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Here is what's happening in March!

23 Little Mozart Music Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Little Mozart Music Class at 9:45 a.m. An 8-week series with instructor and Spokane Symphony flutist Jennifer Slaughter, this class is a partnership of the library and the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. For more information or to register, contact the Music Conservatory at 208-265-4444 or mcs@sandpointconservatory.org.

23 Teen Tech Week - Laser Engraving and Cutting. MakerPoint Studios, 1424 N. Boyer Ave., hosts a Screen Printing program at 4 p.m., in partnership with the East Bonner County Library District. Learn to design an object for engraving and cutting. Each participant will take home a finished piece. Pre-registration is required by calling 208-263-6930.

24 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.

24 Pollinator Program. Friends of Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge host a Pollinator Program at 6:30 p.m. in the education barn at Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, 287 Westside Rd. in Bonners Ferry. Planting season is coming, so now is a good time to learn more about pollinators by joining this evening program presented by Ray Chaffee and Aaron Bohachek. Topics include planting for pollinators, information about honeybee keeping, and information about other pollinators. Suggested donation $3 per person. 208-267-3888

25 Basic Computer Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a weekly computer class at 8:15 a.m. Subjects rotate each week: Computer Basics, Basic Internet, Digital Library, Basic Microsoft Word and Basic Microsoft Publisher. Space is limited and preregistration is required by calling 208-263-6930. Visit the calendar page at eBonnerLibrary.org for details. * Computer class is held every Saturday; subjects rotate weekly.

25 KNPS: Inspiring Conservation. Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation present Inspiring Conservation from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall. We are all born with a sense of wonder about the natural world. What inspires us to action and how can each of us inspire other conservationists? How do we pass on our own sense of wonder? Presenters Kristin Fletcher and Bonnie Jakubos look at the role of inspiration in conservation. Free and open to the public. NativePlantSociety.org.

25 Used Book Sale. Come one, come all to the Bonner Mall's Used Book Sale, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month inside the Bonner Mall in Ponderay. The public is welcome to bring books and sell them; there's no cost and tables are provided. Shoppers - this is a great chance to find books at a huge discount! 208-263-4272

25 Walking from Snow to Mud. Join local health practitioner Jane Hoover for an informative walk about the health benefits of outdoor walking and how to prepare for winter and spring conditions. Meet at the Sand Creek Trail parking lot by 9:45 a.m.; the walk is from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Bring water and appropriate dress for the weather. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Kaniksu Land Trust. 208-263-9471

25 Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Join Outside 7B and Ponderay Parks Department for a morning of free outdoor activities in McNearney Park in Ponderay. We'll be building snowmen (snow permitting), testing our aim with a snowball throwing contest, and creating some outdoor art. Held from 10 a.m. until noon. We'll also have hot cocoa and snacks to warm you up! We'll be out regardless of the weather, so bring the whole family for some great fun! Free and open to the public. 208-263-9471

25 Organic Seed Saving. Come and discuss organic gardening and seed saving during an Organic Seed Saving class 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! For more information, contact Sandpoint Seed Library volunteer Camisse Nitkowski at 208-263-6248. * Held on the fourth Saturday of every month.

25 Genealogy Workshop. Discover the many resources to research your family tree from Sandpoint History Center experts during a Genealogy Workshop at 1 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Free and open to the public.

25 Building Values Bridges. The Bonner County Human Right Task Force hosts a presentation at 3 p.m. in the Forrest Bird Charter School called "Building Values Bridges - Looking for Common Ground" - a hands-on training with concrete ideas of how to build common ground with others of differing views. Presenters will be Gabriel Burns, president of the SHS Human Rights Club, and Juli Stratton, director of the North Idaho Pride Alliance. Burns just returned from a training in Washington, D.C. on grassroots organizing and legislative advocacy. Stratton will offer guidance and insight about how to have constructive and respectful discussions with friends, neighbors, and those who hold differing viewpoints. Free and open to the public.

