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Here is what's happening in July!

6 Summer Reading Community Heroes: Police Officers. East Bonner County Library District's Sandpoint Branch hosts local law enforcement for this week's Community Heroes event at 10 a.m. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

7 Mother Goose. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Mother Goose story/singing program at 10:15 a.m. every Tuesday for children ages 0 to 3 in the Children's Area.

7 Preschool Storytime. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts Preschool Storytime at 11 a.m. for children every Tuesday ages 2 to 5; held in the Children's Area.

7 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting. The Cocolalla Cowboy Church, 4281 Cocolalla Loop Rd. in Cocolalla, hosts the Overeaters Anonymous Meeting from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins, no pressure. For more information, contact Linda G. at 612-599-1096 or e-mail randallinda1@juno.com.

7 Make It. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Make It program every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in rooms 103 and 104. This program for teens/tweens includes Legos, robotics, needlework and other projects.

7 Magic: The Gathering. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., is the location for Magic: The Gathering - a strategic card game enthusiast group every Tuesday. 208-263-4263

7 Inventors Association of Idaho Meeting. Bird Aviation Museum, 325 Bird Ranch Rd. in Sagle, hosts the Inventors Association of Idaho meeting at 2 p.m. Guest speaker is Jeff Hamilton, a specialist in operational and technology management. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to inventorsassociationofidaho@gmail.com.

7 Maker Camp. East Bonner County Library District, Google and Make: Magazine partner up for a six week makerspace camp at the Sandpoint Branch Library from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Contact Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 for more information.

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 Crafternoon. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a crafts program from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday. 

8 Perfume Making Class. East Bonner County Library District's Children's Programs hosts a perfume making class from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Sandpoint Branch Library. Registration required. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

8 SCRC Volunteer Orientation. Are you looking to have a positive impact in your community? Sandpoint Community Resource Center will be holding a Volunteer Orientation at noon in their office inside the Columbia Bank Community Plaza, 231 N. Third Ave. SCRC has assisted more than 180 individuals and are looking for committed and compassionate individuals to help meet this growing need. Come learn about the important work we are doing! SandpointCommunityResource.com or call 208-304-2875.

9, 16 Totally Awesome Thursday 4H Camp. The University of Idaho Bonner County 4H sponsors another great "Totally Awesome Thursday" Day Camp July 9 and July 16. Pre-registration and payment is required in the Extension Office, 4205 N. Boyer, prior to the workshop. Fee is $15 per day per person; this fee covers all material costs, morning and afternoon snack, and beverages. Designed for kids ages 8 to 18. 208-263-8511

9 Panhandle Animal Shelter Presentation. Enjoy a presentation by the Panhandle Animal Shelter at 12:30 p.m. in the Clark Fork Branch of the East Bonner County Library District. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

9 Superhero Disguises. Enjoy a Superhero Disguises program at 1:30 p.m. in the Clark Fork Branch of the East Bonner County Library District, 601 Main St. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

9 Forest Stream Protection Twilight Tour. Shade from trees and shrubs is often essential to keeping water temperatures in Idaho forest streams cool enough for fish and other aquatic species. Many stream organisms also benefit from the deep pools created in streams when large logs fall into the stream. The University of Idaho Extension and Idaho Department of Lands offer a Forest Stream Protection Twilight Tour designed to help participants learn how trees provide shade to streams, and how to interpret and apply new FPA regulations related to these trees. Tour departs at 3 p.m. from the Boundary County Fairgrounds and will be completed by 7 p.m. Pre-register at the U of I Extension Office in Boundary County by July 2; $10 fee covers handouts and refreshments. Download a registration form or call 208-267-3235.

9 Albeni Falls Presentation Series: Wildlife Detectives. East Bonner County Library District's Children's Programs hosts a summer educational series every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint branch library. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

9 North Idaho Federated Republican Women Meeting. The North Idaho Federated Republican Women hold a monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. in DiLuna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. Guest speakers from southern Idaho include Idaho Federation of Republican Women president Kitty Kunz and Idaho RNC committeewoman Cindy Siddoway. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. Seating is limited; for more information or to RSVP, contact Charlene Matheson at 208-265-8773. NIFRW.org.

10-12 Telepathic Connection Workshop. Are you ready to be inspired and rejuvenated with Julie Hutslar's method of 'you can do no wrong because you are the perfect expression of creation energy just the way you are?' Join teacher, speaker, author and personal growth/self-esteem specialist Hutslar in a weekend that will enrich your life and offer some new tools too! Learn how to speak and listen to those unable to communicate with words: infants, pets, loved ones that have passed on and even friends and family at a distance. Leave understanding the most valuable, heart-felt method of connecting. $425. Price includes accommodation in the retreat center, meals and all supplies. For more information, e-mail Julie@JRHutslar.com or call 208-263-1448.

