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Here is what's happening in October!

1 VITAL Northwest Creative Writing 101 Class. VITAL Northwest sponsors a Creative Writing 101 class from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting Oct. 1, in the Cedar Street Bridge. The six-week class is for ages 8-13, and includes writing exploration and story development. Cost is $90 for the session. Call 208-597-2457 or visit the website for more information.

1 VITAL Northwest Creative Writing 201 Class. VITAL Northwest sponsors a Creative Writing 201 class from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting Oct. 1, in the Cedar Street Bridge. The six-week class is for ages 12-21, and includes writing exploration and story development. Cost is $90 for the session. Call 208-597-2457 or visit the website for more information.

1 What To Do With What You Grow Workshop. Bonner County Gardeners Association sponsors a What To Do With What You Grow Workshop, presented by Katie Crill, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay. Crill will present an overview of methods (waterbath and pressure canning, soft spreads, pickles, dehydrating and freezing), plus ideas of what to do with these methods. Fee is $10; part of the 2014 Fall Home Horticulture Workshop Series presented by the BCGA. Visit us on Facebook or call 208-265-2070 (leave message).

2 VITAL Northwest Life Skills in the Community Class. VITAL Northwest sponsors a Life Skills in the Community Class from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, starting Oct. 2 in the Cedar Street Bridge. The class will visit local places such as the bank and library, plus learn etiquette and more. Cost is $90 for the 6-week session. Call 208-597-2457 or visit the website for more information.

2 VITAL Northwest Communications Class. VITAL Northwest sponsors a Communications Class from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, starting Oct. 2 in the Cedar Street Bridge. The class will learn about face-to-face interactions, presentation skills and more. Cost is $90 for the 6-week session. Call 208-597-2457 or visit the website for more information.

4 Kaleidoscope Art Program Volunteer Workshop. If you are a parent or a grandparent of a Bonner County child in grades 3 through 6, how about becoming a volunteer? The Kaleidoscope Art Program has a great curriculum, and will give you all the training you need to teach the lessons. You don't need to be an artist! The first semester workshop will be held Oct. 4 -- call Lynda Patalano at 415-722-3167 for more information!

4 VITAL Northwest/Creations Nutrition Class. VITAL Northwest sponsors a Nutrition Class from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, starting Oct. 4 in the Cedar Street Bridge. Journey into the world of mixing great nutrition and creativity. Cost is $90 for the 6-week session. Cost is $2/person for each class. This is a drop-in class, so no registration required. Visit the website for more information.

4, 17 Angelspeake Class. Inquire Within hosts an Angelspeake Class from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn to communicate with your angels! Class is based on the book "Angelspeake" by Barbara Mark and Trudy Griswold. Attendees will learn how to receive written messages from your angels and participate in an exercise to actually receive a message. Class is led by Ginger Campbell, and the Oct. 17 class is a repeat of the Oct. 4 class. Donations will be accepted but are not expected. InquireWithinSandpoint.com. 208-255-7903

7 Parent Grief Group. Bonner Community Hospice hosts a Parent Grief Group, which meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. A free community service of Bonner Community Hospice, the support group is for parents who have experienced the death of a child. Call 208-265-1185 for additional information.

8-Nov. 12 Amateur Radio (HAM) Class - Technician Level. A local group of "hams" are sponsored an Amateur Radio (HAM) Class, beginning Oct. 8 in the Bonner County Admin Building, 1500 Highway 2. Visit the link and watch a short PSA on what Amateur Radio is, and why you should be involved (and register for this class!). 208-610-5324

8 Home Orchards Workshop. Bonner County Gardeners Association sponsors a Home Orchards Workshop, presented by Jim Clements, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay. We all want productive fruit trees, and Clements can help you achieve that goal.  He will cover fall orchard care, harvesting your fruit, and putting your trees to bed for the winter. Clements will also share some pruning tips. Fee is $10; part of the 2014 Fall Home Horticulture Workshop Series presented by the BCGA. Visit us on Facebook or call 208-265-2070 (leave message).

11 Usui Reiki First Degree Class. Inquire Within, 516 Oak St., hosts the Usui Reiki First Degree Class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attune to Universal Life Force Energy. Learn to energetically work with self, others and animals. Class taught by Laurinda Cook-Baile,y an Independent Usui Reiki Master since 1996. Cost is $125. 208-263-1728

11 Maximizing Your Potential. Inquire Within, 516 Oak St., hosts a Maximizing Your Potential class from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Class will include lecture, meditation, visualization, and other tools to help make your life prosper. Presented by Marsha Lord, who has a combined 35 years of spiritual study and experience. Lord has traveled the world lecturing and has appeared on ABC, NBC, and CBS, as well as several radio shows. Admission is $20. InquireWithinSandpoint.com. 208-255-7903

11 Dementia Support Group. The Bridge Assisted Living, 1123 N. Division St., hosts a monthly Dementia Support Group at 2 p.m. The group will focus on sharing stories of dementia caregivers. Please join us! Group meets the second Saturday of each month.

