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Here is what's happening in June!

18-19 "Meet the Candidate" LPOSD Stakeholder Meetings. The community is welcome to attend the Lake Pend Oreille School District Board of Trustees' "Meet the Candidate" stakeholder meetings for the superintendent finalists in the Sandpoint High School commons. Business leader sessions are from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. each day; Community/parent sessions are held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. each day. This is a chance for the community to give feedback to the board. Paul Peterson from Scappoose, Ore., interviewed June 17; Dr. Paula Vincent from Sagle will interview June 18; and Tom Albertson from Sandpoint will interview June 19. For more information, visit

18 Mother Goose. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts stories and singing for babies and toddlers ages 0-13 and their caregivers at 10 a.m. Plus, stay and play until 10:40 a.m. 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 *Held every Tuesday (no storytime June 11).

18 Preschool Storytime. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts stories and crafts for kids age 2-5 and their caregivers 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 (no storytime June 11).

18 Free Estate Planning Workshop. Learn about essential estate planning vehicles that will help bring clarity to what can otherwise feel like an overwhelming subject, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the ELTC Newport Office at 418 W. Third St. in Newport, Wash. Gain a better understanding of options and a direction that makes sense for every situation. Free and open to the public; RSVP online.

18 Explore Virtual Reality. Explore the world with Google Earth VR during drop-in sessions between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Under 18 must accompany parent consent form; under 10 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. For more information, contact the Tech Desk: 208-263-6930 ext.1251.*Held every Tuesday.

18 Robotics. Explore STEAM with Lego Mindstorm robotics from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St. 208-266-1321 *Held every Tuesday.

18 MAGIC the Gathering. Teens meet in Community Room B to play the game MAGIC at 3:30 p.m. 208-263-6930 ext. 1245. *Repeats every Tuesday.

18 Parent Grief Support Group. For parents grieving the loss of a child, this monthly support group meets at 5 p.m. at Turning Leaf Counseling, 1205 Highway 2, Suite 304B. This is an ongoing, informal meeting that is open to all parents who have experienced the loss of a child at any age. These bereavement services are offered at no cost to parents who would like to receive support; grandparents are also welcome. Contact Lissa DeFreitas at 208-265-1185 for an application or more information. *Held on the third Tuesday of every month.

18 Away with Words. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a creative writing workshop for teens in the YA Reading Area from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with Beth Weber. Whether you are a poet, penner of short stories, or working on the great American novel, make your literary endeavor come to life. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 208-263-6930 ext. 1245. *Held every Tuesday.

19 KRFY Morning Show. Morning Show hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler discuss a current affairs topic. Tune in at 8 a.m.; or hear a podcast later in the day on the KRFY Podcast page. * Held every Wednesday.

19 The Noise Guy. The Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., hosts The Noise Guy at 2 p.m. He'll teach everyone how to make lots of fun noises. Check him out at Free and open to the public. 208-266-1321

19 Science Café: Local and Global Solutions for Our Planet. Join a discussion that covers the need for climate action, local, national and global solutions, and the impacts of CO2-mediating policy at 5:30 p.m. in Community Room A of the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. All sides of the discussion will be encouraged, dialoguing about climate change reality, urgency, and solutions. Presenter and moderator Dr. Gabrielle Duebendorfer is a naturopathic physician who has been concerned about the health impacts of climate change and founded the Sandpoint chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby in 2017. 208-265-2665

19 The Noise Guy. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts The Noise Guy at 6 p.m. He'll teach everyone how to make lots of fun noises. Check him out at Free and open to the public. 208-263-6930 ext. 1211

20 Alzheimer's Support Group. Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main St., hosts an Alzheimer's Support Group from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., for families, caregivers, and friends of those with Alzheimer's. Free respite care is available at the Day Break Center next door during group session with advance reservations (208-265-8127). For more information on the group, contact Jan Griffitts at 208-290-1973 or e-mail [email protected]. *Held on the first and third Thursday of each month.

20 Intro to MIG Welding. Learn proper use of a MIG welder with this class - a full introduction to MIG welding that will give you all of the basics to get started on your first project. Held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at MakerPoint Studio, C106-14 1424 N. Boyer Ave. Session is $71 ($2 city resident discount). Pre-register at 208-263-3613.

20-July 2 Intro to Nature Drawing. Fundamental elements of line, shape, contour, textures, values and perspective will be explored in classroom and outdoor settings during this class. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday, June 20-July 2 from 4-5:30 pm at Community Hall, 204 S. 1st Ave. The cost is $43/person ($5 In-City discount). Register online by June 14. 263-3613.

