Second Time Around.  Stop in today!

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open their season on Saturday May 7, at 9am.  In preparation for another successful summer, the Market Board of Directors will host a vendors meeting on Saturday, beginning at 11am in the conference room on the second floor of the Newberry Building, 160 N. Main St.  All vendors, both returning and those interested in becoming a vendor at this year’s Market are invited to attend.  Vendor applications and information is also available now at www.pvfm.info

 

Excel Weight Loss Solutions, 845 W. Center, will be hosting a Health Fair on Tuesday April 26, from 6:00am to 9:30am.  A variety of testing will be available including a $40 health panel.  For more information and reserve your spot call 208-233-0593 today.

 

Time is running out to register for the 4th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge coming to Old Town on Saturday, April 30.  Register to compete as SEICAA and Old Town Pocatello host this four person race sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to race your way through Old Town.  Along the course you will encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Test your mettle against other invasive runners and win great prizes and bragging rights.  Visit www.pokyurbaninvasion.com for details and for registration.  Don’t wait, we can only accept 100 teams. 

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  Friday night will host the fantastic Sons of Bannock rocking the Loft with their own brand of authentic Idaho originals.  These guys put on a great show and are very fun to dance to, so get there early for a good seat.  Saturday night if you are looking for a mellow acoustic night come down and enjoy the easy listening guitar and vocals by Scott Balsai. Music starts at 8:30pm both evenings.  

Tuesday April 12

The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main St., is now featuring a drop-in pottery studio open Thursday through Sunday.  You glaze a chosen bisque and they kiln fire your creation.  No experience necessary.  If you haven’t attended one of Grape Van Gogh’s painting events, take a look at their calendar and  make  plans to paint your very own creation.  All supplies are provided.  BYO beer and wine for adults events, too.  Visit www.grapevangogh.com for a complete list of upcoming events and be sure to “Like” them on Facebook, too!

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., is currently featuring a Regional Photography Exhibit that is spectacular. The exhibit is hosted by the Portneuf Valley Photographic Society and has examples of superior photography in several areas. The photography show is well worth your time to stop in and experience the beautiful work of area master photographers.  The Art Center is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm.  Look for the blue awning on the right side of the street. The show will be on display through April 27. New Members are always welcome and classes in oil painting, water colors, porcelain painting, jewelry making, and photography are available.  Come join the Art Center and be inspired. 

 

During the month of April, relax and rejuvenate with a couples massage at Pocatello Massage Therapy, 315 W. Center St.  Therapists Corey Leafty and Jamie Kowalski invite you to make an appointment today by visiting www.pocatellomassagetherapy.com.  Make your appointment online and receive a $10 discount.  Just use coupon code "Couples2016" when booking.  Sunday appointments are available. Reservations are required. Book online today! 

 

Citizens Community Bank will be hosting a community document shredding event and free barbeque lunch on Friday, April 15.  From 11am to 1pm the branch located at 280 S. Arthur will have a shred truck on site.  Enjoy lunch while you watch your documents be shredded.  You are welcome to bring all of your documents, as long as the stack of boxes is no taller than you.  Thank you Citizens Community Bank for your service to our community!  

 

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st Ave., is featuring new this week Peach Luster-ware coffee and espresso sets.  These are great vintage sets in perfect condition.  They also have a large number of matching wine bottles for crafting.  This week only, 10% off couches and sofa sets when you mention this article.

 

If there is a wedding or prom in your future, it’s time to stop in at Katz Kreations & Crafts located at  362 N. Main.  Katz features great packages including arches, cake tables, lighted fountains, backdrops, and more.  Katz features new beautiful 2016 designer wedding gowns, bridesmaids gowns and prom dresses.  Gowns start at $29 and go to $199, that’s bottom line wholesale pricing.  Stop in and take a look at the selection and the really great deals and steals at Katz!

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open their season on Saturday May 7, at 9am.  In preparation for another successful summer, the Market Board of Directors will host a vendors meeting on Saturday April 23, beginning at 11am in the conference room on the second floor of the Newberry Building, 160 N. Main St.  All vendors, both returning and those interested in becoming a vendor at this year’s Market are invited to attend.  Vendor applications and information is also available now at www.pvfm.info

 

Excel Weight Loss Solutions, 845 W. Center, will be hosting a Health Fair on Tuesday April 26, from 6:00am to 9:30am.  A variety of testing will be available including a $40 health panel.  For more information and reserve your spot call 208-233-0593 today.

 

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge coming to Old Town on Saturday, April 30.  Register to compete as SEICAA and Old Town Pocatello host this four person race sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to race your way through Old Town.  Along the course you will encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Test your mettle against other invasive runners and win great prizes and bragging rights.  Registration discounts are now available.  Visit www.pokyurbaninvasion.com for details and for registration.  Don’t wait, we can only accept 100 teams. 

 

Live Music and More!

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  This weekend PVB has two great bands on tap for your entertainment.  Friday night the very popular bluegrass band, Portneuf Gap returns.  Saturday night our good friend Lucas Bunzow is performing with his new band, Foggy Goggles.  These ski bums will be in to kick down some awesome acoustic folk rock reminiscent of Jack Johnson.  If you have a large group, call ahead for reservations.  Otherwise, get in early for dinner and the show.  Music starts at 8:30pm both evenings. 

 

This week at the First National:  Wednesday enjoy beer pong with DJ Ash, 10pm-close. Thursday evening the First National welcomes musical performers to play on the stage from 9pm to 1am.  On Saturday, live music with local folk/country band Smith Sisters! Evan Norman will be playing some tunes and opening up the stage at 9pm. There will be no cover.

 

Tuesday April 5

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Thank you to all who came out on Friday evening to enjoy First Friday Art Walk.  What a beautiful evening!  It looks like our first Second Chance Saturday was a hit as well.  Please mark your calendars for the First Friday and First Saturday of each month and plan to spend your time in Old Town Pocatello enjoying our art, music, food and fashion!

 

During the month of April, relax and rejuvenate with a couples massage at Pocatello Massage Therapy, 315 W. Center St.  Therapists Corey Leafty and Jamie Kowalski invite you to make an appointment today by visiting www.pocatellomassagetherapy.com.  Make your appointment online and receive a $10 discount.  Just use coupon code "Couples2016" when booking.  Sunday appointments are available. Reservations are required. Book online today! 

 

The Idaho Water Color Society will be holding a special class using brusho crystals on watercolor and yupo papers at 7pm on Wednesday, at the Pocatello Art Center. Please contact Georgia Orwick, georgia4art@gmail.com for more information. There will be a nominal fee for some supplies. This class will help you develop your watercolor skills and paintings will be critiqued at this session. Come and enjoy this informative workshop.

 

Have you ever wanted to learn to draw portraits? The Pocatello Art Center has exciting portrait classes starting this week.  These classes are taught by Danene Taysom and are designed to work with individual students needs, skills and interests. The classes for April will be April 6,13,20,and 27th, on Wednesdays with your choice of class times of 3-5pm or 7- 9 pm. Classes will be available for $65 for members of the Art Center and $75 for non-members. These classes will continue for four months and you will be able to pay monthly. Contact the Pocatello Art Center at 232-0970 to register or danene@danenetaysom.com for more information. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to develop your skills and observation of the great variety of beautiful faces which surround us.

 

Citizens Community Bank will be hosting a community document shredding event and free barbeque lunch on Friday, April 15.  From 11am to 1pm the branch located at 280 S. Arthur will have a shred truck on site.  Enjoy lunch while you watch your documents be shredded.  You are welcome to bring all of your documents, as long as the stack of boxes is no taller than you.  Thank you Citizens Community Bank for your service to our community!  

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open their season on Saturday May 7, at 9am.  In preparation for another successful summer, the Market Board of Directors will host a vendors meeting on Saturday April 23, beginning at 11am in the conference room on the second floor of the Newberry Building, 160 N. Main St.  All vendors, both returning and those interested in becoming a vendor at this year’s Market are invited to attend.  Vendor applications and information is also available now at www.pvfm.info

 

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge coming to Old Town on Saturday, April 30.  Register to compete as SEICAA and Old Town Pocatello host this four person race sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to race your way through Old Town.  Along the course you will encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Test your mettle against other invasive runners and win great prizes and bragging rights.  Registration discounts are now available.  Visit www.pokyurbaninvasion.com for details and for registration.  Don’t wait, we can only accept 100 teams. 

 

This week at the First National:  Wednesday enjoy beer pong with DJ Ash, 10pm-close. Thursday evening the First National welcomes musical performers to play on the stage from 9pm to 1am.  On Friday, kick back with the super funky, psychedelic pop band Snoozy Moon for their album release party! The Nash will also be featuring local band Hot Pursuit along with Leafraker.  Show starts at 9pm and there is no cover.

 

Tuesday March 29

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

The April First Friday Art Walk is coming to Old Town this Friday!  If you haven’t enjoyed a First Friday Art Walk, what are you waiting for?  Old Town is alive with crowds of visitors on the first Friday of each month from 5-8pm. Don't miss this opportunity to view and experience art by local artists as well as regional and national artists. The walk includes over twenty businesses, restaurants and galleries, some with art on display, some with the artist on hand and some providing a live demonstration. Refreshments are always available. You may also find live music along the way. All local residents and visitors are welcome. There is no charge to attend monthly Art Walks. Art Walk guides will be available at www.oldtownpocatello.com on Thursday.

 

Introducing Second Chance Saturday!  If you can’t make it to First Friday Art Walk, we understand. Life gets busy, so we’ve added another chance to experience our downtown art community and it’s called Second Chance Saturday!  Many of the locations that host artists for First Friday Art Walk will continue their monthly art celebration the Saturday following First Friday Art Walk.  During regular business hours enjoy the art stroll complete with some artists on hand and refreshments along the way.

 

The Orange and Black Store has moved just down the block to 103 South Main.  They are open their regular store hours and will be open for Art Walk to celebrate their move with guest artist Sheri Covert, refreshments and specials throughout the store!

 

The Rocky Mountain Writers Festival will return to Pocatello this week.  On Wednesday, enjoy Krishna Strong hosting poetry, prose and singer songwriters at Portneuf Valley Brewing.  On Thursday, the College Market will feature host Kelly Ricken hosting poetry & prose with ISU and the College Neighborhood.  On Friday, Main Street Coffee & News will feature April Fools Open Mic Night.  Leslie Leek will host the event and invites all readers, writers and singer/songwriters to perform for five minutes.  All styles, experienced or not, young or old, are welcome.  Bring extra material in care there is open time.  On Saturday, Old Town Ice Cream will feature Will Petersen hosting readers from Nampa with Death Rattle and some locals too.  Pull those wadded up poems from your pocket.  Crack open the old notebook full of heartache and angst and come celebrate the spirit of writers past and present who have been part of the festival for the past 26 or maybe 27 years.  All performances begin at 7pm.  Registration of the April Fools Open Mic Night will begin at 6:30pm.  There is no admission to these events.  Just bring a creative spirit, support and a sense of adventure.   

 

During the April First Friday Art Walk on Friday April 1, the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., will host a show sponsored by the Portneuf Valley Photographic Society. This is a judged show and area photographers will be competing for best of show with their favorite photographs. There will be a photographic open house for families and friends of photographers on Thursday March 31, from 6-8:30 pm.  The Art Center would also like to remind you that membership in the Photographic Society and the Art Center are available to all who are interested.

