Here is what's happening in October!
13 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.
14 Kaleidoscope Volunteer Training Workshop. A hands-on volunteer training class for the Kaleidoscope Art Program will be held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Sandpoint High School Art Room, 310 S. Division St. SHS art teacher and Kaleidoscope artistic director Heather Guthrie provides all the training, and the Pend Oreille Arts Council provides all the art materials needed to teach eight hands-on lessons (one per month, October through May). The kids give their enthusiasm and their appreciation. Call 208-263-6139 for more information or visit ArtinSandpoint.org.
14 Computer Basics Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a beginner's class on computer basics at 8:15 a.m. Space is limited and preregistration is required. 208-263-6930 * Held every Saturday; topics rotate on a monthly basis.
14 Fall READY! For Kindergarten. Registration is now open for the free Fall 2017 READY! For Kindergarten early childhood literacy workshops for parents, grandparents and primary caregivers of children from birth to age 5 (before kindergarten), held the morning of Oct. 14. Take home free, fun and educational toys, games, books, activities to use in play with a purpose. Free childcare for ages 13 months to 11 years (under 12 months may attend with parent). To register or for more information, visit ReadySandpoint.org or call 208-263-7040. Funded by the Panhandle Alliance for Education and endorsed by Lake Pend Oreille School District.
17 Mother Goose Storytime. Due to construction at the Sandpoint Library, Storytimes are temporarily held at Creations on the Cedar Street Bridge in downtown Sandpoint. Enjoy stories and singing for babies and toddlers 0-3 years of age and caregivers, starting at 10:15 a.m. For more information, contact Suzanne Davis at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or [email protected]. * Held every Tuesday.
17 Preschool Storytime. Due to construction at the Sandpoint Library, Storytimes are temporarily held at Creations on the Cedar Street Bridge in downtown Sandpoint. Enjoy stories and crafts for kids ages 2-5 years and their caregivers, starting at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Suzanne Davis at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or [email protected]. * Held every Tuesday.
17 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.
17 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
17 Robotics with Lego Mindstorm. Learn to build or code during this Robotics class at 3 p.m. for boys and girls age 8-plus. Held at the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main. * Held every Tuesday.
18 Clark Fork Stories and More. Enjoy stories, crafts, prizes and snacks for kids ages 3-8 at 10:30 a.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main. * Held every Wednesday.
18 Clark Fork Make It at The Library. Kids make a variety of age-appropriate projects at 2 p.m. in the Clark Fork Library. * Held every Wednesday.
18 Fall Home Horticulture Series: Pesticides in the Garden. The Bonner County Gardeners Association hosts a Fall Home Horticulture workshop titled Pesticides in the Garden with Bob Wilson. Held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay. Class fee is $10; to learn more and register, visit BCGardeners.org or call 208-265-2070.
19 Alzheimer's Support Group. Families, caregivers and friends of those with Alzheimer's, dementia and any related disorder are welcome to attend this support group from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St. Free respite care at the Day Break Center next door is available during the group session with advance reservations, 208-265-8127. Contact Jan Griffitts for more information at 208-290-1973, or e-mail [email protected]. * Held on the first and third Thursdays of each month.
19 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.
19 Clark Fork Crafternoon. The Clark Fork Library hosts Crafternoon at 3 p.m. Enjoy free family fun with artistic crafts to take home. 208-266-1321
21 Computer Basics Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a beginner's class on computer basics at 8:15 a.m. Space is limited and preregistration is required. 208-263-6930 * Held every Saturday; topics rotate on a monthly basis.
24 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.
24 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.
25 Crafternoon - Sand Mandelas. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts Crafternoon at 2 p.m. Come in for free family fun making sand mandelas that you can take home. 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or e-mail [email protected].
27-28 Clark Fork Used Book & Media Sale. The Clark Fork Library, 601 Main, hosts a Book and Media Sale from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Shop for great deals for a great cause -- the Clark Fork Friends of the Library. 208-266-1321
28 Computer Basics Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a beginner's class on computer basics at 8:15 a.m. Space is limited and preregistration is required. 208-263-6930 * Held every Saturday; topics rotate on a monthly basis.
28 KNPS Presentation: Invasive Weeds. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation sponsor a presentation on "Biological Control of Invasive Weeds - Newer Agents Being Reared" from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall. Featured speaker is Paul Brusven, coordinator of the Nez Perce Bio-Control Center. Free admission, public welcome. For more information, visit NativePlantSociety.org. 646-270-1607
28 Organic Gardening and Seed Saving. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a community conversation at 1 p.m. about organic gardening and seed saving techniques. Free and open to the public.
30 VIP Volunteer Perfect Match Event. Volunteers, find your perfect match from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Community Resource Center, 231 N. Third Ave. (upstairs conference room). Organizations will be present to share their needs with you to help you decide which opportunity is right for you! Volunteer Idaho Panhandle (VIP) is about having one central place where volunteers can go to get connected with volunteer opportunities. Presented by Sandpoint Community Resource Center.
Here is what's coming up in November!
1 3D Printing Workshop for Adults. Explore the potential of 3D printing and design a 3D printable object in this beginner class at 4 p.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main. Pre-registration required by calling 208-266-1321. * Held on the first Wednesday of every month.
1 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.
3-4 Fiddlin' Around Workshop. Do you play violin and want to expand your repertoire? Come to the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint's For the Love of Fiddle; Fiddlin' Around! Workshop with Ashley Dreyer, a U.S. Northwest Regional Contest winner. Violinists of all ages are encouraged to attend, culminating in an end of workshop performance! Every student will walk away from this workshop able to play at least one fiddle tune, opening up a whole new world of music. Join the fun! Fiddle workshop cost is $35/one day or $60 for both. SandpointConservatory.org or call 208-265-4444 to enroll.
4 Pushing the Limits: Strategy. In this third and final session of the Pushing the Limits program, we'll discuss adaptive strategies for managing environmental challenges that affect our homes and communities. Held at 1 p.m. in Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave., the series is presented by the East Bonner County Library District. With long-term improvements in mind, we'll generate ideas that can take root from your backyards to your community. We'll be discussing the book, The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change by Robert Henson, which is available free to program participants, but not required reading for the program. Pre-register by calling 208-263-6930. For more information, contact Mike Bauer at 208-265-2665 or e-mail [email protected].
6 Diabetes Screening Day. Bonner General Health hosts a Diabetes Screening Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Health Services Building, 423 N. Third Ave., Ste. 101. This is a fun-filled day for people with or without diabetes. There will be lots of information on diabetes including exams, blood tests, and door prizes. Free and open to the public. Call 208-265-6279 with questions.
6-28 Wildcrafting. Kaniksu Land Trust sponsors an out-of-school program, Wildcrafting, with outdoor educational specialist Dave Kretzschmar. Held Mondays and Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 8 to 12, and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ages 13-18, in the Winter Ridge Educational Building. Projects may include tanning hides, weaving baskets and mats, making archery bows and arrows, working with clay, fiber, stone, wood and natural cordage. Cost is $20 (scholarships available). 208-263-9471
13 Organic Seed Saving. Come and discuss organic gardening and seed saving 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! 208-263-6248 * Held on the second Monday of each month.
Here is what's coming up in December!
4 Diabetes Education & Support Group Meeting. Bonner General Health hosts a monthly Diabetes Education and Support Group Meeting, held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Health Services Building, 423 N. Third Ave., Ste. 101. This month's featured speaker is Nathan Carter with Medtronic Diabetes on the topic of "Technology is Terrific!" Free and open to the public. Call 208-265-6279 with questions.