Here is what's happening in November!
20 Understanding Transgender Basics. The Gardenia Center, 400 Church St., hosts an Understanding Transgender Basics presentation from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. What does transgender mean? What is the difference between sexual orientation and gender? And why does any of this matter? Keely Brannigan, a student intern who has a masters in counseling, will lead an interactive presentation on transgender basics including common biases and beliefs around the transgender community. This will be an interactive all-ages event. All are invited to attend; please come willing to learn and with an open mind. There will be time for discussion and questions. 208-265-5412
21 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.
21 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.
21 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.
21 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.
22 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.
22 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.
24 NaNoWriMo Write-In: Teen Writers Club. Come to the Teen Writers Club, held at 3:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., to work on a National Novel Writing Month novel: 50,000 words in 30 days! For more info, contact Morgan: 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 or [email protected].
25 KNPS: Preserving Lands and Waters. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation present "Preserving Lands and Waters that Sustain us Today and Tomorrow" from 9:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Sandpoint Community Hall. Featured speaker is Eric Grace, executive director for Kaniksu Land Trust. Free admission, public welcome. Sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. For more information, visit NativePlantSociety.org.
25 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!). Held on the fourth Saturday of every month. For more information, contact Sandpoint Seed Library volunteer Camisse Nitkowski at 208-263-6248.
28 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 Holiday Emotional Leftovers, and how holiday emotions can nourish us. 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
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. Learn more or call 661-203-0335. * Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
Here is what's coming up in December!
2 Campaign Meet & Greets. Sen. Shawn Keough hosts two Meet and Greet events for Jim Woodward and Mike Boeck. The first will be held at Mugsy's in downtown Bonners Ferry from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., and then from noon until 2 p.m. at the Sandpoint Elks Club in Ponderay. Woodward is running for the State Senate seat that Keough is retiring from next year; Boeck is running for House Seat A. Free and open to the public.
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.
6 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.
7 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.
7 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.
8 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.
10 Human Rights Day Celebration. The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force hosts an International Human Rights Day Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sandpoint High School. The featured speaker is Carla Peperzak, a member of the Dutch resistance who has firsthand experience of how she and others resisted the Holocaust.
11 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.
12 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 Unwrapping the Gifts of Aging, and being surprised at your wrinkled gifts! The Geezer Forum is held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month (no Geezer Forum Dec. 26), and is presented by Elder Advocates. Free and open to the public. 208-610-4971
Here is what's coming up in January 2018!
8 GED and College Prep Classes. North Idaho College's spring session for free GED and college preparatory classes starts Jan. 8 in the NIC Sandpoint campus, 515 Pine St. NIC is currently registering students for this session. Offices are closed Nov. 20-24, 2017, and also Dec. 25-Jan 2, 2017. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 208-263-4594