 

The Pocatello Elks Lodge will be hosting their “Trash or Treasure” antique appraising event on April 1st from 5 to 8 pm.  Do you have an old toy or family heirloom?  Bring your small/medium sized items to be appraised.  Local area antique dealers will be on hand and have a collected 80 years of antiquing experience and are affiliated with several antique stores  in Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  There will be no buying or selling of items as this event is for appraisals only.  A charge of $4.00 will enable you to bring up to 3 items to be appraised.  Please limit your “treasures” to only 3 in order to reduce wait times for everyone.  Bring your hand-carry items to the Elks Lounge, from the parking lot, enter in the main back door and go downstairs.  This event will coincided with First Friday Art Walk.  Dinner from a wide selection from the kitchen menu will be available.  All proceeds for this event will go to the various Elks Veterans and Youth charities.

 

Katz Kreationz and Crafts would like to let all the beading and jewelry crafters know that they have the left over inventory from Mind Your Own Beadness now in their store at 362 N. Main. So if you are looking for the quality beading supplies from Mind Your Own Beadness, get down to Katz for some super buys!  Katz is also offering all brides a great rental rate on arches, fountains and cake tables starting at $100 for the bundle. Let Katz help you create the wedding of your dreams at our one stop wedding shop.

 

A beginning digital photography 4-week class will start on Thursday, April 7 and continue on the 14, 21, and 28th at Pocatello Art Center.  The classes will run from 5pm-7pm.  The instructor is Richard Albright.  This course will show students how to best use their digital cameras. Interested students should pre-register and pay fees at the Art Center. Call 232-0970 or 233-1066 for more information.  Each class size will be limited to 10 students.

 

The Idaho Water Color Society will be holding a special class using brusho crystals on watercolor and yupo papers at 7pm Wednesday, April 6 at the Pocatello Art Center. Please contact Georgia Orwick, georgia4art@gmail.com for more information. There will be a nominal fee for some supplies. This class will help you develop your watercolor skills and paintings will be critiqued at this session. Come and enjoy this informative workshop.

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open their season on Saturday May 7, at 9am.  In preparation for another successful summer, the Market Board of Directors will host a vendors meeting on Saturday April 23, beginning at 11am in the conference room on the second floor of the Newberry Building, 160 N. Main St.  All vendors, both returning and those interested in becoming a vendor at this year’s Market are invited to attend.  Vendor applications and information is also available now at www.pvfm.info

 

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge coming to Old Town on Saturday, April 30.  Register to compete as SEICAA and Old Town Pocatello host this four person race sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to race your way through Old Town.  Along the course you will encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Test your mettle against other invasive runners and win great prizes and bragging rights.  Registration discounts are now available.  Visit www.pokyurbaninvasion.com for details and for registration.  Don’t wait, we can only accept 100 teams. 

 

Live Music, Food and More!

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  No fooling, Friday is not only April Fool’s Day, but also First Friday Art Walk.  Come on down to PVB and check out the cool new art by Careen Horneker in the dining room and dance your socks off Friday night to Soul Full of Blues. Saturday night Shawn and The Marauders return to rock the Loft. Both put on shows you won't want to miss!  Don’t forget PVB serves a fantastic brunch on Saturdays and Sundays!

 

This week at the First National:  Wednesday enjoy beer pong with DJ Ash, 10pm-close. Thursday evening the First National welcomes musical performers to play on the stage from 9pm to 1am.  On Friday, stop in to finish up your Art Walk with DJ D'Beau. He'll be spinning vinyl from 10pm to close.  And on Saturday, The Eclectics and one man band Tom Murphy will put on a great show beginning at 9pm with no cover.

 

Tuesday March 22

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Happy Spring and Happy Spring Break!  As the weather begins to warm, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy your downtown.   Come spend the day.  Visit the Museum of Clean, enjoy a wonderful meal and get out and do some walking.  We have a walking tour guide available at the office, 420 N. Main St., or print a copy from our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com.  Do some shopping along the way.  You never know what treasures you will find in the historic heart of Pocatello.

 

During the April First Friday Art Walk on Friday April 1, the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., will host a show sponsored by the Portneuf Valley Photographic Society. This is a judged show and area photographers will be competing for best of show with their favorite photographs. There will be a photographic open house for families and friends of photographers on Thursday March 31, from 6-8:30 pm.  The Art Center would also like to remind you that membership in the Photographic Society and the Art Center are available to all who are interested.

 

A beginning digital photography 4-week class will start on Thursday, April 7 and continue on the 14, 21, and 28th at Pocatello Art Center.  The classes will run from 5pm-7pm.  The instructor is Richard Albright.  This course will show students how to best use their digital cameras. Interested students should pre-register and pay fees at the Art Center. Call 232-0970 or 233-1066 for more information.  Each class size will be limited to 10 students.

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st, is featuring towels, sheets and aprons, from an estate sale in the store this week.   All blankets and all winter clothing are featured on a close out sale with some up to 50% off.  This is the last week to get your free baskets for the kids.  As always, Second Time Around has free coffee and cookies for shoppers.

 

The American Legion Family of Pocatello will be holding its Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, March 25.  There will be a  Social Hour starting at 6pm with Dinner being served at 7pm.  Tickets are $23 and they will be serving Prime Rib and Grilled Chicken.  Please RSVP to G.A. "Woody" Woodman at 208-589-3108 or at woody@americanlegionpost4.com no later than March 23.

 

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will open their season on Saturday May 7, at 9am.  In preparation for another successful summer, the Market Board of Directors will host a vendors meeting on Saturday April 23, beginning at 11am in the conference room on the second floor of the Newberry Building, 160 N. Main St.  All vendors, both returning and those interested in becoming a vendor at this year’s Market are invited to attend.  Vendor applications and information is also available now at www.pvfm.info

 

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge coming to Old Town on Saturday, April 30.  Register to compete as SEICAA and Old Town Pocatello host this four person race sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to race your way through Old Town.  Along the course you will encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Test your mettle against other invasive runners and win great prizes and bragging rights.  Registration discounts are now available.  Visit www.pokyurbaninvasion.com for details and for registration.  Don’t wait, we can only accept 100 teams. 

 

Live Music, Food and More!

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  The patio is open!  If you want to avoid the crowds, Spring Break is a great week to visit PVB for a slice of your own private Idaho.  Stop in to in enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner.  This weekend PVB will have Best by Yesterday rocking The Loft both Friday and Saturday night.  The band puts on a great show, so grab your dancing shoes and come on down for dinner and the show.

 

With rain in the forecast at times this week, you can still improve your golf game.  Schedule a tee time at Parfive Indoor Golf Lounge, 123 N. Main St., and enjoy indoor golf in a relaxing, beautiful, and dry atmosphere.  Call 339-4464 today.

 

Tuesday March 15

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

If you are a beer lover, I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy our 6th Annual Gate City Brewfest on Saturday.  With forty local and regional brewers represented, it was a successful event, not only in Old Town, but for our entire community.  There were many visitors from out of town that stayed in our hotels, enjoyed meals in our restaurants and purchased gas and other items throughout Pocatello and Chubbuck!

 

Thank you to the participating locations that hosted brewers during Gate City Brewfest:  Hooligans, The Elks Lodge, First National Bar, Portneuf Valley Brewing, Center Street Club House, The Office Bar, Club Charleys, Efresh, The Odyssey, The Bridge, Flipside Lounge, Parfive, Bourbon Barrel Bar, Villanos Italian, PV’s Uncorked on Main, Oasis Bar, Grecian Key Restaurant and the Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market.  To the 124 volunteers that helped make the event a success, thank you!  Mark your calendars for next year. The second Saturday in March will be March 11, 2017 and Gate City Brewfest will be back!

 

If you are a wine lover and would like to see a wine event similar to Gate City Brewfest, mark your calendars now.  On July 16, we will be hosting the first Old Town Wine Walk.  Fashioned after Brewfest, Wine Walk will feature appetizers and wine tasting.  Tickets will go on sale soon.  Please watch for additional information as we prepare to host another great event for our community!

 

News from the Pocatello Art Center:  The High School Art Show was a huge success at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 North Main. There are still dozens of wonderful art creations by area high school students on display.  For a pleasant morning or afternoon, come by and enjoy.  The Art Center is open from 10am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.  Admission to the gallery is free to the public.  The show will be on exhibit through March 24.

 

Katz Kreationz & Crafts, 364 N. Main, would like to thank all those that participated in the Idaho Bridal Fair on March 5.  In keeping with the air of the fair, Katz is offering 20% off all booked services and store owned rentals on arches, fountains, linens and more. Whether you need one thing, everything, or help with DYI projects Katz has it all.  Stop in or calll 226-4834 and book your consultation today.

 

The American Legion Family of Pocatello will be holding its Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, March 25.  There will be a  Social Hour starting at 6pm with Dinner being served at 7pm.  Tickets are $23 and they will be serving Prime Rib and Grilled Chicken.  Please RSVP to G.A. "Woody" Woodman at 208-589-3108 or at woody@americanlegionpost4.com no later than March 23.

 

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge coming to Old Town on Saturday, April 30.  Register to compete as SEICAA and Old Town Pocatello host this four person race sponsored by ERA The Brokerage and Guild Mortgage.  Grab your three most adventure seeking friends and register your team to race your way through Old Town.  Along the course you will encounter 20 crazy obstacles built by local businesses and organizations.  Test your mettle against other invasive runners and win great prizes and bragging rights.  Registration discounts are now available.  Visit www.pokyurbaninvasion.com for details and for registration.  Don’t wait, we can only accept 100 teams. 

 

Live Music, Food and More!

 

It's "Get Your Green On Week" in Old Town. This week our pubs, bars and restaurants will feature Irish drink specials, beer specials and delicious menu items for lunch and dinner! Put your green on and come shop, dine and play in Old Town Pocatello this week!  Have a very Happy and Safe St. Patrick’s Day!

 

Tuesday March 8

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Thank you to all who came out on Friday evening for First Friday Art Walk!  What a wonderful evening and a great crowd.  Please remember, we host Art Walk every month on the First Friday from 5-8pm.  Next month we will be introducing a new Saturday event called Second Chance Saturday.  Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

 

Thank you to all the brides, grooms and engaged couples that attended the Idaho Bridal Fair 2016 on Saturday!  Again, a wonderfully successful event.  Many thanks to all of the local businesses who came out to showcase their products and services and to the sponsors that made Idaho Bridal Fair possible:  Molinelli’s Jewelers, Idaho State Journal, Red Lion Hotel Pocatello, KZBQ, KORR 104, MAGIK 102.5, KSEI, KOUU, Muse Boutique Salon & Spa and Old Town Pocatello.

 

Gate City Brewfest will take place in Old Town Pocatello on Saturday!  Tickets are available on-line at www.gatecitybrewfest.com, in person at the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, 326 S. Main St., or at the door on Saturday at Hooligans, First National, The Elks Lodge, or at Portneuf Valley Brewing.  From 1pm to 6pm, sample 75+ handcrafted beers from 41 brewers who will be visiting our community.  Enjoy great food and live entertainment, too. This is the beer tasting event of the year, so plan now and don’t miss it!  Thank you to the participating locations that will be hosting brewers for the event:  Hooligans, The Elks Lodge, First National Bar, Portneuf Valley Brewing, Center Street Club House, The Office Bar, Club Charleys, Efresh, The Odyssey, The Bridge, Flipside Lounge, Parfive, Bourbon Barrel Bar, Villanos Italian, PV’s Uncorked on Main, Oasis Bar, Grecian Key Restaurant and the Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market. 

