Here is what's happening in July!
17 Mother Goose Storytime. Held at Travers Park during July, this event hosted by the Sandpoint Library features stories and singing for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 and caregivers at 10:15 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Suzanne Davis at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or e-mail [email protected]. * Held every Tuesday.
17 Preschool Storytime. Held at Travers Park during July, this event hosted by the Sandpoint Library features 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.
17 ASL: Introduction to Nonverbal Communication Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts an American Sign Language introductory class at 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Schaller at [email protected].
17 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.
17 Intro to Woodworking Class. Design and build your own hardwood cutting board set during this fun one-session class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in MakerPoint Studios, 1424 N. Boyer. 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! Lastly, enjoy the art of finishing your boards hands-on with planers, sanders and other tools. Class fee is $71 ($2 city discount), and includes materials. Register online, or stop by Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St. *Monthly sessions held in July, August and September.
18 KRFY Morning Show. Morning Show hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler discuss a current affairs topic. Tune in at 8 a.m.; or hear podcast later in the day on the KRFY Podcast page. * Held every Wednesday.
18 Panhandle Forest Collaborative Meeting. PFC members, technical advisors, members of the public, and media are welcome to attend the PFC meeting from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the first floor conference room of the Bonner County Administration Building, 1500 Highway 2 in Sandpoint. 406-830-3369
18 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 always welcome, with no obligation. For more information, contact Debbie at 208-283-9008 or [email protected]. *Held every Wednesday.
21 Annual Garage Sale. Sandpoint Storage on Highway 200 in Kootenai holds their annual Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Once a year, the facility allows customers to haul out their storage treasures and hold a sale - so be sure to check out the deals!
25 Crafternoon - Rock Out! The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts Crafternoon at 2 p.m. Learn about rocks, fossils, and petrified wood with Nancy Scott. Hold a fossilized dinosaur bone and see Mt. St. Helens ash and a replica of a Tyrannosaurus tooth. Paint your own rock to take home! This is a Libraries Rock 2018 Summer Reading program. eBonnerLibrary.org. 208-263-6930
25 Drumming Circle. The Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., hosts a Drumming Circle at 2 p.m. DRUMatic Innovation leads a drumming circle that's geared for kids, but all are welcome. This is a Libraries Rock 2018 Summer Reading program. eBonnerLibrary.org. 208-266-1321
25 Music Trivia for Teens. Are you a lyric master? Are you an '80s band expert? Test your musical knowledge with this fun set of trivia games at 5 p.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. Part of the Libraries Rock 2018 Teen Summer Reading program. eBonnerLibrary.org. 208-263-6930
27 Forest Insect and Disease Field Day. Co-sponsored by the University of Idaho Extension and Idaho Department of Lands, Forest Insect and Disease Field Day gives program participants first-hand exposure to a wide range of organisms that impair the growth of trees and forests in northern Idaho. Experts will help participants identify insect and disease symptoms, and discuss practical methods of dealing with them. Program begins at 8 a.m. at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, and ends by 5 p.m. Registration fee of $15 covers materials and refreshments; pre-register at the U of I Extension Office in Bonner County by July 20 (download registration form online). For more information, call 208-263-8511.
27 National Teen Library Lock-in & Nerf Battle. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a night of fun and games with teens from libraries across the country starting at 8 p.m. Enjoy author chats, Minute to Win It games, Nerf battle, good tunes and more. Stay the night and have pancakes in the morning. Bring a Nerf gun and ammo, PJs, sleeping bag, and pillow. Pre-registration required by calling 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 or e-mail [email protected].
28-29 Wilderness First Aid Classes. Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness has two Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA) and CPR classes scheduled, and seekers of a WRFA/CPR certification or recertification can sign up for the classes July 28-29 or October 20-21 at the price of $60 (with the caveat that participants will also give two days of volunteer time). The FSPW First Aid classes are led by FSPW board member Carol Jenkins, a retired RN and certified Red Cross WRFA instructor. The WRFA classes are presented at the Idaho Conservation League offices in the Sandpoint Event Center. To learn more or to sign up for one of the classes, write to [email protected] or sign up online.
28 Organic Seed Saving. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts Organic Seed Saving at 1 p.m. All are welcome to come and discuss organic gardening and seed saving. Bring food and seeds to share if you can (if you can't, come anyway!). For more information, contact Camisse Nitkowski at 208-263-6248. * Held on the fourth Saturday of every month.
30 Monday Madness: Readers' Theatre. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Readers' Theatre at 10:30 a.m. Come act with us! This is a Libraries Rock 2018 Summer Reading program. eBonnerLibrary.org. 208-263-6930
31 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 - from noon to 1 p.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.
31 Red Yarn Folk Music & Puppetry. Red Yarn Folksongs & Puppetry for Families is a production based in Portland, Ore., and they accompany their family-friendly music with puppets. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts this fantastic show starting at 6 p.m. Part of the Libraries Rock 2018 Summer Reading program! eBonnerLibrary.org. 208-263-6930
Here is what's coming up in August!
7 Mother Goose Storytime. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts stories and singing for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 and caregivers at 10:15 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Suzanne Davis at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or e-mail [email protected]. * Held every Tuesday.
7 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.
8 Intro to Epilog Laser Class. The epilog laser is the most popular tool at Makerpoint, and now the community can come share the magic of laser cutting and engraving with this introductory class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Makerpoint Studios, 1424 N. Boyer Ave. In this one-day session, work side by side with the instructor to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and make the laser hum while cutting and engraving your holiday projects. You will be able to come back with more ideas and projects to cut and engrave to your heart's content. Fee is $71 ($2 city discount); register online. *Held on the second Wednesday of the month.
11 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.
13 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 September!
11 Geezer Forum. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Paul Graves. Presented by Elder Advocates; free and open to the public. 208-610-4971
27-Nov. 1 Nonprofit Leadership: Making a Difference. The U of I Coeur d'Alene Professional Nonprofit Leadership Program hosts a series of weekly classes, beginning Sept. 27 and running through Nov. 1. Sign up for the entire fall session (five classes plus the full day board seminar) or individual classes. Learn more on the online site at UIdaho.edu.