11 Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sale. The monthly book and media sale was moved up a week (due to the 4th of July holiday); be sure to check out the FOL's display case near the meeting rooms, featuring an introduction to Sandpoint Library staff members. Held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Sandpoint branch.

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.

13-16 Czap Summer Science Camp. The Czap Summer Science Camp will be held daily from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. July 13 through July 16 in the SMS Science Room. Class fee is $105 (City residents receive a $5 discount), and partial scholarships are available. Join program director Marcia Marine and learn how to harness energy from the sun. Solar energy, just like many other sources of power, can be used to run machines, industries, heat and power homes, etc. Students will spend two days building a solar powered vehicle and another two days hiking in the sun. The last hike will be at Round Lake and participants will also, swim, fish, and race their vehicles. Pre-register by June 30 at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St. 208-263-3613

13 Summer Reading Community Heroes: Veterinarian. East Bonner County Library District hosts a presentation by a local veterinarian for this week's Community Heroes event at 10 a.m. in the Sandpoint Branch Library. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

13 Natural Pest Management Workshop. Greentree Naturals Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Natural Pest Management Workshop from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. as part of their on-farm summer workshop series with Diane Green. Learn to assess pro-active control practices, identification, natural pest formulas, trap/catch-cropping and plant-pest relationships for natural pest control. Learn how to make your own insect traps and natural insect sprays. Cost is $25; call 208-263-8957 or visit GreentreeNaturals.com.

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. Everyone welcome. Details: Bonner County Interagency Facebook Page.

13 Juggling Class. The East Bonner County Library District's Sandpoint Branch hosts a Juggling Class at 3 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

15 Crafternoon. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a crafts program from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday. 

15 Teen Summer Reading: Villainous Art. East Bonner County Library Teen Programs is locking down The Library for a teens-only event at 7 p.m. in the Clark Fork Branch Library. Villify art pieces are created with glow-in-the-dark paints and other materials. Cost is free, but registration is requested. Contact Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 for more information.

16 Bonner County Sheriff Presentation. The Clark Fork Branch of the East Bonner County Library District hosts a Bonner County Sheriff presentation at 12:30 p.m. Contact Suzanne 263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

16 Ring Making Class. Enjoy a ring making class at 1:30 p.m. in the Clark Fork Branch of the East Bonner County Library District. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

16 Albeni Falls Presentation Series: Pollinators. East Bonner County Library District's Children's Programs hosts a summer educational series every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. at the Sandpoint branch library. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

16 Evidence of the After Life Show. Inquire Within, 516 Oak St., hosts the Evidence of the After Life Show from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Bonnie Whiting will communicate with loved ones who have crossed over. Cost is $10 per person. Learn more at BonnerWhiting.com. 208-255-7903

16 Teen Summer Reading: Villainous Art. East Bonner County Library Teen Programs is locking down The Library for a teens-only event at 7 p.m. in the Sandpoint Branch, 1407 Cedar St. Villify art pieces are created using glow-in-the-dark paints and other materials. Cost is free, but registration is requested. Contact Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 for more information.

17-18 Used Book and Media Sale. The Clark Fork Friend of the Library's Used Book and Media Sale will be held from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Browse kids' books, Westerns, mysteries, romance, how-to books and more! Held at the East Bonner County Library's Clark Fork branch at 601 Main St. in Clark Fork.

17-19 Writer's (Creative) Block Workshop. Are you ready to be inspired and rejuvenated with Julie Hutslar's method of 'you can do no wrong because you are the perfect expression of creation energy just the way you are?' Join teacher, speaker, author and personal growth/self-esteem specialist Hutslar in a weekend that will enrich your life and offer some new tools too! Shift the focus from the blocks and frustrations to the awareness they are bringing. Open channels to the messages of the heart to release greater creativity and passion. Leave with a renewed passion for and a tool for future use! $450. Price includes accommodation in the retreat center, meals and all supplies. For more information, e-mail Julie@JRHutslar.com or call 208-263-1448.

18 Panida Yard Sale. Come shop and support your Panida Theater at this yard sale at the parking lot at the corner of Fifth and Cedar, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations now being accepted at the Little Theater; drop them off behind the theater on First Avenue Tuesday from Saturday. 208-263-9894

18 Cosplay Workshop. 1 PM. Craftmanship's Ryan Url presents a costume and prop creating workshop in preparation for Sandemonium, Sandpoint's first comic con event scheduled for Aug. 29, at 1 p.m. in the East Bonner County Library District's Sandpoint branch, 1407 Cedar St. Registration required. For workshop registration or Sandemonium vendor information, call Marcy at 208-263-6930 ext. 1204.

