Here is what's happening in August!
14 Free Community Food Distribution. Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church partners with 2nd Harvest of Spokane to bring a fourth emergency food distribution to the area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until supplies run out. The event will be held in the church parking lot at 1900 Pine St. (participants are asked to enter through the Lincoln Avenue side of the parking lot and exit right onto Pine Street). Guests are asked not to arrive before 11 a.m., as it causes traffic and safety concerns. Free to everyone in need within the community; no documentation required. 208-263-7516
16 Church on the Water. Willows Marina, 520 Willow Bay Rd. in Priest River, hosts an open-air worship experience - Church on the Water - with social distancing from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. outdoors (canceled if it's raining). Dr. Jim Grassi, author and chaplain, will lead an inspiring service of spoken word and music featuring local performer Mr. Tommy Petrie, along with some special gospel groups. Scores of people enjoyed the services last year and look forward to it returning this year. Coffee, iced tea, hot chocolate, and cookies provided. 208-457-9619 *Repeats every Sunday through Sept. 6.
18-19 Waterlife Discovery Center. Waterlife Discovery Center, 1591 Lakeshore Dr. in Sagle, is staffed with Master Naturalists from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exhibits are held on the ample deck. Bring a picnic to enjoy the beautiful grounds. Interpretive signs on the main grounds and wetland trail. Only one family unit at a time on the covered deck; frequent cleaning and masks are available. Sponsored by the Pend Oreille Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalists.
20 Alzheimer's Support Group. A free Alzheimer's Support Group is held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St. The group is for families, caregivers, and friends of those with Alzheimer's, dementia, and any related disorder; free respite care is available at the Day Break Center next door during the group session with advance reservations at 208-265-8127. Contact Jan Griffitts for more information at 208-290-1973, [email protected]. *Held on the first and third Thursday of each month.
26 The Gardener's Gathering. Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts The Gardener's Gathering at 9 a.m. Come and share your gardening successes, challenges, and garden dreams - and have fun meeting garden friends! Everyone is welcome to attend ... so join in to dish the dirt! Free to attend; donations encouraged to help support the MCC. 208-264-5481 *Repeats on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
Here is what's coming up in September!
Ongoing :: NAMI Far North Support Groups Online. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Far North hosts a Family Support Group and a Connections Peer-Led Support Group online. For more information, email [email protected].