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27 Summer Reading Community Heroes: Search and Rescue. East Bonner County Library District hosts a presentation by Sandpoint Search and Rescue for this week's Community Heroes event, held at 10 a.m. in the Sandpoint branch. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

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.

27 Magic Show. The East Bonner County Library District's Children's Programs hosts a magic show; the Clark Fork branch show begins at 2 p.m., and the Sandpoint branch show begins at 6 p.m. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

27 Trains in Sandpoint: Climate Activist Training Workshop. Wild Idaho Rising Tide sponsors a Trains in Sandpoint: Climate Activist Training Workshop at 2:30 p.m. in the East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St. The training workshop via Skpe features Matt Landon of Vancouver Action Network in Washington; Landon has provided leadership, insights, and guidance among the Northwest community of citizens and activists through two programs - the Listening Project and the Twitter Oil Train Watch. The Listening Project involves outreach to residents of the mile-wide blast zones around rail lines carrying volatile Alberta tar sands and Bakken crude oil trains. The Twitter Oil Train Watch is track-side monitoring of dangerous oil trains moving across the region. Cost is free, but donations are accepted. Learn more at WildIdahoRisingTide.org or call 208-301-8039.

28 Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sort. Sandpoint Friends of the Library sorts through donated books and media items to organize for the upcoming monthly book sale. Held from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.; volunteers appreciated!

28 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.

28 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.

28 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.

28 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.

28 Magic: The Gathering. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., is the location for Magic: The Gathering - a strategic card game enthusiast group every Tuesday. 208-263-4263

28 Maker Camp. East Bonner County Library District, Google and Make: Magazine partner up for a six week makerspace camp at the Sandpoint Branch at 3 p.m. Contact Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 for more information.

29 Crafternoon. East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a crafts program from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday. 

29 An Evening with Robin McLean. East Bonner County Library District and Lost Horse Press welcome author Robin McLean to celebrate her latest book, Reptile House, at 7 p.m. in the Sandpoint branch. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Lost Horse Press at 208-255-4410.

30 Spotted Knapweed Bio Control Workshop/Field Day. Bonner County Extension, 4205 N. Boyer Ave., is the location for the Spotted Knapweed Bio Control Workshop/Field Day, starting at 8 a.m. Presented by Paul Brusven, Nez Perce Bio-Control Center coordinator, the event includes a workshop and field event. To register, contact Jennifer Jensen at the Bonner County Extension: 208-263-8511 or email jenjesen@uidaho.edu.

30 Fire Department Presentation. The Clark Fork Branch of the East Bonner County Library District hosts a Fire Department Presentation at 12:30 p.m. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

30 Tie Dye T-Shirts Workshop. The Clark Fork Branch of the East Bonner County Library District hosts a Tie Dye T-Shirts Workshop at 1:30 p.m. Contact Suzanne 263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

30 Albeny Falls Presentation Series: Rangers' Favorites. East Bonner County Library District's Children's Programs hosts a summer educational series every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Branch. Contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 for more information.

31 Teen Summer Reading: National Teen Lock-In; Masquerade Madness. East Bonner County Library's Teen Programs is locking down The Library for a nationwide teens-only event at 7 p.m. in the Sandpoint Branch. Cost is free, but registration is requested. Contact Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 for more information.

31-Aug. 2 Helpful Astrology Workshop. Are you ready to be inspired and rejuvenated with Julie Hutslar's method of 'you can do no wrong because you are the perfect expression of creation energy just the way you are?' Join teacher, speaker, author and personal growth/self-esteem specialist Hutslar in a weekend that will enrich your life and offer some new tools too! Learn how to use astrology for your own personal journey as well as understanding loved ones and friends. Leave with a road map of your journey and the knowledge of what you can do about it. $395. Price includes accommodation in the retreat center, meals and all supplies. For more information, e-mail Julie@JRHutslar.com or call 208-263-1448.

Here is what's coming up in August!

4 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.

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.

10 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.