21 Explore Virtual Reality - Reserve Sessions. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., holds 15-minute sessions in the Virtual Reality room from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact the Tech Desk at 208-263-6930 ext.1251. *Held every Friday.

21-23 Annual Kids Grief Camp. A free camp for children in Bonner and Boundary counties who have experienced a loss will be held in Clark Fork. For more information and an application, call Lissa at 208-265-1185.

22 Library Garden Workday. The Sandpoint Library is building a new community educational garden and needs help! Everyone is welcome to show up between 8 a.m. and noon to get this project to take root! For more information, contact Mike Bauer at 208-265-2665.

22 Forest Thinning and Pruning Field Day. Local forest owners can learn how to implement thinning and pruning practices during this informative field day program, held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the University of Idaho Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, 10881 N. Boyer Rd. Pre-register by June 14; $20 fee covers a field notebook of publications and refreshments. For registration questions, contact the U of I Extension Office in Bonner County at 208-263-8511. Registration forms can also be downloaded online.

22 Babysitter's Certification Course. Class will take place in the City Hall, 1123 Lake St. from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday June 22. Class fee is $48 ($2 in-city discount); age 12 and up. Pre-register by June 7th at the Parks & Rec office in City Hall or online. Please note that this class does go over basic first aid and CPR, but does NOT include certification in CPR or First Aid. For training in CPR and First Aid contact the Sandpoint Fire Department. 208-263-3613

22 KNPS Field Trip. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation offer a field trip in place of their normal program. Spend about two hours walking in the woods with knowledgeable native plant enthusiasts identifying native plant species. Meet at Community Hall at 9:45 a.m., for carpooling to a Colburn Culver forested property. Bring water, snacks, and insect repellant. Contact Ken Thacker at [email protected].

22 Explore Virtual Reality - Reserve Sessions. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., holds 15-minute sessions in the Virtual Reality room from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the Tech Desk at 208-263-6930 ext. 1251. *Held every Saturday.

24 Intro to Wakesurfing. Sandpoint Parks and Rec partners with Action Water Sports to host intro to wakesurfing class from 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Each rider will get 20 minutes in the water per session. Instructors will go over the basics, from getting up out of the water to surface spins and airs for the advanced riders. Meet at Action Water Sports, 100 N. 1st Ave, 30 minutes before class starts. 10 - 18 years old. $30 per person ($2 city discount.) Register online by June 18. For more information call 208-263-3613

25 Wakeboarding and Waterski Class. Sandpoint Parks and Rec partners with Action Water Sports to host wakeboard and waterski class from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. for ages 10 to 18. Learn the basics of wakeboarding and waterskiing. Meet at Action Water Sports, 100 N. 1st Ave, 30 minutes before class starts. Cost is $30 per person ($2 city discount); register online by June 21. 208-263-3613

25 PFLAG Sandpoint. Meetings are held at First Presbyterian Church from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PFLAG holds a support meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, and a game night and social event on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Free and open to the public. *Held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

26 STEM in the Park. Learn about the sun and solar system and look through a solar scope, starting at 12:30 p.m. at Travers Park, 2100 Pine St. Part of the Sandpoint Library's STEM in the Park program (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math). For more information, call 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or email [email protected].

26-28 Henna Tattooing (Mehandi). Sandpoint Parks and Recreation offers a henna tattoo class from 10 a.m. to noon at Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Mehandi is instant and temporary tattooing that lasts about 14 days. The art originated in India where people would tattoo for weddings, praying, for prosperity, love, and other special occasions. Learn how to apply henna, draw patterns and shapes, and the meaning of Mehandi. Instructor Chika Orton studied for three years from Mehandi masters in India. Ages 10 to adult. Register online by June 21 or at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St. $65/person ($5 city discount). For more information, call 263-3613 or visit the website.

26 3D Printing Club. Collaborate with others and learn more from staff about 3D printing and design from 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. A few laptops will be provided or you may bring your own device. Open to all ages and skill levels. 208-263-6930 ext. 1251 *Held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. 

27 Monster Hunt with Campfireball. Part talent show, part open-mic, part multimedia, and all fun, the Monster Hunt with Campfireball starts at 6 p.m. in Lakeview Park, 901 Ontario St. (in case of rain, it moves to the Sandpoint Library's meeting room at 1407 Cedar St). For more information, call 208-263-6930 ext. 1211.

27 Wild Idaho Summer Series Part 1: Mountain Medicine. Katie Luthy from Longleaf Wilderness Medicine provides a free community workshop from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Matchwood Brewing Co., 513 Oak St., to everyone who wants to learn more about being prepared and safe in the backcountry. Whether you fish, hike, bike, backpack or hunt, this Summer Series is designed to bring together a diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts to understand their individual role in taking care of themselves and the wilderness. Partners in this series include Idaho Conservation League, Longleaf Wilderness Medicine, SOLE, and more!

