What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Apr 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Retail
Stephanie Palagi

Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi

It’s an exciting week in Old Town Pocatello!

Free Sidewalk Chalk during Art Walk this Friday from 5-8 pm! 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 2:30 pm throughout Old Town Pocatello. Drawing will continue until 5 pm 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 pm 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 third 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 9 pm — 11:30 pm with no cover.

Upcoming Events!

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will host a vendor open house on April 15 from 4 pm to 5 pm 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 9 am 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 29. 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.

However, all remaining stock will be reduced 50 percent on Saturday morning! Hours for the sale are: Thursday, April 20 — 9:00 am to 9 pm, Friday, April 21, from 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday, April 22, from 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!

Stephanie Palagi is the executive director of Old Town Pocatello, Inc. The Old Town Pocatello office can be reached at 208-232-7545 or by visiting oldtownpocatello.com.

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