Sandpoint High Fall 2016
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FSPW Summer Hike Series :: Aug. 26-Sept. 24
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness presents the summer hike series. All are welcome to join in one of FSPW's organized hikes and see first-hand why the Scotchmans deserve the protection of wilderness designation. Group size is limited and registration is required. Visit ScotchmanPeaks.org to sign up.
- Aug. 26: Community Kids Hike – Big Eddy Trail #999
- Aug. 27: East Fork Peak
- Sept. 24: Mary's Mystery Hike
ICL Summer Outing :: Aug. 27
Idaho Conservation League hosts a variety of summer outings. RSVP is required by e-mailing Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-265-9565. More details will be provided when you register.
Aug. 27: Clark Fork Delta Paddle. Join volunteer Kathy Cousins on an adventure into the beautiful Clark Fork River Delta at 9:30 a.m. Paddlers can expect to see a wide range of wildlife and stunning scenery on this fun exploration. This is only a half-day trip, but paddlers are welcome to keep exploring around the delta on their own time after a lunch on one of the islands in the delta.
Note: Kayakers must provide their own kayaks, life vests and whistles. Also bring lunch, snacks, sunscreen, sunhat and plenty of water. Remember to pick up the 2016 aquatic species sticker and post it on your kayak. The sticker can be purchased online, at an Idaho State Park, or selected vendors.
Waterfowl Hunter's Workshop :: Sept. 17
Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, 287 Westside Rd. in Bonners Ferry, hosts a Waterfowl Hunter's Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Sept. 17. The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about waterfowl hunting. No prior experience is necessary. Topics include waterfowl calling, retriever demonstrations, decoy placement, ammo, waterfowl identification, and more. Cost is $15 and includes lunch, coffee, and snacks. Lots of free door prizes. Space is limited to 30 participants, so don't delay - sign up today! Registration and pre-payment is required. For more information, contact the Refuge at 208-267-3888. Sponsored by Far North Outfitters, North 40 Outfitters, Cheri's Taxidermy, and Friends of Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge.
Ultimate Frisbee :: Summer/Fall 2016
Enjoy the fast-moving, fun, non-contact, Olympic-grade sport of Ultimate Frisbee -- arrive between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. every Monday and Thursday, now through late fall, at Great Northern Field off Lincoln Street. Teens and adults welcome!
Yoga, Dancing, Fitness and Wellness
Hope Health Fitness Class. The Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Health Fitness Classes with Mike Ehredt every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please call Mike at 208-360-9647 for more information, or to sign up for the class. Cost is $5 per session.
Zumba classes. Zumba is a Latin-dance based fitness class that is fun and highly aerobic (but non-impact). Choose from two class days: Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., or Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Classes are held at the InBody Pilates Studio; 208-290-2600. 66210.zumba.com.
International Folk Dance for Seniors. Luther Park, 510 S. Olive St., hosts classes on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend, and class fee is $5.
Mindful Yoga. Every Monday and Thursday from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church St. Deep, mindful yoga weaving dharana and pranayama throughout the sadhana with Maria Alberg. 208-263-2084
Pranic Healing Clinic. The Gardenia Center hosts a free Pranic Healing Class upstairs in the library at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month with one of the following practitioners: Teri McDonald, Mesha Edwards, Gloria Waterhouse or Kelly Navaro.
Yoga Class. Sandpoint Yoga Studio, 1309 Ponderosa Dr., Ste. 202, offers a free yoga class every month. Aimed to help melt away stress, all levels and ages are welcome. Donations go to a charitable lottery.
Laoshi Mark Duffner is a certified Tai Chi instructor and self-avowed Tai Chi geek. Duffner will be sharing his enthusiasm for the Tai Chi arts at the Black Bear Martial Arts Center, 114 N. Boyer. Drop-in classes are $10, and will be offered Mondays from noon to 1 p.m., and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Classes will include instruction on basic Tai Chi and Qigong forms and principles. Advanced students will receive training to an increasing level of depth and complexity in accordance with their readiness and willingness to learn more. To register or for more information, contact Black Bear Martial Arts Center directly at 208-255-1111.
S.T.E.P. Training Centre
S.T.E.P. (Seeking To Encourage People) is a non-profit gymnastics and sports training center, offering gymnastics for all abilities and ages. S.T.E.P. Training Centre is the 2014 Xcel Program of the Year in Idaho, as well as a top 3 finisher at the 2014 Idaho State championships. S.T.E.P. has many classes, clinics, and camps throughout the year.
- Classes run Monday-Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (times vary by day)
- Fees begin at $40 per month (scholarship programs are available)
Program offerings include:
- Summer Camp
- Summer Clinics
- Competitive dance,tumbling training
- Preschool and introductory classes
- Circus arts classes
- Corporate/Event silk perfomances
- Aerial awareness
- Competitive team levels
- Open Gym
For more information, call 208-290-4513 or e-mail email@example.com. Located at 101 McGhee Rd.
Area Golf Courses
Elks Golf Club. This nine-hole course is closest to town, just outside the Sandpoint city limits off Highway 200 East. 208-263-4321. GolfSandpointElks.com.
StoneRidge Golf. Located about 40 minutes southwest of Sandpoint off Highway 41 in Blanchard, StoneRidge has 19 holes on a scenic course with a par-72 layout. StoneRidge hosts a variety of specialty events; for a current schedule call 208-437-4653, or visit StoneRidgeIdaho.com.
Priest Lake Golf Course. Par-72, 6,500-yard course is located at 152 Fairway Dr. in Priest Lake amidst mountains, forests and wetlands on the west side of Priest Lake. Call 208-443-2525 or visit PriestLakeGolfCourse.com.
Youth Sports Jersey Recycling Program
Have your kids grown out of their red and white youth league jerseys? Sandpoint Parks and Rec. is looking for laundered, gently used Youth Sports Jerseys. You can put those jerseys to great use by donating them back to Parks and Rec.
Each year Sandpoint's Recreation department gives out approximately $2,000 in scholarships to youth programs, generously donated by various organizations. That money covers jersey costs as well as program fees - unless we have previously used, donated jerseys we can offer those who can't afford to purchase them. Keep more money in our scholarship fund for kids to access for recreation program fees by donating jerseys back to us when your children finish the youth leagues.
- Drop off your jerseys during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Sandpoint Parks and Rec, 1123 Lake St. in City Hall. We appreciate your help!
For more information, please call Sandpoint Parks and Recreation at 263-3613.
Children's Intro to Taekwondo, Karate
and Self Defense :: April 12
Sandpoint Taekwondo offers children ages 5 to 14 an introductory session to Taekwondo, Karate, and Self Defense. Session will teach basic self-defense skills and highlight the importance of self-discipline and character building in a child-friendly setting.
Session fee is $49 ($2 City discount), and includes a uniform and 2 weeks of lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning April 12, 2016, from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each session will meet at Sandpoint Taekwondo, 218 Main St., in downtown Sandpoint.
For more information, contact Sandpoint Taekwondo at 208-610-2577 or visit SandpointKarate.com. Pre-register at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St.