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Here is what's coming up in February!

24 INBC Blood Drive. Bonner General Health, 520 N. Third Ave., hosts the INBC Blood Drive from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the BGH classroom. Donors can schedule a time to donate by calling 1-800-423-0151 or by going to INBCSaves.org. Donors can complete the Fast Track Health History Questionnaire online prior to donating by visiting this website. Everyone who presents to donate blood in the month of February is entered to win the Heroes with Hearts Package from INBC which is a $350 gift card to Northern Quest Casino! Contact Robin at BGH, 208-265-1123 or Robin.Hanson@BonnerGeneral.org, with any questions.

24 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.

25 Computer Class: Basic Microsoft Word. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Basic Microsoft Word computer class at 8:15 a.m. Learn the basics of Microsoft Word, including toolbars, formatting and highlighting. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 208-263-6930  * Computer class is held every Saturday; subjects rotate weekly.

25 KNPS Presentation: Scotchman Peaks Update. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation present a Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Update from 9:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall. Phil Hough, executive director for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, is a founding board member of the Idaho Trails Association and has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, among others. Free admission, public welcome. NativePlantSociety.org.

25 Puppy Power Hour. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts a Puppy Power Hour at 10 a.m. Puppies enjoy an hour of supervised play and socialization during Power Hour, which is open to puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age who are current on veterinarian-administered vaccines. $5 per session or 5 for $20. 208-255-7687. * Held every Saturday.

25 Used Book Sale. Come one, come all to the Bonner Mall's Used Book Sale, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month inside the Bonner Mall in Ponderay. The public is welcome to bring books and sell them; there's no cost and tables are provided. Shoppers - this is a great chance to find books at a huge discount! 208-263-4272

25 Legislative Town Hall Meeting. Join Representative Sage Dixon for an update on the 2017 legislative session at 12:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn Express, 477326 Highway 95 in Ponderay. This event is free and open to the public; sponsored by the Bonner County Republican Women Inc. 208-659-3811

25 Seed Saving Workshop: Planning the Garden. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Seed Saving Workshop at 1 p.m. Learn how to plan your garden in order to save seeds for the years ahead from gardening expert and Sandpoint Seed Library volunteer Duane Church. Free and open to the public. 208-263-6930

27 Fit and Fall Proof Class. Cedar Hills Church, 227 McGhee Rd. in Ponderay, hosts the Fit and Fall Proof class from 11 a.m. until noon. This fitness class for seniors is sponsored by the Panhandle Health District, and is designed for older adults to improve flexibility, mobility, balance and strength. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Vicki Longhini at 612-987-3802 or e-mail vicki.longhini@gmail.com. * Held every Monday.

27 Puppy Power Hour. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts a Puppy Power Hour at noon. Puppies enjoy an hour of supervised play and socialization during Power Hour, which is open to puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age who are current on veterinarian-administered vaccines. $5 per session or 5 for $20. 208-255-7687. * Held every Monday.

27-March 20 Financial Fitness for Farmers Class Series. The Bonner County Extension Office hosts a Financial Fitness for Farmers four-class series focusing on how to develop the financial forms needed to assess net worth and to determine if a farm enterprise is profitable. Students will meet on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Feb. 27 to March 20. Class will be taught by Kate Painter, extension educator for the UI Extension in Boundary County. $10 fee; to register, call the Bonners County Extension Office at 208-263-8511 or register online.

28 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.

28 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 second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

28 Geezer Forum. Tango Cafe inside the Sandpoint Center, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Geezer Forum is held the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, and is sponsored by Elder Advocates. 208-610-4971

28 Robotics with Lego Mindstorm. Learn to build or code; open to boys and girls (ages 8+) starting at 3 p.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. * Held every Tuesday.

28 Make It at The Library. Kids and families create with robotics, Arduinos, needlework, Legos and other projects during Make It at the Library, held at 3 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. * Held every Tuesday.

28 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.

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

Here is what's coming up in March!

1 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.

1 3D Printing Workshop for Adults. The Clark Fork Library, 610 Main St., hosts a 3D Printing Workshop for Adults at 11 a.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.

1 Puppy Power Hour. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts a Puppy Power Hour at noon. Puppies enjoy an hour of supervised play and socialization during Power Hour, which is open to puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age who are current on veterinarian-administered vaccines. $5 per session or 5 for $20. 208-255-7687. * Held every Wednesday.

1 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.

1 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.

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.

1 Puppy Class Dog Training. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut-Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts 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 at 208-255-7687.

1 Hiawatha Drum Circle. Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts the Hiawatha Drum Circle class on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Jack Green leads this drum circle where spirit and fun collide. A drumming for peace, abundance, and the healing of Mother Earth. A journey through the spirit world! Free and open to all ages. For more information, contact Green at 208-304-9300 or e-mail jackgreen7712@gmail.com. * This event takes place every Wednesday.

2 Alzheimer's Support Group. The Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., hosts a support group at 1 p.m. for families, caregivers and friends of those with dementia, Alzheimer's and any related disorder, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. Free respite care is available at Day Break during the group session with advance reservations. Contact Jan Griffitts for information at 208-290-1973, or e-mail jan@looptravel.com. * Held the first and third Thursday of every month.

3 Women of Wisdom Lifetime Achievement Nominations Deadline. Women Honoring Women seek nominations for outstanding women who are deserving recognition. The deadline is earlier than in years past, as the WOW committee wants to get the word out so deserving women of our community will be nominated. Candidate must be 65 years or older; for full details, visit the WOW website. 208-264-5637

4 Computer Class: Basic Computers. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Basic Computers class starting at 8:15 a.m. Learn the most basic functions of computer use. Space is limited and preregistration is required by calling 208-263-6930. * Computer class is held every Saturday; subjects rotate weekly.

