Here is what's happening in November!
24 KRFY Morning Show. Topics of interest at 8 a.m. on 88.5 FM KRFY Radio. Podcast available afterwards at KRFY.org.
24 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. eBonnerLibrary.org.
24 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. eBonnerLibrary.org.
24 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 email@example.com.
24 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. 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.
24 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. eBonnerLibrary.org.
24, Dec. 1 Intermediate-Level Origami Workshop. Learn the fun and inexpensive art of Origami - Japanese paper folding - during an intermediate-level workshop help Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 N. First Ave. A variety of traditional and contemporary techniques and figures such as flowers, birds, animals, and toys will be explored. Class fee is $20 per workshop for city residents, $22 per workshop for non-residents. Pre-register at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St. 208-263-3613
24 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, on the fourth Tuesday of every month. ARES stands for Amateur Radio Emergency Service, a function of the American Radio Relay League; RACES is short for the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service and is associated with the local government emergency management function. The group does emergency communications for the public; if you have your license, then please come and check out the group. Even if you don't have your license and are thinking about it, come see what we are all about. No cost. Learn more at the website, or call 661-203-0335.
24 Avalanche Awareness Workshop: Beacon Practice and Avy Gear Review. The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center conducts a free workshop to boost avalanche awareness. This workshop will cover Beacon Practice and Avy Gear Review, starting at 6 p.m. in the conference room in the Forest Service building, 1602 Ontario St. Pre-register at Sandpoint Parks & Recreation, 208-263-3613. For other IPAC classes, visit the website or call Kevin Davis at 208-265-6686 or Eric Morgan at 208-256-6674.
27 Teen Writers Club. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Teen Writers Club on the second and fourth Fridays of every month. Teens who write ... unite! Collaboration, peer reviews, brainstorming activities. Writing supplies and refreshments provided. 208-263-6930 ext. 1245.
28 KNPS Presentation: Progress Towards Treasured Landscapes. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society presents Progress Towards Treasured Landscapes from 9:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Rude Girls Room at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Jennifer Costich-Thompson will provide an update regarding the Treasured Landscapes: Prescribed Fire and Whitebark Pine Restoration project, an effort to help re-establish whitebark pine in part of its suitable range within the northern Cabinet Mountains. Free admission, public welcome. Sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. NativePlantSociety.org. 208-627-3292
29 350Sandpoint.org Walk and Gathering. The inaugural activity of 350Sandpoint.org is a walk and gathering to coincide with the global rallies, marches and protests kicking off the Paris Climate talks. The group will meet at the Bridge Street parking lot at the intersection of the Creekside Trail and Bridge Street, just before the entrance to City Park (the former Lakeside Inn location), at 1 p.m. and walk to the Little Panida Theater for food, entertainment and information about how to do something about climate change. For more information, e-mail info@350Sandpoint.org.
Through Nov. 29 Decorate A Tree for BGH. Bonner General Health's Volunteer Council is gearing up for the Parade of Trees, and would love to have your help! Artificial Christmas trees are now available to decorate and donate back to the BGH Volunteer Council for the annual Parade of Trees. Use your creativity to choose a theme and decorate these trees - making them so unique! The Volunteers have purchased the trees (3 1/2 feet in height) -- and you decorate them in an appropriate theme. Return them to the volunteers by Nov. 27 for the BGH Annual Parade of Trees, held Nov. 30 through Dec. 3. Bidding is open for four days in the hospital classroom, with closing bids on Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. All proceeds go towards Education Grants for BGH staff. Stop in the BGH Gift Shop for further instructions or call 208-265-3329.
30 KRFY 88.5 Annual Membership Meeting. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the annual KRFY 88.5 Annual Membership Meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the meeting room. All listeners, supporters and community members are welcome to attend this public meeting and get an update on how your community radio is doing, and what's in store for KRFY in 2016. KRFY.org. 208-265-2992
Here is what's coming up in December!
1 Vaccination Liberation - Idaho Chapter Meeting. Are you a new parent, soon-to-be parent or seeking to connect with other parents in Sandpoint? Then the Vaccination Liberation - Idaho Chapter support group meeting is for you! The chapter meets monthly at Columbia Bank Plaza, corner of Oak Street and Third Avenue in the conference room, on the first Tuesday of each month from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The topic of our second meeting is "Are Vaccines Safe, Effective and Necessary?" Find out how vaccines are made, their ingredients, unknown history of vaccines, vaccine failures and how our bodies respond to vaccines. For more information, visit VacLib.org or call 208-255-1855 or 208-255-2307.
1 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.
2 Lego Club. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Lego Club meeting at 2 p.m. Create with Legos - it's the "e" and the "a" in S.T.E.A.M. education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Open Lego play is just plain fun! Children ages 3-12 and parents welcome. Held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month.
2 Guerilla Grocery (& More) Shopping. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Guerilla Grocery (& More) Shopping workshop starting at 5 p.m. All are welcome to attend the hour-long workshop featuring tips and tricks from extreme couponing experts. Bring ads, coupons and a laptop or other electronic device to get the most out of the workshop.
8 Paris to Pend Oreille Climate Connection. Join the Idaho Conservation League for a unique event focusing on climate change. The United Nations Paris Climate Conference is taking place in Paris during the first two weeks of December. ICL will provide an insiders' perspective on the talks at our "Paris to Pend Oreille Climate Connection" event from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Columbia Bank Building auditorium (second floor), 414 Church St. The afternoon event includes a short presentation on the climate talks as well as skyping (live from Paris!) with ICL member Gary Payton, who will be attending the talks and sharing his firsthand knowledge of how they are progressing. Additionally, Ben Otto, ICL's Energy Associate, will be up from Boise to talk about Idaho's Clean Power Plan and give updates on related energy issues. And, ICL's North Idaho Associate, Susan Drumheller, will give the latest on North Idaho's coal and oil train transport issue. Join us for this exciting and unique afternoon! A French-themed lunch from Tango Cafe can be purchased in advance and taken to the auditorium. Complimentary cookies and coffee will be provided; admission to the event is free and open to all. IdahoConservation.org. 208-265-9565
8, 15 Christmas Origami Workshop. Learn the fun and inexpensive art of Origami - Japanese paper folding - during a Christmas workshop help Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 N. First Ave. Options include tree ornaments, nativity figures and wreaths. Class fee is $20 per workshop for city residents, $22 per workshop for non-residents. Pre-register at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St. 208-263-3613
14 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.
21 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
Here is what's coming up in January 2016!
14 NIFRW Meeting: A Veteran's Tribute. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts the North Idaho Federated Republican Women meeting from 5:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. NIFRW.org.
Here is what's coming up in February 2016!
Feb. 1-April 11 U.S.C.G.A.-Boating Skills and Seamanship. An 11-week course covering navigation, charting, mechanics, rules of the road, courtesies and customs, seamanship, ropes and knots, sailing basics, boat part identification, safety procedures and more will be held Mondays from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. in the USFS Conference Room, 1602 Ontario St. Cost is $75. For detailed class information, call Al Kremer at 208-290-1787. Pre-register by Jan. 28 at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St. 208-263-3613