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Here is what's happening in February!

11 Homeschool Program: Sandpoint Post Office Post Master. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Homeschool Program at 9 a.m. Learn about the post office and mail system; plus, make a valentine to mail to someone special. Free and open to the public.

11 BCH Hospital Auxiliary Pie Sale. Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody St. in Bonners Ferry, hosts the famous Boundary Community Hospital Auxiliary Pie Sale starting at 9 a.m. in the basement. Purchase a whole pie or by the slice. The coffee pot will be on, ready to serve! Enjoy a wide variety, from sugar-free pies and gluten-free pies, as well as favorites like lemon meringue, cream and custard, a variety of fruit, and even huckleberry pies. Come early for best selection! The sale continues until all pies are gone, usually around 2 p.m. All funds raised help support the local hospital, Boundary Community Hospital. 208-267-4851

11 Chess Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Chess Class at 4 p.m. This beginner class is for elementary school-age kids, but all are welcome!

11 The Conversation. Visual, literary, and performing artists have the means to create innovative genres that may truly transform Sandpoint into an artist community. Carol Deaner, chair of the Sandpoint Arts Commission, has clues to trigger this explosion of creative collaborations now. Be a part of The Conversation to help fill in the holes, connect the dots, and set the pace to make art explode in our community - held at Ivano's Ristorante, 102 S. First Ave., from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Conversation is a free monthly event with the intent to support our artist community by cultivating conversations on and about the creative processes for all the visual, literary, and performing artists in and around Sandpoint. Sponsored by the non-profit Creations for Sandpoint on the Cedar Street Bridge. 208-263-1592

12 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.

12 Bridging the Gap Series: Hands and Feet. New Earth Center, 521 Cedar St., hosts a Hands and Feet session as part of the Bridging the Gap Series. This short two-hour class, held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., teaches couples how to massage each other's hands and feet! Cost is $55 per couple, which includes locally made cream, oil and handouts. Entrance is in the rear of the building. NewEarthCenter.net. 208-920-1782

13 Computer Class: Basic Microsoft Word. Learn the basics of Microsoft Word including toolbars, document formatting and highlighting with this free computer class at 8:15 a.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Free and open to all; pre-registration required so sign up at Info Desk or call the Library at 208-263-6930.

13 Free Community Nature Connection Day. Twin Eagles Wilderness School holds a free Commuity Nature Connection Day from 9 a.m. until noon at Travers Park. Go on an adventure tracking wildlife or discovering the secrets of fire, drink wild edible tea, and share stories of the land.

13 AHWF Wildlife Presentation. The American Heritage Wildlife Foundation holds a powerpoint lecture presentation offering educational information about our native neighbors - the wildlife species we share the land with. These informative lectures take place the second Saturday of the month at the Clark Fork Library at 2 p.m., and also on the last Wednesday of the month at the Fellowship Hall of the Clark Fork Methodist Church at 5 p.m. Free and open to all; AHWF is grateful for any donations. Door prizes may be available!

14 Vegetarian Community Potluck and Presentation. Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave., hosts a Free Vegetarian Community Potluck and Feel Good Presentation by Cindy Aase. All are welcome to attend; please bring a vegan or vegetarian dish to share with others, copies of your recipe, and your own plate and utensils. The group sets up at 4:30 p.m., dining begins promptly at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation starts at 6 p.m. This month's program concerns the remarkable advancement in helping animals who have been injured, and is family-friendly viewing. Free admission; sponsored by Sandpoint Vegetarians. 208-265-5412

15 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

16 KRFY Morning Show. Topics of interest at 8 a.m. on 88.5 FM KRFY Radio. Podcast available afterwards at KRFY.org.

16 Bonner County Republican Women Meeting. Sandpoint Community Hall, 215 S. First Ave., hosts the Bonner County Republican Women Inc. meeting. Social time with refreshments will be from 10:15 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., followed by a presentation by Sam Wolkenhauer, economist for the Idaho Department of Labor, on "The New Economy: Identifying Permanent Changes in America's Economy." Among the topics covered are the long-lasting effect of structural changes which have occurred in the economy of Bonner County and North Idaho during the last seven years on business practices and demographics, and how labor statistics are compiled and reported. Time will be allocated for a question-and-answer period. A $5 fee is charged, which covers refreshments and room rental. RSVP to BCRWinc.com or call 208-946-0510.

16 Mother Goose. The Sandpoint 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.

16 Preschool Storytime. The Sandpoint 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.

16 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.

16 Clark Fork Make It at The Library. East Bonner County Library's Clark Fork Branch, 601 Main St., hosts a Make It event from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Kids will make a variety of age-appropriate crafts.

16 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.

