What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi

Our favorite paranormal investigators are back! SPIRO and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 9th annual Haunted History Walking Tours. Visit five haunted locations, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn more about their history and experience for yourself any paranormal activity.

This year we will venture into the cemetery and visit Historic Brady Chapel. The additional buildings are located in the Historic Warehouse District. Tickets are available for Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28.

Regular tour prices are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15. This year’s VIP Tour will take place on Oct. 28 and includes the five locations featured on this year’s tour plus a private investigation with SPIRO immediately following the regular tour.

The VIP experience will also include delicious appetizers, desserts and drinks. Tickets are $50 per person for the VIP Tour. To purchase tickets, call 208-232-7545, stop in the Old Town Office at 420 N. Main St. between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm, or complete the reservation form on our website, www.oldtownpocatello.com. We are famous for these tours so don’t wait to reserve your tickets today!

The Holidays are just around the corner and you can rent The Tasting Room for your parties! The space seats up to 25. Bring your own food. Available Sunday through Wednesday. Email The Tasting Room to check availability at kim@thetastingroompocatello.com.

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N Main offers pay as you go art classes. The cost is $12.50 per session. Bring your project and materials. Penny Wolf teaches from 1-4 pm on Thursdays, oils only, specializing in animals and portraits. Beginners are welcome.

Penny has a gallery in Malad and is a wonderful painter of portraits. Karen Warden teaches from 9 am-12 pm Wednesdays, all levels, beginners are welcome. Karen is an excellent painter and can help with drawing, water color, oil painting and acrylics.

Bob Beason Teaches from 9 am-12 pm Tuesdays. Bob is an excellent cartoonist and teaches all media. If you are interested in a Saturday or weeknight beginning oil painting class please contact Peggy Bain at 208-844-0977. Classes will start in January. Please call now for a time that fits your schedule.

The Brown Eyed Cats will be playing on Friday night at The First National Bar. Show starts at 9:30 pm. Don’t miss this show!

Portneuf Valley Brewing will host Shawn and The Marauders on Friday night and Matt Murdoch and Friends on Saturday. Both shows are in the Loft from 9 pm to 11:30 pm with no cover. Monday night is trivia starting at 7 pm.

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will be open on Saturday at the Old Town Pavilion. From 9 am to 1 pm the market will feature fall produce including pumpkins, squash, and potatoes alongside jewelry, glassware and handmade crafts.

The Second Time Around at 701 South First has been busy acquiring new and interesting pieces. They have some great comic con items, Star Trek Phasers and Communicators, collector DVDs from “Lord of the Rings,” a couple of “Star Wars” pieces, and a beautiful walking stick designed by Michel Whalen. A selection of high end furniture as well. Stop in this week for free coffee and treats.

Upcoming Events!

Registration is now open for this year’s Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas Night Lights Parade. The parade will be held the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 24, and will begin at 6:30pm. The parade registration form, map and additional information is now available at www.oldtownpocatello.com.

Santa will arrive at Station Square at 3 pm that day and will visit with kids until the beginning of the parade. The Candy Cane Hunt and visits with Santa are planned for Saturday, Nov. 25, to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Watch for all of the details coming soon, but don’t wait to register for the parade. We can’t wait to see all of the beautiful floats and entries!

During the week of Oct. 23-27, Citizens Community Bank will match the opening deposits made by those coming in to open a checking account (personal, business or H.S.A. accounts) up to $5,000 in total.

Citizens Community Bank will use this match to establish a scholarship at Idaho State University and one at the College of Eastern Idaho for a veteran in need. Now is a wonderful time to open a new account at CCB. Plan to visit your local branch and on Oct. 27 stop in for lunch as they host a Chili Feed to celebrate Veteran’s Day.

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.

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