What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Sep 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Retail
Stephanie Palagi

Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi

Thank you all who attended the Kind Community Kick-Off Celebration last night. What a wonderful way to celebrate kindness in our community. Thank you to our sponsors of The Kind Village Kids Public Art Project:  US Bank Foundation, Partner Steel, The Home Depot, Union Pacific Railroad, City of Pocatello, Kind Community and Old Town Pocatello, Inc.

Great Harvest Pocatello challenges customers to eat better for September’s Breakfast Month!  The most important meal of the day may have gotten even more important. For the about 30 percent of Americans that skip breakfast on a routine basis, missing their morning meal could result in cardiovascular disease later in life. In addition, breakfast-skippers are more susceptible to obesity as a result of frequent day-snacking, poor nutrition and high blood sugar. The challenge will take place during store hours at Great Harvest Bread of Pocatello, 7am-6pm M-F and 9am-3pm Saturday.  Customers can order their better breakfast, which includes a custom-built breakfast sandwich, made to order with any bread or biscuit, choice of bacon or ham, any cheese with egg and garlic herb spread.  Breakfast sandwiches are made with no artificial preservatives and breads are crafted with five simple, all-natural, ingredients: water, salt, honey, yeast and fresh-milled flour.  If customers don’t agree that they are eating the best-tasting healthy breakfast sandwich around, they will receive their money back. Customers who post photos of their experience with Great Harvest Bread on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the #BetterBreakfast hashtag will be entered to win one of five $100 gift cards, good at any Great Harvest Bread location in the country.

Molinelli’s Jewelers, 126 N. Main, is celebrating their 114th Anniversary with The $114,000 Jewelry Giveaway!  The event features watch batteries for $1.14 all month long, limit three.  See how almost anything in the store could be yours free!

Choose a purchase then draw Molinelli’s Money from the hopper to see how much they will take off the price of the item. Molinelli’s Money are bills in increments of $20 to $20,000 dollars!  Stop by the store between September 1 to 30 to participate and learn more about this exciting anniversary event!

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will be open on Saturday with tons for fresh produce.  Come shop the Farmers Market from 9am to 1pm at the Old Town Pavilion.

This Friday at Portneuf Valley the blues go red with Mean Red Spyder. Fans of the genre should come check these guys out for a great listening and dancing experience. Saturday is a little more chill with Scott Balsai’s Acoustic Reflections. Scott’s music is perfect for a romantic evening with a loved one. Both shows are in the Loft from 9pm – 11:30pm with no cover.  Last chance for a Sunday sit-down as PVB switches to winter hours. Relax with a crisp one and enjoy the cooler weather on the deck – you might even be able to spot some snow on Scout Mountain. PVB will be open on Sundays again next May.

Vendor registration is now open for The Great Pumpkin Festival coming to Old Town Pocatello on Saturday, October 7.  This new festival on Main Street will feature the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market, apple pie baking contest, pumpkin painting, antiques, crafts, jewelry, food, music and more, celebrating fall and the coming holidays.  The vendor application is available at www.oldtownpocatello.com.

The Pocatello Art Center is in the process of composing a historical account of the art center which will be published in book form. If you have memories of the Art Center you would like to share please send them in written form to the Pocatello Art Center, Attention Sally Gasser, 444 N. Main, Pocatello 83204 or email them, to pocartctr@ida.net and put Sally Gasser in the subject line. All comments/memories will be considered in the quest to have the history book as accurate and complete as possible.

Upcoming Events!

Mark your calendars now for Oktoberfest!  The AV Center Professional Aviation Services, Teton Honda and Teton Hyundai are proud to present the 12th Annual Oktoberfest Street Party at Portneuf Valley Brewing on Saturday, September 30th!  Gates open at 4pm with live music featuring Hot Pursuit, The Kyd-J Band and Gas, Food & Lodging beginning at 5pm.  Beer, brats, music, and Oktoberfest fun for the entire family. All ages welcome!  There will be activities for the kids including face painting and balloons.  Half price admission for ISU students. Plan to celebrate Oktoberfest in style at the street party following the ISU homecoming game!

The next blood drive that is being hosted at SICOG is scheduled for Thursday, September 28, from 9am to 1:30pm.  The blood drive will be held at the SICOG conference room at 214 E. Center.  If you would like to donate, please email or call Shiela at shiela@sicog.org or 208-233-4535, ext #5, to schedule an appointment.

Hope Studios, 152 N. 2nd Ave., will be hosting the “Fall In Love Market & Sale” on September 29 & 30.  The two day flea market will feature 15 fun booths with the most wonderful wares: antiques, vintage, shabby chic, furniture, repurposed and upcycled goods, jewelry, games, and more! Admission $2 per person, or a canned food donation per person. All door proceeds go directly to the Idaho Food Bank here in Pocatello. Contact Brook at hopestudiosphoto@gmail.com for more details.

Springfield Artist Peggy Bain will be teaching a class, “Let’s Get Started in Oils,” at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main, on September 29 & 30 from 9am to 4pm both days with an hour for lunch.  The only supplies you will need to bring are a sketchbook and a desire to get started oil painting. For more details and to register, call the Art Center at 208 232-0970 between 10am and 4pm, Monday through Friday, or Contact Peggy Bain at 208-844-0977. Please pre-register for this two day workshop, spots will  fill up fast.

Please visit www.oldtownpocatello.com or Old Town Pocatello on Facebook for complete details about these events and to discover all the restaurants, shops, events and excitement in our 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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