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Here is what's happening in October!

15 Teens' Support Group. The Human Connection, 2023 Sandpoint West Dr., hosts a Teens Support Group from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Connect with other teens, learn, share, and have fun! Facilitated by master's level counselor Keely Brannigan. All are welcome, so just drop in! Donations welcome. Learn more on the Facebook page or call 208-265-5412. *Held every Monday.

15-29 Beginning Drone Workshop. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Beginning Drone Workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Community Room B. Geared for 7th-12th grade teens, learn terminology, drone anatomy, safety, and flight basics. Field experience will help build confidence flying the drone before moving on to simple flight challenges. Three-week course commitment and registration is required by calling 208-263-6930 ext. 1245

15 Pajama Storytime. Bring the entire family, including stuffies and blankies, for Pajama Storytime at 6:15 p.m. PJs welcome! 208-263-6930 ext. 1211

16 BCRWI Republican Candidate Forum. The Bonner County Republican Women, Inc., hosts a Republican Candidate Forum at their general meeting. Doors open at 10:15 a.m., and the program starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay. Everyone is invited to come hear the candidates and participate in a Question and Answer session; $5 fee will be charged at the door. More information available at BCRWINC.com.

16 Robotics
. Explore STEAM with Lego Mindstorm robotics from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. 208-266-1321 *Held every Tuesday.

16 Intro to Virtual Reality. Explore the world with Google Earth VR during these drop-in 20-minute sessions between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Swim in the deep sea, go on a virtual tour, play arcade-style games, or walk a plank suspended from an 80-story building - all from the safety of the library! First come, first served. Under 18 must accompany parent consent form; under 14 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. For more information, contact the Tech Desk: 208-263-6930 ext.1251. *Held every Tuesday.

16-23 Childbirth Education Classes. Bonner General Health offers free classes to help parents-to-be learn what to expect both during and after pregnancy. Held at 423 N. Third Avenue, Suite 101. For more information, contact Joann at 208-265-7484.

16 Women's Group. The Human Connection, 2023 Sandpoint West Dr., hosts a Women's Group from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Connect with others, learn more about yourself, and grow. Facilitated by therapist Keely Brannigan. Pre-screening required; call 208-820-1191. Learn more on the Facebook page. *Held every Tuesday.

16 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.

16 Intro to Woodworking. Design and build your own hardwood cutting board set during an Introduction to Woodworking class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at MakerPoint Studio, 1424 N. Boyer Ave. Learn how to use the jointer, planer and table saw to surface and prep raw lumber. Design your own boards with as much simplicity or complexity as you like! You will go home with your own cutting board set! Class fee is $71 ($2 city discount) includes materials. Pre-register online or visit Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St.

17 KRFY Morning Show. Morning Show hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler discuss a current affairs topic. Tune in at 8 a.m.; or hear a podcast later in the day on the KRFY Podcast page. * Held every Wednesday.

17 Clark Fork Stories and More. Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., hosts Stories and More at 10:30 a.m. with stories, crafts, prizes and snacks for kids ages 3-8. eBonnerLibrary.org. *Held every Wednesday.

17 Library Building Day. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts after-school building fun with Legos, blocks, circuits, games, and more starting at 2:15 p.m. in the Children’s Area glass room. 208-263-6930 ext. 1211

17 Intro to Virtual Reality. Explore the world with Google Earth VR during these drop-in 20-minute sessions between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Swim in the deep sea, go on a virtual tour, play arcade-style games, or walk a plank suspended from an 80-story building - all from the safety of the library! First come, first served. Under 18 must accompany parent consent form; under 14 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. For more information, contact the Tech Desk: 208-263-6930 ext.1251. *Held every Wednesday.

17 MakeIt Art. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts MakeIt Art from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Teen Lounge. Teens, bring your ideas and inspiration to help design art for the new Teen Lounge! Canvas and paint will be supplied. 208-263-6930 ext. 1245

17 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 welcome, with no obligation. For more information, contact Debbie at 208-283-9008 or [email protected]. *Held every Wednesday.

17 Intro to Epilog Laser. The Epilog laser is the most popular tool at Makerpoint Studio. Come work side by side with an instructor to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and make the laser hum while cutting and engraving your holiday projects during this class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Makerpoint Studio, 1424 N. Boyer Ave. Class fee is $71 ($2 city discount); register by Oct. 14. Pre-register online or visit Sandpoint Parks and Recreation at 1123 Lake St.

17 Writer's Presentation: Lady Long Rider - Alone Across America on Horseback. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Speaking Tour from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Community Rooms A and B. Ende will feature select readings from her memoir in addition to the slideshow presentation that showcases fantastic photos and stories from her long horseback rides. 406-422-1305

18 Writer's Workshop: Finding Your Niche ... Before You Start Writing. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Community Room B. Presented by local writer Mary Haley, who has penned several young adult and teen novels. Sponsored by by the Idaho Writer's League - Sandpoint Chapter. Information and registration: [email protected].

