Here is what's happening in March!
20 Mother Goose Storytime. Due to construction at the Sandpoint Library, Mother Goose Storytime is temporarily held at Creations on the Cedar Street Bridge. Stories and singing for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 and caregivers begins 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.
20 Preschool Storytime. Due to construction at the Sandpoint Library, Preschool Storytime is temporarily held at Creations on the Cedar Street Bridge. Stories and crafts for kids age 2-5 and their caregivers begins 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.
20 Robotics with Lego Mindstorm. Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., holds a Robotics with Lego Mindstorm at 3 p.m. Boys and girls ages 8+ are invited to learn to build or code. Call first, as it is subject to cancellation, at 208-266-1321. * Held every Tuesday.
20 Intro to Woodworking. Design and build a hardwood cutting board set during this one-day Intro to Woodworking class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at MakerPoint Studios, C106-14 1424 N. Boyer Ave. Learn how to use the jointer, planer and table saw to surface and prep raw lumber, then 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. This class offers a truly pro-grade experience, plus you take home your own cutting board set! Monthly sessions held in March and May; $71 fee ($2 city discount) includes materials. Register at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St., online, or call 208-263-3613.
21 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.
21 Clark Fork Stories and More. Enjoy stories, crafts, prizes and snacks for kids ages 3-8 starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. Free and open to the public. * Held every Wednesday.
21 Clark Fork Make It at The Library. Kids make a variety of age-appropriate projects, starting at 2 p.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. * Held every Wednesday.
22 LEAP Update: 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 (LEAP). LEAP Update is an opportunity for graduates to build on that professional development in forestry. This year's topics include personal location devices for logging safety; the effects of logger fatigue on the job; helping forest owners become tree farmers; maintaining forest soil productivity; roads and Idaho forest practice laws; product values, marketing, and financial decisions; a recent survey of Idaho family forest owners; and a forest product markets update. Pre-register by March 13; $45 fee ($48 online) includes materials and refreshments (lunch provided by Associated Logging Contractors of Idaho). 208-263-8511
22 Clark Fork Crafternoon. Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., hosts Crafternoon at 3 p.m. Enjoy free family fun with an artisitic craft to take home! 208-266-1321
23 Spring Equinox Event. Embody Center for the Healing Arts, 823 Main St., hosts a Spring Equinox Event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy movement, music, meditation and a crystal bowl sound bath from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event is an inner journey of great intention, adults only please. $12-25 exchange at the door. Contact Blissa at EmbodySandpoint.com for more information
24 KNPS: Plant Communication. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation and the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society host a free presentation, Plant Communication, from 9:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Presented by Sean Jeronimo, PhD candidate in Forest Structure, Function and Dynamics Lab at the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, and consulting forester with Stewardship Forestry in Vashon, Wash., who will explore scientific findings, old and new, about the many complex ways that plants interact with one another competitively and cooperatively. Free and open to the public. NativePlantSociety.org.
24 Furry Tales. Panhandle Animal Shelter, 870 Kootenai Cutoff Rd., hosts Furry Tales at 11 a.m. This free educational event for kids and families is presented by the East Bonner County Library District. All are welcome to enjoy pet stories, dog training demonstrations, a behind-the-scenes shelter tour, and volunteer projects. For more information contact Suzanne Davis at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or e-mail [email protected].
24 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.
26 Free Teen Center Program. All teens are welcome to the Sandpoint Teen Center, 104 S. Division, for a library-sponsored game or STEAM activity at 3:30 p.m. Hosted by Morgan Gariepy, teen librarian with the Sandpoint Library. For this week's theme, call Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 or e-mail [email protected]. * Held every Monday.
27 VIP Find Your Perfect Match. Sandpoint Community Resource Center, 231 N. Third Ave., hosts the VIP (Volunteer Idaho Panhandle) Find Your Perfect Match event from noon to 1 p.m. Get connected to find or list volunteer opportunities in Bonner or Boundary counties; organizations will be present to share their needs with you - and to help you decide which opportunity is right for you! Free and open to all! SandpointCommunityResource.com.
27 Geezer Forum. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Paul Graves. The 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
27 Intro to 3D Printing Workshop for Adults. Learn what 3D printers are used for and how to design your own 3D printable object, during this beginner-level class at 5 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 208-263-6930. * Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
28 Crafternoon: Dragon Craft. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts Crafternoon at 2 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy free family fun with an artistic craft to take home. For more information, call Suzanne Davis at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or e-mail [email protected].