 

After Gate City Brewfest, plan to stay in Old Town to enjoy a delicious dinner.  Our restaurants will be open and welcome all of our visitors to enjoy the selection of international cuisine found in the historic heart of Pocatello.

 

NeighborWorks Pocatello is proud to be facilitating a leadership development training beginning in March.  They believe that it takes a community to improve a community, and it takes individuals who are well equipped to lead improvement efforts and make change. Now, thanks to a grant from NeighborWorks America, NeighborWorks Pocatello is offering a training to equip people with those skills. This comprehensive training is based on 10 years of experience instilling in people the skills necessary to work with a group to make change. Jeff Hough, Director of ISU Workforce Training, will facilitate the training and ensure that participants have a good time as they learn these important skills. Classes will be held March 8th,15th, 29th, April 5th, and 12th from 5:30 to 7:30-with dinner provided. There is a $25 fee to help cover the cost of food, with scholarships available upon request. Transportation and childcare can be provided upon request and with advanced notice. Registration forms can be found online at www.nwpocatello.org, or at the NeighborWorks Pocatello office located at 206 N. Arthur. Deadline for registration is March 7th, but spots are limited. 

 

The Idaho Watercolor Society is featuring an exhibit by Barb North, Marilyn Smith and Georgia Orwick at the Idaho Museum of Natural History on the ISU Campus at 698 E. Dillon Street. It is called Exhibit of Fish in the Classroom and the Folkways of the Snake River. The exhibition will continue through May 2016. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., has Danene Taysom teaching a "Loosen Up Color " class for intermediate water color artists though March. Classes will be in two sessions Wednesdays 3-5pm or 7-9pm.   For less experienced artists there will be a "Beginning Oil Painting" class taught by Gabrielle Sivitz starting Monday, March 28th at 7-9pm.  For those interested in developing their skills, there is a live model sketching time every Monday from 1-4pm. For all of these classes, call the art center at 232-0970 for more information or to enroll.

 

The American Legion Pocatello Post 4 regular monthly meeting will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N Johnson.  Enjoy the best Rib Eye Steak Dinner in town for only $14.  Steak Night with the American Legion is Friday, from 5 to 7pm also at  the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building.  The public is invited.  And, the American Legion Family of Pocatello will be holding its Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, March 25th.  There will be a  Social Hour starting at 6pm with Dinner being served at 7pm.  Tickets are $23 and they will be serving Prime Rib and Grilled Chicken.  Please RSVP to G.A. "Woody" Woodman at 208-589-3108 or at woody@americanlegionpost4.com no later than March 23rd.

 

Live Music, Food and More!

 

The Bridge will be hosting Gate City Brewfest on Saturday with the band Better Than Beer performing live.  Be sure to stop in.

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing has an action packed weekend ahead.  Friday night Soul Full of Blues returns with their great mix of rock and blues.  Great dance band!  Saturday PVB will be hosting Gate City Brewfest from 1pm-6pm up in The Loft with a great line up of new beers on tap for you to sample.  They will have Runestone performing in The Loft from 4pm-6pm to liven things up a bit and Saturday evening will feature a new duo called The Fiddler and The Farmer performing bluegrass.  Shelby Murdock is the fiddler and you can check out her website at shelbyrae.org for more information.

 

This week at the First National:  Wednesday is Beer Pong Night from 10pm to close with DJ Ash. Thursday is Open Mic Night, 9pm to close with Irish drink specials all day.  Saturday the First National will be hosting Gate City Brewfest from 1-6pm. Make sure and swing by The Nash and check out the awesome musicians they’ve got lined up including: Jacob Peck, Sherrod Parkhouse & Chris Williams, The Smith Sisters, Feral Felonious, and The Eclectics! Later that night catch Legends Fade and Scarlet Canary will be opening! Show starts at 9pm with no cover.

 

 

Tuesday March 1

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

First Friday Art Walk will be held in locations throughout Old Town on Friday.  Plan now to spend the evening downtown enjoying our art community.  The event guide will be available on our website on Thursday, www.oldtownpocatello.com.

 

Welcome Vintage Vinyl and Antiques!  This new business will be opening on Friday at 100 N. Main St.  Be sure to stop in during First Friday Art Walk.

 

The Pocatello Elks Lodge will be hosting their “Trash or Treasure” antique appraising event on Friday from 5 to 8 pm.  Local area antique dealers will be on hand to appraise and assess small  antiques.  These experienced dealers have a collected 80 years of antiquing experience and are affiliated with several antique stores  in Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  There will be no buying or selling of items as this event is for appraisals only.  A charge of $4.00 will enable you to bring up to 3 items to be appraised.  Please limit your “treasures” to only 3 in order to reduce wait times for everyone.  Bring your hand-carry items to the Elks Lounge, 410 S. Main, from the parking lot enter in the main back door and go downstairs.  Dinner from a wide selection from the kitchen menu will be available.  All proceeds for this event will go to the various Elks Veterans and Youth charities.

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers presents Idaho Bridal Fair 2016 on Saturday.  Brides and engaged couples from across the region are invited to the Pocatello Red Lion Hotel to visit with representatives from businesses who offer everything needed to plan the perfect wedding.  Dresses, flowers, cakes, photographers, and more from 10am to 4pm.  Those engaged should pre-register at www.idahobridalfair.com to be eligible to win wonderful prizes throughout the day.  Registration is free and so is admission to the show.  If you have a wedding in your future, don’t miss Idaho Bridal Fair. Vendor registration is also open. Booth space and vendor information is available at www.idahobridalfair.com.  Many thanks to the sponsors that make Idaho Bridal Fair possible:  Molinelli’s Jewelers, Idaho State Journal, Red Lion Hotel Pocatello, KZBQ, KORR 104, MAGIK 102.5, KSEI, KOUU, Muse Boutique Salon & Spa and Old Town Pocatello.

 

Gate City Brewfest is just two weeks away.  Do you have your tickets yet?  Tickets are available on-line at www.gatecitybrewfest.com or in person at the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, 326 S. Main St.  The 6th Annual Gate City Brewfest, is returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 12. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 75+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment throughout Old Town. This is the beer tasting event of the year, so plan now and don’t miss it!  Thank you to the participating locations that will be hosting brewers for the event:  Hooligans, The Elks Lodge, First National Bar, Portneuf Valley Brewing, Center Street Club House, The Office Bar, Club Charleys, Efresh, The Odyssey, The Bridge, Flipside Lounge, Parfive, Bourbon Barrel Bar, Villanos Italian, PV’s Uncorked on Main, Oasis Bar, Grecian Key Restaurant and the Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market. 

 

Have you always wanted to try art , take a class, or develop your sketching skills?  The Pocatello Art Center has three pay-as-you-go classes for the month of March. On Tuesdays Bob Beason teaches, all media 10-12 noon. Wednesdays Karen Wardle teaches oil painting from 10am-Noon.  And, on Thursdays Penny Wolf is in the studio from 1-4 pm. You take your own supplies and enjoy the company of artists of all skill levels. The classes are $12.50 per session. These classes are open to the general public and you are welcome to attend and enjoy the fun of learning new skills.  

 

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st, is featuring clip on vintage earrings and vintage scarves all from the 1960's thru the 90's.  Stop in to view the great selection, with free coffee and cookies.

 

NeighborWorks Pocatello is proud to be facilitating a leadership development training beginning in March.  They believe that it takes a community to improve a community, and it takes individuals who are well equipped to lead improvement efforts and make change. Now, thanks to a grant from NeighborWorks America, NeighborWorks Pocatello is offering a training to equip people with those skills. This comprehensive training is based on 10 years of experience instilling in people the skills necessary to work with a group to make change. Jeff Hough, Director of ISU Workforce Training, will facilitate the training and ensure that participants have a good time as they learn these important skills. Classes will be held March 8th,15th, 29th, April 5th, and 12th from 5:30 to 7:30-with dinner provided. There is a $25 fee to help cover the cost of food, with scholarships available upon request. Transportation and childcare can be provided upon request and with advanced notice. Registration forms can be found online at www.nwpocatello.org, or at the NeighborWorks Pocatello office located at 206 N. Arthur. Deadline for registration is March 7th, but spots are limited. 

 

Live Music & More!

 

This week at the First National:  Wednesday is Beer Pong Night from 10pm to close with DJ Ash. Thursday is Open Mic Night, 9pm to close with Irish drink specials all day.  Friday night will feature Vinyl Night with DJ D’Beau, 11pm-close.  On Saturday catch local band Paper Apes and Salt Lake City based Late Night Savior. Show starts at 9pm with no cover.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing: On Thursday PVB will host The Humanities Cafe in the Loft with doors opening at 6pm with light appetizers being served.  The program for this month is on Gender, Sexuality and Identity and will begin at 6:30pm.  Beverage service will be available from the bar as well.  Friday is First Friday Art Walk with a new art show in the dining room.  Nicole Isakson, the beautiful and talented lead singer formerly with Hillbilly Delux has started a fantastic new band named KIN.  They will be performing both Friday and Saturday nights.  Nicole has an awesome voice and a great band backing her up.  Grab your dancing shoes and come on down for a great show.

 

Tuesday February 23

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers presents Idaho Bridal Fair 2016!  Idaho’s premier bridal show is returning to Pocatello on Saturday, March 5. Brides and engaged couples from across the region are invited to the Pocatello Red Lion Hotel to visit with representatives from businesses who offer everything needed to plan the perfect wedding.  Dresses, flowers, cakes, photographers, and more from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 5.  Those engaged should pre-register at www.idahobridalfair.com to be eligible to win wonderful prizes throughout the day.  Registration is free and so is admission to the show.  If you have a wedding in your future, don’t miss Idaho Bridal Fair. Vendor registration is also open. Booth space and vendor information is available at www.idahobridalfair.com.  Many thanks to the sponsors that make Idaho Bridal Fair possible:  Molinelli’s Jewelers, Idaho State Journal, Red Lion Hotel Pocatello, KZBQ, KORR 104, MAGIK 102.5, KSEI, KOUU, Muse Boutique Salon & Spa and Old Town Pocatello.

 

Gate City Brewfest is just a couple weeks away.  Do you have your tickets yet?  Tickets are available on-line at www.gatecitybrewfest.com or in person at the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, 326 S. Main St.  The 6th Annual Gate City Brewfest, is returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 12. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 75+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment throughout Old Town. This is the beer tasting event of the year, so plan now and don’t miss it!  Thank you to the participating locations that will be hosting brewers for the event:  Hooligans, The Elks Lodge, First National Bar, Portneuf Valley Brewing, Center Street Club House, The Office Bar, Club Charleys, Efresh, The Odyssey, The Bridge, Flipside Lounge, Parfive, Bourbon Barrel Bar, Villanos Italian, PV’s Uncorked on Main, Oasis Bar, Grecian Key Restaurant and the Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market. 

