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Here is what's happening in May!

20 Crafternoon. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a whimsical windchime crafts program from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

20 Course in Miracles. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a study in a spiritual belief system called Course in Miracles, held every Wednesday. Call Karen for details at 208-263-8949.

21 Alzheimer's Support Group. Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., hosts an Alzheimer's Support Group at 1 p.m. Held on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Free respite care available during group session with advance reservations; contact Jan Griffitts for more information at 208-290-1973 or e-mail jan@looptravel.com.

21 Tech & Tidbit Thursdays - Nutrition. Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair, 108 N. Third Ave., hosts a Tech & Tidbit free clinic at 6 p.m. every third Thursday of the month focusing on various topics to help cyclists get the most out of their experience. The key to a successful and fun ride is being prepared! This week's guest is Ammi Midstokke from Two Birds Nutrition. Midstokke is a nutritional therapist and optimistic biker, and will discuss fueling for specific needs, eating for recovery and more. 208-255-4496

22 Anime Club. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts an Anime Club every Friday. Anime enthusiasts unite! Anime movie screening and refreshments will kick off the pilot program that will become what the participants make it. For details, contact the library's Teen Programs at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245.

22 Teen Writers Club. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Teen Writers Club from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Writing supplies and snacks provided. Held every other Friday. Registration not required. 208-263-6930 ext 1206.

23 Update on the Proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society presents An Update on the Proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness from 9:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall. Phil Hough, a founding board member and executive director of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, will discuss the current state of the campaign for wilderness protection for the 88,000-acre Scotchman Peaks Roadless Area. Free admission, public welcome. Sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. For more information, visit NativePlantSociety.org or call 208-627-3292.

26 Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sort. Stop by East Bonner County Library Sandpoint Branch at 8:15 a.m. for the Friendsí monthly Book Sort to lend a hand in preparation for the upcoming used book sale.

26 Mother Goose. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Mother Goose story/singing program at 10:15 a.m. every Tuesday for children ages 0 to 3 in the Children's Area.

26 Preschool Storytime. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts Preschool Storytime at 11 a.m. for children every Tuesday ages 2 to 5; held in the Children's Area.

26 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting. The Cocolalla Cowboy Church, 4281 Cocolalla Loop Rd. in Cocolalla, hosts the Overeaters Anonymous Meeting from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins, no pressure. For more information, contact Linda G. at 612-599-1096 or e-mail randallinda1@juno.com.

26 Geezer Forum. All are welcome to attend the Geezer Forum, held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tango Cafe, 414 Church St. This week's topic is "Alive Now" - Music Therapy and Dementia. The Geezer Forum meets twice a month to explore the issues of aging, and is hosted by Paul Graves of Elder Advocates. Free and open to the public. 

26 Make It. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Make It program every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in rooms 103 and 104. This program for teens/tweens includes Legos, robotics, needlework and other projects.

26 Magic: The Gathering. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts Magic: The Gathering - a strategic card game enthusiast group every Tuesday. 208-263-4263

27-28 Delta Force Volunteer Effort. Be a part of "Delta Force" - the superhero-style volunteer crew that's taking on one of the largest environmental restoration projects in our region - the Clark Fork River Delta! Idaho Fish and Game has 100,000 native plants to put into the delta's soil and volunteers are needed to accomplish this massive planting initiative. No experience needed - just a willingness to get your hands dirty and enjoy the spectacular scenery. A boat ride aboard the "Delta Queen" to the worksite is provided! Volunteer dates are May 27, 28, June 1, 2. Go to ClarkForkDelta.org for more information and to sign up, or call Idaho Conservation League at 208-265-9565.

Here is what's coming up in June!

1 Planning the Garden Workshop. Greentree Naturals Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Planning the Garden Workshop from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. as part of their on-farm summer workshop series with Diane Green. The group will discuss preparing the soil for planting; direct seeding and transplanting; companion planting; intercropping and crop rotation; record keeping, garden maps and succession planting are all a part of planning for a successful harvest. If you can't make this workshop, check out the Planning the Garden Workshop on CD available for sale on the website! Cost of the workshop is $25; call 208-263-8957 or visit GreentreeNaturals.com.

1-2 Delta Force Volunteer Effort. Be a part of "Delta Force" - the superhero-style volunteer crew that's taking on one of the largest environmental restoration projects in our region - the Clark Fork River Delta! Idaho Fish and Game has 100,000 native plants to put into the delta's soil and volunteers are needed to accomplish this massive planting initiative. No experience needed - just a willingness to get your hands dirty and enjoy the spectacular scenery. A boat ride aboard the "Delta Queen" to the worksite is provided! Go to ClarkForkDelta.org to sign up, or call Idaho Conservation League, 208-265-9565.

1 Puppy Class. Join the Pend Oreille Pet Lodge's three-week puppy class course on Mondays and Fridays at 6 p.m. Cost is $65, and all puppies from the ages of 8 weeks old to 6 months with licensed veterinarian vaccines are welcome to join. Held at the Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut Off Rd. in Ponderay. Give instructor Lindsey a call at 208-304-2097 or the Pet Lodge 208-255-7687 for more information.