27-29 Salsa Dance Intensive Workshop. Sandpoint Parks and Rec. offers a salsa dance class from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Feel the rhythm of the music, learn footwork, styling, pattern combinations, choreography, and enjoy a great connection with your dance partners. Instructor Chika Orton. Ages 12 – Adult. $65/person ($5 discount for in-city residents). Register online by June 21 or at Sandpoint Parks and Rec Office, 1123 Lake St. Call 263-3613  or visit the website for more information.

29 On-Farm Workshop: Natural Pest Control. Greentree Naturals hosts an organic gardening workshop on Natural Pest Control. In a diverse ecosystem pest populations are regulated naturally. Learn to assess pro-active control practices that minimize harm to pollinators  and beneficial insects; learn about insect identification, natural pest formulas, and plant-pest relationships for natural pest control. Learn how to make your own insect traps and natural insect sprays. Held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; cost is $25 per workshop and fee includes all materials and supplies needed. Email [email protected] or call 208-263-8957.

29 SHS Cheer Camp. Sandpoint High School Varsity Cheer holds an SHS Cheer Camp from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the SMS gym, 410 S. Division. This is an opportunity for kids ages 4 through 13 to learn about the sport of cheer and also get an invitation to join the Varsity High School team in the 4th of July Parade. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Cost is $25 and you can register online. For more information, email je[email protected] or call 619-840-4620.

29 Family Fun in the Forest. Sandpoint Parks & Rec and the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are sponsoring this program at Lakeview Park Picnic Shelter, 801 Ontario St., June 29 from 1-4 help you get the most from your hiking and camping experience. Review common and largely preventable problems encountered in outdoor activities. Brush up on safety skills with a Red Cross Wilderness 1st Aid Instructor. Bring your 1st Aid kits and learn how to update them. Learn the latest on animal encounters, lightning strikes, severe bleeding, dehydration, and hypothermia. Test your knowledge of plant and tree identification. Learn about wild critters through hands on with skulls, antlers, fur pelts and more. Free and open to all ages. For more information visit the website 

29, July 13 7B Drowning Free. Sandpoint Parks & Rec., brings you this important course on family/community water safety. After completing this presentation, participants will be able to: Recognize the importance of water safety training and swimming lessons, Describe the Circle of Drowning Prevention and the Chain of Drowning Survival, Understand the elements of water competency, explain steps to take to remain safe in, on, and around water. Presented by highly experienced, certified water safety and lifeguarding instructors. Free to the public, meet at City Beach Lifeguard shack. Register online by June 26 for session one and July 10 for session two.
Session 1: June 29 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Session 2: July 13 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

30 Afterschool Gardening. Come help the Sandpoint Library dig in the garden and plant herbs, starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Project may change depending on the weather and garden needs.

Here is what's coming up in July!

3 3D Printing Workshop. The Clark Fork Library, 601 Main St., hosts a 3D Printing Workshop from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Design your own 3D printed object, and also learn some fascinating ways 3D printers are being used. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 208-266-1321. *Held on the first Wednesday of every month.

6 Medicinal Plants of Northern Idaho. The Pend Oreille Chapter of Idaho Master Naturalists invites everyone interested to a Medicinal Plants of Northern Idaho class and field trip, led by James Flocchini, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Waterlife Discovery Center, 1591 Lakeshore Dr. in Sagle. The event is free to the public, and is followed by a potluck lunch. Bring a dish and join others with similar interests! Email [email protected] with questions.

6 Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sale. Sandpoint Library hosts the FOL Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free and open to the public, so come browse around!*Held on the first Saturday of every month.

6 Bella Note Musical Program. Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Bella Note Musical Program at 10:30 a.m. Part of a monthly series, this program features a different musical theme and is geared for families with young children. 208-263-6930. *Held on the first Saturday of the month.

8-19 Jr. Lifeguarding Class. Lifeguarding class at City Beach Monday, Wednesday and Friday July 8-19 from 9-10:30 a.m. This class will provide participants with opportunities to learn water safety and guarding basics while improving swimming ability and stroke mechanics. Junior Lifeguarding is tailored for 12-15 year olds that are both strong swimmers and comfortable in deep open water.  Shadow guarding will be scheduled with the Beach Guards at 11:30 a.m. on the last week of class. $30 class fee ($3 city discount). Register online by June 27.  

