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Here is what's happening in October!

1 Finally Home! Homebuyer Education Class Sandpoint. The Finally Home! homebuyer education class, held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., can help you navigate the home-buying process, get a better rate, find the right property and lender, avoid costly mistakes, and may even help qualify you for down payment assistance. Finally Home! is a program of Idaho Housing and Finance Association, and Sandpoint classes are hosted by the Bonner Community Housing Agency. Pre-registration is required -- visit the website for class location; to register, call 208-263-5720.

1 Puppy Power Hour. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge 895 Kootenai Cut-Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts a Puppy Power Hour. Puppies enjoy an hour of supervised play and socialization between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Power Hour is open to puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age.  Puppies must be current on veterinarian administered vaccines. Power Hour is $5 per session or 5 for $20.  For more information call the Pend Oreille Pet Lodge at 208-255-7687. * Held every Saturday in October.

1 FOL Book Sale. 10 AM to 2 PM. Sandpoint Friends of the Library host a used book sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., There's a new theme and special featured selections each month. * Held on the first Saturday of every month.

2 Rally Obedience Dog Training. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut-Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts a Rally Obedience Dog Training in which the dog and handler complete a course of designated stations (10-20 stations). Dogs must be current on veterinarian-administered vaccines. Drop-in class is $10 per session or 4 for $35. Class starts at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Glenna at 208-610-2171 or the Pend Oreille Pet Lodge 208-255-7687. * Held every Sunday in October.

4 Library Storytimes. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m. for children ages 0 to 3; and Preschool Storytime at 11 a.m. for children ages 2 to 5. * Held every Tuesday.

4 Basic Obedience Dog Training Classes. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut-Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts a Basic Obedience Dog Training class, held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for 5 weeks. Learn the basics of heeling, sit, down, stay, recall and greeting people. Class is open to dogs ages 6 months and up. Dogs must be current on veterinarian-administered vaccines. Class is $80 for new students and $65 for returning. For more information, call Monica at 208-651-0008 or the Pend Oreille Pet Lodge 208-255-7687.

4 Make It At The Library. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts Make It at the Library at 3 p.m. Kids and families are all invited to come and create with robotics, Arduinos, needlework, Legos and other projects. * Held every Tuesday.

4 Parent/Grandparent Grief Group. Bonner General Health Community Hospice hosts a Parent and Grandparent Grief Group, which meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the classroom at Bonner General Health, 520 N. Third Ave. A free community service, the support group is for parents and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child or grandchild. * Held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 208-265-1185

5 Clark Fork Stories and More. The Clark Fork Library, 610 Main St., holds a Clark Fork Stories and More program at 10:30 a.m. Kids ages 3 to 8 are invited to enjoy stories, crafts, prizes and snacks. * Held every Wednesday.

5 Puppy Power Hour. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut-Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts Puppy Power Hour. Puppies enjoy an hour of supervised play and socialization between noon and 1 p.m. Power Hour is open to puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age. Puppies must be current on veterinarian-administered vaccines. Power Hour is $5 per session or 5 for $20. For more information, call the Pend Oreille Pet Lodge at 208-255-7687. * Held every Wednesday in October.

5 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.

5 Lego Club. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Lego Club at 2 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and create with open Lego play. * Held on the first and third Wednesday of every month.

5 3D Printing Workshop for Adults. The Clark Fork Library, 610 Main St., hosts a 3D Printing Workshop for Adults at 4 p.m. This beginner class explores the potential of 3D printing and designing a 3D printable object. Pre-registration required by calling 208-266-1321. * Held on the first Wednesday of every month.

5 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 Creating Owl, Bat and Osprey Houses. Bonner County Gardeners Association holds a class on Creating Owl, Bat and Osprey Houses, presented by Tom Steffen. This class will provide instructions for building homes for birds and bats that help control rodents and insects; the houses give you an opportunity to observe these creatures. Tom will also teach where to place these nests to attract the birds and bats to your property. This class is part of the BCGA's fall Home Horticulture series; class is held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way. Cost is $10. To view all classes and to pre-register, visit BCGardeners.org.

5 Puppy Class Dog Training. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut-Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts a Puppy Class Dog Training on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. for three weeks. Learn the basics of socialization, heel, sit, down, stay, recall, greeting people and potty training. Class is open to puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age. Puppies must be current on veterinarian-administered vaccines. Class is $65. For more information, call Lindsey at 208-304-2097 or the Pend Oreille Pet Lodge 208-255-7687.

