Here is what's happening in July!
20 STEM in the Park. Join the Sandpoint Library and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Park at Travers Park, 2100 Pine St., held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through July 27. Bring a lunch and come do science and building projects. Geared towards youth in grades 1st through 5th grade, but all are welcome. For more information, call Suzanne at East Bonner Library Youth Services at 208-263-6930 or Sandpoint Parks and Recreation at 208-263-3613.
20 Alzheimer's Support Group. The Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., hosts a support group at 1 p.m. for families, caregivers and friends of those with dementia, Alzheimer's and any related disorder, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. Free respite care is available at Day Break during the group session with advance reservations. Contact Jan Griffitts for information at 208-290-1973, or e-mail email@example.com. * Held on the first and third Thursday of every month.
20 Fit and Fall Proof Class. Cedar Hills Church, 227 McGhee Rd. in Ponderay, hosts the Fit and Fall Proof class from 11 a.m. until noon in the Selkirk Wing of the church. This fitness class for seniors is sponsored by the Panhandle Health District, and is designed for older adults to improve flexibility, mobility, balance and strength. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Vicki Longhini at 612-987-3802 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. * Held every Monday and Thursday.
20 Clark Fork Crafternoon. Free family fun at the Clark Fork Branch Library, 601 Main, starting at 3 p.m.
20 BGH Community Hospice Adult Grief Support Group. The Adult Grief Support Group meets to share stories and feelings, and support one another in an understanding and caring environment. Group members frequently find solace and comfort in the recognition that there are others going through similar experiences. An application is required, but attendance is flexible. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Bonner General Health classroom at 520 N. Third Ave. Contact Lissa at 208-265-1185 for an application. * Held on the first and third Thursday of every month.
20 Reclaim Idaho Campaign Kickoff. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the Reclaim Idaho Campaign Kickoff featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Sandpoint native Marilynne Robinson starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Reclaim Idaho is an initiative organized by Luke Mayville and Garrett Strizich, 2003 graduates of Sandpoint High School, aimed at reclaiming local values that both Mayville and Garrett believe are in danger of being lost. Robinson is an eloquent advocate for public education, a Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author of essays and novels including "Housekeeping," set in a fictional version of Sandpoint that drew upon her childhood experiences. Learn more in the Summer 2017 issue of Sandpoint Magazine (p. 63) or visit ReclaimIdaho.org.
22 Computer Class: Computer Basics. East Bonner Co. Library Dist. Sandpoint Branch, 1407 Cedar, hosts a beginner’s class on computer basics at 8:15 a.m. sharp. Space is limited and preregistration is required. 263-6930
22 Organic Seed Saving. Come and discuss organic gardening and seed saving during an Organic Seed Saving class at 1 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Bring food and seeds to share if you can (if you can't, come anyway!). For more information, contact Sandpoint Seed Library volunteer Camisse Nitkowski at 208-263-6248. * Held on the fourth Saturday of every month.
24 Organic Gardening Workshop: Natural Pest Control. Greentree Naturals hosts a Natural Pest Control workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how to manage your garden pests without harmful pesticides with pro-active control practices that minimize harm to pollinators and beneficial insects, plus more! Cost is $25 and includes handouts. Reserve a spot by calling 208-263-8957.
24 Sing-along with Alexis. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a family sing-along with Alexis and her guitar at 10:30 a.m. 208-263-6930 ext. 1211
24-28 Piano Camp. Music Conservatory of Sandpoint hosts Piano Camp with Melody Puller from 9 a.m. to noon July 24-28 for ages 9 and older. Cost is $125; register by calling 208-265-4444.
25 Mother Goose Storytime at the Park. Sandpoint Library hosts Mother Goose Storytime at the Park, starting at 10:15 a.m. at Travers Park, 2100 Pine St. For children ages 0 to 3. Part of the Build A Better World Summer Reading partnership of the East Bonner County Library District and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. * Takes place every Tuesday through August.
25 Preschool Storytime at the Park. Sandpoint Library hosts Preschool Storytime at the Park, starting at 11 a.m. at Travers Park, 2100 Pine St. For children ages 2 to 5. Part of the Build A Better World Summer Reading partnership of the East Bonner County Library District and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. * Takes place every Tuesday through August.
25 3D Printing Workshop for Adults. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a 3D Printing Workshop for Adults at 5 p.m. This beginner class explores the potential of 3D printing and designing a 3D printable object. Pre-registration required by calling 208-263-6930. * Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
25 Make It at The Library. Kids and families create with robotics, Arduinos, needlework, Legos and other projects during Make It at the Library, held at 3 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. * Held every Tuesday.
25 Bonner County ARES/RACES Meeting. The amateur radio group Bonner County ARES/RACES hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Bonner County Administration Building, 1500 Highway 2. ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) is a function of the American Radio Relay League; RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) is associated with the local government emergency management function. Learn more or call 661-203-0335. * Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
26 Clark Fork Crafternoon. Enjoy free family fun during Crafternoon, making crafts to take home at noon in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. * Held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.
26 Crafternoon: Celtic Bands. Enjoy free family fun during Crafternoon, making crafts to take home at 2 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. * Held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.
26 Clark Fork Make It At The Library. The Clark Fork Library, 610 Main St., holds a Make It At The Library program at 2 p.m. Kids are invited to come and make a variety of age-appropriate projects. * Held every Wednesday.
