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Here is what's happening in November!

24 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)

25 Geezer Forum. Tango Cafe inside Columbia Bank (formerly Panhandle State Bank), 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum at 2:30 p.m. with Paul Graves. The topic is "How Do Doctors Think?" with retired doctor Jim Arthurs - also a Forum participant. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Elder Advocates, Inc. 208-610-4971

25 Overeaters Anonymous. There is a weekly Overeaters Anonymous Meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cocolalla Cowboy Church, 4281 Cocolalla Loop Rd. in Cocolalla. For more information, contact Linda at 612-599-1096 or e-mail randallinda1@juno.com.

Here is what's coming up in December!

1 Diabetes Support and Education Group Meeting. Bonner General Health hosts a Diabetes Support and Education Group Meeting from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Brown House (next to the hospital). This month's featured speaker is Audrey Buck, RD/CDE, who will discuss Holiday Eating. Bonner General Hospitalís Diabetes Support Group is available at no charge and serves to strengthen your diabetes knowledge so you can feel great and prevent complications. You will be meeting new friends who may struggle with some of the same issues as you. All people with diabetes and their families are invited. We hope to see you there!

2 Chamber Chick Connection Luncheon. Columbia Bank Community Room, 414 Church St., hosts the Greater Sandpoint Chamber's Chick Connection Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. 208-263-2161

2 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.

4 Health Insurance Made Easy Breakfast Chat. Summit Insurance, 301 Cedar St., Suite 203 in the Belwood Building, hosts a Health Insurance Made Easy breakfast chat every Thursday at 8 a.m. Whether first time or renewal, the process and available plans have changed dramatically for 2015. Summit Insurance's informal Breakfast Chats make it easy to navigate the health care maze. Free and open to the public. Call 208-265-9690 for more information or visit SummitIRG.com.

4 Alzheimer's Support Group. Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., hosts an Alzheimer's Support Group at 1 p.m. Held on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Free respite care available during group session with advance reservations; contact Jan Griffitts for more information at 208-290-1973 or e-mail jan@looptravel.com.

4 Love Where You Live. Calling all Middle School and High School students of the 7B! Cedar Hills Church Student Life is going LIVE at 7:07 p.m. We will be discussing how God meets us where we are in love, and how to love where we live. We'll be meeting in our new state-of-the-art facility at 227 McGhee Rd., which includes: full sound system, giant screens, pool table, foosball, air hockey and incredible lighting. Come prepared for a fun night of activities and fellowship. Free and open to all. CedarHillsChurch.com. 208-265-8500

5 Evergreens of North Idaho and Wreath Making Class. Learn about the native evergreen trees of North Idaho and then use those native boughs to create a wreath during a class from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bonner County Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer Ave. $5 fee covers basic supplies; plan to bring your own bow and other decorations. To register or for more information, please call 208-263-8511.

6-7 Wilderness First Aid Course. Whether you find 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 16 hour Wilderness First Aid Course. Class will be held in Sandpoint from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days. Attendance is required at all classes; course tuition of $150 includes all course materials. For more information and to register, visit LongleafMedical.com or call 208-274-3596.

8 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.

9 Geezer Forum. Tango Cafe inside Columbia Bank (formerly Panhandle State Bank), 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum at 2:30 p.m. with Paul Graves. The topic is "Compassionate Touch: Introduction to Massage Therapy for Persons with Cancer" led by Kirsten Longmire, a local massage therapist who has done specific training to work with persons who have cancer. Sponsored by Elder Advocates, Inc. 208-610-4971

11 Health Insurance Made Easy Breakfast Chat. Summit Insurance, 301 Cedar St., Suite 203 in the Belwood Building, hosts a Health Insurance Made Easy breakfast chat every Thursday at 8 a.m. Whether first time or renewal, the process and available plans have changed dramatically for 2015. Summit Insurance's informal Breakfast Chats make it easy to navigate the health care maze. Free and open to the public. Call 208-265-9690 for more information or visit SummitIRG.com.

11 Chamber General Membership Luncheon. Columbia Bank Community Room, 414 Church St., hosts the Greater Sandpoint Chamber's Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. 208-263-2161

13 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.

15 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

16 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.