 

Black Rail Antiques, 312 W. Center, has just received some new treasures…”Green Man” furniture. Throughout England, as medieval buildings rose, men carved faces into wood and stone. These small fantastic little men, peeped out from the carved foliage. The faces, in the midst of leaves, have been named the Green Man. Who was this man? Scholars have yet to find the answer. Although the green man appeared in England in the 1100’s, carved faces appeared throughout the Roman Empire much earlier. Each medieval mason put their own spin on the faces, which exhibited all kinds of expressions and human feelings. Sometimes they were friendly, other times, they were devilish.  In some carvings, the vines and foliage grow out of the nose, eyes, mouth or ears of the men. He represented seasons or simply imaginary creatures. In the 1100’s, only 15 percent of England was still covered with the ancient forests. Instead, land boundaries were thick hedgerows of smaller trees and vines and scattered oaks. The Green Man faces emerged from leaves and vines representative of local flora. The most common leaves are the oaks and the hawthorn. Today, the Green Man can be found in many types of buildings, though primarily the churches, which survived the Reformation. At Rosslyn Chapel, over 100 Green Men are carved into the walls. He also appeared on tombs because of the association with resurrection and renewal. Furniture makers used their chisels to carve the Green Man into English furniture, such as sideboards and desks. At the Black Rail Antique Store they have several examples of English Revival furniture featuring the Green Man including hutches, buffet, sideboard and a spectacular desk. Stop in and see them before they disappear.

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main, will host a free Macro Photography Class on March 12. The class will be from 10am to Noon unless folks are having a good time and need more time to practice. Anyone attending should bring their camera, a close up or macro function lens, and a tripod.  They will have some lights for people to use, and some subjects to photograph. Photographers may bring anything they want for Macro Photography, especially questions. The class will be lead by Ray Hales and all members and area photographers are invited to attend.

 

Photographer Richard Albright will be teaching a beginning digital photography 4-week class at the Pocatello Art Center.  The class starts on Thursday, March 3 and continues on March 11, 17 and 24 from 5pm to 7pm.  The course will show students how to best use their digital cameras. You will need to pre-register and pay fees at the Art Center.  Call 232-0970 or 233-1066 for more information.  Each class size will be limited to 10 students.

 

Live Music & More!

 

This week at the First National:  Wednesday is Beer Pong Night from 10pm to close with DJ Ash. Thursday is Open Mic Night,  9pm to close with Irish drink specials all day.  On Saturday, local band Feral Felonious will be rocking the stage along with Salt Lake City band, Westward.  Feral Felonious features Jareth Sampson on lead guitar and vocals, Philip Murphy on the harp, Terran Grubbs on the hand drums and John Heckler on bass. Show starts at 9pm with no cover.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  Hot Pursuit heats up the stage this Friday performing an eclectic mix of funk and rock. Saturday night Snoozy Moon returns performing a mix of jazz, rock and what they call "psychedelic weirdness".  Penny and crew extend a thank you for all of you that have been venturing down on Sundays for the Sunday brunch, afternoon munchies or dinner.  They appreciate your support in their efforts to expand your options for a LOCAL restaurant being open.  With all the new chain restaurants popping up, it makes it harder for the smaller local businesses to compete.  All of the nearly 30 employees at PVB truly appreciate your patronage!  Save the date for Saturday, March 12 for Gate City Brewfest. This giant beer tasting event is always a good time and PVB will have some great new beers on tap for the festival for you to try.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The Pocatello Elks Lodge will be hosting their “Trash or Treasure” antique appraising event on March 4, from 5 to 8 pm.  Local area antique dealers will be on hand to appraise and assess small  antiques.  These experienced dealers have a collected 80 years of antiquing experience and are affiliated with several antique stores  in Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  There will be no buying or selling of items as this event is for appraisals only.  A charge of $4.00 will enable you to bring up to 3 items to be appraised.  Please limit your “treasures” to only 3 in order to reduce wait times for everyone.  Bring your hand-carry items to the Elks Lounge, 410 S. Main, from the parking lot enter in the main back door and go downstairs.  This event will coincided with First Friday Art Walk.  Dinner from a wide selection from the kitchen menu will be available.  All proceeds for this event will go to the various Elks Veterans and Youth charities.

Tuesday February 16

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

Welcome Simplot Games!  For all of our visitors this week, the merchants of Old Town Pocatello invite you to come shop and dine this week in the historic heart of our community.  Old Town is the center for international cuisine with a variety of  restaurants, all locally owned and operated.  Our shops offer a unique collection of one of a kind items, art, jewelry, antiques, and of course a fantastic running store, Pocatello Running Company, on Main Street. For more information about Old Town, please visit our website at www.oldtownpocatello.com.  We hope you enjoy your visit and best of luck during the games!

 

Myers Anderson Architects has moved to the Historic Whitman Building, 122 S. Main. To commemorate the past, enjoy the present and look to the future, they will be hosting an open house celebration on Thursday, from 4:30-6:30pm.  Stop in to see the newly renovated main floor that now houses the World Headquarters of Myers Anderson Architects. Jerry Myers and Richard Creason along with their staff look forward to seeing you!

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., has received a grant from the Bistline Foundation to continue their legacy project. The Art Center will be photographing, putting on CD, displaying to the public and permanently archiving the biographies and artwork of artists and photographers who have passed. If you had a family member who devoted much of their life to their art and you would like to include them, please contact the Art Center at 232-0970. The process will include sending a biography and samples of work, by photo, to a committee that has been established.  For all of the details, please contact the Pocatello Art Center.

 

Katz Kreationz and Crafts, 362 N. Main, has held over their fabulous sale on all formal wear with the new 2016 designer line starting at just $39.00. Get in and get that dress of your dreams before this sale ends!  For all you DYI crafters, Katz is offering 10% off all craft supplies by mentioning you saw the offer in the Idaho State Journal.

 

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st, has cookies and coffee for their customers, and with every $5 purchase, receive a free basket.

 

Live Music & More!

 

This week at the First National:  Wednesday is Beer Pong Night with DJ Ash from 10pm to close. On Friday, dress up with big hair and rock apparel for a classic rock tribute band night with Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute band) and Defenders of the Faith (Judas Priest tribute band)! Doors open at 8pm with a $10 cover.  On Saturday, the First National Bar will have a case of Reggae Mylitis and the only remedy is DJ D'Beau!  Listen to the best of Reggae from 10pm-close. 

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  If you're looking for something a little different this week, PVB sure has it for you. Wednesday night the ISU Jazz band plays The Loft from 7pm - 9pm with no cover. Then on Friday Swagger will thrill us with their unique blend of Celtic Rock music.  On Saturday, PVB will switch things up with Opskamatrists, a ska band from Idaho Falls. Both bands will play the Loft from 8:30pm - 10:30pm. Whatever your taste, PVB has a little something for everyone.

PVB is now serving several gluten-free options like new wines, ciders, and GF beers. And, as an olive-branch to their non-micro drinkers, PVB also has Bud Light in bottles. Stop in and check out PVB this week!

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Join Family Services Alliance on February 25, 26, and 27, for the Obie Award-winning performance of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. Every dollar raised supports free counseling and advocacy services for victims of sexual violence living right here in Southeastern Idaho. You will love this show featuring a wildly divergent gathering of female voices. You will laugh, you will cry, you will support survivors of sexual assault and Family Services Alliance with your attendance! Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. Located in the Pocatello Elks Lodge #674 at 410 S. Main St. Mature material. Parental Guidance Advised. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door or pre-sale tickets are now available. For more information, contact Family Services Alliance at 208-232-0742.

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers presents Idaho Bridal Fair 2016!  Idaho’s premier bridal show is returning to Pocatello on Saturday, March 5. Brides and engaged couples from across the region are invited to the Pocatello Red Lion Hotel to visit with representatives from businesses who offer everything needed to plan the perfect wedding.  Dresses, flowers, cakes, photographers, and more from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 5.  Those engaged should pre-register at www.idahobridalfair.com to be eligible to win wonderful prizes throughout the day.  Registration is free and so is admission to the show.  If you have a wedding in your future, don’t miss Idaho Bridal Fair. Vendor registration is also open. Booth space and vendor information is available at www.idahobridalfair.com.  Many thanks to the sponsors that make Idaho Bridal Fair possible:  Molinelli’s Jewelers, Idaho State Journal, Red Lion Hotel Pocatello, KZBQ, KORR 104, MAGIK 102.5, KSEI, KOUU, Muse Boutique Salon & Spa and Old Town Pocatello.

 

Gate City Brewfest tickets are now available for purchase!  Buy on-line at www.gatecitybrewfest.com or in person at the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, 326 S. Main St.  The 6th Annual Gate City Brewfest, is returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 12. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 70+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment throughout Old Town. This is the beer tasting event of the year, so plan now and don’t miss it! 

Tuesday February 9

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!  The merchants and restaurants in Old Town Pocatello invite you to celebrate the day of love in the historic heart of Pocatello.  Gifts galore and delicious meals along with live music can be found throughout Old Town this weekend.  Keep your love local!  Shop and dine local this Valentine’s Day Week!

 

The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main, a hot new venue downtown, will be hosting several events and activities for Valentine's Day weekend. Public paint sessions will be hosted Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for children and adults. Events are appropriate for dates or singles. Adults (21+) have a BYO beer/wine option for the evening events. No experience necessary. All painting supplies provided. The Grape Van Gogh will also be hosting "Paint, Sip, and Soak" at the Lava Inn on Saturday. Dinner will be included. Details and online registration can be found on their website calendar at www.grapevangogh.com. Their Paint Your Own Pottery Studio is also open Thursday and Friday after 4:30pm, Saturday from 11am-9pm, and Valentine's Day (Sunday) from 1-5pm. 

 

KVUI-DT, East Idaho's Family Channel, is now broadcasting the MeTV Network over the air on 31.1 and on CableOne channel 9.  Broadcasting on Dish and DirectTV will be coming in the Spring. KVUI (K-View) is based in Old Town at 101 S. Main St., and will soon be producing a local interview program spotlighting positive people, places and events in our community.  To learn more about K-View, sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please contact Shelley at 208-233-2734.  Welcome K-View to the Old Town neighborhood and the Pocatello-Chubbuck community!

 

Myers Anderson Architects has moved to the Historic Whitman Building, 122 S. Main. To commemorate the past, enjoy the present and look to the future, they will be hosting an open house celebration on February 18 from 4:30-6:30pm.  Stop in to see the newly renovated main floor that now houses the World Headquarters of Myers Anderson Architects. Jerry Myers and Richard Creason along with their staff look forward to seeing you!

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., is offering three pay-as-you-go classes which are all media, $12.50 per session, bring your own materials and project and get the help you need to create a masterpiece: Bob Beason is teaching all media, Tuesday morning from 9am to Noon.  Karen Wardle teaches oil painting Wednesday morning from 9am to Noon.  Penny Wolf is teaching Thursday from 1pm to 4pm, animals and landscapes.  For a more in depth study, take a class from Danene Taysom to learn to handle color Wednesdays from 3 to 5pm or 7 to 9 pm. $75 for four sessions. For more information about any class or instructor, call the Art Center at 208-232-0970.

 

Katz Kreationz and Crafts, 362 N. Main, is excited to announce they have once again expanded!  The beading section of Katz has quadrupled with a new selection of fine quality beads, gemstones and jewelry making supplies. Katz are also expecting a new line of ceramics in the next couple of weeks. The wedding and event section has also been revamped and has expanded to fulfill your every need for that special occasion.  Katz has a beautiful selection of wedding, prom, and formals available for rent or sale. The new 2016 styles are out and Katz has them starting at $39.99. (Some restrictions apply) For those who love to paint ceramics, great news! They have a new local ceramics supplier and expect new pieces within the week!  With the expansion Katz is offering custom made gift baskets and silk floral arrangements, so get your orders in today for Valentine’s Day.