9 Bonner County Democratic Women. A representative for Reclaim Idaho will present an update during the Monthly Meeting of Bonner County Democratic Women, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Jalapenos, 314 N. Second Ave. The group will also finalize plans for the 4th of July Parade entry, and get reports on ongoing local projects. Free and open to the public; the group does not collect dues, but donations are accepted. For more information, email [email protected]. *Held on the second Tuesday of every month.

10 The Conversation. Ivano's Ristorante, 102 S. First Ave. hosts The Conversation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 208-263-1592 *Held on the second Wednesday of the month.

11 Cancer Support Group. Community Cancer Services, 1205 Highway 2 Ste. 101 B hosts a new group for anyone in Bonner and Boundary counties affected by cancer. For more information, contact Cindy Maarx at 208-255-2301 or [email protected]. *Repeats the second Thursday of every month.

12 S.O.L.E. Leave No Trace Bear Aware Workshop. Evans Brothers Coffee hosts from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All ages!  $5 donation encouraged but not required.

13 S.O.L.E. Kids Water Wizards Workshop. Evans Brothers Coffee hosts from 10 a.m. to noon. Ages 4+ years old. $5 donation encouraged but not required.

13, 19 Jr. Swim Instructor Training class. Become one of the promoters of water safety and swimming through this course of learning swim stroke mechanics, water safety awareness, child development, learning theory, lesson planning, and communications with students and parents. Participants completing this course will receive a certificate recognized by Sandpoint Parks & Recreation for those pursuing a career path in aquatics education and water safety. July 13 consists of water safety information with the 7B Drown Free class, plus in-water skills practicum. Meet at the City Beach Lifeguard Shack from 1-4:30 p.m. July 19 is classroom teaching methodologies at Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., from 2-5 p.m. 3 hours of shadow teaching to be scheduled during City Beach swim lessons. Ages 12-16. $30 class fee ($3 city discount). Registration online by July 7

15-19 Living Literature Camp. Sandpoint Parks and Rec hosts living literature camp for kids ages 6 - 10 yrs. The camp is designed to keep children engaged in learning throughout the summer; with a goal in mind to get kids excited about what they are learning. Living Literature Camp brings books to life through play, hands-on activities, and applied learning. Subjects covered over the course are geography, history, science, language arts, applied math, and character building. There will be themed crafts, activities and games each day. Each child needs to bring a sack lunch each day. Camp held at Community Hall, 204 S. 1st Ave. The camp fee is $100/session/child. Scholarships are available through the Parks & Rec office at 1123 Lake Street. Register online by July 10. Call 208-263-2613 for more information.

13 On-Farm Workshop: Harvesting the Bounty. Greentree Naturals hosts an organic gardening workshop on Harvesting the Bounty. After putting a lot of time  and effort into successfully growing your crops, you want to make sure you are harvesting at the correct time for peak flavor  and good storage. Discover techniques for harvesting optimal yields for vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and best practices for post-harvest handling to assure food safety guidelines are met. Held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; cost is $25 per workshop and fee includes all materials and supplies needed. Email [email protected] or call 208-263-8957.

26 S.O.L.E. Kids Pollinator Workshop & Plant Swap. Evans Brothers Coffee hosts from 10 a.m. to noon. Ages 4+ years old. $5 donation encouraged but not required.

26 Evans Brothers Coffee Community Spotlight Day. Selkirk Outdoor Leadership School, all day! 5% of cafe sales go to supporting SOLE's Youth Scholarship Fund.

29 On-Farm Workshop: Seed Saving. Greentree Naturals hosts an organic gardening workshop on Seed Saving. You can save vegetable, herb, and flower seeds from your garden to plant next year. Seed saving involves selecting suitable plants from which to save seed, harvesting seeds at the right time, and storing them properly over the winter. We will also discuss hand pollination, seed cleaning, and seed storage. Held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; cost is $25 per workshop and fee includes all materials and supplies needed. Email [email protected] or call 208-263-8957.

Here is what's coming up in September!

10 Geezer Forum
. Columbia Bank, 414 Church St., hosts the Geezer Forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Paul Graves. Note: This is the first forum of the season following a summer break. Geezer Forums are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, presented by Elder Advocates. Free and open to the public. 208-610-4971

15 12th Annual Patriotic Golf Scramble. The Sandpoint Elks will be hosting their 12th Annual Patriotic Golf Scramble on Sunday, September 15 starting at 9 a.m. All proceeds from this event will support Bonner & Boundary county Veterans. Sponsored by Sandpoint Elks Lodge #1376. Ticket cost is $60/player. For more information contact Linda Tatlock at 208-255-1405 or [email protected] or go online

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