Here is what's happening in May!
18 LPOW Citizen Scientist Orientation. Help Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeepers kick off the 7th field season of their citizen-based Water Quality Monitoring Program for Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille River. A newcomer orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the LPOW office, 100A Cedar St.
19 New Sailor Workshop. A free sailing workshop, courtesy of the Sandpoint Sailing Association and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. The workshop is free and open to sailors of all skill levels!
19 5th Annual Seed Library Plant Swap. Bring your plants and starts and adopt some new ones during a Seed Library Plant Swap from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Talk gardening with fellow gardeners and learn about the seed library! Information: 208-263-6930 ext. 1243.
19 Clark Fork Plant Swap. Bring a plant, take a plant during the Plant Swap from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. Information: 208-266-1321.
20 Argentine Tango Practica. Come enjoy dancing and receive guidance from instructor Muffy Nye to learn new skills and polish those you already have during a drop-in beginner lesson at 6 p.m., followed by practice and social dancing from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. No partner necessary. Held on the third Sunday of the month in May and June, Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. $10/month per person; pay online or at the door.
21 Free Teen Center Program. All teens are welcome to the Sandpoint Teen Center, 104 S. Division, for a library-sponsored game or STEAM activity at 3:30 p.m. Hosted by Morgan Gariepy, teen librarian with the Sandpoint Library. For this week's theme, call Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 or e-mail [email protected]brary.org. * Held every Monday.
22 Mother Goose Storytime. Due to construction at the Sandpoint Library, Mother Goose Storytime is temporarily held at Creations on the Cedar Street Bridge. Stories and singing for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 and caregivers begins at 10:15 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Suzanne Davis at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or e-mail [email protected]. * Held every Tuesday.
22 Preschool Storytime. Due to construction at the Sandpoint Library, Preschool Storytime is temporarily held at Creations on the Cedar Street Bridge. Stories and crafts for kids age 2-5 and their caregivers begins at 11 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Suzanne Davis at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or [email protected]. * Held every Tuesday.
22 Geezer Forum. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Paul Graves. The Geezer Forum is held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, and is presented by Elder Advocates. Free and open to the public. 208-610-4971
22 Intro to 3D Printing Workshop for Adults. Learn what 3D printers are used for and how to design your own 3D printable object, during this beginner-level class at 5 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 208-263-6930. * Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
22 Intro to Woodworking. Design and build a hardwood cutting board set during this one-day Intro to Woodworking class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at MakerPoint Studios, C106-14 1424 N. Boyer Ave. Learn how to use the jointer, planer and table saw to surface and prep raw lumber, then design your own boards with as much simplicity or complexity as you like! Lastly, enjoy the art of finishing your boards hands-on with planers, sanders and other tools. This class offers a truly pro-grade experience, plus you take home your own cutting board set! $71 fee ($2 city discount) includes materials. Register by May 20 at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St., online, or call 208-263-3613.
23 KRFY Morning Show. Morning Show hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler discuss a current affairs topic. Tune in at 8 a.m.; or hear podcast later in the day on the KRFY Podcast page. * Held every Wednesday.
23 IDL Second Train Bridge Public Hearings. The Idaho Department of Lands holds public hearings on the BNSF Railway Co. application to construct a second train bridge across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek. The first is at 8 a.m. at the Ponderay Events Center, and the second is at 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint Middle School gym. BNSF must obtain a permit from IDL under the Idaho Lake Protection Act, which regulates activities on, in or above Idaho lakes. IDL extended the initial comment period for the proposal, which now ends the day of the hearings. Comments on BNSF's proposal can be e-mailed to [email protected], or submitted through the IDL website.
23 Clark Fork Stories and More. Enjoy stories, crafts, prizes and snacks for kids ages 3-8 starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. Free and open to the public. * Held every Wednesday.
23 Clark Fork Make It at The Library. Kids make a variety of age-appropriate projects, starting at 2 p.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. * Held every Wednesday.
23 Lake Pend Oreille Toastmasters Open House. Join the Lake Pend Oreille Toastmasters for an Open House from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Forrest Bird Charter High School, 614 S. Madison Ave. Examples of club meeting activities centered on the development of public speaking and leadership skills will be presented. This is a perfect opportunity to view the Toastmasters experience firsthand; refreshments will be served. 208-283-9008 or e-mail [email protected].
26 KNPS: Paleobotany and Geology of the Clarkia Area. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation present The Paleobotany and Geology of the Clarkia Area in Idaho from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Featured speaker Bill Rember, an affiliate professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Idaho and director of UI's Tertiary Research Center, will discuss the geologic setting and the relationship of the ancient Lake Clarkia to the Columbia River Basalt. Free and open to the public. NativePlantSociety.org.
26 Wildcrafting Plant Walk and Workshop. Learn how to identify and collect wild plants for commercial and home use with a walk and workshop from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cascadia Permaculture Center, 1266 Mosquito Creek Rd., Clark Fork. Led by Michael Pilarski, a naturalist, farmer and educator with 45 years of experience, the group will walk and talk about the plants and there will be time for questions and answers. Camping available; potluck and pow wow will follow. 208-550-3134
26 Organic Seed Saving. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts Organic Seed Saving at 1 p.m. All are welcome to come and discuss organic gardening and seed saving. Bring food and seeds to share if you can (if you can't, come anyway!). For more information, contact Camisse Nitkowski at 208-263-6248. * Held on the fourth Saturday of every month.
