Here is what's happening in October!
13 KRFY Morning Show Interview. Meet the Library's Life Long Learning Coordinator, Mike Bauer, at 8 a.m. on 88.5 FM KRFY Radio. and hear all about what’s going on at the Sandpoint Library.
13 BGH Volunteer Scrub Sale. Uniforms & More of Coeur d'Alene will be displaying scrubs, shoes and miscellaneous items for sale from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Bonner General Health classrooms, 520 N. Third Ave. Proceeds will go to B.G.H.Volunteer Council Education Fund. All are invited to attend this sale, which offers a 10 percent discounts on all purchases. 208-304-6374
13 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.
13 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.
13 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.
13 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. Today's topic is Medicare, and features SHIBA's Jessica Jans and Angie Mackin - who will discuss changes in how Medicare will impact our health care. 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.
13 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.
13 Homeopathy at Home. Julie Clemmons MD; D. Hom will facilitate a DIY homeopathy class at 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library for anyone interested in saving money on their medical bills. Call 208-255-6407 for more information.
14-15 Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Meeting. The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNNST) passes through the Idaho Panhandle on its way from Glacier National Park to the Olympic Coast. The PNNST is a 1,200-mile footpath designated by Congress in 2009. The newly formed PNNST Federal Advisory Council (FAC) will meet from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Best Western Edgewater Resort, 56 Bridge St., both Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. The meeting will be open to the public. Click to learn more.
14 Crafternoon. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a crafts program from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday.
14 Idaho Department of Education Hearing on Common Core Test. The public is invited to learn about your Idaho Department of Education's regulatory stance on the ISAT 2015 cut scores at a hearing at 6 p.m., held by the Idaho Department of Education at Sandpoint High School Auditorium. The public's input will give guidance to legislators in the upcoming legislative session. 208-263-7188
14 Parenting With Validation and Encouragement. A parenting workshop will be held at 6 p.m. in Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. For more information, contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211.
15 Homeschool Library Program. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Homeschool Library Program at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext.1211.
15 3D Printer Workshop for Adults. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. hosts a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Call 208-263-6930 ext. 1204 for more information.
17 Computer Class: Word and Publisher Basics. Learn how to create professional looking resumes, brochures and more using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher during this free class at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Pre-register at 208-263-6930.
19 Teen Read Week Read-In. Teens bring a book and hang out with other book-geeks at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Plus, get caught reading all week long for a chance to score a sweet treat. Read aloud to Morgan (YA Librarian) any time this week and get a free book! Call 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 for more information.
19 North Idaho Reads lunchCRAFT Part I. Local wine infused chocolate tasting and pairing presentation by Carrie from Sandpoint Chocolate Bear with wine-scented soy candle making by Serendipity & Co.'s Angie Henry at noon in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Pre-register by Oct. 15 at 208-263-6930 ext. 1204.
19 Homeopathy at Home. Julie Clemmons MD; D. Hom will facilitate a DIY homeopathy class at 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library for anyone interested in saving money on their medical bills. Call 208-255-6407 for more information.
19 Pajama Story Time. All are welcome to attend Pajama Story Time at 6:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St.
19 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
20 Wine Reads Discussion and Tasting. The Sandpoint Library hosts a discussion of Idaho Wine Country by Alan Minskoff and other book and film selections from the North Idaho Reads 2015 season at 6 p.m. in the Bernd Barrel, 311 N. First Ave. Black turtlenecks and bongo drums not required. Visit NorthIdahoReads.org for details. Event includes an Idaho wines flight feature, tapas specials, giveaways and a drawing for a night's stay at the luxurious 311 Bernd Lofts. Pre-register by Oct. 15 for an extra entry into the prize drawing 208-263-6930 ext. 1204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 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.
21 North Idaho Reads lunchCRAFT Part II. Create a wine-themed craft, plus sample cheeses and wine-infused jellies while learning about the best pairings and the science of tasting from Litehouse Foods Brand manager Margi Gunter at noon in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Pre-registration required by Oct. 15 at 208-263-6930 ext. 1204.
21 Lego Club. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Lego Club at 2 p.m. Held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month.
21 Love To Draw Class with Kendall Adams. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Love To Draw Class at 3:30 p.m. Call Suzanne to register at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211.
22 North Idaho Reads Vino Art Exhibit. Inspired by the 2015 North Idaho Reads selection, Idaho Wine Country by Alan Minskoff, local artists display their wine-themed works for one day only as part of a week-long event series from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., sponsored by the East Bonner County Library District, North Idaho Reads, and the Sandpoint Arts Commission. Enter to win a bottle of wine from Small House Winery! Event is free and light refreshments will be included. Wine will not be served. The exhibit will be located in the lobby of the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St.