27 Fit and Fall Proof Class. Cedar Hills Church, 227 McGhee Rd. in Ponderay, hosts the Fit and Fall Proof class from 11 a.m. until noon. This fitness class for seniors is sponsored by the Panhandle Health District, and is designed for older adults to improve flexibility, mobility, balance and strength. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Vicki Longhini at 612-987-3802 or e-mail vicki.longhini@gmail.com. * Held every Monday.

27 Puppy Power Hour. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts a Puppy Power Hour at noon. Puppies enjoy an hour of supervised play and socialization during Power Hour, which is open to puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age who are current on veterinarian-administered vaccines. $5 per session or 5 for $20. 208-255-7687. * Held every Monday.

27 Teen STEAM. Sandpoint Teen Center, 104 Division Ave., hosts Teen STEAM at 4 p.m. There will be a different activity each month, with a focus on fun with science, technology, engineering, art and/or math. A partnership of the East Bonner County Library District and the Sandpoint Teen Center. For information, contact Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245. * Held on the fourth Monday of every month.

28 Library Storytimes. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m. for children ages 0 to 3; and Preschool Storytime at 11 a.m. for children ages 2 to 5. * Held every Tuesday.

28 Geezer Forum. Tango Cafe inside the Sandpoint Center, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Geezer Forum is held the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, and is sponsored by Elder Advocates. 208-610-4971

28 Robotics with Lego Mindstorm. Learn to build or code; open to boys and girls (ages 8+) starting at 3 p.m. in the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. * Held every Tuesday.

28 Make It at The Library. Kids and families create with robotics, Arduinos, needlework, Legos and other projects during Make It at the Library, held at 3 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. * Held every Tuesday.

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. The group does emergency communications for the public; if you have your license, come check out the group. And if you don't have your license, come see what we're all about. No cost. Learn more or call 661-203-0335. * Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

28 Hiawatha Drum Circle. Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts the Hiawatha Drum Circle class on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Jack Green leads this drum circle where spirit and fun collide. A drumming for peace, abundance, and the healing of Mother Earth. A journey through the spirit world! Free and open to all ages. For more information, contact Green at 208-304-9300 or e-mail jackgreen7712@gmail.com. * This event takes place every Wednesday.

29 Puppy Power Hour. Pend Oreille Pet Lodge, 895 Kootenai Cut Off Rd. in Ponderay, hosts a Puppy Power Hour at noon. Puppies enjoy an hour of supervised play and socialization during Power Hour, which is open to puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age who are current on veterinarian-administered vaccines. $5 per session or 5 for $20. 208-255-7687. * Held every Wednesday.

29 Clark Fork Make It At The Library. The Clark Fork Library, 610 Main St., holds a Make It At The Library program at 2 p.m. Kids are invited to come and make a variety of age-appropriate projects. * Held every Wednesday.

29 Marble Mania. Build marble mazes and play marble games during Marble Mania at 2 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St.

29 Plant Problem Diagnosis by Jennifer Jensen. Bonner County Gardeners Association hosts a Spring Home Horticulture Workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay. Class is $10 per person; visit BCGardeners.org or call 208-265-2070 for more information.

30 Little Mozart Music Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Little Mozart Music Class at 9:45 a.m. An 8-week series with instructor and Spokane Symphony flutist Jennifer Slaughter, this class is a partnership of the library and the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. For more information or to register, contact the Music Conservatory at 208-265-4444 or mcs@sandpointconservatory.org.

30 Hope Paint and Sip Class. Join the fun at Memorial Community Center in Hope, 415 Wellington Pl., for the first Paint and Sip class at 6:30 p.m. Classes are $35 per person and all supplies are provided; you just bring the fun! MCC will have wine, beer and soda for sale and light snacks available. Click the link to sign up or call 208-264-5481.

Here is what's coming up in April!

1 Basic Computer Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a weekly computer class at 8:15 a.m. Subjects rotate each week: Computer Basics, Basic Internet, Digital Library, Basic Microsoft Word and Basic Microsoft Publisher. Space is limited and preregistration is required by calling 208-263-6930. Visit the calendar page at eBonnerLibrary.org for details. * Computer class is held every Saturday; subjects rotate weekly.

1 Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Sandpoint FOL monthly book sale is held from 10 a.m. 'til 2 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. All are welcome! * FOL book sales are held on the first Saturday of every month.