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 Summer Reading Community Heroes: Firefighters. East Bonner County Library District hosts a presentation by local fire department personnel for this week's Community Heroes event, held at 10 a.m. in the Sandpoint branch. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

21 Maker Camp. East Bonner County Library District, Google and Make: Magazine partner up for a six week makerspace camp at the Sandpoint Branch Library at 3 p.m. Contact Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 for more information.

22 Crafternoon. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a crafts program from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday. 

22 Real Life Animal Heroes with Author Kelly Milner Halls. East Bonner County Library Children's Programs hosts author presentations with author Kelly Milner Halls; beginning at 3 p.m. in the Clark Fork Branch, and 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint Branch. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

23 Albeni Falls Presentation Series: Enviro Super Heroes. East Bonner County Library District's Children's Programs hosts a summer educational series every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. at the Sandpoint branch library. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

24-26 Wise Women Weekend Workshop. Are you ready to be inspired and rejuvenated with Julie Hutslar's method of 'you can do no wrong because you are the perfect expression of creation energy just the way you are?' Join teacher, speaker, author and personal growth/self-esteem specialist Hutslar in a weekend that will enrich your life and offer some new tools too! Add more tools, both practical and metaphysical, to your wise woman toolbox for helping others, inner reflection and becoming the change you wish to see in the world. Rejuvenate and be inspired with other empowered women. Leave with a renewed focus on your personal purpose and gifts! $450. Price includes accommodation in the retreat center, meals and all supplies. For more information, e-mail Julie@JRHutslar.com or call 208-263-14481.

23 Search and Rescue Dogs. The Clark Fork Branch of the East Bonner County Library District hosts the Search and Rescue Dogs at 12:30 p.m. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

23 Perfume Making Class. East Bonner County Library District's Children's Programs hosts a perfume making class at 1:30 p.m. in the Clark Fork Branch. Registration required. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

27 Summer Reading Community Heroes: Search and Rescue. East Bonner County Library District hosts a presentation by Sandpoint Search and Rescue for this week's Community Heroes event, held at 10 a.m. in the Sandpoint branch. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

27 Harvesting the Bounty Workshop. Greentree Naturals Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Harvesting the Bounty Workshop from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. as part of their on-farm summer workshop series with Diane Green. Discover techniques for optimum yields for vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and post harvest handling; how to get the most out of your garden harvest. We will also cover post-harvest handling to assure food safety guidelines are met. Cost is $25; call 208-263-8957 or visit GreentreeNaturals.com.

27 Magic Show. The East Bonner County Library District's Children's Programs hosts a magic show; the Clark Fork branch show begins at 2 p.m., and the Sandpoint branch show begins at 6 p.m. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

27 Trains in Sandpoint: Climate Activist Training Workshop. Wild Idaho Rising Tide sponsors a Trains in Sandpoint: Climate Activist Training Workshop at 2:30 p.m. in the East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St. The training workshop via Skpe features Matt Landon of Vancouver Action Network in Washington; Landon has provided leadership, insights, and guidance among the Northwest community of citizens and activists through two programs - the Listening Project and the Twitter Oil Train Watch. The Listening Project involves outreach to residents of the mile-wide blast zones around rail lines carrying volatile Alberta tar sands and Bakken crude oil trains. The Twitter Oil Train Watch is track-side monitoring of dangerous oil trains moving across the region. Cost is free, but donations are accepted. Learn more at WildIdahoRisingTide.org or call 208-301-8039.

28 Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sort. Sandpoint Friends of the Library sorts through donated books and media items to organize for the upcoming monthly book sale. Held from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.; volunteers appreciated!

28 Maker Camp. East Bonner County Library District, Google and Make: Magazine partner up for a six week makerspace camp at the Sandpoint Branch at 3 p.m. Contact Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 for more information.

29 Crafternoon. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a crafts program from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday. 

29 An Evening with Robin McLean. East Bonner County Library District and Lost Horse Press welcome author Robin McLean to celebrate her latest book, Reptile House, at 7 p.m. in the Sandpoint branch. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Lost Horse Press at 208-255-4410.

30 Fire Department Presentation. The Clark Fork Branch of the East Bonner County Library District hosts a Fire Department Presentation at 12:30 p.m. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

30 Tie Dye T-Shirts Workshop. The Clark Fork Branch of the East Bonner County Library District hosts a Tie Dye T-Shirts Workshop at 1:30 p.m. Contact Suzanne 263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

30 Albeny Falls Presentation Series: Rangers' Favorites. East Bonner County Library District's Children's Programs hosts a summer educational series every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Branch. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

31 Teen Summer Reading: National Teen Lock-In; Masquerade Madness. East Bonner County Library's Teen Programs is locking down The Library for a nationwide teens-only event at 7 p.m. in the Sandpoint Branch. Cost is free, but registration is requested. Contact Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 for more information.