16 Parent/Grandparent Grief Group. Bonner General Health Community Hospice hosts a Parent and Grandparent Grief Group, which meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the classroom at Bonner General Health, 520 N. Third Ave. A free community service, the support group is for parents and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child or grandchild. 208-265-1185

17 Preschool Yoga. Connect with your child through touch and gentle stretch during this beginner class with Noelle Zmuda at 10 a.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Open to ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Preregistration required; contact Suzanne at 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or e-mail suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

17 Crafternoon. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Crafternoon event at 2 p.m.! Free and open to the public.

17 Lego Club. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Lego Club meeting at 2 p.m. Create with Legos is the "e" and the "a" in S.T.E.A.M. education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Open Lego play is just plain fun! Children ages 3-12 and parents welcome. Held the first and third Wednesdays of every month.

17 Medieval Costumes for Kids. Make your own costume for the upcoming Medieval Demonstration family program coming up at the Sandpoint Library on Feb. 27. Costume event will be held at 3:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

17 Intro to 3D Design Using Sketchup Make. If you're new to 3D design, this class can show you how to use Sketchup Make (free download and use at home) to create 3D designs that can be printed in 3D, used for layout and even custom laser cut items. You'll be taken through building a 3D design for exporting to a laser cutter or CNC machine and given the opportunity to do the design yourself. Walk away feeling much more comfortable with 3D design using this program. Class is held at MakerPoint Studio, C106-14, 1424 N. Boyer Ave. Pre-register by Feb. 15 at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St. $61 fee (City residents receive $2 discount). 208-263-3613

18 Adult Grief Support Group. Bonner General Health Community Hospice hosts an Adult Grief Support Group, which meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month in the classroom at Bonner General Health, 520 N. Third Ave. For more information on this free community service, call 208-265-1179.

18 PFLAG Meeting. The Sandpoint Chapter of PFLAG holds a monthly meeting (every third Thursday of the month) from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church St. 208-718-2388

18 Magic Show. A free magic show will be held at 6 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Free and open to the public.

19 Cosplay Workshop: Construction II. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Cosplay Workshop: Construction II at 3:10 p.m. Make professional accessories and cosplay garments with guidance from an experienced DIY cosplayer. BYO supplies; some basic supplies will be provided. A new creative theme will be developed each time. This free workshop is for teens and young adults.

19 Bonner Community Hospice Volunteer Training (Application Deadline). Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Be a member of the Bonner General Health Community Hospice Team. A volunteer training session will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 29 through April 18. Expand your awareness, grow through giving, and bring compassion and comfort to neighbors. For information and an application, contact Lisa DeFreitas at 208-265-1185 or e-mail lissa.defreitas@bonnergeneral.org. Application deadline is Feb. 19.

20 Sailboat Cruising Workshop. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation and the Sandpoint Sailing Association combine to offer a free Saturday Sailing Workshop on Sailboat Cruising. This workshop includes valuable information for anyone interested in sailing, and provides a great way to get involved in the local sailing community during winter. No pre-registration is required. Held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 First Ave. Curriculum will include sailing destinations on Lake Pend Oreille, how to prepare your gear and your boat, and give lots of practical advice on having fun while sailing. Open to the public, adults and youth at least 10 years old. Visit the Sandpoint Sailing Association website for more information or call Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 208-263-3613.

20 Native Heritage Film Series: Bounty at the River's Edge. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts the Native Heritage Film Series presented by Idaho Mythweavers. Two screenings, at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., of the cooking documentary "Bounty at the River's Edge" will be followed by Q&A session with Idaho Mythweaver Director Jane Fritz. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

22 Cooking for Kids Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Cooking for Kids Class at 3:30 p.m. Open to kids in grades 3 through 5. Pre-register by calling 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or e-mail suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

22 Parenting Class: Talk So Kids Will Listen. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a parenting class at 6 p.m. Josh and Maize Trempert will lead a discussion with tips on getting your young children to listen the first time. Free and open to the public.

23 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.

23 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.

24 Crafternoon: Quills & Folds. Make eloquent paper crafts during Crafternoon at 2 p.m. in the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Free and open to the public.

24 AHWF Wildlife Presentation. The American Heritage Wildlife Foundation holds a powerpoint lecture presentation offering educational information about our native neighbors - the wildlife species we share the land with. These informative lectures take place the second Saturday of the month at the Clark Fork Library at 2 p.m., and also on the last Wednesday of the month at the Fellowship Hall of the Clark Fork Methodist Church at 5 p.m. Free and open to all; AHWF is grateful for any donations. Door prizes may be available!

24 Wrangling Words Writers' Program: Personal or Professional Writer. Join Charli Mills for a monthly flash fiction writing activity followed by a brief presentation during the Wrangling Words Writers' Program from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Meet other writers, explore craft, and learn how to develop your own path as a writer. Meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Charli Mills at 208-627-6056.