3 BGH Diabetes Education & Support Group Meeting. Bonner General Health's Diabetes Support Group is available at no charge and serves to strengthen your diabetes knowledge so you can feel great and prevent complications. Meet new friends who may be struggling with some of the same issues as you. All people with diabetes and their families are invited. This week's meeting features Audrey Buck, RD, CDE, and Mary Kaiser, RD, presenting "Ooey, Gooey Wound Care" - how to care for your feet and avoid or treat wounds. All meetings are held on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Health Services Building at 423 N. Third Ave., Suite 101. 208-265-6279

4 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.

5 Lego Club. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Lego Club at 2 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and create with open Lego play. * Held on the first and third Wednesday of every month.

5 3D Printing Workshop for Adults. The Clark Fork Library, 610 Main St., hosts a 3D Printing Workshop for Adults at 4 p.m. This beginner class explores the potential of 3D printing and designing a 3D printable object. Pre-registration required by calling 208-266-1321. * Held on the first Wednesday of every month.

5 Sandpoint Photo Club. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Sandpoint Photo Club at 5 p.m. Learn and share with other photographers! * Held on the first Wednesday of every month.

5 Home Orchard Maintenance by Arthur Church. Bonner County Gardeners Association hosts a Spring Home Horticulture Workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay. Class is $10 per person; visit BCGardeners.org or call 208-265-2070 for more information.

5 The Conversation. Ivano's Ristorante, 102 S. First Ave., hosts The Conversation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring guest speakers Reno and Clay Hutchison, founders of the Carousel of Smiles project. The Hutchisons will be presenting the charming history of the early 20th century carousel arts, as well as the remarkable story of The Carousel of Smiles. Come and share in the carousel's magic and learn more about how our artist community could be a part of carousel history. The Conversation is a free monthly event with the intent to support our artist community. Open to the public. 208-263-1592

6 Alzheimer's Support Group. The Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., hosts a support group at 1 p.m. for families, caregivers and friends of those with dementia, Alzheimer's and any related disorder, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. Free respite care is available at Day Break during the group session with advance reservations. Contact Jan Griffitts for information at 208-290-1973, or e-mail jan@looptravel.com. * Held the first and third Thursday of every month.

6 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. Meetings 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 and for more information. * Held on the first and third Thursday of every month.

8 Computer Class: Basic Internet. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Basic Internet class starting at 8:15 a.m. The amount of information available on the Internet is staggering. Learn how to sift through it efficiently to find useful information. Space is limited and preregistration is required by calling 208-263-6930. * Computer class is held every Saturday; subjects rotate weekly.

8 Lou Domanski 26th Annual Chess Festival. Join fellow chess enthusiasts for this one-day chess tournament starting at 9 a.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall. There are three divisions, splitting up players by age with differing entry fees for each. An elementary age division for grades 1-6 with a $3 entry fee; a Middle School/High School division for grades 7-12 with an entry fee of $4; and an open division with a $5 entry fee. Trophies will be awarded for each division. Registration forms may be obtained at the Parks and Recreation office, 1123 Lake St., and submitted by March 23. 208-263-3613

8 Finally Home! Homebuyer Education Class. Bonner Community Housing Agency, 819 Highway 2 #204, hosts a Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education class from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Learn how to navigate the home-buying process, find the right lender, avoid costly mistakes, get a better interest rate, and possibly qualify for down payment assistance. Cost for the Idaho Housing and Finance Association program is $20; pre-registration required at FinallyHomeIdaho.com. 208-263-5720

10 Organic Seed Saving. Come and discuss organic gardening and seed saving during an Organic Seed Saving class 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! For more information, contact Sandpoint Seed Library volunteer Camisse Nitkowski at 208-263-6248. * Held on the second Monday of every month.

10 Escape Room. The Sandpoint Teen Center, 104 Division Ave., holds an Escape Room starting at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Test your logic, problem-solving, and collaboration skills in this fun group event. You'll be "locked in" the room and will have 45 minutes to find hidden items and solve clues to escape. A partnership of the East Bonner County Library District and Sandpoint Teen Center. For more information, contact Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245. * Held on the second Monday of every month.