22 Building a Better World with Nicaragua's Poor. Becca Mohally Renk will speak about her work with the Center for Development in Central America, a non-profit working in Nicaragua for 20 years, during a presentation at 7 p.m. in the Sandpoint Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 1025 Alder St. The CDCA works side-by-side with Nicaraguan communities to help them reach their own goals. Some of the larger projects are work with organic farmer cooperatives, a large health clinic, and a loan fund that makes capital available to the poor at low interest rates. Talk is free and open to the public; sponsored by the Sandpoint Friends (Quakers) Meeting. 208-263-7697
23 BGH Blood Drive. Bonner General Health holds a Blood Drive from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the classroom at Bonner General Health. Go to INBCSaves.org to schedule an appointment, use promo code BonnerHospital, or call 1-800-423-0151. Walk-ins are welcome!
23 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.
23 SCRC Volunteer Orientation. Are you looking to have a positive impact in your community? Sandpoint Community Resource Center is establishing itself as the "go to" place in town to help people in need connect with people who serve. All are welcome to attend a Volunteer Orientation at noon in the upstairs conference room in the Columbia Bank Community Plaza Building, 231 N. Third Ave. Come learn about the important work we are doing! SandpointCommunityResource.com or contact Becca Orchard at 208-304-2875 and/or email email@example.com.
23 North Idaho Reads Wine 101 and Colter's Creek Wine Tasting. Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St., hosts a North Idaho Reads event at 5:30 p.m. Star Jensen of Idaho Wine Merchant and Jon Harding from Colter's Creek Vineyard and Winery invite the public to sample pours from varieties of Colter's Creek wines. An informal discussion about tasting, selecting, storing and serving wines is included. Event is free with first tastings and light refreshments included, courtesy of Colter's Creek and The Library. Colter's Creek wines are available at Yoke's and the Bernd Barrel. Space is limited. Registration required by Oct. 15. Contact Marcy at 208-263-6930 ext. 1204 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society Presentation. Native Plant Propagation - Unlocking Nature's Secrets is the topic of the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society presentation, held from 9:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall. Bob Wilson, co-owner with Jill Wilson of Cedar Mountain Perennials, a native plant nursery in Athol, will discuss how to propagate native plants. Free admission, public welcome. Sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. NativePlantSociety.org.
24 North Idaho Reads Finale Event with Author Alan Minskoff. Pend d'Oreille Winery hosts a North Idaho Reads event at 1 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Author of Idaho Wine Country, Alan Minskoff, will give a special presentation and Q&A session. The winery will offer drink and appetizer specials including an Idaho wines flight feature. Event is free and includes giveaways, and a prize drawing for a $50 Bistro Rouge gift certificate, courtesy of the Sandpoint Library. An extra prize drawing entry will be entered for those who pre-register by 10/23. A tour of the wine-making facility on Boyer Avenue will follow the presentation.
27 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.
27 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.
31 Online Searching Techniques. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts an Online Searching Techniques class at 8:15 a.m. sharp. This class will help you to quickly and securely navigate your way around the worldwide web.
Here is what's coming up in November!
2 BGH Diabetes Day. Bonner General Health hosts Diabetes Day -- a day of information and support on managing diabetes and held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the new Health Services Building on the BGH Campus, 423 N. Third Ave., Suite 103. This event is free and open to those living with or without diabetes.
The BGH Diabetes Education Team and diabetes supply vendors will be there to answer questions and provide information on Diabetes Management, Diabetes Medication, Life Alert and much more including screenings. All participants will be entered to win a fabulous door prize! 208-265-1116
3 Inventors Association of Idaho Meeting. Bird Aviation Museum, 325 Bird Ranch Rd. in Sagle, hosts the Inventors Association of Idaho meeting at 2 p.m. Event is free and open to the public; RSVP to email@example.com. Non-members are asked to donate $5 towards meeting costs.
3 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.
Through Nov. 4 BGH Community Hospice Rose Event. Help support the 18th Annual Hospice Rose Event, now through Nov. 4. Net proceeds provide Direct Client Support to our community families. As a gift from our heart, you will receive a dozen roses for each $20 donation made to hospice. To order, please contact Lissa DeFreitas at 208-265-1185. Pick-up will be from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Nov. 4 in the lobby of BGH at 520 N. Third Ave.
7-22 Wilderness First Responder Course. When you venture miles or days into remote locations, you must be prepared to be self-sufficient for any medical situation that might arise. The Longleaf Wilderness First Responder course, held weekends in November, builds on the fundamental medical training of a Wilderness First Aid course and delves into the "why" and "how" behind the injuries and illnesses that happen in the backcountry. Course tuition of $625 includes all course materials; scholarships are available. Click for more information and to register; or call program manager Katie Cartier at 208-274-3596.
7 Kaleidoscope Fall Training Workshops. Volunteers are needed for the Kaleidoscope art program in local schools, and workshops will be held in the Sandpoint High School art room, located behind and to the right of Sandpoint Middle School. In the workshop, volunteers will be able to go over the lessons, work with the materials the kids will be using, and ask questions. To sign up, please RSVP to Lynda Patalano at 415-722-3167 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 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.
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. at Sandpoint Community Hall. 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. For more information, visit NativePlantSociety.org. 208-627-3292