 

News from the American Legion:  The American Legion Pocatello Post 4 regular monthly meeting will be held at 7pm on Wednesday at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N Johnson.  Enjoy the best Rib Eye Steak Dinner in town for only $14.  Steak Night with the American Legion is this Friday from 5pm to 7pm at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building. The public is invited.  The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary are sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast to benefit their Girls and Boys State program from 7am to 11am on Saturday, February 20, at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building.  The public is invited to attend.  And, the American Legion Riders are hosting the Annual Winter Motorcycle Swap Meet from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, February 27, also at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building. There will be lunch available for $5 and a Chili Cook Off.  For more information about vendor tables please contact Woody at 208-589-3108.  The public is invited.

 

Second Time Around, 701 S. 1st, is featuring Office Supplies this week including beautiful antique oak desks, conference table, file cabinets, paper clips, envelopes, file holders and more.  Stop in and check out the selection!

 

Live Music & More!

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  PVB has a veritable plethora of entertainment options for your Valentine over the next week.  On Thursday PVB will host Luke Nelson featuring one of his films from Patagonia for the Backcountry Film Festival in The Loft.  Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6pm.  Soul Full of Blues will be performing Friday night.  Gas, Food and Lodging will be rocking the Loft on Saturday night.  On Sunday, just for your sweetheart, PVB will have scrumptious dinner specials with a special show by Scott Balsai performing love songs in the loft from 7pm-9pm.  Also, save the date for the ISU Jazz Big Band concert next Wednesday 2/17 from 7-9pm, doors open to The Loft at 6pm.  You'll want to get there early for a good seat for all these shows as these events will pack the house.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Join Family Services Alliance on February 25, 26, and 27, for the Obie Award-winning performance of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. Every dollar raised supports free counseling and advocacy services for victims of sexual violence living right here in Southeastern Idaho. You will love this show featuring a wildly divergent gathering of female voices. You will laugh, you will cry, you will support survivors of sexual assault and Family Services Alliance with your attendance! Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. Located in the Pocatello Elks Lodge #674 at 410 S. Main St. Mature material. Parental Guidance Advised. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door or pre-sale tickets are now available. For more information, contact Family Services Alliance at 208-232-0742.

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers presents Idaho Bridal Fair 2016!  Idaho’s premier bridal show is returning to Pocatello on Saturday, March 5. Brides and engaged couples from across the region are invited to the Pocatello Red Lion Hotel to visit with representatives from businesses who offer everything needed to plan the perfect wedding.  Dresses, flowers, cakes, photographers, and more from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 5.  Those engaged should pre-register at www.idahobridalfair.com to be eligible to win wonderful prizes throughout the day.  Registration is free and so is admission to the show.  If you have a wedding in your future, don’t miss Idaho Bridal Fair. Vendor registration is also open. Booth space and vendor information is available at www.idahobridalfair.com.  Many thanks to the sponsors that make Idaho Bridal Fair possible:  Molinelli’s Jewelers, Idaho State Journal, Red Lion Hotel Pocatello, KZBQ, KORR 104, MAGIK 102.5, KSEI, KOUU, Muse Boutique Salon & Spa and Old Town Pocatello.

 

Gate City Brewfest tickets are now available for purchase!  Buy on-line at www.gatecitybrewfest.com or in person at the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, 326 S. Main St.  The 6th Annual Gate City Brewfest, is returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 12. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 70+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment throughout Old Town. This is the beer tasting event of the year, so plan now and don’t miss it!

 

Tuesday February 2

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

The February First Friday Art Walk will take place in Old Town on Friday.  Plan now to enjoy an evening of art, music, fashion and refreshments from 5-8pm.  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Art Walk will feature ideas for that perfect, heart-felt gift for your loved ones.  The First Friday Art Walk guide will be available at www.oldtownpocatello.com on Thursday.

 

“A Night in Tuscany” will be sponsored by the Bannock Kiwanis at Trinity Episcopal Church on Friday from 5-8pm.  The evening will include a variety of delicious and decadent food and beverage pairings, a silent auction, live music and caricatures by local artist Bob Beason.  Proceeds from the event will go to support Kiwanis programs for kids.  Tickets are $15 each or two for $25.  Call 208-251-4905 or 208-380-0795 for further information.

 

Once again, the Pocatello Elks Lodge will be hosting an antique appraising event on February 5, from 5 to 8 pm.  Local area antique dealers will be on hand to appraise and assess small  antiques. These experienced dealers have a collected 80 years of antiquing experience and are affiliated with several antique stores in Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  There will be no buying or selling of items as this event is for appraisals only.  $2.00 admission will enable you to bring up to 3 items to be appraised.  Please bring your hand-carry items to the Elks Lounge.  From the parking lot enter in the main back door and go downstairs.  This event will coincided with First Friday Art Walk.  Dinner from a wide selection from the kitchen menu will be available.  All proceeds for this event will go to the various Elks Veterans and Youth charities.  George Asboe and Bob Merle from the band Swifter Currents will be entertaining with live music from 6-8pm. 

 

The Great Harvest bakers are focused on sweet treats for area loved ones in preparation for Valentine’s Day. During the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, stop by the 250 N. Main St., bakery to taste the love and stock up on gifts for your special someone or family.  The bakery will be preparing special chocolate breads, sweets, and themed gifts including White Chocolate Cherry Swirl bread, Chocolate Cherry Batter bread, Chocolate Bliss cookies, six packs of sugar cookies, and giant heart-shaped sugar cookies that can be personalized on the spot.  The White Chocolate Cherry Swirl loaves are filled with luscious cherries rolled into white or wheat bread and packed with white chocolate. Great Harvest is known for handcrafted breads made with freshly ground whole wheat purchased from family-owned farms. The neighborhood bakery creates an array of legendary fresh-baked breads and sweets, as well as specialty items during the holidays. Great Harvest mills its whole wheat daily. The fresh flour is used within two days to guarantee the best taste and nutritional value. To guarantee your special gifts for Valentine’s Day, be sure to place orders by Feb. 11th at Noon. Advance orders are available by calling the bakery at 208-234-2108.  The Pocatello Great Harvest bakery is open between 7am and 6pm, Monday through Friday, and 9am and 5 pm on Saturday. For more information, visit www.PocatelloID.GreatHarvestBread.com or find the bakery on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/GreatHarvestBreadPocatelloID.

 

This week’s lunch invitation also comes from Great Harvest!  Stop in for a fresh made sandwich, prepared on your choice of their baked bread.  With this cold weather, homemade soup with that sandwich will warm you right up.  Stop in at Great Harvest, 250 N. Main St., today!  Great Harvest on Main Street in Old Town is locally owned and operated and a wonderful part of the Old Town Neighborhood!

 

A Beginning Digital Photography 4-week class will start on Thursday, February 4 and continue on the 11, 18, and 25th at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St.  The classes will run from 5 to 7pm with instructor Richard Albright.  This course will show students how to best use their digital cameras. You need to pre-register and pay fees at the Art Center. Call 208-232-0970 or 208-233-1066 for more information.  Each class size will be limited to 10 students.

 

Live Music & More!

 

This week at the First National:  Thursday is Irish Open Mic from 9pm to close. Sign up and play a set on the stage and enjoy a complimentary cocktail.  Drink specials all day long.  Friday will include live music from folk/alternative country band, Michelle Moonshine Trio from 8-10pm followed by DJ D-Beau for First Nash Vinyl Night!   And, on Saturday  Salt Lake City based band, Michelle Moonshine Trio will be back for a double feature! Music will kick off around 9pm with local musician, Evan Norman.  No cover for the show.

 

This week at Portneuf Valley Brewing:  Besides having some great new beers on tap, PVB has a plethora of entertainment lined up for February including some special Sunday shows.  This week is especially varied.  Thursday PVB will have a Humanities Cafe Seminar at 6pm.  Friday is First Friday Art Walk with entertainment by the Jazz Ensemble Industrial Revelation. This band performed with Mackelmore on their hit song "Thrift Store." There is a $10 cover. On Saturday night PVB will have Shawn and The Marauders rocking the loft.  These dudes always put on a great lively show.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers presents Idaho Bridal Fair 2016!  Idaho’s premier bridal show is returning to Pocatello on Saturday, March 5. Brides and engaged couples from across the region are invited to the Pocatello Red Lion Hotel to visit with representatives from businesses who offer everything needed to plan the perfect wedding.  Dresses, flowers, cakes, photographers, and more from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 5.  Those engaged should pre-register at www.idahobridalfair.com to be eligible to win wonderful prizes throughout the day.  Registration is free and so is admission to the show.  If you have a wedding in your future, don’t miss Idaho Bridal Fair. Vendor registration is also open. Booth space and vendor information is available at www.idahobridalfair.com.  Many thanks to the sponsors that make Idaho Bridal Fair possible:  Molinelli’s Jewelers, Idaho State Journal, Red Lion Hotel Pocatello, KZBQ, KORR 104, MAGIK 102.5, KSEI, KOUU, Muse Boutique Salon & Spa and Old Town Pocatello.

 

Gate City Brewfest tickets are now available for purchase!  Buy on-line at www.gatecitybrewfest.com or in person at the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, 326 S. Main St.  The 6th Annual Gate City Brewfest, is returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 12. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 70+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment throughout Old Town. This is the beer tasting event of the year, so plan now and don’t miss it!

Tuesday January 26

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Happy 5th Anniversary to Efresh!  Featuring gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups, housemade chips and fries, Efresh is located at 302 E. Center St  Efresh is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm.  And, on Fridays and Saturdays they open from 10pm to 3am with a special late night menu.  Stop in this week and enjoy a wonderful meal!

 

Happy 8th Anniversary to PV’s Uncorked on Main!  To celebrate PV’s will be hosting an anniversary party on January 30 beginning at 5pm.  There will be great dinner specials, drink special and great music.  They will also have a raffle and prizes throughout the evening. Call 208-233-1322  to reserve your table ASAP.  Don’t miss this party!

 

Happy 25th Anniversary to Bill Burke’s House of Photography!  To celebrate Bill is hosting a 25% Off Saleabration.  Call today at 232-6656 or stop in to schedule an appointment at 159 S. Main, and take advantage of this special.  Receive 25% off all session fees, portraits, frames, re-orders, business portraits and children’s portraits. 

 

The Pocatello Art Center with its gallery and school kicks off a membership drive every January.  New members are welcome!  The Pocatello Art Center has associated groups of artist using different media, including the Idaho Watercolor Society, The Portneuf Valley Photographic Society, The Porcelain Artists of Southeast Idaho, and area Oil Painters.  They hold classes every month and are open to the community.  Members receive reduced fees for classes, plus additional benefits of membership.  If you are interested in art, now is the time to become a member of the Pocatello Art Center.  Membership is $35 per year for individual adults, $50 for a family membership, all in the same household, and $15 for a youth membership, 5-18 years old.  Stop in at 444 N. Main St. or call 208-232-0970 for more information.

 

A Beginning Digital Photography 4-week class will start on Thursday, February 4 and continue on the 11, 18, and 25th at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St.  The classes will run from 5 to 7pm with instructor Richard Albright.  This course will show students how to best use their digital cameras. You need to pre-register and pay fees at the Art Center. Call 208-232-0970 or 208-233-1066 for more information.  Each class size will be limited to 10 students.