11-20 Computer Coding and 3D Printing. A Computer Coding and 3D Printing for adults class (ages 17 and up) will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug 11, 13, 18, and 20, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Washington Elementary.  Class fee is $62 ($2 city resident discount). Participants will learn basic coding skills using a programmer-oriented solid modeling tool, OpenSCAD. With this 3D modeling software, code or script is written, read by the computer, and finally a 3D model is rendered and ready to print. Computer Coding and 3D printing for adults will require a minimum of 6 participants to run. Register by Aug. 6 at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St. 208-263-3613

14 Stream Restoration Workshop. The University of Idaho Extension offers a one-day program titled Restoring Idaho Streams that includes a combination of indoor presentations on stream health, stream restoration techniques, and financial assistance programs to restore streams, followed by a field trip where participants can view new and more mature stream restoration efforts undertaken on both private and public lands in Bonner County. The program will begin at the Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, Suite E. in Ponderay, at 8 a.m. and conclude in the field by 4:30 p.m. Pre-register at the University of Idaho Extension Office in Bonner County by Aug. 7. $20 registration fee covers resource materials and refreshments. 208-263-8511

17 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

Through Aug. 21 LPOSD Free Summer Meal Program. Lake Pend Oreille School District, in cooperation with the Idaho State Department of Education and USDA offer free meals to all children, ages 1 through 18, at locations throughout the area including Farmin-Stidwell Elementary, Sandpoint City Beach, Kootenai Elementary, Sandpoint High School, Clark Fork Library and SL Start Social Services. Visit the LPOSD website for more information (click on the "Summer Meal Info and Locations" link) or call 208-265-1569.

Through Aug. 17 Summer Adventure Camp. Sandpoint West Athletic Club provides fun-filled days loaded with activities to keep kids ages 10 through 12 safe and happy. SAC has been providing opportunities for kids to explore and be creative for 14 years! Camps run through the week of Aug 17, and hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Space is limited; register at SWAC. Cost for the entire week is $65 and includes lunches. Each week is centered on a different theme. Additional information provided at SandpointWest.com. Special thanks for funding support from SWAC, Community Assistance League, Bonner County Juvenile Probation, and Sandpoint Parks & Recreation.

Here is what's coming up in September!

3-6 Couple's Workshop. Are you ready to be inspired and rejuvenated with Julie Hutslar's method of 'you can do no wrong because you are the perfect expression of creation energy just the way you are?' Join teacher, speaker, author and personal growth/self-esteem specialist Hutslar in a weekend that will enrich your life and offer some new tools too! Interpret the lessons you find in relationships and how to relate to and experience your partner based on those important roles. Be heard and acknowledged for the importance of your story. Deeply profound and life changing, leave with a greater appreciation for your own story and that of your partner. $1,800 per couple. Price includes accommodation in the retreat center, meals and all supplies. For more information, e-mail Julie@JRHutslar.com or call 208-263-1448.

8 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.

11-13 Watercolor Workshop. Are you ready to be inspired and rejuvenated with Julie Hutslar's method of 'you can do no wrong because you are the perfect expression of creation energy just the way you are?' Join teacher, speaker, author and personal growth/self-esteem specialist Hutslar in a weekend that will enrich your life and offer some new tools too! Learn a simple approach to painting, basic watercolor methods and how to engage your heart in creating. Julie is a watercolorist with many styles and much passion. She is also a seasoned teacher who can bring out the best in any learner. $425. Price includes accommodation in the retreat center, meals and all supplies. For more information, e-mail Julie@JRHutslar.com or call 208-263-1448.

18 North Idaho Nonprofit Retreat. The University of Idaho and community partners hosts a North Idaho Nonprofit Retreat at the Lodge at Sandpoint. This educational experience features classes taught by 14 instructors, plus catered food by 41 South, outdoor activities and more. Cost is $115 per person, or $90 per person for groups of 3 or more from one organization. Click to register online and learn more.

Here is what's coming up in October!

2-4 Ethnic Vegetarian Cooking Workshop. Are you ready to be inspired and rejuvenated with Julie Hutslar's method of 'you can do no wrong because you are the perfect expression of creation energy just the way you are?' Join teacher, speaker, author and personal growth/self-esteem specialist Hutslar in a weekend that will enrich your life and offer some new tools too! Learn to cook with many spices, many combinations and surprising flavors and vegetables - Indian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Thai, fusion, Ethiopian, and Caribbean. Leave with a new palette, recipes that are delicious, easy and fun and a new enthusiasm for experimenting. $450. Price includes accommodation in the retreat center, meals and all supplies. For more information, e-mail Julie@JRHutslar.com or call 208-263-1448.

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