13 Bonner County Interagency Meeting. The public is invited to attend the Bonner County Interagency Meeting, held from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Panhandle Health District Community Room, 1020 Michigan St. This month's topic is an informational presentation and Q&A session on the Bonner Partners in Care Clinic. Bring your lunch and learn about minimal cost health care services in Sandpoint for the uninsured. This is great information for social service providers and the public. Everyone welcome! Details: Bonner County Interagency Facebook Page.

13 Sandpoint Lions Club Meeting. Join the Sandpoint Lions Club for their meeting night, held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at the Lions Den, 607 S. Ella. The Sandpoint Lions Club holds meetings to discuss club business and plan fundraisers for programs to support the community. The club is actively seeking new members to help out. Please contact us through e-mail, sandpointlions@gmail.com, or on our website if interested. 208-263-4118 (leave a message)

14 Geezer Forum. Tango Cafe inside Panhandle State Bank, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum at 2:30 p.m. The group will have their fall discussion on Medicare insurance programs, just before the Oct. 15 enrollment period begins. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Elder Advocates, Inc. 208-610-4971

15 Candidates Forum. The Bonner County Daily Bee and the Sandpoint High School Cedar Post host a Candidates Forum for candidates in local races at 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint High School auditorium. The public is invited to attend, and bring questions for the candidates. To see a list of candidates, visit the Election Central Page.

15 Landscape Design Workshop. Bonner County Gardeners Association sponsors a Landscape Design Workshop, presented by Valerie Ripley, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay. With an eye for color, texture and size, Ripley can help you make your landscape look the way you want it to. Learn how to plan, design, and implement your beautiful yard. Improve curb appeal and reduce maintenance. Fee is $10; part of the 2014 Fall Home Horticulture Workshop Series presented by the BCGA. Visit us on Facebook or call 208-265-2070 (leave message).

20 Downtown Dialogue. Downtown's BID team hosts a monthly local radio program, the Downtown Dialogue. BID's goal is to create a dialogue of what is happening downtown with businesses! The show airs on 1400AM/KSPT and 1450AM/KBFI at noon on the third Monday of every month, and is hosted by BID manager Kim Queen. 208-263-2161

20, 22 Nonprofit Leadership Class. Forrest M. Bird Charter School hosts the University of Idaho Nonprofit Leadership Class from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night. The instructor is Jeff Conroy, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul. The classes will focus on building financial management skills for the nonprofit sector. Classes can be taken individually for professional/personal benefit, or they can be put towards earning a Nonprofit Leadership Certificate through U of I's College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. Cost is $30. Visit the website to register.

21 Parent Grief Group. Bonner Community Hospice hosts a Parent Grief Group, which meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. A free community service of Bonner Community Hospice, the support group is for parents who have experienced the death of a child. Call 208-265-1185 for additional information.

25 Native Plant Landscaping for a Sandpoint Home Presentation. Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society presents Native Plant Landscaping for a Sandpoint Home from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall. Molly O'Reilly will discuss the pleasures and challenges of landscaping with native plants in an urban setting. Free admission, public welcome. Sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. For more information, visit NativePlantSociety.org or call 208-627-3292.

27 Sandpoint Lions Club Meeting. Join the Sandpoint Lions Club for their meeting night, held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at the Lions Den, 607 S. Ella. The Sandpoint Lions Club holds meetings to discuss club business and plan fundraisers for programs to support the community. The club is actively seeking new members to help out. Please contact us through e-mail, sandpointlions@gmail.com, or on our website if interested. 208-263-4118 (leave a message)

29 Hardscape in Your Landscape Workshop. Bonner County Gardeners Association sponsors a Hardscape in Your Landscape Workshop, presented by William Friedmann and Ryan Daly, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay. Let the experts from Pend Oreille Gardens help you figure out how to do that pathway or wall you want in your landscape. Fee is $10; part of the 2014 Fall Home Horticulture Workshop Series presented by the BCGA. Visit us on Facebook or call 208-265-2070 (leave message).

Here is what's coming up in November!

1-16 Wilderness First Responder Course. Whether your adventures taking you a few miles or a few days from road access, you should be prepared to be self-sufficient in the case of a medical emergency. Join Longleaf Wilderness Medicine for a 76-hour Wilderness First Responder course offered over the course of three weekends in November. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Sandpoint. Attendance is required at all classes. Course tuition of $625 includes all materials and American Heart Association CPR for the Healthcare Provider course. For more information and to register, visit the website or call 208-274-3596.

 

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