 

Have you enjoyed dinner at The Grecian Key Restaurant recently?  Gyros, salads, pastas, lamb specials, flaming cheese and other authentic Greek menu items are all featured at 314 N. Main St.  Lunch specials too.  Time to enjoy your favorite Greek dish at The Grecian Key today!    

      

Second Time Around, 701 South 1st, is having a great sale on quilts and jackets thru the end of the month.  There is a nice selection with new arrivals, too.  New this week in the store are baseball caps.  Stop in and enjoy free coffee and cookies.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Kyd-J Band will be rocking the Loft all weekend at Portneuf Valley Brewing!  PVB has finally been able to corral all of the members of Kyd-J to perform Friday and Saturday night from 8:30pm till 10:30pm, or possibly later if you get out your Bic lighters and yell "encore" a lot.  This is a very popular band and they can pack the Loft.  Get there early for a good seat, or call for a reservation if you have a larger group, 208-232-1644.  Don't forget PVB is now open till 11pm every day.  And, don’t forget brunch.  Why fight the crowds at the other breakfast restaurants in town when you could be at PVB on Saturday and Sunday for a scrumptious brunch and a Mimosa?

 

The February First Friday Art Walk will be Friday, February 5.  Plan now to enjoy an evening of art, music, fashion and refreshments from 5-8pm.  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Art Walk will feature ideas for that perfect, heart-felt gift for your loved ones. 

 

Once again, the Pocatello Elks Lodge will be hosting an antique appraising event on February 5, from 5 to 8 pm.  Local area antique dealers will be on hand to appraise and assess small  antiques. These experienced dealers have a collected 80 years of antiquing experience and are affiliated with several antique stores in Pocatello and Idaho Falls.  There will be no buying or selling of items as this event is for appraisals only.  $2.00 admission will enable you to bring up to 3 items to be appraised.  Please bring your hand-carry items to the Elks Lounge.  From the parking lot enter in the main back door and go downstairs.  This event will coincided with First Friday Art Walk.  Dinner from a wide selection from the kitchen menu will be available.  All proceeds for this event will go to the various Elks Veterans and Youth charities.  George Asboe and Bob Merle from the band Swifter Currents will be entertaining with live music from 6-8pm. 

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers presents Idaho Bridal Fair 2016!  Idaho’s premier bridal show is returning to Pocatello on Saturday, March 5. Brides and engaged couples from across the region are invited to the Pocatello Red Lion Hotel to visit with representatives from businesses who offer everything needed to plan the perfect wedding.  Dresses, flowers, cakes, photographers, and more from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 5.  Those engaged should pre-register at www.idahobridalfair.com to be eligible to win wonderful prizes throughout the day.  Registration is free and so is admission to the show.  If you have a wedding in your future, don’t miss Idaho Bridal Fair. Vendor registration is also open. Booth space and vendor information is available at www.idahobridalfair.com.  Many thanks to the sponsors that make Idaho Bridal Fair possible:  Molinelli’s Jewelers, Idaho State Journal, Red Lion Hotel Pocatello, KZBQ, KORR 104, MAGIK 102.5, KSEI, KOUU, Muse Boutique Salon & Spa and Old Town Pocatello.

 

Gate City Brewfest tickets are now available for purchase!  Buy on-line at www.gatecitybrewfest.com or in person at the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, 326 S. Main St.  The 6th Annual Gate City Brewfest, is returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 12. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 70+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment throughout Old Town. This is the beer tasting event of the year, so plan now and don’t miss it!

 

Tuesday January 19

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Happy 25th Anniversary to Bill Burke’s House of Photography!  To celebrate Bill is hosting a 25% Off Saleabration.  Call today at 232-6656 or stop in to schedule an appointment at 159 S. Main, and take advantage of this special.  Receive 25% off all session fees, portraits, frames, re-orders, business portraits and children’s portraits.  Congratulations Bill on 25 great years in Pocatello!

 

The residents, business owners and property owners in the Historic Old Town Neighborhood are invited to attend the Portneuf River Vision Meetings to be held this week.  There are two meetings scheduled.  The first will be held today at 5:30pm at 1042 N. Lincoln.  The second meeting will be held on Saturday at 10:00am at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 300 N. Johnson.  Please plan to attend one of the meetings to share your ideas about what you would like to see done with the Portneuf River and the cement canals. 

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main, is featuring a unique display of painted bovine skills by artist Penny Wolf.  Painted skulls and the use of skulls in landscaping is a southwest tradition with its roots in the Native American culture.  The exhibit is free to the public and is open from 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday.  The exhibit will be featured through the end of January.

 

Second Time Around, 701 South 1st, is having a great sale on quilts and jackets thru the end of the month.  There is a nice selection with new arrivals, too.  New this week in the store are baseball caps.  Stop in and enjoy free coffee and cookies.

 

This week’s lunch invitation comes from The Red Poppy Café, 150 S. Main St.  Stop in for a fresh salad, sandwich or soup for lunch this week.  Locally owned and operated. If you haven’t had lunch at Red Poppy, you are missing out!

 

Did you know Villano’s Italian delivers?  Call 208-904-0679 to enjoy the best pizza, pasta, gourmet salads and soups, appetizers, bread sticks and more.  Gluten free options too!  Dine in their beautiful restaurant at 165 N. Main St., or call for delivery or take out.  Locally owned!  Locally operated!  Delicious Italian at Villano’s Italian in Old Town Pocatello!

 

The First National, 232 W. Center St., has great local, live music planned for Saturday night.  Pocatello's local country band, Highway 5, will be rocking on the stage. The Interstates will be opening the show at 9pm with no cover.

 

EXCEL Weight Loss Solutions, 845 W. Center, Suite 115, will host a Reduced-Fee Health Fair on Tuesday, January 26.  From 6:30-9:30am, save BIG on lab expenses by attending this Reduced-Fee Health Fair.  Call now to reserve your spot!  Results will be mailed directly to your home in just a few days.  And if you need help with your diet goals in 2016, be sure to schedule an appointment with Karen.  Many insurance companies are now providing nutrition visits under the Preventive Benefit.  Call the EXCEL office at 233-0593 for details. 

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The February First Friday Art Walk will be Friday, February 5.  Plan now to enjoy an evening of art, music, fashion and refreshments from 5-8pm.  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Art Walk will feature ideas for that perfect, heart-felt gift for your loved ones. 

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers presents Idaho Bridal Fair 2016!  Idaho’s premier bridal show is returning to Pocatello on Saturday, March 5. Brides and engaged couples from across the region are invited to the Pocatello Red Lion Hotel to visit with representatives from businesses who offer everything needed to plan the perfect wedding.  Dresses, flowers, cakes, photographers, and more from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 5.  Those engaged should pre-register at www.idahobridalfair.com to be eligible to win wonderful prizes throughout the day.  Registration is free and so is admission to the show.  If you have a wedding in your future, don’t miss Idaho Bridal Fair. Vendor registration is also open. Booth space and vendor information is available at www.idahobridalfair.com.  Many thanks to the sponsors that make Idaho Bridal Fair possible:  Molinelli’s Jewelers, Idaho State Journal, Red Lion Hotel Pocatello, KZBQ, KORR 104, MAGIK 102.5, KSEI, KOUU, Muse Boutique Salon & Spa and Old Town Pocatello.

 

Gate City Brewfest tickets are now available for purchase!  Buy on-line at www.gatecitybrewfest.com or in person at the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, 326 S. Main St.  The 6th Annual Gate City Brewfest, is returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 12. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 70+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment throughout Old Town. This is the beer tasting event of the year, so plan now and don’t miss it!

 

Tuesday January 12

What's Up Wednesday is now Tuesday Tid Bits!  
The New Year is off to a great start with some changes in Old Town.  Our weekly email and newspaper article is now running on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays.  The deadline to submit information each week is now Sunday at 5pm.  There are always fun things happening on Tuesdays and they were getting missed due to the Wednesday publications.  So now, the information we share with our community can be more complete and timely.  Don't forget, if you have something to share, a special sale coming up, new menu items, workshops, etc....... we'd love to share your information!  Just send it to spalagi@oldtownpocatello.com by 5pm on Sunday afternoon.  Thank you!

Happening in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Pocatello Running Company, 200 S. Main St., has lots of 2016 new releases arriving almost daily.  Some of the most recent models to hit their shelves include the line up from Brooks Running.  Stop in today to check out the PureFlow 5, Launch 3, and Transcend 3.  Shop local and support your locally owned running store!

 

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., is announcing an exciting new art class open to the public beginning Monday, January 11 through February 15. The class is Drawing Animals with Instructor Artist Gabrielle Sivitz. Live animals will be brought in from the Pocatello Zoo. The time is 7-9 p.m.  Participants will learn how to render realistic drawings in pencil or pen and ink. Cost of the class is $75 for all sessions. Sign up at the Pocatello Art Center by calling 232-0970.  The Gallery exhibit for January is now open.  The exhibit is titled "All Seasons." Gallery hours are 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday.  Stop in for a free tour.

 

This week make it a point to enjoy a great lunch (gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups, housemade chips and fries) at Efresh, located at 302 E. Center St., on the beautiful eastside of Old Town.  Efresh is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm.  And, on Fridays and Saturdays Efresh is open from 10pm to 3am with a special late night menu.  If you haven’t eaten at Efresh, what are you waiting for?  Locally owned and operated!

 

With the prom/special occasion and wedding season starting, Katz Kreationz and Crafts, 326 N. Main St., is having huge blow out sale with gowns starting as low as $39. (some restrictions apply) These dresses are brand new for the 2016 season. You know the dresses everyone is talking about!  Don't want to buy a new dress that fills up your closet gathering dust, then get down to Katz and rent the dress of your dreams at even more amazing prices. So you have that dress gathering dust? Katz is now the only dress shop in town that is currently taking consignments on all formal wear. No consignment fees! No matter what your special occasion needs are, Katz can cover it and is the one and only place to, SAY YES TO THE DRESS!

 

EXCEL Weight Loss Solutions, 845 W. Center, Suite 115, will host a Reduced-Fee Health Fair on Tuesday, January 26.  From 6:30-9:30am, save BIG on lab expenses by attending this Reduced-Fee Health Fair.  Call now to reserve your spot!  Results will be mailed directly to your home in just a few days.  And if you need help with your diet goals in 2016, be sure to schedule an appointment with Karen.  Many insurance companies are now providing nutrition visits under the Preventive Benefit.  Call the EXCEL office at 233-0593 for details. 

 

Did you know Villano’s Italian delivers?  Call 208-904-0679 to enjoy the best pizza, pasta, gourmet salads and soups, appetizers, bread sticks and more.  Gluten free options too!  Dine in their beautiful restaurant at 165 N. Main St., or call for delivery or take out.  Locally owned!  Locally operated!  Delicious Italian at Villano’s Italian in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing is open 7 days a week and is now serving brunch on Sundays!  PVB will have a different special each weekend of the month and will feature pint sized Mimosa's for $5 with brunch.  Can't beat that!  Don't forget the live entertainment starts earlier now, at 8:30pm and bands play until 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday nights.  Pocatello’s only brewery, with a full service restaurant too!

 

Upcoming Events!

 

The February First Friday Art Walk will be Friday, February 5.  Plan now to enjoy an evening of art, music, fashion and refreshments from 5-8pm.  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Art Walk will feature ideas for that perfect, heart-felt gift for your loved ones. 