6 Rally Obedience Dog Training. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut-Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts a Rally Obedience Dog Training in which the dog and handler complete a course of designated stations (10-20 stations). Dogs must be current on veterinarian-administered vaccines. Drop-in class is $10 per session or 4 for $35. Class starts at 1 p.m. For more information, call Glenna at 208-610-2171 or the Pend Oreille Pet Lodge 208-255-7687. * Held every Thursday in October.

6 The Drawing Group. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts The Drawing Group at 2 p.m. All are welcome to come and draw with other artists of various proficiency levels. * Held every Thursday.

8 Indie Author Day. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts an Indie Author Day starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call Mike Bauer at 208-265-2665.

8 A Celestial Afternoon with Govinda. Inquire Within, 516 Oak St., Ste. 1, hosts a Celestial Afternoon with Govinda from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. featuring an astrological exploration of the major cosmic energy shifts affecting you and humanity now, in 2017, and beyond. $15 suggested donation. InquireWithinSandpoint.com. 208-255-7903

11 Geezer Forum. Tango Cafe inside the Sandpoint Center, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. This forum's topic is "Medicare Enrollment Time" featuring Angie and Jessica from SHIBA. The Geezer Forum is held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, and is sponsored by Elder Advocates. 208-610-4971

12 Lawn Management. Bonner County Gardeners Association holds a class on Lawn Management, presented by Jack Zimmer. Zimmer will provide information on how to prep your ground for a new lawn, different varieties of grass seed, and how to feed and manage the turf on your property for maximum appeal and usefulness. This class is part of the BCGA's fall Home Horticulture series; class is held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way. Cost is $10. To view all classes and to pre-register, visit BCGardeners.org.

12 The Conversation: With Suzy Prez. Have you ever thought about being on the radio? Suzy Prez from KRFY 88.5 Panhandle Community Radio will be speaking about the Sandpoint station's background and dedication to independent, commercial-free radio programming during The Conversation, starting at 6 p.m. in Ivano's Ristorante, 102 S. First Ave. Prez will also focus on how artists can promote themselves, tell their art stories, and even be involved in broadcasting at KRFY. The Conversation is a free monthly event with the intent to support our artist community by cultivating conversations. 208-263-1592

14 Teen Writers Club. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Teen Writers Club at 3 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.

17 BGH Volunteer Council Scrub Sale. Uptown Scrubs from Coeur d'Alene will provide their latest styles with a 10 percent discount on all purchases during the BGH Volunteer Council Scrub Sale, held from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Bonner General Health classrooms (next to the gift shop) at 520 N. Third Ave. Sponsored by the BGH Volunteer Council members, proceeds from the sale will go to the BGH Employee and BGH Volunteer education funds. This will be the council's sixth Scrub Sale event; medical supplies including shoes and stethoscope covers will be included. Free admission. 208-304-6374

25 Geezer Forum. Tango Cafe inside the Sandpoint Center, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. This forum's topic is "A Closer Look at Parkinson's Disease" featuring AC Woolnough. The Geezer Forum is held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, and is sponsored by Elder Advocates. 208-610-4971

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 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, on the fourth Tuesday of every month. 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. The group does emergency communications for the public; if you have your license, come check out the group. Even if you don't have your license, come see what we are all about. No cost. Learn more, or call 661-203-0335.

29 Howloween Party. Celebrate Halloween at North Idaho Animal Hospital, 320 S. Ella, during the Howloween Party from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All animals are welcome - even the human kind - dressed in their Halloween best for a costume contest, bobbing for kongs, goody bags, pumpkin carving for kids and special baked Halloween cookies for your K9 companion. Join us for a howling good time! Free and open to the public. IdahoVet.com. 208-265-5700

31 "Howl-O-Ween" Pet Costume Contest. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut-Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts the 3rd annual "Howl-O-Ween" Pet Costume Contest from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enter to win Best Pet Costume or Best Pet/Owner Costume. Grand prize wins a free night stay at the Pet Lodge. Toy and treat awards for runners-up. Free treats for pets and their humans during the contest!  Call the Pend Oreille Pet Lodge at 208-255-7687 for more information.

Here is what's coming up in November!

22 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, on the fourth Tuesday of every month. 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. The group does emergency communications for the public; if you have your license, come check out the group. Even if you don't have your license, come see what we are all about. No cost. Learn more, or call 661-203-0335.

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