2 Parent Grief Group. Bonner Community Hospice hosts a Parent Grief Group, which meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. A free community service of Bonner Community Hospice, the support group is for parents who have experienced the death of a child. Call 208-265-1185 for additional information.

4 Puppy Power Hour. The Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut Off Rd. in Ponderay, is hosting Puppy Power Hour from noon to 2 p.m. Bring your puppies ages 10 weeks to 4 months old for a fun hour of socialization supervised by our trained staff.  Proof of veterinarian administered puppy vaccines appropriate for their age is required.  $5 per session or $20 for 5 sessions.  Call the Pet Lodge at 208-255-7687 for more information and discounts on day boarding rates for Puppy Power Hour participants.

6-14 Wilderness First Responder Certification
. When you venture miles or days into remote locations you must be prepared to be self sufficient for any medical situations which arise. Longleaf Wilderness Medicine's First Responder Course builds on the fundamental medical training of a Wilderness First Aid course. This course delves into the "why" and "how" behind the injuries and illnesses that happen in the backcountry. The breadth of information and skills gained during the course prepare participants to take on challenging medical conditions in remote locations. Longleaf uses a WFR curriculum developed using evidence-based, field tested research. Our curriculum combined with our instructor's passion for teaching  provides a course which will prepare you to step up as an emergency medical provider. Cost is $625; learn more at LongleafMedical.com or call 208-274-3596.

8 Bonner County Interagency Meeting. The public is invited to attend the Bonner County Interagency Meeting, held from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Panhandle Health District Community Room, 1020 Michigan St. Everyone welcome. Details: Bonner County Interagency Facebook Page.

9 Basic Family Dog Obedience Classes. Sign up for this 7-week course that welcomes all dog breeds and ages. Classes will be held on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Cost is $90 for new students and $75 for returning students. For more information, call the Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut Off Rd. in Ponderay, at 208-255-7687 or instructor Glenna Hendrix at 208-610-2171.

10 Private Pilot Ground School. Granite Aviation sponsors Private Pilot Ground School, meeting twice a week for three weeks, at 1101 Airport Way in Sandpoint. Course includes 8.5 hours of ground instruction, one flight lesson in a Cessna 172, and pilot materials. Total cost is $350. To sign up, call 208-263-9102 or e-mail info@granite-aviation.com.

10 Family History Center Open House. The Sandpoint Family History Center holds an Open House from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the center, located in the north entrance of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 602 Schweitzer Cut-Off Rd. In addition, learn how to upload photos to the FamilySearch family tree with free classes held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

11 AKC Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog Classes. This 6-week course for $60 with official CGC testing offered at graduation for an additional $15 paperwork fee. Testing is not required to take the class. Classes are offered Thursdays at 10 a.m. Do you have more questions? Call instructor Glenna Hendrix at 208-610-2171 or the Pet Lodge at 208-255-7687 for more information.

11 Pend Oreille Pet Lodge Grand Reopening. The Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts a grand reopening from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Pet Park next door to the Pet Lodge. There will be Flyball presentations, meet the doctors, trainers and Pet Lodge staff of Pend Oreille Veterinary Service, Wiener Dog Races with hot dogs on the BBQ during the race, free tours of the Pet Lodge boarding facility, raffles for awesome pet products and more! Call the Pet Lodge at 208-255-7687 for more information. 

11 Puppy Power Hour. The Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut Off Rd. in Ponderay, is hosting Puppy Power Hour from noon to 2 p.m.  Bring your puppies ages 10 weeks to 4 months old for a fun hour of socialization supervised by our trained staff. Proof of veterinarian administered puppy vaccines appropriate for their age is required. $5 per session or $20 for 5 sessions. Call the Pet Lodge at 208-255-7687 for more information and discounts on day boarding rates for Puppy Power Hour participants.

11 North Idaho Federated Republican Women Meeting. The North Idaho Federated Republican Women hold a monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. in DiLuna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Charlene Matheson at 208-265-8773 or visit NIFRW.org.

12-14 Kids' Camp: Helping Children Cope with Grief. Bonner General Health Community Hospice hosts a 2-day Kids' Camp to help children cope with grief. Camp is held in Clark Fork, and begins at 2 p.m. Friday, and ends at noon on Sunday. A young person may not realize the feelings that they experience at different times during the grieving process are common, natural and normal. The purpose of camp is for young people to meet other boys and girls their own ages who have experienced death in their families, and also to run, play, laugh and have fun. Camp activities are supervised by trained adults and geared to the age level of campers. Open to children ages 8 to 17 years old; free of charge to youth in Bonner and Boundary counties. For information and an applications, contact Lissa DeFreitas at 208-265-1185.