 

Molinelli’s Jewelers presents Idaho Bridal Fair 2016!  Idaho’s premier bridal show is returning to Pocatello on Saturday, March 5. Brides and engaged couples from across the region are invited to the Pocatello Red Lion Hotel to visit with representatives from businesses who offer everything needed to plan the perfect wedding.  Dresses, flowers, cakes, photographers, and more from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 5.  Those engaged should pre-register at www.idahobridalfair.com to be eligible to win wonderful prizes throughout the day.  Registration is free and so is admission to the show.  If you have a wedding in your future, don’t miss Idaho Bridal Fair. Vendor registration is also open. Booth space and vendor information is available at www.idahobridalfair.com.  Many thanks to the sponsors that make Idaho Bridal Fair possible:  Molinelli’s Jewelers, Idaho State Journal, Red Lion Hotel Pocatello, KZBQ, KORR 104, MAGIK 102.5, KSEI, KOUU, Muse Boutique Salon & Spa and Old Town Pocatello.

 

Gate City Brewfest tickets are now available for purchase!  Buy on-line at www.gatecitybrewfest.com or in person at the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, 326 S. Main St.  The 6th Annual Gate City Brewfest, is returning to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, March 12. From 1pm to 6pm, sample 70+ handcrafted beers, enjoy great food and live entertainment throughout Old Town. This is the beer tasting event of the year, so plan now and don’t miss it!

 

Shop in Old Town Pocatello!  Dine in Old Town Pocatello!  Play in Old Town Pocatello!  Our shops, restaurants, and professional offices are all locally owned.  It makes a positive difference in our economy when you spend your money locally.  The next time you need to do some shopping, enjoy a great meal or catch some live music, Old Town Pocatello is the place to be!  “Like” Old Town Pocatello on Facebook and keep up with all of the exciting things happening in our beautiful downtown!

 

Wednesday December 23

The merchants and property owners in Old Town Pocatello wish you and yours a very safe and happy holiday week!

 

Last minute gifts galore in Old Town!

 

Remember to Shop Small and Shop in Old Town Pocatello this week.  Our collection of specialty shops, restaurants, art galleries, bars, pubs, studios, schools and professional offices (all 242 of them) are all owned by small business people who live right here. They offer a wonderful variety of inventories, foods and services and they support our local community. They hire local and they buy local, too.  Do your last minute shopping in Old Town Pocatello!

 

The Muse Boutique Salon and Spa, 501 N. Main St., is offering everything in the Boutique at 40% off with layaway available, until Christmas Eve.  In January, they will be hosting a Buy One Get One Sale, of equal or lesser value, with year-end clearance items. Stop in today and check out all of the exciting fashion and accessories. 

 

Spectacular savings of 10 to 50 % off on unique gifts and craft supplies can still be found at Katz Kreationz & Crafts located at 362 N Main.  Katz will be staying open until 7 p.m. or by appointment so you can get that hard to buy for person that perfect gift. For the hunter in your life, stop in get them a custom made wild life bath tissue holder.  For that special lady WOW! her with a gift of our unique roses under glass. Katz also has gift cards for that crafter that always needs craft supplies. They will also deliver to home bound persons in the area.  Gift wrapping even for gifts purchased at other retailers for those last minute shoppers, can be found at Katz. Whether you want it simple or ornately wrapped, Katz is the place.

 

Great Harvest Bread Company, 250 N. Main St., offers a wide variety of handcrafted gifts ranging from freshly baked bread and sweets to gift cards. It’s the most giving time of year, so give a fresh baked gift today. Call ahead for pick up or delivery, 208-234-2108.

 

The Orange & Black Store, 123 N. Main St., is offering 10% off any purchase of regular priced  ISU, Poky High, Century High, Highland High or Gate City Grays gear when you take in a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.  A collection box is available and we’d love to see it full before Christmas! 

 

Live Music & More!

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing  will continue their holiday tradition this Saturday by welcoming the Kratz family and their band of merry men and women, Benevolent Linden and The Sagittarian. They put on a great show and are best describe as World Rock.  This will also be PVB's last show this year to be performed from 9pm-11:30pm.  Next year shows start at 8:30pm!  PVB has a special treat for your dinner dining entertainment on tap for New Years Eve.  Penelope Reedy has agreed to put down her shuttle and take a break from weaving for an evening to come perform on the piano from 7pm-9pm.  Penelope is a gifted piano player and has a wide repertoire of music.  Doors open for The Loft at 6pm.  Get your reservations in early!

Cheers and happy holidays from PVB!

 

On New Year’s Day plan to stop in at the First National.  Live music that evening will feature The Opskamatrists and Hot Pursuit.  Music begins at 9pm and there is no cover charge.

 

Wednesday December 16

Specials from our Merchants!

The Muse Boutique Salon and Spa, 501 N. Main St., is offering everything in the Boutique at 40% off with layaway available, until Christmas Eve. In January, they will be hosting a Buy One Get One Sale, of equal or lesser value, with year-end clearance items. Stop in today and check out all of the exciting fashion and accessories.

Great Harvest Bread Company, 250 N. Main St., offers a wide variety of handcrafted gifts ranging from freshly baked bread and sweets to gift cards. It’s the most giving time of year, so give a fresh baked gift today. Call ahead for pick up or delivery, 208-234-2108.

The Orange & Black Store, 123 N. Main St., is offering 10% off any purchase of regular priced ISU, Poky High, Century High, Highland High or Gate City Grays gear when you take in a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. A collection box is available and we’d love to see it full before Christmas!

The Pocatello Model Railroad and Historical Society, Building #59 UPRR Parking Lot just behind The Elks Lodge, will be hosting their Christmas Open House on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. The event is free to the public and all are welcome to see the working model trains.

Master Mechanix, 625 N. Main, is hosting a Toys For Tots Toy Drive! Receive 10% off labor when you bring in a new unwrapped toy. The offer is available now thru December 18.

Remember to Shop Small and Shop in Old Town Pocatello throughout the Christmas Season. Our collection of specialty shops, restaurants, art galleries, bars, pubs, studios, schools and professional offices (all 242 of them) are all owned by small business people who live right here. They offer a wonderful variety of inventories, foods and services and they support our local community. They hire local and they buy local, too. It doesn't have to be a special day or a holiday (although we love the holidays), please shop, dine and play every day in Old Town Pocatello!

Live Entertainment, Music & More!

Live comedy tonight at Club Charley's. Tonight's show will be FREE ADMISSION as an early Christmas Gift from Charley's. They will encourage a donation for Toys for Tots that can be donated at check in desk. Two great comedians. Show starts at 9pm.

Happening at the First National: Tonight is Irish Open Mic from 9pm-1. Performers are welcome on the Nash stage, sign up when you arrive. Drink specials all day long. Friday is First National Bar E.D.M. night 11pm-2am with D'Beau. Saturday will feature Sons of Bannock with Tom Murphy. Music starts at 9pm with no cover.

Wine Tasting Saturday at The Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market, 515 N. Main. Shannon Ridge Wines will be featured. 6-8pm, don't forget your ID.

And, at Portneuf Valley Brewing: Friday and Saturday nights this weekend at Portneuf Valley Brewing the fantastic country band Daulton Gang performing. Annalisa fronts this band with the voice of a country angel backed up by some of the finest musicians this side of the Portneuf River. This is a fun band to two-step and swing dance to, so grab your dancing shoes and come on down for a good time. Please note that PVB will be closing at 8pm on Christmas Eve, and will be closed both Christmas Day and New Years Day. Save the date however for New Years Eve for a special dinner out. The PVB chefs always turn out some incredible New Years Eve specials, so get your reservations in early.

Wednesday December 9

Happy Anniversary!

 

Happy 5th Anniversary to Sumisu!  Located at 309 E. Center, Sumisu offers the best in Sushi and Asian Fusion, is home of the famous Fire Dragon Roll, and offers a great kids menu too!  Gift Cards are available for holiday giving.  Stop in for lunch or dinner today and enjoy a delicious meal.

 

Happy 1st Anniversary to Mr. Vaughn’s Emporium, 326 N. Main St.  Randall & Wendy thank everyone for all the support and encouragement this past year.  Stop in and see all of the antiques, vintage, industrial, re-purposed furniture, one of a kind items and general store sweets.

 

Happy 1st Anniversary to Red Poppy Café, 150 N. Main St.  It’s been a wonderful first year and we love having Gina in our neighborhood.  Stop in for lunch this week and enjoy a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches.   

 

Specials from our Merchants!

 

The Muse Boutique Salon and Spa, 501 N. Main St., is offering everything in the Boutique at 40% off with layaway available, until Christmas Eve.  In January, they will be hosting a Buy One Get One Sale, of equal or lesser value, with year-end clearance items. Stop in today and check out all of the exciting fashion and accessories. 

 

Great Harvest Bread Company, 250 N. Main St., offers a wide variety of handcrafted gifts ranging from freshly baked bread and sweets to gift cards. It’s the most giving time of year, so give a fresh baked gift today.  Call ahead for pick up or delivery, 208-234-2108.

 

The Orange & Black Store, 123 N. Main St., is offering 10% off any purchase of regular priced  ISU, Poky High, Century High, Highland High or Gate City Grays gear when you take in a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.  A collection box is available and we’d love to see it full before Christmas! 

 

Flowers by LD, 715 N. Main, has a 50% off sale on select Nativities in the store, this week only.  Stop in today and don’t forget to think about sending someone you love a beautiful fresh flower centerpiece for Christmas this year! 

 

Master Mechanix, 625 N. Main, is hosting a Toys For Tots Toy Drive!  Receive 10% off labor when you bring in a new unwrapped toy.  The offer is available now thru December 18.

 

Remember to Shop Small and Shop in Old Town Pocatello throughout the Christmas Season.  Our collection of specialty shops, restaurants, art galleries, bars, pubs, studios, schools and professional offices (all 242 of them) are all owned by small business people who live right here. They offer a wonderful variety of inventories, foods and services and they support our local community. They hire local and they buy local, too. It doesn't have to be a special day or a holiday (although we love the holidays), please shop, dine and play every day in Old Town Pocatello!

 

Live Music & More!

 

Portneuf Valley Brewing will feature the fantastic ISU Jazz Big Band performing Wednesday from 7pm-9pm in The Loft. Doors open at 6pm.  Get in early for a good seat and get dinner ordered before it gets packed.  New Jazz Band director Jon Armstrong has a great line up of entertainment for you starting with the ISU Jazz Combo and Chamber Jazz Ensemble, followed by the ISU Jazz Big Band.  This is a show you won't want to miss. This weekend PVB has the popular band Soul Full of Blues performing Friday night at 9pm.  Tom Murphy will be performing contemporary rock as a one-man-band on Saturday night at 9pm.  If you like The Black Keys, you'll love Tom's show! Also, starting in January PVB will be open 7 days a week, there will be a Sunday Brewery Brunch special from 11am - 2pm starting January 3rd.

 

Club Charleys, 331 E. Center, hosts Comedy Thursday.  Every Thursday at 9pm live comedy on stage. 

 

Many Thanks!

 

Thank you to The Spaulding Foundation for funding the new red Christmas bows on the blue lampposts throughout Old Town Pocatello.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!  Thank you to the City of Pocatello Parks & Recreation crew for hanging the garland and bows throughout Old Town.  The lights in Simplot Square, along Pocatello Avenue and near the Center St. Underpass look great too!  Thank you for helping Old Town look so beautiful during this festive time of year!