Here is what's coming up in April!
2 Diabetes Support Group: "Get Your Move On." Bonner General Health hosts a monthly Diabetes Education and Support Group meeting at 10 a.m. in the Health Services Building, 423 N. Third Ave., Ste. 101. The meetings are offered at no charge and serve to strengthen knowledge about diabetes to prevent complications. All people with diabetes, their caregivers, and families are invited. This month's topic is "Get Your Move On" presented by Gretchen Aleto. 208-265-6279
5 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.
5 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.
6 Idaho Native Tree Identification Class. Distinguishing between Idaho's trees can be a daunting task for beginners. Through a combination of images and live samples, a three-hour workshop titled Identifying Idaho's Trees will help participants quickly identify Idaho's most common native trees. Held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the University of Idaho Extension Office, located at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Pre-register by March 30; $10 fee covers handouts and refreshments. 208-263-8511
9 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's 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.
11 Bonner County Amateur Radio Club Meeting. BCARC is a nonprofit charitable organization promoting amateur radio, providing communications, and serving the interests of communities in Bonner County. BCARC meets at 7 p.m. in the Sandpoint VFW Hall on Pine and Division, and meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio Communications (ham radio). K7JEP.org. * Held on the second Wednesday of each month.
13 Better Breathers Club. Bonner General Health hosts the Better Breathers Club monthly support group for people living with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. The facilitator is trained by the American Lung Association, and meeting is held at 1 p.m. in the hospital's east classroom, 520 N. Third Ave. RSVP by calling 208-265-1045 or simply attend the meeting. * Held on the second Thursday of every month.
14 Stories and More. Presented by Sandpoint Waldorf School's Early Childhood Program, Stories and More is held on the second Saturday of every month 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. To RSVP, call 208-265-2683.
21 READY! For Kindergarten Workshops. Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 READY! For Kindergarten Workshops held April 21. These free early childhood literacy workshops for parents of children birth to age 5 are held three times a year in Sandpoint. Parents learn how to "play with a purpose" and the importance of reading to your child in order to develop the important skills they will need for success in school. National program paid for locally by Panhandle Alliance for Education. Free workshop, toys, activities, books and childcare! Register in advance at ReadySandpoint.org or 208-263-7040.
28 KNPS: Climate Change and Native Plants. Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation sponsor a presentation on the effects of climate change on native and introduced plants from 9:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. As the Earth continues to warm, the reproduction, survival, and distribution of plants will be affected. Different species will respond differently to these changes, resulting in new plant assemblages. Native and introduced species are likely to differ in how they react to the changing climate. Bertie Weddell, a specialist in natural resource conservation and faculty member in the Washington State University Department of Horticulture, will discuss current projections of how these changes will affect native ecosystems in our region. Free and open to the public. NativePlantSociety.org.
Here is what's coming up in May!
12 Stories and More. Presented by Sandpoint Waldorf School's Early Childhood Program, Stories and More is held on the second Saturday of every month 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. To RSVP, call 208-265-2683.
14 Diabetes Support Group: "Diabetes Review and Update." Bonner General Health hosts a monthly Diabetes Education and Support Group meeting, held at 10 a.m. in the Health Services Building at 423 N. Third Ave., Ste. 101. The meetings are offered at no charge and serve to strengthen knowledge about diabetes to prevent complications. All people with diabetes, their caregivers and families are invited. This month's topic is "Diabetes Review and Update" presented by Dr. Scott Dunn, MD, with Family Health Center. 208-265-6279
Here is what's coming up in June!
9 Stories and More. Presented by Sandpoint Waldorf School's Early Childhood Program, Stories and More is held on the second Saturday of every month 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. To RSVP, call 208-265-2683.
Here is what's coming up in July!
9-12 Summer Youth Music Camp. The Festival at Sandpoint announces its first ever Summer Youth Music Camp at Sandpoint High School. The camp is open to ages 8-18 and all abilities, with participants' tuition underwritten by The Festival's educational mission - the only cost is a $25 registration fee! Camp director Dr. Jason Moody, a Sandpoint native who is currently First Violin with the Spokane Symphony, will lead four fun-filled days of music instruction with classes including symphony orchestra, choir, chamber music, jazz band, classical guitar, ukulele, piano, fiddle ensemble, flute ensemble, master classes and more! Registration is now open on a first come, first served basis - space is limited! Click to register online; for more information, contact Beth Weber at 208-263-1151.