4 Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Sandpoint FOL monthly book sale is held from 10 a.m. 'til 2 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. All are welcome! * FOL book sales are held on the first Saturday of every month.

7 Basic Obedience Dog Training Mini-Class. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut-Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts a Basic Obedience Dog Training Mini-Class on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for four 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 at 208-255-7687.

7 Beginner Rally Obedience Dog Training. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut-Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts the Beginner Rally Obedience Dog Training. Learn the basics of rally, a sport in which the dog and handler complete a course of designated stations (10- 20 stations). Dogs must be current on veterinarian-administered vaccines. This six-week class is $70 and starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Monica at 208-651-0008 or the Pend Oreille Pet Lodge at 208-255-7687.

7-28 Portrait Drawing for Beginners. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation offers Portrait Drawing for Beginners on Tuesdays, March 7 through March 28 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall. Fundamentals in canon of proportion, line, contour, value, and texture will be explored. Students will need to bring an 8" x 10" or larger drawing pad, at least three pencils/charcoal of different grades, and an eraser. Adults and those with previous drawing experience are recommended participants. Register by March 3 at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St.

8 Crafternoon. Enjoy free family fun making crafts to take home during Crafternoon at 2 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. * Held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

9 Advanced Directives and Care Planning Workshop. Bonner General Health Community Hospice hosts an Advanced Directives and Care Planning Workshop from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Tango Cafe in the Columbia Bank building, 414 Church St. Do your loved ones know your wishes concerning medical treatment options and interventions if you can no longer speak for yourself? Have you signed a durable power of attorney so someone can advocate for your health care wishes when you cannot? Free and open to the public. Refreshments and snacks provided by Tango Cafe.

10-12 Linebreak/Newsbreak Poetry Workshop. Lost Horse Press hosts a poetry workshop featuring Idaho poet Diane Raptosh. The workshop will be held at Lost Horse Press’s studio at 105 Lost Horse Lane, beginning Friday, March 10, and continuing through Sunday, March 12. For more information and to register, call 208-255-4410 or e-mail losthorsepress@mindspring.com.

11 Computer Class: Basic Internet. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Basic Internet class starting at 8:15 a.m. The amount of information available on the Internet is staggering. Learn how to sift through it efficiently to find useful information. Space is limited and preregistration is required by calling 208-263-6930. * Computer class is held every Saturday; subjects rotate weekly.

14 LPOSD Replacement Supplemental Levy. The Lake Pend Oreille School District holds a Replacement Supplemental Levy election, with polls open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. The two-year $17 million levy would fund one-third of all district staff, all academic and extracurricular activities, and all curriculum and instructional materials, plus technology upgrades and more. Learn more at LPOSD.org.

15 LEAP Update: One-Day Workshop for Loggers. More than 1,500 Idaho loggers have taken the University of Idaho Extension program on forest ecology, silviculture, and water quality, titled Logger Education to Advance Professionalism or LEAP. LEAP Update is an annual opportunity for LEAP graduates to build on that professional development in forestry. Held in Sandpoint at the University of Idaho Extension office in Bonner County; register online. Cost is $45; lunch provided by the Associated Logging Contractors of Idaho. 208-263-8511

18 Computer Class: Digital Library. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Digital Library computer class at 8:15 a.m. Find out how to access downloadable books, music, magazines and much more - all available free to you as an EBCL patron. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 208-263-6930  * Computer class is held every Saturday; subjects rotate weekly.

18 Myths, Folklore and Superstitions. Dispel the myths and educate yourself with facts against the folklore and superstitions about our local wildlife during the Myths, Folklore and Superstitions powerpoint presentation by American Heritage Wildlife Foundation, starting at 2 p.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. Learn about what this nonprofit charity does and how they do it. Learn more at AHWF.org. Free and open to the public. 208-266-1488

30 Hope Paint and Sip Class. Join the fun at Memorial Community Center in Hope, 415 Wellington Pl., for the first Paint and Sip class at 6:30 p.m. Classes are $35 per person and all supplies are provided; you just bring the fun! MCC will have wine, beer and soda for sale and light snacks available. Click the link to sign up or call 208-264-5481.

Here is what's coming up in April!

8 Finally Home! Homebuyer Education Class. Bonner Community Housing Agency, 819 Highway 2 #204, hosts a Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education class from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Learn how to navigate the home-buying process, find the right lender, avoid costly mistakes, get a better interest rate, and possibly qualify for down payment assistance. Cost for the Idaho Housing and Finance Association program is $20; pre-registration required at FinallyHomeIdaho.com. 208-263-5720

22 Earth Day Highway Clean-Up. Celebrate Mother Earth by helping to clean a three-mile section of scenic Highway 200, starting at 9 a.m. American Heritage Wildlife Foundation will provide the safety vests and the trash bags; please wear comfortable shoes and gloves (if you prefer). Learn more by calling 208-266-1488 or visit AHWF.org.

30 ICF Grants Deadline. The Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement in the Idaho Community Foundation seeks grant requests for projects that demonstrate how the arts encourage creative and critical thinking, stimulate economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in a community. Grants up to $10,000 will be considered, although in extreme or emergency circumstances, this limit may be waived by the advisors of the fund. Grant requests will only be considered from Bonner County. For more information, including eligibility and application, visit IDcomfdn.org. Deadline to apply is April 30.

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