12 Crafternoon. Enjoy free family fun at 2 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., with crafts to take home! * Held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

12 Harvesting the Garden by Jon Bair. Bonner County Gardeners Association hosts a Spring Home Horticulture Workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay. Class is $10 per person; visit BCGardeners.org or call 208-265-2070 for more information.

15 Basic Computer Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a weekly computer class at 8:15 a.m. Subjects rotate each week: Computer Basics, Basic Internet, Digital Library, Basic Microsoft Word and Basic Microsoft Publisher. Space is limited and preregistration is required by calling 208-263-6930. Visit the calendar page at eBonnerLibrary.org for details. * Computer class is held every Saturday; subjects rotate weekly.

19 Beginning Gardening in North Idaho (A Panel Discussion). Bonner County Gardeners Association hosts a Spring Home Horticulture Workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay. Class is $10 per person; visit BCGardeners.org or call 208-265-2070 for more information.

22 Earth Day Highway Clean-Up. Celebrate Mother Earth by helping to clean a three-mile section of scenic Highway 200, starting at 9 a.m. American Heritage Wildlife Foundation will provide the safety vests and the trash bags; please wear comfortable shoes and gloves (if you prefer). Learn more by calling 208-266-1488 or visit AHWF.org.

26 Permaculture by Sean and Monica Mitzel. Bonner County Gardeners Association hosts a Spring Home Horticulture Workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay. Class is $10 per person; visit BCGardeners.org or call 208-265-2070 for more information.

28-29 How Deep How Wide Women's Retreat. Join the Women's Retreat at Sandpoint Church of the Nazarene, held Friday night through Saturday, for a time of refreshment! The theme is How Deep How Wide, Eph. 3:14-21. Cost of the retreat is $85 if you stay the night at the Holiday Inn Express on Friday night, and $35 if you only come to the retreat portion. Click to buy tickets online. Scholarships are available. Registration deadline is April 2.

29 KNPS Presentation. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation present "Comparing prehistoric people in Idaho to present-day subsistence culture in Panama" from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall. One of the best ways to understand our own ecological and cultural geography is to look at the characteristics of a very different ecology and culture. The plant communities of the Inland Northwest are very different from the tropical ecosystems of the Darién region of eastern Panama, one of the last great wild natural areas of the Americas. Presenter Bill Harp explores how to understand our own ecological and cultural geography. Free and open to the public. NativePlantSociety.org.

30 ICF Grants Deadline. The Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement in the Idaho Community Foundation seeks grant requests for projects that demonstrate how the arts encourage creative and critical thinking, stimulate economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in a community. Grants up to $10,000 will be considered, although in extreme or emergency circumstances, this limit may be waived by the advisors of the fund. Grant requests will only be considered from Bonner County. For more information, including eligibility and application, visit IDcomfdn.org. Deadline to apply is April 30.

Here is what's coming up in May!

1 BGH Diabetes Education & Support Group Meeting. Bonner General Health's Diabetes Support Group is available at no charge and serves to strengthen your diabetes knowledge so you can feel great and prevent complications. Meet new friends who may be struggling with some of the same issues as you. All people with diabetes and their families are invited. All meetings are held on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Health Services Building at 423 N. Third Ave., Suite 101. Call 208-265-6279 with questions.

3 Healthy Landscape for Bees by Stephen Augustine. Bonner County Gardeners Association hosts a Spring Home Horticulture Workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way in Ponderay. Class is $10 per person; visit BCGardeners.org or call 208-265-2070 for more information.

13 North Idaho Veterans Stand Down. The 24th North Idaho Veterans Stand Down will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way in Coeur d'Alene. The event aims to assist veterans and their families in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, including Bonner County, with the opportunity to meet personally with VA health care and benefits representatives, plus organizations that provide medical, dental, counseling, housing, clothing, clothing repair, food assistance, haircuts, massages, and bike repair will be available. A hot meal will be served to all attendees, volunteers, and service providers. Employers with job openings will also be present. For more information, call 208-664-3095 or e-mail eric@stvincentdepaulcda.org.

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