30 STCU Teen Money Workshop: My Life, My Money. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the STCU Teen Money Workshop at 2 p.m. Open to students in grades 6 through 9 (ages 11 to 15), this high-energy, snack-packed workshop covers spending "needs" and "wants" as well as amassing piles of money and building awesome credit. For information, contact Morgan at 208-263-6930 or e-mail [email protected].
30 Lake Pend Oreille Toastmasters Club Meeting. The Lake Pend Oreille Toastmasters Club meets from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the Forrest Bird Charter High School, 614 S. Madison Ave. The Toastmasters experience is centered on helping those interested in developing public speaking and leadership skills in a mutually supportive and fun environment. Guests always welcome, with no obligation. For more information, contact Debbie at 208-283-9008 or [email protected]. *Held every Wednesday.
30 Intro to CNC Plasma Cutter and Design. Join instructors at MakerPoint Studios for an introduction to CNC Plasma Cutter and Design, held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at MakerPoint, 1424 N. Boyer. Participants will learn a basic understanding of how to run the CNC plasma and how to design projects on the machine. Class fee is $71 ($2 city discount) and includes a sheet of metal for class. Register by May 27 at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St., or call 208-263-3613.
Here is what's coming up in June!
5 Parent Grief Support Group. Bonner General Health Community Hospice hosts a bi-monthly support group for parents who have lost a child. The meeting is held at 5:30 p.m. in the BGH Community Hospice conference room at the hospital, 520 N. Third Ave. This is an ongoing and informal support group meeting that is open to all parents who have experienced the loss of a child at any age. There is no cost; contact Lissa at 208-265-1185 for an application or more information. *Held on the first and third Tuesday of every month
9 Stories and More. Presented by Sandpoint Waldorf School's Early Childhood Program, Stories and More is held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Waldorf School, 2007 Sandpoint West Dr. Under the guidance of a Waldorf-trained and experienced Early Childhood teacher, this free event includes a puppet story, seasonal activities, play and a light snack. Open to 1-, 2- and 3-year-olds and one parent or caregiver. RSVP: 208-265-2683. *Held on the second Saturday of every month.
11 Parkinson's Support Group. Individuals affected by Parkinson's, family, caregivers, and friends are encouraged to attend the Parkinson's Support Group, held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the BGH Health Services Building, 423 N. Third Ave., Ste. 101. For more information, contact Elizabeth Neuder at 208-265-3325. * Held on the second Monday of each month.
13 Bonner County Amateur Radio Club Meeting. BCARC is a nonprofit charitable organization promoting amateur radio, providing communications, and serving the interests of communities in Bonner County. BCARC meets at 7 p.m. in the Sandpoint VFW Hall on Pine and Division, and meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio Communications (ham radio). K7JEP.org. * Held on the second Wednesday of each month.
13-July 25 Forestry Shortcourse. A six-session program titled Forestry Shortcourse, which helps enrich forest landowners' understanding of forest ecology and more, will be held at the Sandpoint Orchard, 10881 N. Boyer Rd., from 9 a.m. to noon June 13, 20, 27, and July 11, 18, 25. This is an Idaho Forest Stewardship program, co-sponsored by University of Idaho Extension, the Idaho Department of Lands, and many other agencies and organizations. Registration fee is $38 and includes a large binder of forest stewardship resource materials, including a wooden USB flash drive with over 120 extension publications. Pre-register by June 6 at the University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County, 208-263-8511.
14 Better Breathers Club. Bonner General Health hosts the Better Breathers Club monthly support group for people living with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. This month's topic is "Navigating Insurance and Community Resources" and "The Effects of Second-hand Smoke." The facilitator is trained by the American Lung Association, and meeting is held at 1 p.m. in the hospital's east classroom, 520 N. Third Ave. RSVP by calling 208-265-1045 or simply attend the meeting. * Held on the second Thursday of every month.
18-22 Camp Moose on the Loose. New Song Bible Church, located south of the Long Bridge on Highway 95 in Sagle, hosts Camp Moose on the Loose children's day camp from 9 a.m. to noon daily. Free and open to all ages, camp activities include songs, skits and puppet shows, making crafts, playing games, and hearing Bible stories. Parents or guardians may pre-register children by calling 208-265-2553 or show up June 18 at 8:30 a.m.
Here is what's coming up in July!
9-12 Festival at Sandpoint Summer Camp. The Festival at Sandpoint announces its first ever Summer Youth Music Camp at Sandpoint High School. The camp is open to ages 8-18 and all abilities, with participants' tuition underwritten by the Festival's educational mission - the only cost is a $25 registration fee! Camp director Dr. Jason Moody, a Sandpoint native who is First Violin with the Spokane Symphony, will lead four fun-filled days of music instruction with classes including symphony orchestra, choir, chamber music, jazz band, classical guitar, ukulele, piano, fiddle ensemble, flute ensemble, master classes and more! Registration is open on a first come, first served basis - space is limited! Register online; for more information, contact Beth Weber at 208-263-1151.