18 Intro to MIG Welding. Learn the proper use of a MIG welder during this introductory class held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at MakerPoint Studio, 1424 N. Boyer Ave. This class is a full introduction to MIG welding and will give you all of the basics to get started on your first project. Session is $71, with a $2 discount for participants residing inside Sandpoint city limits. Pre-register online by Oct. 14 or visit the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation office at 1123 Lake St.

19 Special Clark Fork Mother Goose Story Program. Geared to waddlers and toddlers and their caregivers, this 20-minute storytime at Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., is followed by 20 minutes of play. Four-week session runs through Nov. 2. 208-266-1321

19 Republican Bus Tour in Ponderay. Come out and meet the Republican party's statewide candidates during the 2018 Republican Bus Tour from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ponderay Events Center in Ponderay. The Oak Street Connection will be performing, and a lunch featuring pulled pork sandwiches and baked beans will be served. Candidates at the event include Russ Fulcher, Mike Simpson, Brad Little, Janice McGeachin, Lawerence Denny, Brandon Woolf, Lawrence Wasden, Julie Ellsworth, and Sherri Ybarra.

19 Republican Bus Tour in Priest River. Come out and meet the Republican party's statewide candidates during the 2018 Republican Bus Tour from 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Airport Hanger, 102 Airfield Way in Priest River. Snacks and finger foods will be served, plus beverages including beer. Candidates at the event include Russ Fulcher, Mike Simpson, Brad Little, Janice McGeachin, Lawerence Denny, Brandon Woolf, Lawrence Wasden, Julie Ellsworth, and Sherri Ybarra.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Oct. 28 --

22 Spooky Movie Day - Coraline. Celebrate the spooky season with a free movie day at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. The movie Coraline screens at 3:15 p.m. Free and open to the public.

22 Mended Hearts Support Group. Bonner General Health's Cardiac Rehab team is partnering with Mended Hearts, a national and community-based nonprofit organization, to host a monthly support group for heart patients, their families, and caregivers. Together they will offer education, and emotional and practical support. Meetings are held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the classrooms at Bonner General Health, 520 N. Third Avenue. Call 208-265-7480 for more information. *Held on the fourth Monday of every month.

23 Preschool Storytime. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts stories and crafts for kids age 2-5 and their caregivers 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.

23 Geezer Forum
. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Paul Graves. This week's topic is Medicare Enrollment. Angie Mackin from SHIBA will introduce Medicare basics to folks who are now eligible for Medicare, plus look at changes in Medicare coverage and regulations. Presented by Elder Advocates; free and open to the public. 208-610-4971

23 3D Printing Workshop. Design your own 3D printed object and learn some fascinating ways 3D printers are being used during a 3D Printing Workshop at 5 p.m. in the second floor Computer Bank at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for this beginner-level class by calling 208-263-6930.

23 Candidates' Forum. The Sandpoint library at 1407 Cedar St. will be the venue for a Candidates' Forum at 5:30 p.m. in Community Rooms A and B. Candidates for state legislative race, as well as county races, will be in attendance. Each candidate will give an opening statement before questions are taken from the audience. The forum will be livestreamed on SandpointOnline.com and KRFY 88.5 FM for those who cannot attend. Hosted by Sandpoint Online, Sandpoint Reader and KRFY Community Radio and sponsored by the Selkirk Association of Realtors and the East Bonner County Library. 208-265-2665

24 VolunteerMatch Live! Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts VolunteerMatch Live! from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. How easy is it to find the perfect match for your skills and passion? Meet up with local nonprofits to see how easy it is to share your talents with a cause you care about. Drop in or call JoAnna at Volunteer Idaho Panhandle (VIP) for information: 208-255-4025.

24 Library Building Day. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts after-school building fun with Legos, blocks, circuits, games, and more starting at 2:15 p.m. in the Children’s Area glass room. 208-263-6930 ext. 1211

24 MakeIt Tech. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts MakeIt Tech at 5 p.m. in the Teen Lounge. Make a clock! All supplies are included in this free, fun, and timely project for teens in 7th-12th grade. 208-263-6930 ext. 1245

24 Pajama Storytime. Bring the entire family, including stuffies and blankies, for Pajama Storytime at 6:15 p.m. PJs welcome! 208-263-6930 ext. 1211

25 Fall in Love With Your Library: Books & More! Sandpoint Friends of the Library invite the community to join an informative and inspiring chat with the library department managers, starting at noon in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Each will give a short presentation about what their respective departments do now that there have been so many new developments. Immediately following, FOL will welcome its new and former members as well as the community at large.