26 Teen Summer Reading – Clark Fork Nerf Battle. Teens take over the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main, at 7p.m. with Capture the Flag, tag, and Nerf Battling. BYO Nerf Gun and ammo. 263-6930 ext. 1245
27 Marble Mania. More summer fun at the East Bonner Co. Library Dist. Clark Fork Branch, 601 Main, at 1p.m. 266-1321
27 Magic Class & Show. A magical afternoon and evening at the East Bonner Co. Library Dist. Sandpoint Branch, 1407 Cedar. Magic class at 3 p.m.; show at 6p.m. The second Build A Better World™ Summer Reading prize will be drawn after the show. 263-6930 ext. 1211
27 STEM in the Park. Join the Sandpoint Library and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Park at Travers Park, 2100 Pine St., held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring a lunch and come do science and building projects. Geared towards youth in grades 1st through 5th grade, but all are welcome. For more information, call Suzanne at East Bonner Library Youth Services at 208-263-6930 or Sandpoint Parks and Recreation at 208-263-3613.
28 Teen Writers Club. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Teen Writers Club at 3:30 p.m. Teens who write ... unite! Enjoy collaboration, peer reviews, brainstorming activities; writing supplies and refreshments provided. * Held on the second and fourth Friday of every month.
28 Teen Summer Reading – Nat’l Teen Lock-In & Nerf Battle. The East Bonner Co. Library Dist. Sandpoint Branch, 1407 Cedar, hosts a night of fun and games featuring escape rooms, author chats, 3D design, and more starting at 8p.m. Take over the library after hours and have pancakes in the morning, served by Morgan. Bring sleeping bag, pillow, PJ’s and Nerf gun/ammo. Preregistration required. 263-6930 ext. 1245.
28 Star Party. Look through telescopes and learn about the stars with Astronomer Sandy Nichols of the Spokane Astronomical Society at the Travers Park pavilion, 2100 Pine Street, at 9:15p.m. Free family fun from the East Bonner County Library District. 263-6930 ext. 1211
29 Spokane Raging Grannies and Veterans for Peace Event. North Idaho Resistance Movement and Wild Idaho Rising Tide will host the Spokane Raging Grannies and Veterans for Peace Event at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Their presentation will cover the arrests of protesters who peacefully blocked Spokane rail lines last fall and feature a question-and-answer session afterwards. A potluck will follow, so bringing a food item to share is encouraged. 208-627-9084
29 Solar Eclipse: An Observer's Guide. Join Astronomer Sandy Nichols from the Spokane Astronomical Society for a comprehensive look at the eclipse of the century (coming up in August!) at 1 p.m. in Travers Park, 2100 Pine St. Free solar glasses will be distributed. Presented by the Sandpoint Library. 208-263-6930
31-3 STEM Camp. The East Bonner Co. Library District hosts a space-themed STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math) Camp at Farmin Stidwell Elementary School, 1626 Spruce Street, for 2nd-6th graders at 12:30p.m. Preregistration is required; Registration opens July 10th. 263-6930 ext. 1211
Here is what's coming up in August!
1 Memory Cafe. Kokanee Coffee, 509 N. Fifth Ave., hosts the Memory Cafe of Sandpoint from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. This casual gathering provides socialization, interaction, and fellowship for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other related dementia and their care partners. The only cost is what you order at the bakery and coffee bar. For more information, contact P.J. Christo at the Alzheimer's Association, 208-666-2996 ext. 8314, Liz Price at 208-263-7889 or Lissa DeFreitas at 509-951-2310. * Held on the first and third Tuesday of every month.
2 Sandpoint Photo Club. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Sandpoint Photo Club at 5 p.m. Learn and share with other photographers! * Held on the first Wednesday of every month.
5 Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Sandpoint FOL monthly book sale is held from 10 a.m. 'til 2 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Enjoy the hunt for literary treasures at wonderful prices. Don’t forget to look at our shelf located inside the library. All welcome! * FOL book sales are held on the first Saturday of every month.
7 Harvesting the Bounty Workshop. Greentree Naturals Certified Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Harvesting the Bounty Workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. After putting a lot of time and effort into successfully growing your crops, you want to make sure you are harvesting at the correct time for peak flavor and good storage. Discover techniques for harvesting optimal yields for vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and best practices for post-harvest handling to assure food safety guidelines are met. Cost is $25. Visit GreentreeNaturals.com or call 208-263-8957.
12 Saving Our Future: The "Kids vs. Government" Lawsuits. Meet three of the 21 youth involved in Kids vs. Government, the "Trial of the Millennium," from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Gardenia Center. World-famous plaintiffs Aji Piper, Adonis Williams, and Gabe Mandell will share their stories in music and words, and discuss the federal and Washington state lawsuits on ensuring a sustainable, livable environment for themselves and future generations. A youth event will follow. Family attendance encouraged; seating limited. These three plaintiffs are also Climate Justice Ambassadors for Plant for the Planet, an international organization that has planted more than 14 billion trees in over 130 nations. Sponsored by 350Sandpoint.org. 208-627-9084
21 Seed Saving Workshop. Greentree Naturals Certified Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Seed Saving Workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can save vegetable, herb, and flower seeds from your garden to plant next year. Seed saving involves selecting suitable plants from which to save seed, harvesting seeds at the right time, and storing them properly over the winter. We will also discuss hand pollination, seed cleaning, and seed storage. Cost is $25. Visit GreentreeNaturals.com or call 208-263-8957.
Through Aug. 21 Summer Reading Challenge. The Sandpoint Library's annual Summer Reading Challenge starts with the 2017 theme: Build A Better World! Pick up a game board and start logging reading and read-to-me hours now through August 21 for fun programs and prizes! Reading logs available for kids of pre-reading age through teen. Happening at the Sandpoint and Clark Fork branch libraries; visit eBonnerLibrary.org for information!
24 Rock Creek Mine - Geophysicist Presentation. Dr. David Chambers, geophysicist and recognized expert on tailings impoundment engineering, will give a presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Chambers will discuss the technical issues and stability problems associated with the proposed tailings impoundment for the Rock Creek Mine. Free and open to the public.