13 Forest Thinning and Pruning Field Day. The University of Idaho Extension Office hosts a Thinning and Pruning Field Day, featuring presentations on fundamental concepts of thinning and pruning, as well as financial and technical assistance to help forest owners improve their stands; plus there will be a field trip featuring a thinned stand; a pruned stand; and demonstrations of manual and mechanical thinning and pruning tools, chainsaw safety, and forest genetics. Held at 8 a.m. in the U of I Extension Office at the fairgrounds. Pre-register by June 5; click to register online. $20 fee covers a field notebook of publications and refreshments. Co-sponsored by the U of I Extension, Idaho Department of Lands, and many other agencies and organizations. 208-267-3235

13 Dementia Support Group. The Bridge Assisted Living, 1123 N. Division St., hosts a monthly Dementia Support Group at 2 p.m. The group will focus on sharing stories of dementia caregivers. Please join us! Group meets the second Saturday of each month.

15 Fertilizing Organically Workshop. Greentree Naturals Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Fertilizing Organically Workshop from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. as part of their on-farm summer workshop series with Diane Green. Fertile soil is the first step in increasing yields; examine your soil and its needs; learn how to amend your soil and improve its structure; review organic amendments, compost, manures, organic matter and foliar feeding; learn how to take a soil sample. Participants will test soil from their own garden to determine basic NPK and receive a composting chart. Cost is $25; call 208-263-8957 or visit GreentreeNaturals.com.

15 Downtown Dialogue. Downtown's BID team hosts a monthly local radio program, the Downtown Dialogue. BID's goal is to create a dialogue of what is happening downtown with businesses! The show airs on 1400AM/KSPT and 1450AM/KBFI at noon on the third Monday of every month, and is hosted by BID manager Kim Queen. 208-263-2161

16 Parent Grief Group. Bonner Community Hospice hosts a Parent Grief Group, which meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. A free community service of Bonner Community Hospice, the support group is for parents who have experienced the death of a child. Call 208-265-1185 for additional information.

18 Puppy Power Hour. The Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut Off Rd. in Ponderay, is hosting Puppy Power Hour from noon to 2 p.m.  Bring your puppies ages 10 weeks to 4 months old for a fun hour of socialization supervised by our trained staff. Proof of veterinarian administered puppy vaccines appropriate for their age is required. $5 per session or $20 for 5 sessions. Call the Pet Lodge at 208-255-7687 for more information and discounts on day boarding rates for Puppy Power Hour participants. 

20 Holistic Fair. Inquire Within, 516 Oak St., hosts a Holistic Fair from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Take your pick of nine practitioners: intuitive bodywork, access bars, reflexology, past-life regression, source-connection therapy, psychic medium, tarot, reiki, animal communication, astrology, gem stone essence intuitive, communicate with loved ones that have crossed over - the choice is yours, pick and choose or try them all! Sessions are $20 for 15 minutes. 208-255-7903

25 Puppy Power Hour. The Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut Off Rd. in Ponderay, is hosting Puppy Power Hour from noon to 2 p.m.  Bring your puppies ages 10 weeks to 4 months old for a fun hour of socialization supervised by our trained staff. Proof of veterinarian administered puppy vaccines appropriate for their age is required. $5 per session or $20 for 5 sessions. Call the Pet Lodge at 208-255-7687 for more information and discounts on day boarding rates for Puppy Power Hour participants.

27 Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society: Clark Fork Project. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society presents Update: Clark Fork River Delta Restoration Project from 9:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall. Kathy Cousins, mitigation staff biologist for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, will discuss the ongoing restoration project on the Clark Fork River Delta to mitigate wildlife habitat losses due to the construction and operation of hydroelectric projects in the Pend Oreille watershed. Free admission, public welcome. Sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. NativePlantSociety.org.

29 Natural Weed Control Workshop. Greentree Naturals Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Natural Weed Control Workshop from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. as part of their on-farm summer workshop series with Diane Green. On any organic garden or farm, particularly newly cultivated ground, it is likely that weed control commands a major part of the gardener's time over the course of the season. We will look at using different types of organic mulches and weed prevention strategies used to control unwanted plants. Cost is $25; call 208-263-8957 or visit GreentreeNaturals.com.

Here is what's coming up in July!

13 Natural Pest Management Workshop. Greentree Naturals Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Natural Pest Management Workshop from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. as part of their on-farm summer workshop series with Diane Green. Learn to assess pro-active control practices, identification, natural pest formulas, trap/catch-cropping and plant-pest relationships for natural pest control. Learn how to make your own insect traps and natural insect sprays. Cost is $25; call 208-263-8957 or visit GreentreeNaturals.com.

27 Harvesting the Bounty Workshop. Greentree Naturals Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Harvesting the Bounty Workshop from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. as part of their on-farm summer workshop series with Diane Green. Discover techniques for optimum yields for vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and post harvest handling; how to get the most out of your garden harvest. We will also cover post-harvest handling to assure food safety guidelines are met. Cost is $25; call 208-263-8957 or visit GreentreeNaturals.com.

Here is what's coming up in August!

10 Seed Saving Workshop. Greentree Naturals Organic Farm, 2003 Rapid Lightning Rd., hosts a Seed Saving Workshop from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. as part of their on-farm summer workshop series with Diane Green. By saving seed from your garden, you can produce plants best suited to your specific site and micro-climate; we will discuss plant selection, hand pollination, seed cleaning and seed storage. Cost is $25; call 208-263-8957 or visit GreentreeNaturals.com.

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