31-Aug. 2 Helpful Astrology Workshop. Are you ready to be inspired and rejuvenated with Julie Hutslar's method of 'you can do no wrong because you are the perfect expression of creation energy just the way you are?' Join teacher, speaker, author and personal growth/self-esteem specialist Hutslar in a weekend that will enrich your life and offer some new tools too! Learn how to use astrology for your own personal journey as well as understanding loved ones and friends. Leave with a road map of your journey and the knowledge of what you can do about it. $395. Price includes accommodation in the retreat center, meals and all supplies. For more information, e-mail Julie@JRHutslar.com or call 208-263-1448.

Here is what's coming up in August!

10 Seed Saving Workshop. Greentree Naturals Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Seed Saving Workshop from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. as part of their on-farm summer workshop series with Diane Green. By saving seed from your garden, you can produce plants best suited to your specific site and micro-climate; we will discuss plant selection, hand pollination, seed cleaning and seed storage. Cost is $25; call 208-263-8957 or visit GreentreeNaturals.com.

Through Aug. 21 LPOSD Free Summer Meal Program. Lake Pend Oreille School District, in cooperation with the Idaho State Department of Education and USDA offer free meals to all children, ages 1 through 18, at locations throughout the area including Farmin-Stidwell Elementary, Sandpoint City Beach, Kootenai Elementary, Sandpoint High School, Clark Fork Library and SL Start Social Services. Visit the LPOSD website for more information (click on the "Summer Meal Info and Locations" link) or call 208-265-1569.

Through Aug. 17 Summer Adventure Camp. Sandpoint West Athletic Club provides fun-filled days loaded with activities to keep kids ages 10 through 12 safe and happy. SAC has been providing opportunities for kids to explore and be creative for 14 years! Camps run through the week of Aug 17, and hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Space is limited; register at SWAC. Cost for the entire week is $65 and includes lunches. Each week is centered on a different theme. Additional information provided at SandpointWest.com. Special thanks for funding support from SWAC, Community Assistance League, Bonner County Juvenile Probation, and Sandpoint Parks & Recreation.

Here is what's coming up in September!

3-6 Couple's Workshop. Are you ready to be inspired and rejuvenated with Julie Hutslar's method of 'you can do no wrong because you are the perfect expression of creation energy just the way you are?' Join teacher, speaker, author and personal growth/self-esteem specialist Hutslar in a weekend that will enrich your life and offer some new tools too! Interpret the lessons you find in relationships and how to relate to and experience your partner based on those important roles. Be heard and acknowledged for the importance of your story. Deeply profound and life changing, leave with a greater appreciation for your own story and that of your partner. $1,800 per couple. Price includes accommodation in the retreat center, meals and all supplies. For more information, e-mail Julie@JRHutslar.com or call 208-263-1448.

8 Geezer Forum. All are welcome to attend the Geezer Forum, held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tango Cafe, 414 Church St. The Geezer Forum meets twice a month to explore the issues of aging, and is hosted by Paul Graves of Elder Advocates. Free and open to the public.

11-13 Watercolor Workshop. Are you ready to be inspired and rejuvenated with Julie Hutslar's method of 'you can do no wrong because you are the perfect expression of creation energy just the way you are?' Join teacher, speaker, author and personal growth/self-esteem specialist Hutslar in a weekend that will enrich your life and offer some new tools too! Learn a simple approach to painting, basic watercolor methods and how to engage your heart in creating. Julie is a watercolorist with many styles and much passion. She is also a seasoned teacher who can bring out the best in any learner. $425. Price includes accommodation in the retreat center, meals and all supplies. For more information, e-mail Julie@JRHutslar.com or call 208-263-1448.

Here is what's coming up in October!

2-4 Ethnic Vegetarian Cooking Workshop. Are you ready to be inspired and rejuvenated with Julie Hutslar's method of 'you can do no wrong because you are the perfect expression of creation energy just the way you are?' Join teacher, speaker, author and personal growth/self-esteem specialist Hutslar in a weekend that will enrich your life and offer some new tools too! Learn to cook with many spices, many combinations and surprising flavors and vegetables - Indian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Thai, fusion, Ethiopian, and Caribbean. Leave with a new palette, recipes that are delicious, easy and fun and a new enthusiasm for experimenting. $450. Price includes accommodation in the retreat center, meals and all supplies. For more information, e-mail Julie@JRHutslar.com or call 208-263-1448.

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