 

Wednesday December 2

Thank You!

Thank you to all that came out on Friday for the “Night of 1,000 Santas Festival & Parade.”  It was definitely cold but the air was filled with holiday spirit.  Thank you to all of the businesses, churches and organizations that entered floats in the parade.  Congratulations to the award  winners this year, each received a winners banner and trophy:

Sweepstakes Award      Idaho Power

Mayor’s Choice             Kind Community

Best Use of Lights        ISU College of Technology Business Professionals of America

Most Traditional            Home Helpers Home Care

Best Non-Profit             POW*MIA Awareness Rally Association

Best Commercial          Courtesy Ford

Most Creative               Ipawd’s Poop ‘N Scoop LLC

Civitan Award               Girl Scout Troop 564

Children’s Choice          ProTint

 

Many thanks to all of the volunteers who worked before, during and after the event .  Many thanks to our trolley driver Robert and Butch and Barry for keeping the trolley running on such a cold day.  Many thanks to all of the sponsors that made this event possible:  Muse Boutique Salon & Spa, Bannock Civitans, Citizens Community Bank, Dorsey Hill Family, ISU Credit Union, McDonalds, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, Idaho State Journal, KPVI News 6, KZBQ, KORR 104, KOUU, KSEI and MAGIK 102.5.  We live in a wonderful community!

 

Remember to Shop Small and Shop in Old Town Pocatello throughout the Christmas Season.  Our collection of specialty shops, restaurants, art galleries, bars, pubs, studios, schools and professional offices (all 242 of them) are all owned by small business people who live right here. They offer a wonderful variety of inventories, foods and services and they support our local community. They hire local and they buy local, too. It doesn't have to be a special day or a holiday (although we love the holidays), please shop, dine and play every day in Old Town Pocatello!

 

The December First Friday Art Walk will take place on Friday in locations throughout Old Town.  Please check our website, www.oldtowpocatello.com, on Thursday for a complete list of locations.  Art Walk will get started at 5pm and the community is invited to enjoy the evening until 8pm.  Locations have refreshments, art, music, great gift ideas and free parking.  The Citizens Community Bank Old Town Trolley will be running from 5-8pm with warm rides to help you enjoy the entire Art Walk area. Plan to join us on Friday.

 

Join the Pocatello Co-op Natural Foods Market, 515 N. Main, for Winter Fest on Friday 5-8 pm (during First Friday Art Walk)!  They will be featuring six local artists and their hand-crafted wood work, jewelry, home goods, clothing and more, perfect holiday gifts! Swing in for art, appetizers and fun!

 

Katz Kreationz & Crafts, 326 N. Main, still has pre-decorated Christmas trees for sale. The trees are beautifully decorated and can be delivered and reset. All proceeds of the sale of trees will go to a local service member and their family. Please stop in and take a look at the trees and find out how inexpensive they really are.  Katz is also offering Black Friday deals for another week with 10 to 50% off.   heck out their special deals on all Christmas wreaths and decor for your holiday needs.

 

Master Mechanix, 625 N. Main, is hosting a Toys For Tots Toy Drive!  Receive 10% off labor when you bring in a new unwrapped toy.  The offer is available now thru December 18.

 

Live Music & More!

This week at the First National, tonight Karaoke with KJ Ash, NedRock and Jareth with drink specials starting at 10pm.  Thursday is Irish Open Mic.  Stop in to play a set or just enjoy local musicians with Irish drink specials all day long.  Friday is First Friday Art Walk and Vinyl Night with DJ Dbeau from 11pm to close.  Saturday will feature live music with Jacob Peck, The Smith Sisters and Feral Felonious.  A mixture of covers and original tunes starting at 9pm. No Cover!

 

Club Charleys, 331 E. Center, hosts Comedy Thursday.  Every Thursday at 9pm live comedy on stage.  This week will feature Sherry Japhet and Rio Hellman.

 

 Portneuf Valley Brewing will feature live music on Friday and Saturday night from 9-11:30pm.  Stop in for great  beer, great food and of course great music up in The Loft!

 

 

Wednesday November 25

Happy Thanksgiving!  The merchants, businesses and property owners in Old Town Pocatello wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!  We also send a very special Thank You to all of the volunteers, advocates, and friends that work throughout the year to make Old Town Pocatello the beautiful, historic heart of our community.  We are grateful for each and every one of you!

 

On Friday, “Night of 1,000 Santas Festival & Parade!”  A Christmas tradition returns to Old Town Pocatello on Friday as MUSE Boutique Salon & Spa Presents Night of 1,000 Santas Festival & Night Lights Parade!  This annual event gives our community the opportunity to welcome the Christmas Season. 

 

Get Your Santa Hat!  Help fill the streets of Old Town with Santas!  Visit Muse Boutique Salon & Spa at 501 N. Main Street for a complimentary Santa Hat.  1,000 hats will be given to the young and old alike! Santa Hats are a traditional part of the Christmas Season in Old Town Pocatello. 

 

Free Trolley Rides!  The festivities begin at 1:00pm when the Citizens Community Bank Old Town Trolley begins providing free trolley rides through Old Town Pocatello. Board the Trolley at the Old Town Pavilion.  Santa’s elves will greet you with treats for the kids.  The Trolley will run every twenty minutes until 3:45.

 

Santa Arrives!  Santa will arrive at the Old Town Pavilion at 4:00.  Santa will visit with young children until 6:00pm when he will depart for the Parade.  During Santa’s visit there will be music, food, cookies and more all at the Pavilion.  Frosty is expected to make a guest appearance as well.  Don’t forget your cameras! 

 

Night Lights Parade Begins!  At 6:30pm the Night Lights Parade will wind its way through Old Town.  This is Southeast Idaho’s largest night lights parade.  The Parade Theme this year is “Riding Through A Winter Wonderland.”  Parade organizers are encouraging all who come out for the parade to wear your Santa Hat so the entire parade route is lined with Santas.  This year we have the opportunity to honor as Parade Marshalls Amy Rhoads, Citizens Community Bank President and CEO, and Citizens Community Bank for their commitment and support to Old Town Pocatello.  The Citizens Community Bank Old Town Trolley will be leading the parade.  Be sure to cheer as the Trolley passes. Thank you Amy and your wonderful staff for all you do for our Old Town Neighborhood!

 

Please note, there will be no parking allowed along the parade route from 4pm to 8:30pm.  We ask that you park in one of the public parking lots along the route.  This allows all to enjoy the parade and removes obstacles that may block the vision of float drivers and our security folks.  With the parade moving in the dark we would ask for your assistance in keeping our crowd safe, especially the children.  Please do not park along the parade route.  Thank you!

 

There is still time to Register Your Float Today!  Parade information along with the registration form and parade route map are now available on our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com.  

 

Thank You Sponsors!  Many thanks to all of the sponsors that make this event possible:  Muse Boutique Salon & Spa, Bannock Civitans, Citizens Community Bank, Dorsey Hill Family, ISU Credit Union, McDonalds, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, Idaho State Journal, KPVI News 6, KZBQ, KORR 104, KOUU, KSEI and MAGIK 102.5.

   

The Pocatello Elks Lodge welcomes the community for the November 27th Night Lights Parade.  They are located a block away from the Parade with free parking.  They will be open during the Parade and will be serving a variety of hot drinks and delicious grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.  Park at the lodge, watch the parade, and come in and warm up afterwards with good friends, good conversation, and warm food/drinks. All (including families) are welcome.  Happy Holidays!

 

Small Business Saturday! Celebrate Small Business Saturday with free trolley rides through the Old Town Pocatello area.  The Citizens Community Bank Old Town Trolley will be back out.  Come spend the day shopping small and experiencing all of the great shops, boutiques and restaurants in Old Town.  We know you will be sure to find the perfect gift while supporting your local small businesses. Free gift wrapping will be available at the Old Town Pavilion from 11am until 5pm for all gifts purchased at an Old Town merchant that day.  Shop Small on Saturday!  Locals love locals!

 

Happy 5th Birthday!  Deckadence Board Shoppe, 326 W. Center, is celebrating 5 years in Old Town Pocatello. As a thank you for all of the community’s support stop in and enjoy FREE grip tape with any skateboard deck purchase. Also, take advantage of special pricing on complete skateboards and longboards with up to $50 OFF snowboards. Plus, shop their clothing, hats, shoes and accessories for savings of up to 25-50% OFF!  Deckadence is your local source for the Pro Freestyle Scooter trend and they stock only the best. They can beat any price advertised on the web on most major trick scooter brands. Be sure to order now for delivery in time for Christmas. Call 208-220-6750 for the best pricing.  Enjoy these special savings through the end of the year!

 

Welcome!  Pocatello’s Channel 31 KFXP-TV has a new owner and will return to the air waves soon with full time, high-definition digital broadcasting and a fresh new set of call letters. The new station will be called KVUI (K-VIEW- Idaho) and will cater to viewers of all ages with wholesome, family-oriented programming that harkens back to a time when TV shows could be enjoyed by people of all ages. “We’re very proud to begin telecasting the MeTV network on a full time basis starting in December“ said Shelley Goings, KVUI’s Station Manager. “MeTV, which is short for Memorable Entertainment Television, airs 56 hours of classic TV series a week and is the highest-rated classic TV program channel nationwide, according to the Nielsen ratings.“  “We have invested in all-new digital equipment and have opened our offices and studios in Old Town Pocatello,” said Bob Buckalew, KVUI’s President. “We will be broadcasting from 101 South Main St. in Pocatello and we plan to open our second studio in Idaho Falls soon.”  In addition to MeTV programming, KVUI will broadcast programs from other networks that are not currently seen in Eastern Idaho as well as its own locally-produced shows. Welcome KVUI to the Old Town Neighborhood!

 

Live Music & More!

Portneuf Valley Brewing will be closed for Thanksgiving so the staff can enjoy the day with family and friends, but they will be open for regular hours on Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving, and this evening as well.  If you have visitors in town for the holidays, bring them on down, check out some live music and let PVB do the cooking. The fabulous rock and pop band, The Interstates, will be performing both Saturday and Sunday in The Loft.  Shows go from 9pm-11:30pm and as always there is no cover. So, get out of the house and bring your friends down for some fun at Portneuf Valley Brewing.

 

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5th Annual Urban Invasion Obstacle Challenge, April 29!  Team registration is now open at www.pokyurbaninvasion.com.  Four person teams race through Old Town while they encounter 20 urban obstacles through the 5K route. Sound like a challenge?  Register today!

 

May First Friday Art Walk, May 5!  On Friday May 5, local kids will begin creating sidewalk chalk art at 2:30pm.  Drawing will continue until 5pm when Art Walk begins and our community can enjoy the wonderful hand-drawn art.  Every child that registers in advance and creates a sidewalk chalk drawing will receive an Old Town T-shirt and a free ice cream cone from Old Town Ice Cream & Candy, along with coupons and information from the merchants in Old Town Pocatello. 

 

Portneuf Valley Farmers Market Opening Day, May 6!  The Market will be open on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm through the end of October. 

 

Revive @ 5 Summer Concerts begin May 24!

The Bannock Civitan Club has announced this summer’s Revive @ 5 Wednesday Concerts will kick off at 5pm on Wednesday, May 24.  Click here to see this year's line up!

 

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