Through Dec. 17 Toys for Tots Registration. The Lions Den, 607 S. Ella St., is taking applications for toys and food for folks who need a little help to have a very merry Christmas. Applicants must come to the Lions Den in person to fill out the paperwork, open from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays until after Thanksgiving; then it will Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Registration accepted through Dec. 17.

18 Health Insurance Made Easy Breakfast Chat. Summit Insurance, 301 Cedar St., Suite 203 in the Belwood Building, hosts a Health Insurance Made Easy breakfast chat every Thursday at 8 a.m. Whether first time or renewal, the process and available plans have changed dramatically for 2015. Summit Insurance's informal Breakfast Chats make it easy to navigate the health care maze. Free and open to the public. Call 208-265-9690 for more information or visit SummitIRG.com.

18 Alzheimer's Support Group. Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., hosts an Alzheimer's Support Group at 1 p.m. Held on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Free respite care available during group session with advance reservations; contact Jan Griffitts for more information at 208-290-1973 or e-mail jan@looptravel.com.

18 EDM Christmas. Can your Christmas dream come true? Join Cedar Hills Church, 227 McGhee Rd., at 7:07 p.m. for an hour-long production, called EDM Christmas, that includes: music, dancing and a light show. Cedar Hills will explore the topic of "Never giving up on your dreams," in a story of a special Christmas wish that all the North Pole comes together to make true. This event is for High School and Middle School students only. Free admission. CedarHillsChurch.com. 208-265-8500

23 Geezer Forum Birthday Celebration
. Tango Cafe inside Columbia Bank (formerly Panhandle State Bank), 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum at 2:30 p.m. with Paul Graves. Celebrate the Forum's 3rd birthday party with live music featuring the Bill Reid Trio! Enjoy wonderful tunes from the '30s, '40s and '50s plus some Christmas music. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Elder Advocates, Inc. 208-610-4971

24 Christmas Eve Gathering. Come celebrate Christmas Eve with Cedar Hills Church, 227 McGhee Rd. Times are 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Families will enjoy: Reading of the Christmas Story, candle lighting, and holiday music classics including Carol of the Bells, Noel and many others. Childcare will be provided for infants and toddlers. CedarHillsChurch.com. 208-265-8500

Here is what's coming up in January 2015!

1 Alzheimer's Support Group. Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., hosts an Alzheimer's Support Group at 1 p.m. Held on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Free respite care available during group session with advance reservations; contact Jan Griffitts for more information at 208-290-1973 or e-mail jan@looptravel.com.

5 Diabetes Support and Education Group Meeting. Bonner General Health hosts a Diabetes Support and Education Group Meeting from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Brown House (next to the hospital). This month's featured speaker is a BGH pharmacist who will discuss What's New in Diabetes Medications. Bonner General Hospitalís Diabetes Support Group is available at no charge and serves to strengthen your diabetes knowledge so you can feel great and prevent complications. You will be meeting new friends who may struggle with some of the same issues as you. All people with diabetes and their families are invited. We hope to see you there!

8-29 7B Colossal Clash. Are you a big ballin', high-scoring sports champ? If so, come check out the 7B Colossal Clash held every Thursday this January at 6:30 p.m. at Kootenai Elementary School. Five different teams will compete in four different sports over the span of four weeks to see "Who is the Best in the B!" Get your game face on and come out to the Kootenai Gym every Thursday night in January to battle it out! Sponsored by Cedar Hills Church. 2080-265-8500

15 Alzheimer's Support Group. Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., hosts an Alzheimer's Support Group at 1 p.m. Held on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Free respite care available during group session with advance reservations; contact Jan Griffitts for more information at 208-290-1973 or e-mail jan@looptravel.com.

17 READY! for Kindergarten Workshop. Panhandle Alliance for Education hosts the READY! for Kindergarten free early childhood literacy workshop. The winter focus is on Literacy; Math, Logic & Reasoning. Open to parents and grandparents of children from birth up to age 5. Register at ReadySandpoint.org or call 208-263-7040.

Through Jan. 21 Distinguished Young Women Program Sign-Ups. Stop by the Sandpoint High School counseling office, or visit DistinguishedYW.org to sign up for the DYW 2015 Program now through Jan. 21. All Junior young women are encouraged to participate in this amazing scholarship opportunity.

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