25 3D Printing Workshop for Adults. The Sandpoint Libary, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a 3D Printing Workshop at 5 p.m. This free introductory class is open to the public, but pre-registration is required by calling 208-263-6930.

27 Computer Class: Basic Computers. The Sandpoint Libary, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Computer Class at 8:15 a.m. The class is an introduction to using a mouse, keyboard and basic functions. Pre-registration required by calling 208-263-6930.

27 Native Plants: Keeping Our Water Clean. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation present "Native Plants - Keeping Our Water Clean" from 9:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall. Molly McCahon of the Bonner Soil and Water Conservation District will speak on the many ways native plants benefit water quality and what resources are available to private landowners for the benefit of water quality on or near their property. Free admission, public welcome. Sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. NativePlantSociety.org.

27 Empire Medieval Society's Medieval Demonstration. Witness medieval warriors do battle, see demonstrations of forging metals, wear chainmail, plus look at displays of medieval arts and crafts during an event from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Free family fun! 208-263-6930

29 Cooking for Kids Class. The Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St., hosts a Cooking For Kids Class at 3:30 p.m. Open to kids in grades 3 through 5, the class is free but pre-registration is required by calling 208-263-6930 ext. 1211 or e-mail suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

Here is what's coming up in March!

8 Idaho Primary Election. Idaho holds a primary election for the Republican Party Presidential Nominee, and the Constitution Party Presidential Nominee. No other candidates will be on the March 8 election. To learn more, visit the Sandpoint Online Election Central page.

9 Finding Our Ancestors, Part 2: Filling Gaps in Generation Charts and Descendants. Sandpoint Family History Center, 602 Schweitzer Cut-off Rd., holds a class from 11 a.m. until noon. Free and open to the public. 208-610-1466

10-24 Pilot Ground School. Granite Aviation, 1101 Airport Way, hosts Pilot Ground School on Thursdays and Saturdays, March 10-24. There are five class sessions and includes one introductory flight lesson in our training aircraft, one pilot log book, and one FAR/AIM Regulation manual. This is a a great way to get started on your private pilot license! Cost is $350; sponsored by Granite Aviation. 208-263-9102

12 AHWF Wildlife Presentation. The American Heritage Wildlife Foundation holds a powerpoint lecture presentation offering educational information about our native neighbors - the wildlife species we share the land with. These informative lectures take place the second Saturday of the month at the Clark Fork Library at 2 p.m., and also on the last Wednesday of the month at the Fellowship Hall of the Clark Fork Methodist Church at 5 p.m. Free and open to all; AHWF is grateful for any donations. Door prizes may be available!
 
14 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.

22 Democratic Caucus. The Democratic Caucus, run by the Democrat Central Party, will be held in the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m. for check-in, and will close promptly at 6 p.m. for the Caucus to begin. For questions about the Caucus, e-mail the Democrat Central Party at bcdgoudems@gmail.com. Learn more on the Sandpoint Online Election Central page.

26 Identification and Uses of Grasses in N. Idaho. The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation present Identification and Uses of Grasses of North Idaho, from 9:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall. Ken Thacker will discuss North Idaho's native grasses. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. For more information, visit NativePlantSociety.org.

30 AHWF Wildlife Presentation. The American Heritage Wildlife Foundation holds a powerpoint lecture presentation offering educational information about our native neighbors - the wildlife species we share the land with. These informative lectures take place the second Saturday of the month at the Clark Fork Library at 2 p.m., and also on the last Wednesday of the month at the Fellowship Hall of the Clark Fork Methodist Church at 5 p.m. Free and open to all; AHWF is grateful for any donations. Door prizes may be available!

Here is what's coming up in April!

2 AHWF Wildlife Presentation. The American Heritage Wildlife Foundation holds a powerpoint lecture presentation offering educational information about our native neighbors - the wildlife species we share the land with. These informative lectures take place the second Saturday of the month at the Clark Fork Library at 2 p.m., and also on the last Wednesday of the month at the Fellowship Hall of the Clark Fork Methodist Church at 5 p.m. Free and open to all; AHWF is grateful for any donations. Door prizes may be available!

9 Beginner Quilting Class. The Panhandler Piecemakers Quilt Guild is holding a Beginner Quilting Class from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 526 S. Olive. This is a beginner's introduction to quilt making, and participants do not need to be members. Fee is $10; advance registration is required by calling Carol Beber at 208-263-7184.

27 AHWF Wildlife Presentation. The American Heritage Wildlife Foundation holds a powerpoint lecture presentation offering educational information about our native neighbors - the wildlife species we share the land with. These informative lectures take place the second Saturday of the month at the Clark Fork Library at 2 p.m., and also on the last Wednesday of the month at the Fellowship Hall of the Clark Fork Methodist Church at 5 p.m. Free and open to all; AHWF is grateful for any donations. Door prizes may be available!

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