25 Lights On Afterschool Event. The afterschool program at Priest River Lamanna High School holds a rally from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in celebration of the Lights on Afterschool nationwide event, with several state and local candidates in attendance. The theme is STEaM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in government. Free and open to the public.

26 Special Clark Fork Mother Goose Story Program. Geared to waddlers and toddlers and their caregivers, this 20-minute storytime at Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., is followed by 20 minutes of play. Four-week session runs through Nov. 2. 208-266-1321

27 Library Garden Workday. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., is building a new community educational garden and needs your help! Show up to help during the Library Garden Workday from 8 a.m. to noon, and help get this project to take root. 208-265-2665

27 KNPS: Jack Nisbet Presentation on The Leibergs. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and City of Sandpoint Parks and Recreation host a presentation with Jack Nisbet titled "The Leibergs on Lake Pend Oreille 1885-1907." John Leiberg was a late-coming pioneer to North Idaho with a keen interest in native plants; his wife Carrie was an accredited physician who opened a doctor's office in Hope to treat local families. All are invited to this free slide presentation which follows the Leiberg adventures around Lake Pend Oreille and beyond, with Spokane-based teacher and naturalist Nisbet. NativePlantSociety.org.

27 Annual Healing Garden Clean-Up Day. The community is invited to Bonner General Health's annual Healing Garden Clean-Up Day from 10 a.m. to noon at 520 N. Third Ave. Coffee and snacks will be provided; please bring your own rake.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, Nov. 3 --

29 Spooky Movie Day - Coco. Celebrate the spooky season with a free movie day at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. The movie Coco screens at 3:15 p.m.; free and open to the public. 208-263-6930 ext. 1211

30 VolunteerMatch Live! a.k.a Find Your Perfect Match. The public is invited to attend a VolunteerMatch Live! a.k.a. Find Your Perfect Match event - which matches organizations in need of volunteers with members of the community - starting at 11 a.m. in the Sandpoint Community Resource Center at Columbia Plaza Building, 231 N. Third Ave., second floor conference room. *Held on the last Tuesday of the month.

30 Youth Safety in the Digital World. Staff from the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will show parents and their children how to safely navigate the digital world during this presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Intended for children 13 and over. 208-265-2665

31 Toddler Dance Party - Parade of Costumes. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Toddler Dance Party at 10:30 a.m. Dress up in your holiday costume and dance your socks off! Then join in the annual toddler Parade of Costumes throughout the library! 208-263-6930 ext. 1211

Here is what's coming up in November!

3 Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sale. Sandpoint Library hosts the FOL Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free and open to the public, so come browse around! eBonnerLibrary.org*Held on the first Saturday of every month.

3 Bella Note Musical Program. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Bella Note Musical Program at 10:30 a.m. Part of a monthly series running through December, this program features a different musical theme and is geared for families with young children. For more information, call 208-263-6930 or e-mail [email protected]. *Held on the first Saturday of every month.

5 Annual Diabetes Day. The community is invited to attend Bonner General Health's Annual Diabetes Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 423 N. Third Ave, Suite 101. The BGH Diabetes Education Team and pharmacist will provide information on diabetes management and answer questions, plus there will be vendors on-site to provide information on medications and insulin pumps. Free screenings are available including A1C, blood glucose, meter checks and much more. Go to BonnerGeneral.org/diabetes-day for more information.

7 3D Printing Workshop. The Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., hosts a 3D Printing Workshop from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Design your own 3D printed object, and also learn some fascinating ways 3D printers are being used. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 208-266-1321. *Held on the first Wednesday of every month.


10 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.

12 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.

Here is what's coming up in January 2019!


19 READY! For Kindergarten Parent Workshops. Registration is open for the Fall 2018 READY! For Kindergarten Workshop held Oct. 13. These free early childhood literacy workshops for parents of children birth to age 5 are held three times a year in Sandpoint. Parents learn how to "play with a purpose" and the importance of reading to your child in order to develop the important skills they will need for success in school. National program paid for locally by Panhandle Alliance for Education.  Free workshop, toys, activities, books and childcare! Register in advance at ReadySandpoint.org or 208-263-7040.

Here is what's coming up in March 2019!

9 READY! For Kindergarten Parent Workshops. Registration is open for the Fall 2018 READY! For Kindergarten Workshop held Oct. 13. These free early childhood literacy workshops for parents of children birth to age 5 are held three times a year in Sandpoint. Parents learn how to "play with a purpose" and the importance of reading to your child in order to develop the important skills they will need for success in school. National program paid for locally by Panhandle Alliance for Education.  Free workshop, toys, activities, books and childcare! Register in advance at ReadySandpoint.org or 208-263-7040.

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